Savory Chorizo Breakfast Bowls

These Savory Chorizo Breakfast Bowls are a perfect hearty and filling brunch or make-ahead breakfast! I mean, isn’t everything just better when served in a BOWL and with a soft-boiled egg on top?

Simply prepare all of the ingredients the night before, toss in a bowl, and devour! Throw all of the ingredients in a mason jar or to-go container to enjoy this on-the-go! 

Savory Chorizo Breakfast Bowls

There’s not much I love more than a hearty breakfast to fuel me for the day filled with protein, healthy fats, and carbs. I love that you can easily prep all of these ingredients ahead of time and package them up for multiple weekday breakfasts. Easy, portable, and delicious! 

These bowls are loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein to keep you energized and ready for the day ahead! 

Savory Chorizo Breakfast Bowls

Savory Chorizo Breakfast Bowls
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or avocado oil, divided
  2. 4 raw spicy chicken sausage links, casing removed
  3. 4 cups kale, chopped
  4. 1 teaspoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed, set aside more for garnish
  5. 1 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
  6. 1 sweet potato, cubed
  7. 1 red onion, diced
  8. 8 vine tomatoes
  9. 4 soft boiled eggs
  10. 1 avocado, halved
  11. Coarse sea salt, for garnish
For the kale
  1. With your hands, tear the stems off the kale and either chop or tear the kale into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Place the kale into a bowl with a teaspoon of lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Mix well.
  3. Sauté kale until wilted and set aside.
For the sausage
  1. Remove the casing for the raw chicken sausage. Heat a medium skillet with just enough avocado oil to cover the pan. Add the sausage to the pan and toss with a spatula. Cook until fully cooked through and browned.
  2. Optional: Add cooked sausage to a food processor and process until ground.
For the sweet potato, red onions, and tomato
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Medium dice the sweet potato. In a  large bowl toss the diced sweet potato with 1 tablespoon avocado oil, and a pinch of sea salt. Spread the sweet potato in a single layer on one side of the baking sheet.
  3. Dice the red onion into a small dice. Add the diced onion into the same large bowl and toss with one teaspoon of avocado oil and a pinch of salt.
  4. Spread the onion on the other side of the parchment lined sheet tray.
  5. Place the tomato (stems attached) on the same sheet tray if there is room. If not, line another sheet tray with parchment paper and bake the tomato separately.
  6. Place one or both sheet trays in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until sweet potato is tender, the tomato has started to blister, and the red onion has started to caramelize.
  7. Toss the red onion and sweet potato every 10 minutes for even cooking.
For the soft boiled eggs
  1. Fill up a pot with a small amount of water. Insert a steamer basket and bring the water to a boil. Steam the eggs for 5 minutes. Take off heat and run under water or place in a ice bath until cooled off. Store in the fridge unpeeled for up to two days, until ready to eat.
Assemble
  1. Place all ingredients into your bowl, top with avocado and egg, and serve! Garnish with a squeeze of lemon juice, and a pinch of coarse salt.
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Savory Chorizo Breakfast Bowls

Just look at that perfect egg! 

Find my guide on making the perfect hard/soft boiled eggs here.

What is your favorite weekday breakfast? 

 

Chicken Caesar Salad Burgers

These light Chicken Caesar Salad Burgers are the perfect alternative to a traditional burger! Paired with Caesar salad slaw and homemade parmesan crisps, every caesar salad fan will love this meal! 

Chicken Caesar Salad Burgers

I have never attempted to make my own parmesan crisps, and I am so glad we tried them out because you guys, they are so easy! Seriously, one-ingredient and super pretty! You’ll impress everyone with your parm crisp skills!

Chicken Caesar Salad Burgers

Mix up all the ingredients, form into patties, and grill or bake!

Chicken Caesar Salad Burgers

 

If you love caesar salads like I do, but want all the deliciousness without the added junk, the creamy caesar dressing from the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook is the perfect, simple caesar dressing for you! 

 

Chicken Caesar Salad Burgers

Who’s ready to take a bite? 

Chicken Caesar Salad Burgers

 

