Monday, December 31, 2018

HOME MADE PIZZA RECIPE

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This is my last post for 2018.   Dear readers, you mean so much to me always, always will.   This new year greeting comes with  warmest wishes for you.  And wishes of health,  happiness and prosperity too.

Home Made Pizza is really easy and fun to make. You can either use a  food processor or bread machine but this recipe is done by hand. Pizza is an ideal quick dinner, if you have ample supply of ready made crust in your freezer and have simple toppings on hand, your family can have a decent hot meal..

You can adapt any pizza recipe to your own taste with varied topping. However you have to follow the method properly to get perfect pizza. Balance of the pizza sauce can be kept frozen for later use.

The topping ideas  for Home Made Pizza  are endless, you can choose cooked chicken, seafood, minced meat, tuna or hot dog together with pineapple, olive, mushroom, eggplant and many more.  A make- your- own pizza dinner  is a wonderful way to get your family together in your own kitchen.

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HOME MADE PIZZA RECIPE

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup warm water
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp honey or sugar
1 tsp  dry yeast
1/2  tsp salt

PIZZA SAUCE
1/2 cup tomato puree
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1 onion sliced
3 garlic minced
2 tsp chili powder or to taste
1 tsp mixed herb (optional)
salt, sugar to taste
oil

TOPPING

Sliced onion
Sliced capsicum
Sliced tomato
Chicken cooked and diced
mozzarella cheese

HOW TO PREPARE PIZZA SAUCE

Heat the oil. add onion and garlic fry until fragrant. Add tomatoes, salt and sugar cook until soft. Add in chili powder, tomato puree and the herb. Simmer for 15 minutes. Cool.

METHOD FOR PIZZA

1.Mix yeast, sugar with warm water in a bowl and wait till mixture bubbles.

2.Put flour and salt and oil in a large mixing bowl. Make a well and pour in yeast mixture.

3.Mix until the flour and yeast come together in a ball. Knead for 5 minutes.

4.Let the dough rise for at least one to 1.5 hours.

5.Dust dough with some flour and flatten it, to clear the air.

6.Divide dough into  1 or 2 smaller round.  Roll the dough out into round shape about 1/4 in thick.

7.Place in a pizza pan,  spread the pizza sauce evenly and add the toppings.

8.Baked in a preheated 230 deg C oven for 10 minutes until crust is lightly browned.

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Sunday, December 16, 2018

10 USEFUL KITCHEN TIPS


These are 10 Useful Kitchen Tips  that made your kitchen task easier,  save time and money too.   Most of them I have tried with successful result.

10 USEFUL KITCHEN TIPS

1.   Place few sticks of cinnamon in  your sugar jar to get rid of ants.

2.  Microwave lemon and other fruits  for 20 seconds can double the juice you get from them

3.   To eradicate tiny black bugs living in your rice, flour and pasta container, place few bay leaves or garlic.

4.   Are your eggs really fresh?  Place them in a bowl of cold water, if it sinks to the bottom, they are fresh

5.   Use dental floss instead of knife to slice a cake, cheese or cold butter

6/   Soak limp lettuce, celery and carrot in ice water for an hour.  They will   become crisper

7.    Rub your hand with oil. before chopping chili  to prevent chili oil contacting your hands

8.   To remove bad smell from your hands, rub with lemon or vinegar after rinsing them

9.   Try swapping oil with apple sauce for a healthier sweet treats

10.   Avoid salt or high sodium seasonings, especially if you have high blood pressure.  Use  herbs, vinegar, tomato or onion instead

If you have other wonderful kitchen tips, feel free to share them in comments section.

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

KERALA CHICKEN CURRY RECIPE

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This chicken recipe is made with freshly ground spices with  easy method.

There are tons of recipe for Kerala Chicken Curry, you can find online.   Some uses fresh coconut  but this one without.

Am attracted to try out since it was way simpler when compared with others and uses  homemade spice blend.

You can remove the skin before cooking for  less fat option.

Adjust the spice according to your preference, either reduce or increase the dry chili used. Another interesting ingredient was the use of 20 whole shallots that makes this Kerala Chicken Curry its distinctive sweetness.

