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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

My Favorite Pork Tenderloin {crockpot recipe}


When I first started battling all the anxiety that hit me like a ton of bricks as my life spiraled onto this course I'm currently on I struggled to sleep, eat, cook, all the things.  I focused 100% of my energy into being mom to my babes and I was essentially wiped out after doing that all day.

Many nights I drank a smoothie or had a bowl of cereal for dinner and forced myself to eat it even though my throat felt like it was swelling up and I couldn't really have cared less about eating.  I couldn't bring myself to cook because I didn't feel like I could pretend things were okay.  I didn't want to put a family meal on the table when I didn't feel like I had a family to lean on.  Connection is one of my greatest values and it was severely lacking in those months.

One of my best friends, whom I often trade recipes with, got me the best Christmas presents I could have ever received.  She filled a gift bag with goodies from Whole Foods and Trader Joes and told me it was time to start cooking again.  Her words, "You're good at it and you enjoy it and you need to start doing it again."

I'm so so grateful for her, her friendship, her little dose of tough love, and this gift because I started cooking again almost as soon as I got home from our visit.  I've made homemade soups and sauce and zoodles and taco salads and this week I made my favorite pork tenderloin.  It's so nice to want to do the things that make you happy, to feel like me again.  I just had to share the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb pork tenderloin
  • Everything Flavor God seasoning
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
Instructions:

  1. Pour 1/2 cup water into crockpot and liberally sprinkle Everything seasoning onto pork.
  2. Cook on low for 8 hours
  3. Mix together ingredients for the glaze in a small sauce pan: brown sugar, cornstarch, balsamic vinegar, water, soy sauce
  4. Heat over medium heat until mixture thickens stirring consistently.
  5. Serve roast over rice or cauliflower rice and top with glaze.
If you try this I'd love to hear how you like it!  It's a staple in our house because it's so easy and so delicious!  Enjoy.


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