Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fast Food vs Fresh Food

We all love the convenience of fast food, but you know...Fresh food can be fast food too...How you ask? There are all kinds of recipes that are 5 ingredients or less and crock pots can cook anything (okay, so crock pots take all day to cook your dinner, but you don't have to do anything but toss the items in the crock and it does the rest) So with a couple ingredients from your local Farmers Market, you can have Fresh Fast Food... Here's a recipe to try when you get your tomatoes and honey:

Honey Baked Tomatoes

Ingredients (I know 7 ingredients not 5, but who counts salt & pepper these days as an extra ingredient...grin)
  • 8 medium-size ripe tomatoes, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 2 white bread slices
  • 1 tablespoon dried tarragon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
  • 4 teaspoons butter

Place ripe tomato slices in a single layer in a lightly greased aluminum foil-lined 15- x 10-inch jellyroll pan. Drizzle with honey, spreading honey into hollows.

Process bread in a food processor or blender until finely chopped.

Stir together breadcrumbs and next 3 ingredients; sprinkle evenly over tomato slices. Dot with butter.

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until tomato skins begin to wrinkle.

Broil 5 inches from heat 5 minutes or until tops are golden. Serve warm.

We will also have Wildtree products at the Farmers Market...these products are not only healthy, but also have easy recipes...Here's one for you to try...

Shrimp and Vegetable Stir Fry

2 tablespoons Wildtree Natural Grapeseed Oil
1 1/2 cup shrimp, shelled and deveined
1 1/2 cup frozen stir fry vegetables
1/3 cup Wildtree Kickin’ Asian Stir-Fry Sauce
1/2 pound whole wheat spaghetti, cooked


Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp and sauté until cooked through, 5-7 minutes. Remove shrimp from pan and set aside. Add the stir fry vegetables and cook until heated through. Add Stir Fry Sauce, whole wheat pasta and shrimp. Toss until pasta and shrimp are coated.

So...Don't give up on Fresh food...it's healthier...it's less expensive...and it can be just as easy as Fast Food!

See Ya at the Market!

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