You'll love this spring meal plan 🌞
Happy Spring! 🌞
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The Spring Meal Plan
This is the inaugural first paid subscription, and it’s an absolutely beautiful spring meal plan, featuring 3 dinner recipes and a technique for using those giant bunches of basil that we all just can’t help but buy when we see them (please tell me I’m not the only one who impulse buys giant bundles of basil)!
If you’ve been to the farmer’s market, you’re already starting to see the change in produce happening before your eyes. Everything is a little greener with fresh herbs and tender veggies available, like asparagus, fresh peas, and fennel.
This spring plan celebrates the change in the seasons with three recipes highlighting herbs and greens with plenty of brightness from lemons. Early spring is a time to start incorporating more delicate flavors, but the evenings can still be chilly. With that in mind, two of the recipes lean heavily into comfort while still celebrating the bright new flavors of spring.
Before beginning any of the recipes, you’ll make a beautiful jar of basil oil. This will be the foundation for all three recipes. You’ll use a little bit for the first two recipes. In the third recipe, the basil oil is reinvigorated with fresh herbs and Dijon mustard and poured over a gorgeous salmon salad.