Fancy S’mores

I ate a lot of s’mores as a kid. It all started at our family’s annual summer vacations to Kentucky Lake. Later, at home, my sister and I would make them regularly in the microwave. Authentic “camp” flavor doesn’t happen in the microwave, but it was fun to watch them rise and (nearly!) explode. It probably comes as no surprise that hershey bars and jet puffed marshmallows aren’t quite my thing anymore. So, last weekend, Jack and I headed to Whole Foods where we gathered ideas and ingredients to make these fancy pants gourmet s’mores. Most of our inspiration came…


Whole Foods $75 giveaway

Here’s a gift everyone could probably use – a $75 gift card to Whole Foods! Go stock up on fancy mushrooms (or whatever you want)… leave a comment below and tell me your favorite way to cook with mushrooms. And if you don’t like mushrooms, well then you’re not eligible (kidding!!). Not sure what to make with mushrooms? Try one of these: Walnut-mushroom veggie burgers (from us) Rosemary mushroom chickpea ragout (The First Mess) Mushroom & chard bruschetta (Whole Foods) Mushroom millet leek frittatas (Sprouted Kitchen) Roasted king oyster mushrooms (Food & Wine) Mixed mushroom soup (Whole Foods) Cheesy brussels sprouts (& mushroom) lasagna (How…


Parmigiano & Fig Grilled Cheese

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A few weeks ago Whole Foods set out to break the Guinness World Record of number of Parmigiano Reggiano wheels cracked simultaneously. Jack and I were the “official” witnesses of Parmageddon at our Austin store. I know what you might be thinking… how does the lactose intolerant girl get herself into these things? Well, first of all, Jack will not ever turn down an opportunity for free cheese. And second, in recent years I’ve learned that hard cheeses don’t have very much lactose, and that I don’t have as much of a problem with really high quality cheese. (ie. just…

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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.