What to do with those tomatoes, cucumbers and green beans that have taken over your vegetable garden

Did you know that growing your own vegetables has major benefits for the environment? Not only is it a sustainable way to feed your family, but it also means less pesticides, reduced transportation costs (of getting you and those groceries to your local store), plus plants naturally clean the air we breathe.

Many home gardeners commonly fill their plots and patios with easy-to-grow produce like tomatoes, cucumbers and green beans, so we've put together a series of recipes for three sustainable, vegan and, of course, tasty dishes to make sure none of your backyard bounty ends up as food waste.