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6 Delicious Spring Recipes Perfect For The Season

Hey guys! I'd like to welcome Isadora Guidoni, who is a writer for homeyou. There she shares yummy-looking recipe roundups, and she has a lovely spring-themed one for us today. Take it away, Isadora!

With spring here and the warmer weather getting closer and closer, it’s time to try healthier recipes that will nourish you and your family while bringing an impressive party of flavors. These selected recipes celebrate spring with some delicious seasonal produce that makes every dish special and tasty. Check them out!

1. Spring Asparagus Quinoa Salad


To start this list, nothing says fresh produce like a tasty-looking salad! This colorful option from Garlic And Zest mixes quinoa, asparagus, radishes, peas, cucumber and olives for a flavorful salad dressed in a lemon shallot dressing. Doesn’t it sound delicious? Get the recipe!

Savory Dutch Baby Puff Pancake

Savory Dutch Baby Pancake
During the week, I basically make 2 breakfasts: some variation on eggs (scrambled, fried, omelette), or smoothies. The kids are usually starving when they get up and I have no time to dilly dally and make a fancy breakfast.

Savory Dutch Baby Pancake
(That's Jim's chubby little hand)

The weekend is another matter. I love spending a little extra time on breakfast and making something that I wouldn't have time for on a weekday. I'm willing to make the kiddos wait a bit for something special.

My favorite thing to make is Dutch babies (AKA German pancakes, oven pancakes, or puff pancakes). They make my heart sing because of the flavors, but they're a cinch to make. Win-win. 

Simply throw all of the batter ingredients into a blender and whizz it up, pour into a buttered pan, sprinkle on some toppings, pop it into the oven, sprinkle on some cheese, and wait patiently for it to be finished baking.

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Now, I definitely believe in indulging for special occasions: if someone is serving something completely unhealthy at a family gathering, I go ahead and enjoy it. You've gotta live a little. But I also enjoy real-food versions of unhealthy treats (e.g. pancakes from scratch vs boxed pancake mix). They generally taste better in my experience, and don't make you feel gross afterwards.

So without further ado, here are the recipes!

Einkorn Pizza Dough Recipe

Einkorn pizza dough is pretty easy to make, but it takes a few tricks to get it right.

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Einkorn Pizza Dough Recipe
Before I tell you all about this lovely einkorn pizza dough, I have GOT to talk to you guys about my poison ivy...

A little background:

All along the border of the woods where we live the poison ivy is prolific. It has been a thorn in my side ever since my kids were old enough to run around outside and play. This year, Reuben decided to attempt to kill it off so we could have a larger yard. He tore up the ground and I helped him level it off in preparation for planting grass. I bragged about how I had done a LOT of yard work growing up (it was my dad's "thing" to have a nice lawn).

The next day, a couple of itchy bumps appeared on my wrist. Ah well, I thought. A few little patches won't be much of a bother. But then, oh THEN: it spread. On my arms, legs, neck, and even in my EAR! Reuben had it pretty bad as well. He even got it on his face.

We were pretty miserable for several days. SO. MUCH. ITCHING.

If you know of any natural (AKA no Roundup) way of getting rid of poison ivy, LET ME KNOW!

Einkorn Pizza Dough Recipe
Anyway. About this einkorn pizza dough:

Einkorn can be a little tricky to work with. It absorbs liquids more slowly than regular wheat flour. It likes a nice, looooong resting time. And it doesn't necessarily like to be kneaded a lot.

If you have the time, you can let the dough rise twice before using it. If you're like me and rarely have the time, just letting the dough rise until doubled is sufficient.

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