10 Healthy Soups and Stews

10 of my favorite soups and stews to keep you warm on cold winter evenings.

A few weeks ago, we flew out of Chicago just before the snow started falling and the temps dropped below zero. This year, unlike most winters, we got lucky. If you’re in the midwest (or another frigid location) – my heart goes out to you. I don’t know how you do it, but here are ten of of my favorite healthy soup recipes that will hopefully help warm & nourish the soul. I make these all the time, but I want to know – what are you favorite soups? Pictured above: Butternut Squash Soup Curried Red Lentil Sweet Potato Stew…

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Favorite Summer Salads

If I had to pick only one season and one category of food to blog about until the end of time, it would be this one. I’m pretty obsessed with salads all year round, but I just can’t get enough when tomatoes, peaches and zucchini are all at their best. It’s hard to go wrong with a salad by tossing peak-season summer veggies into a bowl with a simple, tasty dressing (that’s how many of these salads came to be). If you’d like some inspiration, though, here are some of my all time faves: pictured from left to right, top to bottom: Heirloom…

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Matcha Recipes

I love matcha, you love matcha, we all love matcha… if you haven’t tried it yet, here are a few ideas to get you started! Unlike steeped tea, matcha is made by grinding the entire tea leaf into a powder. Because you consume the whole leaf, it has approximately 10x more nutrients than regular green tea. We, of course, love it because it tastes good. pictured above: Matcha Mint Iced Tea / Matcha Coconut Ice Cream Matcha White Chocolate Almond Butter Cups / Matcha White Hot Chocolate Matcha Mango Smoothie / Matcha & Sweet Azuki Macarons and some deliciousness from around the web: Matcha…

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Roasted Cauliflower Kale Salad

This simple, flexible Cauliflower Kale Salad is great for packing for lunches in fall or winter! It's hearty, healthy & great with your favorite toppings.

When I’m not in the mood to cook (and yes, that happens), our dinner often looks something like this. While there are a lot of salads on this blog, I probably don’t post as many kale salads as I actually consume. I love them because they’re hearty and filling and are pretty much a blank canvas for any seasonal vegetable. Plus, they’re great to pack away for lunch the next day. Kale might be “so last year,” but it’ll always have a special place in my heart. This is a basic recipe that you can customize however you like –…

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Healthy Green Recipes

There’s no shortage of delicious green ideas on the internet right now, but I thought I’d pop in and share a few of my favorites. Whether you’re a resolution maker or not, I think we can all agree that a little extra kale around this time of year isn’t a bad idea. (Click right on the photos to go to each recipe, links are also at the bottom of the post). Oops, how did these get in here: pictured: Matcha Mango Smoothies / Coconut Matcha Latte Kale Stem Pesto / Mint & Matcha Iced Tea Ginger Citrus Soba / Spaghetti Squash with Chickpeas &…

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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.