Summer is the season for cooking fresh and fabulous feasts. The summer months bring ripe and juicy produce that nearly falls off the vines, farmers markets in their fullest glory, and perfect weather for celebrating the bountiful harvest in your very... Read more
Tomatoes are a staple for any gardener. They create an aromatic presence in the garden and have countless applications in the kitchen! Great on kebabs and salads, canned or stewed, fresh with a dash of salt, or cooked up on a pizza, these easy-to-gro... Read more
These simple menu items have lots of flavor. Portions in the U.S. are often double those served overseas. Many dishes are very high in fat and calories, so diligence is a must.
Entrees are often d... Read more
Are you and your family craving that spicy, south-of-the-border cuisine? Well, skip the local burrito joint. Those "burritos as big as your head" can contain more than 1,000 calories—even more depending on how many fixings you add... Read more
Wake up your taste buds! Cooking with herbs and spices will enhance the flavor of healthy foods without adding fat, salt, sugar, or calories. Herbs and spices contribute bright color, savory taste and sensational aroma.
Tips for using herbs and... Read more
I'm making batches of sun dried tomatoes in my dehydrator. My garden is pumping out pounds of Romas and I'm also trying grape tomatoes for the first time. This will provide a lot of interesting dishes over the coming weeks,... Read more
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I thought you'd enjoy this article on MALE body types. It's an interesting perspective.
The seven shapes of men.
A little bit larger around the middle
Straight up and down with no extra we... Read more
I found a green bean and garlic stirfry recipe, thought instead of the salt i would add some sundried tomatoes. They burnt to a crisp within minutes, resembling bacon. Just looking for recipes or ideas of what to do with sundried tomatoes? 4... Read more
So, in the box of canned goods my grandma sent me, I thought there was some homemade salsa in there. I was planning on doing an easy salsa chicken in the oven where I just cover a breast in a cup of salsa and let the oven do its work since I'm gonna... Read more
A daily dose of tomatoes lowers artery clogging LDL Cholesterol. Tomatoes, low sodium tomato juice,tomato soup, and tomato sauce can also keep blood sugar levels controlled. Tomatoes are loaded with vitamins and can help protect you from some cancer... Read more
Tips for Best Tomato TasteChoose unblemished ripe tomatoes from a farmers’ market or your family garden. Heirloom varieties come in different flavors and colors—for example, yellow tomatoes are generally milder and less acidic; some types... Read more
Here's a tip for all of you who are watching your sodium. With minimal effort, you can boost nutrients and slim down your comfort foods!Canned pasta sauce, sloppy joe mix and chilis are fantastic time savers. However, they're often high in sugar and... Read more
Big tomatoes, roma tomatoes, and cherry tomatoes. My daughter Lori sent them to work with her husband and Gail picked them up. Guess what I'm having for the next week probably. I'm so fortunate. She grows such great tomatoes. Lori said there was... Read more
I live in the city of Detroit and we have a local nonchain grocery store and you never know what bargains you will find there. Organics sell for the same price as nonorganics since most inner city Detroiters won't pay for the difference. I have f... Read more
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