Lunchtime Links: 20 Protein-Packed Black Bean Recipes, tomato-growing tips, and Tarbuj Ka Chutney

Lunchy links. Writing this as I’m eating leftover tabouleh and fish. Yum

20 Protein-Packed Black Bean Recipes | Brit + Co..


 

10 tomato growing tips

Good tomato growing tips for you newbies out there.

 


Tabuj Ka is watermelon rind chutney.
Tarbuj Ka Chutney
4 cups watermelon rind, fruit and outer green skin removed
and cut into 1 /2 “ pieces

1 cup apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup sweetener
1/4 cup minced fresh ginger
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste

*This chutney pairs well with a spicy main dish.
via here.
Feels like I have ages before watermelon season here.
I haven’t even put mine in the ground.
If you’ve never listened to Leo Kottke, check him out.  He’s one of the most underrated (or maybe just unheard of)  guitar players out there. I love listening to him while I’m getting stuff done around the house.

 

Zucchini Recipes

two fresh zucchini isolated

If you know a gardener, chances are they start sharing their zucchini bounty with you around this time of the year. In season, they’re especially inexpensive at the grocery store.
A reader asked specifically for zucchini recipes for this reason and because, “I don’t know how to do anything with them besides make zucchini bread.”

Here are some great recipes that use zucchini:

Zucchini-Crusted Pizza (my family’s personal favorite. We’ve also used yellow squash )

Oven-Fried Zucchini Chips with Basil Dipping Sauce

Zucchini and Yellow Squash Gratin

Zucchini Fritters

Spicy Turkey and Zucchini Burgers

Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Rounds with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese (I make something similar but with tomato & mozzarella)

Baked Zucchini Fries

Zucchini Soup

Zesty Zucchini Spaghetti

Grilled Zucchini and Grape Tomato Salad

Zucchini, Mint and Yogurt Spread

Zucchini-Potato Frittata

Stuffed 8-Ball Zucchini

Zucchini Brownies

Pesto Stuffed Zucchini

Zucchini, Black Bean and Rice Skillet

Zucchini Milk

Zucchini and Carrot Fritters

Zucchini Boats with Mozzarella and Olives

Easy French Ratatouille

Penne with Zucchini and Almonds