Over the last 6 months I’ve been experimenting with cooking things way outside my usual area of experience. This is partially because I’ve been making changes and experimenting with my general diet and it’s forced me to really assess how each thing I eat affects me. For example, I’ve identified gluten as a serious problem and the longer I go without ingesting any, the more obvious the result is when I do.
This week I made something I’ve never made before, pulled pork! I’ve only ever had it at a couple of Southern American BBQ themed places in town (Hey locals, try The Smoke it’s amazing) I followed the recipe from here and slow cooked the crap outta this pork. I’m using my Grandma’s old crockpot and it’s smaller than standard modern ones, the whole thing only just fit, I had to cut the pork shoulder down a bit and then place three smaller pieces in the top around the main roast. It filled the house with a wonderful spicy smell. I couldn’t locate any chipotle powder in Brisbane and believe me, I looked all over town. So instead I used “mexican chilli powder" (which doesnt say anywhere what kind of chillis it contains) and added some liquid smoke.
Here is a collection of other meals I’m pretty proud of making lately
Zucchini “spaghetti” and mushrooms
Banana ice cream
Perfectly cooked grass-fed steak with mixed mushrooms and stir fried veggies
Cold Avocado and Crab Soup
Dry Steak Rub with Avocado Salsa and Chopped Broccoli Salad