Not Butter

I love a variety of foods. But, if there are two things that I really miss having, it would be bread and butter. Together. Following Trim Healthy Mama, we are taught to separate our fats and carbs. That means butter is ok. And so is certain bread.

I love butter, so that’s great! Until I start sneezing. 😒

And I’ve found I do best without gluten, too. 😒

Well, this recipe takes care of the butter problem for me! 😋

There are lots of great low carb recipes that this would be great on. Like the Nuke Queen’s bread by one of the authors of THM.

Not Butter
1 cup light olive oil (to prevent a strong olive oil taste)
2 Tablespoons grated carrots (for color)
1 teaspoon sunflower lecithin granules
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/16 teaspoon butter flavor
1 teaspoon glucomannan, optional
1 cup refined coconut oil (so there’s no coconut taste)

Put all the ingredients besides the coconut oil into the vitamix and run on high till the carrots are totally blended into the oil with no pieces left. Transfer to a bowl and whisk in the coconut oil. Place in the refrigerator to begin to harden, whisking periodically. When it has become creamy and like soft butter, spoon into molds or small containers. Store in the freezer. You can keep one in the fridge for using.

That’s it!

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Ketchup

I just wanted ketchup on my hotdog! This is one thing I miss… So, here is my homemade sugar free ketchup recipe! I liked it, and most of my kids liked it. But one complained about it ‘burning’ her mouth. I served it hot the night I made it… and it does have a pretty good tang from the apple cider vinegar. I think it tastes ‘real’ and I don’t want flavorless ketchup! 🙂 But, cut down the apple cider vinegar if it is too much for you..

I did have second thoughts about sharing my recipe… because I have also added this ketchup ready made, to my store to sell…

Ketchup, sugar free, 7oz.

Ketchup, sugar free, 15 oz.

So if you don’t want to make it…. 🙂

But, here is the recipe! This would be a FP if following THM.

Ketchup
2 6ounce cans tomato paste
3 empty tomato paste cans of water
12 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
9 Tablespoons Powdered Sweetener https://lotsalittlelambs.com/powdered-sweetener/ (or you can use Gentle Sweet from THM)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon glucomannan

Instructions: put all ingredients into the blender or vitamix. Blend well. Transfer to a small saucepan and bring to a boil.

Makes about 2 pints or 4 half pint jars.

You could also water bath these, to have ready made ketchup in your pantry.

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