My Favorite Easy Summer Recipes

A round up of simple vegetarian summer dishes that elevate peak-season produce. Find ideas for delicious soups, salads, pastas, sandwiches, and more!

This is how I feel about summer cooking: I don’t want to spend tons of time in the kitchen, but I DO want to make meals at home using all of the seasonal produce that is so stunning at this time of year. The nice thing about summer cooking is that since the ingredients are so wonderful, you don’t have to do much to them in order to make a great dish. Click on the pictures to go to the full recipes: Blackberry Basil Pizza This is the easiest recipe in this post! Because blackberries and basil are such flavorful…

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Healthy Lunch Recipes to Take to Work

11 healthy lunch recipes that pack well for work! You'll look forward to lunch with these delicious vegetarian soups, sandwiches, salads, and bowls ready to eat.

I think lunch is the most important meal of the day. Ok, that’s not true, I think ALL meals are the most important meal of the day, and it’s a rare day that I would skip breakfast, lunch, or dinner because when one is over, all I can think about is the next! When I worked in an office, the lunches that I packed were the best lunches I’d eat that week. They were the meals that kept me on a healthy track because when 12pm rolls around and you’re starving, it’s easy to go out and grab the closest…

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Almost-Spring Recipes

I think it’s safe to say that no matter what climate you live in, we’re all experiencing a version of spring fever. It’s been exceptionally beautiful in Austin lately which makes me want to cook (or in some cases, just assemble) meals that are light and fresh and full of green things. Here are some of my favorites that I’ve been in the mood for lately. Click on the photos or the links to go to the full recipes. Spring Broccolini & Kale Quinoa Bowls (pictured above) These are packed with roasted chickpeas, broccolini, radishes, herbs, and avocado. Serve with a…

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Healthier Game Day Recipes

our favorite vegetarian superbowl snacks and meals including Healthy Loaded Vegan Nachos, Super Stuffed Sweet Potatoes and more!

Ok, so aside from watching the Cubs win this year, I’m not what you would call a sports fan. I know the Super Bowl is this Sunday but I have no clue who’s playing and if I had to guess (without googling it), I’d embarrass myself by naming teams from the wrong sport. But sportsball aside, here are a bunch of taco-nacho-ey-pizza-ish recipes that you might consider serving this weekend. I’d be game to eat any of these… game or no game. pictured above: Super Stuffed Chipotle Sweet Potatoes pictured above: Healthy Loaded Vegan Nachos Mango Goji Guacamole / Sweet Potato Avocado…

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My favorite healthy recipes

It’s January, which is like Christmas here in healthy food blogger land. Green smoothies, fresh bowls of vegetables, and hearty stews are all over social media. There’s not a cookie in sight and we don’t care because gorgeous healthy food is in abundance. For me, eating lighter doesn’t require juice cleanses or food fasts. I don’t like to feel hungry or deprived so instead I turn to recipes like these, a collection of my personal favorite plant-forward recipes that are both delicious and satisfying. (Click on the links OR the photos themselves to go directly to the recipes). Spiralized Daikon “Rice Noodle”…

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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.