Thursday, November 8, 2018

Fermented Ketchup (gf,cf,sf,df)

With gut health in mind,
I've decided to introduce more fermented foods into our diets.
Keeping the gut balanced with the right good bacteria
enables us to be our healthiest
because our bodies are working at their peak.
Our son C had to give up ketchup
since he tested sensitive to corn on his last allergy test. 
Most commercial ketchup (and other condiments)
are made with white vinegar, which is corn-based.

I was so happy that he said he would be willing to try 
homemade fermented ketchup.

With just a handful of ingredients,
we were able to throw this recipe together.

 This concoction couldn't be easier to put together
and it's free of gluten, corn, sugar and dairy.
Just throw everything in a bowl and whisk.
I like that it uses water kefir,
something we're already making daily for gut health.
The texture can be adjusted to your liking
by adding more water.
This recipe is loosely based on 
We always change things up a bit to our taste.

After sitting on the counter for a few days,
it was ready to refrigerate.
C gave it a big thumb's up
and that's good enough for me.
Something else to cross off the shopping list!

Fermented Ketchup
(Doug & Stacey You Tube)
1 can tomato paste
2 T water kefir (or whey)
1/4 C apple cider vinegar
1/8 t black pepper
3/4 t salt
5 T honey (we added less)
2-4 T water (to taste)
(I added about 1/2 t of garlic powder.)

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