SO...I'm back. This past fall was a strange time in my life infiltrated with tons of sickness. BUT...I found that exercise and lots of prayer has made me strong again and I am feeling ready to start fresh in 2016. My new year kicked off with lots of healthy cooking. Sometimes I like to even view my food as my medicine. I didn't know how very true that could be until I started focusing on not just healthy eating but the over and beyond of fermenting food to develop a healthy "gut" and lots and lots of bone broths filled with nutrients and minerals that I have bubbling almost every day. It is amazing how much these new ways to cook have helped keep me healthy.
Bone broth tips to come but today...lacto-fermented ketchup is the focus. Lacto fermenting is easy peasy and oh so good for you. I like to make whey to use as my laco-fermenting agent and I actually have a recipe for it here.
Once you have your whey ready your lacto-fermenting options are endless. I decided to try making ketchup the other evening for the kiddos because it's one of their main food groups...not really...but kind of. So anywho this is the recipe and I hope you and your kiddos will enjoy!
2 small cans organic tomato paste
1/3 cup whey
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 tsp mustard powder
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp allspice
pinch of cayenne
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp honey
organic tomato sauce to mix in if too thick
Mix all ingredients in a mason jar, put on the lid and leave on the counter for two days. After the two days of room temp refrigerate.
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