Pork shoulder (butt) was on sale at Kroger. The problem; however, I live alone and I have a tiny stomach. I also wanted pulled pork and carnitas. nothing left to do but cut it in half and make both in my Instant Pot.
This taco is topped with pickled onions, grated cotija cheese, cilantro and poblano tomatillo salsa and wrapped in a Maria & Ricardos Whole Wheat Low Carb 6 Inch tortilla.
I wanted one of my first posts to be Chicken Nachos. As I got my list together to get the ingredients for these epic nachos, I realized there are a few mini recipes which go into this - namely: Cowboy beans, guacamole and pico de gallo. I decided Cowboy beans would be a great place to start. My Cowboy beans are cross been between baked beans and chili beans. I use bacon, leftover Tri Tip and Beef Brisket. They came out amazing. Now, if you do not any left over brisket and Tri Tip laying around, you can always make this with all bacon Did I mention these are made in the slow cooker? Ohh yes! Of course you can do this in a pot on the stove as well. I took two packs of dried pinto beans and put them in a slower cooker covered with twice as much water.
After 8 hours I drained the beans, then added garlic, dried oregano (Mexican), onions, jalapeno, bell pepper, bacon, Tri Tip, Beef Brisket, cumin, salt, pepper, chili powder and molasses. The slower cooker turn to low and left to cook f…
Enjoying a caramel latte and sesame seed bagel with #lemon poppy seed #cream cheese at a local coffee house before a day of appointments is one of the ways I slow myself down before a big day. My mind can get carried away with what-ifs, which can snowball into a bout of anxiety. Take a moment to enjoy the morning before busy day helps me stay calm and collected.
Part of the reason I left CA, my home of 43 years, was be able to live a better life and to possibly make my dream of bring my cooking to the masses come true. This is so very important me as, I thought this dream was lost to me.
For those who you who don't know, I have Bipolar Disorder and PTSD. The year of 2014 was almost the last of my life. Things crashed down on me in a major way. In time with hard work, I was able to become more stable; however, my cooking ability took a major hit.
I was not able to do things instinctively as I once had. I found myself having to go back to using, timers, recipes and other techniques which I had long left behind. So many times cried over burnt or undercooked food. I wasn't able to grocery shop in the same way or even make a menu. For a while, I wanted to give up on cooking all the together. I found myself growing more depressed.
For those who know me understand, giving up isn't exactly in my vocabulary. This meant too much to …