April has just rushed by somehow, but I can see that you've been very busy in the kitchen this month. I was delighted to see so many participants to Eat Your Greens this month. Thank you so much everyone! There were great spring recipes, soups, baked goods and pestos. I would very happily eat each and every one of these dishes and was very impressed by your creativity. So this is the round up post collecting all the wonderful contributions pretty much in the order of appearance. Go and visit these lovely blogs to discover more great food. It's Shaheen's turn to host Eat Your Greens again next month, so keep on posting and sharing with us!
Laura from Touch Wood blog shared with us a very nice vegan dish Butternut squash spaghetti with kale where the butternut squash has been spiralised into spaghetti and served with plenty of healthy kale. She also served toasted bread with avocado on the side. This is just the type of dish that I like to eat.
Kate from The Gluten Free Alchemist posted this recipe for a very beautiful looking Spiralized Oriental Courgette-Noodle Soup (with homemade vegetable broth). The courgettes have been spiralised into noodles and there are loads of other greens in this recipe as well: leeks, broccoli and herbs. I can only imagine how nice this homemade vegetable broth tasted.
Corina from the Searching for Spice blog made this wonderful Homemade Ricotta and Pea Tart with such vibrant peas. Oh, I love peas and am very impressed that she made her own ricotta cheese for this tart. This is spring food at its best.
The vibrancy of peas continue with Kate's recipe from The Veg Space: Peapod & Little Gem Soup. Just look at that colour! She used also the pea pods, which add a lot of additional flavour and colour, and gem lettuce, leek and spring onions as additional greens. I can't wait for the pea season to start here to make these dishes myself.
Johanna from Green Gourmet Giraffe shared with us a Pumpkin and kale soup with tempeh crumbles. Pumpkin and kale are always a lovely combination and I really like the addition of smoky tempeh. I could have a bowl of this right now, as it sounds so very comforting.
Helen from Roast Chicken and a Country Walk shared with us her Sweet Tooth Salad containing sweet potatoes as the filling agent and baby spinach as the greens. I am a big fan of filling salads, where also sweet and savoury flavours have been combined like here.
Linsy from Home Cook Food made this very herby Rosemary, Basil, Parsley Pesto. I love different pesto variations and this one certainly seems to be full of flavour containing rosemary, basil and parsley. She is right to point out to be careful with the rosemary, as it can easily overpower the other flavours.
Choclette from Tin and Thyme blog shared Wild Garlic Cheese Scones – The Best Cheese Scones Ever. By seeing this recipe I really believe her that these are the best cheese scones ever. I would really love to tuck into these.
My Eat Your Greens co-host Shaheen from Allotment 2 Kitchen cooked Stir Fried Edamame Beans with Smoked Tofu. Again a lovely smoky dish with smoked tofu and liquid smoke, just how I like it, and so very vibrant to look at. Here are plenty of greens in this one: broccoli, peas, soya beans, broad beans and edamame beans.
My own contribution this month was another pesto dish: Baby kale pesto with spelt spirulina tagliatelle. Baby kale does make a nice pesto and the spirulina tagliatelle painted the whole dish green.
Thank you again so much for taking part, these were really wonderful recipes! I hope that you will have an equally creative and productive cooking month of May!