Hatch Chile & Chorizo Chilaquiles

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Man, travel f*cks you up. I have been traveling a good amount the past month and still have two more trips planned and my body is screwed up. I’m barely sleeping, I’m stressing out more about the little things, and I feel like I’m constantly worried about work. All I need a week straight of good sleep, but that just isn’t happening. I’ve been taking magnesium before bed and have also tried melatonin and I even reduced my coffee intake, which wasn’t much to begin with, but nothing works. I tried turning my screens to whatever that color is that helps with eyes and tried cutting out electronics all together and just read instead, and I still can’t turn off my brain. It’s driving me insane.

How do people function when they have children and lack of sleep?!?

Traveling last week was really awesome though. I went to Phoenix then to Kansas City then back to Denver for 3 book tour stops. All the events had amazing turn outs and flew by. I wish we would have had more times to take questions and talk to more people, but 2 hours goes really damn fast when you have 3 extremely talkative females all trying to tell their story while talking about their books at the same time. So apologies to anyone that didn’t have a question answered or didn’t get to chat very long, those events go by so fast! If by chance you didn’t get to ask a question, feel free to leave it here and I’ll answer any questions you may have!

PaleOMG Hatch Chile & Chorizo Chilaquiles

On a completely unrelated note, I finally decided that I need an office. Which is so weird I don’t already have one at the moment since I’ve been working from home for probably 4 years now. But my sister in law has been living with us for a little while and I wanted to keep the other spare bedroom open for guests, but I just can’t any longer. Working from the couch or the kitchen table just isn’t cutting it. It feels like I have no space between my work life and home life. And my back has started to kill me from squishing into the couch all day long. So I’m clearing out the other guest bed (sorry guests, find a hotel) and going to start creating my own office space. I need a room that I can use for food photos, to store important documents, to store all my photography and food photo equipment, and to use as an extra room for upcoming fashion posts and even video tutorials. That way I can give my husband some room back in our closet.

So now I’m just looking for office decor inspiration. It’s a small bedroom, but I think it will be a great size for an office. I’ve just been looking on pinterest for inspiration, but is there any where you looked for inspiration for your own home? I can’t wait to show you guys what I do with the space!

PaleOMG Hatch Chile & Chorizo Chilaquiles

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Hatch Chile & Chorizo Chilaquiles

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Ingredients

  • 1 package Siete Tortillas (I used the almond flour ones), cut into fourths
  • coconut oil spray
  • couple pinches of himalayan sea salt

For the hatch green chile

  • 4 hatch chiles, roasted, skin removed, seeds removed*
  • 1 jalapeño, roasted, seeds removed*
  • 1/4 white onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • pinch of himalayan sea salt

For the other toppings

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place tortilla triangles on a baking sheet and spray with just a little bit of coconut oil spray then sprinkle with salt. Place in oven to bake for about 7 minutes, until slightly browned and crispy.
  2. In a high speed blender, blend all the ingredients for the hatch green chile until smooth.
  3. Cook chorizo in a medium saute pan over medium heat, breaking into small pieces, cooking until no pink remains.
  4. Arrange chips on a plate, top with hatch green chile, chorizo, ranch dressing, fresno peppers, green onions, and cilantro. (I’m limiting my egg intake, so I didn’t top these with eggs, but I recommend it if you tolerate eggs. It would be perfect on top!)

Notes

*If peppers aren’t already roasted, just place them over an open flame on the stove top and cook until blacked on all sides. Once cool to touch, rinse underneath water to remove the skin and the seeds inside.

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.

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25 thoughts on “Hatch Chile & Chorizo Chilaquiles”

  1. Try magnesium oil or lotion- Whole Foods/health food type places should have it. I got mine on Amazon. And Epsom salt soaks (20 minutes at least) in the tub- also detoxifying. Apparently, our bodies don’t absorb magnesium properly orally. And maybe up your B vitamins. Good luck!

  2. Ohhhh, these look too good. I constantly crave nachos and this would totally fit the bill! I notice when I am having a super hard time I can chalk it up to lack of sleep (I have a 4 year old and an 11 month old). I also get strangely emotional as well, which makes everything even worse. Whenever I can’t sleep I reach for a book (not on my phone) and as awake as I may be, reading in bed puts me to sleep every time.

  3. Check out houzz.com for anything design related. I spend hours on there just looking at the pictures and day dreaming of my dream home 🙂

  4. I really like “Night Rest” by Source Naturals when Im having trouble sleeping. Usually 1/2 tablet knocks me out with no groggy feeling the next morning. Most Whole Foods stores carry them and they just work great when Im in those phases like you are now, when sleep isn’t the best.

  5. You MUST make a home office for yourself. I work from home three days a week and it is critical to have a separate space so that you can differentiate between home time and work time. And yes, I think your back and neck will thank you for having a real desk/table and chair. At home I have my laptop connected to a big monitor that way I am not crunched over a small screen all day.

    Can’t wait for the post on your office decor!

  6. is your 3rd bedroom big enough to get one of those great murphy beds that the wall part is a desk with cabinets and when you fold down the bed the desk just shifts under the bed.

    when i can’t sleep i use do terra past tense on the back of my neck. helps me sleep and helps with my migraines.

  7. I really like looking at Wayfair. They have awesome sales and some of their photos are awesome. Pottery Barn is always beautiful, but always out of my budget. And good luck with the sleeping. When my mind is racing I try and remember my thought path backwards. When I stop remembering how my brain travelled to the last thought, I know I’m falling asleep. Good luck! I’m also really weird and bring my own pillow with me everywhere. I can’t sleep without it.

