Friday, February 27, 2015

Barbacoa with beans and rice

Basically followed the recipe.  Except used real Coke instead of Coke zero.  It was really good.  Fairly easy crock pot action.

For the Marinade:

    2.5 lbs pork loin roast, all fat trimmed
    salt and pepper
    garlic powder
    6 oz Coke zero
    1/4 cup brown sugar (unpacked)
    1/4 cup water

Step 2

    8 oz Coke zero
    6 oz can sliced green chilies
    8 oz tomato sauce
    1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce
    1/8 tsp garlic powder
    1/8 tsp cumin
    1/8 tsp chipotle chili powder (to taste)
    salt and pepper to taste
    1/3 cup brown sugar (unpacked)


Season pork with salt, pepper and garlic powder and place in the crock pot. Add 6 oz of coke and 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Marinate refrigerated for a few hours or overnight turning meat at least once while marinating.

Remove crock from refrigerator, add water, and cook on high for about 3-4 hours (or until it shreds easily). Remove pork from crock pot and discard any liquid left in the pot. Shred pork with two forks.

Step two: In the crock pot, combine 8 oz coke, green chilies, tomato sauce, chipotle chile, garlic powder, cumin, chipotle chili powder and remaining brown sugar.

Put shredded pork back in the crock pot and combine with sauce. Adjust salt and pepper to taste, cover and cook on high 1-1/2 hours more.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Salmon Burgers

Good salmon burgers.  Probably with a salad and other stuff.

Red Lentil Soup

Jamie Oliver, pg 137.  Pretty standard deliciousness for lunch.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Carne Asada Tacos

Taco Friday!  Carne from Marczyks I think.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Red Sauce Pasta

Made a fairly standard pasta with our red sauce.  Caesar.  Yum.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Chili Con Carne

Jamie Oliver, pg 172.  We did not brown the beef beforehand this time, but we did use an extra can (well, box really) of kidney beans.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Cazuelitas de Queso y Rajas

Yea yea yea, so we made these last year for valentines day too.  But they're just soooo good.  Pg 186 in Rick Bayless.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Sesame Soy Salmon

One pot, pg 54.  Turned out pretty good, although I thought the avocados were not quite as good this time for some reason.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Felafel (or is it Falafel)

Moosewood, pg 116.  This is a pretty tasty recipe.  Made pita sandwiches with hommus, cucumber and feta.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Chicken Cacciatore Stoup

Rachel ray, pg 61, recipe #68.  Haven't made this in a while.  It's pretty tasty.  Mushrooms, bell pepper, celery, chicken of course.

Of course you have to serve it with crusty bread and vino.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Baked Salmon and Veggies

Roasted some potatoes and green beans in the oven, then baked some wildtree-seasoned salmon.  Pretty good.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Festive Black Bean Chili

Moosewood lowfat, pg 161.  Black beans, corn, jar of salsa.  Pretty easy and it turned out really well.