it tastes like spring


well folks i think that we can finally say that it tastes and feels like spring in minnesota now. hooray! it has been a rough, long winter but now our friend mr. sunshine is back and did we miss him more then ever. it's almost like i forgot what it is like to have fun, ha! you spend all winter indoors, cold, drinking tea, but then when spring finally rolls around you have all of this energy, and it's almost like "oh yeah, this is what it is like to have fun again!" so needless to say, we are loving spring. with all of this spring loving it has really inspired me with my cooking. how i longed for fresh produce, and grilling! i love the quick but delicious meals on can make over the summer. this one i highly recommend! this meal is kinda lemon-y themed. lemon reminds me of newness and makes me feel so fresh, so i just let it inspire me and put it in all of the dishes that night. surprisingly it did not over power the taste at all and was such a perfectly balanced spring meal!

lemon-garlic chicken marinate

1/2 cup plain yogurt
juice and zest from 2 lemons
2 pounds chicken breast
lots of garlic, minced, ( i did 4 cloves)

in a large bag combine all ingredients and let set for 6-12 hours in the refrigerator. when ready for grilling, take out of the fridge and grill medium high until centers are no longer pink

lemon- parm asparagus

1 bunch asparagus, with the ends trimmed
1 lemon, zested and juiced
a few dashes of the best olive oil you got
salt, i like to do koshar in this recipe
fresh parm

1. pre heat oven to 400, then place asparagus on a pan, add lemon juice and zest, olive oil, salt and roast for 8-10 minutes
2. once asparagus has completed cooking, sprinkle freshly grated parm and serve

lemony potato salad

8-10 red potatoes, scrubbed
1/2 cup mayo
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1/2 cup onion
salt and pepper

1. cube potatoes into bite sized pieced.
2/in a large pot place potatoes in salted water and boil over high. reduce to a simmer and reduce for about 15- 20 minutes until the potatoes feel tender and cooked. drain and let the potatoes cool.
3. in a large bowl, combine mayo, zest, juice, and onions. add potatoes and season with salt and pepper!


so radishes are one of those vegetables i kind of forgot about, we never ate them growing up. and the more people i talk to, the more they say they don't just snack on them, but hey i have been doing it lately and it is so delish! just slice them up and salt, perfect snack for one or ten!

so enjoy the spring food! what types of springy meals have you been coming up with?

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