Slow Cooker Cookbook + Recipe + Giveaway

I have some Crazy-Exciting news!  A Cookbook, Recipe AND Giveaway!!!

This Slow Cooker Island Pulled Pork Recipe is just a sample from the collaborative cookbook that I am a part of.  My original recipe for Slow Cooker Harvest Chili is in the book.

You can enter the Giveaway below for your chance to win a Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker and a copy of the cookbook, Where Slow Food and Whole Food Meet.  

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Grilled Pineapple : Crockpot Dinner Recipe : Cookbook & Slow Cooker Giveaway

September is Hunger Action Month.  I am honored to join over 30 other bloggers to create this cookbook full of healthy and affordable slow cooker dinner recipes.  BIG THANKS to Christine (Cook The Story) and Jennifer (Mother Thyme) for organizing this amazing project!

46 million people in the United States deal with hunger issues.  Of those people, 12 million are children and 7 million are seniors.

All of the proceeds from the print copy of this cookbook is going to support the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida!

Feeding America food banks from across the country are giving the ebook version as a free gift to their donors. If you make a donation you will be given the ebook as a free gift.

Donate right now and get your free ebook by CLICKING HERE.

Or you can purchase the book on Amazon.  Perfect for holiday gifts and a great way to make a difference.  Thanks for your support! 


Take a peek at this video for more information about the cause and this cookbook.

Where Slow Food & Whole Food Meet from Kristin Ziegelbauer on Vimeo.

San Miguel Produce, Grimmway Farms  and Old Oak Farms by RPE Produce are making some big contributions to help end hunger. They are each contributing food to their local food banks AND they are giving $5 for every print copy of the book that we sell.* That’s in addition to the proceeds from the book that are already going to the food bank! You get a book and you get to help end hunger in America in a big big way!

Thanks to these generous sponsors, participating bloggers are giving away TWO print copies of the book. And thanks to Hamilton Beach, many of the participating bloggers are also giving away a Hamilton Beach Set & Forget® Programmable 6 Quart Slow Cooker.  Enter my Giveaway and visit all the blogger links below to enter on each of their blogs.  **Open To US Residents Only**

One winner will receive a Hamilton Beach Set & Forget® Programmable 6 Quart Slow Cooker and a print copy of the cookbook.  A second winner will receive a print copy of the cookbook. Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The co-editors of the book, Christine and Jennifer, have even bigger giveaways happening on their sites. Check out their awesome giveaways and enter for your chance to win!

To help get the word out about hunger and how our book is helping, we’re having a bunch of twitter parties. Print copies of the cookbook will be given away at all of them and some will have extra prizes as well. There will even be yet another slow cooker given away at one of these parties!

Our main twitter party is September 18 at 9pm Eastern. Follow #slowNwholeCookbook

We will also be joining Courntey Crozier, a former contestant from The Biggest Loser, for her weekly #justcrunchem twitter parties on September 11th, September 18th and September 25th from 8-9pm Eastern.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Grilled Pineapple : Crockpot Dinner Recipe : Cookbook & Slow Cooker Giveaway

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Slow Cooker Island Pulled Pork
Servings: 8
Author: Jill Holland
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons thyme
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon sweet or hot paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 3 lb . boneless pork butt
  • 1 cup apple cider or apple juice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8-10 hamburger buns sliced open
  • BBQ sauce
  • Fresh cilantro
  1. In a small bowl combine onion powder, garlic powder, cloves, ginger, allspice, thyme, dry mustard, salt, paprika, cumin, sugar, black pepper and cayenne. Use fingers to rub spices together to ensure that ginger is dispersed throughout. Rub spice mixture all over pork.
  2. Put the pork in the slow cooker fat side up. Pour apple cider over pork and add bay leaf.
  3. Cook on low for 8 hours. Remove pork from slow cooker. Use two forks to shred meat. Skim fat off liquid in slow cooker. Drizzle a few tablespoons of the remaining liquid over the meat and mix to combine.
  4. Serve on a bun as-is or slathered with your favorite BBQ sauce and sprinkled with fresh cilantro.
Recipe Notes
**Changes Made To Recipe ** I used a 4lb bone-in pork roast. I omitted the bay leaf and cilantro. I added a grilled pineapple ring to the sandwiches.

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Thai Coconut Curry Beef and Broccoli from Food Faith Fitness
Chicken Burrito Bowls from Two Healthy Kitchens
Barbacoa Tacos from My Baking Heart
Balsamic Orange Roast Beef from a farmgirl’s dabbles
Cuban Seafood Stew from The Kitchen Prep
Chinese Beef and Broccoli from Very Culinary
Pork Meatballs in Marinara Sauce from Savvy Eats
Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic from Around My Family Table
Tex-Mex Scalloped Potato and Carrot Dinner from Cook the Story
Cuban Black Bean Soup from Food n’ Focus
Macaroni and Cheese With Sugar Snap Peas from Brooklyn Farm Girl
Sweet and Spicy Carnitas from Cravings of a Lunatic
Pork Tenderloin Florentine from All Day I Dream About Food
Thai Pork with Vermicelli Salad from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Mango Chicken from Stetted
Creamy Buffalo Chicken from Mother Thyme
Spiced Lentil Stew from Je suis alimentageuse
Harvest Chili from WonkyWonderful
Whole Tuscan Chicken from The Little Kitchen
Vegetarian Pumpkin White Chili from Kitchen Treaty
Sweet Italian Sausage and Peppers from Sweet Remedy
Chicken Cacciatore from Poet in the Pantry
Lentil, Sausage and Kale Stew from Jeanette’s Healthy Living
Italian Beef Sandwiches from Yummy Healthy Easy
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  1. This recipe looks very yummy, can’t wait to try it!!

  2. Thanks so much for being a part of this project with us!

  3. Your dish looks fantastic! Thank you so much for doing this, and for including us in the project. It is our pleasure to support such a worthy cause.

    Keep it green,

    –Your friendly Southern California farmers at San Miguel Produce / Cut ‘N Clean Greens / Jade Asian Greens

  4. Karen D says:

    Great recipe, great cause!

  5. Barbara says:

    I thank you for your participation, but I cannot enter from your website widget as I do not do Facebook or Twitter or Instagram. I am one of those seniors in central Florida who will benefit from the cookbook, but most of we seniors do not like or participate in social media. I help my neighbors with computer issues they have because many do not own a computer or are not very literate, but I know most really hate social media. I thought you should know. We don’t feel it is safe.

    • Nicole Harris says:

      I’m sorry, Barabara. I’ll be sure to include a non social media entry option for my future giveaways. Thanks for your feedback.

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