I get so many emails asking about my favorite places to eat and drink in Austin. It used to be pretty easy to make a list for people from out-of-town, but in the past couple of years Austin has really become a top notch food city. The list of restaurants to hit is becoming endless, so today I’m narrowing it down to just a few of my favorites and when (and with whom) I would go.
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And now, let’s eat!
Meet over Margaritas (w/ Guac tasting platter): La Condesa or El Naranjo
Brunch with Girlfriends: Josephine House or Café No Sé
Patio Perfect: Perla’s or Contigo
Breakfast in Bed: South Congress Hotel or Hotel St. Cecilia
All the tacos: Taco Deli or Veracruz All Natural
Very Veggie: Bouldin Creek Cafe or The Steeping Room
Most Instagrammable: Elizabeth St. Cafe
Something Sweet: Sugar Mamas (vegan & gf cupcakes!) or Lick Ice Cream
Dinner with the Folks: Odd Duck or Central Standard
Remote Office: Mañana or Seventh Flag Coffee
Yes way, Rosé: House Wine or Lenoir Wine Garden
Rome Austin: Dolce Neve Gelato
Table for Two: Lenoir
Quick Bite: Snap Kitchen or the Downtown Whole Foods
Hike the Town Lake Trail and Head To: Juice Society
Noodles! Ramen Tatsu Ya
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Is it Friday yet? I’m SO ready for the long weekend. After a whirlwind 2 days in Toronto this week promoting the book, I’m ready to relax, sleep in, and of course eat some yummy food! If you’re hosting (or heading to) a picnic or BBQ this weekend – here are some very favorite Memorial Day veggie ideas:
Pictured above: Portobello Tacos with Creamy Jalapeño Sauce
First things first, get your guests a cocktail! Mix up a big batch of this ginger peach sangria. It’s light and refreshing – my favorite summer cocktail. Serve it along with chunky Avocado, Black Bean & Corn Salsa and Cucumber Apple Green Gazpacho.
For a veggie main course, try the Portobello Tacos (pictured at the top of this post), Orzo Stuffed Peppers or Chickpea Avocado Salad Sliders.
On the side: Sara’s Strawberry Tabbouleh and Grilled Corn on the Cob.
For Dessert: Gluten Free Chocolate Pecan Skillet Cookies with melty ice cream.
For Dessert #2 (since it’s a holiday two desserts are allowed): Fancy S’mores! Put the Hershey bars away and gather a bunch of non-traditional toppings like crushed blackberries, almond butter, bananas and strawberries. Let your guests create their own customizable s’mores.
Today, we’re celebrating our cookbook launch with one last giveaway – and it’s a good one! You may have noticed that I have a thing for smoothies, blended soups and creamy sauces. I just love my Vitamix – but have you seen the new copper Vitamix!? It’s pretty, it’s powerful, and one of you will get one!
pictured above: Carrot Gazpacho with Lemongrass and Creamy Miso Brussels Sprout Fettuccini from the Love & Lemons Cookbook.
This giveaway is now closed, thanks for entering!
If you don’t have a book, click here to get one!
A winner will be chosen at random. The giveaway is open to U.S. addresses only.
And congrats to @jamielynne19 who made our Quinoa Tacos and won the Staub Cookware Giveaway! Thanks to all of you who entered – it was so fun to see what you all made!
Special thanks to Vitamix and Williams Sonoma!
Is it Saturday yet?
I’ve been on the biggest breakfast kick and lately fruit-filled smoothies, muffins, and waffles are all I’ve been able to think about. I just finished eating a blueberry version of these muffins and now I’m sitting here daydreaming about what I might bake up this weekend.
Since sweet breakfasts can get unhealthy really quickly, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite lighter morning treats. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!
pictured above: Sunshine Citrus Chia Bowls
Vegan French Toast / Matcha Kale & Peach Smoothies
Vegan Carrot Cake Waffles / Cinnamon Quinoa Bowls
pictured above: Healthy Apple Cinnamon Muffins
Vegan Coffee Cake Muffins / Maple Walnut Granola
Oh, and just a reminder – don’t forget to enter our Staub cast iron cookware giveaway by sharing a photo of a recipe you make from The Love & Lemons Cookbook! The giveaway ends Tuesday – happy cooking!
Happy Monday! To celebrate the 3rd week of our cookbook being in the world, I have a really fun giveaway. I absolutely love my Staub cast iron cookware and it’s the best I’ve ever owned so I thought – why not share the love?
The pieces are made in France, the quality is amazing, and they look SO beautiful. I’m giving away the 4 cast iron items that you see here in this post. I mean, not literally these, you will get brand new cookware and you can choose whatever colors you want too.
One lucky reader will receive these lovelies:
– one 12-inch cast iron fry pan (pictured above)
– one large 5 1/2 Qt. cast iron cocotte (pictured at the top of this post)
– two cute mini cocottes (pictured below)
(a value of $878!)
Here’s how to enter:
1. Make a recipe from the cookbook and take a photo. (If you don’t have a book, click here to get one!)
2. Post your photo on Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook with the hashtag #loveandlemonscookbook between April 11th and April 19th, 2016.
Post as many different recipe photos as you like and feel free to cross-post them on each social channel for extra entries – just be sure to use the hashtag so that we can see all of your entries. A winner will be chosen at random. The giveaway is open to U.S. addresses only.
I can’t wait to see what you make!
recipes pictured in this post from The Love & Lemons Cookbook:
Summer Squash Succotash (page 272)
Cardamom Apple Crisp (page 4)
Special thanks to Staub for hosting this giveaway!