Fish Alternatives

Everyone knows that fish is good for us.  Fish are a lean, healthy source of protein—and the oily kinds, such as salmon, tuna, sardines, etc.—deliver those heart- and brain-healthy omega-3 fats you’ve probably also heard you should be getting in your diet. And we are supposed to be enjoying them twice a week.

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So why don’t we?

Many of us set out determined to improve our health and diet and head out to the Market to “Get Us Some Fish”. But then it happens:

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Blueberry Alpine Pancakes

So rustic, so delicious—we’re huge fans of the entire Dutch Baby movement, or “Puff Pancakes,” as we sometimes like to call them. Here, fresh blueberries stand out against stark white batter, just begging to be scooped up and plopped on a skillet— but not before a final squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

pancake blueberry alpine

Yield: 6 servings

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Blueberry Cobbler with Oatmeal Topping

A classically sweet and rich cobbler, this recipe calls for simple ingredients, and is substitution-friendly. Blueberries may be the squeeze of the moment, but any of your favorite berries will cook up beautifully here—or any combination of berries, for that matter.

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Yield: 4 servings

If you like, omit the blueberries and use 4 cups blackberries or sliced strawberries. This is a true summer comfort food.

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Three Cheese Tomato Tart

Here’s a retro tomato pie (with a little makeover).  A frozen puff pastry is just the solution to cut a few minutes from the recipe.

This makes a perfect summer appetizer, but you can enjoy it as a special lunch all on your own. This is one of those recipes that just takes you aback the first time you have a bite. You just won’t believe how delicious (and easy) it is! And then you find yourself standing in the kitchen, shoveling eating slices without even getting a plate. And that’s when you know you’ve had success, right?

tomato 3 cheese tart

Serves 4 as entrée, 8 as appetizer

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Pasta with Fresh No-Cook Tomato Sauce

When you have fresh, seasonal tomatoes on hand, there’s no need to cook the bejesus out of them. In this tomato sauce recipe, sweet cherry tomatoes (use any fresh chopped tomatoes) are marinated with garlic, olive oil, fresh oregano, and parsley right on the counter. Then, they’re tossed with hot pasta and fresh goat cheese to create a creamy, tangy no-cook sauce. Serve a crisp salad on the side.

tomatoes no cook sauce with pasta

Total Time: 45 mins
Makes: 4 to 6 servings

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The Easiest Way to Preserve Tomatoes: Freeze Them!

Freeze those fresh tomatoes! And we don’t mean after you’ve worked all day in the kitchen stewing, saucing, canning, pasting, and general preserving. Nope! you can freeze those tomatoes right off the vine.

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Skeptical? Well, the folks at thekitchn.com have tried it and here’s what they had to say:

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