OK, so here is the first recognition that I looked at in your log:
2012-05-07 21:14:14.005 2Sign-test[3860:13c07] OPENEARSLOGGING: Processing speech, please wait…
2012-05-07 21:14:14.037 2Sign-test[3860:13c07] OPENEARSLOGGING: Pocketsphinx heard “SALI SALI” with a score of (-12604) and an utterance ID of 000000001.
This is 32 milliseconds. Is it possible that you are looking at the wrong metrics for processing time?
By the way, I would really appreciate your troubleshooting this with me on a device instead of the simulator, since it is not the same audio driver and it’s not useful information about how the library performs in real use. What devices have you used the library with when you’ve seen the performance issue you’ve described?