THE PERFECT PRESSURE COOKER BARBEQUE PORK – A HOMELY TWIST TO A GOURMET TREAT  

Who doesn’t like barbeque pork?

The complex charred flavors, the juicy texture of the meat, the fall off the bone texture, everything about barbeque pork makes it one of the most loved dishes of everybody. However, the long cooking time involved in preparing this super tender and super delicious pork dish, makes most people wary of making this recipe at home. In some recipes, the meat is smoked for 12 to 16 hours, to achieve the signature tenderness of pulled pork. But what if I told you that there is one very common household item, using which you can make this amazing dish in just about one hour? Yes you’ve read that right, and that item is your very own pressure cooker. Using an everyday pressure cooker (use this site for instructions on how to use it for best results) , you can cook your BBQ Pork to perfection in a lot less time, and trust me, it will turn out to be as amazing as a traditionally cooked pulled pork.

INGREDIENTS THAT YOU WILL NEED

1: Pork butt/shoulder (cut into chunks if needed) – 3-4 lbs

2: Onion powder – 1 tbsp

3: Garlic powder – 1/2 tbs

4: Paprika powder – 1/2 tbs

5: BBQ sauce – 2 cups [divided]

6: cayenne powder – to taste

7: Salt – to taste

8: Pepper – to taste

9: Water – 1 cup

10: Oil – as required

*OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS*(MIX AND USE THESE INSTEAD OF WATER IF YOU WANT TO MAKE YOUR PORK SUPER FLAVORFUL AND TASTY)
i: Apple juice – 1/2 cup

ii:Liquid smoke – 3-4 tbs

iii: Honey – 1/2 tbs

iv: Water – 1/2 cup

Now that your ingredients are all sorted out, it is time for the actual cooking. Cooking this Pressure Cooked Barbeque Pork is extremely simple. You just need to follow the following 6 steps, and you will end up with the most tender and delicious meat you have ever tasted.

STEP 1: SEASON AND BROWN THE MEAT
First of all, season your meat with all the dry spices and let it marinade for 15 to 20 minutes. The longer the pork marinates, the more flavorful it will be. Then, heat a little bit of oil in the pressure cooker, and add your meat. Make sure all the sides of the meat develops a nice brown color in order to make your dish rich in flavor.

STEP 2: ADD IN THE WET INGREDIENTS
Now it is time to add in 1 cup of the BBQ sauce and the water (or the optional ingredients if you want super smokey flavor). Make sure you deglaze the bottom of the pan by scraping it thoroughly.

STEP 3: IT’S TIME TO PRESSURE COOK
Now close the lid of the pressure cooker. Bring pressure to 15 psi and turn the heat down to the lowest setting possible maintaining pressure. Cook it for 60 minutes.

STEP 4: OPENING UP THE LID AND REMOVING THE MEAT
After one hour, turn the heat off, and use natural pressure release method to release pressure. After the valve drops completely, open the lid of the pressure cooker, and remove the pieces of meat from the pressure cooker, and let it rest for a little while. Strain and reserve about 1 cup of cooking liquid from the pressure cooker.

STEP 5: SHRED AND FINISH THE MEAT
After the cooked pork had rested for about 5 minutes, shred the meat using two forks. Then add the shredded meat to a pan, mix in 1 cup of barbeque sauce which was reserved, and stir well. Add in the strained cooking liquid as needed to achieve the preferred consistency.

STEP 6: SERVE AND ENJOY
Serve this delicious pressure cooked barbecue pork on toasted rolls, or in tortillas with additional barbecue sauce, and enjoy.

This Pressure Cooked Barbeque Pork will turn out to be so great, that everybody will confuse you with a masterchef. It is so easy and so convenient, that anyone can cook this, at any time. And if you want to go that extra mile, make sure you use the liquid smoke. The pork will turn out to be so smokey and flavorful, that no one will believe that it hasn’t been cooked in a smoker. So what are you waiting for? Take your pressure cooker out, and surprise everyone! Happy cooking!

