Thursday, May 14, 2015

A Sugar-free Remake for Ketchup

If you're careful about your health, you may be watching your sugar intake. Of course, that does not mean that you would prefer to eat boring foods.

We've worked hard to develop healing recipes that are also delicious tasting. And when it comes to American staples, we are always working on developing gluten-free, sugar-free and dairy free versions that taste as closely as possible to the original.

We're especially concerned about kids on restricted diets, like kids with diabetes or kids with eczema. We want them to feel like they have normal lives. Everybody should be able to eat a hamburger with the rest of the crowd.

So, here's our recipe for ketchup. We think you'll find it tastes pretty much like the real thing but without the sugar, preservatives and chemicals.  And, by the way, we've tossed in a number of anti-inflammatory herbs and spices to up the healing factor for everyone.

Homemade Sugar-free Ketchup

6 oz tomato paste organic
15 oz can tomato sauce organic
15 oz can filled with  water
1 t apple cider vinegar
1 clove garlic minced
1/3 c onion chopped
1 T Coconut Nectar
1 t stevia
1 T ginger chopped fine
1/8 t fennel seeds
1/8 t celery seeds
1/8 t coriander ground
dash cloves
1 t sea salt
1/2 t ground pepper to taste

Bring all the ingredients to a slow simmer in pot.  Continue to simmer for 20 minutes. When the onions and ginger are softened, run the ketchup through a blender or food processor to puree. Keep the ketchup in the refrigerator.  If ketchup is too thick, add a little water for proper consistency.

Okay--so that's your version for kids and it pretty well mimics store-bought ketchup brands.  If you want a spicier version, add 2 T lemon juice, an additional 2 t pepper and 4 tiny pinches of cayenne to the recipe. Let's see if that livens up your evening!  (I actually split the batch in half and bottled up each of the two versions, one regular and one "lively".)  

1 comment:

  1. How long do you think this would last in the refrigerator?