It goes well with rice, pulao or  flatbread.   We had friends  who dropped by unexpectedly  and joined us for dinner and  they loved it too.

Other chicken recipes:

Pan Fried Honey Soy Chicken

Maharani Chicken

Hot & Spicy Chicken Masala.

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Monday, December 3, 2018

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE BROWNIES RECIPE

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How to Make Chocolate Brownies  combine rich cocoa powder with  milk chocolate  to create a  irresistible treat.

It has been months I bake brownies for my family.  They are simple to make by combining dry ingredients in one bowl while whisking the wet ingredients in a separate bowl.

For non cake like brownies, always undercook them a bit so they are moist and gooey.

Let the How to Make Chocolate Brownies  cool  completely before slicing with a thin knife dipped in hot water then wiping dry or use a plastic one to get a smooth evenly cut brownie.   I usually  don't go for all the trouble  since people eat brownies too quickly to care what they look like.

Other dessert recipes you should check:

Eggless Lemon Tart

Coconut Cream Agar

Japanese Cotton Cheesecake

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA CAKE RECIPE

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Quick and easy Chocolate Chip Banana Cake - thick, moist and loaded with chocolate chip.  I used oil in this recipe to make it lighter.

It uses self rising flour, ripened banana and oil.  In absence of self rising flour, add a teaspoon of baking powder and  half teaspoon of baking soda to plain flour.

Beat the eggs, oil  with sugar using a whisk, no mixer needed.   Add in  banana and vanilla, beat until well incorporated. Gently fold in flour and chocolate chips.

Used  11 x 7 in pan instead of 8 in cake pan.  Chocolate Chip Banana Cake turns out perfect  with  well distributed chocolate chips throughout.

Other cake recipes

Butter Cheesecake Recipe

Moist Marble Banana- Cake

Perfect Banana Bake

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

OATMEAL BANANA QUICK BREAD RECIPE

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Another quick bread recipe to use that sad looking banana together with heart healthy oatmeal.

This egg free Oatmeal Banana Quick Bread  is great for breakfast or afternoon snack.   Bake this bread in advance, cool and cut into slices  just in time to have your  morning meal. .

Banana in this recipe enable me to cut down sugar and at the same time moisten the bread.  Only  added  half a cup of brown sugar.

Similar to other quick bread, this Oatmeal Banana Quick Bread is ridiculously easy to make.

Baking time may vary, so check the  bread  by inserting  a skewer in the center.  If it comes out clean, remove from the oven.  Leave in pan for 10 minutes before transferring onto rack to cool.


Other quick bread recipes you should check out:

Irish Barmbrack

Fantastic Apricot Bread.

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Oatmeal Banana Quick Bread Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, October 28, 2018

TEMPEH FRITTERS/CUCUR TEMPEH RECIPE

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Fritters or cucur  are popular in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei normally fried in hot oil serve during breakfast or tea time like this Tempeh Fritters/Cucur Tempeh.

With just a basic ingredients of flour, water and salt, you can make them sweet or savory.   Other variations include  prawn,chicken or meat to the batter.

For vegetarian omit the  eggs and  include veggies like carrot, bean sprout, potato, tofu and many more. Mine use tempeh (fermented soya bean cake) instead,

Use self rising flour if you  have but omit the baking powder.  Omit chili powder or reduce it according to your preference.

When frying the Tempeh Fritters/Cucur Tempeh, use a medium heat so it  doesn't turn brown fast but inside still uncooked.   Also  do not crowd the pan, give room for you to turn them if one side turns golden.

Serve with chili or tomato sauce but I prefer to eat them as it is.

Other snack recipes your might want to try:

Vegan Homemade Doughnuts

Egg Curry Puffs from scratch

Braided Masala Bread


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Sunday, October 21, 2018

EASY COCONUT BREAD RECIPE

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Quick bread is always a perfect choice if you are in a hurry but still want to  bake your own.  This Easy Coconut Bread  will do just that.

You can bake this bread in loaf or bundt pan,  Instead of milk, substitute it with coconut milk if you prefer.

This Easy Coconut Bread recipe particularly scrumptious  and  could not be easier to make.

Quick bread needs no kneading and waiting,  It is leavened with baking powder or baking soda. These include muffin, scones, tea  bread including pancake too.

