Half lark, half April Fool's joke, the goal for A Veggie Venture was to cook a vegetable with new recipes and new vegetables every single day for an entire month. (It seemed so ambitious at the time!)
Why? Because our diets need more vegetables. Because vegetables are too often an after-thought. And because it's easy to get stuck in a veggie rut. But after a month, it felt like I was just getting started. And the asparagus was calling. And then:
after three months, I discovered the vibrant food blogger community and home-grown tomatoes were just coming in
after six months, I was still learning and oh! it was time to roast fall’s squashes
after nine months, the daily rhythm somehow sustained itself and the wintry root-vegetable purees tasted so good
and in the twelfth month, I came full circle, greeting the first spring vegetables like old friends not seen in a long while.
And so A Veggie Venture produced 365 days of vegetables cooked in new ways. Lots of lessons. Lots of new-to-me-vegetables. Lots of new favorites. Along the way, a fellow food blogger dubbed me the Veggie Evangelist and I suddenly realized, Yes, that is my calling!
Today I am committed to providing continuing inspiration Asparagus to Zucchini and streamlining the Recipe Box to make it still easier and faster to find a quick vegetable for supper, the best low-carb vegetables, the best vegetable salads, even the occasional “vegetable for dessert!
So explore away! All the recipes include nutrition estimates, Weight Watchers points and net-carb counts plus time requirements and cooking tips. Personal favorites are marked ♥.
Many thanks to Robin whose tomato spiral so perfectly symbolizes the seasonality of all food but especially fresh vegetables.
famous asparagus-to-zucchini Alphabet of Vegetables.
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