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Homemade Tomato Paste Recipe

Homemade Tomato Paste Recipe Tomato paste usually comes in a format that is difficult to use without being wasteful. Plus it usually has "extra things" in it, like citric or ascorbic acid and the like. Here at High-Fructose High, we don't like "extra things" in our things - it's a big part of the reason this whole site came about! So here is how to make your own tomato paste and easily store it, sans all that waste! If it is that time of year, and you have tons of tomatoes you don't know what to do with, this is a perfect solution for making use of a bunch of them. Likewise if you find some extra-good tomatoes at the farmers' market or a good super-market in your area. You always want to make sure to start with quality tomatoes, or … [Read more...]

Oreos vs. Faux-reos | Alternative Recipe

Today I was listing to an interview with Greg Atkinson. He said he has a great recipe for something called a "Faux-reo" - an alternative to store-bought Oreos. In the interview, he said that for some reason, you can eat a bunch of Oreos and for some reason just not feel satisfied. But if you eat just a couple of Faux-reos, it's very satisfying, and you don't need to keep eating (I'm paraphrasing, but that is basically what he said). I found that interesting, because one of the things I've heard about HFCS is that it inhibits satiety (the body's ability to feel full once it's had enough to eat). So I came home and looked it up - sure enough, Oreos contain high-fructose corn syrup. Faux-reos do not! So without further ado, here is … [Read more...]

High-Fructose Corn Syrup in Condiments |Alternative Recipes

One of the worst "offenders" when it comes to high-fructose corn syrup is that of the condiment variety. Just today I found out Miracle Whip has hfcs in it! Even as much as I've researched about this stuff, I'm still occasionally surprised to find a product that uses it. And also today, I found this site: which posted simple, delicious-looking recipes for some of our favorite condiments. I will definitely be trying some of these out! … [Read more...]

Grilling Season: Alternative to Pre-Made Marinades

Now is the time on High-Fructose High where we share a little Link Love! Bart over at Bart Modern's Bowleg wrote a great post on mindfulness when making food choices. He talks about grilling and how it "lines up nicely" with healthier eating and healthier choices. My favorite part is the last two paragraphs where he describes how easy it is to make your own marinade/rub, complete with directions and grilling info. Check it out! Bart Modern's Bowleg … [Read more...]

Home Made Barbecue Sauce

· 1 28-oz can tomato puree · 1 cup apple cider vinegar · 2 tablespoons honey · 4 tablespoons brown sugar · 1 tablespoon grey poupon mustard · 1 tsp sea salt · 1 tablespoon paprika · 1/2 tsp garlic powder · 2 cups water Combine all ingredients and bring to a boil, stirring often. Lower heat to a very low simmer for 2 hours (or until sauce thickens to the consistency you want it), stirring occasionally. … [Read more...]