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Perfect Pulled Pork leftover recipe with potatoes

You made the pulled pork recipe slow cooker style and you have tons of leftover shredded pork you need to use but no idea on what to do. A perfect weeknight dinner using you leftovers from the fridge is in order! Follow this easy step by step guide to transforming you pulled pork from the kitchen into another dish for the family!

Ingredients:

Leftover pulled pork recipe from oven, grill, or crockpot
BBQ Sauce (your choice or favorite)
Parmesan cheese (or you substitute with your favorite cheese)
Chopped green onion
Sliced avocado (optional)
2 potatoes (your choice sweet potato and pulled pork work great together)
salt
pepper

baked potato
1. Cook potatoes
You can bake or microwave your potatoes depending on time restraints. If you microwave them be sure to poke a few holes before putting them in the micro. This is personal preference that is noticeable in the final taste of the dish.

oven roasted pulled pork
2. Reheat the pulled pork and mix in your favorite BBQ sauce.

Simple food Garnish
3. Set aside the parmesan (or your choice of cheese) and green onion.

Sweet Potato Recipe
4. Cut open your baked potato and add butter (optional). Add salt and pepper.

Sweet Potato
5. Add cheese and onion.

Barbecue Pulled Pork
6. Add prepared BBQ pulled pork, you can top with as much or as little as you want!

BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe Crock Pot potato

baked potato recipe
Serve and enjoy!
Remember this is a chefs creativity recipe and can be customized to fit your family’s favorite taste. If you like a specific cheese use that! If you prefer no butter and olive oil instead do that! Use any potato you want! Be creative

I hope you enjoy this sweet potato recipe with pulled pork!

Can you identify squash?

There are an unlimited amount of recipes that use squash or gourd for the main ingredient, the question is… Are you missing out on those delicious dishes because you cannot identify squash at the supermarket?

Chances are if you are not cooking with gourds – one of the healthiest and with longest lasting shelf life of the vegetables – its because you are having trouble identifying them at the market.

So I have for you three extensive charts that you can reference that will help you identify squash for cooking your favorite recipes!

gourd and squash identification chart
From left to right: Hyakunari, Sennari, Mini, Mini Pear, Banana, Mexican Bottle, Warty, Apple, Canon Ball, Basketball

long gourd identification chart
Peni Shield, Nagahyo/ Japanese Bottle Siphon, Long Handle Dipper, Short Handle Dipper, Snake Gourd,Extra Long Handle Dipper, Caveman Club, Maranka / Dolphin, Apache Dipper, Hercules Club, Long Gourd

bottle gourd identification chart
African Zulu, Chinese bottle, Water jug, Corsican flat, Canteen, Indonesian Bottle, Goose-neck /Lump-in-the-neck, African Wine Kettle, Zucca, Bushel Basket, Kettle, Large African Bushel

Easy butternut squash soup recipe

Below is a recipe that is perfect a cold winter night. This is for an easy butternut squash soup, step by step in pictures!

Ingredients:

1 lb ground turkey
1 medium sized butternut squash
2 stalks green onion
1 bunch collard greens
3 cloves garlic
2-3 carrots
4-5 cups chicken, vegetable, or turkey broth
2 tsp salt (or to taste)
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper

How to make the soup step by step in images:

Cubed Butternut Squash
Cube the butternut

Wash, peel, and cut the med squash into cubes. The sizes can be determined by your personal preference.

carrots and onions
Chopped carrots green onion and garlic

Chop the carrots and onions along with 2-3 cloves of garlic and set aside.

collard greens
Sliced collards
cut collard greens
Wash and de-stem the collard greens then roll up and slice into strips.

Turkey meatballs
Turkey meatballs

Salt and pepper the ground turkey then roll the meat into smaller balls.

Chicken Broth
Chicken Broth

Set aside 4-5 cups chicken broth.

ingredients-prepped
Prepare and set aside all of your ingredients.

stir vegetables
Combine vegetables

With olive oil grease a 5 quart pot, when hot add carrots, garlic, and onion, and allow to sweat several minutes. Add turkey meat balls for a few minutes until browned. Add chicken broth salt pepper spices and remaining ingredients.

cooking-soup
Bring soup to boil then turn down heat and allow to simmer 15-20 minutes. Be sure turkey and vegetable are cooked.

turkey meat balls collard green soup
After cooking time serve the soup and enjoy!

k cup  coffee

The k cup coffee drinking population has not been more popular than it is today even despite the impact the coffee cups have on the environment,which is the newest controversy rising from the anti pod industry. Environmentalists are now raising the red flag and providing proof of the impact the little coffee pods have on our environment.

http://www.mnn.com/food/beverages/blogs/be-afraid-of-the-single-use-coffee-pod-be-very-afraid

Green mountain is the maker of the keurig which has made a commitment to make all pods recyclable by the year 2020. To date there have been enough k cups made that if you lined them all up they would circle the earth multiple times. The impact of this type of waste is obvious which is why keurig owners have the responsibility to make a conscious effort to eliminate the waste created by your morning cup of coffee.

Two things you can do to cut the waste and be environmentally responsible during your daily routine.

1.purchase the reusable k cup pod and refill your your coffee with grounds instead of single use.

2.commit to using only pods that are recyclable, Costco offers one option if you go this route.

knife set for your kitchen -groupon deal

We talk about flavors, recipes, and ask sorts of dishes all the time but we never talk about items you need in the kitchen to create your daily meals.

Right now on groupon you can catch a great deal on a set of kitchen knives for only $69.99! Check out the link below for the special sale on this set, usually these deals only last for a limited time so head over there now!