To all my Mo Bros and Mo Sistas

November 6, 2012

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in Canada and around the world. With their “Mo’s”, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and male mental health initiatives.  You can read all about Movember and how you can get involved at


It’s coming; the men in our lives are going to be starting to grow the craziest moustaches all for a common cause of men’s health.  It all starts on Movember 1 and does not end until the Mo Bros are done on Movember 30.

Our canola farmer Warren Ellis is going back in time to participate with Movember. He is bringing it back ‘old school’ with his mostache!

At the end of the month, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas should celebrate by throwing their own Movember party.

To my Mo Sistas, here are three great healthy recipes that would be morvelous for your Movember party!

Saucy Pulled Pork Tenderloin with Cabbage Slaw

PS. I love you Salad

Triple Oat Cookies

Be Well…Ellen

Saucy Pulled Pork Tenderloin with Cabbage Slaw

Saucy Pulled Pork Tenderloin with Cabbage Slaw


Pulled Pork

  • 2 Tbsp canola oil (30 mL)
  • 2 lbs pork tenderloin (1 kg)
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper (1 mL)
  • 1 small onion diced (1)
  • 1 garlic clove minced (1)
  • 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) crushed tomatoes (1)
  • 1/2 cup water (125 mL)
  • 1 Tbsp molasses (15 mL)
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar (30 mL)
  • 2 tsp coarse mustard (10 mL)
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika (5 mL)
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (0.5 mL)

Cabbage Slaw

  • 1/4 head small cabbage shredded (1/4)
  • 1 small carrot shredded (1)
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil (30 mL)
  • 2 Tbsp cider vinegar (30 mL)
  • 1 tsp sugar (5 mL)
  • 1/4 tsp celery seed (1 mL)


Pulled Pork

  1. Heat  a large, non-stick frying pan over medium high heat. Add canola oil. Season tenderloins with pepper. Cut tenderloin into 10 slices. Sear pork on all sides until just browned. Remove tenderloin from the pan and set aside.
  2. Add diced onion and garlic to the pan and sauté, until translucent, about 2 – 3 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes, water, molasses, brown sugar, mustard, smoked paprika and cayenne pepper. Stir to combine and place over medium heat. Simmer 3 – 4 minutes.
  3. Return tenderloin to the pan. Continue to simmer mixture, covered, until tenderloin is tender, about 25 minutes. Transfer pork to a cutting board and shred.
  4. Continue to simmer the sauce over low heat, uncovered, until reduced, about 20 minutes. Transfer pork back into the sauce.

Cabbage Slaw

  1. In large bowl, combine cabbage, carrot, canola oil, cider vinegar, sugar and celery seed. Stir ingredients well to coat cabbage. Refrigerate until ready to use.

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Ellen is two things: bossy and a foodie. She loves to tell everyone why they should cook with canola oil by indulging in her love of cooking and teaching. Follow Ellen on twitter @Ellen_Pruden.

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