8 Cookbooks I’m Loving Lately

8 Cookbook Recommendations to Inspire You To Try Something New in the kitchen! Easy dinner ideas, weeknight meal recipes, my favorite must-have cookbooks #cooking #cookbooks #bookrecommendations

As tired as I am of cooking every meal for the past 4 months, it’s also been incredibly gratifying to try new things, explore new ingredients and discover cookbooks to add to my library. The last time I shared cookbooks I love, the list was relatively short. To diversify my collection, I made an appointment at my favorite local shop called The Book Larder. I’m obsessed with it because now you can make an appointment to shop safely — and also it’s totally dedicated to cookbooks! Not all of the ones I’m mentioning in this post are from this source, but if you’re local I definitely recommend checking it out. Anyways, let’s dig into the cookbooks I’m loving lately and why!

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My Full Review of Winc Wine Delivery

My Full Review of Winc Wine Delivery (Not Sponsored!) Learn how Winc works, my favorite kind of natural wine, organic wine, and vegan wine — plus get $22 off for your first order. My review of a monthly modern personalized wine subscription service. #winc #wine #winedelivery

Ever since the start of sheltering in place, I’ve admittedly been indulging in wine more. I blame the fact this is summer now and our patio is finally settled enough to sit outside and sip rosé! In order to reduce the number of grocery store outings we have to do, I decided to try Winc, a wine delivery service that I’ve seen tons of ads for on Instagram. A friend of mine swears by it, so I signed up using her code which got me a few free bottles. I figured it was free to try, so why not… and now, I am here to tell you that I am OBSESSED. This is not a sponsored post — I simply want to share with you a service that I’ve been loving lately! I will say, if you do sign up, I get credits for my account to get more wine. But you will also get $22 off your first order, so win-win!

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How to Store Produce So It Lasts Longer

Store Produce So It Lasts Longer With These Tips! How to store vegetables and fruits in the fridge, on the counter, and in the pantry. Tips for how to make fresh food last longer and reduce food waste (while living a more eco-friendly lifestyle!). #sustainability #foodwaste #foodstorage #produce

Thanks to our burgeoning vegetable garden and my obsession with our local farmers market, we always have a lot of fresh produce on hand. If you’re like me or have a CSA sometimes it’s really hard to keep up with making sure everything is eaten before it spoils. I used to google ‘how to store X’ in order to find out the best way. At some point, it got really annoying, especially when Sean asked me how to do it. So I decided to make a list of what goes where (counter, pantry, fridge, etc). If you’ve ever wondered how to store produce so it lasts longer, this is the post for you!

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Herbs and Spices That I Always Keep on Hand

Herbs and Spices That I Always Keep on Hand for a Well-Stocked Kitchen. Must-have herbs, spices, spice mixes, salts, and pepper for cooking and baking. Pantry staples for cooking + a look inside my spice rack #pantryessentials #pantrystaples #pantry #grocerylist #groceryshopping #herbs #herbsandspices #spicedrawer

I was not prepared for how stoked you’d be on my post a few weeks ago about everything I keep in our pantry! But given how much we’ve all been cooking under quarantine (and how grounding it can feel to cook a really, really good meal), I really shouldn’t have been surprised. So building off of that post, today I am sharing the herbs and spices I always keep on hand to maintain a stocked kitchen. This is a list of pretty much everything in my spice drawer + notes on how I use them!

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Everything I Keep on Hand in Our Pantry

My (Long) List of Pantry Staples That I Always Keep Stocked + How I Use Them! All of the pantry essentials including pasta, canned goods, jarred foods, preserved foods, dry goods, sauces, condiments, oils and vinegars, proteins, rice, dairy essentials and MORE that I keep on hand for meals every day. #pantryessentials #pantrystaples #pantry #grocerylist #groceryshopping

I’ve been sharing lots of my favorite, easy pantry meals here on the blog lately, but it dawned on me that I should also share what to have on hand to actually make those recipes! Cue me writing down an epic list of pantry staples…. Ever since our kitchen renovation was completed, I’ve kept a fully stocked pantry… probably because we have one now. We still shop for fresh ingredients when necessary. Plus, my veggie garden has been very bountiful. A well-stocked kitchen will help you cook whatever you’re craving, especially since we’re all staying home more and more. Without further ado, here’s my list of pantry staples that I always keep on hand!

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How to Make Baked Eggs

My Easy Recipe for Baked Eggs in the Oven! This simple but fancy brunch recipe takes less than 30 minutes and uses tons of pantry essentials. You can also make shirred eggs to use up leftovers like spinach, shallots, and sausage crumbles for an easy brunch at home. Get the recipe on jojotastic.com #recipe #bakedeggs #brunchrecipe

I feel like it’s silly to call this a recipe since it’s really just a bunch of things I have on hand… but after sharing my baked eggs on Instagram a few times, I realized I needed to get the steps in writing for you! If you’re looking for a quick and easy breakfast that’s easily customized based on what you have on hand… look no further than baked eggs. We always have WAY too many eggs on hand because of the chickens, so I’ve experimented with my ‘formula’ of ingredients a lot. Here’s my favorite flavor combination + some additional ones to try!

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My Easy Pantry Pasta Recipe

Easy Weeknight Dinner: My Pantry Pasta Recipe! Made with Mediterranean flavors and pantry staples like marinated artichokes, tomato paste, canned tomatoes, plum tomatoes, garlic, capers, kalamata olives, and more! An easy recipe for a weeknight dinner in 30 minutes or less. #dinnerecipe #pantrystaples #pastarecipe

A few weeks ago, I shared this recipe in my stories on Instagram in partnership with Fred Meyer and Kroger, but I wanted to share it here on the blog just in case you missed it! I’ve gotten lots of direct messages about it — and rightfully so! This easy recipe is basically what I call Pantry Pasta because it’s the perfect way to use whatever you have on hand and get dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. I came up with it last year because we always had jars of half-used ingredients on hand… and no real plan to use them up. I started combining flavors that are tried and trusted, then it just developed from there. It’s SO easy and SO satisfying.

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