Stunning tomato recipes — maybe not stunning but worth checking

Cooking Light calls these recipes healthy too, that’s a stretch given the salt, fat and sugar content. So as always check recipes and delete the evil big three of salt, sugar and fat.

As a former online news editor, I’m always amused at the subject lines publications use in their emails to increase their open rates. I recently got one from Cooking Light, for example, that had the subject line “Stunning Tomato Recipes.”

MY cherry tomatoes on a baking sheet, ready for roasting
Given my love of tomatoes how could I not open an emailed with the subject line Stunning Tomato Recipes?

How could I not open that, given my professed love of tomatoes? Needless to say, I didn’t really find the recipes stunning. And several likely have more fat, salt or sugar than I want to eat, but there were some I may try and recommend to others to check out.

The tomato and cucumber salad looks tasty and I was intrigued by what “sweet peach dressing” was. Clicking through to that recipe, I founds it included sugar, which I would leave out. The peach should be sweet and vinegar fools our taste buds into tasting sweet, so the sugar is not needed. I’d also leave off the salt in the recipe for the salad itself.

Baked Tomatoes with Quinoa, Corn, and Green Chiles looks fun if you like chili peppper. On this one, I’f leave off the high-fat, high-salt cheese or at least find a fat-free cheese to substitute. As always, leave off the salt.

Seared Scallops with Summer Vegetables and Beurre Blanc sounds interesting although I would skip the Beurre Blanc sauce since that basically means covering it all with butter.

Cooking Light calls these recipes healthy too, that’s a stretch given the salt, fat and sugar content. So as always check recipes and delete the evil big three of salt, sugar and fat.

John

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