You say “tomato”; I say “Yes, please!”.

Woo! It’s chilly! I don’t know if it’s the fact that I’m sick, or if my body is begging for Spring, but I just could NOT get warm today. Today was pretty relaxed, though. I’ve been getting all of my tax forms together and talking to clients. Get ready to see some exciting stuff on here in the next few months! =)

While I was sitting at home sneezing, sipping lemon-spiked tea and taking business calls in my Tranformer jammies, Geoph was at work standing on his feet all day. So I decided to make (my version) of comfort food for dinner. To me, comfort food is nutritious, warm and flavor-packed. I’ll take a big bowl of vegan collard greens over mac & cheese ANY day. I decided on roasted Brussels sprouts with mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes with garlic. One problem… I didn’t HAVE any sun-dried tomatoes.

So I made my own. =) A lot of the recipes I’ve seen for oven-baked “sun dried” tomatoes incorporate extra (and in my opinion, unneeded) oils and fats. So I submit, for your approval, my recipe for (fat free & low calorie) sun dried tomatoes! =)

Since I was only cooking for the two of us, this is a very small amount. However, this is more a post about method than exact measurements. Also, Geoph and I consume a copious amount of garlic. Feel free to modify as needed. =)

Mmm... come to momma....

Mmm... come to momma....

No fat added Faux sun dried Tomatoes!

– 2 Roma Tomatoes
– 4 Cloves of Garlic, minced
-2 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning
– Sea Salt, to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with foil and cover with cooking spray. Sprinkle a bit of salt on the foil where your tomatoes will be (this will not only add flavor, but will aide in the drying/baking process).

Slice tomatoes about 1/4″ to 1/2″ thick. (be careful not to make them TOO thin, or they’ll burn. The thicker they are, the longer they’ll take to fully dry.) Spread out your lovely little tomato discs on the foil, and be careful not to crowd them. Top with garlic and seasoning.

Bake at 350 for about an hour and a half, turning once after 45 minutes and keeping a close eye in the last half hour.

And walla! No fat added dried tomatoes. =)

Well, that’s it for me tonight, loves. Let me know if you try this, and what modifications you make! =)

xx-
Zoe

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About zoedujour

I'm basically your modern-day gypsy (and I have the Czechoslovakian bloodline to back it up.). Life is meant to be lived & enjoyed. On November 5th, 2011 I married the love of my life, the one and only Mr. Geopherie Clemmons. I sing, dabble in vintage clothing sales, photography, voice over work, teaching, jewelery design and whatever else holds my interest for the moment, including this blog.
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