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Spaghetti alla Carbonara

One of my favorite dishes – period. Spaghetti alla Carbonara (the wife of the charcoal burner) has most of the important ingredients/allergens: Pasta, egg, cheese, bacon – and it’s prepared in minutes!

While you cook your pasta (spaghetti or maybe linguine) al dente, put a little olive oil in a pan and cook bacon, 2 minced cloves of garlic, and a little chili flakes over medium heat. Mix 2 eggs with a tbsp of milk and 2 tbsp of the pasta water, salt and pepper. When you tasted the pasta for doneness drain it, but leave a little water in the pot. Add the contents of the pan as well as the egg mixture into the pasta and add your parmesan. Mix well and add parsley, salt, and pepper to taste. Buon appetito!

Pull the Pork

Made some awesome pulled pork on Sunday when we had sideways rain all day. Super easy to toss it in the slowcooker (If yours does browning, you don’t even have to use a second pot), while I was making lunch and it was ready for dinner! (No gluten, dairy, or eggs in this ;)

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3-4 lbs boneless pork shoulder, bone-in (if possible)
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup apple vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste

Mix all the spices and rub generously over the pork shoulder. Brown the meat from all sides in a little oil ~5min. Remove the meat, and add the rest of the ingredients and loosen all the brown bits. Add the meat and liquid into your slowcooker and cook on high for 5 hours or on low for about 7.

Now remove the meat and reduce the liquid down to about half (10-15min). Pull the pork apart (mine was so soft, I just had to press it lightly with my fingers), remove any fat and the bone. Taste the cooking liquid, add salt, sugar, vinegar, hot sauce to taste and mix as much with the meat as you like it to be juicy :)

Serve on fresh rolls or corn tortillas with coleslaw. (Coleslaw: Finely cut 1/2 lb green cabbage and mix with salt, pepper, sugar, lemon juice, vinegar, oil, and 2 tbsp mayo/Vegenaise for egg-free)

Enjoy & Guten Appetit! :)