Tag: tomatoes

7 Easy Salads Starring 7 Summer Vegetables

by in Healthy Recipes, July 20, 2014

Tomatoes? Check. Corn and cucumber? Double check. The next time you overdo it at the farmers market, you know what to do: Let’s get some salad up in here! Cherry Tomatoes: Cherry Tomato Salad with Buttermilk Dressing (above, from Food Network Magazine) Basil and garlic elicit their savory side, but these little tomatoes, tossed in buttermilk-sour creamRead more

The Smartest Ways to Buy and Store Summer Produce

by in In Season, June 26, 2014

How you pick and store summer fruits can mean the difference between mealy disappointment and juicy perfection. Berries Buying: Turn to these antioxidant-packed fruits for a burst of sweet-tart flavor and vitamin C. When shopping for strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries, look for plump and well-shaped pieces that are brightly colored and firm. Storing: Berries canRead more

Caprese Skewers: A Grill Season Great with a Low-Sodium Twist

by in Scaling Back on Sodium, Seasoning with the Seasons, June 7, 2014

Summer is a perfect time to experiment with one of the best flavor boosters beyond the spice rack: fire. Grills, of course, are great for burgers, chicken and hot dogs. But hot grates also bring out something special in fruits and vegetables, lending a smoky essence (and some sexy grill marks!) to everything they touch.Read more

Last Call for Tomatoes and Cukes!

by in Uncategorized, September 14, 2013

Summer may be winding down but there are tomatoes, cucumbers and radishes still ready for harvest. Refreshing, crisp and colorful, this simple salad is the perfect side dish to almost any meal. I swapped the traditional herbs like basil and parsley for anise-flavored tarragon, which lends it to fall flavors and comfort foods as well.Read more

7 Surprising Things To Do With Tomatoes

by in Healthy Recipes, August 5, 2013

Pretty soon, gardens and farmers’ markets will be overflowing with tomatoes. Don’t dare waste them! When they’re piling up and you’re sick of salads and sammies, turn to these fresh ideas. # 1 Make Jam This tangy, sweet and savory jam tastes good on just about everything. Add some cayenne pepper for an extra kick!Read more

12 Healthy Recipes Made With Canned Tomatoes

by in Healthy Recipes, February 18, 2013

When fresh tomatoes aren’t in season, turn to canned as a healthy alternative. Check out these 12 ways to incorporate canned tomatoes into healthy recipes.

Summer Fest: The Fresh-for-Once Tomato

by in Uncategorized, August 1, 2012

While the tomato is fresh and in-season for summer, make cooked and uncooked dishes like salsa, gazpacho, stuffed tomatoes, salad, soup and more.