Vegetable Gnocchi Soup

Dinner, Recipes, Soups

  Hey so this beautiful Vegetable Gnocchi Soup here has played a big role in my quest for simplifying my life. Strange how a simple bowl of soup can do that. But as they say, it’s the little things. 🙂 You see I go a little stir crazy in February? (Don’t we all?!) I’m...

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Matcha Cashew Latte

Breakfast, Drinks, Recipes

New self-care routine now consists of this dreamy, creamy, and unbelievably healthy, Matcha Cashew Latte.  And this routine may just have to be:  daily,  paired with a good book, and in this beautiful gold and ceramic mug that is nearly perfect in every way a mug can be perfect. Except for the...

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Apple Cinnamon Energy Bites

Breakfast, Desserts

I’m always interested and excited to see some of the first new recipes of the year. Will it be a new new salad, smoothie, or latest Whole30 meal prep tip? Maybe even a “healthier” brownie? These all sound great to me! Does said new recipe have to do with how...

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Cinnamon White Hot Chocolate

Drinks

  I’ll just come out and say it, I’m in LOVE LOVE LOVE with this Cinnamon White Hot Chocolate! When it comes to hot chocolate this holiday season I’m trading in my love for dark chocolate and instead shaking things up a bit with the often over looked, but still incredibly...

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Christmas Party Chex Mix

Desserts, Recipes

  It’s time to get your Christmas Party Chex Mix on! What’s fun about having a food blog is that you get to prep for holidays ahead of time. This usually means prepping a recipe weeks and sometimes months out. So in this case, the Christmas music of course had to come out as...

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Dreamy Buckwheat Breakfast

Breakfast

  I beginning to notice a trend here at Grab Some Joy and that is a love for breakfast! (See my Sweet Potato Power Breakfast, Pumpkin Maple Overnight Oats and Blackberry Coconut Chia Pudding for more breakfast love.) And with cloudy overcast whether here Oregon my maple tree turning is...

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Pumpkin Maple Overnight Oats

Breakfast, Recipes

 It’s only September and I’m already on board the pumpkin everything bandwagon! Just this past week alone I’m guilty of consuming 2 pumpkin lattes, pumpkin pancakes and now these insanely delicious and easy Pumpkin Maple Overnight Oats! Now usually I wait until October 1st...

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Mediterranean Orecchiette Bowl

Dinner, Meat, Pasta

  I’ve been anxiously waiting to write up and share this recipe for this Mediterranean Orecchiette Bowl. You see the plan was to feature my home grown zucchini from my very first, almost-legit garden that I planted this year. And of course the home grown organic zucchini’s were...

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Blackberry Coconut Chia Pudding

Breakfast, Desserts

 I have always been on the fence with this whole chia pudding craze. I get that this magical nutrient dense little seed is good for you but before I just could’t will myself to fully embrace it. I think it stems from my dislike for tapioca pudding from childhood where it was not so much...

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Carrot Ginger Chopped Chicken Salad

Dinner, Lunch, Meat, Salad

  There’s nothing but selfish ambition going on with this Carrot Ginger Chopped Chicken Salad! It’s true, the intentions for this salad was about me and my desire need to get more veggies in my diet. Anyone else with me?! Now day in and day out I would say that I overall have a...

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Lemon Asparagus Spaghetti Squash

Dinner, Lunch, Recipes

  Hello Lemon Asparagus Spaghetti Squash! You are light yet satisfying and are ushering me into the world of fresh spring and summer recipes! Thanks in part to the sun actually deciding to come out of hiding this week in Portland!! It is truly a miracle since both Portland and Seattle have...

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Sweet Potato Power Breakfast

Breakfast, Recipes

I typically eat the same things for breakfast every week. Do you? It’s usually pretty healthy, but certainly nothing fancy.  We’re talking oatmeal, yogurt, and Minnie Mouse pancakes because well…my sweet toddler LOVES Minnie! She’s pretty famous around here so weekly...

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Red Pepper Couscous with Balsamic Chicken

Dinner, Meat, Recipes

We had an epic snow day week in Portland recently. From a city that sees mostly rain (we’re basically Seattle’s hippy cousin) 12 inches of snow was a big deal! Businesses close, kids don’t go to school and parents with school aged kiddos go a bit crazy. So I’m told…But not us,...

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Best Dark Chocolate Brownie

Desserts, Recipes

May I introduce to you, the Best Dark Chocolate Brownie! After months of taste testing, this version of my dark chocolate recipe totally deserves its title as BEST. Friends, I must say it’s rough being a brownie tester. I mean, it’s truly been unfortunate that we’ve been eating multiple...

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Loaded Pulled Pork Casserole

Dinner, Meat, Recipes

We have a mini gong in our living room that we bring out for football season. That’s right, a gong! When our team scores our daughter who is 2 1/2 has the privilege of ringing the gong and screaming, TOUCHDOWN!!!!  As you can imagine, it’s a pretty big hit!  Pun intended.  Ha!!  And...

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Garden Rigatoni Baked Pasta

Dinner, Pasta, Recipes

Sometimes, I just want a big bowl of comforting pasta. And I mean a HUGE bowl of pasta and nothing else.  No healthy salad to go with it, no veggie, no fruit.  Just pasta, and maybe some bread….and I will enjoy every massive carbohydrate bite! Because, it’s comforting, and sometimes “adulting”...

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Coconut Mango Rice Bowl

Dinner, Lunch, Recipes

Good things always come in bowls.  Like a bowl of ice cream and Lucky Charms and Cesear salad.  Pretty much all of my current pregnancy cravings… All foods that I love and either can’t have or shouldn’t have.  So what’s a girl to do? Make a dish that fulfills my sweet and savory craving that...

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Blueberry Citrus Salad

Lunch, Recipes, Salad

Friends, you NEED this Blueberry Citrus Salad in your life!  Because it’s practically been summer in here in Portland and I’ve I’ve got my 90’s summer playlist on Pandora playing non-stop.  We’re talking temperatures in the 90’s!! Whew!  I’m totally a hot weather loving...

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Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Wrap

Dinner, Lunch, Meat, Recipes

I love lunches that look and taste delicious.  I love lunches that I can whip up in a minimal amount of time, take little effort, yet look like I was slaving in the kitchen.When I need to be on the go, I love lunches that I can throw in my not so cute adult lunch […]

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