October 05, 2015

Tropical Slow Cooker Pork Roast (SCD, GAPS, Paleo, Gluten Free)


You guys I can't believe how long it's been since I posted a meat recipe. Seriously. Considering that I eat meat everyday, multiple times per day, I don't know how I let this happen. To make up for it I have an amazing pork recipe for you today. And it's made in the slow cooker which means that it is super easy and comes out extra tender. I actually make this recipe about once a month so I don't know how I haven't posted it yet. Terrible I know. I tend to make this pork roast on a weekend and then enjoy it all week. Because we all know that yummy leftovers are key to surviving a busy work week right? They are for me anyways. I can't tell you how many times I get asked "how do you have time to pack your lunch everyday?" The honest answer is that it only takes me a few minutes to pack my lunch each night because I always have leftovers in my fridge just waiting to be eaten. Add this Tropical Pork Roast to some steamed broccoli or some spaghetti squash and ta-da! Lunch is served. It's that easy.



This recipe actually came about by total fluke. I happened to have some red peppers waiting to be used and a pineapple sitting on the counter so I decided to throw them together with some meat, and a few other ingredients, and this recipe is what developed. Now I have tweaked it a bit since the original version but the premise is all the same. I love when random kitchen adventures just happen to turn out well (it's not always the case unfortunately). You might not think that pineapple and pork would go together, but trust me they do. They really do. And you will be happy to know that not only is this recipe paleo, but it also fits with the GAPS and SCD diets.



For my weekly update, let's see... I saw The Martian! Has anyone else seen it? You need to! Plus you need to read the book. Because let's face it, the book is always better. But seriously the movie was actually really good. It totally met my expectations (and after finishing the book they were pretty high). What else... well I met with my division head to start talking "career planning." Gross. I am still in denial about it. After being a student for 12 years it's crazy to think that I will be starting practice next year. I feel totally unprepared for the whole business aspect of it. It still baffles and annoys me that we get absolutely no business or financial education during our medical training. Considering that we will be expected to be running our own business when we are done it really makes no sense. And doctors are notoriously bad with money. I can speak to that. I really don't want to have to think about it. I want to have money, but I really don't want to manage it. Yes I realize that sounds naive. If only it were that easy... Anyways, just another thing to add to the wishlist of medical school education. Along with nutrition. And herbal medicine. And acupuncture. etc etc. You get my drift.

But you didn't come here to listen to me rant about money or medical school. Nope you came to eat pork! So let's get to it shall we?

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Happy eating everyone! 

Tropical Slow Cooker Pork Roast Recipe (SCD, GAPS, Paleo) 


Ingredients

2 red peppers, diced
2 cups fresh pineapple, diced
1 can full fat organic coconut milk (buy here
2 TBSP diced chives (or sub one small onion, diced)
1 TBSP dried basil (I use this brand)
1 TBSP dried oregano (I use this one)
1/2-1 tsp sea salt  
1 ethically raised pork shoulder roast (mine was ~3.5lbs)




Directions

1. Turn your slow cooker onto low heat
2. Place all the ingredients into your slow cooker 
3. Cook for ~7 hours
4. While the meat is still in the slow cooker, break it apart and then turn down that heat to "keep warm" and let sit for another ~30-60 minutes to tenderize
5. Serve and enjoy!

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