Friday Foodie Fix – Pork

Friday Foodie Fix

Friday Foodie Fix

This week’s Friday Foodie Fix Secret Ingredient is Pork.  I usually have fruits and vegetables but didn’t want to leave out meats totally.  Especially the one that gives us bacon.  I think bacon and pancetta are two of my favorite ingredients next to onions and garlic.

But here’s the thing.  I only buy organic uncured bacon.  I also try to find organic pork that is allowed to roam on the farm.  I watched Stuff Happens with Bill Nye on Planet Green from the Discovery Channel.  He did a show on breakfast which included information on bacon.  Did you know they are feeding pigs tons of sardines which is not fairing well with the Penguin population.  I won’t even go into the conditions most pigs are raised.  So I ask you, please consider organic pork when you make your purchase.  It really makes a difference in many different ways.

But like I said, I love bacon.  A lot of my pork recipes are ones with bacon in them.  Although I do enjoy a thin quick fry pork chop with a side of applesauce, ground pork and pork roasts.  My mom use to make the best pork chops.  My favorite part was chewing around the bones so I got all the bones.

So do you think with this being the 4th of July weekend, there will be a lot of hot dogs on the grill?

Here are a few of my recipes with pork.

Kalua Pork- Hawaiian Feast

Jerk Pork and Chicken

California Cobb Salad Burger

Now I would love for you to share your recipes with Pork.  For all of the rules please visit the Friday Foodie Fix page. As people leave their links I would love for you to check out their recipes too.

Next week’s Secret Ingredient is ……………………Cucumbers!

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14 Responses to Friday Foodie Fix – Pork

  1. Jenn July 3, 2009 at 5:42 pm #

    I buy bacon from my local farmer's market and it is seriously the best I have ever eaten. It is LEAGUES better than anything I could ever find in a grocery store!

  2. Jenn July 3, 2009 at 9:42 pm #

    I buy bacon from my local farmer’s market and it is seriously the best I have ever eaten. It is LEAGUES better than anything I could ever find in a grocery store!

  3. Amy Green/Simply Sug July 3, 2009 at 11:01 pm #

    My hubby used to work on a cattle ranch (way before we met…) which has totally changed how I look at meat. Advocating for animals is so very important…thanks for the links. I didn't have a pork recipe to share but had to stop in and see what everyone was cooking.

  4. Amy Green/Simply Sugar & G July 4, 2009 at 3:01 am #

    My hubby used to work on a cattle ranch (way before we met…) which has totally changed how I look at meat. Advocating for animals is so very important…thanks for the links. I didn’t have a pork recipe to share but had to stop in and see what everyone was cooking.

  5. Jessie July 4, 2009 at 9:24 pm #

    Did you get to see my pig post? Hehe! You'll like to hear we are raising our own pork this year, dubbed "Bacon" and "Steak" by Thing 1, but don't tell him I told you. :)

  6. Jessie July 5, 2009 at 1:24 am #

    Did you get to see my pig post? Hehe! You’ll like to hear we are raising our own pork this year, dubbed “Bacon” and “Steak” by Thing 1, but don’t tell him I told you. :)

  7. gfe--gluten free eas July 6, 2009 at 4:29 pm #

    Very late to the party, but away for the July 4th weekend! So far I found three recipes. I wonder if there are more on my site …

    Diane–Have you heard of Babes in the Woods pork? http://forestfed.com/ They sell in Vienna and Alexandria at markets per my understanding. The farm itself is in Dillwyn, VA. Mr. GFE has relatives there and I'd like to go check it out the next time were are there. Supposed to be unbelievably good pork due to the conditions they are raised in … basically, they are free range, eating what's naturally available. :-)

    Shirley

  8. gfe--gluten free eas July 6, 2009 at 9:29 pm #

    Very late to the party, but away for the July 4th weekend! So far I found three recipes. I wonder if there are more on my site …

    Diane–Have you heard of Babes in the Woods pork? http://forestfed.com/ They sell in Vienna and Alexandria at markets per my understanding. The farm itself is in Dillwyn, VA. Mr. GFE has relatives there and I'd like to go check it out the next time were are there. Supposed to be unbelievably good pork due to the conditions they are raised in … basically, they are free range, eating what's naturally available. :-)

    Shirley

  9. gfe--gluten free eas July 6, 2009 at 9:36 pm #

    Okay, I guess I had three more recipes on your site … making Mr. Linky work. ;-)

    Shirley

    • Diane July 9, 2009 at 11:51 am #

      Shirley- Thank you for sharing. I think it's great to have lots of options. Just remember to be gentle with Mr. Linky. You have to give him time to process what you've just shared if you are sharing more than one recipe. I love it when people share more than one recipe!

  10. gfe--gluten free easily July 7, 2009 at 1:36 am #

    Okay, I guess I had three more recipes on your site … making Mr. Linky work. ;-)

    Shirley

    • Diane July 9, 2009 at 3:51 pm #

      Shirley- Thank you for sharing. I think it’s great to have lots of options. Just remember to be gentle with Mr. Linky. You have to give him time to process what you’ve just shared if you are sharing more than one recipe. I love it when people share more than one recipe!

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