Slow Cooker Teriyaki Pineapple Pork

teriyaki pineapple pork

Growing up, there was a family I knew that had Hawaiian roots.  Every so often they would put on full blown Luau parties with entertainment and food.  They had groups of boys that would perform Haka (Maori war dance) as well as playing out combat scenes.  These events were a staple of my childhood. When… 

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Garlicky Pork Chops

garlicky pork chops

Imagine a beautifully marinated boneless pork chop being grilled on the BBQ and then smothered in grilled onions and peppers for dinner tonight.  Packed with garlic, good olive oil and flavorful herbs, this recipe will light up your dinner table and quickly become a favorite go to recipe for pork chops. This marinade is sort… 

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Slow Cooker Char Siu {Chinese BBQ Pulled Pork}


Two of my favorites, pulled pork and any kind of Asian food…in one dish. Yeah, I’m in love. Especially since traditional pulled pork can be pretty fatty and this absolutely isn’t. So I can eat it guilt free. YESSSS. This flavorful pork (char siu), after eight hours in the slow cooker, absolutely falls apart and… 

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Easy Cutlets with Pan Sauce

cutlets with pan sauce

One of my family’s favorite weeknight dishes is chicken or pork cutlets with a simple pan sauce. So many cooks finish the sauce with butter or cream to thicken it, but I’ve found that simply reducing the sauce is really all you need to do, making the dish so much healthier. When I make chicken… 

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{Slow Cooker} Spicy Pulled Pork Tostadas with Lime Cumin Slaw

pork tostadas

I’m not even joking, this spicy pulled pork is incredible. I thought I was a barbeque pulled pork girl, but I’m going to have to convert. You might be thinking – pulled pork – on a diet website? I know. It sounds crazy. But pork can be lean, especially if you give it a good… 

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Crock Pot Savory Asian Meatballs

crockpot meatballs

These Asian-inspired meatballs combine a traditional meatball, with scallions, ginger, and Chinese five-spice powder. This recipe is truly hearty, perfect for cooler evenings. I prefer to use the leanest ground meats I can find, but I’ve also found that fattier varieties sometimes cook a little better, so the choice is really up to you. For… 

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Hatch Green Chile and Pork Stew

green hatch chile

I love this time of year in Central Texas when the grocery stores are filled with everything “Hatch”…that’s Hatch green chiles from Hatch, New Mexico.  My local store has Hatch peppers in sausage, burgers, cheese, dips, chips, hot or mild roasted, you name it. Today I picked up a large container of freshly roasted Hatch… 

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Simple Pepper & Sausage Skewers

Your favorite lean sausage makes a scrumptious addition to traditional pepper skewers. Serve these sausage skewers at your next backyard BBQ, or serve them with a salad and fruit for a quick weeknight meal! I have to admit that the idea for these skewers came to me while Tim and I were shopping at our… 

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