Tomato is one of the most versatile vegetable or rather fruit in the world. I love to eat it raw as it is and savor its goodness just like an apple. But then you can use tomato in some other way, and aside from being so versatile it is also high in antioxidants and phyto nutrients and it helped remove the Acid Reflux that I often experience before. When tomatoes are in season, I would buy basketful of it and use some fresh for our daily consumption and most are made into tomato puree where I can freeze it for future use, some are made into tomato sauce which are I also freeze to prolong the shelf life.
I would love to chop fresh tomatoes and add some onions and herbs, plus a dash of salt pepper and vinegar and viola, I already have a home made salsa to enjoy it with my nachos. The tomato sauce that I freeze could be used as pizza sauce and add some fresh veggies and some cheese and there is my home made pizza. It can also be added into freshly cooked pasta with some olives and capers and some parmesan cheese and basil leaves.
The tomato sauce can also be used to make different kind of stews, from meat, to poultry, fish or even vegetable stew. Well, the pureed tomatoes could be added into some fruit juices and some protein powder which makes an excellent recovery drink after workouts. The pureed tomatoes could also be added into your soups and other dishes as well. I do also love adding some tomatoes and herbs into my bread plus some soft cheese to go with it which makes a perfect breakfast or some quick lunch. So I guess I need to stop for now on sharing my experience with tomatoes, as the tomato sauce that I have been simmering is already ready for my freshly cooked pasta. Bon appétit!