This week I decided to give up the hope that my tomatoes would turn red. As I picked them off the vines, I kept lamenting all the things I could have done with them if they just ripened a little bit sooner. Pasta sauce. Sun-Dried Tomatoes. Beautiful tomato tarts and galettes.
As my ginormous Tupperware container filled up, and then overflowed, with all those green tomatoes, I started wondering what I would do with them all. I’ve never cooked with green tomatoes before! I’ve never even tasted green tomatoes before! I got a lot of good suggestions on my Facebook page and I’m planning on tackling some of them next week, but here’s the first thing I did with all those green tomatoes:
Roasted Green Tomato Avocado Salsa from Jeanette’s Healthy Living // Okay, I admit, I didn’t eat this because I’m scared to try avocados. But I made it for my husband and he couldn’t get enough of it. So three tomatoes down!
Vegetarian Chicken Noodle Soup // In non-green tomato related news, my husband made a big batch of this soup on Sunday. It’s my favorite vegetarian chicken noodle soup because there’s no faux meat involved. And y’all know how I feel about fake meat (with the exception of Field Roast!).
Chai-Spiced Sweet Potatoes // I remade and updated this recipe because I realized that it would be better to go with how many pounds of sweet potatoes are needed rather than saying “2 large.” Because there are large sweet potatoes and laaaaarge sweet potatoes.
BurgerFi Quinoa Burgers // So back to the whole hating faux meat thing. It’s really hard for me to find a veggie burger I will eat at restaurants because so many of them use terrible processed soy patties that are meant to taste like beef and I hate them with the fire of a thousand suns. Hate! Them! I was really excited to try the quinoa burgers at the new BurgerFi in Raleigh and they did not disappoint. My only complaint is that I spent 5 minutes explaining to the cashier that I did not want special sauce on my burger no matter how awesome she claimed it was. And what was slathered all over my burger when I got it? Special sauce. Which I did not like. Just as I told them I wouldn’t. Does that happen to you a lot too? It’s hard being a picky eater, isn’t it?
25 Pumpkin Recipes That Don’t Involve Pie // I did a little round-up of pumpkin recipes on Henry Happened this week. I had trouble only choosing 25. Because I love pumpkin that much. Anyway, go check it out!
I thought I’d also mention that I updated a post I did last year about food photography with an iPhone. I get a lot of emails asking about my photography, and while this post is about using an iPhone (which I don’t anymore), a lot of the tips there are ones I use with my DSLR too. If you think you need a fancy camera to take good photos, you’re wrong! The most important thing you need is natural light. And guess what? It’s free!