Tag Archives: tomatoes

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 […]

February 09

El Tomate: un Ingrediente Esencial en la Cocina

Ximena Jimenez  Me encanta cocinar, sobre todo si son platillos latinos, y por eso no pueden faltar en mi cocina los tomates frescos y enlatados. Siendo una niña aprendí de las mujeres en mi familia que los tomates son un ingrediente esencial en casi todas nuestras recetas, desde los guisos y sofritos, hasta los estofados […]

November 02

Remember Fresh isn’t always Best

By Sharon Palmer, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian™ Usually when you read about the health benefits of fruits and vegetables in a magazine or on the Internet, you also find the word fresh.  In fact, surveys show that people favor fresh produce so much that many don’t even count canned fruit and vegetables as servings! But […]

July 10

Tomato Pesto Summer Casserole

By Ginger Hultin MS RD LDN Serves 8 Casseroles are sometimes associated with cold winter months, but using fresh summer vegetables creates a lighter dish appropriate for hot temperatures.  This large casserole makes convenient leftovers for healthy lunches and dinners.  Packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, this would be a great dish to make […]