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Tomato Debate: Fresh vs. Cooked

by in Healthy Tips, Tomatoes, July 28, 2009

You may know that the more you cook a food, the more you destroy its nutrients, but is that true for tomatoes? Not exactly. In fact, some nutrients increase when you cook tomatoes, while others drop off.

In Season: Tomatoes

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, Tomatoes, July 27, 2009

These juicy red veggies (technically fruit) are at peak season right now and come in so many varieties. Here’s the low-down on the common ones you may find and a recipe for a simple roasted tomato sauce — perfect for pasta or bread dipping.

Spotlight Recipe: Garlic and Herb Tomatoes

by in Healthy Recipes, Tomatoes, July 27, 2009

Tomatoes are an excellent source of the antioxidant vitamin C and the fresh basil, parsley and thyme contribute vitamin K and potassium. The tomatoes in this salad are gently warmed, which enhances their sweetness and nicely complements chicken, fish or scrambled eggs.

Market Watch: Garlic Scapes

by in Farmers' Market Finds, Healthy Recipes, July 15, 2009

Chances are you won’t find garlic scapes anywhere but the farmers’ market. They’re often passed over because people may not be sure what they are. Take advantage of this local food delicacy, but act fast, these delicious curly green shoots are only available for a short time.

Market Watch: Cauliflower

by in Farmers' Market Finds, Healthy Recipes, July 7, 2009

It may seem like a boring, ordinary veggie, but cauliflower has extraordinary flavor and it’s packed with nutrients – go snatch some up at your farmers market this week.

Market Watch: Beets

by in Farmers' Market Finds, Healthy Recipes, July 1, 2009

Beets may not seem all that exciting but when these babies turn up at the farmers’ market, all I can think about is making my Roasted Beet Risotto. It uses both beets and their greens and makes for a perfect vegetarian meal.

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