Happy Monday! It’s been a glorious weekend in NorCal that was warm and sunny. After a week of rain and flood, I’m so happy that it has finally cleared up and that I can go on long walks with my dogs in a t-shirt and yoga pants (basically my uniform). Anywho… let’s talk about these Instant Pot eggs in marinara sauce.
One of the biggest requests I receive from my readers is that they want to see more Instant Pot recipes. Well, ask and you shall receive. This week, I’m posting not 1, but 2 Instant Pot recipes, and these yummy eggs cooked in marinara sauce are the first on the lineup!
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and all, and I think celebration should start as soon as you wake up. And what better way to celebrate love than with a healthy warm breakfast that gives you all the happy feels?
This recipe won’t yield a runny yolk, but it’ll be soft and still delicious. They were cooked just past the runny stage, so they tasted creamy and so so decadent. I especially loved it over some Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free toast. If you are avoiding yeast for one reason or another, try making my Paleo Yeast Free Bread. The crispiness of the toast complements with the soft yummy eggs perfectly!
Don’t you think your honey will love starting the day with a delicious breakfast like this? Just don’t tell him or her that it took less than 20 minutes. If you have a busy morning and want to take even less time, you can even prep and make the marinara sauce base the night before and just cook the eggs in the morning, which is literally 1 minute cooking time in the Instant Pot. There’s nothing to not love about that!
Hope you have a great Valentine’s Day, and make sure to treat yourself and your loved ones with delicious food, sweets, and kind loving words!
Put coconut oil in the Instant Pot and turn it on to "Sauté" setting. Wait a few minutes for it to get hot.
Add garlic, onion, red bell pepper, chili powder, paprika cumin to the Instant Pot. Season generously with salt and pepper, and cook while stirring for about 5 minutes, or until the onion is translucent and the peppers are soft.
Add marinara sauce and stir everything together. Turn off heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
Carefully crack the eggs into the sauce, making sure you don't crack the yolks. Try to make them spaced out evenly.
Close the lid, make sure the pressure valve is closed, and set the Instant Pot to Manual on low pressure for 1 minute.
Once it beeps to finish, quickly release the pressure valve and open the lid.
Did you all have a great Christmas? Mine was so nice and relaxing. My mom and I are on our Pacific Coast Highway road trip from SF to LA, and we are currently in the mountains of Malibu for 3 nights. It’s in a secluded cabin with amazing views, no cell service (thank god for wifi!), and fresh mountain air. It’s so nice to unwind and do nothing for a while.
If you don’t follow me on Instagram and Facebook, I mentioned in one of my posts that I’m putting my mom on the autoimmune protocol (AIP) during this whole trip. She has had rheumatoid arthritis for several years now and she still suffers from it. However, she’s never tried the AIP diet, which has worked so well for so many people with autoimmune diseases. So, this whole trip, I’ve been prepping and cooking up AIP meals and snacks. It’s been challenging at times, but still so fun to travel with my mom.
If you’ve signed up for my newsletter, you already received this recipe in your inbox a few days ago! These breakfast pork sausage is the first AIP recipe that I created, and I’m so excited that it turned out so so tasty. I made a triple batch before leaving on this trip and it’s been a lifesaver in the mornings when I don’t feel like spending too much time in the kitchen. I would just fry up these sausage and sauté some veggies and call it breakfast!
The texture is the best part about these breakfast pork sausage. Crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside. I honestly didn’t miss the nightshade vegetables and cracked black pepper in these, which is what I would normally add to a breakfast sausage.
If you are looking for an egg-free breakfast or you are on your own AIP journey, I highly recommend this breakfast pork sausage. It’s seriously so yummy and filling!
Happy first day of Fall, all! It’s true that I want to hold on to summer forever, but I do love me some Fall produce like pumpkin, squash, apples and pears so I’ll accept the cooler weather (as if I have a choice…). But before starting the craze of all the Fall-appropriate recipes, I want to share a seriously delicious breakfast recipe with you all.
I’m not sure if you’ve ever had collard wraps before, but it’s one of my favorite gluten-free and low-carb hacks. You basically use a raw collard green leaf as a substitute for a tortilla to make any kind of wrap you want. Collard green leaves are flexible, doesn’t tear easily, and soft enough to chew raw, making it a perfect vehicle to roll up some delicious sandwich or burrito fillings in.
In order to use it as wrap, the best thing to do is lay it flat to shave off the stem that’s sticking out so it’s the same thickness as the leaf. Then, you just add the fillings, fold the sides, then roll it up like a tortilla. Sound simple, right? It really is!
One thing I sure do miss eating is a breakfast burrito, especially living in California. This collard wrap version is made with everyone’s favorite breakfast items, eggs and bacon, and plenty of veggies to make it a healthy, sugar-free breakfast. If you don’t love all the ingredients I added, feel free to leave them out or switch it up with the flavors and ingredients you like. This recipe is easily customizable, so you can change it up with whatever fillings that you are into or have on hand!
Lay down the collard green leaves face down, and use a sharp knife to shave down the stems so it is the same thickness as the leaves (See picture in the post). Cut off the part of the stem that extends past the leaves. Set aside.
Preheat a skillet to medium heat.
Cook the chopped bacon on the skillet for about 5 minutes until they turn crispy, then transfer to a dish.
Leave 2 tsp of bacon fat in the pan, and set the rest aside.
Raise the heat to medium high, and cook the onions and the bell pepper in the bacon fat until they are softened, about 6-7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and combine well with the cooked bacon.
In a small bowl, whisk the eggs with non-dairy milk, nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper.
Lower the heat to medium low and heat 2 tsp of the reserved bacon fat in the skillet (you can use butter or ghee, if there isn't enough).
Pour the eggs into the pan, and stir and scramble until cooked, about 3-4 minutes.
Assemble the wrap: Lay down a collard leaf, and place ½ of the bacon, onion, and bell pepper mixture on the middle of the leaf. Layer with ½ of scrambled eggs, ½ of diced tomato, and ½ of diced avocado. Season with hot sauce, if using. Fold the sides up to tuck, then start rolling like a regular tortilla. Finish by plating with the end of the leaf on the bottom of the wrap, so the roll holds together. Repeat with the other leaf and the rest of the prepared ingredients