EMOM workouts are deceptively hard. Everything goes smoothly until you get to like minute 10 out of 20. Then it hits you like a truck and you’re like, dang, I was not expecting this. For anyone who doesn’t CrossFit, EMOM=every minute on the minute, so you perform a set number of reps of the given exercises at the start of every minute. Last night’s WOD was 20 minutes of med ball cleans, starting with one rep in minute one, adding one rep each minute until you got to 20 reps in the 20th minute. Very few people made it to 20. Needless to say, I was not one of them. But I made it to 16 reps, then went back down the ladder for the last 4 minutes, so not too shabby. My legs felt like jellyfish tentacles afterwards. Call me crazy, but I love that feeling.
After CrossFit I picked up some pork shoulder, and threw it in the crockpot to cook overnight. I wasn’t really planning on blogging this recipe but my breakfast was so simple yet tasty that I thought, hey, why deprive my readers of a recipe for something that is stupid easy and delicious? So here it is, for you devoted readers, all like 5 of you.. haha. Sometimes I feel like Amy Adams’ character in Julie & Julia. In her words, “sometimes, I can’t help but wonder. Is there anyone out there reading me? But I’m sure you are, aren’t you? Somebody? Anybody?”
I also made banana pancakes for my brother, who is in town for the weekend, since they’re his favorite. What can I say, I’m a great sister. But they weren’t paleo, and let me tell ya, it sure was hard to resist the sweet smell of banana pancakes. But I didn’t even taste them! I’m determined to not cheat on this 21 Day Sugar Detox at all. I will NOT do it. Not even for fresh, homemade banana pancakes.
Anyways, enough chit chat. Here ya go.
- 2-3 lbs. pork shoulder (picnic, butt or the entire shoulder)
- 1 onion, sliced thinly
- 2 Tbsp smoked paprika
- 1 Tbsp ground Cumin
- 1 Tbsp sea salt
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 Tbsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp allspice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp black pepper
- juices of 1 lemon and 1 lime
- Mix together all the spices, and massage all over the pork shoulder, covering the meat entirely in the spice rub. If you have time, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Otherwise, move onto step 2.
- Place the sliced onion in the bottom of your Crockpot, then put the spice-coated pork shoulder on top. Pour lemon and lime juice into the bottom of the Crockpot and a little on top of the pork.
- Turn your Crockpot on low and cook for 8-10 hours (cooking it overnight is ideal)
- Remove your roast from the Crockpot and place in a large bowl or on a large plate. Pull the meat apart and shred using two forks.
- Serve on a salad, with some barbeque sauce, or in tacos! Get creative, pulled pork is so versatile and delicious with pretty much everything.
For the Tacos
I’ve done a lot of experimenting to find the best paleo soft taco recipe, and the best I have come across is Against All Grain’s Tacos, so that’s my go to recipe. If you don’t eat paleo, you can just buy taco shells or make your own flour tortillas (it’s really easy).
I topped mine with the pulled pork, sauerkraut, avocado, salsa and cilantro, and boom. Breakfast is served. It was SO GOOD. It’s not a traditional breakfast, but who says that breakfast has to be bacon and eggs? To make them more breakfasty, add some scrambled eggs and bacon. I bet that would be the bomb.