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12 Tasty Ways to Love Tomatoes

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5. Provençal Vegetable Tian

Baking concentrates the flavors and natural sweetness of layered, very thin slices of tomato, potato, eggplant,summer squash, and leeks. White wine, thyme and garlic add the delicious taste of the south of France.

6. Roasted Eggplant & Tomato Gratin

This is basically a healthier, lighter and actually tastier take on eggplant parm that comes from Martha Rose Shulman’s Recipes for Health series in the NYTimes. Packed with flavors, very hearty and satisfying.

7. Slow, Oven-Roasted Tomatoes

I have not stopped making these since I learned about them from Marisa at Food In Jars. Ripe tomatoes (you can use any size or type) combined with a few minutes of prep time and roughly 8-10 hours of slow cooking in a low heat oven yield the most divine concentrated dried tomatoes you’ll ever eat. Add some herbs, balsamic vinegar and/or garlic for an even more ecstatic eating experience. You can eat them right away (great on bread, in salads, as a basis for sauce and more), pack a jar for the fridge or freeze them in bags or jars to enjoy all year-long.

8. Simple Pasta Sauce with Garlic & Herbs

Nothing captures the flavors of summer like homemade pasta sauce. You can eat this simple sauce right away or can or freeze some for the colder months ahead. You’ll thank yourself during the dark days of winter when you’re able to grab one of these magical jars of sweet summer flavors to make an easy dinner special…

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Eve is the creator of The Garden of Eating, a blog about food--cooking it, eating it, and growing it. She has a legendary love of aprons and can often be found salivating over the fruits and veggies at one of the many farmers’ markets near her home in Woodstock, NY. Want even more recipes, photos, giveaways, and food-related inspiration? "Like" the Garden of Eating on Facebook, or follow Eve on Twitter or Pinterest.


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9:08AM PST on Feb 21, 2014

These look good!

7:27AM PST on Feb 21, 2014

Wonderful suggestions. Thank you.

6:40PM PDT on Aug 7, 2013

Super! :)

12:19AM PDT on Aug 3, 2013

Some of these recipes look absolutely wonderful.

11:08AM PDT on Aug 2, 2013

I've found great recipes in this post,thanks for sharing

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6:02AM PDT on Jul 16, 2013

This post has some great recipes in it. Thanks for posting.

12:23PM PDT on Jul 15, 2013

Sounds so good thank you

11:48AM PDT on Apr 12, 2013

oh so yummy!

8:37AM PDT on Oct 9, 2012

all amazing! im so hungry now!

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Cute but the cat got a bit bored at the end! So did I!

I sure do enjoy a lot of these foods, must be why I'm pretty healthy. =)


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