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Dirty Whole30

Just interested in the recipe for Slow Cooker Carnitas with Apple Slaw and Guacamole? Click here!

For most of March, I did the Whole30 Program (mine was more of a Whole28, although I did quit drinking a few days before it started).

Wait, what’d you do???

There’s a million books, blogs, articles, websites about what the Whole30 is, but it’s basically 30 days of no dairy, booze, grains, legumes, sugars, soy and other foods.

Why did you do this???

Well, a bunch of my badass friends had just done it and inspired me. I started the Whole30 because I needed a food reset. Years ago, I firmly lived in the food as fuel space. It was sad and depressing. I now live in the food as delicious fun space, which is satisfying, until my pants don’t fit. I thought this would help me find the balance between food as energy and indulgence.

And it did. I became so much more cognizant of what I was putting in my body. We all know that sugar is in everything; but it’s not until you’ve embarked on something like Whole30 that you realize SUGAR IS ACTUALLY IN EVERYTHING.

This program (and others like it) require a TON of time, planning and cooking. If you think you’ve cooked enough, cook more! Yes, you could do the Whole30 by eating roasted veggies and chicken every night. But I know I personally wouldn’t make it and would end up face-down in a pizza by day 7.  I cannot do anything where I’m bored or hungry, so that wasn’t an option for me. So, yes I ate well. Look at these perfect little compliant lamb chops Jay made me.  Continue Reading

Gatherings Pork Recipes

Ultimate Pulled Pork Nachos!!!

Not sure if you’ve heard or seen any Draft Kings or FanDuel commercials, but it’s football season! It’s still crazy to me that there are only two days between the end of football weekend and the beginning. Even the worst Thursday Night Football is better than none at all.

Football is a big deal in our house. I’ve been watching since I was a child and Jay is a huge fan. I’m not even going to tell you how many hours combined we spend on our Fantasy Football teams.

(Apparently not enough, because the Koman house hasn’t won a Fantasy Super Bowl in years.)

Not going to lie, as I get older, the sport is getting harder and harder to watch. As more reports on CTE and the long-term damage the sport does, it affirms that hypothetical, future Kid Koman will not be suiting up for the gridiron.

And don’t get me started on the league’s treatment of women…

But you didn’t come here to hear me soapbox about football. You came to read about food. And this, my friends, is one of my favorite game day foods: my Ultimate Pulled Pork Nachos. Continue Reading