Recipes

Dreamy Buckwheat 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 suddenly the most beautiful electric […]

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Pumpkin Maple Overnight Oats

 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 before I begin all things pumpkin but for some reason this […]

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Mediterranean Orecchiette Bowl

  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 going to be the star of this […]

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Blackberry Coconut Chia Pudding

 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

  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 consistently […]

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Lemon Asparagus Spaghetti Squash

  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 had a record breaking […]

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Sweet Potato Power Breakfast

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 Minnie pancakes happen often using the most delicious pancake mix in the HISTORY OF […]

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Red Pepper Couscous with Balsamic Chicken

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, because when you […]

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Best Dark Chocolate Brownie

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 versions of these brownies every week […]

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Loaded Pulled Pork Casserole

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 while the […]

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