Savor Summer’s Abundance – Tomatoes

Nothing says summer like a neighbor’s tomato crop gone wild!  Hopefully you have such a neighbor because vine ripe, home grown tomatoes are one of mother natures most delicious treats.  This motivational speaker believes it’s all about fresh, local, and seasonal foods to support a healthier lifestyle.  When you choose produce at their peak of sweetness, very few other ingredients are needed.  As in the case of tomatoes.  Try some of these suggestions:

  • Try as many new varieties of heirlooms as you can find.  Put them in everything and have them around to snack on with your fresh herbs.
  • Get yourself a dehydrator and dry them for future use.  Trust me, dried heirloom tomatoes at their peak of sweetness are definitely nature’s candy.  You can savor this flavor by using them to make sauces, salsas and soups to freeze and be used at a later date.
  • Make your own simple salsa with chopped tomatoes, onion, cilantro, lime or lemon juice and jalapeno pepper.
  • Sandwiches: Breakfast egg sandwich on a whole wheat english muffin, slice of avocado and luscious red tomato.  Always add a thick slice to your lunch sandwich
  • Simple side salad: Chopped tomato, cucumber and sweet onion drizzled with balsamic vinegar and a tiny amount of crumbled blue cheese
  • Try that Quinoa I blogged about earlier with chopped tomatoes, parsley, crumbled feta, lemon juice and olive oil

Savor the summer while it’s offering us this abundance of fruits and veggies!  Happy eating!

From your motivational speaker, Polly Pitchford, who has a breakfast sandwich on her mind…



Motivational Speaker Polly Pitchford didn’t always know the phytochemical benefits of kale, in fact, those words weren’t even in her vocabulary 30 years ago. Neither did she see any reason to do jumping jacks on a cement surface for an hour. But all it took was a chance vegetarian cooking class and some high-energy music to open her eyes upon a whole new world of healthy living. For 30 years Polly has practiced, studied, taught, educated and lived a healthy lifestyle that makes her such a powerful speaker.

Polly’s down-to-Earth and humorous approach mirrors her own lifelong journey to lasting, positive changes. The audience walks away with tangible plans for improving their health and their lives through food, fitness and fun.
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  1. Polly, this motivational speaker was motivated to go pop 20 Grape Tomatoes in my mouth half way through your post! Not all at the same time, thank goodness.

  2. Oh Polly you know the way to THIS motivational speaker’s heart!  can I add his one? On one of those Morningstar Farms black bean cakes, melt a little bit of jalepeno pepper cheese and top with a thick slice of tomato and several slices of avocado.  Oh heaven. 

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