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naturally dyed easter eggs

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

As a little girl I would obsess over my easter egg craft project. I would wander up and down the aisles of my local Meijer grocery store. Whether it was a simple Paas kit, or marbling, glitter, or wax resists, I would dream about all the creative exploits that would land on the simple substrate of a white eggshell. Any moment for creativity was a welcome sight and regardless of the years that have passed, there’s something about dyeing Easter eggs that brings back a welcome DIY staple. This year we ditched artificial color and ventured into the world of natural dyeing processes. Whether dyed with tea, turmeric, or red cabbage, it’s was a fun project to explore.

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crustless spring vegetable frittata

Crustless Spring Vegetable Frittata

Today we’re continuing the recipe roundup with this savory item from our Easter Brunch menu. With fresh vegetables from the farmer’s market, it provides the necessary protein to round out an otherwise sweet (and slightly carb-filled) table. (This is also the perfect brunch dish with friends gathered after a weekly trip to the farmer’s market. Or can be a great Saturday date with someone special. I digress, but you get the idea.) It’s a delicious and easy dish to make, paired with open windows, sunny skies, and slow Saturdays.

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just 5 rosemary potatoes

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

We’re finishing our Easter brunch recipes with this easy side dish of roasted rosemary potatoes. We foraged our rosemary on the property and used mixed varieties of potatoes, playing with nuances of flavor and color. Paired with olive oil, salt, and pepper, this side dish is simple and highlights the flavor of the potato without masking it. Made with five ingredients, the prep time takes less than 5 minutes, leaving your morning free to focus on coffee and making other dishes for your gathering.

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bacon asparagus goat cheese tart

Bacon, Asparagus, and Goat Cheese Tart

I love celebrating the seasons. One of my favorite parts of spring is the seasonal produce. As soon as blood oranges and fresh asparagus arrive to the market, I’m giddy. (I can’t wait until fig season is here too!) In honor of the season, we came up with this delightful tart. It’s decadent with layers of puff pastry, herbed cheese and peppered turkey bacon. Cut into smaller portions it’s perfect for feeding a crowd.

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coconut cacao mousse

Coconut Cacao Mousse with Berries and Mint

There’s something about dessert. The finishing note to any dinner and the perfect antidote to an sweet tooth. When it comes to the Whole30 recipes, dessert is hard to come by outside of a small plate of fruit. This recipes stays true to guidelines and provides a delicious smooth finish made in around five minutes (outside of freezing time).

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