I truly hope that everyone's Thanksgiving celebration was full of family, relaxation, good food and ZERO GUILT! Even as a part time fitness coach and nutritionist, indulging in the Thanksgiving feast without restriction is important to me for a few reasons.
In the mood for a Mexican splurge? Well, whip out your slow cooker, throw on your sombrero and feast your eyes on this luscious platter of clean, gluten-free enchiladas. I actually cannot even with these. They also just so happen to pair very nicely with Netflix. Something about "Netflix and enchiladas" just sounds right. "Stranger Things and enchiladas" sounds even better. Merlin's beard...have you seen that show?! It's outrageous...ly addicting. I'm borderline embarrassed to cop to having completed the season within a 24 hour window. Contrary to tradition, Winona Ryder is not the one to steal the show - but the series is a total gem nonetheless.
Ya heard it here - sesame oil is A-OK to use outside of Asian cuisine. It's actually my personal favorite oil to marinate meats with...like this flat iron steak! My twin sister threw this particular marinade together when we were visiting our Dad last weekend and I had to write down what she did because it was truly majestic.
If you were #blessed enough to read my rant on my love affair with my new Instant Pot pressure cooker, then it should come as no surprise made this tortilla soup in it. Thus, for those of you in possession of one of these kitchen magicians, you can make this soup AND gobble it up in under 30 minutes. SCORE!
Honestly. How have I not made this before? It's like the perfect little Mexican nest for my fried egg and a great way to spice up your breakfast routine. Hey - nothing wrong with a daily dose of bae (bacon and eggs..duh), but sometimes you just gotta mix it up! Andddd realistically, you're really not shaking it up TOO much here...because bae is still very much a part of this meal.
Kenzie over at Cave Girl in the City is amazing. She was among the first bloggers I found when I transitioned to paleo and made my life WAY easier with her awesome, easy to follow recipes. She's really nailed the whole "this meal tastes like it was super complex to prepare but was actually pretty simple" thing. A master of flavor combinations, I was pumped when I found out she was coming out with a cookbook. Needless to say, I was even more pumped when she generously sent me a copy of the book!
There's a lot going on in this title...it's really just a fancy way of saying "make Chipotle at home." Who doesn't LOVE Chipotle?? It is absolutely my favorite restaurant. Sure it's one of a kind, but that doesn't mean you can't try your luck at merely attempting to make a Chipotle copy cat dish in the comfort of your own home!
When I go to Chipotle (lucky me - there's one right across from my house), I typically get a burrito bowl but replace the rice with lettuce. In this case, I really wanted rice. Their cilantro lime rice used to make it's way into all my pre-paleo Chipotle orders, and though I don't miss it too terribly, I thought there MUST be a way to get a Mexican rice fix on without compromising my caveman commitment. The obvious answer: cauliflower rice.