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Load up your bowl with the bounty of spring, and eat beautifully.

Dishing Up The Dirt is a vibrant new collection of wholesome (and gorgeous) recipes by farmer and blogger Andrea Bemis. Endowed with the unique beauty of freshly picked, organic produce and packed with stories and techniques, this is one book that belongs in your library. Make a spring grain bowl to celebrate the bounty of one of our favorite seasons on the farm!

I like to cook up big batches of grains along with a few sauces or salad dressings on Sundays. This makes weekday mealtime (specifically lunch) really easy for us. Lunch is the toughest meal of the day because I have no prep time — but a simple bowl of grains, some veggies, fried egg, and a sauce makes for a stress-free and energizing midday meal. This soul-soothing bowl truly celebrates the bounty of spring.

Separate the greens from radishes, turnips, carrots, and beets as soon as you bring them home from the market. The greens leech moisture from the vegetable, causing the roots to go soft quickly. Store the greens and roots in separate plastic bags in your refrigerator.

Reprinted with permission from Dishing Up The Dirt