Warm Mixed Grain Salad Recipe with Roasted Fennel and Dandelion Greens

Warm Mixed Grain Salad Recipe with Roasted Fennel and Dandelion Greens. Easy vegetarian or vegan lunch idea. Simple side dish for a picnic or summer bbq

We have arrived! The time of year where patio dinners can finally happen. As you know, Joanna has a pretty nice outdoor dining setup, so I wanted to create a recipe that would be the perfect addition to any summer BBQ or chill evening dinner: a warm mixed grain salad recipe topped with roasted fennel and dandelion greens. This month’s dish can be served as a side, but is hardy enough to be a delicious vegetarian or vegan main dish with the flexibility to omit the shaved parmesan. As food trends move in a greener direction, I thought it would be fun to explore some delicious meat-free options. With this salad, it’s not missed at all. The addition of crushed green olives gives it a hearty texture, while the briny flavor complements the floral and bitter flavors of the dandelion greens perfectly. Get ready to eat this all summer long!

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Cookbooks I’ve Been Loving Lately

Get Out of Your Cooking Rut With These Cookbook Recommendations including vegetarian recipes, Italian food, Asian dishes to try and more

Woof, the cooking fatigue is REAL. Especially now that we live in the mountains. I literally cook every single meal every single day. It’s a LOT. It got to the point where I felt like I was making the same thing day in and day out… so I went in a mini cookbook buying spree recently. In case you’re also in a cooking rut, I wanted to share a few cookbook recommendations I’ve loving these days! I hope they help to inspire you to try something different. Here are my current favorite cookbooks + the recipes I’ve been making the most from them.

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Spring Garden Vegetable Galette Recipe with Chevre Cheese

Spring Garden Vegetable Galette Recipe with Chevre Cheese, the perfect easy recipe to make for brunch

Springtime is one of my favorites of the year. The weather is mild, the sun (for the most part) is back in the sky, the days are longer, flowers are blooming, and beautiful produce starts to pop back into rotation. During the warmer months of summer, I crave the freshness of vegetables. It’s often all I want, but spring offers that unique middle. This time of the year is when you still desire something comforting while also wishing to partake in the available fresh produce. For all of those reasons, today I’m sharing a spring garden galette. It is flexible, adaptable to whatever might be in season near you, and it can quickly be served as a main course.

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3 Grilled Cheese Recipes You *Have* to Try

3 Grown Up Grilled Cheese Combinations You Need To Try: Thyme & Brie with Fig Jam Grilled Cheese recipe, Roasted Tomato Grilled cheese, Mushroom Rosemary and Swiss Grilled Cheese sandwich. Plus tips for making the best grilled cheese sandwich ever!

There will always be a special place in my heart for the quintessential grilled cheese made with Kraft singles on white bread. To me, this classic is the late-night snack eaten casually over the sink after a night out with friends (sigh, remember those?). There is absolutely nothing wrong with it, but what if we took the classic grilled cheese a little further?? Nothing too tricky or fussy — just a little bit more grown-up and a lot more fun. This month we are sharing 3 new takes on the classic grilled cheese. There is a little something for everyone. Let’s get into the gooey details.

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Easy Lunch Recipe: Baked Sweet Potatoes with Preserved Lemon Sauce

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Preserved Lemon Sauce, easy vegetarian recipe and quick lunch idea perfect for working from home

As we start to settle into 2021 slowly (some slower than others, judging by how long it’s taken Joanna to edit and publish this post!), it’s clear that some things are staying the same for a while. One of my biggest struggles this past year was finding that balance of a quick and somewhat healthy lunch when I am working on projects at home (or when I’m at my full-time job, flying around). One of my favorite, quick eats is baked sweet potatoes, so I’m sharing how I turn them into a delicious, east lunch with a preserved lemon sauce. Sweet potatoes are incredibly versatile, and once they are in the oven, relatively hands-off. Plus, bonus, they tend to please most.

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Orange Spice Bûche de Noël (Yule Log Recipe)

Orange Spice Bûche de Noël (Yule Log Recipe) with meringue mushrooms, swiss buttercream, candied cranberries, candied rosemary and more! a fancy and traditional holiday dessert recipe

Well, we did it. We have finally arrived at December. After the year we’ve had, I decided that this month’s recipe should be a decadent treat that I think we all deserve. A dessert that will delight any crowd: an Orange Spice Bûche de Noël (or if you’re feeling a bit more pedestrian, a Yule log recipe). In years past, I have made every kind of complicated holiday dessert or treat imaginable…. gingerbread houses, croquembouche towers, even cream puff swans. Still, nothing has delighted folks quite like the whimsical forestscape of a beautiful Bûche de Noël. While a more traditional Yule log is usually chocolate, I assure you this orange spiced variation will be a delicious break from tradition.

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Coffee Cream Filled Brioche Donuts Recipe + A Very Good Sale

These coffee cream filled brioche donuts make a wonderful holiday breakfast & are surprisingly easy to make at home! Get the full recipe for brioche donuts plus learn all about the @braunhouse.na Kitchen Collection sale at @target happening now through 12/15 to get 20% off — the MultiServe coffee maker is a great gift for anyone on your list! #AD #dripcoffeeevolved
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Braun. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting the content that keeps Jojotastic going.

In my book, there’s nothing more satisfying and cozy-making than whipping up a special breakfast for Christmas morning. And what better way to really step up your game than with brioche donuts?? I was pleasantly surprised to learn just how easy it is to make them… as a huge donut fan, I always thought they were really intensive, but that’s not the case with this recipe! Plus, any excuse to use my Braun MultiServe coffee maker is a good one — and I’m excited to share that the entire Braun Kitchen Collection is 20% off at Target now!

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