One of the most viewed posts on this blog has nothing do with quilting at all. Tomato Pie was a favorite around our house, too. Then along came our eating and fitness lifestyle change in late 2012 after Hubby's heart surgery. Suddenly Tomato Pie didn't fit in anymore . . . and we were sad. I found other delicious, heart-healthy recipes to help fill the void.
American Heart Association Cookbook is a great recipe for a Tomato Basil Soup. It is a go to for me because it is not only healthy, but easy and delicious. I have modified it to suit our taste and dietary needs by subbing Greek yogurt for non-fat sour cream, swapping out water for chicken broth, don't add sugar. That's the great thing with recipes, you can play around and really make them your very own.
The addition of a spiral slicer to the kitchen has meant that we have taken traditional pasta out of the pantry. Now that zucchini is coming in in abundance, think about replacing pasta with vegetables.
Both of these ideas make regular appearances on our dinner table. Delicious but they ain't no Tomato Pie!
Then last week, the latest AARP magazine showed up in our mailbox. I regularly deposit the same directly into the recycle bin as a form or rebellion (or perhaps denial) that I am, in fact, eligible to receive such a publication. This month, though, the magazine landed on the table where it stayed for a few days. Bored while eating lunch, I leafed through the pages and there it was!
There you have it my friends. Keep that Tomato Pie recipe in your arsenal. It is a delicious recipe perfect for that special once-per-summer meal. But try out the soup, roasted veggies, and Tomato Cobbler for a healthier way to enjoy the wonderful bounty of summer.
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