Zucchini & Grilled Corn Salad

Oh zucchini, let me count the ways… julienned, coined, grilled, sauteéd, stuffed, kabob-ed, gratin-ed, muffin-ed, pancake-d… (I know I’m missing a few)… Right now, my zucchini method of choice is the simple ribbon. Just raw. Tossed into salads. I mean, how pretty are they? (Also – how pretty are those plates!?) I very often make corn recipes where frozen corn will suffice – but not this time. This is the time of year where my midwestern roots shine through and I say – you need to get your hands on some fresh corn. And then don’t cook it too much. I grilled my…


Mango & Zucchini Lettuce Wraps

Filled with sweet & spicy components & dipped in a bright sauce, these lettuce wraps are the perfect combination of simplicity & bold flavor.

As the temps have been rising, I’ve been craving food that’s lighter and colder. Lately we’ve spent most evenings dining al fresco trying to live it up before the 100 degree weather sets in. Chill evenings call for chilled food and these lettuce wraps are just so refreshing…. a beautiful appetizer, or (in our case) a light dinner. The thing I love about eating these lettuce wraps is that you can eat lots of them without feeling too guilty. For me, eating light is never about eating less food. But the most important thing you need for outdoor dining is…


Bright Spring Green Salad

Full of green veggies, soft mozzarella & fresh herbs, this bright spring salad recipe is a delicious, yet simple showcase of spring's best produce.

This salad is spring on a plate! Blanched asparagus gets tossed with sweet basil oil, peas, radishes, chickpeas, and pistachios. I balanced the crisp veggies with creamy mozzarella, although sliced avocado would be equally delicious in this spring salad if you’re vegan. Spring Salad Recipe Variations Like most green salad recipes, this one is totally flexible. For extra crunch, try roasting the chickpeas. If you don’t have pistachios on hand, pine nuts or walnuts would be equally good. Blanched broccolini or snaps peas would be great alongside or instead of the asparagus and peas, and you could use watermelon radish in…

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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.