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Smoky Sweet Potatoes with Black Beans & Corn

Chipotle dressing, mango salsa, and pickled onions infuse this dish with bold summer flavor. Serve it as a side dish, or enjoy it as a meal on its own!

...– I love how its sweet, zesty flavor contrasts with the smoky sweet potatoes. Black beans – They add plant-based protein and yummy earthy flavor. Fresh corn – I leave...


Adzuki Bean Bowls

Never tried adzuki beans? Learn how to cook them for this tasty grain bowl recipe! And don't worry, if you can't find them, black beans work here too.

...adzuki beans below, along with my all-time favorite adzuki beans recipe. How to Cook Adzuki Beans While it’s possible to find canned adzuki beans, you’ll more often see them dried....


Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

Crisp on the outside and moist in the middle, this sweet potato burger has a wonderful earthy flavor from rosemary & paprika.

...this black bean quinoa burger! Adapted from Healthy. Happy. Life. Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers Author: Jeanine Donofrio Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 30 mins Serves:...


Black Pepper Turmeric Latte

I love this immune-boosting black pepper turmeric latte on cold mornings. With just 6 ingredients, this spicy, warming vegan drink is easy to make.

...with a grind of black pepper which sounds a little weird but “they” say that the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric are activated when combined with black pepper, which is why...


Black Rice & Spring Vegetable Pilaf

Asparagus, broccolini & edamame are mixed with a black rice pilaf to make a healthy spring entree. Herbs & a lemon yogurt sauce top this gluten-free dish.

...feel free to use the vegetables you love most. I’ve been using black wild rice more and more lately (which is actually a grass and not a rice). It makes...


Kale & White Bean Crostini

A healthy appetizer perfect for holiday gatherings! Toasted baguette is topped with marinated white beans and sautéed kale for a tangy, savory starter.

...white beans. Taste and adjust seasonings. Assemble toasts with a baguette slice and a dollop of the kale and bean mixture. Top with the reserved rosemary, red pepper flakes, and...


Kale, Mushroom & White Bean Stew

Filled with kale, mushrooms & white beans, this healthy vegetarian stew is perfect for warming up in winter. Wine and balsamic vinegar add depth of flavor.

...zing that balanced the hearty mushrooms and cannellini beans. Serve it with a nice bottle of red wine and some crusty bread. Kale, Mushroom & White Bean Stew Author: Jeanine...


Green Bean, Potato & Corn Salad

This Mediterranean summer salad is brightened with a lemon-Dijon vinaigrette & fresh herbs. Serve as a vegan main dish or as a side for your next cookout.

...drained and rinsed Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling Sea salt and fresh black pepper Add a protein! (optional: tuna, shrimp, or white beans would work well here) For the dressing:...


44 Best Cookout Food Ideas

These easy cookout food ideas include main dishes, grilling sides, salads, desserts, and more! Perfect for BBQs, picnics, or any summer gathering.

...Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 12 mins Serves 6 Pin Recipe Print Recipe These black bean burgers are one of our favorite cookout food recipes! Ingredients 3 cups cooked black...

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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.