I say tomato (in a right posh accent) you say...
Well, not that posh...
Easy peasy lemon squeezy tomato soup
2 tins tomatoes
1 tin coconut milk
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 white onion, chopped
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp miso paste
1 tsp maple syrup
salt and pepper for seasoning
Sweat off the garlic and onions for several minutes in a pan, until onions are transparent.
Add all the other ingredients and cook for about 15 minutes.
Use a soup zuzzer (ok, that's my made up word for it, it's a hand held blender, but that's just boring) and zuzzer (that is the technical term) it till smooth,
You can add a bit of water to make it to the fluidity you wish.
Add your seasoning to taste and serve with whatever you wish to serve it with!
Why eat them? I hear you cry...
Well, these red nose day look-a-like vegetables are rich in many vitamins and minerals. So, I guess you could say that tomatoes are totally like, the new greens...
Vitamins & Fiber
One serving of ripe, raw tomatoes is a good source of Vitamins A, C, K, folate and potassium. Tomatoes are naturally low in sodium, saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories. Tomatoes also provide thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6, magnesium, phosphorus and copper, all of which are necessary for good health.
On top of that, one serving of tomatoes gives you 2 grams of fiber, which is 7% of the daily recommended amount which = serious amazeballs!
Healthy Skin & bones
Tomatoes make your skin look great, YEY! Beta-carotene, also found in carrots and sweet potatoes, helps protect skin against sun damage. Tomatoes’ lycopene also makes skin less sensitive to UV light damage, a leading cause of fine lines and wrinkles. So basically saying that tomatoes make you young again!
Tomatoes build strong bones. The vitamin K and calcium in tomatoes are both very good for strengthening and repairing bones.
Tomatoes are a natural cancer fighter. Lycopene can reduce the risk of several cancers, including prostate, cervical, mouth, pharynx, throat, oesophagus, stomach, colon, rectal, prostate and ovarian cancer. Tomatoes’ antioxidants (vitamins A and C) fight the free radicals which can cause cell damage.
Tomatoes can improve your vision. The vitamin A that tomatoes provide can improve vision and help prevent night blindness. Recent research shows that consuming tomatoes may help reduce the risk of macular degeneration, a serious and irreversible eye condition.
Tomatoes will even make your hair look better. The vitamin A found in tomatoes works to make hair strong and shiny.
Tomatoes can reduce chronic pain. If you are one of the millions of people who deal with mild to moderate chronic pain (such as from arthritis or back pain), tomatoes may be a pain-buster. Tomatoes are high in bioflavonoids and carotenoids, which are known anti-inflammatory agents.
Chronic pain often involves chronic inflammation, so attacking the inflammation is a good way to fight the chronic pain.
So many reasons to eat more of these!
So get on the tomato wagon... Or wear them on your nose, it's your shout...