Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Paleo Pork Carnitas with Spanish Cauliflower Rice
Mi Amiga, Katie, was kind enough to share her pork carnitas recipe with me!!! It is so delicious and wonderfully paleo! I decided to create a spanish cauliflower rice recipe to accompany it! Muchas gracias, Katie. We loved this dinner, almost as much as I loved doing deadlifts with you today!
...Get your crock pot out!
Pork Carnitas Recipe:
about 1 tsp of each spice:
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 bay leaves
1-1/2 C low sodium chicken broth
Trim pork of as much fat as possible. Cut into pieces, and season with spices. Brown meat in olive oil. In crock pot, put 1-1/2 C chicken stock, and the two bay leaves. Add pork and cook on low for 6+ hours! YUM... Shred pork before serving.
Cauliflower Spanish Rice:
1 head cauliflower
1 tsp. olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
1 small green bell pepper, finely chopped
3 T cilantro, chopped
2 T tomato paste (no added salt)
1 T water
1 4oz. can diced green chilies
Rice the cauliflower in a food processor, set aside in a microwavable bowl. In a saute pan, heat olive oil and saute onions, garlic and bell pepper. When onions are translucent, add tomato paste and green chilies and Tbsp. water. Turn heat down low and add cilanto... and maybe a little salt and pepper to taste (optional). Mixture will be slightly paste-like. Add to cauliflower, mix well, and heat in microwave for about 5 minutes (covered) and about 80% power.
Serve with Carnitas and a side salad! Very very tasty! Hope you enjoy! :-)
** NEW Paleo-Zone Challenge starting MARCH 1ST!!!! Get your fitness ON by summertime!!! Introductory meeting and sign ups, Sunday, February 28th at 12:30!
Before picture (women, jog bra and shorts; men, shorts)
1. "Jackie" (1000m row, 50 thrusters [33/45], 30 pull-ups)
2. Run OR Row for time.
3. Deadlift, one rep max
You will have 1 week to complete these 3 physical requirements. You may chose the Zone diet, Paleo diet, or a Paleo-Zone combination. This challenge is for 3 months! At the end of the 3 month period, you will be required to repeat the initial challenge requirements (weight, pictures, and WODs).
This is an incredible way to improve your personal bests in the gym, get prescribed on wods, lose some weight, increase muscle, get stronger, get a handle on health and eating habits, get more energy, and simply "feel better"!!! Not to mention, winner gets the pot! $$$$
Winner will be the one who showed MOST physical change AND MOST performance gains in the gym!
See you FEBRUARY 28TH @ 12:30!!!