Inspiring delicious recipes to cook in May. These healthy spring recipes celebrate the first produce of the season, berries, rhubarb, greens, and more. 31 healthy recipes to make every day of the month!
Among the changing months, May stands confest The sweetest, and in fairest colors dressed.-James Thomson
Eating in season has always been a core wellness value of mine. I get emotional at farmers' markets and am excited by the change in food throughout the seasons. I started this monthly seasonal recipe series in anticipation of having a front-row view of how food shifts and changes through the season. For the first time in my life, moving from NYC to the country I have a garden, I am a gardener. Novice, in all ways, unsure, floundering, and sure to make many mistakes. But watching the food seasons change in my own backyard is beyond exciting.
After a long Catskills winter, I am finally seeing growth in my garden. Garlic scapes, chives, and rhubarb are my first plant babies to make an appearance. Ramps, the coveted ramp, are available to forage (I need to find some!), and in NYC it is prime ramp season… which means fighting your way through the crowds to spend an arm and a leg on a small bundle.
WHAT'S IN SEASON IN MAY
This month we can look forward to strawberries, blueberries in some areas (although my blueberries are not ripe until July/August), rhubarb, asparagus, sweet spring peas, ramps, and lettuces.
I hope you LOVE these spring-inspired healthy recipes celebrating seasonal local produce!
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HEALTHY SEASONAL RECIPES TO MAKE IN MAY
HEALTHY STRAWBERRY RECIPES
SEASONAL RECIPES USING RAMPS!
What is a Ramp?
Ramps are a wild onion that grows in the early spring in eastern North America. They grow under the shade of deciduous trees in rich soil. Ramps taste like a cross between leeks and garlic. Some bunches are more pungent than others, but you can always guarantee a hearty bite. You eat the entire vegetable, including the leafy green top.
SEASONAL RHUBARB RECIPES
SEASONAL ASPARAGUS AND SPRING PEA RECIPES
SPRING INSPIRED AVOCADO RECIPES
HEALTHY BLUEBERRY RECIPES
RECIPES FEATURING SPRING LETTUCE
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