Wednesday, September 6, 2017

MealPlanFamily - Pork Roast with Cauliflower Mushroom Gravy

Well we finally decided to take the plunge and start a whole 30. Today is day 2 and so far so good...besides the fact that I really want a huge bowl of popcorn with butter on it and maybe a nice cold glass of sav blanc to sip on while I watch last night's bachelor in paradise.....but I's been going well....

Let me back up for anyone who doesn't know what the Whole 30 is.

For one month, it completely strips away "hormone-unbalancing, gut-disrupting, inflammatory food groups," considered to be grains, sugar, dairy, alcohol, and legumes. Equally as important as eliminating these groups is not to be tempted to "junkify" their old favorites — for example, a meaty "Paleo pizza" or "coconut-flour pancakes" are off-limits. For Whole30 participants, it's not about stretching the rules of the diet to their furthest limits. It's about learning to enjoy whole, clean, simple foods that fuel your body.

So you can read more about it in the link above if you are so inclined, but basically no sugar, grains, dairy, alcohol or legumes for 30 days.

You can follow along with some of our meals on my instagram page .... but if things have more of a recipe involved (and not just me throwing random things together) I will post it here.

Tonight we had this pork roast in the instant pot...for some reason this pork roast keeps being on a super ridiculous sale at Kroger so I keep buying it and finding new things to make with it....

This meal was SO good. It basically involves using Cauliflower in the place of milk/cream to make a gravy....I used a bag of frozen cauliflower which made it even easier.. Who knew that cauliflower was such a versatile ingredient..Oh, and it was made in the Instant Pot! Even better.
 I served it with roasted butternut squash and a boiled potato with gravy poured all over 1.5 year old literally ate half the sheet pan of butternut squash...can't say I blame him.

Get the recipe for the pork with mushroom cauliflower gravy here.

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