Fresh Spring Recipes + Cookbook Roundup

Fresh Spring Recipes + Cookbooks! | BearandBugEats.com | Photo from Pinch of Yum

[Photo borrowed with permission from Pinch of Yum. Recipe for Next Level Zoodles with Creamy Corn Sauce below!]

It’s officially Spring! According to my brand-new still-straggly editorial calendar, this is the perfect post because the Spring equinox is today. Except it was actually Monday. Dang.

“Spring” in Florida, especially Central Florida (where I live) or lower, is a bit of an odd concept, since we don’t have much of a Winter. It’s normal for us to boomerang between short periods with highs in the 50’s and the 80’s.

This year, it got warm in February, then blasted us with a cold long weekend just as we’d forgotten about winter. Thank goodness that the mood-swing weather doesn’t prevent us from cooking like it’s Spring.

Below are dozens of Spring-suitable recipes. Some are lighter, some are less so, but they all feature delicious seasonal veggies, fruit, or herbs (mmm, herbs. If it stays alive, I’ll tell you all about my oregano plant). Some of these recipes are mine, but most are from other food bloggers I deeply admire.

Speaking of bloggers I admire, the last section here is cookbooks by my fellow bloggers! I feel like about a million bloggers have released or are on the cusp of releasing their first cookbook, and to a one, they are all FABULOUS. I don’t own any of these yet–some haven’t yet come out!–but I love the look of every single one of these. [This is not an affiliate pitch: I just seriously admire these ladies’ work {the fact that they are all ladies is complete coincidence but seriously cool}.]

DRINKABLES

Morning Glory Power Smoothie

Homemade Flavored Nut Milk

Creamy Raspberry Protein Smoothie

Grapefruit Mint Chia Refresher

Cashew & Cardamom Matcha Latte

4-Ingredient Green Smoothie

Raspberry Rose Tequila Kombacha

BREAKFAST & BRUNCH

Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Skillet Cookie [vegan!]

Spring Veggie Breakfast Pizza

Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins

Plant-Power Protein Pancakes

Strawberry Cheesecake Toast

Spring Breakfast Salad

Savory Herb French Toast

Orange Almond Poppy Seed Muffins (GF and Paleo!)

SALADS

Glowing Citrus, Avocado, Quinoa, and Blackened Salmon Salad

Greek Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Spring Strawberry Salad with Cucumber and Feta

Chicken, Bacon and Avocado Chopped Salad

Zesty Lentil Spinach Salad

ENTREES

20-Minute Pasta with Goat Cheese, Shallots, & Arugula

Mediterranean Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Korean Avocado Tuna Sushi Roll

Superfood Green Gremolata & Goat Cheese

Pan-Fried Cod in Citrus Basil Butter Sauce

Zoodles with Creamy Corn Sauce

Pasta With Lemon, Herbs and Ricotta Salata

DESSERTS

Patriotic Berry “Napoleon”

Lemon Cheesecake Mousse

Overnight Beignets with Strawberry Powdered Sugar

No-Bake Cinnamon Cheesecakes for Two

Key Lime Pie Stuffed Strawberries

Brownie Bird Nests

COOKBOOKS!

The First Mess Cookbook: Vibrant Plant-Based Recipes to Eat Well Through the Seasons

Over Easy: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Leisurely Days

Half Baked Harvest Cookbook: Recipes from My Barn in the Mountains

Molly on the Range: Recipes and Stories from an Unlikely Life on a Farm

Dishing Up the Dirt: Simple Recipes for Cooking Through the Seasons

That’s My Jam eBook Series



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