Selecting and Slicing a Fresh Pineapple

Pineapple goldenThe Spoon Mage™ loves her pineapple almost every day. Fresh pineapple is incredibly nutritious and does wonderful things for her arthritis. This magical banish my arthritis property comes from an anti-inflammatory enzyme called Bromelain that exists within fresh pineapple. Neither dried nor canned pineapple works as well on my pain, and forget about pineapple in a pill. Go fresh for less pain and great flavor!

A pre-cut pineapple is twice the price of a whole pineapple at the grocers. Even if you don’t have a pineapple slicer it is easy to slice up a pineapple. With practice, you will be a pro – a pro that saves money!

There is a great lot of pineapple inside the fruit. You will cut off what looks like an extravagant amount of the outside and it will make you feel wasteful. Not to worry, there is a lot left for you to eat.

To select the perfect pineapple, start by picking one up.  Read More

Pork Carnitas



1 (3 lb) pork roast – either center cut or loin, well-trimmed
1 T vegetable oil
1/2 sweet onion, sliced
1/2 bell pepper, deveined, deseeded, and sliced
1/2 cup salsa (mild, medium, or hot)
1/4 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup pineapple juice
2 T hatch chili peppers, roasted and diced (mild or hot)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 T ancho chili powder
1  1/2 t cumin
1/4 t ground black pepper
Warmed corn or whole wheat tortillas
Optional Toppings: a sprinkle of queso fresco, hot peppers, salsa Read More