Formula for easy ethical one-pot meals

This super easy recipe formula is just brilliant. It makes a wonderful variety of delicious, healthy, cheap, and ethical meals. I use it pretty much every day, so thought it would be worth sharing. Just choose whichever ingredients you’re in the mood for and can find cheaply, follow the directions, and a few minutes later you’ll have an amazing meal ready to enjoy!

Try printing out the formula and putting it up in the kitchen for ideas and inspiration whenever you need it.


PDF: EA Tasty formula for easy ethical one-pot meals

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Slow cooked tomatoes

These garlicy caramelised tomatoes have an incredibly intense umami flavour. Their sticky sweetness and rich acidity adds a whole new level to an Italian meal when served as a side dish or topping.

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Slow cooked tomatoes

Serves: 4
Convenience: Takes 5 mins to prep, then can be watched from a distance


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 700 g cherry tomatoes, washed
  • 6 cloves garlic, sliced


  1. Put a medium-sized non-stick heavy bottomed pan onto low heat.
  2. Pour in enough olive oil to lightly cover the pan.
  3. Tip the tomatoes into the pan. Ideally, they should cover the base of the pan, leaving no spaces, but should not pile on top of each other.
  4. Sprinkle the sliced garlic over the tomatoes, then jiggle the pan a little so that the garlic falls in between the tomatoes.
  5. Leave on low heat for about an hour, without stirring.
  6. When the tomatoes have caramalised, and sticky dark brown areas have formed, remove from the heat.
  7. Serve on top of pasta, toasted ciabatta, or risotto, or as a side to any dish.

How many EA Tasty Spoons does it get?

  1. Screen Shot 2016-04-09 at 18.53.32 No animal products.
  2. Screen Shot 2016-04-09 at 18.53.32 As far as I know, none of the ingredients are harmful to the environment.
  3. Screen Shot 2016-04-09 at 18.53.32 Fairly inexpensive. 700g of cherry tomatoes is about £1.60 in the UK.
  4. Screen Shot 2016-04-09 at 18.53.32Healthy! Especially because tomatoes contain lycopene, which may help protect against cardiovascular disease and some cancers.
  5. Screen Shot 2016-04-09 at 18.53.32Unbelievably delicious, to the point that I find these tomatoes very hard to share!

Total EA Tasty Spoons: 5