Experiment with sweet or savory quick bread  for a  delightful  treat  everyone  will love.  I have listed below some of my favorites:

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Blueberry Oatmeal Bread

Fantastic Apricot Bread


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Monday, October 15, 2018

MICROWAVE SPICED POTATO CHIPS RECIPE

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Enjoy your potato chips in  a quicker and healthier way using microwave.

I discover this Microwave Spiced Potato Chips recipe by browsing You Tube channels and so excited to give it a try.  Used 2 large peeled potato for this experiment.  You may leave the skin on if you like.

Slice the potato really thin by hand or using a mandolin.  Soak them in cold water to remove excess starch.

Leave to dry completely  by wiping with clean towel.  Coat with oil and spices or just add salt and pepper. .

Arrange potato chips in a single layer on oiled microwave proof plate.  Baked mine for 14 minutes using Medium setting.  This varies according  to  individual wattage of  microwave oven so adjust accordingly.

This Microwave Spiced Potato Chips won the hearts of my family.  They are crunchy, well  spiced and addictive.

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

FANTASTIC SAVORY BREAD PUDDING RECIPE

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A clever way to use those stale bread is to turn them into dessert or savory meal.   I made this Fantastic Savory Bread Pudding loaded with vegetables.

At last, my wholemeal bread loaf transforms into a healthy food that my family enjoy.

Added capsicum, corn kernel  and tomato but other veggies would work too.  Heat for one minute on high in microwave for the frozen corn before adding them to the bread mixture.

Due to overwhelming response on my  Fried Bread with Eggs Recipe  and request for more similar recipe, created for all of you  this Fantastic Savory Bread Pudding. .

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

SWEET POTATO BREAD RECIPE

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A homemade  sweet potato bread  that is moist, soft and super easy to put together without yeast. .

I have baked all sort of quick bread, this time using sweet potato.  This Sweet Potato Bread  is a lighter version since it uses oil and water to moisten the bread,

Since my family does not like overly sweet bread, I use just a quarter cup of sugar but add a cup if you like it sweeter.

Also replace 3.4 cup of plain flour with whole wheat flour.

Like most quick bread recipe, it is done using a whisk.  Firstly, combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.  Whisk together the wet ingredients in a separate bowl.  Combine the two, stir until just moistened and spoon into prepared pan.

Baked this Sweet Potato Bread exactly 50 minutes but it varies according to individual oven so adjust accordingly.

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Other  quick bread recipes:

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Blueberry Oatmeal Bread

Fantastic Apricot Bread

Sweet Potato Bread Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


Monday, September 17, 2018

FRIED BREAD WITH EGGS RECIPE

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Simple fried bread with eggs for a  delicious meal of the day.

I have few loaves of baguettes at home, so I created this Fried Bread with Eggs for our breakfast today.

It is simple to make and so  yummy.   You can make it even better by adding cooked minced meat, chicken even tuna along with other ingredients.

Not only baguettes but you could use other types of bread too.  For a richer ones, lightly fried the bread in butter first  before adding the rest of ingredients.

Just a basic ingredients this Fried Bread with Eggs are simply amazing!  Worth to make again.

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Other  breakfast recipes:

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Blueberry Oatmeal Bread

Fantastic Apricot Bread

Fried Bread with Eggs Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com


Fried Bread with Eggs Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, September 9, 2018

HOMEMADE HASH BROWNS RECIPE

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My first attempt making hash browns at home.  Am using fresh new potato.

With simple ingredients this Homemade Hash Browns are a new addition to our breakfast list.  Shredded potato is soaked in cold water to remove the starch. Drain and wrap with towel to remove excess water.

I find it a bit tricky to make since this  Homemade Hash Browns do not include flour or eggs to clump together.

Out of this recipe I get 2 x 6 in round hash browns.  My 1st one, turned out great with perfect size.  But had problem with the second one.  It breaks when I flip it.

What I did was remove them from the pan and shape into cutlets.  Mine looks darker in color due to addition of chili powder.  You may omit this if you don.t like a spicy hash browns.

Despite the hiccups, they came out  extremely tasty even my 1st one has been eaten immediately and I have no chance to  snap the photo.  We ate them as it is without any sauce.

