All posts tagged: tomatoes

Around The World in 80 Dates | The Philippines

Around the World in 80 Dates is a blog series designed to take me (and Tom) out of our comfort zones and force us to cook food from other countries. Each week, we use a random country generator to tell us where we will be cooking from. We have to cook at least one dish from this country, the more traditional the better. We alternate who’s cooking each week, this week is my turn. That’s right, the Christmas and New Year period is absolutely behind us and we are back into our standard routine. It’s Monday, it’s Around the World in 80 Dates Day, all has returned to the way that it was before. There is one snag to this series throughout January, of course, and that is that I’ll have to bloody veganise everything. It almost seems a waste of the Filipino cuisine to limit it to Veganuary but such is life, I can always revisit it later. It’s tough to work out how to veganise foreign recipes while still staying more or less …

Sweet Roasted Tomatoes

I’m sure I tell you this all the time: I’m a huge novelty seeker. If I eat the same thing two days in a row – even if it’s just one component of a meal – it means I really bloody like it. I ate these tomatoes last night for dinner, and I’m eating them for lunch (right now, this is pretty much live blogging) today. I’m also going to stock up on more cheap-ass tomatoes (more on that in a second) to make them again next week. This all bodes well for you. These are sweet, they have this amazing concentrated flavour and they’re just perfect on toast with a little cream cheese (or soft goat cheese to cut through the sweetness a little bit, that’s what I would have used if I had it in). The best thing about these tomatoes is I used about a third of a punnet that only cost me 70p in Sainsbury’s. So one portion of these is what, 23p? Tomatoes at the supermarket suddenly get good this …

Vegan Stuffed Sweet Peppers

Stuffed vegetables (namely mushrooms and peppers) are huge in the “what do I cook for a vegetarian if they’re coming to dinner” world. But in their natural state, they’re not great for vegans. Almost every recipe you’ll see for stuffed peppers will be laden with cheese, mozzarella, cheddar, feta.. yeah, I miss cheese. Cheesy these ain’t, but they still taste good and they probably have about a third of the calories of your standard dairy based veggie starter and they’re cruelty-free. The gooey texture that cheese would usually lend to a dish like this has not been lost, our good friend avocado has done a stand-up job of replacing it. And when do roasted tomatoes not taste fantastic?   5 or 6 sweet peppers a handful (7 or so) cherry tomatoes, chopped 1/2 avocado 1 garlic clove, chopped finely       In a bowl, mash together the garlic and avocado, keep a few chunks in there but you want this to be relatively smooth. Then add the tomatoes and stir carefully so as not to crush …