Who has two green thumbs and loves veggies?! Iron chef and ABC The Chew's co-host Michael Simon does! His key to deliciousness: growing and maintaining a healthy garden.
Check out the video above where one of our favorite Chew chefs takes a field trip to NYC and visits the famous Waldorf Astoria Garden. This restaurant has its very own rooftop garden where they grow fresh herbs and even have their own bee homes to produce honey.
Michael's tips for at-home gardens: raised beds. It will help keep the nutrients in and help your back with minimal bending! Read below for some veggie recipes inspired by Chef Michael's trip to the Waldorf.
Makes about 2 cups
Inspired after watching The Chew's Michael Simon and his trip to NYC? If you're new to veggie meals, this is an easy one to start out with.
This beautiful relish of tricolor peppers gets its pop of acidity from capers and red wine vinegar and gets a kick of umami from anchovies. Try it spread over grilled fish or chicken or toss it with farro or pasta for an intriguing summer salad.
After taking Michael's advice for raised beds and gardens at home, it is time to enjoy the fruits of your labor and devour your at-home veggies! To spice things up, mold your veggies into unique dishes that the whole family will love.
An easy and satisfying summer lunch. Double the recipe and serve the leftovers cold or at room temperature. You're looking for 4 cups of vegetables, so feel free to use whatever your garden is producing. Eggplant and tomatoes would be a wonderful addition, as would okra, corn, onions and hot peppers.
For more ways to green your meals, tune into ABC's The Chew weekdays at 1e|12p|c.
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