Favorite Summer Salads

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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

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

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

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Happy almost Thanksgiving! Whether you’re having a vegetarian holiday, or your son’s new girlfriend is vegan… OR you just plain love vegetables (like we do), here are a few veggie feast-worthy recipes that will hopefully inspire…

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes  www.loveandlemons.com

Pictured above:

Vegan Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Ginger Apple Pumpkin Soup / Shredded Brussels Sprout & Apple Salad

Butternut Squash, Walnut & Sage Pasta / Creamy Polenta & Mushrooms

Rosemary Roasted Veggies / Kale & Shiitake Mushroom Stuffing

Apple Zinger Tea-tails / Apple Cardamom Oat Crumble

Plus, check out tons more in the Thanksgiving section of our recipe index…

veggie valentines recipes

veggie valentines recipes / @loveandlemons

Ahh, Valentines Day… such a loved and hated holiday, right? It’s one of my personal favorites because it’s the one night a year Jack cooks and I don’t lift a finger. (Or, at least, I try – admittedly, it’s hard to sit back and keep my “suggestions” to myself).

I have no clue what he’ll be making this year and I’m sure he doesn’t yet either… but I thought I’d put a little list together in case you needed some early inspiration to forward on to your better half.

recipes pictured above:
Roasted Tomato Pasta

Coffee Cake Muffins  /  Vegan French Toast
Strawberry Balsamic Crostini  /  Minty Pomegranate Spritzer
Roasted Cauliflower & Leek Soup  /  Rosemary Lemon Pasta
Chocolate Molten Cakes  /  Coconut Mint Ice Cream