Happy Monday, I hope everyone had a gurreat weekend.
I thought I would quickly pop in and share an ayurvedic tea recipe that is a great digestive aid/ digestive healing tonic. I struggle with digestive distress myself and am always more than willing to try anything and everything if I think it will help, even just a little. This tea is super easy to put together, you probably have everything you need on hand already
CCF tea (cumin, coriander and fennel tea): equal parts of each seed in boiling water, let simmer for 10 minutes, drain and you’re good to go! I have been sipping on this tea throughout the day, and have found it especially helpful after heavy, but yummy, meals such as my pulled pork tacos.
Pulled pork tacos are one of my all time favourite meals. Normally, pulled pork isn’t a very ‘healthy’ option, but, with a leaner cut of meat and the right seasoning you can enjoy it whenever the craving strikes. With football filled weekends, its always nice to have a few healthier options to pair with the never ending beer and chips.
I have made this pulled pork with both pork tenderloin and a bone in pork shoulder and although there is a noticeable difference, because of the fat, they both taste amazing.
I have also used this rub on chicken and white fish and it is delicious.
Dry Rub: 1tbsp pepper, 1 tsp cayenne pepper, 2 tbsp chili powder, 2 tbsp cumin, 2 tbsp brown sugar, 1 tbsp oregano, 4 tbsp paprika, 2 tbsp salt, 1tsp garlic powder… mix all together and use wherever you like.
For the pulled pork I like to rub the pork about 24 hours before cooking it. When ready to cook, put it in the slow cooker with 1/4 cup broth (water would work) and a thinly sliced onion (optional) and cook it on low for 8-10 hours for the larger pork shoulder and around 8 hours for the pork tenderloin. Because the tenderloin is much leaner than the pork shoulder,I like to turn the meat over about half way through cooking…the pork goes great wrapped up in a fresh corn tortilla or lettuce wrap with salsa and guacamole, It doesn’t get much easier, hope you enjoy :)