Tag: tomatoes

Taste Test: Heirloom Tomatoes

by in Farmers' Market Finds, In Season, Tomatoes, August 17, 2010

Juicy tomatoes are at their peak, and that means farmers’ markets are exploding with heirloom varieties. Heirloom tomatoes are special, because cultivators have saved the seeds and passed them down through the generations. They come in a range of sizes, colors and of course, flavors. We tested several varieties for taste and texture. Plus, a quick recipe for heirloom tomato sauce.

Healthy How-To: Oven-Dried Tomatoes

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, Tomatoes, August 16, 2010

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.

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.

Reading List: Debate Over Exercise, Tomato Blight & Banning Drive-Thrus

by in Food News, August 14, 2009

In this week’s nutrition headlines: Northeastern tomato crops wiped out by blight, Smart Choice logo debut, and 4 lifestyle changes that lower your risk of disease.

Katie's Healthy Bites: An Unusual (& Yummy!) Kale Pesto

by in Healthy Recipes, August 2, 2009

This recipe features an unusual pesto ingredient: kale greens. Make it and spread it on pizza, pasta or crusty bread for a great appetizer.

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.

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 the News: High-Cal Dining Out, A Tomato Pill, Get Your Fiber & More

by in Food News, June 5, 2009

From this week’s headlines: The highest-calorie restaurant dishes, low male fertility and poor diets linked, a tomato pill for your heart and kids get hands-on with healthy food.

Katie's Healthy Bites: Pantry Must-Haves

by in Uncategorized, May 31, 2009

A healthy pantry is the building block for any wholesome meal. For some inspiration, I wanted to share what I keep in my pantry so I’m prepared on busy days when there’s not a lot of meal-planning time.