Posts Tagged "tomatoes"

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Oven Roasted Tomatoes

Oven Roasted Tomatoes

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I did it. I officially registered for my very first Chicago Food Swap in August! I am beyond excited, but nervous about what I want to bring. Being the competitive person I am, I obviously want bring something that is out of this world. So let the brainstorming begin…any thoughts? While I don’t usually roast tomatoes until the end of the summer to preserve these tasty gems in order to enjoy...

Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa Tacos 00

Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa Tacos

Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa Tacos

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On a busy day, my best friend is my crockpot. Nothing is better than coming home to a dinner that has been cooking itself while you’ve been away! After seeing Rick Bayless at the Good Food Festival last month, I grabbed one of his Frontera Seasoning Sauces at the grocery store last week to give it a try! I went with the Red Chile Barbacoa Slow Cook Sauce, a roasted tomato and ancho chile sauce...

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Tomato Basil Risotto Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes

Tomato Basil Risotto Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes

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This recipe is actually adapted from one I did back in 2010! My how the time flies.     Tomato Basil Risotto Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes  vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, peanut-free, seed-free, sugar-free, shellfish-oil, fish-free, bean & legume-free Ingredients 1 cup dry hulled barley 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning 1/4 tsp garlic powder 2 large heirloom tomatoes 1 cup...

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Friday Night Pizza

Friday Night Pizza

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Pizza is one of the easiest dinners you can make – and no I am not talking about a frozen pizza or calling up the delivery guy. If Friday night is typically pizza night in your household, making your own homemade pizza can be a simple healthy swap! I make homemade pizza at least once a week for a quick dinner on the weekend. I love that I can throw all of my left over vegetables, cheese,...

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Tomato Basil Barley Risotto

Tomato Basil Barley Risotto

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I haven’t posted a really great dinner recipe in a long time. Mostly because my recipes have just been ho-hum lately and not really worth sharing. Because I believe that eating nutritious can be extremely delicious, I want to give you guys the best healthy recipes out there. I want your taste buds to go crazy when you cook nutritious meals! Last night I made a phenomenal Tomato Basil...

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Rustic Arugula and Goat Cheese Pizza

Rustic Arugula and Goat Cheese Pizza

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Hold me back! This pizza is SOOO good I wanted to eat the entire thing! Using the oven-roasted tomatoes I made yesterday, I made a gourmet rustic arugula and goat cheese pizza for dinner! I’ll make a homemade pizza over delivery any night if it has enticing rustic flavors like these! Rustic Arugula and Goat Cheese Pizza vegetarian, soy-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, seed-free,...

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Slow Roasted Tomatoes

Slow Roasted Tomatoes

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The farmer’s markets have officially moved indoors in Chicago and the growing season will soon come to an end. 🙁 While root vegetables and squash store well throughout the winter, tomatoes are always a treat to have on hand. Properly preparing tomatoes ahead of time to last through the winter is one way to ensure you won’t be missing out on their sweet flavors when the cold...

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10/10/10

10/10/10

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Congratulations to everyone who ran the Chicago Marathon this morning! Unfortunately I did not run the marathon, but I am working on planning a destination half marathon with a group of friends at the beginning of next year! Onto what I did this weekend. Yesterday morning, the weather was beautiful, so I rode my bike to the Division Street Farmer’s Market between Clark and State street. I...

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Heirloom Tomato Salsa

Heirloom Tomato Salsa

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In preparation for my road trip to Minnesota tomorrow, I made some salsa to take with me on the road! All of the ingredients came from my trip to the farmer’s market over the weekend. I couldn’t wait to use my heirloom tomatoes to make something, and salsa was the perfect solution! Heirloom Tomato Salsa vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, dairy-free, peanut-free,...

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Farmer’s Market Fall Produce

Farmer’s Market Fall Produce

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This morning I rode my bike up to Green City Market in Lincoln Park to check out all of the new fall produce!    I came home with a bundle of goodies: one small butternut squash, one miniature pumpkin, one red onion, one sweet yellow onion, garlic, a bunch of kale, two ears of sweet corn, one jalape??o pepper, one small bundle of sage, one small bundle of thyme (I also wanted rosemary...

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Mediterranean Lentils

Mediterranean Lentils

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Tonight I went with Mediterranean cuisine for dinner: pitas, tabbouleh, and lentils! The lentils were the very first recipe I have made from Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook! The tabbouleh comes from a previous recipe on Eat Chic, which can be found here. The cold tabbouleh paired with the hot lentils and warm pita made the perfect delicious combination for dinner; not to mention it just so...

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Popeye Pasta

Popeye Pasta

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Good morning! I feel like its been forever since I actually got to cook something for dinner! Last night I made I made Popeye Pasta from Eat Drink and Be Vegan. This recipe is extremely simple, full of flavor, and slightly different from your usual spaghetti recipe. Popeye Pasta vegetarian, vegan, soy-free, dairy-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, seed-free, shellfish-oil, fish-free, bean &...