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THE PERFECT PASTA

THE PERFECT PASTA

This simple, classic dish will have you saying "Chef's Kiss!" ūüėėFeel free to make it your own by personalizing this staple with your choice of meat or vegetables. Ingredients:* 3-4 tablespoons olive oil * 1 16 oz Organic Blended Heirloom Tomatoes * ¬ľ cup chopped onion and/or mushrooms (optional)* 1 small bell pepper (optional) * ¬Ĺ pound sausage, ground meat or meat substitute (optional) * Chili flakes to taste * Sea salt and pepper to taste * ¬Ĺ teaspoon of oregano or other favorite seasonings (optional) * Parmesan to tasteTo create: Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in medium skillet...

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Balakian Farms Organic Heirloom Tomatoes

WHAT ARE HEIRLOOM TOMATOES?

When you think of a tomato, you are probably thinking of that conventional tomato that you find in any grocery store near you. It’s red, plump and although some might be shaped differently than others, they all taste pretty much the same! This can be said about canning tomatoes, but we will save that for another post. Here is why--these tomatoes are bred for quantity not quality. Their DNA has been manipulated to keep up with supply and demand. They are created to withstand their environment until they finally arrive in the hands of the consumer. These tomatoes are great for...

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Balakian Farms Heirloom Tomato BLT Wrap Recipe

Heirloom Tomato BLT Wrap

Heirloom Tomato BLT Wrap This is easy, tasty and healthy all rolled in one. You can always use turkey bacon instead and add in any additional veggies that you prefer. It makes for the perfect lunch or a quick meal anytime.  Ingredients 3 - 4 slices of bacon  Romain lettuce  Cesar dressing Parmesan cheese  8 oz Organic Blended Heirloom Tomatoes Recommended: Cherokee Purple or Pink Oxheart  2 burrito sized wraps or tortillas   Cook bacon in skillet until crisp. Drain all but 1/4 of fat from skillet. Pour Organic Blended Heirloom Tomatoes into the skillet and cook until reduced. In a large bowl, toss chopped romain lettuce, Cesar...

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Balakian Farms Heirloom Tomato Doughnuts Recipe

Heirloom Tomato Doughnuts

Heirloom Tomato Doughnuts Most of us would never think to combine a favorite morning dessert with heirloom tomatoes...but we did! Try this sweet twist on America's favorite pastry.  Ingredients Olive oil or avocado oil for frying  2 cups all purpose flour 3 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp baking powder 8 oz Organic Blended Heirloom Tomatoes Recommended: Yellow Roman Candle 1 tsp salt 5 tbsp butter 3/4 cups milk Powdered sugar for rolling Toppings Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add milk and Organic Blended Tomatoes to mixture. Mix until ingredients are combined. Transfer dough onto a floured flat surface. Knead dough into a ball and add flour...

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Balakian Farms Breakfast Pizza Recipe

Breakfast Pizza

Breakfast Pizza Pizza for breakfast?? We'll take 2 slices, please! Try this twist on pizza with both a breakfast list of ingredients and heirloom tomatoes.  Ingredients 3 slices bacon 1 medium onion, sliced sea salt and pepper 1/4 cup olive oil 10 oz Organic Blended Heirloom Tomatoes Recommended: Pink Oxheart, Purple Cherokee or Orange Strawberry 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves, chopped 1 11 inch flatbread Recommended: lavash or pizza flatbread  1/2 cup shredded provolone  1/2 cup ricotta 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil 4 eggs Fresh basil leaves, torn Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp and set aside. Keep...

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