Janie Flores

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Abuela de Miami makes Carnitas al Horno!

In About on January 18, 2015 at 1:19 pm
Abuela De Miami's Carnitas al horno #SabiosdelSabor #PorkTeInspira

Abuela De Miami’s Carnitas al horno #SabiosdelSabor #PorkTeInspira

Carnitas al horno #SabiosDelSabor #PorkTeInspira

Carnitas al horno #SabiosDelSabor #PorkTeInspira

Abuela de Miami Makes Carnitas al horno!
#SabiosDelSabor #PorkTeInspira

Abuela de Miami had to get in on the #PorkTeInspira #SabiosDelSabor contest by sharing a picture of a favorite pork dish: Carnitas al Horno! #AbueloDeMiami loves tacos de carnitas, but I want to keep them as healthy as possible for him so I skip the traditional frying method and I roast the pork shoulder instead. Although using the roasting method takes longer, the preparation is easier and more importantly most of the fat is rendered out. I save the rendered fat and use it to prepare refried beans or other recipes that call for tasty fat! Here is the recipe:

Carnitas Al Horno

3 – 4 pounds of #Pork shoulder cut into four or five large chunks
4 Tablespoons Goya Adobo Sin Pimienta (Adobo without pepper)
2 Tablespoons olive oil
5 Cloves of garlic
1 Onion Sliced
½ Orange – juiced
Corn tortillas
Coarsely chopped cilantro
Coarsely chopped onions
Lime wedges

1. Preheat oven to 375º
2. Season the pork pieces with Goya Adobo, which you can find in the Hispanic section of your supermarket. If not then make a spice blend with a base of salt and garlic powder. Get creative!
3. Add olive oil to a Dutch oven (deep pan with lid that goes from stove to oven) and heat to medium high heat on the stove
4. Add the pork sections and sear on all sides. This should take about 10 minutes. Turn off burner
5. Add the garlic, onion and pour the orange juice over the meat. Add the orange peel if you like
6. Cover the Dutch oven with foil and then place the lid on the pan
7. Place the Dutch oven in the oven at 375º for an hour, then lower the temperature to 240º for two hours
8. After three hours remove the pan from the oven and gently take the meat out of the pan and place it on a plate to rest and drain for twenty minutes. Pull apart meat to assemble tacos
9. Warm up corn tortillas and assemble the tacos adding cilantro and onions; sprinkle with lime and add your salsa
10. EAT!

Mexicans only place onions, cilantro and salsa on our tacos de carnitas because we expect the flavor of the meat to be so delicious and succulent that we don’t want anything to cover it up! I typically serve the tacos with Mexican coleslaw (shredded cabbage, cucumber, onion, cilantro, salt, lime juice) on the side. The acidity of the salad helps cut through the richness of the meat. You can add toppings to your liking and serve with your favorite side dish.

Thank you to Latina Mom Bloggers for letting us know about this contest. Get in on the fun and share a picture of your favorite pork recipe using the hashtag #SabiosDelSabor on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram for a chance to win a VIP getaway for two to Miami! Go to http://www.porkteinspira.com/dalailomo for more information.

And if you try my recipe let me know how it comes out!

Abuela de Miami


Abuela de Miami Donates Hair via Pantene #BeautifulLengths on National Donate Your Hair Day

In About on December 21, 2014 at 3:55 pm
We did it!  Donated 8 inches of hair on National Donate Your Hair Day!

We did it! Donated 8 inches of hair on National Donate Your Hair Day!

National Donate Your Hair Day with Pantene #BeautifulLengths

National Donate Your Hair Day with Pantene #BeautifulLengths

Abuela de Miami Donates Hair to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths Cause on National Donate Your Hair Day, November 22, 2014

Abuela de Miami had the awesome privilege of being able to donate 8 inches of her hair on National Donate Your Hair Day, Saturday, November 22, 2014 through the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program.  Abuela de Miami heard about this special event on a Twitter Party hosted by Latina Mom Bloggers with telenovela star Maite Perroni and celebrity hairstylist Gabriel Samra.   Since Pantene started the Beautiful Lengths program in 2006 more than 600,000 ponytails have been donated and over 34,000 wigs have been created for women with cancer.

The event in Miami was held at Gabriel Samra Hair Salon where more than 17 women, children and men added to the 4,800,000 inches of hair donated since 2006 to this worthy cause.  The whole process was pleasant, convenient and the Pantene reps and the staff at the salon made us feel like celebrities!  My hair had to be clean, dry, without any hair products or dyes, and no more than 5% gray hair.  Gabriel made two ponytails out of my hair and then snip, snip and it was done!

My hair grows quickly so I look forward to being able to donate again next year!  In the meantime I’m rocking this very cool, unstructured bob by Gabriel Samra that really frames my face very nicely and is easy to style.  Thank you Pantene Beautiful Lengths and Gabriel Samra for all you do!

For more information on the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program or to donate hair please visit http://www.beautifullengths.wordpress.com