16 Recipes to Welcome Spring

Happy Spring! If you're looking for light & bright recipe inspiration as the seasons change, read on to seeĀ 16 meals I can't wait to make this spring.

It’s starting to feel like spring! Well, actually, it’s still 30 degrees here, but it’s at least starting to look like spring out there. The sun is shining and the days are getting longer. I’m getting excited for farmers markets, peach season, and the ability to walk out the door without a coat on. As the days get brighter, I crave lighter and lighter food. Here are some of my favorites for this season! 16 Recipes to Make This Spring 1. Carrot Coconut Gazpacho with LemongrassĀ (pictured above) – This creamy soup’s sunny color & light, refreshing taste make it perfect…

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Top Recipes of 2018!

We cooked up a storm in 2018, and these recipes stuck out as your (and my) favorites. Here's to new year of great healthy vegetarian food!

Where did the time go?! It feels like just yesterday that I was sitting here writing about last year’s top recipes, and here we are again. 2018 was a busy one… we settled into our Chicago home and cooked up a storm of yummy food. We have some exciting things happening in 2019, but before we get there, here are the greatest hits of this past year. I think it’s fun to check our analytics to see which of your favorite recipes were also my favorite recipes… and this list really aligns. So without further ado… (Click on the titles…

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Favorite Fall Squash Recipes

A roundup of delicious vegetarian & vegan recipes featuring winter squash! Great ideas for Thanksgiving appetizers, sides, and main dishes.

It’s squash season! I think fall has a tendency to become “canned pumpkin season,” but there are so many great meals that can be made around fresh squash. Here are just a few of my favorites! Click directly on the photos to go to each recipe. Butternut Apple Cranberry Sandwich My current obsession – I’ve eaten this sandwich multiple times this week. I can’t get enough of those roasted butternut planks with tangy apple cider-marinated cabbage stacked between thick slices of bread. Butternut Squash Turmeric Curry A perfect weeknight creamy coconut curry. It’s easy to make, it’s flexible to adapt…

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Healthy Lunch Ideas

11 healthy lunch ideas that pack well for work! You'll look forward to lunch with these yummy veggie bowls, salads, sandwiches, soups and more!

I think lunch is the most important meal of the day. Ok, that’s not true, I think ALL meals are the most important meal of the day, and it’s a rare day that I would skip breakfast, lunch, or dinner because when one is over, all I can think about is the next! When I worked in an office, the lunches that I packed were the best lunches I’d eat that week. They were the meals that kept me on a healthy track because when 12pm rolls around and you’re starving, it’s easy to go out and grab the closest…

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8 Favorite Pasta Recipes

If I had to name 3 loves off the top of my head right now: #1 my husband Jack, #2 Italy, and #3 pasta. If you read the introduction in our cookbook, you know that so much of my love for cooking (and later the idea of starting Love & Lemons) was inspired by the trip that Jack and I took to Italy when he proposed. Last week, we celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary, so suffice it to say (that aside from an airport snafu), love is in the air these days. So I was completely over the moon when…

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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.