It's officially Tomato Time! Our tomato plants are busting out. I just let the volunteers that popped up in the vegetable bed prosper... so we ended up with mostly cherry tomatoes. We have "yellow jelly bean" "red jelly bean" "sungold" and "yellow pear." Plus one nice full-size red tomato which is making very tasty tomatoes! This is probably one of my favorite meals of All Time. I use the Viccolo Organic Cornmeal Pizza Crust. Pour on 1 tsp good olive oil. Press 1 garlic clove. Smear the oil and garlic all over. Sprinkle copious amounts of fresh basil all over the crust. Layer with tomatoes. Cook at 425 until the crust is golden (25 minutes?).
I am not pretending it's low fat or bursting at the seams with nutrients. But it is sooooo good. I could eat it every single night, if common sense (and finances) were not an issue.
And a NEW favorite! My parents came over for dinner the other night, and I made two great dishes from "Healthy Hedonist." I made the "Asian Tofu Salad with Watercress" - which we loved the 1st time I made it. I also made this exceptionally delicious soup : "Kabocha Squash Soup with Gingery Adzuki Beans." This is officially now one of my favorite soups ever. Thick, hearty, complex, sweet and salty. The recipe calls for a traditional Japanese dashi broth, which made my whole house smell like a yummy Japanese restaurant. I'm not always a huge Japanese food fan, but this is just amazing. The squash is roasted, and gives the soup a thick, creamy, sweet flavor. This is brilliantly complimented with the naturally sweet adzuki beans, which are then seriously hopped up with garlic, ginger, and umeboshi plum vinegar. Then the soup is given a few drops of hot pepper sesame oil, so it's got a pleasant heat punch too - this soup is perfect for fall and winter, and would be great if you had a cold or needed to feel healthy and nutured.
Special note: I get so excited when I get to use a new ingredient. This was my first time using umeboshi plum vinegar - it's so beautiful! Just like the umeboshi plums, it's got an alluring pink hue... mmmm.