A really amazing cookware giveaway!

This is your chance to win a collection of my favorite cookware pieces! Staub cast iron essentials + Zwilling & Miyabi knives! Keep reading to enter!

Hi friends! With Mother’s Day coming up next week, I decided an epic cookware giveaway would be a fun way to remind you that my new cookbook, Love & Lemons Every Day would make a great, easy gift for your favorite mom. 🙂 I cook with these items daily and I just love them so much. One lucky winner will receive ALL of these: 5.5 Quart Staub Cocotte (perfect for any soup or stew) 3.75 Quart Staub French Oven (I love to make curries in this) 10-inch Staub Cast Iron Fry Pan (perfect for frittatas) Staub Cast Iron Roasting Pan (my fave…


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…


Our Chicago Kitchen Sneak Peek

In case you hadn’t heard – we’ve moved to Chicago! Long story short, last spring we left our beloved city of Austin and came to Chicago (where I’m originally from). Our original plan was to stay in Chicago temporarily for the summer and definitely(!) leave before the winter. Well, as you see, that didn’t really happen because here we are. I’ll spare you the details, but we spent about 7 months this past year jumping between airbnb’s, hotels, friends’ houses, and parent’s houses (with a marble slab in our car’s trunk to continue shooting recipes). After all of that, we…


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!


Copper Vitamix Giveaway

We're giving away a copper Vitamix to celebrate the Love & Lemons Cookbook launch!

Today, we’re celebrating our cookbook launch with one last giveaway – and it’s a good one! You may have noticed that I have a thing for smoothies, blended soups and creamy sauces. I just love my Vitamix – but have you seen the new copper Vitamix!? It’s pretty, it’s powerful, and one of you will get one! pictured above: Carrot Gazpacho with Lemongrass and Creamy Miso Brussels Sprout Fettuccini from the Love & Lemons Cookbook. This giveaway is now closed, thanks for entering!   If you don’t have a book, click here to get one! A winner will be chosen at random. The giveaway…


Staub Cookware Giveaway!

Make a recipe from The Love & Lemons Cookbook to win a set of Staub cast iron cookware!

Happy Monday! To celebrate the 3rd week of our cookbook being in the world, I have a really fun giveaway. I absolutely love my Staub cast iron cookware and it’s the best I’ve ever owned so I thought – why not share the love? The pieces are made in France, the quality is amazing, and they look SO beautiful. I’m giving away the 4 cast iron items that you see here in this post. I mean, not literally these, you will get brand new cookware and you can choose whatever colors you want too. One lucky reader will receive these lovelies: – one 12-inch cast iron…


Love & Lemons Apron Giveaway!

Aaaaand the gifts continue! T-minus 6 days until the book is out and today we’re giving away aprons! 12 lucky readers will win a Love & Lemons apron – pre-order your copy of the book now and fill out THIS FORM to enter! This is our last pre-order gift, so be sure to get your copy and enter before April 1st! If you’ve already pre-ordered, feel free to enter the giveaway, just be sure to fill out the form. You can pre-order the book from any of these retailers: USA: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Books-a-Million / Google Play iBooks / IndieBound / Kindle / Kobo…


Love & Lemons Tote Bag GIVEAWAY

Pre-order the Love & Lemons Cookbook and enter to win a cute lemony tote bag!

And the countdown continues… in 3 short weeks, our cookbook comes out! To celebrate, the gifts are getting better! We made these ultra durable lemony tote bags. Don’t you want to take one of these cuties to the farmers market? With the pre-order of a book, enter the giveaway and 35 lucky readers will win one. Winners will be selected at random and you have until Sunday the 13th to fill out this form to enter. First, pre-order the book from any of these retailers: USA: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Books-a-Million / Google Play iBooks / IndieBound / Kindle / Kobo / Nook Canada: Amazon /…


Love & Lemons Cookbook Pre-order GIFT!

Love & Lemons coasters

This giveaway is now closed, but click here to enter our tote bag pre-order giveaway! It’s Feb 29th which means that our book comes out in just one short month! To celebrate, we have a special little gift – if you pre-order the book by Sunday March 6th, you will also get a set of these super cute double-sided coasters! Five come in a set and supplies are limited so be sure to place your order today! After you’ve placed your book order, fill out THIS FORM with your address and receipt info. And if you’ve already ordered the book (thank you!)…


Fancy S’mores

I ate a lot of s’mores as a kid. It all started at our family’s annual summer vacations to Kentucky Lake. Later, at home, my sister and I would make them regularly in the microwave. Authentic “camp” flavor doesn’t happen in the microwave, but it was fun to watch them rise and (nearly!) explode. It probably comes as no surprise that hershey bars and jet puffed marshmallows aren’t quite my thing anymore. So, last weekend, Jack and I headed to Whole Foods where we gathered ideas and ingredients to make these fancy pants gourmet s’mores. Most of our inspiration came…


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…

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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.