One of my favorite things about summer is waking up early on Saturday morning, grabbing a coffee and walking to the local farmer’s market held in our downtown square. It has the most GORGEOUS produce I’ve ever seen. And since I can’t grow my own veggies (no yard or balcony), I like to take advantage of other people’s hard work and dedication to their crops. Left with an overwhelming amount of peppers or tomatoes? Trying to figure out how to cook your summer veggies just right?* Give these no-fail recipes a shot.
Try it boiled, roasted or grilled to bring out the corn’s natural flavors. Get the recipe here >>
Mix together spinach leaves, grapefruit, avocado, feta cheese and pepper to create a deliciously light summer salad. Get the recipe here >>
Drowning in peppers? Skip the stir fry and stuff them with goat cheese, pine nuts, fresh herbs and finish with a honey-balsamic glaze. Get the recipe here >>
If you’re always reaching for the potato chips, then try a healthier alternative using eggplant straight from the garden. Slice your eggplant, season and bake to create a perfect warm-weather snack. Get the recipe here >>
Spice up spaghetti noodles with a fresh pesto made from kale, parsley and pistachios. Get the recipe here >>
Add more flavor to classic roasted asparagus by covering with Parmesan cheese. Get the recipe here >>
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