So, I started this whole "clean eating" thing back in February 2011, after being really intrigued about a plan called the Whole30 . I decided to give it a go, but quickly realized that I needed to make it more adaptable to the way that our family eats and lives. I like my glass of wine at night. I don't think a piece of gum is going to sabotage me. I think that a DQ Blizzard is a good thing every once in a while. If my friend makes the most awesome jalapeno poppers you've ever had, you know I'm going to have one. But I also know that I feel pretty darn good when I'm eating quality proteins, fats, veggies, fruits and nuts, while leaving out dairy, grains, legumes (including soy and peanuts) and the big one, sugar, at least most of the time.
Here are some of the ways to do just that....

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Crockpot Beef Carnitas

This is a Pinterest find (other than subbing beef for pork), from this site (not sure if it's her original recipe).  It was one of those meals that the whole family loved.  The girls both asked for seconds.  

1 nice sized (3ish lbs) beef roast (not sure what kind I picked up), trimmed and cut into chunks. 
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
juice of 2 large limes
good amount of salt and pepper
2 tsp ground cumin
4 cloves garlic, minced

I try to do as much prep for the week on Sunday as I can, so I mixed up everything and put it in a ziploc bag for a few days before I dumped it into the crockpot for 7 hours on low.  So easy and so good!

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