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.

Grazie!!

Vegetarian Cookout Recipes

Veggie Cookout Recipes / loveandlemons.com

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 / loveandlemons.com

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

Spring Cookbook Guide / loveandlemons.com

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

Spring Cookbook Guide / loveandlemons.com

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

Spring Cookbook Guide / loveandlemons.com

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

Spring Cookbook Guide / loveandlemons.com

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

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Austin Food & Wine Festival

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One of our favorite foodie events is without a doubt the Austin Food & Wine Fest. It’s a smoky grill-tastic weekend complete with big flavors on small plates… celebrity chefs cooking alongside local chefs… and, of course, bottomless glasses of wine. One highlight for us was watching Hugh Acheson’s demo (we just love watching him on Top Chef!)… Surrounded by a pretty meaty food & wine fest, he made fava bean & leek soup and an arugula salad with mint. He charmed the audience talking about the importance of cooking at home, eating seasonally and using good ingredients. He says “life’s too short for crappy olive oil,” and that “no one on their death bed has ever look back and regretted buying good cheese.”

This year we tagged along with Williams Sonoma, taking over their Instagram feed to share a peek into our weekend full of food. Check out more of our takeover images, on their blog!

Vegetarian Taco Recipes

Vegetarian Taco Recipes / www.loveandlemons.com

While Cinco de Mayo might be a highly Americanized holiday, here in Austin, we’ll take any excuse we can get to stuff things into tortillas. Here are a few of our favorite taco recipes that you should definitely make for your own veggie fiesta:

Sambal Salsa & Black Bean Tacos

Miso Maple Sweet Potato Tacos / Mango Habanero Black Bean Tacos

Black Bean Tacos with Zucchini Salsa / Mini Ceviche Tacos (veggie)

Sweet Potato Avocado Tacos / Migas Breakfast Tacos

Vegetarian Taco Recipes / www.loveandlemons.com

Aaaannd to wash it all down, here’s a Jalapeño Margarita recipe:

Jalapeño Margaritas / www.loveandlemons.com