A Friends Giving Menu

A non-traditional menu for Thanksgiving with friends (a.k.a Friendsgiving)

Thanksgiving is next week, which means this weekend is for Friendsgiving! What I love about Friendsgiving is that it’s more than ok to change up T-giving traditions – to keep the ones you like and ditch the ones you don’t (bye bye canned green bean casserole!). To celebrate, I’ve put together a menu of some of my personal favorite recipes that I think will be perfect for the occasion. But before we get there, we should always remember that you can’t have a “Friendsgiving” without “giving.” To that end, and to help bring more food to more people this holiday,…


Spring-y Swiss Chard Recipes

Happy Sunday – thanks for all of your sweet comments the other day about our book announcement! I’ve been hitting the farmers markets pretty hard lately working on spring recipes – something that always grabs my attention while I’m there is chard. Here are a few of my favorite swiss chard recipes, and also a few from around the web that look SO delicious… a few of these are definitely easter brunch worthy: Swiss Chard Penne Pasta Bake Rainbow Chard & Wheatberries Pickled Chard Stems Pickled Chard Quinoa Bowls Rainbow Chard Soup, from Kitchen Konfidence Garlicky Swiss Chard and Chickpeas, from Foodiecrush Swiss Chard…


28 Seasonal Favorites + Carrot Top Pesto

Your ultimate resource for carrot, brussels sprout, mushroom, sweet potato, and kale recipes. AND a carrot top pesto!

Two things I’m obsessed with: vegetables (no surprise there), and Instagram. I love posting images of pretty vegetables, but I also look to my feed for fresh, colorful veggie inspiration. Which is why I’m excited to participate this week in #urwhatupost – a fruit and vegetable takeover movement by Bolthouse Farms. They’ve created this cool website that shows how many people are tagging healthy vs. unhealthy foods in real time. For example, as I type this, the scale is about 65% junk food, and 35% fresh produce, but today through March 6th, we’re trying to change that. Things like #icecream…


Warm & Cozy Winter Recipes

Hi everyone, Jack here. The northeast is getting absolutely hammered with a snowpocalype, and when that happens, we know that most people just want to bundle up, binge watch some TV, and make simple, comforting dishes. So we dropped everything to get you a list of some of our favorite winter soups, stews, and a great hot chocolate drink. First thing’s first (pictured above) is our Spicy Black Bean Soup. Creamy Polenta & Mushrooms is not only one of my favorite looking dishes but it combines two of my favorite things – creamy comfort food and mushrooms. Want something hearty? Sweet Potato Vegetarian Chili is what you…


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.