New feature: The recipe browser


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I’m really excited to launch this new feature… Jack (my very talented programmer husband), created this newfangled recipe browser. You can now search by season, special diet, meal type, ingredient… and, best of all, a combination of them all.

As you check boxes, the recipe options on the right will narrow down. For example, if you are looking for a spring, gluten free, breakfast recipe with eggs, you can see those options in just a few clicks. A vegan dessert with coconut? Coming right up…

I hope this makes for happier, easier searching! Click here to start browsing.

(Or click the “recipes” link at the top of the page).

Also, let me know if there’s a category/tag you’d like to see that’s not currently listed.




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  1. Laura from

    AMAZING, Jeanine! It’s like Zappo’s for food and it’s a million times nicer to look at. Brilliant. High fives to your hubby!

  2. Wonderful — and I say that both as a foodie and as a designer. Intuitive, clean, beautiful. Excellent work by both of you. I only wish I had something as good on my blog. Any chance you’ll license it at some point? Please pretty please?

    • jeanine

      it’s a possibility… we’ll see 🙂

  3. melly from

    wow, on the overview, your food photos just pop!

  4. Carrie from

    Love your blog! Your recipes are great -unusual without being intimidating and your husband did a great job on the technical end!

    • jeanine

      Thanks Carrie, that’s just the sort of thing I try for, glad to hear it’s coming across that way!

  5. kayla from

    Wow this really is amazing. Yours is my favourite food blog I’ve found as of late. And this recipe browser has just moved to the absolute top of my bookmarks list. Thanks for everything!

  6. Kathryne from

    Dang, this is so cool! Bravo, Jack!

  7. Kim

    Gorgeous design & functionality!

  8. WOW! This is such an amazing feature. Thank you for making this or should i say thank you Jack. Such a great idea!
    xo Quinn
    Quinn Cooper Style

  9. Katie I.

    This is wonderful! I’ve pinned nearly all of your recipes and have made a whole bunch of them, which is more than I can say for the 48 other food blogs I follow. Thank you for being so awesome!

  10. I am so jealous you have a programmer in the house. Oh the damage I could do. Love this! Is your husb shareable?

    • jeanine

      he comes in handy every once in awhile 🙂

  11. Oh my gosh just when I thought your amazing site couldn’t get any more amazing! I LOOOOOVE this! I have wanted something like this for my site for so long. You are one lucky lady to have a talented hubby to do that for you 😉
    I have to agree with Heidi. Care to share him? hehe

    • I seriously can’t stop thinking of this amazing feature! It is so perfect. Tell your talented hubby I would seriously pay for this as a feature to add on to my own site.

      • jeanine

        thanks Beth! We might think about licensing it if there’s enough interest (so that we can make the cost somewhat attainable). We’ll see tho…

  12. Rachel from

    Okay, he is stupidly talented! This is the most awesome recipe index I have seen on any food blog, ever!

  13. Wow! This is wonderful! Props to the hubby!

  14. Tieghan from

    Oh you are so lucky your husband can do this stuff!! I am so jealous!

  15. Sonja from

    You guys, this is amazing! I love how slick and intuitive this feature is, and it looks absolutely gorgeous. Nice work!!

  16. Lauren from

    Super-cool! Second the license request. I hope you’ll consider it!

  17. Wow this is so amazing. All your recipes are healthy, delicious and well crafted. I can’t wait to use this tool for those weeknight dinners when I can’t decide what to make.

  18. Corrine


    Great idea! Your recipe box is growing and growing! It will be nice to see all of them whenever I need them.

    Thanks for everything!

  19. Hertje

    Geeks about food AND technology – my favorite combination! Thanks for creating this helpful and beautiful tool. Love how the list of ingredients is all veggies and fruit until…. chocolate. 😉

  20. Such a cool search functionality. I like that you can search by ingredient. Perfect when you have leftovers of something and need an idea of what to make.

  21. Cynthia

    OHHHH, this is f a b u l o u s!!!!!

  22. Jack's sister

    Hi guys — great new feature! Can you categorize things generally based on serving size? “Feeds an army” “Dining Solo” “Family Style” “Table for Two” etc…

    • jeanine

      Hi Jess 🙂

      Just about every recipe is written to serve 2 or 4…

  23. Robyn

    Just want to say what a wonderful feature this is, thanks so much! Read tons of food blogs and this is super helpful and unique, great job!

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Photograph of Jeanine Donofrio and Jack Mathews in their kitchen

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.