December 01, 2014

Slow Cooker Apple Rosemary Pork Roast (Whole 30, SCD, GAPS, AIP, WAPF)




Hi everyone! I hope you had a good weekend! 
For my American readers, how was your Thanksgiving? Did you eat your weight's worth in delicious food? I hope so! That is what the holidays are all about after all. Well that and spending time with family and giving thanks of course. But back to food (I am a food blogger after all) - What was on your Thanksgiving menu? Was it paleo friendly? I always love getting ideas from other people's holiday dishes. 

Now even though it wasn't a holiday here in Canada we still got to enjoy some Black Friday Deals. It has only been in the last couple years that we Canadians have been able to take advantage of this American tradition, and the clothes addict in me totally loves it. I may have ordered a few things online… I am such a sucker for sales - Those deals suck me in every time! 




Can you believe that it is already December?? Christmas is less than a month away! But that means there will be more turkey in our lives in the not too distant future. My mouth is watering already. 
And speaking of Christmas… now that it is officially December that means it is time to bust out the Christmas music! Back when I was a young-in and still doing my undergrad degree I had a roommate who wouldn't let me play Christmas music until December hit. And for some reason that rule has stuck with me (thanks Erika!). One of my favourite yearly traditions is decorating the tree while listening to Christmas music. Oh and baking. Of course baking. I don't think I could call myself a food blogger if I didn't enjoy making Christmas treats. I have a few ideas for some holiday dessert recipes that I hope to post in the next few weeks so stay tuned… 

Ok but now back to this recipe. I am pretty excited about this Slow Cooker Apple Rosemary Pork Roast. It might be my new favourite meat dish. I know, I know that is saying a lot. But trust me when I say that this one is good. Mouth watering good. Somehow the combination of pork and apples just belong together. And throw in a few spices for good measure and YUM! Plus this is ridiculously easy to make because it is cooked in the slow cooker. I cannot sing enough praise for that little thing. I truly believe that every kitchen should have one. I use mine at least once a week. If you don't already have one I highly suggest you add it to your Christmas list. Stat. Man I hate that word. Stat. Brings back too many terrible memories from nights on call at the hospital… 
Anyways this is the slow cooker I use if you are interested. 

Alright everyone I hope you have a good week! I would love to hear what you think about this recipe. 
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Ingredients

1 ethically raised pork shoulder roast (buy here) - mine was about 3 lbs
1 cup bone broth (make your own or buy it here
6 sprigs fresh rosemary
Basil leaves from 4 sprigs
1 TBSP chopped chives
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper (omit for AIP) 
3 organic Pink Lady apples, chopped (I didn't peal mine but you can)


Directions

1. Turn your slow cooker onto low heat and add all the ingredients (keep the roast whole)
2. Cook on low for 8-10 hours
3. Before removing from the slow cooker, slice/shred the roast into smaller pieces
4. Serve and enjoy!

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  3. I'm wearing my first anthro sale purchase today! It's pretty cute.

    also apple & pork = the best. I love pork in general. What a flavourful animal. Pork burgers were such a game changer for us.

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    1. Yay for anthro dresses! I may also be wearing one right now…
      And I totally agree about the pork! I think it's my favourite kind of meat. No offence to the other meats out there.

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  4. Hi there! I featured this recipe on my healthy fall recipe round up today. Thanks for the great inspiration! http://physicalkitchness.com/healthy-paleo-fall-recipes/

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    1. Chris thanks so much for including my recipe! you put together a great collection!

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  5. This was absolutely delicious! This recipe will be on repeat all year long!

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    1. Thanks Bridget! I am so glad you liked it!

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  6. Could I make with another meat instead? Lamb?

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    1. Hey Haley. I have not tried making this recipe with any other type of meat so I really can't say. You are on your own I'm afraid. Good luck!

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  7. This sounds and looks fantastic! What would you serve as a side dish tho? Mashed Potatoes maybe?

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    1. I haven't actually tried it with mashed potatoes but I bet those would be good. I often have this with steamed broccoli (use the sauce from the meat dish to give it a little more flavour when you actually eat it) or sautéed spinach. Cooked cauliflower would also be good I think :)

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  8. Did you cut up the pork or cook it whole as a roast?

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    1. Hey Jake. Sorry I just changed the directions to make it a bit more clear. I cooked the roast whole and then when it was done (still in the slow cooker) cut it up into pieces to let it mix with the sauce a bit more.

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  9. Your directions are a little vague. After you cooked the meat, did you shred it and then threw the apples back on top? Did you mash or blend them with the sauce afterward? And by chop...did you finely chop or leave large pieces? Did you leave the meat as one big piece or cut it into smaller pieces? I can make assumptions, but don't want to ruin what looks like a gorgeous recipe.

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    1. Sorry it wasn't more clear! I just changed the directions so hopefully it makes more sense. I cooked the roast whole, and then when it was done (still in the slow cooker) I cut it up into smaller pieces (it kind of falls apart so it cuts really easily) to let it mix with the sauce better. But you could also cook it whole, then remove it from the slow cooker and slice it up. Then you could add the sauce afterwards. It's a pretty flexible recipe :)

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