Summer Salad Jars.

A simple + fun idea for serving up your summer salad in a jar, with layers of ingredients and the dressing all-in-one. Shake the jar and you’ve got a delicious lunch, a perfect portable meal on-the-go, for a picnic or taking to eat at your desk at the office.

If you know me by now, you know I have a thing for jars. When I was little, I loved playing in my grandmother's pantry because she kept nothing in it's original packaging but instead transferred everything to be stored into various sized glass jars. So, when I discovered salad jars, it pretty much changed the salad game for me. 

As a mom of three, I am always looking for ways to make meal times simpler. This salad jar recipe allows me to grab a quick lunch while still being able to get all my greens in. The ingredients store so well in a classic glass jar, and their portability allows you to simply open your fridge, grab it, and go. And the best part is that everyone can add layers of the toppings they love the most so everyone gets what they want.

Salad Jar Ingredients by heirloomed

What I love about this concept, is that you can add just about anything you have lying around in your pantry/fridge. I always try to include a seasonal fruit or vegetable, nuts/seeds, and a protein such as black beans or grilled chicken. Another idea would be to include a hearty grain such as quinoa or farrow. For this particular jar, I used arugula as my greens and added in hard-boiled eggs, bacon, blueberries, mozzarella and sunflower seeds. I also love to top mine off with my classic salad dressing.

Salad Jar Recipe by heirloomed

I would love to know what combinations you come up with for your salad jars. Let me know in the comments below.


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Classic Granola Recipe.

I love simple classic recipes or ingredients that work to make other recipes. So, this week I wanted to share the special way I make Granola. While it is yummy by itself, it is also an ingredient in many other recipes or a great topping for yogurt, cereal, or any other quick snack.

Granola Recipe by heirloomed

I love using ingredients in my recipes that I can trust and know the history of. A brand I just love is Bob’s Red Mill. The founder is still working hard at his business even in his 90’s. I love supporting a “small” business that made it big time. if you checked our Instagram lately you’ll see we recently shared an awesome contest they have going on. Head on over to enter to win, if you haven’t already.

Granola Recipe With Bob's Red Mill by heirloomed
Granola Recipe by heirloomed
Granola Recipe by heirloomed
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Classic Granola.

This classic granola recipe is so easy to make. It creates a wonderful snack or the perfect topping for your favorite breakfast.

ingredients:

Classic Granola.
  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick cooking)
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • ½ cup shredded coconut (preferably unsweetened)
  • ¼ cup raw pumpkin or sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup toasted wheat germ
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup dried fruit (cranberries, cherries, raisins, currants)

instructions:

How to cook Classic Granola.

  1. Heat oven to 350°. Toss all ingredients except dried fruit in a large bowl and spread onto a rimmed baking sheet.
  2. Bake, tossing once, until golden and crisp (about 25-30 minutes).
  3. Add the dried fruit and toss to combine. Let cool. Store in airtight container.
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Granola Recipe by heirloomed

Granola is also so easy to make in a large batch to save for later. As a mom of three I am constantly looking for ways to make meal times easier - and this is one of them. It stores so well in a classic glass jar making it a great food gift as well. Perfect for a teacher present, a welcome gift to a new neighbor, or a yummy treat to a friend.

Granola Food Gift by heirloomed
Granola Food Gift by heirloomed

I also wanted to give you guys a sneak peak into our new collection. This post features the Grain Stripe tea towel and the Classic Bistro Apron in this new pattern. I just love the vintage inspired look and can’t wait to share the full collection and story behind it with you.

Granola Parfait by heirloomed

On of my favorite ways to eat Granola is with some yummy greek yogurt topped with blueberries. It really is my favorite quick breakfast for spring. I’d love to know what you pair your granola with or any ingredients you have to add to it. Let me know in the comments below.


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