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Other breakfast  recipes you might be interested:

Vegan Banana Pancake

Moist Banana Muffin

Carrot Apple Muffins

Homemade Hash Browns Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Monday, August 27, 2018

AYAM PANGGANG KICAP / GRILLED SOY SAUCE CHICKEN RECIPE

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Chicken is always a favorite for kids as well as adult.  This Ayam Panggang Kicap/ Grilled Soy Sauce Chicken  uses 2 method of cooking.  Firstly on stove top then  ends with grilling.

You can use chicken thighs or breast but make sure you make a deep cut  to ensure the spices  get into the deepest part of chicken itself and  they would cook through  perfectly.

Lemon grass (serai) adds a beautiful fragrance to this Ayam Panggang Kicap /Grilled Soy Sauce Chicken . We only use  the white part but you may omit if not available.

It uses fresh red chili that can be adjusted to your liking.  The ground ingredients and spices  are fried until fragrant, After that chicken is being added with water, soy sauce (added 2 tablespoon)  and sugar.

Once the water is evaporated, transfer into oven proof dish for grilling till brown,.

Other chicken recipes:

Red Mughlai Chicken.

Baked Yogurt Turmeric Chicken

Chicken In Hot Soy Sauce

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Monday, August 20, 2018

ORANGE CHOCOLATE MUFFIN RECIPE

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After a long gap, I have baked a muffin recipe.  This  Orange Chocolate  Muffin  was a easy and make ahead so they can be served for morning breakfast,.

Always prefer to bake a muffin or quick bread  to serve my family for their first meal of the day.   They are exceptionally easy, mostly stir and fold method, no mixer needed.

You can include any fruit available at home add chopped nuts if you like, I have added chopped walnut for topping.   These portable snack can be stuffed in your kid's lunch box instead of store bought ones.

Chopped chocolate bar is being used here but semi sweet chocolate chips work as well.

Orange Chocolate Muffin does not use butter but still they turned extremely moist.

Similar recipes you might be interested:

Vegan Banana Pancake

Moist Banana Muffin

Carrot Apple Muffins

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

JACKFRUIT QUICK BREAD RECIPE

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An easy recipe of quick bread using tropical fruit, jackfruit.

As I have a balance of jackfruit, am thinking what to make out of this  fruit  which  was rich in dietary fiber, minerals and antioxidants.

Jackfruit has a  intoxicating aroma  and a seed,  Before baking, Jackfruit Quick Bread,  remove  the seeds then chopped into small chunks.  I only used a cup since that was what I have.

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Also opt for lesser sweet version by adding half a cup of sugar.  The batter is a bit thicker but don't worry it baked to perfection in 50 minutes flat.   You may check the  Jackfruit Quick Bread  after 50 minutes using a cake tester.

If you;re a vegan, replace butter with oil,  and  eggs with  2 mashed banana or 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce.

If you like nuts, add about half a cup of chopped walnut or pecan.

Other  quick bread recipes:

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Blueberry Oatmeal Bread

Fantastic Apricot Bread

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Sunday, August 5, 2018

BANANA YOGURT BARS RECIPE

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Super moist bars loaded with banana flavor and top with chopped walnuts and chocolate sprinkles.

These  Banana Yogurt  Bars have  a cake like texture but uses only 1/4 cup of sugar.  This amount  is more than enough for me but you could increase it for a sweeter version.

We use oil for this recipe also plain low fat  yogurt.  Replace with buttermilk or sour cream if you're  running short of yogurt.

These make ahead Banana Yogurt Bars  are not only delicious but also healthy  because it uses a minimal  amount  of sugar and oil.  They were baked to perfection can be  customize  according to your preference.

You would be amazed to know,  how this humble banana would do to  your health.  It has about 10 percent of your daily fiber requirement.  Banana contains  essential vitamins and minerals. such potassium, calcium, magnesium, pectin and many more.

Potassium can help lower blood pressure. magnesium is also important for heart health.  Consumption of high fiber foods  could lower the risk of cardiovascular and coronary heart  diseases.

Rich in  pectin. banana is a natural detox.  It flushes out toxin from your body through urine.

