If you are a cook, then you know just how amazing sun-dried tomatoes can be in creating mouthwatering dishes as well as elevating everyday basics like eggs and salad. I am a HUGE fan of sun-dried tomatoes! I remember watching the episode of friends when Chandler was confused with what was wrong with sun-dried tomatoes and Monica replied, “They are so 1980′s”. Well, I’m with Chandler, they are SO now! I love how versatile these little jewels are and that they can literally be used in every style of cooking from Italian and Mediterranean to American and Mexican.
I was excited to learn that Bella Sun Luci products were gluten-free. I received this nice gift of 4 different types of jarred and packed in oil sun-dried tomatoes as well as 3 flavors of julienne cut sun-dried tomatoes in bags that are shelf stable. For my everyday clean eating menu I leaned towards the bags tomatoes as they felt lighter and more fresh. I loved tossing them into my morning omelet or adding it to our pasta dishes. In fact, we created this amazing dish using the Bella Sun Luci Italian Basil bagged sun-dried tomatoes as well as fresh tomatoes.
Easy Garden Pasta w/ Meat
1/4 C. Bella Sun Luci sun-dried tomatoes NOT packed in oil
2 C. halved cherry tomatoes
1/2 pound organic, lean ground beef
2 C. dry gluten-free pasta
5 fresh basil leaves, chopped
Real Salt to taste
In a pot, boil 8 C. water. Meanwhile, cook meat in a frying pan until cooked through and no longer pink. Add pasta to boiling water and cook until al dente. Drain and add pasta and remaining ingredients to the meat. Simmer on low 20-30 min. making sure to stir often. Enjoy hot with more fresh basil on top.
I found that the sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil were the most flavorful over our fish and chicken as well as chopped and added to salad. I thought the flavor was smooth and robust. I love that they are packed in extra virgin olive oil at the peak of freshness. The great thing about sun-dried tomatoes is that they have 12x’s the cancer fighting antioxidants, lycopene than fresh tomatoes. Now you know I encourage eating fresh, local and clean but I love that there are amazing products out there to add life and zest to our food while also helping to improve our immune function and more! Bella Sun Luci sun-dried tomatoes from Mooney Farms in Newman, CA do just that.
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*I was provided with product for review. I was not required to write a positive feature. These are my opinions and my opinions alone. Please note that this giveaway is open to those in the continental US only.