I am a Brand Ambassador for Tuttorosso Tomatoes and created this healthy recipe, Parsi Omelet Frittata, as part of the program. All opinions are my own.
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I have been looking forward to telling you about this trip I took to visit Tuttorosso Tomatoes. It included a farm tour which I loved. I have been starting to see a recurring theme in my life with farms, and feel like the universe is telling me something. I just haven’t figured out what. Should we buy a farm and live on it? My husband laughed out loud when I mentioned that. He and my daughter would love it, but a farm doesn’t exactly fit my life. Should I be writing about farms?
After all they are the unsung heroes who provide us with delicious and nutritious food. Should I start planning farm tours? Wouldn’t that be fun? I just don’t know what my future holds, but I know it has something to do with a farm. I think it has to do with a sense of family. Tuttorosso is a family run operation, literally. The company began in 1942 and has continued to be in the Reichart family since. The farm we visited is owned and run by a family, as is the manufacturing plant and every other part. The Reichart’s take so much pride in their business and it shows in the quality.
It all starts with their seeds. The seedlings are grown in 7 commercial greenhouses to ensure proper quality. They are Non GMO verified. They come off the vine in seconds. Did you see the video above? Isn’t that so cool? Freshness is the next key. I was totally impressed to learn that farms are within a short distance to the factory, less than 2 hours. In fact within 1 hour the tomatoes go from the trucks, sorted, processed, labeled and are ready to ship. The cans are all NON BPA lined and have special liners to lock in the fresh tomato flavor.
I am not kidding when I say you can taste the difference. Seriously, try a tomato straight from the can of a Tuttorosso tomato and one from another brand. Tell me I am right! They can actually trace every can of tomatoes back to the actual field it was grown in. Below you can see the tomatoes that have just been brought to the facility. They have been washed and are heading inside. Did you know Tuttorosso or Red Gold as it is known in parts of the country has over 212 different tomato products?
I particularly was impressed with the way the family is trying to protect the environment. The farmers use crop rotations to keep the soil from being depleted of nutrients. Many farmers are owned by multi-generational families. I think that is what gets me the most. It hits me right in the heart. These people are literally the “salt of the earth”. Even though we may have different lives, I see so much sameness in the love of family, passion for their jobs and respect for the world around them.
We seem to forget about the hard work of the farmer when we buy groceries at the store. Tuttorosso echoes their passion for the environment in their recycling program. They recycle everything, even parts of tomatoes they don’t use. By 2017, they have a goal to have a “zero landfill status”. That is amazing. The cans even make cute flower vases. See the picture below.
When I came home from my trip, my family wanted to hear all the details. They would have loved to be with me visiting the farms and meeting the incredible Reichart family and fantastic employees. They were so welcoming and excited to share their business. Food Done Light is a family business at heart too. That is why I wanted to marry the two, Tuttorosso Tomatoes and my family. Since my husband and daughter could not be part of the trip, I wanted them to be a part of the experience. So we are bringing you my husband’s recipe using Tuttorosso Tomatoes.
My husband is from India and is a Parsi, a descendant of Zoroastrians that emigrated to India from Persia thousands of years ago. He grew up eating a Parsi Omelet, basically an omelet with Indian spices and flavors. I asked him to adapt it into a frittata, so it would serve more people. He cooked this frittata. The ingredients are easy to find. The hard part, I made him measure everything. Oh boy was he complaining about that. He usually just adds a bit of this and a bit of that, not measuring anything.
Now I feel like we have come full circle. My family has been included in this wonderful trip to Indiana by bringing Tuttorosso tomatoes to them. By the way, the whole tomatoes in the photograph are tomatoes from their farm. How cool is that? My husband did use a can of Tuttorosso Diced Tomatoes in the recipe. Buy a can of Tuttorosso Tomatoes, or Red Gold as they are known in some parts of the country, and make our Parsi Omelet Frittata. Then you will have a bit of our family and the Tuttorosso family too. We will all be one big happy family.
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Parsi Omelet Frittata and Tuttorosso Farm Tour
- 12 eggs , lightly beaten
- 1 (14 oz.) can Tuttorosso Diced tomatoes, drained
- ½ cup finely chopped onion
- 3 garlic cloves , minced
- 1 ½ tbsp . grated fresh ginger
- 1 tbsp . minced jalapeno
- ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
- 1 tbsp . ground coriander
- 1 tbsp . ground cumin
- 1 tsp . turmeric
- 1 tsp . kosher salt
- 1 tbsp . grape seed oil
Preheat oven to 400•.
In a large bowl, mix all ingredients except for oil.
In a large ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
Pour in egg mixture and let cook for 5 to 7 minutes, until just set on the edges.
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until eggs are cooked through.
I calculated 7 Weight Watcher Smart Points
Happy Healthy Eating,
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