Summer Squash Vegetable Pizza

Summer Squash Vegetable Pizza /

Our vacation is coming to a close and while we’ve eaten well in Italy, we’ve eaten just a little too well. I’m feeling pretty ready to go home and get back to my many-vegetable way of eating. But before we go to salad town, I thought I’d share this pile-of-vegetable pizza recipe that I made before we left. Usually my opinion about pizza is “less is more,” but I had a fridge to clean out.

Summer Squash Vegetable Pizza / loveandlemons.comSummer Squash Vegetable Pizza /

The crust here is made with spelt flour but you can use whole wheat if you want to. Or skip the dough-making step and get it from the store. I usually get the raw dough that they sell behind the pizza counter at Whole Foods.

Summer Squash Vegetable Pizza /

I used a regular vegetable peeler to peel my zucchini and summer squash into thin ribbons. They cooked a little faster this way, plus, I mean, they’re so pretty right? I piled them on top of sliced tomatoes (that are a little hard to see), and then tossed red onions and corn on top. I’m not gonna lie – this one is a juicy mess to eat but we loved it anyway.

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Favorite Summer Salads

Summer Salads /

If I had to pick only one season and one category of food to blog about until the end of time, it would be this one. I’m pretty obsessed with salads all year round, but I just can’t get enough when tomatoes, peaches and zucchini are all at their best. It’s hard to go wrong with a salad by tossing peak-season summer veggies into a bowl with a simple, tasty dressing (that’s how many of these salads came to be). If you’d like some inspiration, though, here are some of my all time faves:

pictured from left to right, top to bottom:

Heirloom Caprese with Mint Pesto / Peach Salad with Mint & Pistachios

Heirloom Tomato Avocado & Chickpea Salad

Fete Harissa Fattoush Salad / Sweet Pepper Panzanella

Zucchini & Grilled Corn Salad / Spicy Watermelon & Avocado Salad

travel tips for Rome & Amalfi?

Capri, Italy

Later this week, we’re taking a little trip and would love to hear your travel recs… especially those that involve food (of course)! If you have favorite restaurants, markets, or gelato shops please let me know!

Jack and I are heading to Rome, and the Amalfi coast so we’d love suggestions for Positano, Amalfi, Capri, and Sorrento. We’ve been to Rome (and Capri, pictured) before, so we’ll probably skip some of the main tourist attractions but would love other ideas – cool neighborhoods to check out – that sort of thing.


Vegetarian Cookout Recipes

Veggie Cookout Recipes /

Over here the skies are gloomy and it hardly feels like the start of Memorial Day weekend – but I hope it’s sunnier where you are and that you have some fun outdoor party plans this weekend. Here are a few recipe ideas to get you started!

Portabello Pups

Mango Goji Guacamole / Grilled Potato & Arugula Salad

Mango & Red Pepper Orzo Salad

Corn on the Cob 3 Ways / Tart Cherry Frozen Yogurt


Favorite Spring Cookbooks

Spring Cookbook Guide /

I don’t even know where to start on this year’s recently-released spring cookbooks – gorgeous, stunning, beautiful, endearing, witty, and drool worthy are not words that even begin to describe them. Because I didn’t know how to choose just one at a time to start writing about, here’s a list of a few of my favorites – I’m sure I’ve missed some (let me know if you have any spring favorites!).

Pictured above:

Seven Spoons, by Tara O’Brady
Can’t wait to make: Chocolate Olive Oil Zucchini Bread and her Esquites and Yellow Tomato Gazpacho

My New Roots, by Sarah Britton
Can’t wait to make: Carrot Rhubarb Muffins and her Sorrel Hummus

A Modern Way to Eat, by Anna Jones
Can’t wait to make: Maple Peanut California Wraps and her Chickpea and Preserved Lemon Stew

The Sprouted Kitchen Bowl + Spoon, by Sara Forte
Can’t wait to make: Strawberry Tabbouleh and her Dark Cherry Hazelnut Salsa

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Happy Healthy Vegan Kitchen, by Kathy Patalsky
Can’t wait to make: Turmeric Hemp White Bean Burgers and her Sweet Potato Biscuits

The Easy Vegetarian, by Erin Alderson
Can’t wait to make: Farro with Ginger Rhubarb and her Apricot and Three Cheese Grilled Cheese

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The Broad Fork, by Hugh Acheson
Can’t wait to make: these 3 kohlrabi recipes (pictured)

A Girl and her Greens, by April Bloomfield
Can’t wait to make: Summery Ribollita and her Dosa with Curried Cauliflower

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Last but not least! What Katie Ate on the Weekend, by Katie Quinn Davies
Can’t wait to make: Spaghetti with Capers and Mint (pictured below) and her Tomato and Zucchini Flower Pizzas

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For previous favorites, click over to this post I wrote last winter.

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