Tag: tomato

Greenhouse Tomatoes

by in Farmers' Market Finds, In Season, June 3, 2010

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I make it a point to only eat tomatoes when they’re in season.  After spending the summer months eating sweet and juicy tomatoes from the local farmers market and my own garden, there’s just no going back to those dull and flavorless ones at the grocery store. So how was I able to make my favorite tomato sandwich for lunch yesterday? It’s all thanks to a local farmer’s greenhouse.

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Reading List: Tomato Troubles, Food Poisoning’s Costs & a Food Blogger Challenge

by in Food News, March 5, 2010

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In this week’s nutrition news: A new study shows that weight loss may reverse artery clogging, shrimp allergy findings and restaurants are dropping pricey tomatoes from their menus.

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Budget-Friendly Foods: Top 5 Healthy Picks

by in Healthy Tips, March 1, 2010

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These days, who’s not watching their wallets along with their waistlines? After some number crunching, we came up with top foods that give you maximum nutrition for your food buck.

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Top Foods That Start (& Stop) Heartburn

by in Healthy Tips, November 13, 2009

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The trouble usually starts when you find a dish so delicious that you can’t get enough (it happens to the best of us). Of course, a few hours later, when indigestion kicks in, you’ll wonder: “Why did I eat so much?” Before you overdo it, check out our list of foods that kick up heartburn (and why) and ways to cool it down.

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Make Your Own Salsa

by in Healthy Recipes, September 1, 2009

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Believe it or not, salsa has topped ketchup as America’s most popular condiment, according to some sales reports. Salsa can be more than just tomatoes and onions, though. Pass up the jarred stuff and make fresh mixes at home.

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5 Ingredients: The Easiest Veggie Sandwich

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, No-Cook Choices, August 6, 2009

Veggie Sandwich
A pound of meat piled high on two slices of bread can be a bit much on a hot summer day (or any day really). Go light — and cook less — by prepping my fresh veggie sandwich, which is filled with healthy nutrients and comes together in minutes.

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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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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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