Love & Lemons Cookbook Review: A Unique Take on Veggies

Love & Lemons Cookbook Review: A Unique Take on Veggies

For the longest time, I was not about buying cookbooks. Like- WHY would I buy a cookbook when I could find a similar recipe online for free?

Because ...

  • It's better to get crumbs on a book (rather than an electronic device)
  • It provides immediate cooking inspiration (so you don't have to scour Pinterest)
  • There's something about having a physical book that makes the cooking experience more enjoyable. I have SO many e-cookbooks that I NEVER look at because cookbooks on Kindle are the worst.

So... I bought Love & Lemons. I came across the Love & Lemons blog & found Jeanine's recipes to be a unique take on veggies.  It wasn't just the basic spinach & kale salads - there was some ingenuity. The blogger is a Texan, so she has quite a few taco recipes (YAHOO!) Also, her recipes are constructed so that the leftovers can be used for another meal (i.e. salad one day, soup the next day.)

Often times, I find myself without meat in my fridge & I want to whip something together quick. What I like about the author she's not fully vegetarian, so her recipes (although vegetarian) can have a "meaty" taste.

The book is broken down by types of veggies, so you can just base your recipes on what you have your fridge. Because it's organized like this, it's not easy to find specific meals (ie snacks or desserts). You kind of have to sift through the entire book. The photography is amazing & inspires me to cook.

Good for..

  • Healthy eating
  • If you want to try being vegetarian
  • Veggie inspiration. Seriously - the photography is beautiful.
  • If you enjoy grocery shopping

Not so good for...

  • Super quick recipes. The cookbook doesn't list how long recipes take.
  • You don't eat a lot of veggies / you eat a lot of meat.

Would I recommend? Yes- the book looks beautiful on the shelf & the recipes are delicious & inspiring.

This is the baked egg recipe from the Love & Lemons cookbook.

This is the baked egg recipe from the Love & Lemons cookbook.

Finding food that worth the calories.