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Meatless Monday: Roasted Cherry Tomato Linguine 
Aug. 1, 2010 8:58 pm 
Updated: Aug. 2, 2010 7:13 pm

A quick personal note to start, thanks to everyone who has offered there support to us following my son's motorcycle accident. The bone breaks were pretty bad, he'll be spending the next three months on crutches, but he is on the mend.

We're all starting to get back into our routines and that has come to include collecting all the cherry tomatoes coming ripe in our garden. Many of our other varieties have been hurt by a blight caused by very heavy rains this spring and summer, but the cherry tomatoes are doing well.

Roasting is one of my favorite ways to prepare vegetables, especially tomatoes, (I know, technically not a vegetable) is to roast them. Roasting enhances the flavors of any, but seems to add a wonderful, rich sweetness when done with tomatoes. This recipe takes that sweetness, compliments it with fresh herbs and a touch of heat from red pepper flakes, with some low-fat ricotta to smooth it all out. I topped it with some salty, nutty pecorino cheese.

Mixed with some whole wheat linguine, this dish is wonderfully flavorful and filling. Even Quinn, who is not a fan of either tomatoes or meatless Monday, snarfed this up. You can too, and without guilt. One serving is only 345 calories, with 6 grams of fat and 8 of fiber.

Let's eat!

Get the recipe at Fight the Fat Foodie.

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Aug. 2, 2010 7:13 pm
So happy your son is progressing well. Three months on crutches...yowza! Your recipe sounds simple and good! Thank you.
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