Saturday, March 26, 2016

Super Simple Homemade Ketchup

If you are looking for tasty ketchup that is not full of high-fructose corn syrup...this recipe is for you!  I used the Simple Truth brand of organic tomato paste from Kroger's.  Five minutes later, I had 2 cups of zippy ketchup that will last for months in my fridge :)
Ingredients....Use Organic Whenever Possible :)
* 2 cans (6-7 oz. each) of organic tomato paste
*1/2 cup of filtered water
*1/4 cup of raw, apple cider vinegar (Bragg's!)
3-4 tablespoons of coconut sugar (or raw cane sugar)
* 1  1/2 teaspoons of sea salt
*1/4 teaspoon of dry mustard powder
*1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
*1/8 teaspoon of celery salt
*1/8 teaspoons of ground cloves
*1/8 teaspoons of ground allspice
*pinch of cayenne pepper or Chipotle chili powder
Whisk all of the ingredients together in a small saucepan.  "Cook" briefly over a very low heat until the sugar is dissolved and the spices are melded with the tomato paste.  Adjust the taste to your liking with any of the seasonings.  "Pour" the ketchup into a clean glass jar. This ketchup will be thick.  Store in the fridge...and enjoy regularly :)
Recipe adapted from The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook by Alissa Segersten & Tom Malterre
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