Guest Post- Vegetable Showcase

Today’s guest post comes from Kath the blogger behind Kath Eats Real Food. As a registered dietitian her nutrition-focused posts keeps eating and blogging her way through life.

Vegetable Showcase

Hello Virginia! I’m here to celebrate summer with you. Raise your hand if you’re happy summer produce is here! I look forward to heirloom tomatoes all year-long, and I can’t get enough okra, especially when it’s baked in a crunchy crust. Luckily my husband and I are growing both in our garden this year.

Veggies

Here are five vegetarian recipes I can’t wait to make this summer:

Tomato
Tomato + Bean Pizza For One

Heirlooms are the star and beans provide creamy protein. Add some fresh basil as well.
Pesto
Strawberry Basil Pasta Salad

Put more basil into your meals with some summer strawberries and tender greens in this pesto-y pasta salad.
OKra
Better Than Fried Okra

This is a healthier version of the South’s favorite fried okra. Cornmeal and a hot oven give you a crispy outside and a tender mushy-in-a-good-way inside.
Gazpacho
Gazpacho

Have too many tomatoes and cucumbers? This is the best way to eat ‘em!
Eggplants
Eggplant Pizzas

Eggplant is another summer superstar and is hearty enough to fill you up. Cheese and tomato sauce make mini pizza rounds.

Guest Post: Purple Rice Pilaf with Feta and Walnuts

Today’s post is from our foodie contributor, Tinsley over @ CookingShorts.com . Her blog is “designed to bring short recipes and good food to your table.” What a great mission!

Purple Rice Pilaf with Feta and Walnuts

This rice pilaf is super sexy and tastes oh so good. Perfect for date night, pair this side with steamed fish or grilled chicken. Summer is here! Pack it up with a simple salad and take it on a romantic picnic.

Purple Rice with Walnuts

  • 1 cup purple rice (sometimes called black rice or forbidden rice)
  • 1/2 cup orzo
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp. butter

Click Here for the Full Recipe and Directions