Pork Casserole with cauliflower rice…this is pure love…

This is very easy to make but it requires a little bit of planning and it can for sure not be called fast food. When we came home this evening the casserole had been in the oven for over 5 hours and smell in the house was divine. Both Knut and Mira finished their dinner in a split of a second and yes, even Mira!! Knut said we have to make this again so Freddie can try it because “it was just so so gooood!”

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Here we go:

500 grams 1 lbs. Boneless pork shops …Next time I will use at least twice the amount

1 can of Tomato sauce

1 tablespoon Tomato pure

1 tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar

1 tablespoon soy sauce (gluten-free)

1 tablespoon Better than bullion (I used kalvfond, a Swedish brand)

Chopped mushrooms


Fresh Thyme

Fresh Tarragon

1 Liter of water (or more depending on for how long you will keep the casserole in the oven)

Salt and Pepper

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Cauliflower Rice:

1 cauliflower

Olive Oil

White wine vinegar

Salt and Pepper

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How to: Chop the pork into smaller pieces and fry them in a frying pan and season with salt and pepper. Chop the mushrooms and the fennel and mix them with the pork and the rest of the ingredients and let it come to a boil. Put the pot in the oven at 120C/250F for at least 2 hours but by all means longer. Make sure you don’t burn it so it is a good idea to check on it. Mine got dry-ish a few times but I just kept on adding water every time till it was to my liking (Not to wet and not to dry).

Grate the cauliflower and fry it in a pan for about 10 minutes and season with white wine vinegar, salt and pepper.

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A lazy morning in my sweats…

I have not realized that Thursday is another day of the week that is crazy busy and today it really hit me now when Freddie is out of town and can’t rely that he will be home while I running in and out like a mad man. So I decided this morning I would do some chores around the house and go to Costco to stock up on some meat before I had to pick Mira up from school at 11.30. When we got home we she was helping me to put everything a way and making her own smoothie with fruit, this is a big step for her, as she does not like either fruit or vegetables.

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So with a plan ahead I started to prepare dinner for this evening and I was really longing for some slow cooked tender meat so I thought I would get everything ready in my big iron pot. I didn’t dare leaving it the gas stove so I put the pot in the oven to cook slowly. Meanwhile Mira and me went to the gym, but as always I managed to leave the house 15 minutes late but I still achived a 45 minutes medium-intensity workout on the Stairmaster.

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Straight from the gym we went to pick up Mira’s friend for their gymnastic class and from there it just rolled on. In between the pick ups and drop offs I had a change to check on the casserole. We were home just before 7pm and the house was freezing but an amazing aroma came from the oven that made us even hungrier. We hurried to have shower and had dinner on the floor in front of the fire…

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