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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Spring-y Swiss Chard Recipes

Spring-y Swiss Chard Recipes / @loveandlemons

Happy Sunday – thanks for all of your sweet comments the other day about our book announcement!

I’ve been hitting the farmers markets pretty hard lately working on spring recipes – something that always grabs my attention while I’m there is chard. Here are a few of my favorite swiss chard recipes, and also a few from around the web that look SO delicious… a few of these are definitely easter brunch worthy:

Swiss Chard Penne Pasta Bake

Rainbow Chard & Wheatberries

Pickled Chard Stems

Pickled Chard Quinoa Bowls

Rainbow Chard Soup, from Kitchen Konfidence

Garlicky Swiss Chard and Chickpeas, from Foodiecrush

Swiss Chard and Spicy Peanut Sauce Spring Rolls, from Naturally Ella

Rustic Vegetable Chickpea Soup, from Foodess

French Chard Tart, from Gourmande in the Kitchen

Shakshuka with Swiss Chard, from Food & Wine

Mini Polenta Pizzas, from A House in the Hills

Sautéed Swiss Chard with Shiitake Mushrooms, from Simply Recipes

Swiss Chard with Currants and Pine Nuts, from NY Times

cinco de mayo recipes

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Happy (almost) Cinco De Mayo! Here in Austin, we never need an excuse to eat Mexican food – but if you do, here are just a few of our favorites:

(pictured above)
Spicy Serrano Corn Salsa  /  Jalapeño Margaritas
Veggie Cevice Tacos  /  Tequila Lime Fish Tacos
Mexican Street Corn Salad  /  Chilaquiles
Poblano “Crema” Enchiladas  /  Spicy Black Bean Soup

I’m off to go pour the margaritas!