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Holy Chicharrón: Delicious Air Fried BBQ Pork Rinds in 3 minutes!

2 Jul

Holy Chicharrón! My son and I discovered we can air fry our own pork rinds in 3 minutes!

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Ingredients:

  • microwaveable pork rinds pellets

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Method:

  1. Dump a handful of pork rind pellets in the air fryer.
  2. Cook at 400F for about 3 minutes. You’ll hear them popping after a minute and stop. Check on them around this time to make sure all the pellets have cooked.
  3. Add your choice of spices!
  4. ENJOY!

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My son loves BBQ spices on his pork rinds. Mix together the following:

  • 2T Swerve or other sweetener
  • 2T smoked paprika
  • 2T sea salt
  • 1 1/2 T pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp celery seeds
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, or more to taste

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If you have a 3 oz bag of store bought plain salted pork rinds, add 1 – 2T of this mix into the bag and shake to distribute the spices. For home fried, sprinkle the spices on to freshly air fried pork rinds and mix well. You may have to add a little more salt to taste. Enjoy!

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The Easiest Vegan Pulled BBQ Sandwich Even Meat Lovers Will Love

12 Jul

Just take a look at this scrumptious looking BBQ sandwich. You won’t believe how easy it is to make nor how delicious. Please read on.

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A few years ago, raw vegan me wouldn’t have thought I would be posting about cooked food, much less something from a can. But never say never. This year, I’ve started adding cooked vegan foods back into my daily diet in a big way.

What I’ve learned during this transition:

  • my body took a while to adjust to different foods: I don’t have sensitivities to certain foods (like wheat) like I once thought. My body just needed time to adjust.
  • I didn’t gain weight. I actually lost weight because my daily raw vegan diet contained too much fats. Although of the good kind, fats are high in calories and are still… fats. I didn’t realise how much of it I was consuming (50% to be exact) until I started using a diet tracking app.
  • I didn’t break out or get sick. I’ve been just fine.
  • I’ve been craving all kinds of crazy foods lately… like this:

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My husband and I really enjoyed this meal last night and today for lunch. In fact, I inhaled my first sandwich and couldn’t get a good photo due to too much yumminess, very sticky fingers, and hunger to finish it off.

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So here’s the easy yummy recipe.

 

The Easiest Vegan Pulled BBQ:

3 ingredients only

Cook in ¼ c water until soft:

2 onions, thinly sliced

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Add and combine together with:

3 cans 14 oz young jackfruit in brine, drained and rinsed well (I used the one above)

¾ c your favourite bbq sauce, more at the table

Mash with cooking spoon or use a potato masher to create a pulled meat effect.

Choose 1 of 3 different cooking methods:

Slow Cooker – place all ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on low for 5 hours.

Stove Top – place all ingredients in a pot and heat up. You can cook until heated through or longer so that some parts cook to a crisp.

Bake/Broil – place all ingredients in a cookie sheet and bake/broil. The former heats it up, the latter burns parts of the jackfruit to a crisp to give the ‘meat’ a crunchy.

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The Whole Wheat Burger Buns:

Place the following ingredients in your bread machine and set for dough stage:

1 T flax seed meal mixed with 3 T water

4 ½ T olive oil

3 T sucanat or your choice of sweetener

¾ t sea salt

1 ½ c whole wheat flour

1 ½ c bread flour

1 T yeast

Divide into 9 pieces. Form into round balls and flatten to make the buns. Cover and set aside in a warm place for 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 400F. Bake buns for about 13 minutes.

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Now to serve:

Serve about 1/3 c cooked jackfruit BBQ in a whole wheat burger buns with slices of avocado and additional bbq sauce, if needed. Serves 4-6 hungry people.

ENJOY!