Condiments

Eat and be happy!

These condiment recipes avoid the sugars and cheap seed oils of the pre-made versions—and that means more health and fun for you.

Oh, living on a budget? Condiments and bottled waters are the biggest budget-busting trap ever. Go for the high-end meats and fish by making your own signature mayo, catsup…

Is it”Ketchup”? or “Catsup”?

I'm not sure about the spelling—and anyway, both of those, even the organic versions you find in the "health food" isle, are loaded with unhealthy forms of sugar—far too much of it! May as well title this page Corn syrup? or Cane sugar? This wonderful ketchup recipe version uses a small amount of maple syrup and...

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Yellow Curry Powder

There is not just one recipe for curry powder; there are so many ingredients that can be added with each recipe being as individual as the person creating it. Some of the common spices are turmeric (gives curry a bright yellow color among other subtle flavors and health benefits), coriander seeds, cumin seeds, brown mustard...

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Swedish Bitters

Swedish Bitters (also known as Swedish Herbs) (Schwedenbitter) have been around since the middle 1500's! Originally used as a digestive supplement, Maria Treben, a well-known European herbalist of over 60-years healed all manner of ailments simply using her Swedish Bitters blend to correct liver, bile and digestive issues. This is Maria Treben's Swedish Bitters formula...

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Watermelon Berry Refrigerator Jam

Watermelon Berry Refrigerator Jam
Two things to know. (1) This watermelon berry jam recipe is simple and (2) the recipe is really simple. I made it when we arrived back home after a day of hiking (and berry picking). Few activities bring me greater pleasure than hiking into the beautiful Alaska mountains. Maybe photographing what I see while hiking…...

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Real (egg lovers) Mayonnaise Recipe

Some of us have the idea that mayonnaise is unhealthy; most don’t know why. Almost all store-bought mayonnaise sneaks sugar and inflammatory seed oils into your diet--even the "made with olive oil" has canola or safflower as the first oil on the ingredients list and, well, that is just bad news from a transfat and...

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Egg-free Mayonnaise

Looking for an egg-free mayonnaise recipe? Many of us are having developed sensitivities and/or allergies to eggs. Or perhaps you limit eggs given the poor quality of commercially available eggs, concerns over salmonella, and/or concerns over PCBs and other contaminants in chicken feed. These are all valid concerns. Unfortunately, one concern that dramatically caused us...

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Sour Cream Without the Cream

Sour cream from cashews? Is "skeptical" too weak a word for what you might be thinking? Well, I am still shocked that a handful of nuts could be transformed into something like sour cream, but it really totally works! I’m not a regular sour cream user. If you are, there is probably nothing that will...

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