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Monday, September 9, 2013

Attack of the Killer (stuffed) Tomatoes

they look harmless
For some reason my dad decided to plant 27 tomato plants.  I'm not sure why.  Well, I needed to go to Pennsylvania (AKA HOME) for the weekend and ended up taking back about 8 lbs to Ohio.  

My second question deals with why I took that many lbs. of tomatoes back with me but oh, well.  I had this assumption that I'd just figure out something.  I got a bag of spelt berries which I'm pretty sure will solve world hunger.  Those things when cooked (they take about 45 minutes) increase in size like an angry incredible hulk.  I also don't give two *****s if they're paleo, gluten-free, or fad diet friendly. I just know that I hate rice and I get tired of whole wheat pasta at times.  


6 tomatoes
1 cup of cooked spelt berries, can sub quinoa, rice, pasta, whatever
add to that cooked bumper crop vegetables: I used eggplant, peppers, mushrooms
To make it all stick together, add 1 cup of daiya or mozzarella cheese

Pre-heat the oven to 350.  Cut the tops off your 'maters and make a gentle effort in expelling some of the seeds.  Stuff those bad boys and happily pack them in some Pyrex.  Bake for about 35-45 minutes depending on how soft you like your stuffed tomatoes.  

Calories?  Yes, I would consider two tomatoes (depending on the size) as one serving around 250 Calories, 8 g protein, and 7 g fiber. If you're diabetic, I'd say this runs around 30-35 g Carbohydrates or two servings.  You might want to decrease the spelt berries and add in cannellini beans (they are lowest in the bean/flatulence world and one of the best in protein).