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…

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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.