Hello! Our garden continues to overflow us with veggies, and right now our biggest harvest is tomatoes. I would say this picture shows less than an eighth of our current tomato crop. In addition to the cherry tomatoes, we have a ton of large ones that are almost ready too.
This past weekend, I used the tomatoes to make a big batch of gazpacho. The recipe I followed is from Run Fast. Eat Slow. and included tomatoes, cucumber, yellow pepper, and green apple. After blending it in the food processor, you add in some small chunks of veggies and apple for texture.
We have also been adding lots of tomatoes to our salads. Here is a cucumber-tomato salad alongside green beans from the garden and hamburgers. That is not homemade ketchup! :)
Tonight I am making homemade tomato sauce to have with pasta, so that will be fun!
As I've mentioned before, Run Fast. Eat Slow. is one of my favorite cookbooks. The authors just came out with a second version called Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow, and I was so excited to get it. Thanks for the gift Mom & Dad!
I've only had the cookbook for a few days and I already made the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, DIY Grain Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette, and Eat the Rainbow Chicken Stir-Fry with Creamy Ginger Cashew Sauce. I'm looking forward to making the Raspberry Smoothie Bowl, Turkey Trot Meatballs, Sweet Potato Hummus, Pesto Tuna Melt, and many others. Here are the peanut butter cups (can you see the peanut butter chocolate layers?) and grain salad (farro, kale, shredded beets, cucumber, parmesan, feta, nuts and vinaigrette).
Finally, I also made these granola bars from Cooking Light. The nut butter, nuts, and dried fruit options are endless. I used peanut butter, pistachios, and dried blueberries. These have been a great afternoon snack all week. We have been getting the Cooking Light magazine for about a year, and they have lots of creative ideas and recipes.
Hope you have a great end of the week and don't take it too seriously like Miles! We are certainly enjoying still having warm days, but loving the cooler nights as we approach fall. Makes for awesome running weather!