Roasted Fennel with Parmesan Almond & Dill and Pesto Rosemary Roasted Tomato

by Tammy

in Cooking Classes, Limu, Sides, Start Simply Cooking

We are having the best time in our Start Simply Cooking Classes. If you are in the Colorado Springs area we would sure love to see you Feb 26th Wednesday night at Cathy Gries home 6pm. What an amazing line up we have! You can sign up here in our ABOUT section. Start Simply Cooking

Here are two of my favorite recipes from our last class Roasted Fennel with Parmesan Almond & Dill and Pesto Rosemary Roasted Tomato. They were FANTASTIC and oh so easy.

I am working hard to bring more heath and nutrition into my diet without sacrificing glorious taste and presentation.  How about you?

I also pair it up with Pesto and Rosemary Roasted Tomatoes. Add Salmon Brown Sugar Salmon OR Pecan Chicken with Dijon Mustard Cream Sauce and you have a wonderful meal! 



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Pesto and Rosemary Roasted Tomatoes



1. Cut large tomatoes in half

2. Cover each tomato with prepared pesto sauce. (About one tablespoon)

3. Add crumbled feta cheese on top of pesto.

4. Sprinkle with thinly sliced red onion.

5. Top with a fresh rosemary sprig.

Place tomato on heavy foil on top of hot grill or in a 400 degree oven.

Cook about 10 minutes…until the tomatoes are nearly tender. Carefully place on platter with other grilled vegetables.


4 to 6 servings


4 tablespoons olive oil

4 fennel bulbs, cut horizontally into 1/3-inch thick slices, fronds reserved

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/3 cup freshly shredded Parmesan

Sliced almonds

Red pepper flakes


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Lightly oil the bottom of a 13 by 9 by 2-inch glass baking dish. Arrange the fennel in the dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then with the Parmesan and almonds. Drizzle with the oil. Bake until the fennel is fork-tender and the top is golden brown, about 45 minutes. Chop enough fennel fronds to equal 2 teaspoons, then sprinkle over the roasted fennel and serve.

Note: I always boil the cut up fennel in lemon water first (only about 5 min.) before roasting to soften the tough bulbs (cooks faster too), then add slivered almonds to them along with the parmesan, before roasting. Then I add 2 oz. Pernod (anise liquer) with about 10 minutes left, in order to perk up any lost licorice taste (anise is one of the best things you can ingest anyway!). With about 5 minutes remaining I then turn the oven on broil to get a delicious browned crunchy top (it also toasts the almonds a bit, which intensifies their taste too).

I have also been LOVING Limu and the the AMAZING effects of  Fucoidan!!

LIMU is powered by the super nutrient Fucoidan, which
has been a source of health and well being for thousands of years.  Fucoidan actually plays a major role in the apoptosis of certain cancer cells (Leukemia, colon cancer, and breast cancer to name a few). People with auto autoimmune, allergies, thyroid issues are finding great relief!

And get this…it is 100 percent natural, gluten free, no added sugar or artificial colors, no artificial sweeteners no flavor additives….ZERO… and only 7 calories per 2 oz.  I take on 2 oz in the morning and 2 oz at night.

So what is Limu moui? Brown seaweed full of  Fucoidan. I promise it does not taste like seaweed! 

I have to say I have never used a product like this before! I have more energy then I have had in years and no afternoon crash! I have struggled with sleeping issues like forever and now I am sleeping though the night.  Not only that but my hot flashes (dare I say) have nearly stopped. (I was having about 10 a day!) I truly can’t believe a little 4 oz drink can bring such health and healing. But my story is nothing compared to the ones you will read when you click my LIMU tab at the top of my page. Limu

Fucoidan is a proven super nutrient enriched in anti-inflammatory and anti-viral nutrients. Over 1,000 independent studies citing Fucoidan have been published by the likes of The Journal of Molecular Immunology and The British Journal of Pharmacology,and even more are listed by our Nation’s standard – The National Institute of Health on Type in FUCOIDAN and the BRAIN and read it for yourself. Simply AMAZING. 

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• Strengthened immune system
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My daughter eczema has greatly improved with her use of Limu. It is a natural inflammation reducer.

Limu also has an energy drink Blue Frog which is totally natural and GOOD for you. 2 oz of Fucoidan in each can.

This frog is my afternoon friend!

There is also Limu Lean which is a protein shake with 2 ozs of Limu in it. My husband has lost 12 pounds in three weeks!

He loves the Limu Chocolate mixed with almond milk. It is seriously delicious. 


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I so encourage you to ck it out and give it a try. It is the best thing I have experienced as a supplement. I know you will be glad you did.

I have also launched another cooking class with my daughter Mackenzie Tamayo. Simply Start Clean Cooking We have our first class coming up March 11th! I love all she teaches me on healthy eating! One of the best part of having adult daughters, you really get to learn from THEM! Join us on facebook for lots of great recipes and healthy baking and cooking!


What are you doing today to help your body stay strong and healthy? Start Simply but Simply Start my friend!


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Our new cookbook is soon on the way! 70 of our best recipes from our cooking class! Stay tuned!


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