Happy 2015 with Pulled Pork

Happy New Year! This is my first post for 2015 and how good, I am managing it on New Years Day! We had a great Christmas and end to 2014 spent away at the beach with our family and our gorgeous puppy Harvey and then we rang in the new year with some fabulous friends at Byron Bay! Although we spent a week away, don’t you think it often feels like you need another holiday once you’ve made your way home, unpacked, done 50,000 loads of washing, gone to the grocery store and then started to get organised for back to work? Well it surely does for us so we always try and factor in a couple of days at home to unwind and get back into the swing of things and what better way to get a delicious and easy meal on the table than to slow cook in this time! This pulled pork recipe is pretty simple, absolutely moreish and surprisingly cheap.
I thought you would all like to start a new year with some fresh recipe inspiration to help with some of your (hopefully not unattainable) goals set for the new year. I am not going to bore you with any “resolutions” for 2015 except that I plan to continue to bring you recipe and nourishing inspiration so watch this space, you might also notice from this post the launch of goodfoodwholelife’s new format, there are a few bells and whistles and pretty colours but most of all I am hoping the site is more user-friendly and welcome any feedback any feedback you might have.

Pulled pork is a fortnightly staple for us because it really is so easy to do and yields so much yummy leftovers, I love enjoying it again at breakfast with some poached eggs and kruat and we always freeze some to have it on standby for those times when you can’t be bothered to make dinner. I have spent months tweaking and perfecting this recipe and think it is a great balance of spice and juiceyness… I haven’t thought of any other uses for the left over juice yet but possibly as a good base for gravey?


This goes so well with my Tangy coleslaw and I have an absolute obsession at the moment with sweet potato chips, just preheat the oven to 200c FF, cut sweet potato into chip pieces (not too small or they char easily), generously coat in melted coconut oil and then cook for about 10-15 mins or until soft and browned. YUM!

Pulled Pork

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1kg skinless and boneless pork shoulder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground corainder seeds
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Combine all of the herbs and spices in a bowl and use this as a spice rub for the pork, wrap in gladwrap and refrigerate for at least an hour
  • Place onion across the bottom of the slow cooker to make a bed for the pork and cover with water
  • Place the pork on the onion, cover and cook in the slow cooker for 8 hours on low
  • After the 8 hours, remove the pork and strain the juice left in the bottom of the slow cooker and keep in a bowl
  • Use 2 forks to “pull” the pork and return it to the slow cooker
  • Slowly add some of the strained juice back in to the pork being careful not to add too much to make it soggy

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