Gift our Cookbooks for a FREE Recipe E-book

Cookbooks make great gifts! Get either of our books by Dec. 24th we'll send you a FREE gift of 5 exclusive bonus recipes. See details below!

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, let’s talk about holiday gifts! In case you’re new around here, my latest cookbook, Love & Lemons Every Day, came out this past spring. If you have it, I hope you’ve been loving it, and if you don’t have it… now’s the time to get it or gift it! To share even more holiday joy, I’m offering the Free Bonus E-Book Recipe Bundle (the one we briefly offered as a pre-order gift) as a holiday gift along with the purchase of either book. If you get EITHER of our cookbooks by December 24th,…


The new cookbook is out TODAY!! (+ sneak peeks!)

Exciting news! Our new cookbook - Love & Lemons Every Day - is out now! It’s packed with over 100 all-new vegetarian recipes + so much more.

It’s here! My new cookbook, Love & Lemons Every Day, is out TODAY!! I’m so excited to be sitting here writing this post, because the process of making this book was a long one! About 3 years ago, I set out with SO many ideas that I wanted to pack into this book. Over time, I kept adding more and more… and more. I’d think – “Ooh, this section would be helpful,” or “Oh I’d like to have that information on hand,” and “Let’s add MORE dinner recipes,” etc, etc. As I got carried away, the process got longer, the book…


Love & Lemons Every Day Tote Bag Giveaway!

We're giving away 250 limited edition Love & Lemons tote bags - pre-order our new cookbook for the chance to get yours!

Hello, happy Saturday! Our new cookbook, Love & Lemons Every Day, is coming out in just 3 weeks! To celebrate, we’re giving away 250 of these limited edition Love & Lemons Every Day tote bags. How cute are they?? But, first thing’s first – a peek of what’s in the book! More than 100 all-new, vegetarian recipes. Many of you have asked me if the recipes are all vegetarian. The answer is YES, they are, but they’ve all been tested on meat-eaters as well. My goal is to give you delicious vegetable-forward recipes that your whole family will love, no matter their…


Cookbook + Whole Foods Giveaway

Win a copy of The Love & Lemons Cookbook and a $50 Whole Foods Market Gift Card!

Have you been holiday shopping this weekend? If not, here’s a great start – for this giveaway 6 WINNERS will each win a copy of The Love & Lemons Cookbook along with a $50 Whole Foods Market Gift Card. So whether you’ve been waiting to get your copy or you’re looking for a great gift, enter now: This giveaway is now closed, winners will be notified. Happy Holidays! Special thanks to Whole Foods Market for partnering on this post and providing the gift cards!


Lemon Broccoli Pasta + Exciting News!

I’ll cut to the chase and just start with “exciting news” part – we’re writing a cookbook! I haven’t been overly secretive about it, but it’s official… 288 pages of never-been-blogged-before vegetable-ey goodness will be out next April! (I know, I know, a whole year away – I promise it’ll be worth the wait). It’s being published by Penguin US and Penguin Canada, the teams behind some of my favorite books including Oh She Glows and What Katie Ate. We’ve been hard at work for months now and I can’t wait to show you how it’s coming together! I’ll be sharing updates and previews…


Stuffed Peppers w/ Green Tomato Salsa

Back before there were a (seemingly) endless number of food blogs on the internet, there were a few I followed pretty religiously. 101 Cookbooks, Sprouted Kitchen, Seven Spoons, and one of my all time favorites: Kimberly Hasselbrink’s The Year in Food. I was new to the idea of blogs, but suddenly I spent all my time at the office procrastinating instead of working. What I was going to make that night for dinner became far more important to me that any client project I had on my plate. I was drawn to these blogs not because I needed to get dinner on the table in 30…


Grilled Polenta & Zucchini Salsa

Today, we’re taking homemade polenta to a whole new level… (way beyond skipping the stuff that’s sold in the tube). I ground up my own polenta from popcorn! Who knew it was as easy as that? This recipe comes from The Homemade Flour Cookbook, by Erin of Naturally Ella. Erin is one of by best blog friends (BBF’s forever!), and I couldn’t be more proud of her and her beautiful new book. She breaks down the basics of making your own flour out of all sorts of grains, seeds, nuts, and legumes. It’s also packed with recipes for each type…


Any Vegetable Vinegar Pickles

A simple pickle recipe that's great for pickling broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, onions, cucumbers, and more!

I love cookbooks and I hoard them pretty obsessively. Although, I’ll admit, I have a hard time following recipes from start to finish. Which is why I love the premise of Kate Payne’s new book, The Hip Girls Guide to the Kitchen. It’s a “hit the ground running approach, seeing as you need to eat three times daily whether you’ve mastered your kitchen or not.” It’s full of, really, everything you need to know to be pretty successful in your kitchen – from how to set up your pantry to how to put meals together intuitively and economically. (Also she’s gluten…


A Very Veggie Cookbook Guide

The ultimate vegetarian cookbook gift guide. Perfect for the holidays or as a last-minute birthday gift!

Some last-minute gift ideas for the veggie lover in your life! (links below): Mr. Wilkinson’s Vegetables Vegetarian Everyday (by David & Luise of Green Kitchen Stories) Vegetable Literacy *my favorite book of the year* Bountiful (by Todd & Diane of White on Rice Couple) Ripe Superfood Kitchen Vedge Moosewood Restaurant Favorites Pure Vegan True Food Plenty The Sprouted Kitchen (by Sara & Hugh of Sprouted Kitchen) Super Natural Everyday (by Heidi of 101 Cookbooks) Giada’s Feel Good Food


Favorite cookbooks, by region

It goes without saying that I collect a lot of cookbooks. Here are some of my favorites, organized by place: Italy: Amalfi Coast Recipes Franny’s: Simple Seasonal Italian La Cucina: The Regional Cooking of Italy France: Lunch in Provence Little Paris Kitchen: 120 Simple but Classic French Recipes The French Market Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes from My Parisian Kitchen UK: Leon: Ingredients & Recipes (also looking forward to: Fast Vegetarian) River Cottage Veg: 200 Inspired Vegetable Recipes Tender: A Cook and His Vegetable Patch Japan: Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art Kansha: Celebrating Japan’s Vegan & Vegetarian Traditions Japanese Farm Food Korea &…


Eggplant & Squash Tian

“Late summer” has finally happened here in Austin… it’s warm and sunny, as opposed to hot and muggy, and it feels pretty amazing. Technically it’s fall, but I still have a ton of eggplant, zucchini and other summer vegetables scattered around my countertops. And this rainbow colored vegetable tian was quite possibly the perfect way to celebrate them. (Plus, it was ridiculously fun to make). This recipe is from chef John Besh’s Cooking from the Heart, which comes out next week. It’s a (huge) beautiful cookbook that is also a very personal story about the places and people who have…

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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.