Moroccan Chickpea Soup

Not only is this Moroccan chickpea soup comforting to eat, the aromas of cooking it will fill up your whole house. Many different spices are used to make this soup, including cinnamon and paprika. The combination of tomatoes and chickpeas blended into a creamy texture will excite your taste buds to the max. A fresh herb like cilantro makes a beautiful topping, and adds yet another dimension of taste to this dish. Moroccan Chickpea Soup Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1/2 […]

Chicken with Sungold Tomatoes

I have an important question for the internet: where did sungold tomatoes come from?!? For so many years now, I’ve been a happy patron of my local farmers market, scarfing up delightful August heirloom tomatoes, putting up with mediocre June hothouse tomatoes, and making do with grape tomatoes the rest of the year. And then this year, out of nowhere, sungold tomatoes are everywhere! And they are so good! The tomato gods have delivered us this new gift, and you […]

Egg Curry with Cherry Tomatoes and Chickpeas

Hey, a weeknight meal that’s delicious and easy and healthy and, not surprisingly, involves eggs as the protein? Sold! This is egg curry with cherry tomatoes and lightly hard boiled eggs in a fragrant, Indian-spiced tomato sauce. Perfect for this time of year when you can’t really get good tomatoes anymore except of the cherry variety. I’m always amazed at how easily Indian spices can be turned into a deeply spiced meal, especially if you use a commonly available blend like garam […]

Roasted Tomatoes Stuffed with Herbed Cheese

As readers of this blog have probably figured out, I’m a big fan of farmers’ markets and all the spectacular and weird things that you can find there. On the other hand, sometimes it’s a little unclear whether what you’re getting there is really any different from what you get at the grocery store, in terms of taste. Is farmer’s market zucchini really any different from grocery store zucchini, especially after it’s been fried up? Well, I don’t know. That’s a question […]

Summer’s Gone Sauce

Sigh. I’d say summer is ending, but that wouldn’t be true: summer is over. Pretty soon it’ll be all stews, braises, and chilies around here, and while there’s nothing wrong with that, comfort yourself just a little bit by finding one of the last tomatoes of the season and fresh basil at the farmers market and making this delicious fresh tomato sauce. With really good tomatoes, you make a great sauce with no cooking at all; just blend them up […]

Pasta with Sungold Tomatoes and Basil

I know I probably sound like a broken record, but if you aren’t buying great in-season tomatoes, I don’t know what to do with you. Of course, great big heirloom tomatoes are one of the best things about summer, but another cool thing is the variety of tomatoes you can get. Case in point: these delicious sungold tomatoes, which are like cherry tomatoes, but much richer, umami-er (Is that word? It is now), and, well, tomato-ier. I like buying lots […]

Spicy Tomato Juice

Confession time: I have always disliked tomato juice. Many years passed without trying it again until recently when my husband asked me to buy it for him at the grocery store and I saw how much sodium is in it! I was totally shocked and came home without the tomato juice and to a disappointed husband. I decided to use my Magic Bullet to make it from scratch and found that it is much easier to control the amount of […]

One-Pot Pasta

What if you could make a pasta dish by throwing a bunch of items in a pot, turning on the heat, and coming back ten minutes later? Wait for it… That’s this recipe! I’m borrowing from Martha Stewart here, via food52, and adding my own secret ingredient for something truly special. But really, this is almost embarrassingly easy, and delicious, especially with IN SEASON CHERRY TOMATOES. What’s the secret ingredient? I’ll give you a hint: it’s small, comes in a […]

Homemade Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce

Making pasta sauce at home has always intimidated me. I finally decided to just TRY IT and loved, loved, loved how it turned out! I used fresh tomatoes and basil, some olive oil, garlic and some salt and pepper. This recipe is so simple, yet so flavorful! By making your own pasta sauce, you control the amount of sodium and exactly which flavors you want. You should use it within 48 hours since it is not canned and does not contain […]

Sundried Tomato and Basil Cream Cheese

I go through phases of loving one thing and then eating so much of it that I can’t eat it anymore. This happened with light cream cheese. I used to eat it on half of a whole wheat bagel for so many days in a row that I can’t remember, and then one day I was so sick of it all of a sudden! Solution? Get creative with cream cheese flavors! Now, the flavored cream cheese at the store is […]