Sesame Crispy Tofu

Hands down, this sesame crispy tofu is one of my favorite tofu recipes. Nutty, savory & sweet, it's a healthy dinner that comes together in a flash.

If you’ve been afraid to try making tofu recipes, don’t be! You’re gonna love this one. 🙂 Way back when I was a regular non-blogging person in search of healthy recipes, one of my go-to sites was Skinnytaste. I didn’t know what a blog was, but I loved Gina’s recipes – they were easy to prepare & light, yet full of flavor. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting her a few times over the last few years, and each time, I fan-girl out a bit :). Recently, her newest book, the The Skinnytaste Air Fryer Cookbook, launched, but that’s not…


Cilantro Lime Rice

I love serving this cilantro lime rice recipe as a fresh, bright side dish with Asian or Mexican food. Plus, it's a great base for homemade burrito bowls!

Sometimes you just need a quick, tasty side dish to complete your summertime meal, so let me introduce you to – cilantro lime rice! This recipe couldn’t be easier, and it’s perfect to have in your back pocket for quick, weeknight burrito bowls – just add beans, veggies, salsa, and guacamole. It also pairs nicely with whatever you’re grilling – serve it alongside grilled avocados or next to grilled veggie kabobs, maybe with a little chipotle sauce over the top. You get the idea. On to the recipe! How to Make Cilantro Lime Rice Making this cilantro lime rice recipe…


Creamy Potato Salad

Want to learn how to make potato salad? Then this tangy, bright & easy potato salad recipe is just the thing for you. Perfect for summer picnics!

Picnic salad week continues with this super delicious potato salad! I’ve made many potato salad recipes over the years, but this may be the first one that screams “classic potato salad.” Last year, I shared a recipe for grilled potato salad on the blog, and I also have a really delicious chimichurri vinaigrette-style potato salad in the new book, but the day has come… I finally made a creamy potato salad recipe, and we really love it! As in, Jack and I stood at the kitchen counter after I first made it, eating spoonful after spoonful. This version is fresh,…


Easy Pasta Salad

This fresh, easy pasta salad recipe comes together in under 30 minutes! Tossed in a tangy vinaigrette & filled with veggies, it's a sure cookout hit.

Today’s recipe is a picnic-perfect pasta salad! Every cookout needs a great pasta salad, and this is the one that I’ll be making all summer long. It comes together in no time, it’s full of fresh ingredients, and it packs a flavorful punch. I took extra care to make sure that all of this week’s recipes are not just easy, but also easy to make in advance… because I totally get that you don’t want to be futzing with your salad when you could be spending time outside with your friends. Note: if you do decide to make this in…


Best Broccoli Salad

Meet my new favorite broccoli salad recipe...aka the best cookout dish around! With a lightly creamy, tangy dressing, it's fresh, healthy & delicious.

I hope you have some fun grilling & chilling plans coming up this weekend because I’ll be sharing 3 super fun cookout salads this week. They’re all easy to make and more importantly – easy to make ahead. First up – broccoli salad! This is a healthier spin on the traditional midwest broccoli salad but it’s every bit as flavorful. Small broccoli florets are marinated in a creamy/tangy dressing along with dried cranberries and smoky tamari-roasted almonds. It’s a one-bowl recipe that’s great as a pack-able picnic salad or an easy make-ahead lunch. A Broccoli Salad Recipe That’s Good for You…

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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.