Posts Tagged ‘ tomatoes ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Quinoa with Tomatoes and Black Beans

Quinoa with Lime Dressing Last weekend, one of my Team in Training friends asked me about quinoa recipes. That was when I realized that I’ve never posted my standard, go-to recipe. (And yes, I realize that I’ve crossed some sort of line when I actually have a go-to quinoa recipe.) The quinoa will first be […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Roasted Tomato Soup

It seems like I always have one last batch of tomatoes around this time. They ripen somewhat strangely in the cooler days, and tend to be a bit on the soft side, making them perfect for soup. Ingredients 3-4 lbs ripe tomatoes 1 medium sweet onion, chopped 2 Tbsp bouquet garni Olive oil (I used the […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Polenta with Roasted Vegetables

Polenta is an excellent base for all kinds of foods, but particularly rich, savory flavors. I’ve paired it with short ribs and beef stews, but it wasn’t until I faced a glut of soon-to-be-expiring farmer’s market veggies in my crisper drawer that it occurred to me to roast them and serve over a base of […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Try Something New: Burrata

I’d never even heard of burrata until I read this post on Writes4Food. If you don’t already read this blog, I don’t know what you’re waiting for. Not only is Bryn a wonderful person and a great writer, she’s a farmer’s market enthusiast and a slow foodie in the way that I aspire to be […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Quick Bolognese

I’ve already posted my go-to bolognese recipe, but sometimes you want a hearty sauce that doesn’t take half a day to make. Behold: quick bolognese in under 45 minutes, even less if you buy pre-chopped onions and carrots from the supermarket. Ingredients Olive oil 1 onion, chopped fine 1 carrot, diced 1/2 lb ground beef 1/2 […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Black Bean Salsa

A longtime summer favorite, I recently realized that my Black Bean Salad also makes a really good salsa, and just in time for Super Bowl Sunday. Again, as with most of my recipes, if we’re not right in the heart of tomato season I won’t use fresh. Canned tomatoes are picked in-season and offer better flavor during […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Hearty Veggie Soup

The holidays are coming to a close. You’ve eaten more than you can possibly imagine, and the last thing you want to do is cook. This is the perfect meal. Simmer all day, eat all weekend. This recipe came about when I used the random ingredients in my pantry and fridge to come up with […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Pasta Rustica

It’s been years since I last made this recipe, but I stumbled across it while looking for something to do with the onslaught of fresh tomatoes coming from my garden. I’ve made some modifications to the original, not the least of which involves substituting cherry tomatoes for the original romas. The meal looks best when […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Wheat Berry Greek Salad

I’ve been looking for new ways to add whole grains to our diet, and my latest addition is the wheat berry. They’re very basic and will absorb the flavor of whatever they’re mixed with, making them a good cold salad base. Ingredients 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar 1 Tbsp lemon juice 2 tsp chopped fresh […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo How to Cook: Simple Pasta Sauce

Easy Butter and Tomato Sauce If I had to guess, I’d say that I probably haven’t bought pasta sauce in a jar since before we moved away from the east coast in 1999. I’ve found the answer to a perfect, simple sauce that can be made in the time it takes to boil water and […] Read More