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 Pork Cacciatore
  • Time: 5-6 hours
  • Complexity: easy

Pork Cacciatore

Here is another amazing (if I may say so myself) one-pot Paleo Italian recipe!  OMG OMG OMG is all everyone was saying after each bite!  This is why I love to cook and entertain. We normally grill when we have company at the lake but I wanted to just relax in the sun with my girlfriend Pam and let the oven do the cooking.  What a big hit!  I served with sauteé spinach.

Cindy's Note: I used boneless pork shoulder and they came in 3 pound packages.   I picked up 2 because it really is better the next day!

To prepare on you BGE - Heat your grill to a medium temperature and set the covered pan in the center for 2 hours!

5 ingredient Pulled Pork
  • Time: 6 hours
  • Complexity: easy

5 ingredient Pulled Pork

I need to thank Vinny from the meat department at Shop Rite, E. Hartford for the perfect pieces of pork shoulder fort his recipe and for my segment on Better Connecticut.  You are the best Vinny!  

I love making a simple pork shoulder and using it for several recipes!  I created this recipe for my Cook Once Meals or Week cooking segment for Better Connecticut.  

We are cooking this in the oven but you can use this same recipe in your slow cooker for 7-8 hours on medium.  

 

Apple Spiced Pork Tenderloin
  • Complexity: medium

Apple Spiced Pork Tenderloin

My apple spiced pork tenderloin gained many smiles at home. The house smelled like cinnamon and apples. This meal pulled together so well and it is a great Paleo Recipe and Gluten Free. You can enjoy this with any fall sides. I made a apple and chestnut stuffing that was the perfect paring! Enjoy

 

BBQ Pulled Pork – Pork Tenderloin
  • Complexity: medium

BBQ Pulled Pork – Pork Tenderloin

I have a couple of pulled pork recipes you can look at Slow Cooker Italian Pulled Porkand Cajun Pulled Pork which are both popular at our house.

During the summer months we move up to our lake house and it is when I clean out my refrigerator and freezer. I found a 5 pound pork loin tenderloin and brought it to the lake and decided to use it. I wanted something easy so we can enjoy the lake but serve a fabulous dinner!

I always use pork shoulder and was nervous but went for it. This is what I did and everyone enjoyed.. It was so good. I even made a coleslaw with only 4 ingredients! check it out…

You can make the BBQ a paleo recipe by omitting the brown sugar!

Best Pan Seared Pork Chops
  • Time: 30 minutes (or 2+ hours)
  • Complexity: easy

Best Pan Seared Pork Chops

These pork chops were simply amazing.  Using my Cast Iron pan was perfect for our dinner.  Get it really hot to sear the chops then the oven will do the rest.  I did let the pork chops marinade for a few hours in the refrigerator seasoned with salt, pepper, fresh rosemary and thyme from my garden then olive oil.  

I made these for 3 of us!  I used the Center Cut Pork Chop Loin but you can use any cut for this recipe.

Enjoy xo

 

Best Ribs Ever on the EGG®
  • Time: 8 hours or more
  • Complexity: easy

Best Ribs Ever on the EGG®

Before I begin let me just say for the record. Bone Suckin' Sauce reached out to me and asked if I would test out their products.  We said sure since we love to BBQ on our Big Green Egg.  We have made a few different recipes using their products and we just LOVE their products.  

These ribs are amazing.  Go ahead and get some of their sauce and make some ribs!

Enjoy xo

What you need!

  • Plate Setter
  • V-Rack
  • Disposable pan (aluminum)
  • Slop Mop for your BBQ sauce

 

BGE Pork Shoulder (pulled pork)
  • Time: 2 days
  • Complexity: medium

BGE Pork Shoulder (pulled pork)

My husband and I love serving pulled pork over the summer.  It's easy to prepare in advance and keep warm while we are enjoying time on the lake with friends and family.  

We love our Big Green Egg and we know this was the best pulled pork because there was not one single piece left over.  