Other  bars recipe you should check out:

How to bake No Sugar Date Oatmeal Bars

Blackcurrant Oat Bars

Healthy Breakfast Bars

Cocoa Banana Bars

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Sunday, July 29, 2018

PERFECT BUTTERMILK BISCUIT RECIPE

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Super soft and buttery  biscuit , fresh from your oven are made with  6 ingredients you probably have in your pantry.

This Perfect Buttermilk Biscuit was a perfection.  I don't even need to add additional flour to the dough,  The ratio of buttermilk was so precise.

In case you're  running out of buttermilk, replace it with regular milk or make your own buttermilk by adding 3/4 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice to the milk.  Stir and ready to use.

Make this Perfect Buttermilk Biscuit vegan by replacing butter with vegan  butter and buttermilk with soy milk  plus vinegar.  Let stand for 10 minutes,

Left out baking powder if you are using self rising flour.  Make sure you do not over handle the dough.

I have made mine into 1/2 inch thick but for a thicker ones increase to 3/4 inch.

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Other breakfast recipes:

Apple Raisin Scones

Raisin Bread Pudding


Sunday, July 22, 2018

EASY FISH CURRY RECIPE

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Fish curry is one of the most loved dish in Singapore especially fish head.

While there are variations  of fish curry originated from each state of India, mostly they used fresh spice mix unlike here, we used a ready made fish  curry powder (masala) that  was available in  the market.

During the olden days, we  have to get our own coconut milk by squeezing fresh grated coconut with water then strain.  But that was a thing of the past since a tetra pack coconut milk is being used now.

With hectic and busy lifestyle, most  women go for a quick and readily available ingredients.  Even now, you could find semi cooked  fish curry.  No peeling or grinding of  onion etc, just open the packet, heat it and add fish slices.    Your meal are ready in minutes.

My Easy Fish Curry did not use coconut milk but you could include about a cup of coconut milk if you like.  Also if you like sourish curry, add a bit more tamarind.

Besides taken with rice, this Easy Fish Curry goes well with flatbread, dosa or bread.

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Other recipes using fish:

Fish Tempra 

Spicy Nadan Tomato Fish

Sardine Sambal 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

MOCHA OATMEAL CAKE RECIPE

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Enjoy this oatmeal cake that is flavored with coffee and cocoa.

This Mocha Oatmeal Cake  is a perfect dessert to enjoy with family and friends.   Addition of oatmeal is a great way to include fiber in your diet too.
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The rolled oat  is soaked in coffee for 20 minutes before adding to the batter.

I have used a wire whisk  to beat the butter and sugar but you could use a  mixer to do the job.

Mocha Oatmeal Cake turns out  gorgeous with no cracks and utterly moist.   I think the sweetness is on a lighter side ,  you may add extra sugar for a sweeter version.

Mocha Oatmeal Cake Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Other cake recipes you should try:

Easy Sour- Cream Cake

Low Fat Banana Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Sunday, July 8, 2018

CARROT RAISIN QUICK BREAD RECIPE

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If you're looking for a fast and easy bread, you should look out for quick bread that needs no kneading and no rising like this Carrot Raisin Quick Bread.

This bread also was  egg free.   As for the flour part, used a combination of plain flour plus whole wheat flour.

I grated the carrot using a box grater and used evaporated milk, but you could sub that with regular  milk if unavailable in your country.

Carrot Raisin Quick Bread turns out incredibly moist, easy to slice and took exactly  50 minutes to bake.

Other breakfast recipes:

Apple Raisin Scones

Raisin Bread Pudding

Honey Oat Bars

Carrot Raisin Quick Bread Recipe @ treatntrick.blogspot.com

Sunday, July 1, 2018

7 TASTY RECIPES USING FRESH TOMATO

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This juicy, plump and colorful tomato can be used to make  all sort of dishes that not only gives a beautiful color but importantly a great taste.

Tomatoes should be part of your diet since they are beneficial to your health. Enjoy this tomato  fresh or cooked.   So my 7 Tasty Recipes Using Fresh Tomato  would help you to enjoy tomato in  7 different ways.   

The list consists of  pizza, noodles, tart, soup and fish dishes.  You may want to have a look at  these   Tasty Recipes Using Fresh Tomato

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