5 Cookbooks Everyone Should Own

The Best Cookbooks in My Collection That Everyone Should Own! Cookbook reviews of The Minimalist Kitchen, Small Victories, Simply Nigella, Nothing Fancy, and The Art of Simple Food! #cookbooks #recipes #books #readinglist #bestcookbooks

With the kitchen renovation and Whole30 behind us, I am SO excited to get back into cooking exciting, elaborate meals. Sometime last summer, I really started getting into cookbooks. They feel like an art form, to be honest. The photos are always stunning and I love pouring over them, expanding my cooking repertoire. A few cookbooks have really risen to the top for me though. So today I wanted to share 5 of the best cookbooks that I truly think everyone should own!

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Our Whole30 Experience, Part 2

Part 2 of Our Whole30 Experience (Recipes, Meal Plans, & More)! Our favorite recipes, my favorite Whole30 breakfast, lunch, and dinner ideas, what we're doing AFTER whole30, why we did whole30. #whole30 #recipes #whole30experience #whole30mealplan #whole30meals #mealideas #dinnerideas

Can you hear me celebrating?? Cuz Whole30 is DONE… and we did it!!! Before you read any further, if you haven’t already check out Part 1 of our Whole30 experience. Cuz otherwise this post might not make any sense. Today is literally the first day I’ve had cream in my coffee in 30 days and it is heavenly. There are some things I’ve missed a ton on Whole30 and some that I feel like I can confidently walk away from. So let’s breakdown part 2 of our experience!

p.s. Most of these images aren’t styled or curated… which means they aren’t up to par with the quality of imagery you usually see here on the blog. I’ve been documenting the process with my iPhone, so apologies for the on-the-fly aesthetic!
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4 Surprising Benefits of Hibiscus

Weekend Wellness: The Many Surprising Benefits of Hibiscus! Learn all about the health benefits of hibiscus tea and hibiscus in natural skincare products and hibiscus for the bath. #hibiscus #hibiscustea #hibiscusbath #wellness #selfcare #benefitsofhibiscus

During our Whole30 journey, I took a deep dive into the ingredients and foods we are allowed to consume… which then led me down the rabbit hole of the benefits of various types of tea! One tea that I have always loved, but never really considered the benefits of is hibiscus. This vibrantly colored, sweet yet tart herbal tea is rapidly becoming a favorite of mine. I decided to dig into the benefits of hibiscus — and WOW there are plenty. I had no idea, to be honest. So I figured I should share my findings with you and see what you think!

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Our Whole30 Experience, Part 1

Part 1 of Our Whole30 Experience (Recipes, Meal Plans, & More)! How I planned our Whole30 meals, my favorite Whole30 breakfast, lunch, and dinner ideas. #whole30 #recipes #whole30experience #whole30mealplan #whole30meals #mealideas #dinnerideas

Often, I share stuff on Instagram and assume that everyone sees it, but that’s not often the case! In case you don’t follow me or aren’t on that platform, Sean and I have been doing Whole30 since January 6. We started late because we had food in our fridge that we didn’t want to go to waste… and because I needed the time to research recipes and plan meals! All along, I’ve said I’d wait until the end to share the recipes I’m using, approved foods, and our general Whole30 experience… but I got impatient! So here’s part 1 for now.

p.s. Most of these images aren’t style or curated… which means they aren’t up to par with the quality of imagery you usually see here on the blog. I’ve been documenting the process with my iPhone, so apologies for the on-the-fly aesthetic!
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Whipped Feta, The Easiest Last-Minute Appetizer Recipe

The Easiest Last-Minute Appetizer Recipe, Whipped Feta with pita chips and vegetable crudite for an easy dish to bring to a holiday party. Easy appetizer with Greek flavor. #greekfood #feta #appetizer #easyrecipe #recipe #easyappetizer

Christmas realllly snuck up on me this year. I can’t believe that it’s next Wednesday. MEEP. Usually for the holidays, each member of Sean’s family brings a dish for a Christmas Eve meal. Greek pastries have been my go-to for the past few years, but I wanna change things up. One appetizer I am definitely planning to bring is this whipped feta. It’s so easy to make, especially at the last-minute. Looking for something to bring for a holiday party? This recipe is it!

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Italian Style Mulled Wine Recipe

Toast to Good Health with My Italian Style Mulled Wine Recipe aka Vin Brule! Easy mulled wine cocktail, batch cocktail for entertaining holiday guests. Made with vanilla, red wine, spices, orange zest & more #cocktailrecipe #cocktail #mulledwine #spicedwine #italianmulledwine #winecocktail #holidaycocktail #holiday #christmas #christmascocktail #vinbrule

I think by now we all know that I’m obsessed with all things Italian, right? After two summers spent wandering Italy, I’ve fallen hard for this beautiful, vibrant, quirky culture. There are sooo many things that Italians do very, very well: food, wine, design… but today I want focus on cocktails! The holidays are the perfect time for mulled wine, but I wanted to put a special twist on it and instead share an Italian style mulled wine recipe called Vin Brulè. It’s so tasty!

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt Recipe

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt Recipe. The best chocolate chip cookie recipe for the annual Blog Hop Cookie Swap! For even more holiday cookie recipes, be sure to check out everyone else participating on jojotastic.com! #christmascookies #cookieswap #cookierecipe #chocolatechipcookies #chocolatecookies #cookies #seasalt

Is there anything better than the perfect chocolate chip cookie? The only appropriate answer to that question is HELL NO. Thanks to our finished kitchen, all I wanna do these days is bake… which also means I’ve been sloooowly perfecting this recipe for chewy chocolate chip cookies. Today is also the Blog Hop Cookie Swap, so I teamed up with 14 other bloggers to share our favorite cookie recipes today! Last year I shared a more complicated Greek cookie recipe, so this time I’m switching it up with a tried and true classic.

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