Health Begins in the Kitchen: Stuff ed Tomatoes with Quinoa and Sweet Corn

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Recipe by Dr. Joanne Mumola Williams ~

Northern California can enjoy them later, even into the fall. My Brandywines don’t even start producing until Septem- ber. Here’s a way to prepare some of your larger varieties that lend themselves to stuffi ng.


YIELD Vegan, Gluten and Dairy Free [makes 4 servings]

INGREDIENTS: ½ cup quinoa 1 cup water 4 large tomatoes 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

½ cup fi nely diced red or yellow onions

Kernels from 1 medium ear of corn

¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste ¼ teaspoon pepper, or to taste

lthough many parts of the country har- vest their tomatoes in mid summer,

DIRECTIONS: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8 inch by 8 inch baking dish.

the quinoa in a strainer cold

water for

several minutes. Place in a small saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes or until all of the water is absorbed. Re- move from the heat and set aside. Prepare the tomatoes. Slice

the top off of each tomato. With a sharp knife, remove the pulp by cutting into the tomato at an angle. Dice the pulp and set aside. Scoop out the remaining seeds with a spoon and discard. Set the hollow tomatoes in the

Prepare the quinoa. Rinse under

baking dish. Prepare the fi lling. Heat the

oil in a frying pan. Add the onions, corn, salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes or until the onions soften. Add the tomato pulp and cook another 3 min- utes. Stir in the cooked quinoa. Stuff the to- and

matoes bake


for 20 Gen-

tly remove the stuffed toma- toes from the baking dish and

serve. Nutrition

Per serving: 169 calories, 5 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 mg cho- lesterol, 6 g protein, 27 g car- bohydrates, 4.5 g dietary fi ber and 305 mg sodium.

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