Garden Update and Simple Every day Uses for Your Vegetables

wpid-img_20150713_135812.jpgDid you happen to catch my last post about growing and maintaining your tomato plants? If not, check it out!  Mine are towering over me and I am 5’8″!  I have some great tips in that post as well as recommendations on how to trim them.  So to catch you up, my seedlings went in the garden on May 13th so we are about 2 months into the growing season.  I am really pleased at how everything is thriving! Here are a few pics and also some simple every day ways you can use up your vegetable and herbs!  Not every meal that comes out of your garden has to be a lot of work.  There are limitless ways we can eat our harvest!

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Once my romas come in, I will be making some homemade pasta sauce.  I am looking forward to sharing this recipe with you! I made sauce from sungolds last year, but I really prefer these tomatoes in other dishes.  They are delicious added to eggs.  Scramble or make an omelet and throw them in! Making a grilled cheese? Top with some Sungolds and fresh oregano!  How about a BLT? Made with Tofurky Smoky Maple Bacon Tempeh of course!  And of course,  tomatoes are always a lovely addition to a side salad.  Herbs are also a nice touch to salads.  I prefer basil, oregano, and my favorite cilantro!

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Lots of green peppers coming in! Use them along with the tomatoes in quesadillas or to top a homemade pizza.  See my recipe section for an absolutely amazing baked quesadilla recipe!

wpid-img_20150711_164826296.jpgThrow in some yummy hot peppers to the mix too! Or how bout veggie chili? Poppers anyone?

wpid-img_20150711_164839997.jpg  Cucumbers make an awesome addition to any veggie sandwich! Or how about just a simple cucumber sandwich with cream cheese? One of my favorite things to do with a cucumber is peel the skin and use them in place of chips or pita bread to dip into hummus! You can also make a simple tomato and cucumber salad.  Just dice them both, toss with some olive oil, salt and pepper and fresh herbs!

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Zucchini is coming in like crazy! I have several yummy recipes posted-be sure to check them out! Our favorite so far was definitely the Zucchini, Apple, Carrot, Banana muffins!

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Eggplant is on it’s way! I will probably be cutting it in the next day or so.  Stay tuned for some delicious panko crusted Eggplant Parmesan.  In the meantime, get creative with some of these simple tips to use up the veggies in your garden! Enjoy!

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4 responses to “Garden Update and Simple Every day Uses for Your Vegetables

  1. Pingback: Garden Update and Simple Every day Uses for Your Vegetables | Savorystalks | WORLD ORGANIC NEWS·

    • Thank you so much for linking back to my post! What you are doing-spreading the word about organic food, is so very important and I am so glad to be a part of it!

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