Tag Archive | "tomatoes"

Chicken Sausage Sandwich

Friday, May 14, 2010


This sandwich is easy to make and it's a great way to use leftover pizza ingredients. I love the fact that my family devours tomatoes (in the sauce) and spinach (in the homemade chicken sausage) without thinking twice.

Lentil Soup

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Lentils are high in protein, fiber and folate and are one of the best vegetable sources of iron. In a nutshell, the more lentils you consume, the better. This soup freezes well so you can make a large batch and save some for later.

Lentil Dal

Friday, April 30, 2010


Lentils are part of the legume family and though they are small they pack a nutritional punch. They are high in protein so are often a staple in vegetarian diets. Lentil dal is an Indian dish made of stewed lentils that is usually seasoned to taste. Serve with rice or naan bread.

Salade Niçoise

Monday, April 5, 2010


Kids typically don't like salads but you might find this one to be different. A Niçoise salad is kind of like the French version of a Cobb salad. It is loaded with such a variety of ingredients that your kids might actually have fun trying all of the different toppings. And it is a great way to use up leftover Easter eggs!

Moqueca de Peixe e Camarao

Friday, April 2, 2010


This version of Moqueca de Peixe e Camarao (Brazilian Fish and Shrimp Stew) comes from the state of Bahia in northen Brazil. It reminds me of a Thai curry because of the coconut milk. You can make it with only fish - Moqueca de Peixe - or only shrimp - Moqueca de Camarao - but we liked it with the combination of seafood.

Arroz (Mexican Rice)

Sunday, March 28, 2010


After trying many recipes and receiving tips from several restaurant owners, this recipe is the closest that we have come to matching the arroz served in Mexican restaurants. It is simple but you can alter the seasonings and add as many vegetables as you would like (such as carrots, tomatoes, peas, corn, and peppers).

Marinated Veggie Salad

Saturday, March 6, 2010


I love how colorful this salad is, which is also an indication of the vitamins and nutrients that you'll get with each bite. The salad doesn't try to hide the veggies but the bright rainbow colors and seasoned taste of the Italian dressing help make them more palatable if your kids are not fans of eating vegetables.

Spaghetti with Stuffed Meatballs

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

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Your kids will be excited to find a treasure of cheese inside each meatball. Use different types of cheeses so that each meatball is a surprise.

Insalata Caprese

Saturday, February 27, 2010


This colorful salad of tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil has become one of the iconic foods of Italian cuisine and is a staple in Italy and in Italian restaurants around the world. It is simple to make and the perfect light starter to many meals.

Chicken Parmesan Sandwich

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


This is a simple meal but your kids won't even notice that they are eating tomatoes because the lycopene-packed fruits are perfectly disguised in this cheesy, saucy sandwich. And it's a great way to use the yummy breaded chicken from our Chicken Parmigiana either as a leftover sandwich or as the primary meal.

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