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My only real bargain buying is a whole pork loin.  Whenever I can, I will purchase the whole piece on sale and then break it down for many, many future meals.  Steve loves to photograph me as I twist and turn and pull and slice removing all of the fat and trimming it down to manageable pieces.  I usually end up with a couple of small roasts for company dinners (which, after spending all this time removing the outer layer of fat, I always recover in some kind of fatty meat like bacon), a good number of skinless, boneless, fatless cutlets (just so you know I’m promoting a healthy life style), and lots of trimmings which make a great addition to fried rice, light-on-the-protein stir-fries, or ground for sausage making.  I never pay more than about $13- so you see this really becomes a big bargain in the protein world.

 

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The other morning my buddy, Deena, dropped a container of her famous pulled pork off while we were having coffee.  She loves heat and spice and all the flavors of Mexico and had spent the weekend doctoring up a pork butt in anticipation of sandwiches and such for Super Bowl watching.  Well, let me tell you – doctor it she did.  It was beyond delicious!  Not the typical barbecuey pulled pork that is on so many menus, but a moist, chipotle-flavored yummy pull.  Steve and I had a great lunch of warm, spicy pork heaped on an iceberg lettuce leaf topped with some chopped onion and pickled jalapeño.  I don’t have the recipe – it is Deena’s secret and she doesn’t share!!!!

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