Serves – 6
- 4 lbs pork shoulder roast, cut into large cubes
- 2 Tbsp ghee, divided
- 1/4 cup chicken stock
- 1 large garlic bulb, cloves removed and minced
- 3 tsp sea salt, divided
- 2 Tbsp dried oregano
- 3 Tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
- 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
- 6 garnet sweet potatoes, roasted
- Sliced avocado for serving (optional)
- Fresh lime juice for serving (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375F
- Gather a large dutch oven and add 1 Tbsp of ghee. Once ghee is hot, add pork and season with 1 tsp sea salt, garlic, and dried oregano. Once pork has browned, using tongs flip each piece over and season again with 1 tsp sea salt, garlic and dried oregano. Add chicken stock to deglaze. Cover and simmer on low for 2 hours.
- While pork is cooking, prepare and cook your sweet potatoes. Rub 1Tbsp of ghee on the skin of each sweet potato. Stabb each potato with a knife on all sides. Season with sea salt and bake for 45-50 min or until soft.
- Shred pork and transfer to a serving platter. Stir in fresh oregano and fresh cilantro.
- Slice sweet potatoes down the middle and stuff with pulled pork. Top with avocado and a drizzle of lime and serve!
Oregano is an herb that should definitely be added to your medicine cabinet. Oregano is not only delicious, it is also a powerful healing agent. There are over 40 varieties of oregano, but Origanum vulgare is the one most linked to health benefits. Fresh oregano is rich in phytonutrients like thymol and carvacrol, and is loaded with antioxidants that help prevent cell damage. Oregano is also a powerful antibacterial! Oregano is an excellent source of fiber, vitamin K, manganese, iron, vitamin E, tryptophan and calcium. Those tiny, zero-calorie leaves pack so much nutrition! Enjoy all the healing benefits of Oregano in this delicious recipe!
Justine Stenger received her degree from the University of Alberta in Nutrition and Physical education. She proceeded to pursue a Holistic Nutrition/Therapeutic Chef certification from Bauman College. Justine has completed her Functional Medicine training through the Institute for Functional Medicine and is a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach, certified through the Institute for Functional Medicine. Justine is a trained Bredesen (RECODE) practitioner and specializes in cell membrane medicine, and works primarily with patients who suffer with neurological conditions, mast cell activation syndrome, Lyme disease, and autoimmune disease.
Justine has worked beside Dr. Bruce Hoffman for the past 10 years and has supported hundreds of Dr Hoffman’s chronic, complex illness patients nutritionally.
University Of Alberta – Nutrition & Physical Education , IFM – Functional Medicine Trained, IFM -Bredesen Practitioner, The dr.Com -Certified Gluten Practitioner, Bauman College – Holistic Nutrition & Certified Therapeutic Chef, Institute For Functional Medicine – Certified Health Coach