Friday, 20 September 2013

The Best Tomato Recipe Ever!

Too many tomatoes from the garden? You wonder "What can I make with all these?" ....

Or you want to know how to have the amazing fresh tomato taste in the winter?

This is fab, easy and freezes very well. It reduces the tomatoes volume so if freezer space is an issue, as it is for me [full of berries]...then this is ideal!

Basically cut the tomatoes about 1/2 cm thick, and fill any baking dish with them. It is best to use the ends on the top as their skins protect the tomatoes under them. Add onions, garlic, hot peppers and lots of fresh basil. If you like these - add lots! It's a very versatile dish. Mix all but put the tomato end on the top.

Lastly, sprinkle with some salt and lots of virgin olive oil.

Bake slowly about 250F. It's best to bake about 2 hours or even more. It's the slow cooking that caramelizes the tomatoes. Experiment and enjoy!

You can eat alone, with pasta, with cheese, with a grain, with a legume.....create!

The name of the above recipe? Confit! See here for more pics.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

A Very Healthy Breakfast!

And to think most of this was picked minutes before serving! What a difference it makes!

So the menu:
[all are organic....and most grown by me!]

Beans [the fat/wide ones..."hunter" variety]
Eggs [locally traded for]
Some soy sauce/butter....

I steamed all the veges in a medium sauce pan with a cm of water...just till crisp! The egg was put in the same pot to be soft boiled.....

Remember: we need our veges EVERY meal....this meal has lots of protein [eggs, millet/bean mix for a complete protein], vitamins, mineral, fibre....and yumminess!

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Yummy Gluten Free And Sugar Free Cookies With Kefir

These are super easy to make! It's all about pre-soaking grains/seeds. Why? To destroy the phytates. These stop mineral absorption. They are also known as "anti-nutrients" for this very reason.

To make these cookies, all you do is pre-soak oats [organic if possible, and not quick oats], along with  your fav seeds. I often use pumpkin as they are full of zinc - a good thing for males - help prevent prostate issues.

I don't measure, just keep mix fairly moist. You can also mix in some dried fruit. Let soak overnight. The next day, just spread onto a cookie sheet and cook till brown. They take quite a while - even 30 minutes at 350F due to the high liquid content. I make one big one in the toaster oven.

You could use water or yogurt as a substitute for the kefir.