November 23


  By Peter Francis Battaglia, author of A Food Obsession   This is a traditional family recipe from my late Mom and it only showed up on the Thanksgiving and Christmas table.  She made stuffed mushrooms of all kinds but THIS ItalianSausage  stuffed Mushrooms baked in Tomatoes graced every holiday table.  In fact, when I […]

November 16

Parmesan Polenta with Warm Tomato Salad

By Brianna Theus  Over the spring into summer is the perfect time to plant lots of tomatoes! My mom and I always plant them together every year. It’s our bonding time! We usually have all kinds from grape to heirloom. I end up making lots of pasta sauce to jar and give away as gifts. […]

November 08

For #Movember: Guys—Go Red to Fight Prostate Cancer!

By Sharon Palmer RD – The Plant Powered Dietitian November is known for the start of the holiday season, but it’s also an important month for men’s prostate cancer awareness, as signified by “Movember.”  Movember is a month-long event during which people raise awareness of prostate cancer by growing out their mustaches to help “change […]

November 01

Baked Ziti That Will Change Your Life

By Katie Reines RD You have found the cheap, easy, vegan comfort deliciousness that everyone, I mean it, EVERYONE will love. My crowd-pleasing baked ziti has been shown to significantly increase the chances of making a healthy-eater out of anyone. Yes, the dietitian (who cooks for people with picky eaters in the family) has spoken. See […]

October 21

One-Pot Meal: Classic Cioppino (Italian Seafood Stew) + 9 Amazing One-Pot Dinners From Dietitians

By Sarah Koszyk, MA, RDN founder of Family. Food. Fiesta. Seafood and tomatoes is a match made in heaven and this hearty Italian stew is divine. My Italian husband shared his one-pot recipe perfect for a regular evening night or a fancy party. Enjoy the Classic Cioppino (Italian Seafood Stew) with some crusty bread and you have […]

October 13

Lentil Bolognese with Rigatoni

By  Alexandra Caspero MA, RD, CLT, RYT Growing up in an Italian household, there are a few things you can always find in my kitchen: jugs of quality olive-oil, copious amounts of garlic, and enough canned tomato products to fill a cupboard. There’s nothing like Italian cuisine; fresh, produce-centered and healthy. My new cookbook, Fresh […]

August 29

Watching the Tomato Harvest with Sharon Palmer, RD

  I had such an amazing time visiting the Central Valley in California with the Tomato Products Wellness Council to learn all about how tomatoes are harvested and processed into delicious, nutritious tomato products, including canned tomatoes, tomato sauce and paste, and marinara sauce. Here I am, biting into a fresh, ripe tomato straight from […]