Tag Archives: Sharon Palmer

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 […]

May 06

Tomatoes, A Umami Superstar – Tomato, Mushroom and Beef Stew

By Sharon Palmer, RDN Every time you bite into a ripe, juicy peach, or enjoy a spoonful of ice cream, your mouth is flooded with sweetness. This is because the fructose in the peach and the lactose in the ice cream–both different types of sugar–activate the sensory cells on your tongue responsible for registering that […]

April 27

A Can of Tomatoes Gets Dinner on the Table!

by Sharon Palmer, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian We often hear that “fresh is best,” but did you know that canned options are not only convenient, but also offer similar health benefits as fresh fruits and vegetables? While there are hundreds of varieties of canned foods available, today I’d like to applaud canned tomatoes for their […]

February 25

Enjoy an Endless Summer with Tomato Products

  By Sharon Palmer, RDN In the middle of winter and with snow piled in many cities across the country, it’s hard not to daydream about summer. And there certainly is a lot to love about summertime. There are the hot days, the warm nights, the easy-breezy lifestyle, and of course, the in-season produce. Colorful […]

January 24

Spaghetti Squash with Ratatouille

by Sharon Palmer, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian™ Last fall, while on a Santa Barbara farm tour, I sampled a delicious dish that showcased the Mediterranean flavors of eggplant, tomatoes, and zucchini against a backdrop of spaghetti squash, instead of traditional pasta.  While I was driving through Gilroy on Saturday afternoon, I stopped at a produce stand […]

December 08

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 […]

November 15

Shop Thoughtfully and Purposefully

By Sharon Palmer, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian™ So, you’re organized, and you have your menu and your shopping list in hand, but it can all break down in  the supermarket aisles if you can’t find chia seeds and almond butter, or if you get bogged down choosing  between products.  It’s no wonder that so many […]