New Year’s Resolution, Start Growing These Veggies!
As we prepare for the coming year we should take a look at the things that will improve our lives in the year to come. In order to have a happy and healthy life, we must eat healthy foods. That means lots of fresh vegetables. You can buy vegetables at the supermarket, but they simply do not compare to the vegetables you grow yourself.
Satisfaction and nutrition
Ask any chef or lover of good food and they will tell you, there is satisfaction in eating foods that you have grown. When you plant a seed and nurture it with earth, water, and sunlight, there is a sense of accomplishment when the plant begins to grow. You give to the plant the nutrition it needs and in return, it gives to you the nutrition you need. None of the vitamins, minerals, or flavors are destroyed in processing, shipping and preserving the food.
Vegan or Not
You may be a vegan or a meat eater and still enjoy the main course that is bursting with flavor. It is not about what the main course is, it is about the flavor and seasoning. While you are growing your own veggies in the year to come, you can easily put in a fresh herb garden. Click here to check out the Culinary Herb Seed Collection, prepared by leaders of the industry.
Diversity and flavorful
The best vegetables you can plant are those that are used in many different ways and that can be cooked with various herbs and seasonings to make an entirely new dish. Below are some examples of some of our favorites.
Loaded with Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B and more, butternut squash is a great veggie for any occasion. Enjoy it baked, cubed and roasted, in soups and fried with butter and onions. Butternut squash is a superfood. It is a favorite fall and winter food. Seasoning favorites for this food include thyme, rosemary, parsley, and black pepper.
Eggplant is a well known main dish. Eggplant Parmesan is a favorite in kitchens everywhere. This plant is grown all across the globe. It is low in calories, high in fiber, and sets a beautiful table. Try it baked with cheese, fried, or roasted with olive oil and lemon. Season eggplant with your Italian favorites including, garlic, oregano, basil, thyme, sea salt, and cracked pepper.
No garden is complete without tomatoes. Tomatoes are enjoyed fresh, or made into sauces, soups, and sauteed. Tomatoes produce a large crop and are eaten as fast as they grow. There are few kitchens without a variety of tomato dishes.
Other veggies to incorporate into your garden are Kale, Spinach, zucchini, pumpkin, beans, lettuce, and cabbage. Ask your seed provider for help with the varieties that grow best in your climate. You will be glad you did. So will everyone who visits your kitchen.
There is no better way to kick off your new year, than with good food, good friends, and great recipes.