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Healthy How-To: Oven-Dried Tomatoes

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, Tomatoes, August 16, 2010
Oven-Dried Tomatoes
Oven-Dried Tomatoes - Photo by Con Poulos/Food Network Magazine

This week on Healthy Eats, we’re celebrating the superstar of summer: the nutrient-packed tomato! These juicy, delicious beauties are at their peak, and we can’t stop eating them.

If you like store-bought sun-dried tomatoes, you’ll love them dried from the oven. Although they take some time to cook or bake, it’s pretty straightforward — cook those babies low and slow.

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Katie’s Healthy Bites: Heirloom Tomatoes

by in In Season, Tomatoes, August 1, 2010

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Few can resist taking a bite out of a fresh-picked local tomato, and now that tomato season is in full bloom, heirloom varieties are at their ripest. Unlike their conventional, dull-flavored cousins, these summer beauties melt sweet, summer-fresh juices into your mouth.

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Market Watch: Seasonal Tomatoes

by in Farmers' Market Finds, Healthy Recipes, Tomatoes, July 29, 2009

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We’re celebrating the juicy tomato this week (can you tell?). In honor of this yummy summer treat, I went to my farmers’ market and bought every kind of tomato I could find and then set out to make some simple, classic dishes. Here’s how I made out.

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Cooking with Canned Tomatoes

by in Healthy Tips, Tomatoes, July 29, 2009

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Crushed, diced, whole, stewed, tomato paste and sauce — there are so many canned tomato varieties filling market shelves. Here are some tips for which to use and a few reminders on why you should always check the labels.

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Tomato Debate: Fresh vs. Cooked

by in Healthy Tips, Tomatoes, July 28, 2009

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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. So what’s a tomato-lover to do?

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Nutrient to Know: Lycopene

by in Nutrients to Know, Tomatoes, July 28, 2009

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We already filled you in on antioxidants like vitamins A, C and E, but there are hundreds more of these beneficial nutrients, and some have crazy names! Case in point: lycopene. Find out why this antioxidant does your body good and which lycopene-rich foods pack the biggest punch.

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In Season: Tomatoes

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

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When I go tomato shopping at the supermarket, I rack my brain trying to figure out which tomato to buy based on per-pound cost (out of season they get very pricey). Luckily, these red gems are in season right now and available at your farmers’ market. Here’s the low-down on varieties you may find and some creative ideas for using them.

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Spotlight Recipe: Garlic and Herb Tomatoes

by in Healthy Recipes, Tomatoes, July 27, 2009

Garlic and Herb Tomatoes
Pick up a few pints of cherry or grape tomatoes to make this quick dish. Tomatoes are an excellent source of the antioxidant vitamin C, and fresh basil, parsley and thyme add in some vitamin K and potassium. The tomatoes in this salad are gently warmed, which enhances their sweetness and makes them a nice complement to chicken, fish or scrambled eggs.

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