I recently had the delicious pleasure of reviewing some outstanding products from Bella Sun Luci. It was remarkable timing, actually, because I was in the deep stages of grieving for ripe tomatoes. As much as I love autumn and winter, I miss fresh produce badly!
When the box from Bella Sun Luci came, I tore right into it. I happened to have a huge pot of homemade soup on the stove (beef, okra, tomato juice, carrots, potatoes, celery, corn, garbanzo beans, lima beans, asparagus…). I’d tasted the soup about 30 minutes before the UPS man came and had determined that it needed a little pick-me-up.
As I took out the products, my eyes met the pick-me-up and off to the stove we went. I added half the bag of Sun Dried Tomatoes with Zesty Peppers to the pot and stirred them in. Oh, the aroma! I saved half the bag with omelets in mind for the next morning (they were amazing – the dried tomatoes and zesty peppers took them up to a whole new level.)
Later, when I served the soup for supper, my family (and I!) devoured several bowls. The Sun Dried Tomatoes with Zesty Peppers gave the soup so much wonderful flavor – and it doesn’t get much easier than opening a bag and pouring contents into a pot. Or an omelet.
The next product I was anxious to try was the amazing sounding Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Sauce with Whole Pinenuts. Of course the obvious (and Heavenly) option for this sauce would be toasted bread. However, I had a pot of homemade soup on cooking for supper and planned to serve rolls – not Italian or French bread.
It was still a few hours until supper, however, and I desperately wanted to try out the pesto sauce with pinenuts – so I fashioned a little snack. I knew my husband and daughters would be up for a little mid-afternoon snacking as well so I took a block of cream cheese out of the refrigerator and placed it on a plate. Then I “painted” the white block with the pesto sauce. It looked just like a little brick! My youngest daughter thought it looked more like a baby meatloaf, but I’m sticking with the brick.
I placed a variety of crackers on a platter and put the brick in the middle. Delicious!!! All Bella Sun Luci products are packed with 100 percent Pure Olive Oil, which makes the flavor really something special. Olive Oil also “ups” the ante on the health front as well. Tomatoes are already packed with healthy goodness in the form of Lycopene, and when you add Olive Oil to the guest list – you’re doing something that’s as wonderful for your health as it is your taste buds.
Think of it as heart healthy omega 3 in every jar!
Did you know that Sun dried tomatoes have 12 times the Lycopene than a raw tomato? 12 times! Lycopene is a phytochemical and proven antioxidant that may reduce the risk of certain cancers and heart disease.
It just makes good sense to include as many healthy foods in your families diet as possible and excellent products like Bella Sun Luci make it easy and delicious.
The sun dried tomatoes are as wonderful in tossed salads and pasta salads as they are in soup, chili, and omelets. They also make exceptional pizza toppings.
The Pesto Sauce is wonderful on paninis, hamburgers, Boca Burgers, and other sandwiches. It adds a great deal of flavor – to say nothing of the health benefits.
In tomorrow’s post, I’ll tell you about more Bella Sun Luci products (including one that fans of Italian Food will flip for!) as well as more ways to enjoy them. I’ll also share a couple of recipes with you I know you’ll love.