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  • Top Three Yellow Tomato Recipes

    I've been on a yellow tomato kick this week and came up with three easy tomato salads.  So far, I've eaten yellow grape tomatoes for breakfast, lunch and dinner!  A couple of days ago, I roasted a double batch of eggplant, zucchini, sweet peppers (red, yellow and orange), mushrooms (button and baby bella), purple onion and yellow grape tomatoes.  Sure it took a bit longer to make a double batch, but they cooked together and I had plenty for various meals.  Win Win.  Once you have roasted them, you may eat them right away or add to your lettuce mix.  If you have any leftovers, you can add it to your salad the next day or mix them in with quinoa or bulgur wheat.

    Roasted Tomato Salad Roasted Tomato Salad

    Roasted Yellow Tomato Salad:

    1 Eggplant, cubed

    1 package mushrooms, quartered

    1 zucchini, cubed

    1 sweet red bell pepper, cut in thin strings

    olive oil

    salt to taste

    In to the broiler for about 30 minutes.  I moved them around half way through.

     

    Green Bean and Tomato Salad Green Bean and Tomato Salad

    Green Beans and Yellow Tomato Salad

    My second favorite tomato salad is Green Beans and Yellow Tomato Salad.  Easily made in your pan by searing a handful of green beans, yellow tomatoes and one clove of garlic.  I added the green beans first.  Cooked them with some Olive Oil and salt for about 5 minutes, then added the garlic.  After about a minute, I added a handful of yellow tomatoes.  It was amazing.  The tomatoes got sweeter and somehow juicier.  They seemed to explode in your mouth with every bite!

     

    Tomato Salads Swiss Chard and Yellow Tomato Salad

    Swiss Chards and Yellow Tomatoes:

    If you've been reading my blog, you'll remember I planted a backyard garden from seed in December.   That garden has been growing steadily and I've harvested some Rainbow Swiss Chards as well as Black Seed Simpson Green lettuce.  Along with my eggs, I sauteed a handful of swiss chard and some yellow tomatoes with a little bit of salt and Olive Oil.  Amazing! The flavor combination between the bitter and slightly salty chard and the sweet grape tomatoes was better than any other cold salad I've ever tried!

     

    Grape tomatoes for tomato salads Yellow Grape Tomatoes

    And if you are wondering why I'm on such a tomato kick, the reason is that these little beauties are at our market right now.  They look so happy and cheery I couldn't help but try them.  We should have them in stock for a few days, so try them before they are gone!  And if that's not enough to get you to try them, you should know they are grown in Immokalee, Florida!  Gotta love Florida produce!

    Have you ever had a salad with cooked veggies?

    What's your favorite salad?

  • Last minute weekday dinner

    Try as I might, I just can't put together a weekly meal plan for my family.  I have tried, but things always come up.  I either forget to thaw the meat, or the thought of "what are we having for dinner tonight" first thing in the morning just doesn't appeal to me.  Today was one of those days.  Lucky for me, I work at Parkesdale Market :)

    Tonight's meal consisted of roasted cherry tomatoes picked off our tomato plants at the market.  One of our garden employee's, Lupe, brought me a pint of grape tomatoes from our plants in the market!  I just cut them in half, sprinkle with salt, drizzle some olive oil and topped with some fresh basil.  In the oven they went, 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

    Sweet potato fries are always a favorite around our household.  Frankly, if they are not in the "fry" shape, the little ones won't eat it.  I sliced about 5 sweet potatoes I had in the pantry, drizzled olive oil and seasoned them with salt and paprika.  The sweet potatoes also went in the oven with the tomatoes for about 25 minutes.  This totally depends on how crunchy you like your sweet potato fries.  For the protein, I grabbed one of our Troyer's Cottage Ham and sliced it.  They are boneless smoked pork shoulders which are fully cooked.  Just need to heat it up in the pan with some Troyer butter for about 10 minutes total.  Once the sweet potato "fries" and the roasted tomatoes were done, dinner was ready.

    These Troyer Cottage Hams have really come in handy a few times.  They've become my "go to" protein for dinner when I just can't think of anything else!  Once dinner was ready, I realized we needed some green in our plate.  Another employee, Sandy, has a vegetable garden at her home.  She was kind enough to bring us some fresh Collard Greens from her garden.  I sauteed the collard greens with some more olive oil in the pan with the ham drippings for a few minutes.  Yum!  (Sorry I didn't get a picture, but it was delicious.)  Dinner was a delicious combination of sweet, salty and savory flavors.

    For dessert, we had a few slice of the new Lemon Creme Fruit Filled pound cake.  They are so moist and not too sweet.  What's your "go to" dinner ingredient?  Have you tried the Troyer Cottage Ham yet?  How about our new fruit filled pound cakes?

     

     

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