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Paleo Ketchup

Paleo Ketchup

Kids love ketchup. Of course many of them do as ketchup is loaded with sugar or corn syrup. I dislike most they are selling in stores excluding the various paleo friendly on-line stores offering healthier versions of paleo ketchup. You cannot go wrong making fresh homemade ketchup in your very own kitchen from scratch. Of course, it’s even better if it is an easy recipe like the one below. Now that’s my go-word, “easy”!

Now is the time for barbecue, sitting by the pool and all the outdoor fun that comes with summer time in the USA. We also find ourselves nibbling and dipping and again nibbling and dipping, and of course some people more than other are drinking. To offer or bring healthy options to the table makes for a much more comfortable belly, better blood sugar and let’s not forget to mention a much easier time the following day. There is just nothing quite as bad as waking to a toxic overload. I hate that and so I do not like my guests to feel that way either.

Paleo Ketchup 2

I have friends that love to eat ketchup with their eggs and ham, or as a side with their breakfast. MY grandson is a French-fry addict and there is nothing better than dipping away as far as he is concerned. There is NO way I want him to have Heinz ketchup, and lucky for us he is open to substitutions. He loves a little spice too, so this easy recipe comes in handy for all kids.

One of the greatest things about this paleo friendly recipe is that it can be adjusted in case there is a preference for a sweeter or spicier version, or both! The world of spices is at our finger tips and that is the beauty in creating recipes for this exciting season.

This recipe was generously contributed by Rossy Neame of PrimalYum. Rossy is loaded with ideas and occupies every spare second with exciting hobbies. Her website was created a few years ago when she discovered that she has gluten intolerance. Today, it is a place where one can get travel inspiration and can find easy recipes for a healthy lifestyle. She believes that happiness exists within us and being healthy is the first step to a constant smile on our faces. She also loves hiking and yoga (like me!), and during the weekends she also takes time to paint in her studio and creates mini-sculptures using wood, moss and fungus. The rest of the time, Rossy works as a 3D artist in the biggest film studio in the Balkans, situated in the mountain near the capital city of Bulgaria.  Be sure to check out several of her other delicious recipe contributions to PaleOmazing!

Paleo Ketchup

Cook/Baker:
MY grandson is a French-fry addict and there is nothing better than dipping away as far as he is concerned. There is NO way I want him to have Heinz ketchup, and lucky for us he is open to substitutions. He loves a little spicy too, so this easy recipe comes in handy for all kids.

Ingredients

  • 2 Red Onions
  • 4 Celery Sticks
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 16 ounces organic tomato sauce
  • 5 tablespoons Maple Syrup or Pure Honey
  • 5 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • Black Pepper
  • Salt
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Sage

Instructions

  1. Chop the onions and celery.
  2. Add them together with the oil to a pan and cook on medium heat until soft.
  3. Add all the other ingredients and let simmer for about 15 minutes or until you like the consistency.
  4. Blend until it is completely smooth.
  5. You can add more or less syrup and vinegar, depending on how you like your ketchup.
  6. Enjoy!

From my kitchen to yours,

Tina Turbin

About Tina Turbin

I'm a cookbook-collecting, recipe-developing paleo junkie, and I live in the kitchen. I'm hooked on farmers' markets, traveling, eating healthy, and hiking until my legs scream at me. There's nothing better than hanging out with family and good friends. I have fun and sleeping is just plain boring. Read more About Tina Turbin.

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