I have a few ways that I make my pulled pork such as my 5 ingredient pulled pork or Italian pulled pork that I prepare in the slow cooker.  

Since my spice rack is filled with Simply Organics we decided to do a dry rub and let it sit overnight.  

Give this recipe a try and even my vinegar based barbecue sauce that goes perfect with my vinegar cole slaw.

Enjoy

Cindy's Note:  Get a spray bottle and add about 1 cup of apple juice.

 

BGE Sweet and Spicy Ribs
  • Time: 3 hours
  • Complexity: easy

BGE Sweet and Spicy Ribs

We just love our Big Green Egg and since my husband has made Pulled Pork 3 weekends in a row I decided to change it up for Labor Day weekend and make some ribs!

Here is recipe for the rub! (this recipe is for 2 racks of ribs)

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Combine together...  Rub the ribs, wrap and refrigerate overnight.

Cindy's Note:  I made this for 4 of us so I cut the ribs in half to make everyone an individual serving. You can keep it whole or cut it half.  It was also easier for the EGG.  I just love my Simply Organics Spices!

 

 

 

Braised Tuscan Pork Chops
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Braised Tuscan Pork Chops

This recipe has been a favorite for TV cooking segments when I share recipes from my new cookbook Paleo Italian Cooking!  Get your copy and check out the other healthy Italian recipes!

In Tuscan and Spanish cooking you will see the word sofrito in many recipes. Sofrito is the combination of tomatoes, onions, peppers, carrots, garlic and fresh herbs to create a sauce. I use a sofrito in many of my recipes and is a perfect way to enjoy this dish.

You can use some of the sauce and use over zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash. I love to grill vegetables and top with this sofrito.

 

Cajun Pulled Pork
  • Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Cajun Pulled Pork

Calabrian sausage, fava beans and pasta
  • Complexity: medium

Calabrian sausage, fava beans and pasta

As an Italian there is nothing better than a pasta dish full of flavor! Try my Calabrian Sausage, fava beans and pasta dish! It will be a proud pleasure and even better the next day for lunch!

I am fortunate to have the best Italian market in our area with the freshest meats and Italian food. If you are in Hartford check out my friends at D&D Market.

This is a great stove to table dinner! I love using my Le Creuset Braising Pan for this recipe! Then of course adding fresh Parmesan cheese with my Kitchen IQ grater!

I used dried herbs in this recipe because I always have them on hand. If you have fresh just chop and double the measurements.

 

Cast Iron Pork Tenderloin with Vegetables and Bacon
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Cast Iron Pork Tenderloin with Vegetables and Bacon

It's Friday night and we are in Massachusetts for December therefore it's all about comfort food in my house. I wanted to use my favorite cast iron pan and make a one pot meal perfect for the 2 of us.  It does take a few steps but I actually served from this pan and the flavors were amazing especially the bacon!

This is a perfect dinner for 2 with maybe some left over for lunch the next day for 1 of you..   Enjoy :)

Chefs Note:  You will find below that I want you to remove the pork at 140 degrees.  You don't want it over cooked and when you continue cooking after adding in the vegetables then let rest a few minutes and slice.  The pork will continue cooking.  

 

Chipotle Pork Ribs on the  EGG®
  • Time: 2 hours
  • Complexity: medium

Chipotle Pork Ribs on the EGG®

We just love our EGG® and we really need to thank Shop Rite of Manchester and E. Hartford for their generous sponsorship so I can create these new recipes and share them with you!

 

Crown Roast of Pork
  • Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Complexity: medium

Crown Roast of Pork

This is the perfect Paleo Recipe for any holiday or entertaining. Gather your family and friends for a delicious Paleo Dinner. I love making this beautiful roast. You can fill it with anything. If you live in Connecticut check out D&D Market on Franklin Street in Hartford. They are the best butcher in town and will crown the pork for you and they even have a couple of stuffing mixtures to pick from. Ask them for the booties too! If deciding how many ribs I would say the minimum is 12 to make the circle look amazing. But for a larger crowd you can go up to 16 ribs.

