All Posts In Tomatoes

Katie’s Healthy Bites: Heirloom Tomatoes

by in In Season, Tomatoes, August 1, 2010

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.

Market Watch: Seasonal Tomatoes

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

Because we’re celebrating tomatoes this week, I went to my farmers’ market and bought every kind of tomato I could find. Here’s how I made out.

Cooking with Canned Tomatoes

by in Healthy Tips, Tomatoes, July 29, 2009

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

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.