Curried Tomato Lentil Soup

Meet my new favorite lentil soup recipe! This vegan lentil soup is made with pantry ingredients. It's bright, deliciously spiced & weeknight-friendly, too.

This post is for my mom. I made the first version of this soup a few months ago when my family came over for dinner, and every time I’ve seen her since, she’s asked, “where is that soup recipe?” That says a lot about this soup because my mom has very strict criteria for recipes that make it into her rotation. They have to be quick to make with minimal prep, they have to be easy enough to eventually memorize (because cooking goes faster that way), and they have to be either batch-able or freezer-friendly so she can eat them…

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Golden Turmeric Noodle Miso Soup

This vegetable noodle miso soup will brighten up a winter's day! Healthy & healing, it's made with lemon, ginger, and turmeric.

The thing that no one talks about in food blogging is that you develop some really weird eating patterns. The question of the day isn’t “what am I having for breakfast or lunch,” it’s “what are we working on and can it be considered a meal?” In December, testing cookie recipes every day was a bit of a sugar rush. After that, balance was restored while testing/creating this healthy nourishing veggie noodle miso soup recipe. I think I ate this soup four times in a row last week – so what you’re looking at is my unintentional soup cleanse. Now,…

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Carrot & Roasted Red Pepper Soup

I love making this colorful roasted red pepper soup on cold winter day - it's nourishing flavor and simple steps make it a weeknight go-to.

If you ate too many cookies this weekend, I have just the thing for you! This roasted red pepper soup is light and nourishing, yet creamy and delicious. Plus, I think the red soup and green herbs look so festive! If you haven’t gotten around to decorating a tree this year (or if you’re tired of decorating cookies), you can decorate your soup! 🙂 Because red peppers aren’t in season, I use jarred roasted red peppers, which are a super convenient pantry ingredient. Fresh carrots, fresh fennel, and thyme round out the tangy flavor of the peppers. Cannellini beans add…

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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, sautĂ©ed mushrooms, leeks, thyme, Dijon, and a pop of…

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White Bean Soup with Kale and Wild Rice

Craving something comforting but healthy? This lightly creamy vegan white bean soup is just the thing for you.

It’s T minus three days to Thanksgiving, so I’m assuming if you’re here, you’re in one of two camps: 1. You’re looking for a last minute addition to your holiday menu, or 2. You’re kind of like me and you’re still mapping out what you’re going to make. There’s also a third possibility – you don’t celebrate American Thanksgiving, and you would just love a delicious cozy Monday night dinner. This yummy white bean soup with kale covers all of those bases! This recipe is a sort of non-traditional spin on a classic autumnal wild rice soup. For the record,…

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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.