Shakshuka with Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Shakshuka with Tomatillo Salsa Verde

There is nothing I love more than making a big skillet of Shakshuka! I love all the ways you can mix and match with different flavors, vegetables and toppings. This one includes a tomato base and a homemade tomatillo superfood salsa made with Paleo Valley Organic Supergreens powder. No matter what, I feel I always have the ingredients in my pantry for Shakshuka so it's not doubt this is one of my staples for breakfast, lunch + dinner!

Directions: 

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees and in a pan with olive oil, salt and pepper, mix your tomatillos onion and garlic and char for about 30-40 minutes.
  2. Put in a blender, with lemon, garlic, oil, cilantro, powder and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside and cool.
  3. In the meantime, heat a pan with olive oil and diced onion and garlic and let it sweat out about 5 minutes. Add in your bell pepper, jalapeno, salt, pepper, curry powder, turmeric and paprika. Let sauté for another 5 minutes. Add in your 2 cans of tomatoes and let simmer and cook through about 15-20 minutes.
  4. Once bubbling, make little wells and add in your eggs and let cook on low until cooked all the way through. Top with cilantro, parsley, microgreens and enjoy! 

To Make the Salsa Verde:

For the Shakshuka:

  • 1 white onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 3-4 cloves garlic (minced) 
  • 2 cans whole peeled tomatoes 
  • 1/2 jalapeno 
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp turmueric
  • 1 tsp paprika 
  • 5-6 eggs 
  • salt and pepper to taste 
Shakshuka with Tomatillo Salsa Verde

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Grilled Pitas with Balsamic Bacon Jam, Pesto and a Fried Egg

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Breakfast game strong! Grilled pitas with balsamic bacon jam, pesto and sausage links. You can def make the jam and pesto ahead of time which allows for less than a 20 min prep for a dream come true brunch. I topped the recipe off with more crispy bacon because why not. 

What’s really special about this bacon jam is that we cubed it in large chunks so you get a big bite and crunch from both the bacon and the onions all at once, instead of a creamy “spread”. The freshness of the pesto works perfectly well with the jam and the fried egg on top. Enjoy & read on for the full recipe! 

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Pesto: 

Directions: 

  1. Start by dicing your onions and cubing 4 strips of bacon. Heat a pan and add your bacon until it cooks down and gets translucent, about 10-15 minutes.
  2. Add in your diced onion and let the bacon fat, bacon and onion sauté for about 20 minutes on medium to low heat. 
  3. While that’s sitting, make your pesto. Throw all ingredients in the blender and place in the fridge until rest of recipe is ready. 
  4. Make your sausage and strips of bacon for more crunch on top.
  5. Once your bacon and onions are cooked down and charred, add in 2 cloves of chopped garlic, cider vinegar, sugar, balsamic and salt and pepper to taste and put burner on low heat. Let sit and reduce for about 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally, every 3-5 minutes. 
  6. For the pita, you can either fry it with oil and place in the oven or toaster until grilled and toasty. While that’s toasting, make your fried egg and grill up your Farmer John Organic Sausages. 
  7. Now when everything is ready, assemble! Place the finished bacon jam on top of your grilled pita, then your fried egg, crispy bacon strips, pesto and top with black sesame seeds and micro greens. On the side of the pita, include your sausages and fresh tomatoes. Enjoy! 
  • 2 cups Basil
  • 1/4th cup nut of your choice 
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1/4th cup cilantro
  • 1 juice of lemon
  • 1 tsp lemon zest 
  • 1/4cup oil
  • 1/4th cup pecorino romano
  • salt and pepper to taste 

FARMER JOHN® All-Natural Bacon Balsamic Jam

  • 4 slices of FARMER JOHN® All-Natural Bacon
  • 1/2 onion diced 
  • 2 cloves garlic 
  • 3 T cider vinegar 
  • 1/4th cup packed dark brown sugar 
  • 2 t balsamic 
  • salt and pepper to taste 

Other Ingredients: 

*This blog post is sponsored by The Bacon Party + Farmer John

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Banyan Tree Bangkok

If you've been following me on Instagram lately, you've noticed I took an awesome trip to Thailand. It was such an amazing time - flew into Bangkok, went to Phuket, Chiang Mai and ended our trip back in Bangkok. When arriving back in Bangkok, I went straight to Banyan Tree Bangkok. Banyan Tree Bangkok is known for it's popular rooftop destination, where you can overlook the whole city. It's pretty spectacular. But alongside that, is also an amazing property, with gorgeous rooms and and overall great hotel experience. Follow along below for more pictures and what we ate! 

Be sure to take a look at my travel hashtag #llindseytravels to see more and stay tuned for a full Thailand Travel & Food Guide. Now let's get into it. :)

First thing's first: Breakfast! 

