It's perfect for a potluck party because you make the components ahead of time or then bring your pastry bag to the event to stuff the tomatoes.
Tomatoes are the best when they are in season from July through September.
The carotenoid found in tomatoes (and everything made from them) has been extensively studied for its antioxidant and cancer-preventing properties. The antioxidant function of lycopene-its ability to help protect cells and other structures in the body from oxygen damage-has been linked in human research to the protection of DNA (our genetic material) inside of white blood cells. Prevention of heart disease has been shown to be another antioxidant role played by lycopene.
Lycopene has been shown to help protect not only against prostate, but breast, pancreatic and intestinal cancers, especially when consumed with fat-rich foods, such as avocado, olive oil or nuts. (This is because carotenoids are fat-soluble, meaning they are absorbed into the body along with fats).
So this recipes makes a great team.
16 cherry tomatoes, halved and seeded
(can use a mixture of red and yellow tomatoes)
½ Tsp. salt
Guacamole (see below)
Guacamole (for filled cherry tomato halves)
(Makes approximately 1 1/2 Cups)
2 - 3 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
1 small ripe tomato
diced 1 1/2 Tbsp. purple onion,
diced small 1 garlic clove,
minced or crushed
2 Tbsp flax oil
1/2 Tbsp. fresh limejuice or to taste salt
1 - 2 rings jalapeno or Serrano chili, minced (without seeds)
In a small bowl, combine ... off tops of tomatoes and remove insides; drain well.
Cut avocado into large chunks and place into a medium bowl.
Add remaining ingredients and mix, leaving the mixture slightly chunky.
With a small spoon fill each of the cherry tomato halves (remember to remove the seeds) with guacamole.
Or, fill an icing utensil with guacamole and squeeze it into the tomato halves.
Garnish tops with a parsley leave.
Special Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian, High Omega Fats
Category: Vegetarian Entrees
Submitted By: OK In Health
Connect with Us
|Your refrigerator - How long is food safe? |
|Food safety experts recommend that you eventually discard opened containers of food, even if stored in the refrigerator. For example: discard juice in 7-10 days, olives in 2 weeks, salsa in 1 month, mayo in 2 months, and ketchup, jam and jelly after 6 months. Even in the refrigerator, bacteria can grow and multiply. Play it safe. Regularly clean out your refrigerator. Keep the thermostat set at 40 degrees or below.|
|Acupuncture, Western Herbal Medicine & Laser Therapy|
|Specialty: Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine|
Since 1996, Jennifer Strong, DTCM, RAc, has provided skilled, compassionate care at the Edmonton General Hospital and in Comox, now offering professional natural medical care in the South Okanagan.
|Angelic Healing Practitioner Training|
|Date: Jan 10, 2014|
Location: Vancouver, Victoria & Across BC
This training is for you if you desire a closer connection to the Angelic realm for self-healing, more clarity and guidance in your life as well as the ability to offer Angelic Healing to others.
|Healthy Benefits of Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour|
|Our all-purpose mix flour is THE perfect substitute to wheat flour for making cakes, muffins, bread, crackers, crepes or any other delicious recipes. It contains natural and quality certified organic ingredients such as rice flour, tapioca starch, chickpeas, rice bran extract and guar gum...|
|Raw Fig Pudding|
|Category: Raw Foods|
Description: This is so delicious. The figs gives us some iron, the flax gives us some omegas, and the bananas provide us with some potassium.
More about the health benefits of figs:
Figs are high in natural and simple sugars, minerals and fibre. They contain good levels of potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and manganese. Dried figs contain an impressive 250mg of calcium per 100g, compared to whole milk with only 118mg.