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Slow-cooked tomatoes with goats’ cheese & garlic toasts

slow-cooked tomatoes with goats’ cheese & garlic toasts

This week we’re sharing this delicious recipe from ‘Home-Grown Harvest’ our September cookbook of the Month.

500 ml/2 cups extra virgin olive oil
1 sprig of fresh oregano
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh flat leaf parsley leaves
6 very ripe Roma tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
200 g/7 oz. soft goats’ cheese
1 small baguette
2 garlic cloves, peeled

serves 4

Preheat the oven to 130°C (250°F ) Gas ½.

Put the oil in a small, non-reactive baking dish. Add the oregano and parsley. Cut the tomatoes in half and arrange them in a single layer in the dish. Ideally you want the tomatoes to be almost fully submerged in the oil. Sprinkle the salt evenly over the tomatoes. Cook in the preheated oven for about 5 hours, until the tomatoes are intensely red and softened yet still retain their shape. Remove from the oven and leave the tomatoes in the oil to cool completely.

Put the goats’ cheese in a serving bowl.

Preheat the grill. Slice the baguette very thinly. Toast the bread on both sides until golden and crisp and rub one side with the peeled garlic cloves.

Remove the tomatoes from the oil and arrange them ona serving platter with the goats’ cheese and garlic toasts on the side.

Why not try some more delicious recipes from ‘Home-Grown Harvest’ – Delicious Ways to Enjoy Your Seasonal Fruit and Vegetables

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Barely Baked Brownies

Barely Baked Brownies

When we are attached to a particular outcome or person, we block ourselves from just being present in the moment. We miss the real opportunities because we are not able to show up completely as ourauthentic selves. Luckily, the opposite is also true: we become magnetic when we detach ourselves from expected outcomes and just allow ourselves to be present. Nothing reminds me more of the emotional disasters that have resulted from being too attached to something than indulging in a tray of brownies! Well, now you can eat these healthier brownies from a place of joy.


Sit comfortably in easy pose spine straight and your eyes closed. Take a few deep breaths and bring your focus inside your body. Now, envision the person or situation that you are currently attached to. See a long, thick rope all the way from your heart, wrapping around the person or situation. Next, welcome in an angel or a friend (if you prefer) and watch as they take a giant pair of scissors and cut the rope between you and your attachment. See the rope fall, your end no longer attached as it slowly begins to crumble into dust. Take a deep breath in and feel the energetic release. See your former attachment throughlove and newfound freedom. Take a deep breath in and hold it, locking in this feeling of relief and unattachment, and then exhale and relax. Repeat as often as necessary while you are working on releasing your attachments.

Yield: 8 servings


2 teaspoons flaxseed meal
2 tablespoons (30 ml) water
1 tablespoon (12 g) raw extra-virgin coconut oil, for greasing
11⁄ cups (182 g) gluten-free flour
1 cup (244 g) unsweetened applesauce
1 cup (160 g) vegan sugar-free chocolate chips
¾ cup (65 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
½ cup (120 ml) brown-rice syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon baking soda Chopped walnuts, to garnish Berries, to garnish

1. To make flax “egg,” mix together the flaxseed and water in a small bowl and set aside for 5 minutes, until thickened.

2. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C, or gas mark 5) and grease an 8-inch (20 cm) baking dish with coconut oil.

3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all of the remaining ingredients and flax “egg” until thoroughly mixed and pour the batter into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes and then remove to cool. (Cook for less time if you really want them “barely baked.”) Garnish with chopped walnuts or fresh berries.

Why not try some more delicious recipes from ‘Be the Best You’ You can buy your copy of the book HERE + free UK delivery.