So, in trying to do my “internal spring cleaning,” as Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim recommended, I am feeling great, inside and out. Skin nice and soft, lost a couple pounds and generally feeling better. The tomatoes, in conjunction with some “kick butt” Jung Suwon classes, have worked miracles in my body, mind, and spirit.
Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim has a lot of special tomato recipes. A couple of days ago I started with some very basic ones. Here are some more!
Basic tomato soup:
This is my absolute favorite and it is so simple!
First, sautee a chopped up onion in some olive oil. Use good quality oil, it does make a difference. As Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim always reminds, us, we are what we eat, so we want to use the best available ingredients!
Add freshly chopped garlic, and chopped up fresh tomatoes. Add chopped parsley and basil. If you like it spicy, add some freshly chopped Jalapeno pepper. At this point, if you want to get fancy, you could add bell peppers, celery, mushrooms etc, I prefer mine very plain.
Sautee until tomatoes are soft, season with salt and pepper. Let it cool a bit, then put in food processor until very smooth and thick. I love it plain, as is, but you can eat with some nice, crusty bread, or rice, or even put some noodles in it! It’s awesome however you eat it!
Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim also recommends stuffed tomatoes. They are simple, easy, and you could even prep them before you go to Jung Suwon class, so that when you come home you got a good, light meal ready!
Here is Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s special stuffed tomato recipe:
Pre-heat oven to 400.
Take a medium to large tomato, wash well with kosher salt.
Slice off the top, and hollow out. Put it into a small, oven proof container and bake for about 15 – 20 minutes until firm/soft, but not mushy.
Meanwhile, sautee some onions and garlic with some finely chopped potatoes. You can add parsley, green onions, or even spinach if you like. When one, add a couple eggs and sautee until just creamy, then put it all into the tomato. Top with some cheese, and bake for 5 more minutes.