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Looking for a healthy meal option guaranteed to impress even the most fussy eaters? If so then I have an answer for you and it can be made in about 30 minutes. It’s my recipe for glazed pork loin Asian Salad. 

What you will need: 

  • Pork loin (unflavored, fat trimmed)
  • Field green mix
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • 2 small oranges
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Chili powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Hot sauce (Tapatio or Tabasco)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • White wine vinegar


Start out with a large cast iron pan on medium heat. If you don’t have cast iron use a non stick skillet. You need to mix the cumin, cinnamon, paprika, chili powder, salt and pepper together and rub the pork loin to cover. Sear the pork loin on all sides to get a nice caramelized surface on the meat. 

Remove from heat and set aside. When cooled, mix the brown sugar, minced garlic and some hot sauce and cover the top of the pork loin on a cookie sheet. Place in 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. While cooking the pork, mince the cabbage, wash the field greens and julienne the carrots. In a bowl whisk the vinegar and some lime/lemon/orange juice with some of the olive oil until a nice vinaigrette is ready. Segment the other orange and add with the greens, cabbage and carrots.

Remove the pork from the oven, let cool for 5 minutes and then cut on a bias. Toss dressing with the salad mixture and top with thin cut pork and enjoy. This recipe is low in fat and full of flavor. The sugar glaze on the pork ensures that everyone will love your meal!

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One of the best options that you have is this Pulled Pork Recipe that gives you plenty of time to prepare for the meals and home arrangements while you let the meal cook in the oven. The best kinds of meat that you can use for this recipe would be a whole boston butt. You may also use a boneless pork butt or a slab of Pork Loin.

You will be using a dry rub and a marinade mixture. All these can be bought from the grocery stores near your area. This recipe can serve five to six persons.


4 pound pork
½ cup white sugar
¼ cup salt
3 cups cold water
2 bay leaves

For the dry rub:

1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons ground pepper
½ cup brown sugar

Begin the process by mixing the dry rub ingredients together in a bowl. Take four tablespoons of this mixture and place in a large bowl of cold water. Set aside the remaining dry rub and ensure that this is stored in room temperature.

Add the salt in the water and stir it well for it to dissolve. Add in the white sugar and allow to dissolve, as well. Soak the pork in this mixture. Cover the container and allow to sit in the refrigerator for one to three hours.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Drain the pork and pat dry with a paper towel. Place this in a baking pan or dish. Generously sprinkle the dry rub on the surfaces and massage it onto the meat. When the dry rub is absorbed by the pork, place the thermometer on the thickest part of the meat.

Tip: You might want to get best results with Pork Loin. It has to be treated with more care though. This would be also a good variation to the smoked pulled pork so often made.

Place the meat in the oven and allow to cook for two hours then reduce the heat to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. Allow the meat to cook for six more hours. The meat is thoroughly cooked when the thermometer reads close to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the pan from the oven and allow to rest for twenty minutes to ensure that the inside of the meat is juicy and tender.

Whether it is Christmas, Thanksgiving, or some other special occasion, there is nothing like eating a Honey Baked Ham. It is one of the most famous foods ever created. One special recipe that spawned thousands of stores to open up nationwide and around the world. The recipe was invented over fifty years ago in Detroit, Michigan by a man named Harry Hoenselaar. Harry loved smoking hams and over time developed his signature glaze which would make him famous.

Instead of going to your local Honey Baked Ham store you can try making your own at home. You can make your own for about one third of the price. You will need: one spiral cut ham, half cup of orange juice, half cup of pear juice, half cup of brown sugar, half cup of honey.

First preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Take the ham and put it in a large baking pan making sure to keep the cut end facing down. In a separate bowl mix together the orange and pear juice. Place the ham in the oven for 15 minutes basting the ham with the juice mix frequently.

Mix together the brown sugar and the honey. This will become the special glaze. Brush the glaze over the ham and bake for an hour or until the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees. The tricky part is getting the crispy crust like a real Honey Baked Ham. At the stores they use a butane torch to caramelize the glaze. You can do this at home as well it just takes a little practice.

That’s it! This is a simple recipe and you should have no trouble making you very own Honey Baked Ham.

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Honey Baked Ham Recipe


* 1.5kg boneless gammon joint

* 7-8 cloves

* Juice of 1 orange

* 50ml liquid honey


1. Pre-heat oven to 200oC, 400oF

2. Place the gammon in a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring slowly to the boil then discard the water and rinse the joint. Cover with fresh cold water and bring to the boil again. Reduce the heat and cover the pan then simmer very gently for an hour.

3. Drain the gammon then carefully cut the skin off the joint and score the fat in a diamond pattern. Place the meat in a small roasting tin and stud the top with cloves.

4. Mix the orange rind and juice with the honey and pour this over the joint, brushing the liquid over the sides as you do so.

5. Bake for about 30-40 minutes or until the fat is golden brown. Baste the gammon frequently during cooking.

6. Serve hot or cold. If serving the joint cold, continue to baste it with the glaze as it cools.


Sausage-Noodle Hot Dish
1 pound pork sausage
1 pound ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 small pkg. egg noodles, cooked
1/2 cup water
2 (16ozs.) cans cream style corn
2 cans condensed chicken noodle soup

Brown meat, pepper and onion. Drain drippings. Add cooked noodles and corn. Mix; put into greased casserole dish. Combine soup and water and pour over mixture. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Bake 45 minutes at 375 degrees.

This sausage dish is one of our favorites. Cut the recipe out of the paper years ago.
Source: Nancy Carol Elder