The verdict is in. I received my Food Intolerance Test results and seems to me that my body does not like food that is not good. My body only likes healthy foods 🙂 I need to quit all breads, pastries, muffins, basically anything with wheat, yeast, eggs, malt, soy. And I love pistachios and butternut squash, these 2 are the ones I´m a bit sad but I will survive! I didn´t take the time to feel sorry for myself, I took that as an opportunity to invent new recipes and to eat healthier. I can still eat meat, fruits and vegetables. That is a good thing! Meat was actually the only group, that I can have without any bad effect on my body. But the thing is I only eat chicken, and sometimes pork, so doesn´t matter 🙂 I guess I need to mention that besides this, I have a considerable list of food allergies as well (beans, cabbage, tomato, corn, rye, orange, chocolate, garlic, shell fish, cucumber, honey, kiwi and lemon) 🙂 My first allergy related challenge was to make ketchup without tomatoes. You would think this is impossible and that is what I thought at first! BUT after a fun google search I felt much more confident that I can pull this off. I just did a small patch so I can be sure that it´s gonna be tasty! Makes half a pint/ 1 CUP of ketchup.
1 cup carrots (2 medium carrots)
2/3 cup red beets (2 small beets)
1/2 cup onions (1 small-medium onion)
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp clove Peel the carrots, beets and onion and cut into cubes. Bring water (about 1 cup) to boil in a medium sauce pan and add the vegetables. Boil for 20-25 minutes, until ingredients are tender. I used the food processor to puree the vegetables. When they are pureed, add vinegar, maple syrup and spices. Mix well. It didn´t liquefy the mix enough so for the second stage I used my Ninja Nutri Bullet to make the puree more liquidy. Finally return the mixture to sauce pan and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for another 30 minutes, mixing it once in a while. Transfer into a small mason jar for storage or use right away! Yes, I was so skeptical about this and in the end I was so pleasantly surprised. It tasted like ketchup for sure but it was even better than ketchup 🙂 So here it is, my first recipe after my test results. There will be many more and I´m very inspired and motivated to try more interesting recipes. Specifically, I would like to try no yeast, no wheat, no egg bread 😉 Feel free to share a recipe with me, if you have a good one!