Vegetarian, Vegan, or Omnivore, we all eat our veggies (or at least we should). Sometimes though, it can get a little dull. Would you like those steamed, sauteed in a pan with olive oil, or in a salad? Most of us were raised with frozen or canned veggies which leaves little room for creativity. Sometimes, though, the same old just isn’t going to cut it, and you need some new ideas. Weather you’re an avid gardener with a crop of veggies taking over your kitchen, a regular at the local farmer’s market, or just someone looking for new ways to get their veggies and make sure their family does as well, here are 25 Recipes That You Can Make Using Fruits And Veggies From Your Garden.
Today is Campus Sustainability Day (October 26, 2016). Growing your own fruits and veggies is a fantastic way to live a more sustainable life while also allowing you to take pride in the fruits of your labor (pun intended). We hope these recipes inspire you to live at least some days in a more sustainable way. If nothing else, they’ll help you incorporate the use of some fruits and veggies into your kitchen.
Preserve your herbs for easy cooking!
While this first one isn’t a recipe per se, it’s a great tip to start us off. If you grow your own herbs or have ever bought a french bunch at the grocery store, you’ve probably found yourself wondering “What do I do with all this?” at some point. This tip shows us how to save our fresh herbs in a way that will be useful for many recipes.
Baked Zucchini Fries
A fantastic, seasonal, healthy side dish, Zucchini Fries and dipping sauce are a favorite among adults and little ones, and a good alternative to traditional “burgers and fries.”
Garlic Parmesan Roasted Carrots
This recipe is a simple savory side dish that may suit those more reluctant to eat cooked carrots. Bonus: you get to show off the entire pretty carrot.
Easy Refrigerator Pickles
Not only are these quick and simple (unlike some pickle recipes which call for weeks of sitting in a brine in a cool dark place), they make a lovely, easy hostess gift for cookouts or holidays.
Slow Roasted Tomatoes
There are so many uses for a good roasted tomato – top a pizza, add to soup, hot or warm pasta dishes, or just as a snack. This is an easy recipe that freezes well and will help preserve and stretch those beautiful summer tomatoes.