My mom makes this really awesome pork roast in the crock pot, but there are some ingredients I would like to alter.
Here's what it includes:
1. large pork roast (not a big deal, high in Omega 6 though)
2. 2 little tubs unsweetened organic apple sauce (maybe supplement with freshly blended apples?)
3. a tablespoon of beef bullion in granule form. Would really like a supplement for this
4. handful fresh green beans (hard to find a substitute for those)
5. 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
6. diced onions, browned in leftover bacon fat
What is a substitute for beef bullion? As is, this roast is full of flavor and really yummy. I'm worried that if I take out the bullion I'll loose flavor.
Maybe play around with some fermented sauces: wheat-free soy sauce (tamari), Thai fish sauce or Worcestershire sauce. They've all got the salt the bullion has, as well as a lot of complex, layered flavors.
I'd say like a cup of beef bone broth and some salt. Those bouillion cubes are heavy on MSG (even the "natural" ones - they call it "yeast extract") so adding salt would bring that flavor back. You don't need a lot of liquid with the crock, so if you go with broth, it will be soupier. I'd even give it a go without subbing anything for the cube and see how it goes. It looks like a great recipe - thanks for sharing it!
What's that stuff that French chefs use that's super-reduced beef stock? I'm totally drawing a blank. That would be a nice addition.
Other than that, personally, I wouldn't really change anything. Apples might be a really yummy sub (I'm imagining the pieces of stewed apples paired on my fork with a bite of pork), but realize that you'll need to add some liquid to make up for the apple sauce. Frozen cubes of homemade chicken stock are my go-to. I'd throw a couple of those in.