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Slow Cooker Guinness Pulled Pork

Guinness Pulled Pork. Guinness. I found Guinness here in Guate! I am still excited as you can tell. I went out to lunch with a friend, and because the universe wanted me to find the brewery, turns out that our original lunch place was packed. No car spot left, so we ended up heading to Plaza Futeca. After having a nice quiet lunch (we ate later than usual), we saw a place that sold beer, so as I am constantly looking for my precious Guinness, we stopped and asked… And there it was! The place is a Brewery/Sports Bar called Birra Bier, and you can find, according to its Facebook page, over 50 different beer brands from all over the world. Call me a happy camper!

Then, a few days later I went down with pneumonia, so I had to wait a bit until I gained both my strength back and my quick mind to see what to prepare. But all the time I had to be resting and literally catching back my breath, was put to good use and I searched for recipes. I searched high and low… And finally after reading many recipes, I decided to try this recipe by Ali from Gimme Some Oven. I liked the combination of paprika and chili powder, and loved that it actually has onion. Not onion powder. And I replaced the garlic powder with a garlic clove. Next time I am adding a bit more of both paprika and chili powder, but that’s just a matter of personal taste.

Best thing about this recipe is that since it’s prepared in a slow cooker, it takes 10 minutes tops to prepare (if you use a knife instead of a mandolin to slice the onions), add it all to the slow cooker for a good 10 hours, or 5 if you do it in high, and dinner is ready. I am currently looking for more slow cooker recipes to prepare at home. We’ve found that it’s not only easy to prepare, but the meat itself comes out extremely tender, much more than if prepared in a pressure cooker.

Now, to serve this pulled pork, we suggest either ciabatta-like rolls or corn tortillas. This would make amazing tacos or wraps. Serve it along a good serving of veggies. I have tried it as you see here with rolls, served with a coleslaw salad or a good green salad, to balance out the dish. And let me tell you also, that this has no added fat. Love it. When you are cooking the pork, the alcohol in the beer will smell strongly if you open the lid to take a peek while tis cooking like my dad and I did throughout the day, but if you keep the slow cooker covered as its supposed to, you won’t even feel it. Our favorite way of serving it has been as sliders… And now with the soccer World Cup coming soon, we see that this will be a perfect dish to prepare for those game days!

Kitty

Guinness Pulled Pork

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French Toast BLT

When we think about french toast, we immediately imagine maple syrup, cinnamon, berries…. breakfast and coffee, right? But what if there could be a savory version of french toast? Sometimes I think about those things, and I start googling and pinteresting to see what’s out there. I found a lot of BLT french toast photographs to inspire me. Basically, you use the same base as you would to make normal french toast, buy instead of adding sugar you add salt, spices and herbs to the mix. As I write this, I’m thinking about adding a little white wine to the mix, and top my savory french toast with sautéed mushrooms and caramelized onions? A little swiss cheese maybe? I’ll definitely try that and post the recipe.

My recommendation when trying this recipe, is that you can try to get a crusty bread.  Even though I made mine with whole wheat sliced bread, it would have turned out even better if I would have used a rustic type of bread, or even baguette sliced diagonally.

Helga

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Foodies Freebie: June 2014 Wallpaper Collection

Have you been following Susan on Instagram? She’s been amazing! She even made it to Instagram’s Suggested User list at the end of April. Susan is extremely talented, and as we’ve been doing, we are sharing a new Wallpaper Collection with you with a picture of hers. This time, featuring a gorgeous tea-cup and a teaspoon. We love her style and finesse, and we are not the only ones. She has over 27 thousand followers, and this weekend she took over the Uncommon Goods Instagram account. If you haven’t heard about Uncommon Goods, it’s an online store that offers great and unique gift ideas. We love the site.

Now, we have great recipes lined up for you this month, including a blog love post that we’re working on where we share with you some of our current inspiration posts and blogs. We have a few desserts lined up, as well as some savory dishes, including a Slow Cooker Guinness Pulled Pork. We love our slow cookers! We are back in track with the blog, and our posting schedule.

Follow Susan and keep a close look to her business Andie.M Design Shop, as well as her famous Instagram account! Back to the wallpaper collection, you can download them all for your Desktop, iPad, iPad Mini and iPhone (all Retina and iOS7 friendly).

Helga & Kitty

Foodies Freebie: June 2014 Wallpaper Collection

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Interview with VeraLu, from Estilo Culinario

Estilo Culinario is a guatemalan reality show where 14 foodies compete weekly showing off their culinary abilities to get to the final on June 8. Each challenge is judged by a culinary team set up by NuChef. VeraLu was one of The Foodies’ Kitchen first followers and supporters, and when we found out that she was part of this show, we were thrilled. So, it was only natural that we would interview her! Keep on reading, and catch the entire interview with VeraLu with The Foodies’ Kitchen.

Helga & Kitty

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