Tagged: tomatoes

Rigatoni with Tomato Sauce

Posted in Mains Tagged with , ,

I don’t like to make a big deal out of tomato sauce. Canned tomatoes are a pantry staple, so I think of them as a weeknight/whenever go-to ingredient. I know there are people who spend

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1-28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • Parmesan rind, optional

Curried Lentil Tomato Coconut Soup

Posted in Soups Tagged with ,

When the temperature hit 30 degrees yesterday, it felt borderline tropical. We’ve been in such a deep freeze in Chicago, like lots of other places, that I felt grateful to be able to go outside

  • 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
  • 1 medium white onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 2-1/2-inch piece ginger
  • 1 tablespoon medium curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup red lentils
  • 1-14.5 ounce can crushed tomatoes

Tuscan Ribollita Soup

Posted in Soups Tagged with ,

Life has felt pretty hectic ever since a few days before Thanksgiving. Our little guy turned 4 over the weekend, so post-holiday it’s been party planning and celebrating with family & friends. It feels like

  • 3 slices crusty bread, torn into pieces
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 white onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, roughly chopped
  • 3 carrots, peeled & roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic coves, minced

Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

Posted in Mains Tagged with ,

I got a little emotional when my almost four-year-old fit in a 5T coat. Did he just skip 4T!? Lately he’s been consuming a crazy smorgasbord for dinner. It must be a growth spurt. I’ve

  • For tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Italian Chopped Salad

Posted in Salads Tagged with ,

I find myself turning things that aren’t meant to be a salad into a salad. Leftover pasta? I just add greens, whatever veggies I have around and toss everything in some sort of vinaigrette. What

  • For salad
  • 1 large head romaine (about 1 pound), chopped
  • 1/2 head radicchio (about 4 ounces), chopped
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup chopped roasted tomatoes
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 ounces chopped salami

Braided Pizza Bread

Posted in Bread Tagged with , ,

Things can get a little crazy in my fridge. With all sorts of jars aligned in tall stacks, there is never a shortage of ingredients to come up with something to eat. Plus there is

  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry active yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil plus more for bowl and brushing dough
  • 1-1/2 cups bread flour plus more for work surface
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cups tomato sauce plus more for serving
  • 1/2 cup pesto plus more for serving

Tomato Chickpea Salad

Posted in Salads Tagged with ,

When I went to the farmers market over the weekend, I thought it would have been pumpkins and gourds all over, but I was thrilled to see tomatoes taking up most of the stands. Summer


Tomato Corn Barley

Posted in Salads Tagged with , ,

Second to produce, the bulk section is my favorite department at the grocery. I never buy things in massive quantities. It’s actually the total opposite. I love that I can get smaller amounts, so I