Homemade Guacamole

Homemade Guacamole on EVERYTHING over here. Some favorites of ours are having it as an appetizer with veggies and homemade crackers on Football Sunday, sweet potato nachos, huevos rancheros, as a topping on a salad, taco night, morning breakfast skillets, sweet potato skins… the list goes on and on. You simply can’t deny the many uses for an easy and delicious homemade guacamole!

Homemade Guacamole

 

Homemade Guacamole

Sweet Potato Gnocchi: Two Ways

I haven’t had pasta in ages! I’ve never been a fan of ordering or buying gluten-free products in a store. I’ve always felt that they weren’t quite the same, plus not necessarily made with better ingredients, so why bother.  With that said, for a while now I’ve wanted to make a gnocchi recipe. I knew with the right combination of flour I could achieve that dough-like pasta that is loved by many. I also knew it could be customizable based on your desired taste. I plan on making a spinach version, pumpkin, pesto, and so on. This dish was a huge hit. All of my trusty taste-testers requested seconds!

I served it two ways, with my favorite easy tomato sauce and then with a spinach and butter sauce. So so good. The pasta takes a drop of time to make, but it isn’t complicated once you get the ball rolling. Simply delicious, and guilt-free!
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with Muir Glen Organic Tomatoes. I was compensated  for the time spent developing this recipe. All opinions expressed on Lexi’s Clean Kitchen are always my own. My sponsors help make this blog possible!

What is your all-time favorite pasta dish?

 

Spanish Eggplant Dip

Spanish Eggplant Dip is hands down my favorite thing to serve guests when they come over. It pairs perfectly with veggies, homemade crackers, tortilla chips- you name it! 

I’ve purchased a Spanish Eggplant Dip at the Whole Foods hot bar near me, and knew it needed to be recreated. The perfect flavor combinations, plus it’s delicious both cold and warm!
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Spanish Eggplant Dip

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with Muir Glen Organic Tomatoes. I was compensated  for the time spent developing this recipe. All opinions expressed on Lexi’s Clean Kitchen are always my own. My sponsors help make this blog possible!

 

What is your go-to appetizer for entertaining?

 

Pecan Pie Tarts

Thanksgiving week is upon us! I’ve spent my days the past two weeks perfecting a few recipes that are going to be essentials for our holidays this year and moving forward, and I’m so excited to bring them your way! 

In other event, I’ve decided, with my functional medicine doctor, to embark on a 28-day liver detox starting after Thanksgiving. I’ll elaborate more on the actual detox itself (I still eat on it, not to worry), and all of the details at a later time! What that has meant is that I’m getting all of my December baking recipes tested for you THIS week, aka I’m going to need this detox! So, if you have any requests for holiday items you’re looking for- now is the time to speak up 🙂

These pecan pie tarts have a flaky, buttery crust, and every bite has that sweet, warm and gooey, pecan pie taste you’ve always loved.

Trust me, and my taste testers!

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Pecan Pie TartsPecan Pie TartsWhat’s your favorite holiday dish?

Paleo Pumpkin Biscuits & Thanksgiving Recipes

I for one can’t believe how quickly Thanksgiving is approaching. November feels like it is flying way faster than normal over here.

My blogger friends and I wanted to bring you some epic options for everything but the turkey for this years Thanksgiving meal. All the recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo-friendly! Winning.
Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner

Every Thanksgiving table needs a brussels sprout dish, biscuits, a sweet potato side, and a pie. Am I right?

My Pumpkin Biscuits are buttery, flakey, and the perfect warm biscuit to smear some butter on (also good with my homemade Nutella, just saying)! They flew off the plate faster than I could reheat them up! Find the recipe at the bottom of the post.

Paleo Pumpkin Biscuits

Lee from Fit Foodie Finds made you Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts, because bacon + brussels sprouts are the best combination ever. Seriously. Find these babies here.Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

Taylor from Food Faith Fitness made you easy Maple Curry Roasted Sweet Potatoes. These are the perfect combination of flavors for your sweet potato side! Find the recipe here.
Maple Curry Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Davida from The Healthy Maven made you a very special Pumpkin Pie. It’s in a pumpkin seed CRUST which sounds like the best healthy crust idea, ever! Find the recipe here.
Paleo-Pumpkin-PieBack to those biscuits… These can be made two ways and both result in a soft flakey buttery biscuit that’ll wow even the most picky guest. Trust me!
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Paleo Pumpkin BiscuitsPaleo Pumpkin BiscuitsWhat’s the one thing you can’t imagine not having on your Thanksgiving table?

Sweet Potato Salad and Frosted Pumpkin Cake

I am so excited that American Express has teamed up with Whole Foods and Paul Qui to bring you two ways to use one ingredient for the next few months. PLUS, American Express Blue Cash card holders (ahem… me) will get an additional 2% cash back on your purchases from Whole Foods for the duration of the program! Are you kidding me? That’s AMAZING. 

#2ways2percent: Sweet Potato Salad and Frosted Pumpkin Cake

This month we wanted to infuse raspberries into the oh-so-popular all things fall theme going on! I’m bringing you TWO recipes, one savory side dish, and one sweet dessert that are packed with those Fall flavors you love, plus your addition of RASPBERRIES. 

Up first… your new favorite Fall side dish.

Plus… BACON. So that just makes it even better!

Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet Potato SaladYou have your side dish, and now you need your dessert! This frosted pumpkin cake is… spongy, nut-free, pumpkin-flavored, and sweetened just right! The perfect Fall nightcap.
Frosted Pumpkin Cake

Frosted Pumpkin Cake

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What is your go-to Fall side dish and/or your go-to Fall dessert?