Chicken Caesar Burgers
Serves 4
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Burgers
  1. 1 pound ground chicken
  2. 2 tablespoons caesar dressing (see below)
  3. 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  4. 2 garlic cloves, minced (about 1 tablespoons minced garlic)
  5. 1 teaspoon sriracha
  6. 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped
  7. 1 Tablespoon chopped scallions
  8. 1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  9. 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  10. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  11. 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  12. 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  13. Optional: 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
Caesar Dressing from page 320 of the Lexi's Clean Kitchen Cookbook
  1. 1/2 cup homemade mayo (page 312) or store-bought
  2. 2 teaspoons avocado oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  3. 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  4. 1 clove garlic
  5. 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  6. 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  7. 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste
  8. Pinch of fine sea salt
  9. Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
Caesar Slaw
  1. Shredded Romaine Lettuce
  2. 3 Tablespoons caesar dressing
Other Toppings
  1. Sliced tomato
  2. Sliced red onion
  3. Parmesan Crisps
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Place all of the ingredients for the dressing in a high-speed blender and pulse once (about 5 seconds) just until the dressing is thick and smooth. If you over blend, the dressing will become watery.
  3. In a  large bowl, toss all of the chicken burger ingredients and mix until well combined.
  4. Divide the mixture into 4-parts, and place 4 patties on the baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Broil on high for 2-3 minutes, or until the tops become a light golden brown.
  6. While the burgers are baking, make caesar slaw and assemble other desired toppings
Parmesan Crisps
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Spoon cheese by tablespoonfuls two inches apart on the prepared baking sheet (1 tablespoon per crisp).
  3. Bake for 6 minutes. Take out of the oven and let cool completely before lifting each crisp up with a spatula.
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Chicken Caesar Salad Burgers 

Happy Cooking!

Stocking Your Paleo Pantry

If you’re looking to stock your pantry with healthy, clean ingredients, look no further! I’ve partnered today with Pacific Foods to bring you my handy guide to Stocking Your Paleo Pantry! This will help you build that perfect pantry filled with nourishing ingredients and get your clean cooking on it’s way!

 

This guide outlines my favorite items for baking, the condiments, oils/fats, and sauces I use, and even fresh ingredients that I always have on hand! 

 

Stocking Your Paleo Pantry

 

You may find that you have many of the spices or ingredients in your pantry already, and are already off to a fabulous start!

My two biggest tips when you are kicking off your new year, new lifestyle, or wherever you are at on your clean eating journey:

 

1. GET RID of the items in your pantry that you constantly snack on (and don’t want to be), and ones that are filled with preservatives or added sugars. If you’re always reaching for the bag of chips out of habit, take the plunge and toss them. It might be painful at the moment, but you’ll thank yourself later on when you’ve lost the habit! 

2. READ LABELS! When you are shopping, reading labels is so important. Especially with items such as ketchup, marinara sauce, mayonnaise, nut butters, and so on. Often you’ll find they have added sugars, junky oils, and preservatives that you can avoid very simply by picking up a different jar in the store! Once you become a label reader you’ll never look back!

 


Have fun stocking your pantry with my staples! I use all of these ingredients on a regular basis and each one serves a purpose when cooking in my kitchen! You can save this image to your phone, or download a printable PDF to  take with you to the grocery store.

 

This post is sponsored by Pacific Foods. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own, and I only work with brands that I 100% stand behind! 

Lamb Chops with Crispy Shallots and Pomegranate Sauce

Lamb Chops with Crispy Shallots and Pomegranate Sauce makes for the perfect holiday meal! It’s festive, super flavorful, and comes together quickly while impressing all of your guests and family members! 

Lamb Chops with Crispy Shallots and Pomegranate Sauce

I feel like the holidays and new year have come up SO quickly this year.

Between traveling to see family and everything else going on with my book tour and other projects, it’s been a whirlwind of a month! 

 Something I always make an effort to do during these busy holiday weeks is to meal prep and make delicious (and EASY) meals that impress.

This dish is a new favorite around here. When you’re splurging for lamb, this is the way to cook it! Lamb chops with crispy shallots (only the best thing ever) and a hint of sweetness with the pomegranate sauce. 

 

Lamb Chops with Crispy Shallots and Pomegranate Sauce

I love that lamb chops are so easy to make. They really don’t need much. They are just so delicious!  

 

Lamb Chops with Crispy Shallots and Pomegranate Sauce

 

 

Lamb Chops with Crispy Shallots and Pomegranate Sauce
Serves 8
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Lamb Chops
  1. Rack of lamb, cut individually (8 pieces)
  2. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  3. 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  4. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  5. 1 1/2 tablespoon rosemary leaves
  6. 1/2 teaspoon garlic granules
Crispy Shallots
  1. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  2. 1 shallot, minced
Pomegranate Sauce
  1. 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  2. 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  3. 2 teaspoon honey
  4. 1/2 cup pomegranate juice (about 1 cup of pomegranate seeds blended- put at least 1 teaspoon of pomegranates aside for garnish if making your own juice)
  5. 1 teaspoon arrowroot
Instructions
  1. Coat lamb in oil, salt, pepper, rosemary, and garlic granules.
  2. Place on a lined baking sheet and broil on high for 5-6 minutes on each side.Once done, remove and set aside.
  3. In a small pan, heat oil and sauté shallots for 5-10 minutes, stirring often, until crispy but not burnt.
  4. In a small pot, add balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, honey, and pomegranate sauce. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and add the arrowroot. Let simmer for 5-6 minutes until the sauce thickens and coats the back of a spoon.
Notes
  1. For Whole30, omit the sauce.
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Lamb Chops with Crispy Shallots and Pomegranate Sauce

Enjoy your holidays, you fabulous individuals! I’ll see you next week for my 2016 recap and a sneak peek into to 2017! 

