In this maple glazed salmon, a spicy sweet rub tops salmon fillets that are broiled then drizzled with maple syrup to create a caramelized crust for a healthy, easy dinner ready in under 10 minutes.
Featuring a lifestyle that’s a little bit healthy with a whole lot of clean eating, we’ve been smitten with the pint-sized Boston blogger Lexi Kornblum of Lexi’s Clean Kitchen ever since we enjoyed a girls weekend in her hometown of Boston, MA where we were immediately drawn to her her ambition, passion and throaty, deep-voiced laughter that puts Scarlett Johansson to shame.
For Lexi, what started out as a spur of the moment Instagram account to document the changes she made in her diet to combat chronic health issues has evolved into a full-fledged blog where we can’t get enough of her healthy, beautifully photographed, and approachable recipes that work for everyone in the family (try her Slow Cooker Thai Curry Chicken), and it’s looking good that you’ll feel the same.
“I truly believe in the power of food,” Lexi writes in her new cookbook. And that motto shines bright on each and every page with recipes just like this fast to the table 10 minute maple salmon you’ll find at the end of this post.
Lexi hasn’t always been a clean eating devotee, but when she started having some health issues in 2012, she was forced to make some adjustments.
“I noticed a change in my gut, my energy, and my skin,” she recalls. Lexi started incorporating changes in her diet, hoping the issues would resolve themselves. “The hardest part of making these changes was feeling like I couldn’t eat the foods I loved, and that’s why I started developing recipes and sharing them with the world!”
Having to shift her own diet inspired Lexi to write a cookbook so she could help others experiencing similar issues. Her first book, Lexi’s Clean Kitchen: 150 Delicious Paleo-Friendly Recipes to Nourish Your Life, came out in November 2016, and we were lucky enough to get an early sneak peek!
It’s chock-full of gorgeous photography and mouthwatering healthy eats. In addition to a wide range of recipes, the book also includes a pantry guide, an equipment guide, cheat sheet guides, and meal plan templates.
“I wanted to provide others with a practical approach to clean eating that won’t deprive people of their favorite foods. When I had to change my diet and eliminate foods, I began cooking this way, and realized that there were so many people who were looking for healthy alternatives, allergen friendly swaps of their favorite foods, and overall just simple and delicious meals.”
Lexi’s favorite recipes from the book are her Homemade Mayo, Avocado Toast, Fluffy Pancakes and Waffles, Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna Salad with Ginger Dressing, and Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa.
Is your stomach growling yet?