Creamy Celery Root Cauliflower Soup

This cozy, creamy celery root cauliflower soup is winter comfort food at its best! I like to make a big batch and freeze leftovers for busy weeknights.

Soup season continues! While I’ve made many creamy cauliflower soups before, this time, I have a special guest ingredient that I’ve yet to use here on the blog: celery root! I had never cooked with celery root prior to this fall, probably because I never saw it at the farmers markets in Austin. That’s been part of the fun of moving somewhere new – new city, new vegetables. Celery root has a wonderful, savory celery-like flavor and a creamy consistency when blended. For this soup, I combined it with roasted cauliflower, sautéed mushrooms, leeks, thyme, Dijon, and a pop of…

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Creamy Wild Rice Soup

Craving something comforting but healthy? This lightly creamy wild rice soup with kale, mushrooms, carrots, and celery is just the thing for you.

This wild rice soup recipe is a sort of non-traditional spin on a classic autumnal wild rice soup. For the record, that’s the first time that I’ve ever used the word “autumnal,” but it’s also the first time that I’ve ever posted a recipe with wild rice(?!) so there are firsts for everything today! Classic creamy chicken and wild rice soup is filled with ingredients that I don’t usually use – chicken, of course, chicken broth, and even heavy cream. At its core, though, traditional wild rice soup contains a base of delicious fall vegetables and the yummy, hearty rice,…

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Mixed Vegetable Curry

This is my go-to vegetable curry recipe. It's easy to make, but it packs a punch of flavor from turmeric, ginger, more delicious spices & fresh chiles.

This vegetable curry recipe is everything I want on a weeknight. Scratch that – it’s everything I want… any time. I’ve been eating it as leftovers for lunch, dinner… I even ate a bowlful for breakfast the other day. The recipe is particularly Monday night-friendly because it’s quick to make yet packs a punch of flavor. It’s filled with cozy, nourishing vegetables that will help you recover from a weekend of maybe… I dunno… too much pumpkin cake? The ingredient shot above makes this recipe look more complicated than it actually is. Once you’ve chopped the vegetables and measured the spices,…

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Curried Red Lentil Hummus

Love hummus? Then you have to try this tangy, creamy curried red lentil dip. I love it as a dip, a dressing, or straight out of the fridge on a spoon.

You know how much I love chickpeas, and you know how much I love hummus, but today I’m going out of my chickpea comfort zone with this red lentil recipe! A hummus-like dip, it’s creamy, tangy, and nicely spiced with turmeric and other curry spices, because sometimes you run out of chickpeas, but you still want a dippable snack. We’ve been enjoying this lentil dip with veggies, naan, crackers… I’ve also been caught sneaking spoonfuls straight from the fridge. The first time I made this, I tried it in a food processor, but I was able to get the red…

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Vegan Corn Chowder with Yellow Split Peas

The perfect soup to welcome fall! This cozy, creamy vegan corn chowder is thickened with split peas, which provide great plant-based protein.

If I had to choose 2 favorite foods, they would be, without question, peaches and corn. While we’ve made our peace with peaches for this season, there’s still some wonderful corn at our farmers markets, which inspired me to make this corn chowder! It’s such a wonderful recipe to transition from summer to fall. I’m a big fan of making healthy soups that are thick and creamy without using actual cream, like this creamy broccoli soup or this creamy tomato soup.  I love that this chowder uses yellow split peas – they thicken the soup nicely while adding some great…

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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.