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Strawberry Basil Avocado Toast

My favorite avocado toast recipe! Creamy avocado, balsamic strawberries, and fresh basil make the perfect fresh toppings for this light spring lunch.

...strawberry basil shortcake! Strawberry Basil Avocado Toast Recipe Type: Snack, main dish Author: Jeanine Donofrio Prep time: 5 mins Total time: 5 mins Serves: scale accordingly The best avocado toast...


Strawberry Quinoa & Feta Salad

Strawberries, feta, greens, and mint make a bright, sweet, and salty spring or summer salad. A healthy gluten free & vegetarian weekday lunch or dinner! I’m excited to share some of my favorites. First up, today, is this savory-with-a punch-of-sweet strawberry & feta quinoa salad.   Strawberry Quinoa & Feta Salad Author: Jeanine Donofrio...


30 Easy Summer Desserts

These easy summer desserts include fruit crisps, frozen treats, no-bake recipes, and more! No matter what you're craving, you'll find one you love. cool off on hot days. I’ll be rotating through them all summer long. I hope you love them too! Summer Desserts for Strawberry Season Here in Chicago, strawberries hit...


Buckwheat Pancakes

These easy buckwheat pancakes have a light and fluffy texture and earthy, nutty flavor. They're a delicious breakfast...that's totally gluten-free!

...cooked through. Serve with maple syrup! My strawberry compote is fantastic with these buckwheat pancakes too. Find the complete recipe with measurements below. Buckwheat Pancakes Recipe Tips Spoon and level...


Super Fun Summer Smoothies!

Enjoy classic treats in smoothie form! These four fun drinks are inspired by blueberry muffins, PB&J, mint chip ice cream, and peaches & cream.

...and Peaches & Cream Pecan smoothies. 365 Pea Protein is great in these last 2 smoothies – Strawberry PB&J and Mint Chip – because its flavor is so neutral. Strawberry...


Basil 101: Growing Tips + 28 Recipes

You've made caprese salad and pesto, but what next? Get the most out of basil season with these 28 basil recipes + my best growing tips!

...filling of strawberry shortcake or blending it into a berry sorbet. Or keep things simple – just sprinkle it over berries with a dollop of coconut cream. 27. Strawberry Shortcake...


Crostini Appetizers

Make a big, beautiful tray of easy crostini appetizers for your next gathering! With 6 flavor pairings, you'll have something for everyone.

...chives. Corn Ceviche Crostini – My favorite! We LOVE the crisp, bright mixture of corn, chiles, red onion & lime over zesty Jalapeño Lime hummus. Strawberry Caprese Crostini – Have...

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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.