Quick & Easy Cheesy Baked Tomatoes Gluten-Free

Whether your garden is exploding with fresh tomatoes in the summer or you bought winter tomatoes at the supermarket, a simple and yummy dish is cheesy baked tomatoes.  My recipe does not use bread crumbs and is gluten-free and grain-free.  Even in the winter, baking tomatoes brings out so much flavor. This is a perfect appetizer or first course and also makes a delicious side with many entrees.

 

 

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Asparagus & Tomato Quiche For Easter Brunch

Last week at the farmer’s market, one grower had a little packet of fresh new asparagus which reminded me of a spring Quiche. Fresh asparagus, cherry tomatoes, and basil cooked in a cheesy custard sounds perfect for breakfast, lunch, brunch, or even dinner.  An asparagus Quiche is one of my favorites for an Easter or spring brunch.

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Colcannon Irish Potatoes, Potatoes and Greens

Most Americans think corned beef and cabbage is the traditional Irish meal, but that’s far from the truth.  During The Great Famine, a period of mass starvation, disease, and emigration in Ireland between 1845 and 1852, the Irish were too poor to buy beef. Their diet was mainly potatoes and occasionally bacon. When disease ruined the potato crops, mass starvation and emigration resulted.  In America, the immigrants had more more money and began to buy beef.They transformed  St Patrick’s Day from a religious day into a celebration of their homeland with parades and a dinner of corned beef and cabbage. Ireland now has parades adopted from Americans but the chief meats in their diet are still lamb and pork.  (For an excellent history lesson, see Smithsonian’s post, Is Corned Beef Really Irish?)

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