Favorite Fall Squash Recipes

A roundup of delicious vegetarian & vegan recipes featuring winter squash! Great ideas for Thanksgiving appetizers, sides, and main dishes.

It’s squash season! I think fall has a tendency to become “canned pumpkin season,” but there are so many great meals that can be made around fresh squash. Here are just a few of my favorites! Click directly on the photos to go to each recipe. Butternut Apple Cranberry Sandwich My current obsession – I’ve eaten this sandwich multiple times this week. I can’t get enough of those roasted butternut planks with tangy apple cider-marinated cabbage stacked between thick slices of bread. Butternut Squash Turmeric Curry A perfect weeknight creamy coconut curry. It’s easy to make, it’s flexible to adapt…


Favorite Vegetarian Soup Recipes

Depending on where you live, it may or may not be quite soup weather yet. The temps are cooling off over here in the midwest, but to be honest, I’d eat soup even if it was one hundred degrees out (and I used to in Austin!). I love soup anytime and all the time! I love making it, I love eating it… I also love how it yields lots of leftovers that are almost always better the second or third day after flavors have had the chance to fully develop. If you love soup as much as I do, here…


Butternut Squash Recipes

A collection of favorite fall recipes: Butternut squash walnut and sage pasta, Kale & Quinoa Stew, Squash and Leek Risotto, Breakfast Hash and more!

It’s officially fall here in Austin. It’s drizzly and cold outside (well, cold-ish) and that makes me want to do nothing more than roast cozy squash-y things in the oven. Here are a bunch of my favorite butternut squash recipes – what are yours? Butternut Squash Walnut & Sage Pasta Butternut Squash Kale & Quinoa Stew Butternut Squash Croquettes Butternut Squash & Leek Risotto Butternut Squash Breakfast Hash Rosemary Roasted Veggies Butternut Squash & Tart Cherry Quinoa Butternut Squash Black Bean Chili Vegan Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells


Fall Weeknight Meal Planning Tips

A few months ago, I wrote this post about how I go about my meal prep for a week of healthy eating. Since then, so many of you expressed how helpful it was so I’m back here again with a fall version. I love this season because the produce is so beautiful and cozy… it all just makes me want to get into the kitchen and cook! To me, there’s nothing better than the smell of squash and onions roasting away in the oven. We’re partnering with Wolf to bring you these tips as part of their Reclaim the Kitchen initiative.…


10 Favorite Soup Season Recipes

Healthy vegetarian soup recipes - Red Curry Lemongrass Soup, Carrot Soup, Ribollita and more!

First off, I owe a huge THANK YOU to all of you who nominated and voted for us in this year’s Saveur Blog awards – we won! Now to celebrate with… soup! I spent the past few weeks in Chicago where I watched summer turn to fall over night. One day we were eating corn on the back patio, the next morning I was hugging a hot bowl of oatmeal. Yes, I am the biggest wimp when there is even the slightest bit of chill in the air. I’m back in sunny Austin now but I caught this cold on the airplane…


Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

It’s that time of year again – time for my annual non-turkey turkey day recipe roundup. Whether you’re a Thanksgiving traditionalist, an all side-dish-eater, or you have a family member that just turned vegetarian, here are a few of my favorite healthier holiday recipes that will hopefully spark a bit of inspiration. Pictured above: Fig & Feta Crostini Carrot Soup (vegan & gf) Kale & Shiitake Mushroom Stuffing (vegan) Fennel Salad with Walnuts & Avocado (vegan & gf) Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes (vegan & gf) Pictured above: Avocado & Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash (Gluten Free, vegan optional) Easy Vegan Apple Crisp (vegan) Tart…


Sweet Potato Recipes

What’s your favorite fall vegetable? If you’re not saying “sweet potatoes!” with an exclamation, then, well, you might want to switch over to another post. My favorite has to be the almighty and ever-so-versatile sweet potato. I love the way my kitchen smells when I roast them and I love how they’re easier to cut (without injury) than most squashes. For some sweet inspiration, here are some of our favorite recipes: Pictured above: Sweet Potato & Brussels Sprout Skillet Sweet Potato Tahini Crostini / Curried Sweet Potato Soup Sweet Potato Avocado Tacos / Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad Sweet Potato Quinoa Quesadillas …and a bunch more in the…


Healthy Winter Squash Recipes

Are you feeling as stuffed as I am? This year we actually celebrated Thanksgiving a week early with Jack’s family – yet I’m still full from his mom’s amazing apple pie and the leftovers we’ve been snacking on all week. This weekend, I’m craving food that’s a little bit healthier but still comforting and delicious so I thought I’d share just a few ideas: Butternut Squash & Leek Risotto (pictured) Spaghetti Squash with Chickpeas & Kale (pictured) Butternut Squash & Tart Cherry Quinoa Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad Roasted Acorn Squash with Pears and Miso Dressing from Edible Perspective Sweet Potato Ravioli with Kale Pesto from The First…


Veggie Thanksgiving Recipes

Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week?! Neither can I… although we’ve been cooking up a storm of comfort foods in order to post recipes here before the holiday. By this time next week I’m sure I’ll be craving sushi rather than stuffing. But until then… here’s a bunch of recipe inspiration in case you’re in need of T-day ideas: pictured above: Roasted Squash with Apple Salsa  /  Roasted Cauliflower & Leek Soup Poblano Cornbread Stuffing  /  Roasted Beet Pear & Walnut Salad Butternut Squash & Leek Risotto  /  Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash Apple Spice Cocktails  /  Mini Vegan Pumpkin…

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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.