Articles from Jeanine

In Season :: Farro Salad with Kale Pesto

April is a tricky month to be writing about seasonal food. It’s spring (nearly summer) here in Austin, so we’re dining al fresco, while some of you are likely still wearing winter coats. Spring veggies are starting to fill our farmers markets, but given the variation from region to region, I’m just not sure what’s […]

In Season :: Swiss Chard & Egg Casserole

Jeanine here, with the recipe you’re going to want to make for your Easter brunch. I make a lot of veggie-packed frittatas and baked egg dishes, but this one is my newest obsession. The chard (that you don’t even have to precook) creates a light and flaky texture as it bakes in between thin layers […]

In Season :: Shells & Brussels Sprouts

Jeanine here, and growing up, I was force-fed vegetables just as much as the next kid. Broccoli was at the top of my hate list, closely followed by mushy cooked carrots (which I still won’t eat to this day), but I never had to face brussels sprouts. My mom didn’t like them as a child, so she […]

In Season :: Blood Orange & Bourbon

Does anyone else crave citrus in the winter like I do? Jeanine here, and I’ve been on a citrus kick for weeks now… first in salads, then main dishes and now, in perhaps my favorite food group of all, the cocktail. I just love how the blood oranges add natural sweetness, and also a pop of color. We drink […]

In Season :: Citrus Cod en Papillote

Are you all ready to get crafty with your food? This one takes just a little bit of wrapping skills… but if I had to guess, I’d say that after the holidays you’re all DIY pros, so this should be a cinch! Jeanine here, and I just love this method of cooking fish — the result is […]

In Season :: Curried Sweet Potato Soup

It’s true, we don’t have the harshest winters here in Austin, but the last few days have been rainy, grey and cold (cold for us anyway). Perfect soup weather in my book. I (Jeanine) made this a few nights ago and have been eating the leftovers ever since. When I think healthy comfort food, I almost […]

In Season :: Sweet Potato & Pomegranate Salad

It’s the day after Christmas, and food is quite possibly the farthest thing from my mind. Among other holiday indulgences, I’ve eaten more cookies than I’d like to admit and I’m, well, full. But the holiday season is still a week from over, so I (Jeanine) think it’s the perfect time for a healthy reprieve… […]

12 Tastes of Christmas :: Pistachio Truffles

I don’t know about you, but I (Jeanine) am not sure how the Christmas season snuck up so fast this year! Holiday parties are in full swing and I haven’t baked one cookie, shopped for one gift… and I have a tree somewhere in a storage unit (I’m allergic to the real thing). So, today, I have […]

In Season :: Kale & White Bean Crostini

‘Tis the season for holiday parties to begin… I don’t know about you but I (Jeanine) am still pretty darn full from Thanksgiving. So today I thought I’d offer up a healthy holiday appetizer idea. Of course, healthy still has to taste really good, so here’s what I did to make these little bites delicious: […]

In Season :: Poblano Cornbread Stuffing

I (Jeanine) come from a very traditional midwestern family where some Thanksgiving traditions are not to be messed with. I don’t know how some of these culinary delights came to be, but I’m sure many of you can relate… the infamous canned green bean casserole made with canned cream of mushroom soup and canned fried […]

In Season :: Roasted Beet, Pear & Walnut Salad

I’m so thrilled to introduce our newest contributor Jeanine Donofrio and her new series In Season. Twice a month, she’ll be stopping by to share a healthy, delicious recipe inspired by one seasonal ingredient picked up from the farmer’s market. I’ve been a huge fan of Jeanine’s blog Love & Lemons for a while: it’s one […]