Fried Mozzarella Cheese Balls

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Tiz the season to be making cheese balls. It’s time to up your game and make the real deal, the King Kong of cheese balls; fried mozzarella cheese balls. These cheese balls have the 2 most important ingredients known to man, cheese, and fried flour. If you’re worried about calories, make sure to add ingredient 8.

Ingredients

1. 8 ounces mozzarella cheese

2. 1 cup flour

3. 2 eggs, beaten

4. 1/4 cup whole milk

5. 2 cups bread crumbs

6. Vegetable oil

7. pizza sauce

8. garden salsa peppers

Directions

1. Cut cheese (mozzarella) into small-large cubes based on preference and put aside.

2. Place 3 bowls beside one another, filling the primary with flour, the second with the milk and the eggs and therefore the third with the breadcrumbs.

3. Dice peppers and blend them totally with bowl of flour

4. Roll every cheese cube within the flour, sound off excess flour, then dip in egg mixture, then appear breadcrumbs and place on a plate.

5. In a large saucepan pan, heat oil to 350F (use a candy or french-fry measuring instrument to measure temperature). Set an outsized plate flat-top with some paper towels off to the facet.

6. Employing a slotted spoon, lower cheese cubes into the oil, ensuring they keep separated whereas cookery. take away from oil exploitation spoon when one minute or once the cubes area unit a golden brown and place on paper towels to empty. Let oil come to 350F before creating future batch. Repeat till all cheese cubes area unit deep-fried.

7. If you’re highly motivated make your own organic, natural homemade pizza sauce and serve hot!

8. If you’re lazy like me, buy pizza sauce and serve cold.

The main problem with this dish as that you got a real problem when it runs out, and trust me it will run out. There is not enough cheese in the world to satisfy these delicious little creations. The only way to limit intake is too add enough pepper to make it really burn! Then people will head for the water instead of for seconds. That is literally the best advice I can give, except for everybody Wang Chung tonight. Use the air fryer for best results and read this to understand how an airfryer works

Tomatoes?

If you’re wondering why I skimmed over the pizza sauce section of this article it was for good reason. If you’re going to have pizza sauce, then you need to have pizza sauce, and this suggestion is the latter. If you going to do it right, you need to have a garden! And by having a garden I mean you need to be growing 20 fresh organically farmed tomato plants every year. Don’t fret! It’s not that hard. The crazy thing about tomatoes is the only need a couple things.

1. Sunlight

2. Water

Okay I know that’s a little oversimplified but it’s the truth. Plenty of these two things will yield you a BUNCH of tomatoes. Growing tomatoes is an art, and an artist you can become if you experiment and try, try again. Make sure to beat up your tomatoes, they like a good beating!

Also, build tomato boxes and encompass them around your tomato plant so that the plant can grow up the plant and become huge, yielding up to an infinite amount of tomatoes!

Also, don’t make mistake of over fertilizing the ground, especially the first time. Too much nitrogen can be a bad thing.

Happy planting!

Tomato sauce ingredients

1. Fresh tomatoes

2. Salt

3. Pepper

4. Sugar

5. Oil

6. Garlic

7. Basil

You can start any tomato sauce recipe off with these ingredients. Don’t be afraid to try different quantities of each until you find your secret recipe, and remember, you always need a secret ingredient!

 

 

 

 

11 short hairstyles in trend, right now.

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It is springtime and this spring everyone is going short with their hairstyles. If you are going to go for a short hairstyle, here are eleven short hairstyles in trend right now, and a few tips on how to wear them

The Textured Pixie Style is very cute and has so much texture and body. The textured Pixie style works best if you have an oval or heart shaped face and if your hair is of a medium texture with a bit of natural waves.

