Nature Nugget – The Lowly Tomato

The tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) is a fruit that is most often used and eaten as a vegetable. The ancestors of the modern tomatoes were first domesticated in Central America and were small cherry types.

Recipe – Tomato Salad

Tomatoes Olive Oil Bell Pepper Salt Onion Choose nice ripe tomatoes. Slice the tomatoes, bell pepper, and onion, then add salt to taste and a small amount of olive oil. This should be eaten right after preparing. Other spices can be added to suit your taste such as fresh parsley, dill, or basil, or you can use your favorite salad ...

Recipe – Tomato Basil Bread

2 ½ cups warm water 2 Tbsp Honey or sweetener 2 Tbsp yeast 2 Tbsp tomato paste ¼ cup oil 1 ½ tsp. Italian seasoning 1/8 cup basil leaves, fresh 1 clove garlic, minced ¼ cup shredded onion 1 Tbsp salt 6-7 cups flour (part whole wheat) Combine warmed water, sweetener and yeast. Let set until bubbly. Add the rest of the ingredients except the flour ...

Recipe – Tomato Pie

1 (9-inch) deep-dish pie shell, baked 4 medium plum tomatoes 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil 1 cup chopped white onion ½ tsp. salt ½ cup Veganaise 1 cup Rice Shreds cheddar cheese Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Halve tomatoes, remove seeds, and cut each half into about 6 wedges in bottom of baked pie shell. Sprinkle with ½ cup onion, ¼ ...

Food – Tomato, Fruit or Vegetable?

To really figure out if a tomato is a fruit or vegetable, you need to know what makes a fruit a fruit and a vegetable a vegetable. The big question to ask is, does it have seeds? If the answer is yes, then technically (botanically) you have a fruit.