Recipe – Dukan – Momma Sandi’s Amazing Crockpot Ribs

Mmmmm! These were GOOD! And easy!

I tore the plastic wrap off and sprinkled generously: sea salt, cumin, chili powder, cayenne and paprika.


I heated up 2 Tbs coconut oil in the pan and put the ribs, seasoned side down, to brown. I then generously sprinkled the exposed side to the same spices. Browned all 4 sides and put in the crockpot with the juices from the pan. I did this 4 times, as we had a big family lunch planned for after church yesterday.




I threw in 1 cup of my homemade veggie stock (any gluten free stock will do) and cooked on high for 4 hours… It fell off the bone and was DELICIOUS!

Enjoy 🙂

Dukan – Day 233 – Easter

Sunday was a PP day 🙂

Daily weight loss: 0.2 lb/0.2 kg
Total weight loss: 85.8 lb/39.01 kg

Back to my normal weight loss 🙂 Still plugging along. I had the morning off for church and had a great time. A few things to note… people think that China is an atheistic country, when in fact, most people here are religious. The largest percentage being Buddhist. It is estimated that there are over 50 million Christians in China. And I have to say the church was rockin’ Easter Sunday morning. And yes, it’s a REAL church with a big ole cross on the top of it… just across the street from the Buddhist temple 🙂

The music was gospel with a bit of reggae and blues... totally awesome!!!

The really awesome thing about attending church outside of my home country is the diversity of the fellow church goers… you don’t see that so much in churches in the U.S…. it was the same in Al Ain… people from all over the world in church with you… it makes it so much more fun!

The kids group... rockin' the house at Easter services.

I then walked 2 miles to the bus stop for Bus 900 to take the 1 hour and 18 minute ride to work. Wasn’t too bad… I love people watching.

I then had another marketing event to live through smile through 🙂 Steve, Romina and I got up and sang “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”… the crowd loved it and the kids sang it in Mandarin… pretty cool.

I then went home and got another run in… I’m really trying HARD not to overdo it, but I love it so much! I can’t explain it better than that… took my time, worked on pacing, since I am now running for longer periods without stopping… I think I’m doing pretty well…

Breakfast: One baby bell low fat cheese roundy thingy, 2 tea eggs
Lunch: 1 tea egg, tin of tuna
Afternoon snack: 1 tea egg
Dinner: Stir fry pork loin with onions and garlic cloves… yum

1 mile walk to and from work
2 mile walk to the bus stop
2.98 mile/4.79 kms Run

I hope everyone had a nice Easter Sunday or Passover weekend!


Parting shot… PJ’s AND high heels in the tea egg line this morning!

PJ's and High heels at 651 a.m.

Dukan Recipe – Vietnamese Pork

Monday was a PV Day 🙂 I posted the dinner I made last night.

Daily weight loss: 0.2 lb/0.1 kg
Total weight loss: 81.6 lb/37.11 kg

This is the dinner I’m enjoying while typing this up!

Serves 2 (I boxed my other half up for lunch tomorrow)

10 oz of lean pork loin, cut into 1/2″ cubes
1 Tbs fresh ginger, I cut mine in little chunks for some bite 🙂
1/2 large onion, cut in chunks
2 Tbs soy sauce
1 Tbs oyster sauce (if you don’t have use 3 Tbs soy sauce)
**To make this Whole30 compliant use Coconut Aminos**
1/2 tsp olive oil
5 garlic cloves, crushed
A few bits of cilantro

In a zip close Baggie put soy sauce, oyster sauce and ginger. Shake bag gently.

Place cubed pork in bag. Zip closed and shake gently. Place in fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil. Add garlic and simmer 3 minutes. Then add onions for 1 minute.

While garlic is simmering, remove pork from fridge. Remove meat from marinade and drain.

Toss meat in with the garlic and onions, turn heat up to medium-high and stir fry for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly.

Plate, top with cilantro and ENJOY!



Dukan Recipe – Pork & Mushrooms

Made a yummy dinner for a PV (protein/veggie) night.

Pork & Mushrooms

5 oz of lean pork, cubed
1 c of chopped mushrooms
1 c of asparagus, cut into 2″ pieces
1 T olive oil
1/2 tsp ground garlic
1/2 tsp lemon/pepper seasoning
A smidge of salt

Place oil in pan. Place pork cubes on oil and bring heat up to Medium. Sprinkle the ground garlic and lemon/pepper on the pork. Brown the pork on one side, about 3 minutes.
While pork is browning, prep your veggies.
Turn the pork over to brown other side and cook for one minute.
Add the asparagus and the mushroom to the pan. Put the lid on and cook for 4 minutes.
Plate and serve.

I wouldn’t be able to do this diet so successfully if it wasn’t for quick and easy cooking! Most of my meals require less than 15 minutes from prep to plate!


Dukan Recipe – Citrus Pork & Onions

Well, I find myself with another 1/2 day of work… this is because I worked all day yesterday because of a birth and they owe me 😀

Anyhoo, found myself at home deciding lunch should be more fun than 2 tea eggs and some ham slices, so this is what I whipped together. I’m eating it while I type and it is yummy!!

Citrus Pork & Onions

4 oz. of lean pork, cubed
1/2 large red onion, cut in big chunks
1 TBS olive oil
1 lime
1 tsp garlic powder (I have a grinder… see pic)
1 tsp Trader Joes Lemon Pepper seasoning
1 1/2 tsp dijon mustard

Prep: Put garlic powder and lemon pepper seasoning in a small dish, by doing this you don’t get too much moisture on your grinders and end up with grinders that don’t work… a lot less frustrating! Also, roll your lime before you cut it between your palm and the counter top… you will get more juice!

Put olive oil in pan or wok and heat to medium/high. Place pork cubes in and place lid on for 2 minutes. Sprinkle half of the seasonings on the meat and replace lid for 1 minute.
Place your onion chunks in with the meat and add the rest of the seasonings.
Squeeze the juice of the lime onto the meat and onions and give it a stir.
Throw on the mustard, give it a stir, replace lid for 2 minutes.
Plate up!
Oh my is it good… the sauce at the bottom of the bowl is yummy!

My Ingredients:


Nutrition Facts… I put this recipe in at and this it what it came up with:
Calories – 321 Protein – 27.05g Fat – 16.37g Carbs – 16.68g (3.2 dietary fiber)