The Modern Mohawk has taken the world by storm and is not only for men but many women are also sporting this style. It is almost the same as the classic Mohawk but is faded from long to short using a razor on the sides and not shaven completely bare. This style works well on medium to thick hair that is a bit wavy and is perfect for a square face shape.

The Asymmetrical hairstyle is perfect to show off your newest hair colour and complements a rounded facial shape. To style you will use heat protecting spray and then blow wave your hair straight and use a flat iron to straighten the rest of the edges.

Straight and Sassy Short Hairstyles such as the textured straight bob is very trendy especially on a round face with medium to thick hair.

A face framing fringe has also become very popular especially amongst celebrities. A face framing fringe works best with fine and slightly wavy hair and beautifully complements a square face.

The soft and Sweet style is a very trendy and sweet style because of the long side swept bangs.The Soft and Sweet Style works best for those who have very fine hair and would like their hair to look thicker and fuller. This hairstyle complements a square facial shape the best.

The stackable Bob is a great modern improvement on the typical bob, you will create layers and extra body in the crown of your head by stacking the hair in the back of the hair cut, and you also have the option to add a heavy side fringe that is layered to frame your face. This hairstyle works well on extra fine hair for those who require quite a bit of body.

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The Perfect Pixie Hairstyle is back again and very popular, and looks at its best in blonde or dark brown coloured hair. The Perfect Pixie style is very easy to style and maintain and works wonderfully on fine hair and helps to flatten a very slim and long face.

The Chin Length Bob draws very much attention to your facial features and will soften harsh facial features; it is a very versatile style and works with any hair texture type.

The Played up Pixie is the same as the normal Pixie style but leaves some length in the bangs and around the face keeping the back much shorter. This style looks great on any texture hair and facial shape and can be worn straightened or in a messy look.

The Banged Up Babe is a very heavy straight across bang added to an ordinary hairstyle and looks great with chunky highlights or colours around your face. This style complements an elongated facial shape and works well for fine or coarse hair.

These short hairstyles are all very easily to manage and style and are some of the hottest new trends in short hairstyles.

Know the Anatomy of Your Hair

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Hair differs from person to person and this could range from the curly to the straight ones; the blondes and the brunettes. Even the hair quality and hair colors differ. Science explains that such differences in hair occur because it is inherited from their parents but today it is not the whole story but it is beyond that. There are several other factors beyond genetic factor and they are geographical location of people around the globe and interracial marriages. So obviously the hair treatment also varies.

The three basic types of hair as classified by the scientist are – Ruler straight black hair that are said to be one of the best hair for its resistance to damage and are found with the Asian people who hail from the Orient. Next are the black curly hairs that are associated with Africans. The structure of the strands is twisted. The different environmental factors are responsible for such type of hair. The third type of hair is associated with the Caucasoid group that are found to have the highest percentage of mixture among the three racial groups and these people range from the north-west Europeans to the Indian subcontinent with hair ranging from very pale (blond) to deep black.

Looking at the different shapes of the hair seen around it could classify as Straight hair, Curly/Frizzy hair and Wavy hair. Whatever type or color hair it may be the basic hair care is common and that includes shampooing, using conditioners, and combing and the only distinction is the choice of hair care products that would suit the individual. The hair that is easily managed is straight hair but it is likely to break easily as it can stretch especially when it is wet and on the other hand blow drying would often lead to brittleness and, eventually, breakage.

Taking the case of oily hair that results due to following rigorous activities or sometime it occurs with the teenagers upon reaching the period of adolescence due to active sebaceous glands that is considered natural follow the basic hair treatment. In addition to it extra care can also be taken using hair pack and various other products available in the market under different brand names but care should be taken that you select those products that are mainly for oily hair if your hair is oily. The same is the case with the people with dry hair. It is important that you choose the product well. There numerous products recommended for dry and brittle hair available in the market. Hair packs are also available for dry hair that provides luster and softness to hair and keeps you hair healthy. Besides you can seek dermatologist to extra advice to keep your hair strong and healthy.

