Happy Spring!!! I hope this post finds you enjoying some extra daylight and hopefully a little more sunlight as well. I know I am super psyched for some warmer weather, longer days, and some spring fruits and vegetables in my kitchen. This week we started some seeds in our front window that we will hopefully be able to transplant outdoors (if this snow ever melts). We also signed up for our farm share which is always a wonderful way to include locally grown, seasonal vegetables in our weekly meal plans.
I hope you are as excited about this new season as we are and that this post inspires you to check out some new spring recipes in your kitchen this week. I’ve been trying to include recipes from folks that are less familiar to me and I also hope that this post gives you the chance to check out some blogs that are new to you. We’ve been cooking and baking up a storm over here. I’ve added two new recipes this week and have just about perfected a tender and flavorful orange cake recipe just in time for Easter. That recipe should be coming your way next week.
DINNER PREP FOR THE WEEK:
I can’t tell you enough how much I love this salad. It has all of the right flavors and textures for me at this moment in my life. The toasted hazelnuts add a savory crunch that balances out the tenderness of the feta, beets, oranges, and golden raisins. For lunch, pack the greens, oranges, beets, and feta in a glass containers. Pack the hazelnuts and raisins in a separate container, and then make up a little container of dressing. Put the salad all together once you are ready to eat it.
This recipe is just gorgeous and I love the idea of a pesto made of kale and pistachios. I can’t wait to give this a try and I too am trying to will winter away but making some fresh, spring meals.
This recipe looks super straight forward to make and I love the idea of throwing a sheet pan of vegetables into the oven alongside the chicken so that you have a complete meal ready to go. Lemon Blossoms is a blog run by Kathy who is a culinary school graduate. Her mission is to bring you “quick and easy every day meals” and I can’t wait to try this recipe. I love finding new easy and delicious dinner options.
I am a huge rice fan. Rice flavored with ginger and lemongrass sound like a possible major upgrade from the pot of rice that I usually make with butter and Papa Joe’s Salt.
BAKING AND STOCKING THE FREEZER:
I’m obsessed with citrus lately. I first saw these muffins posted on Instagram and I added them to my list of recipes that I want to make. I can’t wait to make them for breakfast this weekend!
These just look and sound incredible. It would also be wise of me to make a healthy choice this weekend so this recipe feels like a marriage of healthy and sweet which is exactly what I need. Definitely check out Rachel’s blog. Her site is full of recipes that taste delicious but keep you on track with your healthy eating…
KITCHEN TOOLS AND INGREDIENTS THAT I’LL USE THIS WEEKEND:
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