A collection of my favourite recipes & remedies from Mexico and around the world.

Posts tagged ‘tomatoes’

Quick, Easy and Delicious Home-made Tomato & Basil Soup, Topped with Crispy Fried Longaniza

tomato basil soup

Quick, delicious and healthy, how many more reasons to try this Home-made Tomato & Basil Soup, Topped with Crispy Fried Longaniza.

Basil from my gardenThis is very quick to make and very tasty. It is healthy and bursting with flavour from the fresh tomatoes and basil from the garden, do you really need more convincing? Just try it and I know you will love it too. (more…)

Classic Mexican Salsa Roja

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Classic Mexican Salsa Roja

A typical tomato based salsa that you will find at almost every taco stand, restaurant and home in Mexico. A must if you are doing carne asada, a bbq beef taco is just not the same with out it! (more…)

My Marvellous Mexican Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Marvellous Mexican Meatballs in Caldillo de Tomate (Tomato Sauce)

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I was never a huge fan of meatballs to be honest but maybe that’s because I never ate homemade ones before this, it was something my Mum never made and I never thought of making. We would have tinned ones now and then and I remember there was a silly song we used to sing that never failed to amuse my sister and I, we used to sing the song quite often actually, not only when eating meatballs! For those who know and those who don’t, here are the lyrics to the Meatball Song aka On top of old Smokey: (more…)

Baby Spinach, Tomato, Red Onion and Avocado Salad

A fresh, colourful salad, quick  and easy to prepare,  tasty and full of goodness. Even though its autumn its still hot here in Manzanillo and a mixed salad is always a good way to get some fresh veggies into your diet! (more…)

How to skin tomatoes fast and easy.

How to skin tomatoes

Here is something i picked up when i was traveling in India for the first time. Strangely enough it was up in the snowy Himalayas in little wooden ashram lodgings with the Italians, an Israeli friend and the Japanese girlfriend of one of the Italian guys.  They showed us how to make real Italian style pasta sauce and that requires toms sin skin.

Once you know this simple trick you will save loads of time and hassle when you are making something that requires skin-free tomatoes, like soup or salsa. (more…)

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