This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Organic Choice. All opinions are 100% mine.
Every year I talk a little about our spring garden. Gardening is something my husband and I have been doing for 5 years now. We strive to live a “green” and healthy lifestyle and growing our own vegetables and herbs is one way to do so.
At one time, it was a goal of ours to grow all our fruits, vegetables and herbs so we could eat organically and save money as food prices were increasing. Through trial and error, we’ve learned that we are not equipped to do so. Some plants (like corn, carrots and strawberries) require more space than we have to get the quantity we want. So now, we concentrate on cultivating cucumbers, zucchini, squash, cantaloupe, tomatoes, bell peppers, lettuce, basil, oregano and a newly added mint plant. I still stand by homegrown vegetables! Store bought tomatoes just do not compare!
As I mentioned in Time to get growing, we are trying a new product this year,Organic Choice . It’s an organic product that is perfect for edible gardening. Not only is it important for us to know what is in the products we give our children but we want to do our part to minimize the negative impact on our environment. I used Organic Choice Plant Food for my in-ground vegetables. So far, I’m impressed! Our plants are healthy and already starting to produce!
See our baby green tomatoes? I cannot wait to sink my teeth in them.
I’m looking forward to using my tomatoes and fresh basil to make this paleo summer vegetable pasta dish in a few weeks.
Summer Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Recipe
If you are not a Paleo dieter, you can use traditional pasta instead of the zucchini pasta. Otherwise, slice zucchini using a julienne peeler, a spiral vegetable slicer or a good old fashion vegetable peeler. Patricia, from Comfy Cuisine, sautéed her zucchini pasta in olive oil with a sliced garlic clove and 1/4 tsp of pepper flakes for approximately 2 minutes.
For the bruschetta combine the following ingredients and chill until ready to serve
- 3 ripe chopped tomatoes
- 15 chopped or shredded fresh basil leaves
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 3 Tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
- Sea Salt to taste
Add 4 cooked and sliced chicken breasts. Check out Comfy Cuisine to see how she prepared her chicken. Doesn’t it look yummy?!
Organic Choice offers a few different products. I used Organic Choice Potting Soil for my herbs, like the basil below, and our flowers and it’s the first time I have had potted flowers last more than 2 weeks. The good news is you can find Organic Choice at most major retailers.
What favorite recipe would you make with Organic Choice products?
Check out Miracle-Gro Learn And Grow for more ideas!