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Eggplant, Chickpea, and Chard Shakshuka

Quick and easy Shakshuka with eggplant, chickpeas, and chard – a well-balanced breakfast or dinner that requires right around 40 minutes to prepare.

Is there anything a runny yolk can’t solve?

In all seriousness, yolks are best when gooey, and if you feel the same, this easy vegetable-packed Shakshuka recipe is yours for the taking.

This fabulous meal of poached eggs in spiced tomato sauce is warm, rich, and satisfying, while staying nice and healthful.

You don’t need to be an expert at poaching eggs or have any background in African or Middle Eastern cuisine to become a Shakshuka aficionado!

When all is said and done, you’re basically making a one-pot meal in a skillet. It’s very similar to making soup or stew!

Let’s dive in!

What is Shakshuka?:

Shakshuka is a classic North African and Middle Eastern meal of eggs stewed in a generously-spiced sauce made from tomatoes, red peppers, and often harissa paste (which is a combination of roasted red peppers, garlic, caraway and coriander seeds, cumin, and herbs).

It is eaten any time of the day – breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

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Vejo Review – a Portable Pod-Based Blender

My Vejo Review, the world’s first pod-based blender!! My Vejo review includes the full rundown the features, of how Vejo operates, who would love it, how I use it, and more!

This post is sponsored by Vejo.

Have you heard of Vejo? It’s the latest and greatest portable pod-based blender. If you’re anything like me and you love your beverages and have a busy lifestyle, you are going to LOVE this blender!

Before I get ahead of myself, let’s talk details.

What is Vejo?

Vejo is a pod-based portable blender that you can bring with you and make delicious beverages on the go! It comes in nine gorgeous colors (as you can see, mine is orange!) and many, many flavors of blends! You can check out their starter kits and all of the flavors HERE!

Vejo Review - a portable pod-based blender for chilled smoothies and beverages

NOTE: If you purchase a Vejo Starter Kit now, you can get a FREE 8 pack of pods by using the coupon code: TRR8PACK 

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Thai Tom Kha Gai (Paleo, Keto)

Thai Tom Kha Gai -a coconut milk soup with mushrooms, chicken, ginger and lemongrass. This quick and easy recipe makes a satisfying, clean and delicious meal.

Tom Kha Gai is a traditional Thai soup made with coconut milk, mushrooms, chicken, lemongrass, ginger, and kaffir lime leaves. It’s creamy, tangy, and has a slight kick to it for a belly-warming cozy soup that covers all the flavor bases.

Thai food is my ultimate comfort food, and making it at home is one of my most coveted rituals. I love the way my home smells while I’m cooking, and enjoy the combination of creamy, tangy, sweet flavors. I also love making Thai for friends and family, as it’s always an impressive crowd-pleaser!

This time of year, self-care, evolution and growth is on everyone’s mind. For me, wellness  means consistency. This translates to cooking nourishing meals at home using fresh whole food ingredients. I see self-care as choosing a balanced lifestyle that you’re capable of maintaining in the long term, rather than urgently making too many changes at once. 

I enjoy making traditional recipes cleaner or just a bit healthier so that I get the same satisfaction while maintaining my health goals. I also think it’s important to keep cooking fun, yet approachable. In this sense, all of the ingredients included in this recipe are those you can find at any grocery store. I find it can be difficult to track down kaffir lime leaves, so I replace them with lime zest and juice.

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Keto Snickerdoodles (Grain-Free, Dairy-Free)

Keto Snickerdoodles made with almond flour, coconut oil, and zero-calorie Truvia® Natural Sweetener make for a lighter version of the holiday classic. Bake up a batch to enjoy with friends and family at all your holiday cookie exchanges and feasts! This post is sponsored by Truvia® Natural Sweetener.   Every holiday season, all the women …

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Salmon Bowls with Avocado and Carrot “Rice”

If you’re looking for an easy, paleo, keto meal, give these Salmon Bowls with Avocado, Carrot “Rice” sauteed rainbow chard and wasabi sauce a whirl! Filled with protein, healthy fats, and nutrients, these bowls are so flavorful and easy to make any night of the week. This post is sponsored by the California Avocado Commission. …

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Crispy Avocado Breakfast Tacos

Veggie-packed crispy avocado breakfast tacos with black beans, roasted sweet potato, cauliflower, eggs, and chipotle sauce. This nutritious breakfast taco recipe is perfect for brunch season! This post is sponsored by the California Avocado Commission. Allow me to introduce you to my latest food crush!: Breakfast tacos filled with crispy baked avocado, roasted sweet potato …

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Instant Pot Soft Boiled Eggs

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A photo tutorial on how to make soft boiled eggs in the pressure cooker. This quick and easy method results in perfect jammy eggs each and every time. Thanks to OXO for partnering with me on this post.

How to Make Pressure Cooker Soft Boiled Eggs - an easy photo tutorial on soft boiled eggs in your Instant Pot

What kind of tricks have you pulled with your pressure cooker?

I admit, my pressure-cooking game has been fairly standard, but I have come across all sorts of ideas on the interweb that use the small appliance in unsuspecting ways. For instance, did you know you can cook a whole chicken, steam a huge batch of vegetables, or even make a cake in the pressure cooker? Pure magic.

If you recently purchased your pressure cooker and are anxious to use its many creative functions, I have some stellar news. OXO makes pressure cooking even easier with their line of silicone inserts, designed specifically for your pressure cooker. Some of their pressure cooking accessories include a Silicone Steamer, Silicone Sling, Silicone Rack, and Silicone Egg Rack.

Avocado toast with soft boiled egg - How to make soft boiled eggs in the Instant Pot

Recently, it dawned on me I could make soft boiled (or hard boiled) eggs using my pressure cooker and doing so would probably save the hassle of hovering over the stovetop, wondering if I’m going to overcook or undercook the eggs.

I use the OXO Silicone Pressure Cooker Egg Rack, which makes cooking eggs in a pressure cooker so stinking easy! Rather than guessing using the stove top method, I have a goof-proof How-To for you right here.

If you’re like me and you like your eggs soft boiled (or jammy/runny on the inside), you can follow my lead to the T. If you prefer your yolks even runnier, or if you prefer your eggs completely cooked through (hard boiled), see my suggested cook times at the end of this post.

So, let’s get started!

How to Make Pressure Cooker Soft Boiled Eggs:

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