Mild Curry Seasoning Rub

I wanted a nice salad for dinner last night. Basically I wanted something light and not so heavy for a meal and a salad sounded great for what I wanted. Of course I added shrimp and wanted a nice kick so I made a curry rub to season the shrimp with. Yep, my salad was perfect and the kids said they LOVED it as well!

Curry Shrimp Salad

Anyhow, all you want to do is sprinkle this rub onto shrimp, chicken or pork five minutes before grilling or sauteing to maximize your flavors and then go from there!!

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Gluten Free Boneless Pork Chops with Apple Chutney

Boneless Pork Chops with Apple Chutney

Last night I was headed out to a Bridal Shower with my mother and daughter but before I left I made sure the boys and my father had dinner. My mom had bought boneless pork chops so I grab the package out of the fridge and started to make an apple chutney to top the chops with.

I hope they appreciated the work I put into dinner that night cause Lord knows they would had eaten cereal otherwise, LOL.

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Gluten Free Filipino Lumpias made with rice wrappers

Gluten Free Lumpia made with Rice Wrappers

I use to make Lumpia (Filipino Egg Rolls) A LOT years ago before my kids and I were diagnosed gluten intolerant. Then once we were diagnosed I stopped making them all together. Then the other day I thought what if I made them with the rice wrappers instead.

It was a little more work, but definitely worth it. Make them in advance since they hold a lot of water and basically will fry better if you let them dry out first. And of course you don’t want much of the water content in the sizzling oil when trying to fry them.

Many of my best friends growing up were Filipino and going to their homes for dinner was just wonderful. And having Lumpias was definitely a treat!

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Crockpot Pork Stew served over Mashed Potatoes

Yesterday was going to be my late night. My daughter joined Girl Scouts and her meetings run til 6:30 and it was easier for me to throw dinner together in the crockpot then have to make supper as soon as we got home. I am sure the husband and kids appreciated that logic — And it was COLD outside, too, so the warm stew was perfect to warm us up!

I originally was going to make a Beef Stew, but when I was looking for a package of Beef in the deep freezer, I noticed a package of the thin pork chops was punctured and decided to use that instead.

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Gluten Free Pork Mozzarella

I was craving what all I can say is Chicken Parmigiana, but of course I can’t have chicken and well I was all out of parmesan cheese. Regardless of my predicament I decided I was going to make something similar. I was defrosting a pork shoulder roast, sliced it up into 7 steaks and began the process of making a Gluten Free Pork Mozzarella. My Italian grandmother (rest in peace) would be proud of my off the cuff Italian dinner tonight.

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Fried Pork

Originally written on June 25, 2014

We bought pork in bulk at Costco and put large sections of the pork in freezer Ziploc Bags for easy access and then froze in our deep freezer. I pulled a frozen bag out this evening and sliced the chunk of meat into 6 thick slices. Breaded the slices and fried them up in coconut oil.

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Fried Pork and Mashed Potatoes 

Ingredients:
Pork
Hodgson Mill, Inc. Gluten Free Seasoned Coating Mix(breading)
eggs
Oil – I used Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil

Melt coconut oil in a deep skillet until it comes about 1-inch up the side of the pan.

Take out two shallow dishes like pie dishes – In one dish beat eggs. The other fill with GF Seasoned Coating Mix.

Coat pork in egg mixture, transfer to other plate and dredge through coating mix until coated. Fry pork until golden, about 6-7 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel to drain. (Keep pork chops in a warm oven if cooking all at once is not possible.)

Pork Kabobs with a Spicy Peach BBQ Sauce

Originally written on July 1, 2014

Although I normally reserve pork shoulder for low and slow cooking preparations, it’s also fantastic grilled.

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10 Servings:

Pork Kabobs

1 small red onion, roughly chopped
2 Tbsp Sesame Oil
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
3 tablespoons of fish sauce
2 tablespoons apple juice
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 garlic cloves, minced
freshly ground pepper
3 pound pork shoulder roast, cut into 1½ inch cubes
1/2 cup peach preserve

Spicy Peach BBQ Sauce

2/3 cup peach preserves
½ red onion
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 tsp sriracha (or more depending on how spicy you want the sauce)
½ cup coconut oil, melted
2 tablespoon tomato paste
1-½ tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoons fish sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon minced ginger
Freshly ground black pepper

Here’s how to make the pork kabobs:

First, make the marinade for the kabobs by pureeing together the onions, sesame oil, coconut oil, fish sauce, apple juice, tomato paste, garlic, peach preserve and freshly ground black pepper in a high speed blender or food processor until smooth.

Grab your pork shoulder and cut it into uniform 1½-inch cubes.

Place the cubes in a large storage container and pour the marinade over the pork.

Make sure the pork is well-coated before covering the container and storing it in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

BBQ Sauce

Toss the peach preserve, onion, sriracha sauce, coconut oil, tomato paste, rice wine vinegar, fish sauce, garlic, ginger, and a few grinds of freshly ground black pepper into a high speed blender or food processor.

Pour the sauce into a saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat.

Lower the temperature to medium low and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. The sauce will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Last step: grilling the skewers!

Heat the grill to medium high.

Thread five to six pieces of pork on each skewer.

Grill the skewers for about 10 minutes… …until cooked through.…turning every couple of minutes and lathering in the Peach BBQ Sauce.

Rest the pork for 5 minutes before digging in.

adapted from http://nomnompaleo.com/

Shredded BBQ Pork

Originally Written on July 14, 2014

Shredded BBQ Pork

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So after camping for 3 nights I really wasn’t in the mood to make dinner. So I went to the freezer and took out a Ziploc of the BBQ Pork my husband cooked up last week.

With the pork I made Pulled BBQ Pork with homemade gluten free buns and a side of BBQ chips!

I warmed up the pork in a large pot with Kinders BBQ sauce on low for about 30 minutes until the meat was soft and shredded.

To serve, spoon the pulled pork mixture onto the bottom half of each hamburger bun.

Barbecue Pork Ribs

Originally written on August 30, 2014

Ribs

So this weekend usually markes our local rib cook-off. While it is wonderful and we attended for many years, it just isn’t all that affordable. And since my husband makes way better ribs anyhow we decided to make our own. We threw 3 slabs of st louis pork ribs from Costco on the Traeger Pellet Grills. Of course 3 slabs are too many for a family of 5, however, we will have a slab and a half for leftovers, which is fine by me!

My husband, Josh, slathered the ribs with Kinders BBQ Brown Sugar Rub, then we smoked the ribs for 3 hrs on the Traeger with Hickory flavored Pellets. Later we cooked the ribs for 2 hrs at 225º F. What we had was a nice crisp outside with a juicy inside. It was way worth the wait!