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Sundried Tomato Ketchup

Sundried Tomato Ketchup

This ketchup is a healthier version than what’s typically sold in the condiment aisle at the average grocery store. Removing the tomato skins helps give the ketchup a great texture, but, if you want to skip the tomato concassee prep, you can also make this by using whole, raw plum tomatoes (but do cut them in half and remove all the inner seeds before adding to the blender).

Try it, and say good-bye to processed ketchup!

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup Sundried tomatoes

1/3 cup Water

4 Plum tomatoes, Concassee

2 tb Apple cider vinegar

1 tb Honey

2 tsp White miso

1 tb Canola oil

3/4 tsp Sea salt

1/8 tsp Onion powder

PREPARATION:

Soak sundried tomatoes in fresh water until soft, about 20 minutes.

In a blender, process the sun-dried tomatoes with the concassee tomatoes, soak water, vinegar, honey, miso, oil, salt, and onion powder until smooth. Keep refrigerated.


Very Veggie Asian Rolls

Here raw cauliflower replaces traditional white rice- a delicious, and super nutritious, substitution.

INGREDIENTS
5 sheets Seaweed, Nori, dried
3 cups Cauliflower, fresh, rinsed
1 tablespoon Vinegar, rice
1 tablespoon Mirin (sweet rice wine)
1 tablespoon + as needed  Water
½ tablespoon Sugar
2 tablespoon Sesame seeds, white
1 cup Carrots, peeled, cut matchstick
1 cup Cucumber, peeled, seeded, cut matchstick
1 cup Sprouts, alfalfa, fresh
¾ cup Avocado, fresh, cut wider matchstick
1/8 cup Ginger, pickled
4 tablespoons Tamari (or soy sauce), low sodium, gluten-free
To taste  Wasabi

PREPARATION:
In food processor, chop cauliflower until pieces are the about size of grains of rice; transfer to large bowl.  In a small bowl, whisk to combine vinegar, mirin, sugar and 1 tablespoon of water; mix in sesame seeds; pour vinegar mixture onto cauliflower and toss to combine.

Lay a Nori sheet out flat on a sushi roll mat. Wet edges of Nori sheet with a small amount of water. Spread a thin layer of cauliflower over sheet, leaving only about an inch of Nori on one edge uncovered. Lay carrot, cucumber, sprouts and avocado out in center of filling, making sure to extend filling slightly out on each end. Carefully roll sushi with mat up to uncovered end. Wet the uncovered Nori edge with water and press to seal shut.

Wet a sharp knife with a damp cloth. Cut roll into 8 pieces, continually wetting knife in between slicing.

Garnish: Serve with wasabi, ¾ tsp soy sauce, and a few pieces of pickled ginger

Makes 5 servings

SERVING SIZE: 1 roll/ 8 pieces


Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon Gazpacho

Cool comfort on a hot summer day.


INGREDIENTS
:

6 cups  Watermelon, seeded

½ medium  Cucumber, peeled, seeded, coarse chop

1/3 cup  Cilantro, chopped

1/3 cup  Mint, chopped

1/3 cup  Basil, chopped


PREPARATION
:

Put all ingredients in a food processor and process until slightly chunky consistency, like a thick salsa. Serve cold.

Yield: 6 servings

Serving size: 1 cup