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. 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!

  2. Braiden from

    This is so exciting! Beautiful work! Congratulations 🙂

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

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      thanks Tiffany!

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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

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

  8. Lisa from

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

  9. 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!

  10. Clodagh

    Just pre-ordered it for delivery to London!

  11. 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 🙂

    • 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! 🙂

  12. Alanna from

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

  13. 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.

  14. Courtney Paul

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

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

  16. Allie

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

  17. 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.

      • Jeanine Donofrio

        The book has both – cups and also metric measurements!

        • Clodagh

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

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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.