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Hunt’s® Easy Gazpacho #HuntsRecipes

Hunt's® Easy Gazpacho | At This Mama Cooks! On a Diet - thismamacooks.comLooking to throw a party to celebrate American Heart Month? (Hey, why not?!) Here’s a short video on some of the fun ways you can entertain with and serve Hunt's® Easy Gazpacho:

Also, if you haven’t had the chance yet, could you take a minute to fill out a quick survey about tomatoes? Thanks!

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Hunt's® Easy Gazpacho

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14.5 ounces each) Hunt's® Petite Diced Tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (15 ounces each) Hunt's® Tomato Sauce
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 3/4 cup chopped yellow bell pepper (3/4 cup = 1 medium pepper)
  • 1/3 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in large bowl; stir well.
  2. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate and serve chilled.
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4 servings
  • Serving size: 1-1/3 cups each
  • Calories: 137
  • Total Fat: 7g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated fat: 6g
  • Sodium: 894mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Remember, Hunt's diced, whole, stewed, and crushed tomatoes are naturally peeled with steam – FlashSteamed – not with chemicals like some other brands use. Plus, they add no artificial preservatives in the process. So you can feel good about using 100% natural Hunt's tomatoes in your recipes.

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Disclosure: I’ve been compensated by Hunt’s for my time and efforts on their behalf. All opinions and experiences are my own.

Hunt’s® Shrimp and Rice Skillet #HuntsRecipes

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It’s not often that I find a recipe on a brand’s website that I fall in love with, but this one from Hunt’s Signature RecipesShrimp and Rice Skillet - is certainly an exception. It reminds me a little bit of Spanish rice or a New Orleans style rice and shrimp dish. Even better, it’s a perfect dish to celebrate American Heart Month.

But before I share the recipe with you, could you take a minute to fill out a quick survey about tomatoes? Thanks!

This was a big hit with my husband, Paul, who added a few dashes of his favorite hot sauce to spice it up. I found it very easy to make and something that I could cook up often, since I always have shrimp and peas in the freezer and cans of Hunt’s FlashSteamed Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes and Tomato Sauce along with some long-grain white rice in the pantry.

I usually have onions on hand, too, along with a jar of caldo con sabor de pollo (Mexican style, powdered chicken bouillon that you can find in the Hispanic section of your supermarket). If you’re unable to find caldo con sabor de pollo or don’t want to use it because it contains MSG, you could substitute chicken broth for the water and add a big pinch of kosher salt.

Also, I did make one slight change to Hunt’s original recipe. I did NOT drain the can of Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes as I didn’t see the need for it. Also, while the rice is cooking during the final simmer, make sure to check it once in a while to make sure the rice isn’t sticking to the pan and browning. If you find that it is, lower the heat a bit and give the rice mixture a good stir.

Here’s a step-by-step video of the cooking process:

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Hunt's® Shrimp and Rice Skillet

Time saving note: use precooked, shell and tail off shrimp. Defrost and cook long enough in Step 1 to heat through.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Pure Wesson® Canola Oil, divided
  • 1 pound shrimp, thawed if frozen, peeled, deveined
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice, uncooked
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces each) Hunt's® Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces each) Hunt's® Tomato Sauce
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons caldo con sabor de pollo (chicken bouillon)
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas

Directions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and pepper; cook 3 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink, stirring frequently. Remove from skillet; set aside and keep warm.
  2. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in same skillet. Add onion and garlic; cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add rice; cook 3 minutes more or until rice is browned lightly, stirring frequently.
  4. Add drained tomatoes, sauce, water and bouillon to skillet; stir to combine.
  5. Bring to a boil; cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
  6. Return shrimp to skillet; add peas. Heat 3 minutes more or until shrimp and peas are hot.
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 40 Minutes
Servings: 4 servings
  • Serving size: 1-1/2 cups each
  • Calories: 357
  • Total Fat: 8g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated fat: 7g
  • Sodium: 1182mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 51g
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 17g
  • Cholesterol: 86mg
 

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Remember, Hunt's diced, whole, stewed, and crushed tomatoes are naturally peeled with steam – FlashSteamed – not with chemicals like some other brands use. Plus, they add no artificial preservatives in the process. So you can feel good about using 100% natural Hunt's tomatoes in your recipes.

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Disclosure: I’ve been compensated by Hunt’s for my time and efforts on their behalf. All opinions and experiences are my own.

