So here is a FANTASTIC Ketchup recipe. Enjoy!
First, you must listen to this:
(I am pretty sure they are singing about the healthfulness of fermented goods, and how they aid digestion, and how ketchup used to be good for you instead of bad for you, right? The chorus is "give us back lactofermentation!" in spanish, I'm told.)
Here is recipe, directly from nourishing traditons: (recommend it highly)
3C canned tomato paste, organic
1T sea salt
1/2C maple syrup
1/4t cayenne pepper
3 cloves garlic, mased/peeled
1/2C fish sauce
(I used a 369mL can of tomato paste, so I halved all the ingredients, except garlic.)
Mix ingredients until well blended. Place in a mason jar (top of ketchup should be at least 1" below mouth). Leave at room temp for 2 days, then transfer to refridgerator.
It really is the best thing ever. Waaay better than H.einz. So flavourful. I just realized not most non-Asian households don't necessarily have fish sauce lying around - don't be daunted, run out to the Chinese grocery store and get some. It does not make the Ketchup taste fishy, the overall effect is wonderfulness.
Oh, also, you can't use whey protein isolate or anything like that, you should use the real deal.
If you don' tknow how to get whey, here it is, easy and fun!
Take some yoghurt (unsweetend, with live cultures), and put it in a clean dishtowel and let it drip for 24hours at room temp (I tie the dishtowel to a wooden spoon, and put it in a glass pitcher). You will be left with a cream-cheese like substance in the towel and the whey is your drippings! Fun! (This is how I make goat cream cheese! yum!) It is also a by-product when you make your own cottage cheese.
Extra whey can be saved in the fridge for 6 months and can be used to ferment all sorts of nice things.
And most excitingly - I got a Liebster Blog award! As soon as I saw it (on JBTC), I was hoping to get one! Firstly, because I love IF blogging, and secondly, because I have a tiny crush on German (the language - we saw each other in high school for a while, but nothing ever came of it)
I was the lucky recipient of a Liebster Blog Award from Frustated Musings of a Seemingly Calm Gal. Thank you, JB! :)
The Liebster Award spotlights up and coming bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. In return for the award, the recipient bestows the award on five of their favourite bloggers.
In no particular order (sorry if you've already got one!)