Are You Knee Deep in Garden Vegetables?

| 8/14/2014 10:46:00 AM

Karrie SteelyThis time of year our family eats a lot of fresh vegetables. A lot. I have to get creative with the bounty that’s coming out of the garden, or else I hear “I’m so tired of eating ____” (fill in the blank). I have to keep everybody’s dietary needs in mind (paleo grain-free for my teen daughter, low sodium for Mom) so our meals end up being really healthy and delicious.

Garden in August 

Right now I have loads of cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, basil, onions and squash. Friends have let me visit and pick apples from their trees. Watermelons are starting to come in, and if our honeydew melons don’t split this year, we will have tons.

Here are a few of my favorite recipes for garden veggies and fruit. I hope it helps you to make the bounty from all your hard work in the garden more exciting for your family. Most of them are pretty easy and straightforward. You can always modify the recipes to fit your tastes and produce. For example, substituting fresh tomatoes for canned tomatoes, adding extra basil or onion, and such.