Harvest Appetizers and Snacks

Written by Denise

Denise Costello is a Cannabis Nurse and Educator, Holistic Health Coach, and Creator of the Energized Living Method. She teaches people how to reach a better quality of life through the safe utilization of plant medicine and other progressive tools. Denise is on a mission to erase the stigma associated with getting high so more people who are in pain and suffering can heal and remain resilient during times of extreme physical and mental challenges, knowing their whole body is protected and fortified with what it needs to stay off meds, active and enjoy life.

October 8, 2012

Tomatoes, Tomatoes, Tomatoes! Do you have an abundance of tomatoes that you don’t know what to do with?

You must try my Roasted Tomato recipe. It’s one of my fav’s because it is sooo simple, flavorful, versatile, annnd not to mention healthy! You will find that this comforting appetizer brings your guests around the table, promoting conversation and great noshing. If you have any leftovers they can really jazz up your eggs, wrap,  or pasta dish.  The best part is you can put all those tomatoes to use!

Last  weekend, I used  the Roasted Tomatoes as a topping to baked mushrooms, stuffed with my Roasted Eggplant Hummus. I served this with a delicious Pinot Noir Pietra Santa from Pairings Wine and Food. It was a hit at our neighborhood block party.

For the  football crowd, I created what I call Harvest Flatbread, made with my Sweet Potato Hummus, caramelized onions, goat cheese and crispy sage snipped from the  garden.

The colors in this appetizer even looked like fall!  Beer seemed like the the perfect complement. So, I saw this as the perfect opportunity to try Bards gluten free beer. I was curious, Gluten free Beer? Well, it was a very successful combination, and no beer bloating!

If you would like to create these Harvest Appetizers I have  enclosed the recipes for you.

However, if you are out enjoying the fall beauty and don’t feel like spending a lot of time in the kitchen, stop by Pairings Wine and Food and pick up my Roasted Eggplant  Hummus and Sweet Potato Hummus .

You can also find me at the Winchester Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9:30- 1:30 where you can watch one of my Fit Foodie presentations or pickup one of my hummus spreads.

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  1. Lori

    Looking forward to trying the roasted eggplant and roasted tomatoes soon!


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