Friday, February 22, 2013

52 Pick-Up Challenge: Week #2

*This series of Friday posts is inspired by the blog entry--52 Pick-Up Paleo Style by Amy Kubal via Each post is based on this premise that Dietary Ruts = Kitchen Boredom -> Healthy Eating FAIL! So each week, I plan to share with you one meal from the previous week that I tried and enjoyed to help me stave off the boredom in my weekly meal plan.
One of the most interesting lessons I’ve learned over the past few months of eating a “Paleo-ized diet” is how prominent sugars are in the modern American diet. You’ve probably heard about the evils of high fructose corn syrup and the lack of anything positive from processed white sugar. So when someone wants a “healthy sugar” (is there such a thing?), they often turn to honey and maple syrup. They’re natural, right? So when I saw this recipe on PaleOMG’s blog while suffering a sweet-tooth attack, I knew I had to try it.

Recipe #2 of 52: Maple Blueberry Bacon Breakfast Carnitas with Fried Egg (Modified Recipe)

  • 1 cup pulled-pork
  • 1 handful blueberries (fresh or thawed)
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • dash of black pepper
  • 3-4 strips of bacon
  • fresh parsley, chopped (optional, to garnish)
  • 1 fried egg

  1. Make pulled pork or find leftovers. (My favorite is from The Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook and here)
  1. Cook bacon in a pan on the stove top. When the bacon is done cooking, remove half of the fat, leaving behind some in your pan. Then place the bacon on a paper-towel-covered plate and let cool. Dice into pieces.
  2. Put pulled pork in the pan with leftover bacon fat over medium high heat. Pour maple syrup over pulled pork, dash with pepper, & mix together. Create a patty by pressing down with a spatula, and let cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until crispy, then flip.
  3. After flipping once, add handful of blueberries and cook alongside carnitas.
  4. Once your carnitas & blueberries are crispy, add on top of plated diced bacon.
  5. Fry an egg, and add to top of your maple blueberry bacon carnitas mountain.
  6. Enjoy with a Bulletproof Coffee for something extra special!

Now go out & cook something AWESOME! Cheers to Healthy Eating without Boring Ruts!


Jackie R said...

Thanks for sharing my bulletproof coffee post!!!

Mr. Mirek said...

You are very welcome! I enjoy your site very much. Surely your recipes will make it to my Friday posts in the near future.