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WIAW - Tomato Food

Posted Apr 18 2012 7:29am
It's time for another week of our food round up hosted by Jen at Peas & Crayons .

We've talked calories and nutrients for the last few weeks, so I wanted to talk about the joy of my favorite food...a special food I call...tomato food.

Yes, I said, "tomato food".
The other day I was thinking about my favorite "type" of food. I immediately thought about all the foods I crave and make on a weekly rotation - Mediterranean and Italian foods with an occasional pizza craving thrown in.  I love tomato foods!  Nothing makes me happier than a delicious, vine ripe tomato with fresh herbs and a little vinegar.

Sunday we found a BOGO deal on Campari tomatoes at Publix and I have been enjoy the sweet, red simplicity all week.

Sunday night we grilled chicken and steak (for Kyle) and served it with a stellar tomato and red onion salad.

Simple Tomato Salad:
- Diced ripe tomatoes
- Sliced red onion
- Basil
- Parsley
- Fresh garlic
- Red wine vinegar
- Tiny bit of EVOO
- Salt
- Pepper

Kyle was extra lucky and got to enjoy the leftover salad with his lunch the next day. Lucky dog!
Our meal on Sunday also included a recipe that Jen featured for Fun & Feisty Zucchini Cups .
I substituted goat cheese for the feta and was thrilled with the result.  I am currently planning another Greek dinner party with these on the menu.

Tuesday's lunch benefited from the lycopene goodness of tomatoes.  I added leftover grilled chicken to quinoa, tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, and 1 laughing cow cheese. I simply topped it with balsamic vinegar and dug in.
psst- can you see me in the bowl reflection?
Happy, healthy, clean eats!

Since I'm gushing love for all things tomato today here are some other delicious tomato eats. Side note: I actually hate the "gooey" inside part of a raw tomato.  I take great pains to remove it from all salads. OCD, much? I also love grape tomatoes as the seeds are much less repulsive to me.

Tomato Food Loves - Simple Summer Salad
- Easy Weeknight Chicken Parm
- Skinny Italian Lasagna
- Homemade Pizza
- Salsa city
- Caprese Spears from Tamara at FitKnitChick

What's your "favorite" food?

Love and mater,
Carissa & Kyle

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