The Love and Lemons Cookbook: An Apple-to-Zucchini Celebration of Impromptu Cooking

The Love and Lemons Cookbook: An Apple-to-Zucchini Celebration of Impromptu Cooking

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by Jeanine Donofrio
     
 

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Sometimes all you need is a little spark of inspiration to change up your regular cooking routine. The Love & Lemons Cookbook features more than one hundred simple recipes that help you turn your farmers market finds into delicious meals. 
 
The beloved Love & Lemons blog has attracted buzz from everyone

Overview

Sometimes all you need is a little spark of inspiration to change up your regular cooking routine. The Love & Lemons Cookbook features more than one hundred simple recipes that help you turn your farmers market finds into delicious meals. 
 
The beloved Love & Lemons blog has attracted buzz from everyone from bestselling author Heidi Swanson to Saveur Magazine, who awarded the blog Best Cooking Blog of 2014. 
 
Organized by ingredient, The Love & Lemons Cookbook teaches readers how to make beautiful food with what’s on hand, whether it’s a bunch of rainbow-colored heirloom carrots from the farmers market or a four-pound cauliflower that just shows up in a CSA box. The book also features resources to show readers how to stock their pantry, gluten-free and vegan options for many of the recipes, as well as ideas on mixing and matching ingredients, so that readers always have something new to try.

Stunningly designed and efficiently organized, The Love & Lemons Cookbook is a resource that you will use again and again.

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times Book Review - Jenny Rosenstrach
Anyone familiar with Donofrio's blog knows her philosophy, and will feel right at home in the book's bright, sunshine-flooded pages, where it seems as if happiness itself is tossed into every bowl of twirled asparagus shavings and seasonal salads. It's very difficult to cook recipes like the coconut rice with brussels sprouts and the artichoke crostini with mint pesto and not make dramatic declarations along the lines of: Why don't I eat like this every day?
Publishers Weekly
12/07/2015
Austin-based blogger Donofrio, whose Love and Lemons blog won the 2014 Best Cooking Blog award from Saveur, shows home cooks how to create veggie-centric dishes inspired by what’s fresh at the market. Donforio’s goal is to help cooks enjoy increased creative control in the kitchen and master the art of making do with whatever is on hand. There are more than 100 creative twists on starters, salads, pizzas, wraps, along with recipes for sweets. Dishes are quick, light, and fresh: an eggy avocado breakfast taco, a tangy vegetable ceviche, an oven- roasted cauliflower and pear pizza, and leeks and chickpeas in a minted basil-lemon sauce atop pasta. There are some new twists on familiar foods, such as fully loaded crispy sweet potato nachos and spicy carrot ribbon tacos with honey lime yogurt sauce; for dessert, apple crisp kissed with cardamom. Recipes are organized by major ingredient, and vegan or gluten-free dishes are labeled. There are easy-to-use charts for basics and variations of pesto, smoothies, salsa, and guacamole. Also featured are sections on pantry basics, how to use greens, and prepare artichokes. The cookbook’s clean graphic design and colorful photos provide delicious imagery. Celebrating spontaneity in cooking with plant-based inspiration, this imaginative recipe collection will please cooks who take their cue from ingredients as much as from recipes. (Apr.)
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A Publishers Weekly bestseller

"Happiness itself is tossed into every bowl." —The New York Times Book Review

“The most beautiful cookbook we’ve ever seen.” —Bon Appetit

“As much a recipe book as it is kitchen strategy… sunny and appealing, and the design of the book is great.” –Epicurious
 
“Blogger, cook and author Jeanine Donofrio’s blog, Love and Lemons, is a wealth of delicious, veggie-forward recipes and her cookbook is truly a love song to clean, healthy eating.” –Design Sponge
 
“This cookbook is organized by vegetable and fruit, and the photos of the dishes are works of art. This book would be a great gift…” –Dayton Daily News
 
“Jeanine Donofrio's plant-centric recipes are as beautiful as they are tasty” –Mind Body Green 
 
“We love this book featuring a spring fruit that we can't stop squeezing year-round. The sunny citrus brightens our lives and food, especially with the help of this beautiful book, Love and Lemons.” –Chowhound
 
“The Love & Lemons Cookbook features more than one hundred simple recipes that help you turn your farmers market finds into delicious meals.” –The Atlanta Journal Constitution
 
“Bursting with clean, colourful photography and tantalizing flavour combinations” –The Toronto Star

"Jeanine has mastered the art of quick and easy, yet elegant, vegetarian cooking. You’ll find yourself coming back to these lightning-fast recipes again and again to make fresh, healthy meals bursting with flavor.” 
—Angela Liddon, author of The Oh She Glows Cookbook
 
“With inspired, accessible recipes and clean, graphic photography, The Love & Lemons Cookbook is a real standout. Jeanine Donofrio and Jack Mathews are a vegetarian dream team, and this book will have you cooking up delicious, creative, produce-driven weeknight recipes in no time!”
—Heidi Swanson, author of Near & Far and Super Natural Every Day
 
"Jeanine makes fresh, vegetable-centric cooking easy and practical. Even if you’re short on time, money, or skill, Jeanine has got you covered with a plethora of inspiring tips and recipes."
—Sara Forte, author of The Sprouted Kitchen and The Sprouted Kitchen: Bowl + Spoon 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583335864
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/29/2016
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
16,763
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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Meet the Author

Jeanine Donofrio is the voice behind Love and Lemons—a cooking and lifestyle blog inspired by vibrant seasonal food. She creates the recipes; her husband, Jack Mathews, helps taste-test; and together they photograph in their sunny Austin, Texas, kitchen. Donofrio’s goal is to inspire her readers to get creative with vegetables, whether they’re vegan, gluten-free, or just love good food. In addition to winning 2014 Best Cooking Blog by Saveur magazine, Donofrio has been featured in Redbook, Foodandwine.com, Food52, Refinery29, Self, and many more publications.

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The Love and Lemons Cookbook: An Apple-to-Zucchini Celebration of Impromptu Cooking 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
momelaine More than 1 year ago
I received an Advance Uncorrected Proof copy of this book through Goodreads Giveaways. This is going to be a very nice cookbook when you see it in the store. My copy has a few colored photos and they are so nice! The hardcover book will have all colored photos, not black and white. And there are photos for all the recipes. I really like the setup in the cookbook. It starts out with How to cook with what you have on hand, and then goes into What to have on hand at all (or most) times. Then it goes into chapters on fruits and vegetables, with recipes for those particular fruits and vegetables. It is a very lovely book and I will be making use of it.