Seasonal Produce Guides

Avocado Recipes – Nutritious and Delicious

avocados and limes

Avocados don’t just taste great, they’re also packed with loads of nutrients. These green fruits provide folate, vitamins B, C, K and E, fiber, niacin, potassium and more. If you want a food that is going to give your body the nutrients and vitamins it needs every day, grab yourself an avocado! The monounsaturated fats help your body absorb the nutrients from other foods as well. more→

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Greens, Glorious, Overabundant Greens

kale in CSA box

Great as leafy greens are, there are times when they can be overwhelming. If you buy your greens in those neat, manageable bundles at the supermarket or natural foods store, no problem. Those can be used up in a flash. But if you belong to a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm, grow greens in your own garden, or become overly zealous at the farmer’s market, you might occasionally find yourself with too much of a good thing. more→

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Sweet Potato Recipes – Versatile and Nutritious

Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes, one of the most ancient, nutritious, and valuable food crops of the Americas, are somewhat  underused and misunderstood. What is called a “yam,” for example, is often really a sweet potato. If what you’re buying has a vivid orange flesh, it’s a sweet potato. Even deeply hued Garnet Yams are a type of sweet potato. more→

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Potato Recipes All Year Round

Stuffed baked potatoes

Potatoes are the most widely used vegetable in the United States, but unfortunately, that’s because french fries reign supreme. If you enjoy this versatile veggie as much as I do, enjoy it as nature intended, fresh out of its skin (or leave the skin on, if it’s clean and organic) — not deep fried in goodness knows what! VegKitchen has a wide array of  easy potato recipes for your year-round pleasure. more→

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Tomatoes — Recipes and Tips for Summer and Beyond

Fresh tomatoes and basil

“Too many tomatoes!” We’ve all heard this lament—especially after a long, hot summer. Whether you grow them in your own garden or buy them from the local farm market, you’ll find plenty of easy, delicious recipes for tomatoes, whether you believe they can get to be too much of a good thing, or if you truly can’t get enough of them.  more→

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Easy Vegetable Recipes

Healthy veggies on table

Here’s a handy list of the easy veggie recipes you’ll find on VegKitchen, from Asparagus to Zucchini, for the most common vegetables from your garden, farm market, or grocery. Most everyone needs to eat more veggies, and here are some tasty ways to do so. more→

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A Bounty of Blueberries

Blueberries in a bowl

I fully admit that I’m not a big fruit eater, which is why I’m happy that smoothies were invented. This way, I know I get my daily dose in a few yummy sips. Frozen blueberries often go into the mix, but when fresh blueberries are in season, I balk at mixing them into smoothies. I want to savor each and every berry during its brief, local season. more→

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Asparagus Recipes – Easy and Versatile

Asparagus bundles

The abundance of asparagus recipes on VegKitchen is a testament to how versatile it is —you can use it chilled in salads, blend it into soups, or serve simply grilled or roasted. It used to be that the appearance of big bunches of asparagus was a sure sign of spring. These days, like lots of veggies, asparagus is available year round, but it still seems more appropriate to spring meals (and spring holidays like Easter and Passover). For more tips on making the most of asparagus, see Asparagus: Buying, Cooking, and Enjoying. more→

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