The Foodie Physician

The Foodie Physician

Physician, Chef, Recipe Developer & Board Certified Foodie

Dining with the Doc: Pan con Tomate (Tomato Bread)

A delightful combination of toasted bread and fresh tomatoes, this easy recipe is one of the most widely eaten dishes in Spain.

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Sometimes the simplest dishes are the best.   Originating in Catalonia, this tomato bread is one of the most common and well-loved dishes in Spain.


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You don't even really need a recipe.  A fresh loaf of bread is toasted and rubbed with garlic and tomato to give it a light coating of tomato pulp.  It’s then finished with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkling of sea salt.


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Serve Pan con Tomate alone or for a heartier dish, top it with some Serrano ham or Manchego cheese. My favorite way to eat it is with my Spanish Garlic Shrimp to soak up all of the delicious, garlicky sauce.  


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Pan con Tomate (Tomato Bread)
Makes 8 servings

Ingredients:
1 loaf ciabatta bread or other thick, crusty loaf of bread
2 cloves garlic, peeled
2 ripe Roma tomatoes
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt to taste


Directions:
Slice the loaf of bread in half horizontally.  Toast the bread in the toaster oven or under the broiler until golden brown. 

While the bread is still hot, rub the garlic all over the cut sides of the bread.  Cut the tomatoes in half and rub the tomato on the bread, coating it with the tomato pulp.  Drizzle the olive oil on top and sprinkle with sea salt.  Serve immediately while still warm.  Serve alone or with Spanish Garlic Shrimp.  


One serving: Calories 151; Fat 4.6g (Sat 0.8g); Protein 4.1g; Carb 22.7g; Fiber 1.5g; Calcium 37mg; Iron 1.4mg; Sodium 249mg; Folate 133μg


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Dining with the Doc: Spanish Garlic Shrimp

Simple and delicious, this classic Spanish dish is perfect for casual summer entertaining.


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This dish is near and dear to my heart.  It brings back memories of the incredible trip my husband Pete and I took to Spain in 2010 for our five-year anniversary.  It was quite an adventure filled with plenty of amazing sites, culture and of course, food.  Our trip included some time in San Sebastian, a picturesque seaside town and Spain’s culinary capital.  With 15 Michelin stars, San Sebastian is one of the top foodie destinations in the world.  

Dining with the Doc: Beef Kofta Kebabs with Tzatziki Sauce

These aren’t your usual kebabs!  My Beef Kofta Kebabs with Tzatziki Sauce are bursting with flavor and protein.   


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By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by The Beef Checkoff and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.


This is a dish that the whole family will love!  Kofta kebabs are common in many parts of the Mediterranean, Middle East and Persia. They’re made with ground meat instead of cubed meat and are packed with flavor.  Think ground beef mixed with fresh parsley, garlic and warm spices like coriander and cumin.  Yum!  Serve them with my creamy tzatziki sauce and some flat bread and you’ve got a delicious and easy meal that’s perfect for casual summer dining.

Dining with the Doc: Olive and Sundried Tomato Crusted Fish



Featuring healthy Mediterranean ingredients, this colorful, no-fuss dish is perfect for summer. 


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When people ask me what the key is to easy, nutritious, stress-free cooking, one of the tips I always give is to stock your kitchen well. Having a well-stocked kitchen means that you can make delicious and healthy meals in a pinch without having to make last-minute runs to the grocery store.

Some of the items I always have on hand are dried pasta, whole grains like quinoa, oats and barley, lentils, canned beans, tomatoes and tomato sauce, nuts, capers and olives.  I also keep my freezer stocked with plenty of staples like frozen vegetables, fruit (especially berries), sprouted grain bread, pizza dough, seafood and chicken breast.

Dining with the Doc: Key Lime Pie Frozen Yogurt

Cool down this summer with my Key Lime Pie Frozen Yogurt.  Making frozen yogurt has never been so fun!

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Disclosure: As a Stonyfield Blogger, I received the YayLabs Ice Cream ball and a sample of Stonyfield Organic Yogurt free to develop this post.  All opinions expressed are my own.


As the mother of a very active toddler, I’m always looking for new and fun activities to do with her.  So when Stonyfield teamed up with YayLabs!, I jumped at the chance to try out their SoftShell Ice Cream Ball.  A fun summer activity to share with my daughter and at the end of it all, we would have a delicious frozen yogurt treat- how can you beat that?

Dining with the Doc: Cherry Lime Granita

An incredibly refreshing dessert, my Cherry Lime Granita just sings summer!




This month, the Recipe Redux challenged us to share how we showcase lovely July fruits and veggies, whether it comes from the farmers’ market, a CSA share or a plot of dirt in our backyard.  Unfortunately, I don’t have my own garden but this time of year, the local farmers’ markets are just brimming with beautiful, vibrant produce. 

Dining with the Doc: Mojo Pork Tenderloin


My Mojo Pork Tenderloin is packed with bright Cuban flavors.  Cook it in the oven or on the grill for the perfect summer meal.

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If you’re looking for a nutritious summer recipe that the whole family will love, then this dish is for you!  My Mojo Pork Tenderloin is packed with classic Cuban ingredients. Fresh citrus juice is combined with garlic and spices to infuse the pork with bright flavor as well as a hefty dose of Vitamin C.   

Pork tenderloin is a lean cut of pork that’s a healthier alternative to higher fat cuts like bacon, sausage, pork belly or spareribs. It’s low in fat and rich in protein, B vitamins, and minerals like zinc and selenium.  Nutritionally, it’s similar in profile to chicken breast with even fewer calories per ounce.   

Dining with the Doc: Avocado Yogurt Dip

This easy Avocado Yogurt Dip is the perfect, no-cook summer recipe!


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Summertime is the perfect time to enjoy casual, no-cook dishes like chips and dip.  This month Stonyfield paired up with Late July, a company that makes delicious snacks with all organic, non-GMO ingredients.  We sampled their organic sea salt multigrain snack chips and even my 2-year-old daughter loved them!

Dining with the Doc: Introducing New Flavors to Kids



I was recently asked to write a post for the Tasty Bite blog.  If you're not familiar with Tasty Bite, it is a wonderful, socially responsible company that makes all-natural, ready-to-eat, vegetarian dishes with great taste, convenience and value.  All of their products, which include Indian entrees, Asian noodles and rice dishes, can be heated in the microwave in minutes, making them a great option for days when you want a nutritious meal but are short on time.  The subject of my post?  One I am very familiar with... how to introduce new flavors to your kids.  Below is a little snippet of my post.  Click on the link to read the full post and get my recipe for Tasty Bite Taquitos.    


As the parent of a toddler, I know from personal experience how challenging mealtime can be. I make plenty of dishes that I know my daughter Sienna would enjoy if I could just get her to try them. It’s a timeless conundrum that many parents face. How do you get your young children to try new foods and flavors that they stubbornly refuse to eat because they are unfamiliar with them?  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Dining with the Doc: Spicy Thai Chili Tuna Meatballs




Packed with Asian flavors, these mini tuna meatballs are perfect for summer entertaining!


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I love summer cooking, don’t you?  When I think of summer recipes, I think of simple dishes that are easy to make and even easier to eat.  I think of recipes that can feed a crowd for a casual backyard get-together, a picnic or even a trip to the beach.  When summer comes around, I definitely prefer dishes that can be popped in the oven or cooked on a grill rather than those that involve sweating over a hot stove! 

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