THE TOMATO TRAY BAKE (Recipe from Jessica Brook)

  • 8 medium tomatoes
  • 2 tabs olive oil
  • 50 gr unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced in rounds
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 1/2 cups pearl barley
  • 1/3 cup chillies in adobo
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tabs brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 400 gr can crushed tomatoes
  • 3 cups hot vegetable stock
  • 2 cups baby kale leaves
  1. Preheat the oven to 220 (200 fan forced)
  2. Place the tomatoes in a deep roasting tray, drizzle with oil and season well
  3. Place in the oven and cook for 10 mins
  4. Next, melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat
  5. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 5 minutes until softened
  6. Add the pearl barley, chillies in adobo, paprika, cumin, coriander, sugar and vinegar and cook for 1 minute
  7. Carefully remove the tomatoes from the roasting tray and set aside
  8. Add the pearl barley mixture, crushed tomatoes and stock to the tray and stir to combine
  9. Place the tomatoes on top of the barley mixture – cover with foil and bake for 40 mins, or until the barley is tender
  10. Remove the dish from the oven and set aside
  11. Toss the kale leaves in the remaining oil and place on tray
  12. Bake in oven for 5 minutes until crisp and lightly charred
  13. Turn the grill to high – remove alfoil from tomato dish and grill tomatoes until they blister
  14. Serve the dish topped with the kale.



Found this article in the Woolies freebie

Make bowls from soft wraps

Heat the oven to 180

Rub oil or spray a bowl to create the shape and drape the soft wrap over the bowl

Bake for 8 minutes with wrap on bowls

Then remove the wrap and sit on its bottom and continue to bake for another 5 minutes in the upright position

Would be a fun family meal – think of Mexican beef, salsa, sliced avos, lettuce, sour cream and corn chips

– think of Asian style pork or chicken with noodles, a little pickle on top

– think San Choy Bow with Chicken mince and more

– think Fish fillets, slaw and corn salsa


Also loved seeing the introduction of different grains – look for millet, sorghum and barley recipes

Millet and sorghum are gluten free!!