Pre-order The Love & Lemons Cookbook!

The Love & Lemons Cookbook

It’s so surreal to be sitting here writing this post. When we first started talking about this book (nearly 2 years ago!), the year 2016 felt like a lifetime away. It’s no joke, the process of publishing a book is LONG! But here we are – 120 recipes, roughly 300 photos and 1 broken dishwasher later – and it’s now available for preorder and will be out March 29th!

So what’s the book about? Simple, beautiful cooking with fresh seasonal ingredients. The recipe chapters are organized by vegetable so that your cooking inspiration can start where mine does – the farmer’s market, your CSA box, or sometimes even the contents of your fridge. The recipes are easy to make, and almost all of them use ingredients you’ll have on hand.

How do I know what you’ll have on hand? At the beginning of the book, I have a handy guide to keeping your pantry stocked, and most of the recipes in the book can be made with those ingredients. There’s also a section called “What to make with what you have” that offers creative tips for those times when your pantry isn’t entirely stocked. This is the way I cook every day and the book has a nice well-designed way of describing it.

I also have some mix-and-match sections at the end of the book for things like salsas, guacamole, pestos… because who wants just one option when you can have 4! And of course, the book is all vegetarian with many, many vegan and gluten-free options.

I hope most of all that this book not only gives you delicious recipes (Eggplant & Mushroom “Meatballs,” Veggie Ceviche, and Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins are some of my favorites!), but also gives you some inspiration to play around in your own kitchen.

Preorder it now! 
Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Books-a-Million / Google Play
iBooks / IndieBound / KindleKobo / Nook

In Canada: Amazon / Indigo

In Europe: Book Depository / Amazon Germany / BOL Holland / Amazon IT Switzerland / Amazon UK / Amazon France / Amazon Spain

In Asia: Kinokuniya Singapore

Here’s a little sneak peek!

   The Love & Lemons Cookbook

And a special shout out to my favorite collaborators: Jenn Elliot Blake for your gorgeous prop styling, and Trina Bentley (Make & Matter) who brought the Love & Lemons vision to life through beautiful typography and design.


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  1. Joan Kessler

    So excited to get this book!

  2. Alana from

    Looks beautiful–I can’t get over that cover!! Huge congrats you guys!

  3. Sarah from

    Congratulations! I just discovered your blog and your upcoming cookbook, and it looks like a match made in heaven; a longtime vegetarian, I recently relocated to Japan from Texas and would love to feature this on my blog! If you’re ever in my neck of the woods (eastern Japan / Kanagawa), please look me up! 🙂

  4. Holly from

    Hi Jeanine-

    Over a year ago I started my own food blog. Around that time on a mission to find inspiration I begin researching other blogs and found Love & Lemons! I have been addicted ever since and even started making a change towards more vegetarian meals in my weekly line-up. I am hoping your cookbook can help me take the plunge to complete vegetarian.

    Can’t wait for it to show up at my doorstep!

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Thanks Holly! Congrats on your blog and I hope you enjoy the book!

  5. There’s nothing like an ACTUAL cookbook in the kitchen! I spend about 20 minutes every Sunday with a cup of coffee and my cookbooks, looking through for inspiration and creative ideas for the week. I’m SO excited about this!

  6. This looks amazing! I just ordered a copy and cannot wait for it to arrive! Congratulations!

  7. goodness can’t contain my elation, just pre-ordered on amazon! congrats congrats! and thank you for this gift!

  8. Krista P

    I’ve loved every single recipe I’ve made off your site, it’s been my go to destination for yummy dishes for the past few years! Honestly without your site as a resource for dishes I don’t think I would still be living out the vegetarian lifestyle. Congratulations on the book, I can’t wait to get my copy 🙂

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      I’m so glad the recipes have been helpful! Thank you!!

  9. I love this idea of a mix-and-match section. Your cooking is creative in a down-to-earth sort of way. It’s also unpretentious but deceivingly complex in flavors always delivering something satisfying. And I expect your cookbook will be the exact same. Can’t wait to get a hold of it when I’m back in the US. 🙂

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      thanks Katie! That’s so nice of you to say 🙂

  10. Andrew Green

    We have that little bit long over here in the UK, but i’m sure it will be worth it. This is my favourite food site and always look forward to notification emails.

    very excited!:o)

  11. ale from

    Soooooo happppppyyyy for you and for me! You for the book, and me because I can have your recipes and great eye all the time.

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      ha, I hope you love it 🙂

  12. Kate from

    Oh, I just can’t wait! Congrats, you guys!!!!

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Hello, we're Jeanine and Jack.

We love to eat, travel, cook, and eat some more! We create & photograph vegetarian recipes from our home in Chicago, while our shiba pups eat the kale stems that fall on the kitchen floor.