BBQ Rubbed Pork in the slow cooker

BBQ Rubbed Pork in the slow cooker

I am a big fan of American style BBQ. I dream of one day hanging out at one of those all night pig smoker/BBQ pits, when you stay up all night and drink bourbon and keep the fire stoked so your luscious BBQ pork will melt in your mouth when you finally get to eat it. A girl can dream, right? Sadly I have no smoker, but what I do have is a slow cooker. It’s not the same, but it’s pretty darn good. As this recipe was already as inauthentic as you could get, I decided to go even further…

Instagram Recipes

Instagram Recipes

You know, I post over on instagram almost daily, and sometimes more than that. I mostly post images of whatever I’m cooking for dinner, and I’ve realised that despite getting a good response, I rarely post the recipe for it! I guess that unless a recipe requires careful research, I generally cook on the fly, and I tend to think that sort of cooking doesn’t need a recipe so why would I write one? And do you know what else I realised? This is faulty fucking logic because my main objective with this blog is to share how easy it…

Honey Soy Pork

Honey Soy Pork

Sometimes it’s best to keep things simple with a good cut of meat, to let the higher quality shine through. My old friends Murray Valley Pork recently gave me some gorgeous pork to play with, so for this loin I decided to do just that and make some delicious honey soy pork. There are a few steps you can take to maximise the results when cooking meat, to stop it being too dry or tough – Murray Valley Pork have taken great care to ensure the product is the best is can be by the time it reaches your kitchen, it would be a shame…

Cumin Pork with Hand Pulled Noodles

Cumin Pork with Hand Pulled Noodles

A few months ago, it seemed like Xian Cumin Lamb was all over the internet, everywhere you looked. It sounded delectable, but I’m not a massive lamb fan and I did have a few gifted Murray Valley Pork tenderloins just waiting around, so you know, one thing led to another and Cumin Pork was created. I’m sure I broke lots of cooking rules about regional spices, and it’s true that I didn’t exactly follow a set recipe, but you guys. YOU GUYS. This is probably the most amazingly delicious thing that has ever come out of my kitchen. Was it…

Perfect Roast Pork with 6 Delicious Sides

Perfect Roast Pork with 6 Delicious Sides

Last week was my birthday. I don’t always like a big fuss on my birthday but this year I wanted a nice family dinner at a local Tepanyaki restaurant, however a a mix up with the restaurant and Mr BC’s work meant that my birthday dinner would not involve either my husband, or catching any eggs in a bowl. Disappointment! Luckily Murray Valley Pork had gifted me with a SIX kilo leg of pork, so I got busy with my favourite thing to do – cook. First up – cooking perfect pork. This leg of pork was absolutely EPIC, and I didn’t…

Is Pulled Pork the New Bolognaise?

Is Pulled Pork the New Bolognaise?

*Not a sponsored post, but the product was gifted* Pulled pork is always hugely popular in Casa Chaos. My family can eat burritos like they are in training for the Burrito Olympics, with many of them proudly punching above their weight. I love burritos too, but I got to thinking about all of the other things I could make with pulled pork, especially if it was made with neutral flavours, rather than the old chili BBQ ones that go so well on a burrito. The flavours used here enhance the pork without being too bossy, which makes it very versatile…

Pulled Pork Fajitas

Pulled Pork Fajitas

I love pork, but I’d never cooked pulled pork. It seemed a bit hard. I would read everyone’s facebook posts about pulled pork and I’d think, Gee those people are clever! Then one day, I woke up determined to cook some pulled pork by jinkies! If I failed, then I would never speak of it again. So I did some internet research (leaning heavily on this), came up with my own recipe, and guess what? It came out alright! It was delicious! Yay! Besides being delicious, the best part is that it cooks in the slow cooker all day, and you…

Silky Sweet Eggplant with Pork

Silky Sweet Eggplant with Pork

I’ve tried so hard to like eggplant, but our interactions have always been a bitter experience. I’ve tried different sizes and colours, I’ve tried them cooked a variety of ways, I’ve cooked them so fresh they where in the vegetable garden that morning. I’ve tried them cooked by other people! I had almost given up when I spotted the idea for this on facebook, and I thought ‘Eggplant, this is your last chance.’ It must have heard me, because this particular dish is delicious.   Silky Sweet Eggplant with Pork Ingredients 1 large purple eggplant, cut into pieces about 1cm x 2cm, salted well…

Gnocchi ala Romana with Bacon wrapped Pork Loin

Gnocchi ala Romana with Bacon wrapped Pork Loin

Two recipes today! These 2 easy dishes where the heroes in a recent Italian inspired table, and they where so impressive I didn’t want to separate them. (Although I’m sure they’d play happily with other dishes) Gnocchi Ala Romana (egg free) This traditional gnocchi ala Romana was so, so good. I was worried that without the egg it would turn into a crumbly mass but after I played around with the measurements it worked really well, and has become an instant family favourite. Ingredients 3 cups of milk (I used whole milk) 100g of butter 1 cup of fine semolina…

Slow Cooker Pea and Ham Soup with Awesome Croutons

Slow Cooker Pea and Ham Soup with Awesome Croutons

I am delighted that cooler weather is upon us, and couldn’t wait to get the slow cooker out for some hearty soup. This sits on the bench all day and is perfect to freeze for future days of winter rejoicing.  Ingredients 1 packet of split green peas 1 onion, roughly chopped 3 carrots, roughly chopped 3 stalks of celery, roughly chopped 1 ham bone, left over from Christmas or buy a ham hock from the deli a few bay leaves water Method Put everything into the slow cooker. Add enough water so that it is about 5 cm from the…