Hunt’s® Fire-Roasted Tomato Vegetable Soup #HuntsRecipes

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There’s nothing better than homemade vegetable soup on a cold winter’s night. Or when you just got your braces tightened, like my son Nathan, and want something easy to eat. Luckily, this Hunt’s Signature Recipe is as easy to make as it is to eat. All you need to do is cut up a large zucchini, carrots, and an onion, add some spices and Hunt’s Tomatoes, a little water, and some frozen corn and you’re ready to go. With all these heart healthy vegetables, this is a terrific recipe to celebrate American Heart Month, too!

But before I share the recipe with you, could you take a minute to fill out a quick survey about tomatoes? Thanks!

Yes, you can make soup from scratch on a weeknight!

We’re all busy, busy, busy especially on weeknights when everyone’s coming home starving from work or after school activities. To cut the prep time in half, use frozen precut zucchini, onions, and carrots. Just adjust the timing to completely cook through the vegetables.

If you have a little extra time, make a double batch and freeze half. That way, you have a batch ready to go on those nights when you’re too busy to cook. Just defrost and heat up the soup in the microwave or on the stove top.

Finally, a few pointers. First, adding freshly grated Parmesan cheese to your individual soup bowl is so worth the calories. Yum! It’s easy to grate a bit over your soup bowl. However, you can save time by buying a container of grated, fresh Parmesan at the grocery store. (Please don’t use that weird powdered “Parmesan” that comes in cans in the spaghetti sauce section. The fresh stuff is so much tastier.)

Second, if you think the vegetable soup may be too spicy for you or your family, cut back on the ground red pepper. Instead, have a bottle of hot sauce on the table for those who like their food spicy and hot!

Third, smoked paprika is different from regular paprika. Its smokiness adds a lot to this soup recipe, so it’s worth buying if smoked paprika is not already in your spice cabinet.

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Hunt's® Fire-Roasted Tomato Vegetable Soup | At This Mama Cooks! On a Diet - thismamacooks.com

Hunt's® Fire-Roasted Tomato Vegetable Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Pure Wesson® Canola Oil
  • 2 cups chopped zucchini
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces each) Hunt's® Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups Hunt's® Tomato Sauce
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Heat oil in large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add zucchini, carrots and onion; cook 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add paprika and red pepper; cook 1 minute more or until fragrant, stirring constantly. Add corn, undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce and water; bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 10 minutes for flavors to blend.
  4. Ladle soup into bowls; sprinkle with cheese.
Prep Time: 35 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 45 Minutes
Servings: 6 servings
  • Serving size: 1-1/2 cups each
  • Calories: 159
  • Total Fat: 7 g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Unsaturated fat: 5g
  • Sodium: 837mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg

Remember, Hunt's diced, whole, stewed, and crushed tomatoes are naturally peeled with steam – FlashSteamed  – not with chemicals like some other brands use. Plus, they add no artificial preservatives in the process. So you can feel good about using 100% natural Hunt's tomatoes in your recipes.

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Disclosure: I’ve been compensated by Hunt’s for my time and efforts on their behalf. All opinions and experiences are my own.

Hunt’s® Crispy Breaded Tilapia #HuntsRecipes

Hunt's® Crispy Breaded Tilapia #HuntsRecipesIf you aren’t a fish fan because, well, it’s too fishy, you should give tilapia and this recipe from Hunt’sCrispy Breaded Tilapia – a try. First of all, tilapia is very mild tasting and fairly inexpensive. I buy the big frozen packs of it at my local discount warehouse store at a terrific price. Cost wise it’s comparable to chicken rather than beef. What’s also nice about the big freezer packs is that each fish is individually wrapped so they don’t get freezer burn.

Another reason to try tilapia is that fish is low in fat and calories and a great food if you’re trying to eat healthier. While this recipe is breaded and pan fried, the “bad stuff” is done on a minimal level – a little bit of bread crumbs, a little bit of egg, and a small amount of oil. Between the antioxidants in the Hunt’s tomatoes and the healthy goodness of a lean protein like tilapia, this is the perfect dish for American Heart Month.

But before I share the recipe with you, could you take a minute to fill out a quick survey about tomatoes? Thanks!

Hunt's® Crispy Breaded Tilapia #HuntsRecipes

A note about bread crumbs

If you’re gluten free, you can make your own bread crumbs from gluten free bread. Toast it, then chopped it up in a food processor or blender. Add some Italian seasoning, maybe a little salt and pepper, and voila!

