Make your own Catsup

You don’t buy catsup anymore; you make it from scratch!  Although you may feel overwhelmed with the mess in the kitchen, it’s a great opportunity to explore food!  It may take some extra money, time, and patience, but eventually you’ll find a recipe you love that’s incredibly healthy.  If you’re not sure about Ray’s, google paleo catsup and see what you find.


Ray’s Catsup  from The Paleo Diet Cookbook

3.5 lb tomatoes sliced

2 medium onions

1 very small garlic clove

1/2 bay leaf

1/2 red bell pepper

1/2 cup unsweatened fruit juice (white, grape, pear, apple)

1 tsp whole allspice

1 tsp whole cloves

1 tsp whole mace

1 tsp celery seeds

1 tsp black peppercorn

1.5 inch cinnamon stick

1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

pinch of Cayenne pepper



  1. boil the first 5 ingredients until soft.
  2. add fruit juice
  3. mix spices in a cloth spice bag and add to mixture
  4. bring to a boil quickly, stirring frequently until mixture reduces to half the quantity
  5. remove spice bag
  6. add lemon juice and cayenne pepper
  7. continue boiling for 10 minutes

You can bottle the catsup in clean jars, leaving 3/4 inch of space at the top of the jar for expansion. seal and freeze if immediately if you aren’t going to use all of it.  Refrigerate the container that is currently being used.



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The Paleo diet is simple yet remarkably effective for fat loss and halting or preventing a number of degenerative diseases. To reap the benefits of the most effective nutritional strategy known, one need simply build meals from the following: * Lean proteins (ideally) grass fed meat, free range fowl and wild caught fish * Seasonal fruits and vegetables * Healthy fats such as nuts, seeds, avocado, olive oil, and coconut oil Our 6 week challenge will help you ease your way into the Paleo Diet. Regardless of your fitness or health goals, you WILL look, feel and perform your best on the Paleo diet. For most people the fact the Paleo diet delivers the best results is enough. Improved blood lipids, weight loss and reduced pain from autoimmunity is proof enough. Many people however are not satisfied with blindly following any recommendations, be they nutrition or exercise related. Some folks like to know WHY they are doing something. Fortunately, the Paleo diet has stood not only the test of time, but also the rigors of scientific scrutiny. View all posts by hcfchallenge

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