Why Tomatoes Are The Happiness Fruit?
Tomatoes are the summer babies. Although it’s used throughout the year – tomatoes are meant to be grown in a mildly humid, cold and warm temperature. It’s the happiness fruit because it’s proven to be nature’s mood elevator.
Tomatoes are perfect to help our brain absorb healthy fat on a daily basis and eliminate brain fog caused by free radicals. Free radicals are basically oxygen without a bus floating around the brain. This usually creates brain fog which means increasing confusion and reducing the clarity of thought. Those who are going through brain fog often look confused seems dreamy and find it hard to mingle around.
Tomatoes are one of the fruits that carry two all-star carotenoids – lycopene and beta-carotene. Both these components are warriors in being anti-oxidants. They help you battle free- radicals and increase the blood flow and oxygen levels in the brain hence balancing the release of certain hormones. Since your brain consists of mainly omega-3 fats it’s particularly vulnerable to free radicals.
Having a simple tomato dish in social gathering helps eliminate the personal barrier of tiredness and fogginess in individuals. Increasing the levels of oxygen and allowing them to socialize with ease. Keeping up and continuing the conversation without floating away to a dream world.
It also makes a crowd more interesting and entertaining. On a long term effect, it increases the ability to focus and process information faster. It also increases creativity and problem-solving skills as you’re more alert and finds it easier to navigate through a challenging situation.
Plus for those who fear Alzheimer’s – a tomato a day keeps Alzheimer’s away.
So How Do You Make Your Tomatoes Work?
Serves 4 – 1 Hour including Prep Time, perfectly paired with Red Wine.
- 1 Onion
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- 1 Tablespoon of Ginger Powder
- 3 Tomatoes
- 4-5 Tablespoon of Yoghurt
- 3 Tablespoon of Paprika Powder
- 2 Teaspoon of Cumin
- 1 Teaspoon of Honey
- ½ Cup of Tomato Puree
- 2 -3 Tablespoon of Lemon Juice ( According to recipe )
- Salt and Pepper according to taste
- 1 Tablespoon of Cinnamon
- 1 ½ Cup of Rice
- Oil according to the size of your pan.
- Chop up the garlic, onion, tomatoes and leave it aside.
- Chop the tomatoes lengthwise.
- Next, in a medium size pan add in the oil and let it heat up.
- Then add in the onions and slightly brown them.
- Next add in the Garlic, ginger powder, cumin, cinnamon powder and continue mixing.
- Next, add in the paprika powder and stir. You’ll notice the ingredients mixing together in harmony – careful not to let it burn.
- Next, add in the yogurt and mix them together.
- Now add in the tomatoes and stir them properly. Reduce the heat if you find it too hot.
- Once you notice the tomatoes softening – add in the tomatoes puree and the lemon juice.
- Continuously taste, to ensure you’ve got the right taste.
- Now add in the honey, bay leaves, salt, and pepper. Add a small amount of salt and pepper and taste it. Measure it and adjust the salt and pepper according to your taste buds.
- This time let it simmer for 5 to 10 minutes and let the curry thicken and continuously taste it.
Cooking the Rice
- While one part of the team is cooking the curry, the other part of the team can start with the rice.
- In a pot add 1 ½ cup of rice. Be sure to rinse the rice a couple of time.
- Now add 2 ½ cups of water and place the rice on the heat and let it cook for 10-15 minutes.
- Cook it over low heat to avoid the rice from burning.