Growing your own garden can be a huge undertaking, and at the end of it you have delicious food. But if you are new to raising your own food, you may not know all the amazing and savory ways to enjoy fresh foods. We’ve scoured the internet and taken submissions of some of the best recipes out there and will be bringing you an entire season of Eating Garden Fresh – From Garden to Plate.
Day 1 – Sweet Side Dish With Carrots and Basil – A fabulous way to enjoy carrots from the garden, along with your fresh basil from the herb garden.
Day 2 – Strawberry Tart Dessert – A sweet treat from the fresh strawberries you’ve grown.
Day 3 – Oven Roasted Broccoli Side Dish – Approved even by texture-picky kiddos.
Day 4 – Easy Roasted Asparagus – A perennial favorite made easy!
Day 5 – Make Fresh Kale Chips at Home – A salty crunch that will get even the pickiest of eaters loving their greens.
Day 6 – Chocolate Beet Cake for Healthier Dessert – Beets never looked so decadent.
Day 7 – Salad with Fruit and Wine Dijon Vinaigrette – An amazing way to dress up a bland salad.
Day 8 – Pickled Asparagus with Dill and Garlic – Use those fresh asparagus spears while they are still fresh!
Day 9 – Spinach Pesto for Delicious Pasta Dishes – Creamy goodness, right from the garden.
Day 10 – Swiss Chard Baked and Sauteed Side Dishes – Versatile options for this versatile veggie.
Day 11 – Kohlrabi Cole Slaw – Don’t wait as long as I did to try this unique and amazing veggie.
Day 12 – Stuffed Manicotti with Spinach and Herbs – Garden herbs and greens combine with pasta for a decadent main dish.
Day 13 – Spicy Herbed Sausage Pasta – Kick up the heat with this spicy dish.
Day 14 – Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins – Love this whole wheat and honey option.
Day 15 – Homemade Mint Jelly Canning Guide – Unique and fabulous way to use extra mint from your garden.
Day 16 – Thai Basil Wrap With 5 Variations – Put some zest into your lunch or dinner wraps with these Thai inspired dishes.
Day 17 – Homemade Fruit Snacks – The perfect, healthy snack for kids.
Day 18 – Whole Wheat Blueberry Zucchini Bread – See if you can keep this on the counter any longer than I did before your kids devour it.
Day 19 – Seeing Green – Pesto 3 Ways – This pesto can be made up a few different ways to keep it new and fresh every time.
Day 20 – Picallili – Green Tomato Relish – The green theme continues as we dig into your tomato plants a bit early. Who says good tomatoes have to be red?
Day 21 – Rosemary Pepper Grilled Pork – Learn how to couple this hardy herb with nearly any yummy meat dish.
Day 22 – Delicious Green Bean Salad With Citrus Dressing – Take this dish to all of your upcoming barbecues and potlucks to use up those beans in the tastiest way.
Day 23 – Cole Slaw Recipe – Lime and Cilantro or Basil – A zesty BBQ staple.
Day 24 – Layered Baked Omelette Dinner Recipe – Do you have some backyard eggs to add to this one, too?
Day 25 – Bruschetta – Italian Appetizer with Fresh Tomato Salsa Fresca – Garden tomatoes turn stale bread into something amazing.
Day 26 – Raw Spinach Pesto Straight from Your Garden – Don’t tell your picky eaters what’s so green about this pesto, and they won’t care. It’s too good to care.
Day 27 – Green Beans with Lemon Garlic Sauce – See if you can eat just one serving of these zesty green beans.
Day 28 – Herbed Peach Rosemary Preserves – This canning how-to will help you stash your summer harvest in the yummiest way.
Day 29 – Basil Tomato Salad – Complementary in the garden and on the dinner table, basil and tomatoes must have been made for each other.
Day 30 – Spaghetti Squash Mac and Cheese Bites – Kid-friendly meets foodie-worthy.
Day 31 – Fresh Homemade Creamy Dill Dip – Not only can you use your garden to make this, but how many of your veggies are you dying to dip in it?
Day 32 – Garlic Dill Herbed Cheese – Dill makes an appearance again, but this time in homemade cheese. If you haven’t made cheese before, try this step by step.
Day 33 – Pasta and Tomato Al Fresco Salad – A garden fresh salad that can couple with just about anything.
Day 34 – How to Roast Butternut Squash – It’s a good thing this abundant veggie is so easy to prepare!
Day 35 – How to Make Rhubarb Pie with Homemade Crumble Topping – Let’s go back to the dessert table with this delicious and kid friendly treat.
Day 36 – Delicious Homemade Zucchini Bread – Bring out your loaf pans again; this zucchini bread recipe is begging to be baked.
Day 37 – Stuffed Eggplant Rolls for Simple Healthy Snacks – Step outside of the parmesan for a simple and delicious way to use up your garden eggplant.
Day 38 – Veggie and Potato Creamy Ghoulash – What do you have on hand? That’s what goes in this creamy dish. Works for me!
Day 39 – Homemade Mint Limeade Summer Drink – A refreshing, ready-to-serve limeade sans mystery ingredients and preservatives found in store-bought versions.
Day 40 – Peach and Feta Summer Fruit Salad – Sweet and tangy, rich and crisp – use those fresh peaches up, if they haven’t already been gobbled up plain or canned.
Day 41 – Sweet and Spicy Squash Coleslaw – Who says squash has to be cooked? Shredded, raw squash of your choice is the centerpiece for this slaw.
Day 42 – Hearty Potato Salad – Take top honors at church functions when you bring this blogger’s mom’s potato salad.
Day 43 – Pasta with Summer Vegetables – Give eggplant yet another look alongside other roasted veggies and a hearty pasta.
Day 44 – Homegrown Potato Soup – Few dishes are as comforting as loaded baked potato soup – though growing most of the ingredients yourself makes it even more satisfying.
Day 45 – Stuffed Tomatoes Sandwich Alternative – Ditch the bread and use up those ripe, red tomatoes for this take on summer lunch.
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