Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce

This creamy pumpkin pasta sauce is the ULTIMATE fall comfort food! Roasted garlic, onion, and sage fill it with cozy, complex autumn flavor.

This creamy pumpkin pasta sauce recipe comes from my first cookbook. Even though I developed it years ago now, it’s still one of my favorite fall and winter recipes. Fresh pumpkin puree (or kabocha or butternut squash) blends with cashews to create a super creamy, super comforting sauce. Yes, it looks like mac and cheese, but this surprising pumpkin pasta sauce is something else entirely. Roasted garlic, onion, and fresh sage give it a nutty, complex autumn flavor. Personally, I think it’d be a fantastic option for a vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner, but it’s so simple and cozy that you’ll want…


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…


Vegan Carrot Waffles

Is there any better breakfast than warm waffles with a drizzle of maple syrup? Nicely spiced & crisp, these carrot waffles are some of my favorites.

It’s springtime, and one of my favorite veggies is in peak season – the humble carrot. I love them in soups, in tacos, in cake (see here or here for a vegan version)… and right now they’re my favorite vegetable to eat for breakfast. Currently, I’m alternating between carrot cookies and these waffles that are – you guessed it – in the new cookbook! This is one of my favorite recipes, (and also one of my favorite photos from the book – how sweet is this little breakfast scene that Jenn set up!?) I like to make these on a Sunday morning and…


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…


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 /…

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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.