Sunday, October 2, 2011

Stewed Tomatoes and Okra

It's the second day of Vegan MoFo 2011 and I've got a new easy recipe for you!

Stewed Tomatoes and Okra

3 very large tomatoes, cut into 1/8ths
1 lb okra, washed, trimmed, and sliced thickly
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, cut into medium sized pieces
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp sugar
2 TB arrowroot mixed with 2 TB water
salt to taste (or use Creole Seasoning for a spicier version)

Saute the onion in 1/4 cup water until soft. Add the tomatoes. Cover and cook on med-low for about 10 minutes. Add the okra, peppers, garlic, and sugar. Cook , covered, for another 25-30 minutes. Mix in the arrowroot (mixed with water) and stir well. Cook for another 2 minutes or so, until thick. Salt to taste. Eat as is, or serve over brown rice or other grain of your choice!

The peppers, okra, and tomatoes all came from our local farmer's market! The tomatoes help to keep the okra from becoming too "slimy" (in case you are scared of the okra like I used to be).

This was the box from that market. Yes, it came with a big ol' piece of sugar cane. It does grow locally here! (so does that rice that you see) How long does sugar cane last anyway? I STILL haven't done anything with it. Could it still be good? What happens if I just peel it and put it in a food processor and use it like regular sugar? Sprinkled into my oatmeal..??

It is finally "cool" here for a few days! 73 degrees right now and perfectly sunny. It was 65 this morning. Loved it :) Do you have the typical Fall weather where you live already?

Eat smart,

1 comment:

  1. I love market boxes! Okra is somewhat of an exotic find here, but I think we can get frozen. I'll have to look into it, thanks for the easy recipe I love fast food!



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