  8. Yes!! I work from home and am trying to furnish my home office now too – it’s a spare bedroom that is also our sports gear storage since we live in an apartment, so I’m trying to find ways to make it seem less like a giant closet and more like somewhere that I want to work. I can’t wait to see what you find, and will definitely be checking the comments for ideas as well!

  9. What is happening?!? where is your instagram feed??? Instagram says page no longer exists and you are not listed in my ‘following’ list.

  10. I was hit with insomnia last year out of nowhere (without a child too!) and have come a loooong way with the battle. I feel I need to share my wealth knowledge with you lol. Try more magnesium and/or the magnesium drink (in a powder form) called Natural Calm. Be careful playing around with melatonin…that shizz can cause tricky adverse reactions regarding sleep…I learned all about this and how a specific amount is needed which varies greatly person to person…take this under the supervision of your naturopath only in my opinion (and see a naturopath if your sleeping issues persist). I have an amaze supplement called Brain Calm that changed my LIFE regarding sleep. And honestly, as much as you don’t want it to be…it’s your stress and not being able to shut off your brain. Try meditation before bed, keep up with no coffee (I do a green tea in the am only), reading a book at night, and doing your very best not to THINK about your lack of sleep during the day/at night. You got this, Juli!

  11. You could always get a futon that could function as extra guest space and would probably fit well in a small office! I know they have some pretty comfortable ones these days, and with your eye for style, I’m sure you could find a nice one.

    On another note, and please feel free to disregard, but I would call these nachos instead of chilaquiles. Chilaquiles are cooked IN the sauce after baking or frying until they are slightly softened, whereas nachos are just baked/fried tortillas with toppings. I’m not the type of person who cares much about “authentic” ingredients and whatnot since I’m all about updating and healthy-fying recipes, but in this case the cooking method is definitely off.

  12. Ah yuck, insomnia. I hope it passes soon. Worst I had it was during the first trimester of pregnancy. I think I was just so excited to be pregnant that I couldn’t sleep. It was horrible as the first trimester is tiring enough as it is. Thanks everyone for the suggestions.

  13. Long time reader, first time commenter! When you realized eggs were making you breakout, was it in a specific region of your face? I’m working through what I think is hormonal acne at age 29 but I’m thinking of cutting eggs and dairy for a while to see if that helps. Thanks!

  14. Hi, Juli! I’ve never posted here, but have been following your blog and cookbooks for several years. You inspire me all the time with your journeys and honesty, and have taught me so much about how to eat clean real food. And I am always saving your fashion posts on pinterest, i love the clothes so much, and especially all of the athletic outfits you post. Thank you so much for all that you do!

    I’ve struggled a lot with sleep as well at times, but a couple of things have recently been game-changers for me. Meditation apps, and essential oils. Incorporating into my evening routine have helped me relax so much. I use Headspace app for meditation (you can pick sessions as short as 10 minutes) and I honestly don’t even remember the end of the Sleep meditation because i am out before it ends, which amazes me. But there are so many other meditation options within HeadSpace that you might find helpful, or other apps/tools like Insight Timer and Buddify are supposed to be great too.

    And for essential oils I always diffuse a calming blend like Lavender or Serenity from DoTerra, and rub a little on the bottom of my feet. Super relaxing, and the more you regularly incorporate into your routine the more it works.

    Can you look into getting a stand up desk? Not sure how expensive they are b/c we just got them at my office, but the switch to stand up has been AMAZING for my back. Worth looking into!

    Good luck!!

    xoxo
    Pamela

  15. Chamomile tea has helped me before! Also inviting my dog up onto the bed with me. Something about having my foot against that furry little warm munchkin usually puts me right to sleep haha. Looking forward to hearing your home office ideas!

  16. I’m a first grade teacher in Northglenn and I totally understand the stress and lack of sleep (different then traveling but also stressful!) I put lavender essential oil on my wrists and temples before bed and I’m out in an instant!

  17. I’m blaming mercury retrograde for my restless nights this month. 😉 The cycle ends today. Let’s see if sleep patterns improve.

  18. Sorry about the insomnia. My functional med dr. put me on magnesium and theanine for my sleep. Soaking in Epsom salt baths are awesome, too. At least 20 minutes like Katie said for maximum results. It’s a good time to get in some meditation, too, to help with those racing thoughts.

    ApartmentTherapy.com is my decoration addiction. Have fun! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  19. Seconding the recommendation for Magnesium lotion!

    I got a bottle on Amazon after reading about how Magnesium helps anxiety. — I was diagnosed with chronically low vitamin D levels so I have a prescription for super high doses of Vitamin D which apparently can deplete your magnesium. I bought a bottle of this stuff and I put it on my hands and arms right before bed and I sleep like a baby 🙂 apparently it helps your body absorb the Magnesium better than any oral supplements. Plus that particular lotion straight up smells like cotton candy!

    https://www.amazon.com/Magnesium-Lotion-Health-Products-Liquid/dp/B00K5QUAIG

  20. I’ve searched up and down the Charleston area for fresh green chiles. Will canned still give a similar taste? Also, how much do you think I’ll need?

    1. yeah that’s fine! just won’t be quite the same taste (but you’ll never know, right?! haha). i would say probably about 3/4-1 cup of diced chiles

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