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Who does not like a time saving tip? Who does not enjoy getting into the fridge and just getting ingredients that are all ready to be used? Other than that who hates stringy pieces of tomato skin in their food as much as I do? You? Well read on.

I really do hate those floating tomato skins in stews and I hate eating rice or anything and ending up with that piece of it in my mouth as I eat. To avoid this I usually put my tomatoes in my food cut in half and let it steam for a few minutes to soften the skin which I then pull out. This works very well and generally takes about  7 to 10 minutes. Not too much right?

 

Well if you want to save this 10 minutes from every other meal why not just spend the 10 minutes once a week and make enough tomatoes for the week? It is pretty easy.

1. Wash tomatoes

2. Slice tomatoes in half or cut a shallow X at the bottom of the tomato.

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3. Place the tomatoes in hot boiling water and cover. Let this boil for about 5 minutes or so

4. Remove from the hot water. Place immediately in ice cold water

6. Peel the skin off the tomatoes, chop up and put in a container to use throughout the week. You can also freeze them at this point.

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7. Something else you might want to do is roughly blitz them in a food processor with garlic and any herbs you might want before freezing.

 

Easy!

Written by David Mwakodi