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. Natalia

    This looks beautiful, can’t wait to have it in my hands!

  2. Asa

    Preordered! I LOVE that Salsa page – so awesome, looking forward to this.

  3. Victoria

    Was thinking over the weekend I wanted to order this, so just did. I would like to get down to just two or three go-to cookbooks, and think this will be one of them. Appreciate all aspects of your work – focus on the veggie or food in hand, few ingredients, simple preparation, colorful, healthy, and flavorful. Thank you!

    • Thank you! Those are the things I go for when I make recipes, I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying them!

  4. Sonja from

    GUYS THIS IS GORgeous! Can’t wait to get our hands on it. Bravo!

  5. kayla from

    A no brainer; I don’t have to think twice before ordering this 🙂

  6. Wow – it looks beautiful! Congrats on such a huge achievement!!

  7. juliana

    Congratulations! Your blog is one that I return to again and again for recipe inspiration. Thank you for creating such simple & delicious recipes that always brighten our table. I will definitely be buying your cookbook!

  8. Laura

    It looks beautiful! I can’t wait for it to arrive! I preordered my copy a little bit ago. So excited to see these sneak peeks of the inside! ?

  9. Katie

    This book is absolutely beautiful. Tasty recipes, but are visual (food is visual!) and easy to follow. I received a Barnes & Noble giftcard for Christmas, I can’t wait to use it on this!!

  10. Lotte

    Your book looks amazing! Will it be available in the UK at some point?

  11. Katherine

    Just preordered! This looks like a book that will fill a huge hole in my cookbook library!

  12. Maria-to

    I am so looking forward to your first book — with so many cookbooks being written I’ve learned to become extremely picky — and this is one I definitely want to add to my library!

  13. AJ

    I am extremely excited for your cookbook!

  14. Congratulations on your book! I have received so much value from your blog – I just had to order your book. Can’t wait

  15. Victoria

    I love it! So beautiful!

  16. Mom

    Congratulations, Jeanine. The book looks absolutely beautiful. This was a monumental task and Dad and I are so proud of you.

  17. From one graphic designer, blogger and food photographer to another: WOW! This is hands down the most beautiful (cook)book I’ve ever seen. Really guys, congratulations for all the hard work! MUCH LOVE xoxo

    Ps- Is the book available for pre-order outside the US and Canada (Portugal to be specific!)? CUZ I WANTS IT!

    • Hi Rita, I just added some European links (up in the post)… will Amazon Spain or Book Depository ship to you?

      • Rita from

        I don’t know about Amazon Spain, but Book Depository is where I usually buy my books. 😀 Great, thanks! xo

  18. Jennifer

    I ordered it! Can’t wait! Looks as beautiful as your blog.

  19. I like the graphic design.
    It’s a beautiful book.
    I hope it’s converted to european in the future. Although I do own america mesuring cups…

    • Clodagh

      oh yes, European measurements would be much appreciated! Too lazy to convert myself.

        • Clodagh

          oh fantastic! Very glad now that I’ve already pre-ordered! Bring on April.
          Thanks very much.

  20. Allie

    Can’t wait for this, Jeanine! Congratulations!!!

  21. Jeanine, it looks absolutely stunning! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

  22. Courtney Paul

    SO SO excited. Just discovered you guys and can’t get enough 🙂 xo

  23. Erin

    YEAAAHHH! So excited for you guys and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Looks gorgeous and right in line with your style.

  24. Alanna from

    What a beaut! This is so exciting you guys – many congratulations!!

    • Ania

      Marta, I couldn’t help but notice your comment above mine—just to let you know, you can preorder it off German Amazon as well! 🙂

  25. Ania

    I’m so excited! I was telling my boyfriend the other day that I’m definitely going to get your book when it comes out and here it is! Can’t wait 🙂

  26. Clodagh

    Just pre-ordered it for delivery to London!

  27. Eris

    Congrats! Of course I will pre-order! Love all your recipes and photographs, simply beautiful! Can’t wait for the gorgeous pics and food! Congrats!

  28. Lisa from

    Ahhh, what wonderful news!! Can’t wait to see it! 🙂

  29. I am SOOOO excited I can hardly contain it all!! Love the fonts and simplicity of it all!!! Huge Congrats!!!

  30. Oh my goodness Jeanine! Congratulations you two! So amazing! This looks like one gorgeous cookbook that I cannot wait to pour over and keep on my shelf (and opened in my kitchen) for years to come – I just know its going to be a beauty. Hope you are getting excited and feel oh so very proud! You constantly inspire me <3

  31. THAT SALSA SPREAD THO. Congratulations you guys, I am so excited for this!!

  32. Melissa from

    Congrats! I’ve been a long time follower of your blog and am so excited to buy / use your cookbook! March 29th can’t come soon enough.

  33. Can’t WAIT to get this book! My order is in! Congratulations to both of you. You are such an inspiration to me!

  34. Braiden from

    This is so exciting! Beautiful work! Congratulations 🙂

  35. Jordan from

    I love the design! It looks so pretty, and I’m sure is a great cookbook to have on hand too. Thanks for sharing!

  36. Kate from

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

  37. 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.

  38. 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)

  39. 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. 🙂

  40. 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 🙂

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

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

  43. 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!

  44. 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!

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

  45. 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! 🙂

  46. Alana from

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

  47. Joan Kessler

    So excited to get this book!

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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.