Edible DIY Gift Ideas (+ printables!)

I have to say that my favorite part about Christmas is wrapping the gifts. When I was in college in Chicago, I had a part time job wrapping gifts at the infamous Marshall Fields on State Street. Their gift wrap room was full of rolls of beautiful wrap, ribbon, and bows – it was a small haven from the holiday chaos that was happening everywhere else outside in the city. So recently, when I was given the opportunity to go through The Container Store’s “Gift Wrap Wonderland,” I was positively giddy. Of course they have gift wrap galore, but they also adorable jars, tags,…


Kitchen Gift Guide – Our favorite things

Are you done with your holiday shopping? I didn’t think so. Today, I’m here to help cross a few people off your list (and maybe add a few things onto your own list). Here are some of my absolute favorite kitchen items. These are things I personally have, love, and I hope you (and your friends & family) love them too. Staub Mini Cocottes (Graphite Grey) or Cherry Red Staub 4 Quart Round Cocotte / 7 Quart Maple Kitchen Tools Lodge Mini Skillet Aiya Organic Matcha / Matcha Whisk Glass Teapot (ok, this one is on my list – hint, hint, Jack) Le Parfait Jars (I use these for…


Healthier Holiday Recipes

I don’t know how it happened. Just yesterday it was July and here we are, it’s almost Christmas. In the spirit of the holidays, I thought I’d share a few healthy-but-not-too-healthy recipe ideas. These are some cheery favorites, organized into 3 simple menus for various types of holiday gatherings: Party Food (pictured above): Vegan Kale & Artichoke Dip  Minty Pomegranate Spritzer (my go-to holiday cocktail!) Curried Avocado Chickpea Salad Sliders Cranberry Pistachio Chocolate Bark A Cozy Christmas Morning: Strawberry Vegan Waffles Mini Spinach & Sun dried Tomato Frittatas Apple Mimosas Almond Milk Chai Lattes Dinner Party: Ginger Kombucha Cocktails Minty Millet Pomegranate Salad Sweet…


You’re invited! A Homemade Gift Workshop

Hi friends! If you’re going to be in Austin on December 12th (next Saturday), mark your calendars! I’m hosting a super fun event at the Container Store. I’ll be cooking up yummy treats and showing you how to turn them into simple & pretty gifts using all of my favorite jars, tags, ribbons & more from the Gift Wrap Wonderland at the Container Store. Hope to see you there! It’s a free event, but click here to RSVP! The Details: Saturday, December 12th 11:00am – 1:00pm The Container Store 9629 Research Blvd. Austin, Texas RSVP here


2015 Cookbook Gift Guide

Cookbooks make the best holiday gifts. Here are some of my top picks of 2015!

I say this every year – but I think cookbooks make the greatest gifts. Here is a collection of some of my favorites that have come out this year. (If I’ve missed any good ones – let me know in the comments below!). Also – be sure to glance over at last year’s gift guide because there are some goodies on that list too! Travel Inspired: Rosewater & Orange Blossoms by Maureen Abood Near & Far by Heidi Swanson Mexico the Cookbook, by Margarita Carrillo Arronte (*see note) Books from restaurants we’ve loved: Nopi by Yotam Ottolenghi Gjelina by Travis Lett Flour + Water: Pasta by Thomas McNaughton Veggie Forward:…

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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.