My room had a gorgeous view so how can I not order some breakfast? It was nice to get to relax at Banyan Tree and stay at the resort and take in the view. Throughout our trip, we were always on the go (in a good way! ;)) so it was nice to come to the property and take a break. One way to relax here is to take a bath, which is just dreamy isn't it! The bathtub had bath salts on the side of it and the room comes with daily essential oils and incense, something that Banyan Tree is very popular for as well, as for good reason. 

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Next up, we went to try their Dim Sum spot, also overlooking a beautiful view. I could not get enough of this view. :p We had a spread of their most popular dim sum dishes, including Steamed Jade Dumplings with Fresh Scallop and Shrimp (below) as well as Steamed Seaweed with Spicy Garlic Sauce and Minced Shrimp + much more! You can take a look at Bai Yun here. 

Afternoon Tea 

Depending on which levels you stay on of the hotel, the higher floors have a lot of amenities. One being Afternoon Tea, (as well as buffet breakfast). Took it all in with some Jasmine tea and some pastries before heading to dinner. 

Vertigo & Moon Bar 

Now onto what Banyan Tree is really popular for. People from all over the world are told they MUST go here to see this unbelievable 360 view of the city. If you are ever in Bangkok, this rooftop is a MUST, just look how gorgeous this is! There is dinner at Vertigo, too, where we tried a wine tasting menu of ahi poke, lamb, mushroom soup and more! Head to Moon Bar for drinks, you won't be sorry. Grab a couple drinks and soak it all in. 

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She Is French Granola

She Is French Granola

I've been on a decorating toast obsession lately. There are so many different types and varieties you can make with all fruits and vegetables and so many different ways to style the perfect toast! These sweet toasts are so simple and easy to make, not to mention super pretty topped with Turmeric Cashew She Is French granola.

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Fried Egg with a Bacon Jam, Caramelized Onion & Tomato Confit

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Ship and Dip is bringing new types of condiments to the game, for example, Bacon Jam. Smokey yet sweet, this condiment pairs perfectly with anything, like burgers, on top of fries, in sauces, sandwiches, plain! but it also works well with a fried egg. This recipe brings out the Bacon Jam flavor by incorporated a caramelized onion and tomato confit with the bacon jam. The acidity of the lemon juice and the feta cheese pair perfectly with the perfect Bacon Jam by Our Sassy Pantry. Recipe below :)

1 Red Onion

1 Tomato

1 T EVOO

1 Egg

Salt, Pepper, Garlic

2 T Bacon Jam

1/2 of Small Lemon Juice

Scoop of Butter

  • Heat 1T olive oil in a pan and add the onions, diced small, leave in pan until browned

  • Pinch salt and pepper then add in the tomatoes, also diced small then pinch salt, pepper and garlic this time

  • Add the 1T of Bacon Jam and juice of 1/2 lemon and allow to sit and caramelize

  • Transfer to a bowl and get started on the egg: heat the same pan or a new pan and melt a scoop of butter in a pan and then crack the egg

  • Let it cook through and get crunchy on the sides

  • Pour over the mixture and add some cilantro and feta cheese!

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Also featured in the box:

Not So Normal Avocado Toast

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Cut the avocado and mush it with salt, pepper, garlic and add 1/2 spoon of dijon and a couple spoons of pickle juice. Mix together, and keep adding to taste.

Spread on buttered and garlic toast and top with siracha and parsley! So easy and fast!

Feeling Peaceful on a Sunday Afternoon

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Shakshuka, a classic dish among middle easterners incorporates vegetables and tomatoes with eggs on top! A simply delicious spin on a breakfast or lunch. Read more for  the recipe! 

Recipe:

2 White Onions

3 Bell Peppers

1 Can of Diced Tomatoes

Chopped Parsley

Dried Herbs: Cumin, Paprika, Oregano, Salt, Pepper, Garlic

1 Spicy Chilli Pepper

How:

With oil, sweat the onions and then add in the bell pepper and pepper, add all the spices (subject to taste)

When it is grilled and soft, add in the tomatoes and then add all the seasonings again. Lay it all flat with a spatula and crack the eggs on top (7-8 eggs depending on size of pan). Turn to lowest heat and wait for it to cook all the way through. Put some pepper on top through the cooking process.

When done, put on a plate and garnish with the parsley.

VOILA! :)

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Tartines with Eggs & Asparagus

IMG_8831 A quick, healthy and easy breakfast idea are these delicious asparagus and scrambled eggs tartines. I made my own variation from Rachel Ray's magazine. Below is the link of the original recipe. Super easy, super simple and fast.

http://www.rachaelraymag.com/recipe/tartine-with-eggs-asparagus/

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