Selecting and Slicing a Fresh Pineapple

Pineapple goldenThe Spoon Mage™ loves her pineapple almost every day. Fresh pineapple is tasty,  nutritious and does wonderful things for her arthritis. This magical property comes from an anti-inflammatory enzyme called bromelain that lives 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 just fine, but it is twice the price of a whole pineapple. If you have a ripe pineapple and a pineapple corer slicer, and know how to use it – go for it!

If you don’t have fancy equipment, no worries. It is easy to slice up a pineapple with a large sharp knife. With practice, you will be a pro – a pro that saves money!

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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