What Are The Top 3 Underrated Vegetables?

Here’s three veggies you should know about and why:

  • Kale: great for salads, rustic soups, or braised in olive oil. High in fiber, beta carotene, and vitamin K.
  • Beet Greens: great sautéed with olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes and finished with a little red wine vinegar. High in potassium, vitamin A and K.
  • Fresh Peas: Delicious sautéed in a little olive oil or eaten as a snack straight from the pod (while shopping at the farmers market)! High in Vitamin C.

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Chef Nathan Lyon is known for his simple, innovative cuisine featuring fresh, seasonal, local ingredients. In addition to his schooling at Le Cordon Bleu and cooking in restaurants, Nathan attributes his culinary education to the 10 years that he worked with California farmers at farmers markets. Nathan was the host of the first season of Good Food America. He is also the chef and co-host of Growing A Greener World (PBS), creator and host of A Lyon in the Kitchen (Discovery Health and Fit TV), among the final four on the second season of The Next Food Network Star, and is a Sustainable Seafood Ambassador with the Monterey Bay Aquarium. He recently came out with his very first cookbook, Great Food Starts Fresh, which has been quoted by Alice Waters and Graham Kerr, in addition to other esteemed chefs. Great Food Starts Fresh is a seasonal cookbook featuring 135 recipes broken down into the 5 seasons: spring, summer, autumn, winter, and… chocolate!