Category Archives: meals that usually have a tomato base

Sweet Potato hotpot (vegetarian)

A vegetarian, spicy version of a classic. Serves 3-4. Regarding dried pulses, use whatever is safe for you. I used red lentils, split peas and barley in my version of the dish but a scotch broth mix or any grains/pulses … Continue reading

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Lasagne

A challenge, which can be a little messy and long-winded, but fun once made and a good way for satisfying a craving for an otherwise off-the menu meal. One way to ensure it is more quickly prepared than it otherwise … Continue reading

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Mixed bean chilli

A meat-free dish that is related to a traditional Chilli con Carne only by implication, this is a popular meal when I’m catering for vegetarian friends or when I’ve eaten far too much meat and need some vegetables to balance my … Continue reading

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Green tomatoes

Just a short post to let readers know that despite the horrendous reactions I have to supermarket, cooked, canned and processed red tomatoes (in any form), I have successfully eaten home-grown green tomatoes without any reaction at all. It’s known … Continue reading

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Baked Beans

I miss baked beans, I really do.  But even if I could tolerate the tomato sauce (which I cannot), most are also flavoured with cloves, which there is no chance any of us could have!  This version is made on the … Continue reading

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Pizza

This can be a little time-consuming if you’re making your own bases, but well worth it, especially if you’re feeding teenagers! Recipe is per person, scale up as necessary. Ingredients per person 1 pizza crust, either shop bought if you … Continue reading

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Mock-tomato base

So many dishes contain tomatoes, which, to a benzoate-free novice suddenly seem out of reach. But there is an easy alternative that works as a very good substitute – sweet potatoes.     I’m aware that there are other alternatives … Continue reading

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