Friday Foodie Fix Tomato Gluten Free Recipes

gluten free recipes Welcome back to our weekly event, Friday Foodie Fix.  This is where you link up your gluten free recipes each week that contain the Secret Ingredient!

You will also find each week there will be loads of information on that ingredient so even if you don’t have any recipes to share, you’ll gather some useful information.

Make sure you check back to see what recipes have been added.

This week’s secret ingredient is Tomato!

Healthy Facts

Tomatoes are one of those beautifully colored red and orange foods that are full of lycopene.  Just a reminder that lycopene is associated with lowering the risk for several types of cancer including skin, breast, cervical, lung and prostate.  It also is known to lower the risk for macular degeneration.  Don’t forget it helps lower the risk for coronary artery disease.  It’s a good source for Vitamin C and both help to stimulate the immune system.  If you want to get 2-8 more times the amount of lycopene, cook your tomatoes to release the carotenoid bound within the cell walls.  Oh and lets not forget the iron, potassium, fiber, b vitamins and quercetin (a phytochemical that helps protects against cancer as well as heart and degenerative eye disease).

How to Buy

Look for plump tomatoes with tight skin and dark color.  Oh and give them a sniff.  You’ll want to find an earthy scent.

How to Store

Do not put those beautiful tomatoes into the refrigerator but into a nice bowl on your countertop or table.  If you need them to ripen you can place them into a paper bag.

Favorite Tip

All of those good benefits I just shared on the lycopene in tomatoes will need fat to be used.  Lycopene is fat-soluable so make sure you eat both raw and cooked tomatoes with a little fat.  Think about Olive Oil for salads or coconut oils when cooking.

Last Week’s Favorite Links

Nom Yum & Free shared Mini Summer Squash and Baby Carrot Cupcakes

Gluten Free Happy Tummy shared Summer Squash Fries

The Tasty Alternative shared Garden Summer Pasta 

Linking up Guidelines

  • Share your own recipe using the Secret Ingredient. This must be your recipe, not copied from someone else.  If you were inspired by another recipe you MUST ALWAYS note that in your recipe.
  • Link the URL of your Specific Individual Recipe Post,  NOT to your home page.
  • Please link back to this post, not a static page so your readers can find the recipes here.
  • When you link, please tell us what you’re sharing.
  • This is a Gluten Free Resource so please make sure you share gluten free recipes.
  • Recipes do not need to be brand new on your blog, just your own and contain the Secret Ingredient.
  • There is no limit to how many times you can post on any given Secret Ingredient,  just Link Back.
  • Please use the FFF icon in your post and feel free to add it to your sidebar!  Here’s the code:  <a href=”http://www.thewholegang.org/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://www.thewholegang.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/FFF-thewholegang.jpg” width=261 height=256 border=0></a>

Next Week’s Secret Ingredient for Friday Foodie Fix is … Carrots!

Now it’s your turn to share your gluten free recipes with tomatoes below.

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5 Responses to Friday Foodie Fix Tomato Gluten Free Recipes

  1. glutenfreehappytummy July 20, 2012 at 10:34 am #

    Hi Diane! Thank you so much for featuring my Zucchini Fries! This week, I shared my Lasagna Roll Ups! They're Gluten Free, Marker's Diet friendly, with a Vegan Option! Have a great weekend!

  2. Devin @NomYum&Free July 20, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    Hi Diane! Happy Friday!!

    Thanks so much for favoriting my (top 8 allergen free) Mini Summer Squash Baby Carrot Cupcakes, which are packed with zucchini, carrots, and pineapples! I'm actually planning on making these treats again (w and w/o icing) this weekend, since they were such a hit with my children (for whom I sometimes need creative ways to get to eat their veggies). Guess they would have also been perfect to share next week – with the upcoming carrot theme. :)

    Have a great weekend and thanks for hosting!

  3. Shirley @ gfe July 20, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    Hi Diane–I've linked up a few recipes, including my favorite Tomato Rosemary Mint Ice Cream. One has to try that to believe how good it is! ;-)

    Happy Tomato Time of Year! :-)
    Shirley

  4. heathergfc July 20, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    Hi Diane!

    I've been eating tomatos like there's no tomorrow! Pureeing into raw marinara, marinating in balsamic vinegar and olive oil, and tossing them in every summer salad. I'm linking up an old recipe that I love…Watermelon and Tomato Salad. Plus, my blog post about it features two of the coolest kids!

    I must go check out Shirley's Tomato Rosemary Mint Ice Cream! Really? That woman never ceases to amaze me!

    xoxo

  5. amber July 20, 2012 at 5:44 pm #

    Hi Diane,

    Thanks for featuring my Garden Summer Pasta! :-)

    This week I am sharing 3 recipes that contain tomatoes. Sun dried tomato and artichoke "pasta," an easy marinara recipe, and grain free Mexican rice.

    Have a great weekend.

    –Amber

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