Charlii takes you to the Surf Lodge in Montauk, Long Island where Chef Michael Hamilton will show you how to make the perfect heirloom tomatoes with creamy burrata cheese. Every heirloom tomato has its own unique flavor; they are incredibly natural, have no pesticides, and even differ in shape and form.
Chef Hamilton will include both yellow heirloom tomatoes, which tend to be sweeter, as well as darker ones, which have a much richer taste. First you have to slice up these tomatoes and season them with a mix of some Maldon salt, a little bit of fine salt, and some good quality olive oil. Then comes the fresh burrata cheese.
Burrata cheese is cheese that has been dipped into water and stuffed with cream, giving it an amazingly creamy texture. Top this off with a little more Maldon salt, Chef Hamilton's "icing on the cake" and then finish it up with some salad.
For the salad that will go on top, you can combine some pea leaves, arugula, and purple basil which will give the plate some more color. This simple but delicious dish is a classic combination of sweet, savory, and sour that works really well for the summer.
In this episode of Gluten Free Tasty, Phoebe Lapine makes one of her favorite Greek dishes known as Yemista. This is a great naturally gluten free recipe that is comprised of stuffed tomatoes with rice and zucchini. It is excellent as either a vegetarian main course, or alongside a delicious lemon roast chicken.
Phoebe walks you through how to make pico de gallo in this video. Summer is the perfect opportunity to learn how to make pico de gallo because tomatoes are at their ripest peak during this time. This favorite seasonal treat is actually a general term used in Mexican cuisine for condiments that include jalapeno, onion, garlic, lime juice, and fresh cilantro. Phoebe's version uses orange and red cherry tomatoes that give this pico de gallo a cheery burst of color in addition to authentic Mexican flavor. As you prepare your ingredients, be sure to take out (and discard) the seeds and ribs of your jalapeno so you get the flavor but tone down the spiciness. Fresh lime juice is essential to this recipe to tie all of your flavors together. A helpful tip to get your lime extra juicy is to roll them on your cutting board as you apply pressure, which helps loosen up the juice. Once you know how to make pico de gallo, you'll have a colorful addition to top of any grilled meat or tacos you prepare. It even works wonderfully as an appetizer - just grab some chips and start dipping! Phoebe gives another great piece of advice on how to make pico de gallo. You can make it up to a day ahead of time to allow all of the flavors to marinate together for optimal yumminess. This is a dish you will want to add to your entertaining repertoire.
In the Eating by Heart series, chef Colombe Jacobsen will be your guide to making healthy food choices. She will demonstrate how to make heart healthy recipes that don't involve extra sodium, sugar and fat.
In episode 1 of Eating by Heart, Colombe Jacobsen demonstrates how to make one of her favorite dishes: Moroccan eggs. Eggs are a terrific source of healthy protein. Healthy protein is essential in a heart healthy diet. Consuming good amounts of healthy protein like eggs in your diet is key to managing your sugar intake and sugar cravings.
In America we often think of eggs as a breakfast food but this meal is also great for lunch or dinner, which is how it is typically enjoyed in Mediterranean countries. For a Moroccan twist, the recipe calls for cumin spices along with tomatoes, scallions and cilantro.
Your first step will be to chop the scallions and take them over to the cooktop. Next you will add a bit of olive oil to the bottom of your pan. Olive oil is a heart healthy oil that is filled with monounsaturated fat and can help to protect you against heart disease. Using heart healthy olive oil is very common in Mediterranean cooking. Add the scallions and garlic to the heated pan. In this recipe Colombe prefers to use a cast iron skillet, because it is easy to clean, is the perfect size for four eggs and can also be used as the serving dish.
You can now add your spices for that wonderful Moroccan flavor. Fresh ground cumin makes the dish smell and taste amazing, and cayenne pepper adds a bit of spice. Add a dash of sea salt for flavor, but don't overdo it! Using sea salt sparingly will make sure you get the naturally-occurring healthy minerals that come in salt.
Next you can add canned tomatoes to the pan. The tomatoes will serve as the base of the dish to poach the eggs in. Turn up the heat until it's bubbling, then it's time for the eggs. Cook for about five minutes then top with fresh cilantro, which is used a lot in Mediterranean cooking. With this finishing touch you will have a beautiful heart healthy egg dish to enjoy any time of day!