{the perfect garlic and a pretty heirloom tomato}

3 Apr


just perfect.


so pretty.

cook ’em up …and put ’em on something… and eat ’em…  a lot!

because this is one kickass combo for health! and tomatoes are more bioavailable when cooked – did you know that? so what that means is your body absorbs more of the nutrients when cooked versus raw.  lycopene is a big one we know of with tomatoes, but this also applies for foods that are in that same colour family {oranges, yellows}… like red peppers, carrots, corn, etc… there is actually way more lycopene in tomato paste than a raw tomato.  fact check me, it’s amazingly true! 🙂

and this is totally why i want a tomato plant of my own very very soon!!!!


nom nom.

8 Responses to “{the perfect garlic and a pretty heirloom tomato}”

  1. mylifeisthebestlife April 3, 2013 at 9:14 am #

    In fact, tomatoes should be eaten cooked AND raw because their different states optimize different nutrients!


  2. Adam April 4, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

    That is an awesome head of garlic and a good looking tomato. I’m thinking they would look good as a diptych, although I think it would be better if they were shot from the same angle.

    I’m looking forward to tomato season–I’ve been making do with sun-dried all winter.


    • cooking with audrey April 4, 2013 at 10:53 pm #

      a couple years ago, i was able to get these amazing san marzano tomatoes from whole foods market. they were out of this world – hydroponically grown. i swear the taste is better that way! ever had a hydroponic tomato?! thanks for the comment and for reading!


      • Adam April 18, 2013 at 10:09 pm #

        I don’t think I’ve ever had a hydroponic tomato. Sounds like it good be really good (but expensive?).


      • cooking with audrey April 24, 2013 at 12:20 am #

        no no not expensive. at least not more than other tomatoes 🙂 just grown in water, and i think it actually tastes better.


  3. mydailyminefield April 5, 2013 at 12:38 am #

    The tomato is divine looking! Almost (but not quite) too good to eat!


    • cooking with audrey April 5, 2013 at 12:40 am #

      hehe, “not quite” 😉 i firmly agree. no tomato is too good looking to eat hehehe


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