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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Favourites and A WINNER!!

Busy busy with preparations for Christmas which is being held at our house this year. 

Some baking that will take place over the next couple of days will include:


Gingerbread House

Mince Pies

And to announce our winner of the OrgoPot - we have selected K8 for not only a wonderful sounding dish but for including the recipe which just made my husbands mouth water.

Congratulations K8!!


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Pulled Pork and Bean Burritos & an ORGOPOT giveaway

Another spell between posts but I am still busy as a bee, my work changed dramatically the other week with a department reshuffle - not the best outcome but something I have to deal with!!

Despite the sweltering heat of Melbourne today I needed to post tonight.  So with having decided that I must blog and with it being such a warm day I knew dinner would need to be easy and flavoursome.  Mexican on a warm day was my first thought strangely.  Easy to cook easy to eat was my theory behind the choice!! 

These Pulled Pork and Bean Burritos by all means fit the bill... the pork was slow cooked in an Orgopot for a few hours on a low heat so there was no over the stove top sweats with the preparation.  Shredded and mixed with kidney beans and the sauce it was cooked in gave the meat texture and also a nice delicate yet a little spicy flavour.  A quick colourful salad all combined in a tortilla wrap ensured this was the perfect meal.

Pulled Pork and Bean Burritos
(recipe sourced from WW Takeaway At Home Cookbook)
Serves: 4
ProPoints per Serve: 12
1 tablespoon olive oil
400 gram peice of lean pork neck (scotch fillet) fat trimmed
1 brown onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground chilli
2 tablespoons tomato paste
3/4 cup chicken stock
400 gram can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups (150 grams) finely shredded red cabbage
1 carrot, cut into matchsticks
1 red capsicum, thinly sliced
100 grams snow pea sprouts
1 tablespoon lime juice
8 x 20cm flour tortillas

Preheat oven to 160 degress Celsius or 140 degrees Celsius fan forced.

Heat half the oil in a medium stove/oven proof pan over high heat.  Cook pork, turning for 5 minutes or until browned. Set aside.

Heat remaining oil in the same pan over medium heat.  Add onion and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened.  Add garlic, cumin and chilli and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds or until fragrant.  Stir in tomato paste and stock.

Place pork on top of onion mixture.  Cover with foil and bake for 2 hours or until very tender.  Uncover and cool slightly.  Using 2 forks, shred pork.  Add beans and stir to combine.

Combine cabbage, carrot, capsicum, sprouts and juice in a medium bowl.

Heat tortillas following packed instructions.

Divide pork mixture among tortillas.  Top with cabbage salad and roll to enclose filling.  Serve.

(click here for a printable version of this recipe)

Tonight's post also brings a special giveaway. 

I recently brought two Orgopots for my own use through a work colleague's recommendation who had purchased one herself.  Bottom line all I can say is that they are wonderful to use.  Both for use on the stove top and in the oven these pots make cooking a dream and I have also noticed that due to the pan surface I have actually reduced the use of oil while cooking.  The pots are lightweight, dishwasher safe, metal utensial safe and very easy to clean.  Measuring 28cm in diameter, 9.5 cm deep and hold 4.5 litres.  A glass lid also allows you to see what you are cooking at a glance.

Now for the giveaway - I have one of these Orgopots (valued at $69 each) to giveaway.  To be in with a chance of winning please tell me what is your family favourite "one pot wonder" recipe that you love to cook.  Leave a comment on this post - if I like the sound of your dish I may even cheekily request the recipe.  Should you leave an anonymous comment please ensure you leave your name and email address on the comment or email me me confirmation of your comment including contact details to houseofmurray@optusnet.com.au so I can contact you.

To ensure that the winner will recieve this brilliant prize in time for Christmas (I must say what a wonderful Christmas present) the competition will close Sunday 16th December 8pm EST and unfortunately for my overseas friends this competion is only available to Australian residents.

However should you wish to own your own Orgopot it's easy to purchase one. You can own one for $69 each plus delivery of $9.95. Total being: $78.95.
You can order your Orgopot by clicking here.  I have been told by the supplier, Orgolife, that if you order before Christmas you will not be charge Postage and Handling - so you will save $9.95!!

Here is a video of OrgoPot in action, the Youtube link is: http://youtu.be/xltzljs1Ix4.

Good luck to all that enter and I will be contacting one of you Sunday night via email.