For Straight Hair

For straight hair the ceramic hair dryer is suggested to be used. The ceramic hair dryer is not that expensive, it is rather affordable especially in household brands like Panasonic. You have to look for different settings in a hair dryer when you go to purchase it. For straight hair you have to look for a hair dryer which has at least three settings in it. You should also know that for straight hair you must use a hair dryer which gives lesser heat because with higher temperature your hair might get damaged. It must also have airflow of about 50 degrees. You must also look at the voltage which the hair dryer uses. You must either go for 110 V or for 220 V, these voltages are best for hair dryers which are made for straight hair.

Tips To Straighten Your Hair Naturally

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Hair straightening is extremely popular amongst women, and some men have even started doing it. However, getting perfectly straightened hair that has shine and bounce is not easy. If you are looking for some useful tips on how to straighten your hair and minimize damage, you should read this article.

1.Egg and Olive Oil.

This might sound like the makings of a healthy breakfast, but this is also considered to be trusted ingredients for straight hair. When used individually these two can provide a slew of benefits to the hair, but when used together you get the synergistic effect. The protein content in eggs make the hair stronger, and it enhances the hair straightening action of olive oil.

What you need to do is to beat two eggs then add a tablespoon of olive oil. Apply this thoroughly over your hair and leave it on for 45 minutes. You can also wrap your head with foil for a warmer temperature which allows better absorption of all the good stuff. Wash your hair afterwards with a mild shampoo. The results may not be noticeable right away; it may even take weeks to months. But doing this at least 2-3 times in a week will give you the natural straight that you want.

2.Coconut Milk and Lemon.

The two may seem like an unlikely pair, but some people swear by it for its natural hair straightening action. Some use milk, but for better results it is best to use a freshly extracted coconut milk. Store-bought coconut milk is not advised because it may already contain preservatives which could affect the results.

After squeezing off the coconut milk from the pulp make sure that you only gather the thick part or its cream. Squeeze in half a cup of lemon juice, mix the two and then place it in the refrigerator. The mixture will be ready for use when it already turns into cream. Rub the cream all over your hair, cover it with a towel or shower cap and leave it on for a few minutes. Wash your hair thoroughly afterwards with a mild shampoo. You can do this three times a week, and in a matter of weeks to months, you will notice your hair not only becoming straighter but softer and stronger as well. You will also be treated with an extra added natural shine!

3.Castor oil.

A simple and inexpensive way to make your hair strong is to apply castor oil daily. Thanks to the omega-9 fatty acid content castor oil nourish the hair and repairs it from chemical damage. It keeps the strands strong, supple and straighter by simply applying the oil all over the hair after bathing. You can use a blow dryer so that it absorbs better or wrap a towel around your hair for a few minutes to ensure that moisture is sealed in.

4.Soybean oil.

Soybean oil is another kind of oil, which earned props for its hair straightening benefits. It starts by conditioning your hair keeping it hydrated and moisturized. This action creates a natural stretch to the hair strands making it straighter, longer and healthier. You can also mix soybean oil with castor oil for a better result.

5.Milk and Honey.

We all know the range of benefits these two possess, but when used on the hair milk and honey mixture can nourish the hair straight. The amount of milk would depend on the length of hair you have, but a cup of milk would do for medium length hair. To this, you add in honey until it creates a pasty consistency. You can even add a banana to make it thicker, and it also provides a volumizing, moisturizing and strengthening action. Apply the mixture all over your hair and leave it on for an hour or even longer depending on how long it takes for it to dry. Make sure to wash a mild shampoo when washing it off.

6.Strawberries, Milk, and Honey.

A sweet and luscious way to straighten your locks is to use mashed strawberries mixed with a drop of honey and a cup of milk. Apply this over your head, and then while waiting you can use any leftovers, add some ice and blend it into a yummy fruit shake! It is best to leave it in for two hours for maximum absorption. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo and then use a wide tooth comb to groom it.

