Tag Archives: antioxidants

October 29

Tomato Products Spell Winter Comfort

By Sharon Palmer, RD, The Plant-Powered Dietitian Winter is upon us, which means it’s the perfect time to enjoy all of those hearty foods that bring comfort to the mind, body and soul. And it’s a great time to stock your pantry with tomato products, including canned tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, pasta sauce, tomato […]

July 24

Guest Blog (From Greece): Tomato Paste, a Mediterranean Staple and Why You Should Use It

by Elena Paravantes, RD In my mother’s descriptions of my grandmother’s cooking and her own, one ingredient would come up that seemed odd to me: tomato paste. I would wonder: why would you use all these fresh ingredients and then add a canned tomato product? Well, in the olden days it served a purpose: it was […]

May 18

Warm Weather Calls for Tomato Products, Too

  Sharon Palmer, RDN Just because the days are longer and warmer, it doesn’t mean that you can’t rely on canned goods, such as tomato products in the kitchen. Stocking your pantry with economical, convenient canned tomatoes, pasta sauce, salsa, and tomato paste means you are ready to enjoy quick and healthy meals all season […]

December 31

Chunky Tomato, Chickpeas & Mushroom Stew

By Vicki Shanta Retelny I love tomato products; I use them in many of my recipes.  This recipe, Chunky Tomato, Chickpeas & Mushroom Stew, offers a delicious and filling option in the cold winter months.  It’s a comfort food recipe without a lot of excess fat and calories, and jammed with the antioxidant, lycopene, that can keep your […]

October 17

Chicken Paprikash over Egg Noodles

by Ashley Galloway, MS RD One snowy brisk October night in Illinois, my mother-in-law hosted a dinner book club in which the book of discussion was Lenin’s Tomb, The Last Day’s of the Soviet Empire. To complement the theme of the book, she created a marvelous Hungarian spread which included borscht, cabbage with caraway and […]

July 31

Tomato Chipotle Jam

by Ruth Frechman, MA, RDN, CPT My recipe for Tomato Chipotle Jam is a worthy opponent for your Inaugural Tomato Wellness Recipe Blogger Madness! The jam’s tomato flavor, along with the subtle hint of heat creates a truly unique and addictive experience. It all started when I received a jar of Chipotle jam as a […]

July 12

Apricot Tomato Chickpea Stir-Fry

by Ginger Hultin MS, RDN, LDN Yields 6 servings This unexpected combination creates a delicious one-pot meal that offers antioxidants, fiber and flavor! Apricot lends sweetness to balance the natural acidity in tomato and red pepper while spices including chili powder brighten the dish and add complexity. Blending favorite spices together creates a vibrant color […]