25 Heirloom Tomato Recipes

25 Heirloom Tomato Recipes

In the collage above, on the left, top to bottom: Sun-Cooked Heirloom Tomato Pasta Sauce from From Away and Roasted Heirloom Salsa from Fork & Beans. On the right, top to bottom: Tomato Salad with Burrata Cheese from The View From Great Island; Heirloom Tomato and Avocado Panzanella Salad from An Edible Mosaic; and Kale and Sausage-Stuffed Heirloom Tomato from Running to the Kitchen.

One of my favorite ways to eat a ripe, local tomato in peak season is out-of-hand, just like an apple, except with a salt shaker nearby for an occasional sprinkle.

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Mediterranean Pasta Salad {Vegan}

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Most of us already have a favorite pasta salad in our cooking repertoire, but do you have the perfect vegan pasta salad that you can whip up for any summer party, picnic, or BBQ?

I know I didn’t before this.

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Soft and Chewy Tahini, Honey, and Almond Cookies {Paleo}

Soft and Chewy Tahini, Honey, and Almond Cookies {Paleo}

I keep a huge jar of tahini in my fridge at all times. (Because a normal-sized jar would just not due, lol.)

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Book Review: One Simple Change by Winnie Abramson {And a Few Healthy Breakfast Ideas}

One Simple Change

I know a lot of people who think perfectionism is a good thing.

(Perfectionists always seem to be on top of their game…they never have to use the excuse that the dog ate their homework and never wonder whether they’ll be late for an appointment or a deadline because they’re always early.)

But being a perfectionist can also mean being way too hard on yourself, to the point where a small mistake becomes a big deal. And sometimes, if life doesn’t go exactly as planned, it’s a source of undue stress. For example, extra traffic en route to an appointment that makes you 20 minutes late wrecks your day, or a single bite of cake sabotages your whole diet.

I speak from experience when I say that perfectionism is both a blessing and a curse.

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Apricot Benedict with Creamy Peanut Sauce

Apricot Benedict with Peanut Sauce

I love Eggs Benedict.

It’s one of my favorites to order out for brunch, but I’ve never tried my hand at it at home, mostly because – if I’m being totally honest – hollandaise sauce intimidates me a little.

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Pineapple Cardamom Coffee Cake with Coconut Crumb Topping

Pineapple Cardamom Coffee Cake with Coconut Crumb Topping

For years I was the girl who only ordered New York-style coffee cake at coffee shops.

Once I saw that mile-high topping on display, I wouldn’t even waste a passing glance at anything else.

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Tiger Kingdom in Phuket, Thailand

Tiger Kingdom 1

He looks absolutely regal, doesn’t he?

One of the main reasons for our trip to Thailand was that Mike has wanted to be able to play with tigers for forever. Between the two of us, my husband is the expert on the topic, so I left all the research to him. There are several tiger parks in Thailand where you can see tigers up close and personal, but he decided he wanted to go to Tiger Kingdom in Phuket, so that’s what we did.

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Savory Spiced Sour Cream Zucchini Muffins

Savory Spiced Sour Cream Zucchini Muffins

Is your zucchini crop starting to come in yet?

Because zucchini is so wonderfully predictable, we all know that if you’re a gardener, soon enough you’ll have it coming out your ears. You’ll be dropping of bags to friends, family, and neighbors.

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Heirloom Tomato and Avocado Panzanella Salad

Heirloom Tomato and Avocado Panzanella Salad

There is nothing better than fresh, local tomatoes in their peak season.

I crave them just about nonstop this time of year, and have been known to make dinner out of them for the better part of a week straight (and I could have happily gone longer if I hadn’t run out of tomatoes and if the farmer I bought them from weren’t a two-hour car ride away).

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Frozen Cappuccino

Frozen Cappuccino

What’s your favorite way to cool down on a hot summer day?

For years when I was younger, swimming was my cool-off method of choice. While we were growing up, my sister and I were such junkies we took swimming in any form we could get it. We loved heading to the town pool (ick, it’s so gross to think about that now!), wading in the creek behind our backyard (double ick!), and heading to our grandparents’ house because they had a pool.

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Hello! I’m Faith and I write An Edible Mosaic. This is my recipe collection of international favorites and updated American classics, with an emphasis on seasonal dishes. I focus on real foods that sustain body and mind, bring people together, and make a house a home. Welcome to my mosaic of recipes.

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