Category: Tomato

BLT Pasta Salad

BLT Pasta SaladServes Approximately 16 (one cup portions) 1 pound shell pasta8 slices of thick-cut bacon (ideally, low sodium)1 pound cherry tomatoes, halved (or quartered)2-3 cloves garlic, minced5 ounces fresh arugala1 bunch green onions, sliced, greens and whites Bring a

Posted in Arugala, Bacon, Easy, Garlic, Light, Pasta, Salad, Side DIsh, Tomato

Pan Seared Chicken, Roasted with Cherry Tomatoes and Olives

Pan Seared Chicken, Roasted with Cherry Tomatoes and OlivesServes 6 1 tablespoon olive oil6 chicken thighs, skin-on, but excess trimmed2-4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced1/4 onion, diced1-2 pounds cherry (or grape) tomatoes, halved1/4 cup Kalamata olives, halved1/4 cup green olives, halved.

Posted in Chicken, Garlic, Olives, Roasted, Tomato, Wine

Pulled Pork Chili

Pulled Pork ChiliServes 10 (1 cup portions) This morning I woke to 45F temperatures. To me, that means chili season. But some chili can be high fat, and some high sodium. This is neither, just high flavor. This is one

Posted in BBQ, Beans, Beer, Chili, Pork, Satisfying. Warm. Spicy., Soup, Stew, Tomato

Grown Up Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Grown Up Grilled CheeseServes 1 This is the sort of “Comfort Food” that my guests on my Make Your Someday Today podcast will talk about in our interviews. Comfort foods do just that. They make us feel safe, secure and

Posted in Avocado, Beer, Cheese, Grilled, Peppers, Sandwich, Tomato, Vegetarian


PanzanellaServes 2 Such simple ingredients. Stale bread, ripe tomatoes, onion, basil, olive oil and vinegar. It’s amazing how basic items can be used to create delicious food and good lives. We talk about make simple changes on MakeYourSomedayToday, my twice

Posted in Bread, Easy, Salad, Side DIsh, Tomato, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Vinegar

Chicken Enchiladas

These may not be 100% authentic, but they are fast, easy, healthy and most of all, delicious!My Simple Chicken EnchiladasServes 7-8 (one piece) 8 ounces cooked chicken, shredded1/4 cup black olives1/2 cup cheddar cheese (divided)2 ounces soft goat cheese1/4 cup

Posted in Baked, Chicken, Mexican, Tomato, Tortilla

Baked Caprese Salad

Baked Caprese SaladServes 4 1 large tomatoFresh basil2 ounces mozzarella4-6 cups arugulaOlive oil Preheat broiler in high. Move the top rack to the highest position in the oven. Slice tomato into 1/4-1/2 inch thick slices. Season with salt if desired.

Posted in Basil, Broiled, Cheese, Tomato

Tomato, Spinach and Feta Topped Chicken Thighs

Tomato, Spinach and Feta topped Chicken Thighs Serve 4 1 tablespoon olive oil Your preferred seasoning (I prefer Penzey’s Greek Seasoning)4 chicken thighs (skin on, and bone in) Topping: 1 medium onion, finely minced 3 cloves garlic, smashed and minced

Posted in Chicken, Feta, Spinach, Tomato

Personal Pizzas, Two Ways

Personal Pizzas, Two Ways We woke up this morning and decided that we wanted leftover pizza for breakfast. Unfortunately, we didn’t have any. But we had some ingredients on hand and I made these. They both start with a 6

Posted in Bleu Cheese, Mushrooms, Onion, Pizza, Spinach, Thin Crust, Tomato

Simple Tomato Salad

Simple Tomato SaladServes 1 3 slices red tomato3 slices yellow tomato4 kalamata olives, halved1 tablespoon crumbled feta cheese2 teaspoons olive oil 1.  Layer tomatoes on the plate. Arranges olives and cheese. Top with olive oil. (The garnish is thinly sliced

Posted in Cookbook, Feta, Olives, Side DIsh, Tomato