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Kitchen Secrets 
Sep. 13, 2009 10:00 am 
Updated: Sep. 14, 2009 2:54 pm
After 30 years and more of cooking, sometimes I get lazy. Thus I have an arsenal of meals I can make very quickly. These fast feasts are usually based around one central life saving ingredient. This post and future "Secrets" post will be my reveal.

These days, pork is cheap. So this green and natural product is pure gold. You won't believe how yummy and authentic Abuelita Villarreal's Comida Mexicana ¡Viva Verde! tastesThe Mexican food lovers in your family will thank you.

I usually heat the ¡Viva Verde! in a Pyrex measuring cup and pour it over roast pork slices and dollops of sour cream on warmed plates. I find the sauce gets too watery if used as a simmering sauce. If you want to serve with some kind of carb side, I recommend simply heating white or yellow hominy (rinsed and drained from the can) and serving it next to the pork so that some of the sauce gets poured over it.

I stock up on ¡Viva Verde! at Whole Foods in Framinham MA. To find the product in your area check the Comida Mexicana Website. The sauce does separate into layers in the jar while on the shelf because it's not filled with a bunch of stabalizers. Don't let that put you off. Larger product photo.
Green Gold for Lazy Cooks
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Sep. 14, 2009 2:54 pm
I have a similar shortcut meal. I use a cheap cut of beef, like London Broil or whatever tough cut is on sale. I toss it in the slow cooker with a whole jar of salsa. It cooks for 6-8 hours, then I shred it with 2 forks and serve it in soft taco shells.
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About Me
I am a 51 year old game designer, grandmother and entrepreneur. I have been cooking for family all my life. These days I cook at least twice a day for my husband and I who are both on low carbohydrate diets for life.
My favorite things to cook
Sadly I love to bake... oh well. So instead I specialize in yummy stove top cooking.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother was a traditional English cook. 'nuf said. I use Mexican, Asian, Indian and American spice combinations in my own recipes.
My cooking triumphs
I have cooked dinner for 30 and have it come off with aplomb.
My cooking tragedies
I once made a birthday cake for someone when I could not smell things properly. I didn't realize my vegetable oil had gone rancid. Yuck.
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