Inspiring healthier eating one dish at a time

Roasted Tomato Caprese Pasta Salad

Enjoy a taste of summer all year long with this quick and easy caprese pasta salad that’s just as good whether it’s served warm or cold.

Two things:  1.  I bit into a mealy, juiceless peach the other day, and 2. Pumpkin spice lattes are here.  That can only mean that summer is over 🙁 .  It doesn’t feel right to see pumpkin recipes all over Pinterest, and Halloween decorations at Target, when Labor Day is hardly over, and it’s still 100 degrees outside.

While I’ve accepted the fact that peaches are past their prime, I’m not quite ready for fall flavors yet, because the tomatoes are also super-ripe, my basil is oh-so-happy, and my pool is still perfectly swimmable.   Pumpkin lattes just don’t taste good while you’re on a pool floatie. Continue Reading..


Summer Roasted Tomato Tart

One of my favorite (foodie) things about late summer in New England is tomatoes.  The problem with tomatoes though, as any tomato growing gardener knows, is that  when it rains, it pours, and it’s pouring tomatoes right now!  Every shape, size, color, and variety.  I keep buying more than I need every time I go to the farmers market, or Whole Foods, or just to the regular grocery store because they are just so pretty.  And while I’m contemplating what to do with them, I thought I’d share a favorite recipe, and some reasons to love this fruit (yes, tomatoes are technically a fruit, although the Supreme Court declared them a vegetable in 1893). Continue Reading..

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