Another alternative to traditional bread crumbs is panko, a Japanese style bread crumb. I was able to find an Italian version of panko at my grocery store, and you can order gluten free panko online. Comparing labels, I found that panko seemed a little more “natural” and healthy than regular Italian bread crumbs. Plus, I like the crunch that panko gives to fish dishes, so that’s what I used when I cooked up this Hunt’s Signature Recipe.

I found that this recipe creates enough sauce for twice the amount of fish, so double the amount of fish and breading ingredient. Even better, use the extra sauce on a side of heart healthy steamed vegetables or a healthy whole grain like brown rice or quinoa.

Hunt's® Crispy Breaded Tilapia #HuntsRecipes

Hunt's® Crispy Breaded Tilapia

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup Italian-style bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) Hunt's® Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic and Oregano, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) Hunt's® Tomato Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tilapia fillets, thawed if frozen (4 fillets = 1 pound)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Combine cheese and bread crumbs in shallow dish; set aside. Place egg in another shallow dish; set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until tender. Add undrained tomatoes, sauce and vinegar. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Dip each fillet in egg, coating both sides. Coat with cheese mixture; place in skillet.
  4. Cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with fork (145°F).
  5. Serve tomato mixture over fish.
Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Total Time: 50 Minutes
Servings: Makes 4 servings
  • Serving size: 1 fillet with 1/2 cup sauce each
  • Calories: 315
  • Total Fat: 15g
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Unsaturated fat: 12g
  • Sodium: 982mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 26g
  • Cholesterol: 82mg

Remember, Hunt's diced, whole, stewed, and crushed tomatoes are naturally peeled with steam – FlashSteamed – not with chemicals like some other brands use. Plus, they add no artificial preservatives in the process. So you can feel good about using 100% natural Hunt's tomatoes in your recipes.

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Disclosure: I’ve been compensated by Hunt’s for my time and efforts on their behalf. All opinions and experiences are my own.

Heart healthy cooking with Hunt’s tomatoes #HuntsRecipes

Heart healthy cooking with Hunt's tomatoes #HuntsRecipes

Most folks know it’s important incorporate vegetables in our diets, but trying to get kids (and their picky parents) to eat them can be a chore! That’s why I’m a big advocate for cooking with tomato sauce and diced tomatoes from cans. First, Hunt’s tomatoes are full of antioxidants like lycopene. Second, they’re super convenient to use, especially when you have to get a meal on the table in half an hour. That’s why I’m working with Hunt’s during American Hearth Month to introduce you to their Signature Recipe Collection and show you why Hunt’s is a delicious, convenient and healthy tomato brand with which to cook.

But before I tell you about the Hunt’s tomato difference, could you take a minute to fill out a quick survey about tomatoes? Thanks!

The Hunt’s tomato difference – FlashSteam®

Hunt's uses FlashSteam® to peel their diced, whole, stewed, and crushed tomatoes. Other tomato brands use chemicals to peel theirs. Hunt’s also harvests their tomatoes at the peak of freshness. And all of their diced, whole, stewed, and crushed tomatoes go from farm to can in just a matter of hours. Not only does that lock in flavor and nutrition, it makes for great tasting tomatoes, too.

Rediscovering Hunt’s products

Now I’ve always known that Hunt’s made tomato sauce and diced tomatoes, but I had no idea about their diced fire roasted tomatoes. Or that their diced tomatoes came with seasoning already added like their basil, garlic and oregano variety that comes with or without salt. I also recently discovered that you can now get Hunt’s tomato sauce in Tetra Pak boxes, which comes in handy when you’re making up a big batch of spaghetti sauce.

Just more ways to get those heart healthy Hunt’s tomato products into your cooking!

Hunt’s Signature Recipe Collection

For American Heart Month, I’ll be sharing a few healthy recipes from Hunt’s Signature Recipe Collection. I picked ones that are perfect busy nights when you don’t have a lot of time, are family friendly, and can easily be adapted for parties and casual entertaining.

Heart healthy cooking with Hunt's tomatoes #HuntsRecipes

Here’s what I’ll be cooking up this month:

What recipe would you make from Hunt’s Signature Recipe Collection?

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Disclosure: I’ve been compensated by Hunt’s for my time and efforts on their behalf. All opinions and experiences are my own.