I have always hated cooked carrots, until I made these three ingredient roasted carrots. Truth be told, there was a similar recipe within the Well Fed Weeknights Cookbook for “Everything Carrots.” My lazy (read: extremely busy as we all are) self knew this title meant […]
I’ve been “meal prepping” for years. Only recently did my husband and I realize how ineffecient we were actually being with our meal prepping and our meal plan. Sure, we could have several meals cooked up, but by the time we’d get to eating those […]
When I asked my husband what he wanted for dinner this week, his instant reaction was: “pork tacos.” I don’t think we’ve ever eaten these together so I don’t know where it came from. This seemed like the perfect time to come up with an Instant Pot Whole30 Pulled Pork Carnitas Tacos recipe, so I did! And guess what?! It was fantastic. I was able to get the meat from Aldi for $2.29 a pound, and had everything else mentioned on hand. This made a BIG batch and was the perfect dinner and lunch meal prep.
The key to this recipe is allowing the pressure to release naturally. For anyone new to the Instant Pot, this means that instead of “venting” the pressure cooker, you just let it release the pressure on its own time. AKA, DON’T TOUCH IT. The Instant Pot Whole30 Pulled Pork Carnitas Tacos is not the fastest instant pot recipe. That said, this turned our MUCH faster than a slow cooker would’ve! To be honest, I’m not 100% sure how long the instant pot took to release pressure because I wasn’t home. My guess based on past experience is that the Instant Pot Whole30 Pulled Pork Carnitas Tacos took 20minutes to pressurize, the one hour of cook time, and 25minutes to de-pressurize. The great thing though is because the Instant Pot automatically switches to “keep warm” mode, you don’t have to be right there when the timer goes off. This gives you the freedom of a slow cooker, but the benefit of sauteing in the same pot. This can also give you additional time to focus on other meal prepping. Enjoy these Instant Pot Whole30 Pulled Pork Carnitas Tacos!
Had to do a quick-ish meal prep of my lunches for a week, so I decided to make (and double!) a recipe I’ve already tried before: Fried Chicken Meatballs with Collard Greens. If you aren’t familiar with my “Through the Cookbook” series, read the intro […]
Today was a day of busy house-things after a week of work travel. TBH I didn’t want to meal prep. So I told myself I was going to make up a crockpot recipe that I could truly just toss in the ingredients and let it […]
Earlier today, when my husband told me what he was going to make for dinner, I knew it needed to be put on here. This recipe is a twist on my mother-in-law’s recipe for a soup/chicken gumbo, which I’m 99% sure was taken off a soup can label. No shade to my in-laws, but almost every recipe I’ve eaten from them came directly off the side of a box or a can. This one, I have to admit, was pretty delicious, but definitely wasn’t Paleo or Whole30. So once my hubby said he wanted to make a Whole30 chicken gumbo I knew it had to be documented. The other great thing about this recipe? It’s SUPER easy, and is completely finished in about 30minutes including chopping time. I always find prep times misleading because of chopping, or maybe I’m just really slow at chopping veggies?
This recipe is somewhat like a really mild gumbo (mild meaning not spicy in the slightest). It’s hearty and comforting, but packed with veggies since we are using riced cauliflower. I call it a “Midwest Gumbo” because it’s hearty and there isn’t a kick to it like you’d find in a traditional gumbo. Even with the changes we made to make this recipe whole30 compliant, the taste is exactly the same. My husband has never been so proud of himself, and I’m super proud of him too because this is is first time converting a traditional recipe to a healthy recipe. This is a GREAT one!
So here is Sue’s Midwest Chicken Gumbo!
I can’t believe it is day 25 of the September Whole30! Seriously, where the heck did September go? This round went pretty smoothly. I navigated through some family gatherings (shoutout to my uncle for grilling me up a compliant sausage alongside the hotdogs everyone else […]
Today, my husband had a meal request. He told me he wanted “American style Chinese” for dinner. You see, I grew up in an area where authentic Chinese food was available, and when I moved to the Midwest was beyond horrified with what is considered […]
If you are looking for a super fast, super easy, and super delicious appetizer LOOK NO FURTHER. It was Labor Day weekend, and we were invited to a football game party. My sweet husband forgot to mention this to me until the morning of, leaving me slightly panicked since #SeptemberWhole30. I know my extended in-laws, and likely the only compliant thing would be some veggies in a tray. So I decided to whip up something to bring along that I could enjoy while staying Whole30 compliant. Spicy bacon wrapped dates. Spoiler alert: these were a hit with everyone.
Now if you’ve got the ingredients on hand, this will seriously take 20 mins total. I thankfully did have them so it came together easily. Since I’d never made these before I looked up some other recipes. All of them called for things I didn’t have and seemed unnessecary. Toothpicks, I’m looking at you. Since everyone at the party liked heat, I decided to put my own spicy twist on it. And these were so damn good that I knew I needed to write the recipe NOW.
This week has been another good one budget-wise and food wise! Onions Diced tomatoes Coconut cream Bacon Arrowroot Chicken tenderloins Mushrooms Aidell’s Chicken and Apple Sausage Aidell’s Ginger and Scallion Sausage these sausages are my lifesavers and thankfully were on sale! Bell peppers coleslaw Meals […]