Posts Tagged ‘tomatoes’

Lemon Romanesco Pasta Salad – Lots of Fiber and Vitamins

Lemon Romanesco Pasta Salad

Lemon Romanesco Pasta Salad is a delicious side dish served either hot or cold. Romanesco is sometimes called Romanesco Broccoli, Romanesque cauliflower, or Roman cauliflower. It looks like a bright green cauliflower, tastes like a milder cauliflower or broccoli, and is loaded with fiber, vitamins C and K, and carotenoids. It is also an excellent…

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Spinach Quiche with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Spinach and Sun Dried Tomato Quiche

Spinach Quiche with roasted potato crust is a simple meatless meal perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch or a meatless dinner. The hardest part is waiting for it to finish baking. Quiche only sounds fancy. It is basically just eggs and milk mixed with whatever else you want to add. Mix everything up, pour…

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Purple Carrot Ketchup – Low Sugar and Full of Antioxidants

Purple Carrot Ketchup

Purple Carrot Ketchup is a homemade low sugar recipe of one of America’s favorite condiments. And not only is the color fun and 100% natural it adds a little added nutritional boost. The purple carrots get their color from antioxidants known as anthocyanins. Plus, you get the antioxidant lycopene from the tomatoes. With just a…

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Swiss Chard Rolls – An Excellent Source of Vitamins

Swiss Chard Rolls

Swiss Chard Rolls are similar to Cabbage Rolls and Dolmades (Greek Stuffed Grape Leaves) but made with more tender chard instead of the tougher cabbage and grape leaves. To up the nutrition, this recipe uses quinoa instead of rice. Swiss chard (aka rainbow chard), like all dark leafy greens, is an excellent source of vitamins A, C, E, and K…

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Easy No-Fuss Gazpacho – The Perfect Summer Soup

gazpacho

Gazpacho is the perfect summer soup, using fresh seasonal ingredients with no cooking required. Some recipes blanch the peel off the tomato and others puree each vegetable individually. Neither step is necessary, in my opinion. Traditionally it is served with croutons or toast points (cut bread into triangles, butter, and toast). No-Fuss Gazpacho Ingredients 24…

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5 Lessons Research Teaches us about Preparing Tomatoes

Preparing Tomatoes

Preparing Tomatoes is a common occurrence, and they are a good source of vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, and carotenoids, such as lycopene. Many studies have shown their benefits for cardiovascular health, and current studies are investigating their benefit for the prevention of cancers, depression, and other health issues. Scientific studies have also shown several…

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Pico De Gallo – Loaded with Healthy Antioxidants

pico de gallo

Pico de Gallo is a simple raw salsa made with tomatoes, onions, peppers, and cilantro. It is delicious with chips or alongside your favorite Mexican dishes. This salsa is loaded with healthy antioxidants like vitamins A and C as well as the specific flavonoids from the tomato (lycopene), peppers (capsaicin) and onions (quercitin). The amounts…

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Keep Hydrated with These 8 Summer Produce Superstars

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It is essential to keep hydrated during the hot summer months. Water is vital to keep your body functioning correctly. When it is hot and humid outside, you need to replace the water that is lost to sweating. Luckily, much of the produce that is in peak during those months are high in water content,…

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Sheet Pan Roast Chicken and Summer Vegetables

Sheet Pan Roast Chicken

When summer heats up, this sheet pan roast chicken and summer vegetables make the perfect quick and healthy meal. Fresh herbs with chicken and seasonal vegetables roasted together in one pan for quick clean up. The bright colors of summer vegetables like eggplant, summer squashes, and tomatoes are loaded with health-boosting antioxidants. Plus they have…

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Zucchini Salsa – Alternative To Tomato Salsa

Zucchini Salsa

This Zucchini Salsa is a wonderful alternative to tomato salsa. Instead of the lycopene from the tomato, you get more beta-carotene from the squash. Or you can toss in some chopped fresh tomatoes and get plenty of both. I went with raw zucchini for all of those raw food lovers out there. But, if you…

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