25 Egg Recipes for Breakfast and Beyond

Who says eggs are just for breakfast? These tasty egg recipes include ideas for every meal of the day. Find frittatas, salads, bowls, and more!

Jack and I always have a carton of eggs in our fridge. And if you eat eggs, there’s a good chance you do too. I mean, why not? They’re quick to prepare, satisfying, and rich in protein, and they’re at home at almost any meal. Whip up a simple scramble for breakfast or shakshuka for dinner, or soft-boil an egg for a boost of protein at lunch. If you happen to be cooking for a special occasion (maybe Easter or Mother’s Day brunch?), egg recipes can come in handy then too. A frittata or breakfast casserole would make a great main…

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30 Best Carrot Recipes

Vibrant, flavorful, and nutritious, carrots deserve a spot in everyone's kitchen. Find new ways to cook them with these fresh carrot recipes!

When I spot a lush bunch of carrots at the farmers market or grocery store, I can hardly wait to bring them home and cook them. Out of all the veggie recipes out there, carrot recipes are some of my favorites. I love carrots’ sweet and earthy flavor, their vibrant colors, and the fact that you can eat their leafy tops as well as their crunchy roots. I know, I know. You might not share my enthusiasm. And to be honest, I get it. When carrots are prepared the wrong way – or worse, not prepared at all (looking at…

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49 Best Healthy Snacks

Stomach growling in the middle of the afternoon? Tide yourself over with one of these healthy snacks! They include granola bars, dips, and more.

If I don’t have a stockpile of healthy snacks on hand, I will, without fail, reach for a cookie at 3pm. Now, there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself to something sweet in the afternoon, but if I’m working on a new cookie recipe, there’s a good chance that snacking on sweets will become less of a treat and more of a habit. Over the years, I’ve learned that filling up on healthy snacks like veggies and dip, smoothies, or trail mix will only make those sweets more rewarding in the end. I’ll be more energized and focused throughout the day, my…

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8 Healthy Pancake Recipes

Have your (pan)cake, and eat it, too! Made with wholesome ingredients, these healthy pancake recipes are perfect for a fun breakfast or brunch.

On a weekend morning, I love starting my day with a stack of healthy pancakes. Pancakes, because it’s the weekend. And healthy (or healthy-ish), because they leave me feeling satisfied, energized, and ready to take on the day. You’ll find my go-to healthy pancake recipes in the post below. Some showcase fresh fruit, others call for whole grain flour, and still others are made without grains at all. They’re all similar in that they rely on simple, wholesome ingredients, they’re easy to mix together, and they’re absolutely delicious. If you’re looking for a fun way to kick off the morning,…

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17 Delicious Vegan Pasta Recipes

Even meat and cheese lovers will fall for these vegan pasta recipes! They include satisfying, delicious riffs on fettuccine Alfredo, lasagna, and more.

When I’m in the mood for comfort food (which, at this time of year, is like…all the time), one of these vegan pasta recipes always hits the spot. Sure, they’re made without meat, cheese, or cream, but they still deliver everything you want from a big bowl of pasta. Bold flavors, chewy, al dente noodles, maybe a creamy sauce or tangy marinara. Even Jack, our resident meat and cheese lover, will go back for seconds – even thirds – of these vegan pasta recipes. So the next time you’re craving something comforting and delicious, check out the recipes below! They…

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30 Best Super Bowl Food Ideas

The best part of Super Bowl Sunday? The snacks! Below, you'll find over 30 Super Bowl food ideas to help you make a crowd-pleasing game day spread.

The Super Bowl is coming up this weekend, so I thought I’d pop in today and share some of my best Super Bowl food ideas! They include everything you need to put together an epic game day spread – finger foods, delicious dips, salty snacks, desserts, and more. To be totally honest, I’m not a huge football fan (who’s playing this weekend?), but I am a huge fan of all of these recipes. They’re easy, flavorful, and – most importantly – fun. Whether you’re tuning in for the halftime show, the commercials, or the big game itself, they’ll make your…

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25 Best Pizza Topping Ideas

Tired of the same old pizza toppings? These fresh, flavorful pizza topping ideas are here to help. Mix and match them to create a combination you love!

It’s pizza night! Jack is already prepping the dough, and later, I’ll be in charge of the toppings. When it comes to pizza toppings, I certainly have a few favorites (I’ll always use fresh basil, roasted tomatoes, and artichoke hearts if I have them on hand), but what I love most is coming up with new pizza topping ideas that I haven’t tried before. Butternut squash and sage? Yes, please. Fennel, mushroom, and tarragon? Delicious! Grilled pineapple and pickled jalapeño? Bring it on. I’m sharing 25 of my best pizza topping ideas in the post below, along with suggestions on…

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10 Healthy Muffin Recipes

These healthy muffin recipes include blueberry muffins, banana muffins & more! Made with wholesome ingredients, they're moist, fluffy, and delicious.

The next time you’re in the mood for an easy baking project, roll up your sleeves and try one of these healthy muffin recipes! They include a recipe for every classic muffin you can think of – blueberry, banana, zucchini, chocolate chip, and more – but they’re all made with wholesome ingredients like whole wheat flour, almond flour, Greek yogurt, and maple syrup. Still, they deliver everything you want in a muffin, healthy or otherwise. They’re moist, tender, puffy, and lightly sweet. Two (or three) for me, please! Before you get to baking, here’s a tip: all these healthy muffin…

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15 Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

These healthy salad dressing recipes are fresh, flavorful, and easy to make. Try just one, and you'll never reach for the store-bought stuff again!

My simplest tip for anyone who wants to eat more vegetables – and enjoy them! – is to start making a healthy salad dressing at home. Made with a base of extra-virgin olive oil, avocado oil, or Greek yogurt, it’ll be more nutritious than any bottled dressing you can find at the store. But that’s not all – it’ll taste better, too. Unlike most store-bought dressings, a homemade healthy salad dressing isn’t designed to keep for months on end. That means that it can be made with fresh ingredients like herbs, garlic, and avocado. They may not last for weeks…

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60 Easy Dinner Ideas

Wondering what to make for dinner? You're in the right place! Below, you'll find easy dinner ideas to satisfy any craving. Think tacos, pasta, and more!

Do you ever have nights when you just don’t know what to make for dinner? When you run through a mental list of easy dinner ideas, but nothing sounds good? If you do, you’re in the right place. Below, you’ll find 60 healthy dinner recipes that are perfect for busy weeknights. Each one is quick and easy to make, but it still packs a punch of flavor. Think roasted veggie tacos with a creamy, zesty sauce. Imagine luxurious baked feta and a comforting pasta ready in under 30 minutes. You’ll find all that and more among the easy dinner ideas…

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25 Crowd-Pleasing Party Food Ideas

These crowd-pleasing party food ideas will be a hit at any celebration! They include tempting cheese boards, finger foods, delicious dips, and more.

The best party food ideas are fun. Not too fussy, not too formal. Not bland or boring. They catch your eye and draw you in, making you think, “I want to try THAT!” And when you do try it, good party food doesn’t disappoint. Even if it’s a tiny, one-bite finger food, it packs a punch of flavor. You’ll find my best party food ideas in the post below. They include impressive platters, tasty finger foods, delicious dips, and more. They’re the recipes I make time and time again for holiday parties, cookouts, and birthday celebrations, and each one is…

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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.