Gluten-Free Classic Potato Latkes

These Gluten-Free Classic Potato Latkes are just like grandma makes them, only made without any refined white flour! They have the classic delicious flavors you want, and I guarantee that nobody will know they are gluten-free! 

Gluten-Free Classic Potato Latkes

Just look at that crispy outside!

 

 

Gluten-Free Classic Potato Latkes

Do you eat your latkes with applesauce or sour cream? I’m applesauce all the way, and I love making my own! It tastes so much better! Find the applesauce recipe in my cookbook, which is now on sale for $14 (60% off)!!

 

Gluten-Free Classic Potato Latkes

Gluten-Free Classic Potato Latkes

Gluten-Free Classic Potato Latkes
Yields 10
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 6 potatoes (makes about 6.5 cups shredded potatoes)
  2. 2 medium onions (makes 1 cup grated)
  3. 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1 egg white
  6. 6 tablespoons arrowroot flour/starch
  7. 2 teaspoons fine sea salt
  8. 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  9. 1/2 cup of oil of choice, or enough oil to cover pan to a debt of 1/2 inch (I like avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil)
Instructions
  1. Peel and grate the potatoes. Grate the onions. Add grated mixture to a fine mesh strainer lined with a cheese cloth and strain as much excess water out as possible. Place strained mixture into a large bowl. Mince garlic and add it to the bowl with the potato and onion.
  2. Add in the eggs, arrowroot flour/starch, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Place 1/2 cup of oil into a large pan and heat the oil on medium-high heat.
  4. Once oil is hot, make patties out of the potato mixture (squeeze out even more excess liquid as you make patties) and pan-fry until brown on both sides. Should take about 3-4 minutes on each side but watch closely to avoid burning.
Notes
  1. Makes 10-12 large latkes.
  2. Paired with the Homemade Apple Sauce in the Lexi's Clean Kitchen Cookbook
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Gluten-Free Classic Potato Latkes

Happy (almost) Hanukkah! 

Tomato Basil Soup With Grilled Cheese

This Tomato Basil Soup With Grilled Cheese is my new comfort food favorite. The tomato soup is creamy, flavorful, and smooth and pairs perfectly with this homemade gluten-free and grain-free grilled cheese!

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I am so excited to partner with AllModern.com to bring you today’s fabulous recipe.  I currently cannot get enough of Le Creuset’s Cerise Collection. I love the pop of bold red throughout my kitchen! It warms up my space, while this soup + sandwich pairing warms up our hearts and stomachs!

I’ve had a lot of good tomato soup in my day, and this one is up there with all of my favorites. It’s rich and creamy, without any added dairy! The extra aromatic veggies add so much flavor. Plus, it’s easy to make! You will love this soup time and time again.

Tomato Basil Soup with Grilled CheeseIf you’re looking to do a little holiday shopping this year for yourself or for your loved ones, here are my current Le Creuset favorites and must-haves:

Must-haves that I use daily:

Cast Iron Precision Pour Saucepan / Dutch Oven / Cast Iron Signature Skillet / Tea Kettle / Casserole Dish

Bonus little extras:

Sugar Bowl and Creamer / Salt and Pepper Shaker

Tomato Basil Soup with Grilled Cheese

 

Tomato Basil Soup with Grilled Cheese
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Tomato Soup
  1. 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  2. 2 medium onions, about 1 cup small dice
  3. 2 carrots, about 1/2 cup small dice
  4. 2 stalks of celery, omit if you don't have a high-speed blender
  5. 1 28 ounce of crushed tomatoes
  6. 1 14.5 ounce of diced tomatoes
  7. 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  8. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  9. 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  10. 1 cup of vegetable broth
  11. 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
Grilled Cheese
  1. 1 batch of the All-Purpose Sandwich Bread on page 80 of the Lexi's Clean Kitchen Cookbook
  2. 2 teaspoons grass-fed butter
  3. Sliced cheddar cheese, or cheese of choice
Instructions
  1. Add extra virgin olive oil to your soup pot and let heat up for 2 minutes. Once hot add in diced onions, carrots, celery, and cook for about 5 minutes, until onions are translucent and veggies are flagrant.
  2. Add in the tomatoes, spices, basil and vegetable broth. Save additional basil for garnish.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, reduce heat and let simmer for about 15-20 minutes.
  4. Transfer soup to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. Serve hot.
  5. Make sandwich bread and let cool. Slice bread and place 2 slices of cheese in the centered. Brush bread with additional butter. Heat butter in a skillet and place grilled cheese in the skillet. Let cook for 1 to 2 minutes, covered, on each side until cheese is melted and bread is crispy.
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Tomato Basil Soup with Grilled Cheese

Tomato Basil Soup with Grilled Cheese

Tomato Basil Soup with Grilled Cheese

 

This post is sponsored by AllModern. All opinions are 100% my own and I only work with brands that I 100% stand behind and personally use. 

What is your favorite comfort food dish?