I'm doing a detox and tomatoes are out. I thought this would be fine, as I don't really eat them all that much...or so I thought. I didn't realise how much I rely on tinned tomatoes for my cooking. I have no idea what I can replace it with. The other day I did a chickpea and aubergine casserole and added veggie stock and some soya mince instead...it tasted good, but looked like brown slop on my plate.
Has anyone got any ideas what i can supplement with?
My smallest dd used to have a tomato intolerance and I found it so difficult to cook many meals without tomatoes.
I would just add lots of other veg and maybe pearl barley and a spoon or two of paprika for flavouring. The paprika also alters the colour so it looks as though tomatoes are in there which made me feel better for some reason!
I have made replacement tomato sauces with carrots and apples and caurgettes instead of tomatoes. Just boil them all until tender, then blend them up with some of the cooking water and use like you would tinned tomatoes or passatta.
I agree with the paprika - a bit of colour psychology goes a long way when it somes to food. and use a bit of flour to thicken stocky-type sauces. again - totally psycological but definitely helpful. "a thick sauce feels full of goodness" says my mum