Aren’t fall veggies just so pretty?! I think it’s so exciting to eat seasonal produce because it provides us with the most nutrient dense options available and keeps our diet colorful, varied, and interesting! This would even be beautiful to serve at Thanksgiving! I like to make my own sausage, and by “make” I mean combine pork and a bunch of spices, but you can buy a good quality ground sausage and skip all the added spices if you want. If you do want to make your own, spices can be funny so if you don’t like the way they smell or know you don’t like certain ones, leave them out. I try to use rosemary all the time and every time I get so mad at myself because I know I just don’t like it!
My Maw Maw used to make her sugo with bone-in pork chops and I’ve never been able to recreate it. This recipe is inspired with her in mind, but I developed a surefire way to get great flavor and pork that falls apart using a slow cooker, pork loin, and pork bones. I served it over spaghetti squash but it would also be great over roasted brussels sprouts, rice, or pasta if that’s what you like!
This is a great recipe that is versatile in its cooking methods and ways to serve! You can cook in a slow cooker or in the oven if you’re home and have the time. Great to eat off of all week and serve over various salad greens or starches depending on you and your family’s preference. I used jicama tortillas with it for the first time and absolutely loved it! I’m obsessed with jicama tortillas now. And the best part is, you can buy them pre-cut at your local grocery store!
I love ribs but I’m not so fond of all the sugar that’s usually the first ingredient in dry rib rubs. You can of course make your own, but I found a brisket rub by Adams Reserve that’s sugar free, MSG free, and tastes great on ribs!
This is such a rich and hearty soup! My husband used to say that soup was for sissies, but even he can fill up on this. I use deer sausage in this recipe because my husband processes it himself so we always have tons to use up. If you don’t have deer sausage, look for a smoked sausage that’s free of nitrates and sugar. Continue reading “Sausage, Potato, and Kale Soup”