Strawberry Salad with Balsamic and Basil

My sweeter take on a classic caprese salad, this strawberry salad recipe is bursting with flavor from cherry tomatoes, basil & tangy balsamic.

If there’s one recipe that I suggest you make while strawberries are in season, it’s this one! This is not only my favorite strawberry salad, but it’s one of my favorite salads of all time (and I really like salads). It’s especially great for summer entertaining because it’s SUCH a crowd pleaser. The recipe comes from our first cookbook, and it’s gotten rave reviews, time and time again. The best part is that it has minimal ingredients and it’s super quick to put together. What’s in this strawberry salad? This is my extra-special take on a Caprese salad. Tomatoes and basil…

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Sesame Soba Noodles

Never cooked soba noodles? Follow the tips in this post to make a foolproof soba noodle salad that's loaded with veggies and great for weekday lunches!

Happy Monday! If you’re like me and you had a weekend full french toast, cake, and pancakes, then you’ve come to the right place! Today I have a fresh, delicious bowl of soba noodles to help start the week off in a healthy direction. The best thing about this bowl is that it’s super simple to make, yet has great zippy flavor. There’s a light sesame-ginger dressing that perfectly coats the soba noodles. On top of that, I chose to mix in a group of vibrant spring veggies, but keep reading for a few other suggestions to customize your noodle…

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54 Avocado Recipes for Every Meal

If you love avocado as much as I do, you’re always looking for ways to use it. Enjoy these 54 avocado recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and more!

I hope you have some avocados left over from Cinco de Mayo because I have a whole LOT of ideas for how you can use them. Avocado is an ingredient that I use almost as often as I use lemon. It’s healthy, creamy, delicious, and so versatile… what’s not to love? Today, I thought I’d highlight some of my favorite avocado recipes! Avocado Recipes for Breakfast I often start my day with avocado toast (more on that later), but I love sneaking avocado into my breakfast in other ways too! Avocado makes the creamiest smoothie I’ve ever had (plus its…

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Avocado & Egg Brown Rice Bowl

This Japanese-inspired rice bowl is the perfect healthy breakfast or dinner! Piping hot brown rice cooks an egg, making a creamy, risotto-like texture.

This recipe is inspired by a breakfast rice bowl called Tamago Kake Gohan that we ate over and over again during our trips to Japan. Its name translates to “egg rice,” and that’s basically what it is – a raw egg mixed into piping hot rice. Don’t be scared – the hot rice cooks the egg as you stir it in. The result is the most creamy, delicious bowl of rice you’ve ever had. It’s almost like risotto, but without so much of the stirring! It’s traditional to top the eggy rice bowl with furikake and Japanese pickles… but of…

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16 Recipes to Welcome Spring

Happy Spring! If you're looking for light & bright recipe inspiration as the seasons change, read on to see 16 meals I can't wait to make this spring.

It’s starting to feel like spring! Well, actually, it’s still 30 degrees here, but it’s at least starting to look like spring out there. The sun is shining and the days are getting longer. I’m getting excited for farmers markets, peach season, and the ability to walk out the door without a coat on. As the days get brighter, I crave lighter and lighter food. Here are some of my favorites for this season! 16 Recipes to Make This Spring 1. Carrot Coconut Gazpacho with Lemongrass (pictured above) – This creamy soup’s sunny color & light, refreshing taste make it perfect…

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Hello, we're Jeanine and Jack.

We love to eat, travel, cook, and eat some more! We create & photograph vegetarian recipes from our home in Chicago, while our shiba pups eat the kale stems that fall on the kitchen floor.