The Cookbook is OUT + Sneak Peeks!

The Love & Lemons Cookbook, more than 100 vegetarian recipes, with many vegan and gluten free options.

It’s here!! It’s finally March 29th, the day I thought would never come. No more pre-orders, our cookbook is available in stores and online TODAY!! What’s in the book? – More than 100 all new recipes that have never been posted on the blog. – All vegetarian recipes with many many vegan and gluten free options. – Photography to go along with each recipe – over 300 photos in the book! – Recipes that include both US and metric measurements. – Handy guides for stocking your pantry and tips for impromptu meals. – Mix & match charts for multiple variations on pestos, salsas, hummus & more! Buy…


Our Cookbook Signing at Anthropologie!

You're invited: Thursday March 31st in Austin.

Mark your calendars, you’re invited to our cookbook launch event next week! If you live in Austin (or you’re going to be in Austin), I’d LOVE to see you!! We’ll be at Anthropologie at 6th and Lamar on Thursday March 31st from 5-7pm. There will be sparkly cocktails and snacks inspired by recipes from the book. Come meet us!! The event is free – just click over to RSVP. Hope to see you there!


Edible DIY Gift Ideas (+ printables!)

I have to say that my favorite part about Christmas is wrapping the gifts. When I was in college in Chicago, I had a part time job wrapping gifts at the infamous Marshall Fields on State Street. Their gift wrap room was full of rolls of beautiful wrap, ribbon, and bows – it was a small haven from the holiday chaos that was happening everywhere else outside in the city. So recently, when I was given the opportunity to go through The Container Store’s “Gift Wrap Wonderland,” I was positively giddy. Of course they have gift wrap galore, but they also adorable jars, tags,…


You’re invited! A Homemade Gift Workshop

Hi friends! If you’re going to be in Austin on December 12th (next Saturday), mark your calendars! I’m hosting a super fun event at the Container Store. I’ll be cooking up yummy treats and showing you how to turn them into simple & pretty gifts using all of my favorite jars, tags, ribbons & more from the Gift Wrap Wonderland at the Container Store. Hope to see you there! It’s a free event, but click here to RSVP! The Details: Saturday, December 12th 11:00am – 1:00pm The Container Store 9629 Research Blvd. Austin, Texas RSVP here


Almond Breeze Brunch Workshop

I made "emoji smoothies," whole grain vegan waffles, and a tomato basil frittata for a brunch workshop in LA. Check out the recipes here!

Happy Friday! I hope you have brunch plans this weekend, because today I have a little brunch recipe inspiration to get you started… Last weekend, we flew to California to host this super fun brunch cooking class with Almond Breeze. It was a blast getting to meet & cook with a few fans of the blog (of all ages!). First we made my favorite frittata recipe with summer squash, cherry tomatoes and basil. This is a great easy recipe, especially with the abundance of late summer produce that’s in season right now. Of course we couldn’t have an almond milk party without smoothies. At the class, we made super…


Austin Food & Wine Festival 2015

Photos from the 2015 Austin Food and Wine Festival!

One of our favorite foodie events is without a doubt the Austin Food & Wine Fest. It’s a smoky grill-tastic weekend complete with big flavors on small plates… celebrity chefs cooking alongside local chefs… and, of course, bottomless glasses of wine. One highlight for us was watching Hugh Acheson’s demo (we just love watching him on Top Chef!)… Surrounded by a pretty meaty food & wine fest, he made fava bean & leek soup and an arugula salad with mint. He charmed the audience talking about the importance of cooking at home, eating seasonally and using good ingredients. He says “life’s too short for crappy olive…


Austin Food & Wine Festival 2013

We share some snapshots from Austin Food and Wine 2013. Taste of Texas, the late night party Sips & Sweets, and the Rock your Taco event.

Just wanted to share some of our highlights from the Austin Food & Wine Festival… an eating extravaganza that Jack and I were so excited to attend last weekend. We had an absolute blast sampling food from so many fantastic chefs. These snapshots are from Friday night’s Taste of Texas, the late night party Sips & Sweets, and Saturday night’s Rock your Taco event. Special thanks to C3 Presents and Food & Wine for inviting us to be official 2013 AFWF Lifestyle Ambassadors.  (bottom left kimchi grilled cheese photo credit Cambria Harkey)

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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.