Pork Loin Banh Mi

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes | Inactive Time: 30+ minutes Serving Size: 4 – 6 sandwiches Podcast Recommendation: Fresh Air interview w/ Jordan Peele about his movie, “Get Out.” We watched the movie in Pittsburgh with some friends and it was excellent on so many levels. Definitely recommend watching the movie and […]

Pressure Cooker Pork Harissa w/ Israeli Couscous and Carrots

🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶 I love seasonal items at Trader Joe’s and discovered a jar of harissa sauce the other day. I’ve never cooked with (or consumed) harissa before but the ingredient list promised a spicy experience so I picked a jar up. According to an article on the Kitchn, harissa is “a spicy and aromatic chile paste […]

Pressure Cooker Pork Carnitas Bowls

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 45 minutes Serving Size: 2-3 Podcast Recommendation: Hidden Brain: The Perils of Power:The psychology behind “power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” – John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton. This is a really interesting interview with Prof. Dacher Ketner from Berkeley who looks at the paradox of power. […]

Braised Pork Shawarma

Podcast Recommendation: Servings: 4-5 servings Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 2.5-3 hours Ingredients: 1/4 cup shawarma spices* (cumin, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaves, coriander, and ginger) 1/8 cup ground turmeric, plus more as needed for more intense flavoring garlic salt and ground black pepper 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 (2-pound) bone-in […]

Buffalo Sauce Pork Chops with Melty Mozzarella

Podcast Recommendation: This American Life: Tarred and Feathered (Three stories about people who are publicly shamed, including (1) a man who was literally tarred and feathered in Ireland in 2007, (2) a man whose reputation was tarnished by one person posting anonymously from multiple accounts on a small town’s online forum, and (3) pedophiles who don’t want […]

Pork Ragù with Spaghetti Squash Noodles

Podcast Recommendation: BBC Documentaries: The Lives and Deaths of Naftali and Mohammed (Naftali Fraenkel is one of the three Israeli teenagers who was kidnapped and murdered in June 2014. Mohammed Abu Khdeir is the Palestinian teenager who was kidnapped and murdered in July 2014 as a response to the kidnapping and murder of Naftali and his two classmates. These […]