These simple measures may take some time to take effect, but you can be sure that the outcome will be effective and impressive. To maintain your straight and healthy hair, it would be good always to do your final hair rinse with cold water. Allow your hair to hang loose as you let it dry, and try to skip the ties, bands or scrunchies. A regular conditioner will also help in keeping it soft, healthy, straight and shiny.

You don’t have to sacrifice the health of your hair and risk the chances of hair loss with all your hair straightening sessions. Scour through your kitchen and have the patience to try out these simple hair straightening solutions.

How to take care of hair at home?

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A good-looking hair is more than just a matter of personal tastes. As healthguidance.org states: “having hair that is lustrous and vibrant and that looks healthy and well-cared-for is considered a sign of attractiveness”. Physical attractiveness helps to achieve a better social status which leads to many well-known benefits. We all know that personality is what matters the most, but as statistics show, looks matter too. More in this article http://www.wikihow.com/Take-Care-of-Your-Hair

All of the said doesn’t necessarily mean that now we’re forced to spend hundreds of dollars every month in beauty salons. There are many good ways to take care of your hair at home. I’m going to list them below:

Wash your hair properly. Most of the people abuse the usage of shampoo, while it’s recommended to use it only once every two days. Some specialists even recommend using shampoo only twice a week!Avoid the usage of shampoos that contain sulfates or parabens. With all the latest talks about the usage of chemicals in the food industry, we’re getting used to check the alimentary products’ ingredients and discard the ones that have sulfates, nitrites, trans fats and so on. That said few of us are aware that some shampoos contain harmful and unhealthy chemicals as well. Next time you’ll be buying a pot of shampoo, check its components and avoid the ones which contain sulfates and/or parabens.Use the right conditioner every time you wash your hair. Besides performing a deep conditioning every week, use a conditioner after every bath, especially if you were using shampoo. The question is how to choose the right conditioner? While most of the experts recommend using the conditioner which matches your hair qualities (type, length, and treatment damage), there is another recommendation worth considering. Tanushree Singh from the Only My Health Editorial Team recommends focusing on choosing the right shampoo for your hair first, and then just picking the appropriate conditioner from the same brand. She speculates that every brand develop their own recipes and formulas for specific hair conditions, so if a specific brand have the best shampoo formula for your hair, then it’s very probable that they will have the best conditioner as well.Avoid brushing wet hair. Instead, wrap your wet hair in a cotton towel and let the cotton absorb the moisture. After some minutes try to use a wide toothed comb rather than a common hairbrush. In fact, brushing your hair too often isn’t healthy and will result in split ends and frizz.Trim your hair once every 6-8 weeks, especially if your goal is to achieve a long hair. Split ends don’t look good on any kind of haircut, and trimming the split ends about 1-4 inch (0.6 cm) above the splitting will greatly improve both its health and looks.Try to style your hair naturally and minimize the styling damage. The first way to achieve that is by performing any kind of hair styling lesser than once a week. Avoid overheating your hair when curling or straightening it. There are some quite economic, yet effective heat protecting sprays in the market. If you have ever used a heat protectant, maybe it’s time to consider using one. Avoid using cheap hair straighteners, since they are usually poorly configured and therefore might easily overheat your hair. There’s a wide choice of flatirons out there. I’ll mention the opinion of Amanda Montel and Jessica Amaris on the best hair straightener of the year. In their article they made a review of the top 7 flat irons in the market and the number one was the GHD Gold Professional 1-Inch Styler. It might be quite expensive, but it is one of the few straighteners that will prevent your hair from overheating and therefore it’s the healthiest option available.

In conclusion, taking care of your hair is very important. In fact, that’s one of the things that cannot be easily overrated. The good news is that you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars every month in order to achieve a healthy and nice-looking hair. Give your hair the care it deserves and you won’t be disappointed! Read more at Diva Hair Studio