PS - I will be replacing this picture tomorrow as I am making one and it will be amazing… I wanted to get the recipe up for you tonight.

 

Dry Rub Ribs
  • Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Complexity: medium

Dry Rub Ribs

Ginger Glazed Pork Loin with Roasted Asparagus and Arugula Salad
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: medium

Ginger Glazed Pork Loin with Roasted Asparagus and Arugula Salad

This is another great pork loin recipe. The flavor with the ginger glaze just makes this dish amazing! This recipe also follows the paleo diet.

 

Grilled Pork Chop
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: medium
  • Origin: Paleo

Grilled Pork Chop

Here a quick and tasty Paleo recipes!  Enjoy pork for dinner!

Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Sauté Mushrooms
  • Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Complexity: medium

Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Sauté Mushrooms

This is a favorable meal and adding a little wine to the mushrooms made this meal extra special. You can also make a pan gravy with the mushroom. There are so many ways to enjoy a pork tenderloin and with a herb crust and sauté mushrooms. So yummy! Love Italian food..

 

Italian Herb Crusted Roast Pork
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Italian Herb Crusted Roast Pork

When I was a little girl my Nana always had Sunday dinner at her house. Even is she was making meatballs she would make an Italian Pork Roast.  I seem to do the same thing as you always want to have enough food... 

Italian Pork Cutlets
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Italian Pork Cutlets

I love cutlets!  Sometimes I just want traditional Italian Pork Cutlets.  I top with baby arugula and thinly sliced red onions.  For the dressing I use EVOO and lemon juice.  Then drizzle extra EVOO over the pork and salad.

Be sure to check out what I use for mallet!  

 

Italian Pulled Pork In the Slow Cooker
  • Time: 7 hours
  • Complexity: easy

Italian Pulled Pork In the Slow Cooker

I make this Italian pulled pork recipe often during the summer at our lake house. I can let it cook all day, shred the pork then keep warm until ready to serve.

Pulled pork is a great Paleo Diet recipe using my Italian ingredients. I like adding the hot sauce to give it a little extra kick!

 

Italian Style Pork Chops
  • Complexity: medium

Italian Style Pork Chops

I just love one-pot meals especially when I am cooking for myself. This is a great recipe if you are following a paleo or gluten free diet and love Italian style meals. These pork chops come out very tender and full of flavor!

I love my Le Creuset Pan!

Mole-Style Pork Chops
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Mole-Style Pork Chops

This recipe was inspired when my girlfriend Diana came to the lake for the day and we always have fun in the kitchen.  I was at our local butcher Stearns getting filet mignon for my son Steven.  (Yes I know he is still spoiled) I saw the pork on the counter and the butcher cut several pieces for me fresh.  Their meats are awesome and everyone is always helpful and happy!

Anyway Diana and I started mixing these spices together and realized we were making Mole!  The flavors made this amazing fresh pork another level of perfection that we all enjoyed.  

This paleo recipe is perfect for pork or even chicken!  Go ahead it is so easy and the cocoa really bring the flavors to an amazing level.

Enjoy.

 

Nana’s Italian Pork Roast – Sunday Dinner
  • Time: 6 hours
  • Complexity: medium

Nana’s Italian Pork Roast – Sunday Dinner

My Nana loved Sunday dinners with the family. This was one of our favorites. We would get up early and start the sauce before church. Then when we got home the roast went into the sauce for the day. The tenderness of this roast is just amazing As a family that loved peas my grandmother added them right on the platter next to the roast covered in sauce. I am so grateful to have these amazing memories! Italian recipes are the best especially bringing families around the table.

My nana always made this dish on the stove top but I have found the slow cooker works great and I don’t need to worry about the stove being on all day! I will share my slow cooker recipe with you but if you want to make this on the stove – just keep in on low all day!

 

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