A sliced loaf of strawberry banana bread (Image by Immaculate Bites)

Welcome to installment #57 of GetSomeJoy’s Daily Breakfast Situation, a weekday check-in with recipes, joy-flavored stories, and tools for thriving.

I been gone for a minute, now I’m back with the jump-off. Shoutout to taking breaks when your spirit feels ashy and weary.

This past Sunday, GetSomeJoy launched another four-week…

Green plantain empanadas with chicken, by Katashi’s Kitchen Cuisine

Welcome to installment #58 of GetSomeJoy’s Daily Breakfast Situation, a weekday check-in with recipes, joy-flavored stories, and tools for thriving.

It’s hand pie week around here. Whether baked, fried, crimped, rolled, store-bought, or handmade, there are no losers in the portable pie game.

(Unless you find a chicken bone in…

Breakfast samosas with sweet potatoes by Nik Sharma (A Brown Table)

Welcome to installment #60 of GetSomeJoy’s Daily Breakfast Situation, a weekday check-in with recipes, joy-flavored stories, and wellness tools.

On Sunday, I drove home from Brooklyn to Hampton, Virginia to visit family and support my mother as she recovers from a recent hospitalization. While recharging, helping out with caregiving, and…

Vanilla, chocolate, and lemon tarts from Bakerie in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Welcome to installment #56 of GetSomeJoy’s Daily Breakfast Situation, your weekday check-in with recipes, joy-flavored stories, and wellness tools.

What’s better than vanilla, lemon, and chocolate tarts?

Free vanilla, lemon, and chocolate tarts. The surprise and joy of unexpected deliciousness makes the mouthparty more magical. …

Bacon Cheddar Veggie Sunrise Scones (Image: Orchids + Sweet Tea)

Welcome to installment #55 of GetSomeJoy’s Daily Breakfast Situation, your weekday check-in with recipes, joy-flavored stories, and wellness tools.

Now that working with dough no longer causes nausea and night sweats, I’m looking for more opportunities to Cha-cha slide out of my pie-shaped culinary comfort zone.

I’m a few dozen…

Apple Butter Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls by Orchids + Sweet Tea

Welcome to installment #53 of GetSomeJoy’s Daily Breakfast Situation, your weekday check-in with recipes, joy-flavored stories, and wellness tools.

We’re back from a pause for the restoration cause with sweet, swirly inspiration for the best meal and a non-judgmental yet concerned glance at you and those unfrozen Thanksgiving leftovers.

May…

Isn’t she lovely? Sweet potato biscuits by Grandbaby Cakes

Welcome to installment #52 of GetSomeJoy’s Daily Breakfast Situation, your weekday check-in with recipes, joy-flavored stories, and wellness tools.

Sweet Potato Week continues to stretch my concept of breakfast and reimagine how I prepare and enjoy my favorite foods.

Yesterday reminded me how integral sweet potato is to the autumn…

Alexander Hardy

Grits-powered writer, home chef, & mental health warrior. Founder: GetSomeJoy + The War on Spiritual Ashiness. getsomejoy.com + thealexanderhardy.com

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