Quick & Easy Recipes

3-Ingredient Stewed Tomatoes

3-Ingredient Stewed Tomatoes

This post is about stewed tomatoes but, first and foremost, on this day of special days, I want to say: Happy Birthday Grandma!!! Thank you for reading and sharing my blog, and for being the awesome inspiring woman that you are.

Okay, news flash you guys! Homemade stewed tomatoes are literally as easy as 1..2..3. Three steps, three ingredients. That’s it. I can’t even believe it took me this long in life to make this discovery. For shame, I tell you, for shame.

This spring/summer/past 6 months/what-have-you I’ve been going back to basics in my kitchen and it’s been so incredibly rewarding. Keeping with the theme of threes in this post (heh) here are three reasons why I recommend making stewed tomatoes at home:

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Turnip Green Chermoula

Turnip Green Chermoula

I first made chermoula about 6 or 7 months ago after reading about it in Amanda Freitag’s new cookbook. It caught my attention because of the gorgeous photo in the book, and because at a glance it sounded like a lovely twist on pesto. The first time I whipped up a batch, Nick and I tasted it and thought “okay, this is good, nice and interesting but maybe not spectacular.” Let me tell you, though: this sauce grew on us. I don’t even know how or why, but since that first time, I’ve found myself making chermoula often. It’s quickly devoured with hunks of bakery-fresh bread and that’s it. No frills. I promise, once you make this, you’ll find yourself going back for more… and more.

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Frisée and Spring Pea Salad with Kalamata Olive Dressing

A simple yet satisfying meal-sized salad featuring farm fresh frisée, tender Spring peas, medium-boiled eggs and a uniquely briny, tangy Kalamata olive dressing. Pair with a slice of your favorite fresh bread and enjoy!

Hello friends! Welcome to my new favorite salad dressing topping: Kalamata Olive Dressing. It’s made from simple pantry staples (as always, that’s a must!) so you can whip it up nice and quick and slather it on anything from salad greens to roasted potatoes to bread to etc. etc.

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