Did you know that eating Sun Dried Tomatoes can lower your risk for chronic disease? Sun Dried Tomatoes fight free radical in the body. How? Sun Dried Tomatoes contain lycopene, a phytochemical and proven antioxidant that is a free radical fighting machine. Does the same go for fresh tomatoes? No. Sun Dried Tomatoes have 12 x the amount of Lycopene! You can reduce your risk of prostate cancer, digestive disorders, breast, lung cervical cancers and heart disease by eating Sun Dried Tomatoes according to studies.
I thought this was quite impressive and was eager to try Mooney Farms Sun Dried Tomatoes. Mooney Farms is the largest producer of Sun Dried Tomatoes in the United States – bonus for USA!
Mooney Farms Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomatoes Review
Good news! Mooney Farms Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomatoes can be found locally in the Akron, Ohio area. I found a nice display at our local Giant Eagle.
Mooney Farms Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomatoes come in a variety of flavors and packaging. Sun Dried Tomatoes Halves, Sun Dried Tomatoes Julienne-Cut, Sun Dried Tomatoes with Italian Basil, Sun Dried Tomatoes with Zesty Peppers. Great for adding to your favorite recipes or enjoying alone as a healhty snack. You can also buy Mooney Farms Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomatoes in jars including Sun Dried Tomatoe Halves with Extra Virin Olive Oil and Italian Herbs, Sun Dried Tomatoes Julienne Cut with Extra Virgin Olie Oil with Italian Herbs, Sun Dried Tomatoe Pesto Sauce, Bruschetta Sun Dried Tomatoes in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, as well as sauces and marinades.
If you are like me and unsure of how to cook with Sun Dried Tomatoes, have no fear. The Mooney Farms website has an amazing selection of recipes that incorporate all their sun dried tomatoes products. Let me tell you from experience, you will be the hit of the party if you bring a recipe with flavorful Sun Dried Tomatoes. I recently brought the Mooney Farms Sun Dried Tomato Warm Artichoke-Spinach Dip to a family birthday party. Kids as young as 4 (my daughter) and as old as 87 (my kids’ great-grand-pa-pa) devoured this dip. It was quite easy to make too.
This is the Mooney Farms Sun Dried Tomato Warm Artichoke-Spinach Dip taken from the Mooney Farms website.[sws_yellow_box box_size=”479″]
Mooney Farms Sun Dried Tomato Warm Artichoke-Spinach Dip Recipe
Mooney Farms Sun Dried Tomato Warm Artichoke-Spinach Dip Ingredients
- 1/2 lbs mascarpone or cream cheese. Bring to warm/soft
- 3 Ounces heavy cream
- 1/2 Cup Parmesan, grated
- Artichoke hearts: In brine is better than marinated in oil
- 1 Cup drained well
- 1/2 Cup spinach cooked, drained well, chopped very fine
- 1/2 Cup Bella Sun Luci sun dried tomatoes
- 3-4 finely minced garlic cloves
- 2 Teaspoons freshly chopped garden herbs
- 1/3 Cup Panko or other breadcrumbs
- 1 Teaspoon Kosher or sea salt
- 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground preferred
- Optional: 1/4 Teaspoon nutmeg, freshly ground preferred
Mooney Farms Sun Dried Tomato Warm Artichoke-Spinach Dip Recipe Instructions
- Mix everything together except the parmesan and Panko. Blend until smooth and turn into a casserole dish.
- Sprinkle the parmesan and Panko evenly on top and bake for about 10 minutes (check often after 5 minutes) in a preheated 450 degree oven, until perfectly golden brown on top and hot in the middle.
The results were super yummy!
You can also serve as a side to Stonefire Flatbread Naan or eat alone as a healthy snack with a kick.
Buy Mooney Farms Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomatoes
You can buy Mooney Farms Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomatoes on the Mooney Farms website, at retailers nationwide, and on Amazon.com.
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