Sunday, February 10, 2008

Plum Ketchup (Tomato Free)

I was rummaging through my allergen free recipes and came accross an old one that (thankfully) we do not need to use anymore, but I thought there may be others out there who would be as thrilled to have it as I was at the time. Emily used to have a sensitivity to tomatoes and since every American kid loves ketchup I created this for her. I will type the basic recipe and add the "healthier" version in parenthesis .

1 container Gerber plum with applesauce babyfood
1/4 t Salt
1 dash Onion powder
1/4 t Vinegar
1 T Sugar (Zylatol or other alternative sweetener)
2 drops Red food color (bright red berry juice like pomegranite or raspberry)

Mix all ingredients together, let set for about an hour so flavors can meld, stir again.

This doesn't make a lot, obviously, so if your child loves it you may want to quadrouple the recipe. Enjoy!

P.S. If you are avoiding tomatoes you may also want to check out this "un-tomato sauce" recipe from Sister Cooks at


bella214 said...

Thats pretty cool! I love reading your recipes!

sweetrosie said...

Hey Charmaine :)

It was the extra dot! Your link on my blogroll works perfectly now :)

Thanks so much for letting me know. I would never have realised by myself.

FoodAllergyMom said...

Rosie, you are a doll! By the way, my 5 yr old with all the food allergies LOVES your name (her middle name is Rose) and the pretty pink rose on your blog.

erinallport said...

I just found your blog and am loving it! My son has wheat, egg, milk, and peanut allergies...and also seems to be very sensitive to tomatoes...but of course he loves ketchup! So, this is awesome!
thanks so much for sharing! we'll be trying this very soon!!!