Syn free condiments - if there is such a thing

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  1. sweet-simplicity

    sweet-simplicity New Member

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    Hiya Guys

    Basically my downfall is not chocolate, but tomato ketchup.

    Honestly, can't eat a meal without the stuff! And that really takes up precious syns I do have.

    I was hoping somebody could suggest some syn free condiments I could try instead of tomato ketchup. Or a syn free ketchup would be amazing! But is there such a thing?

    Hope you can help me out :)

    xoxo
     
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  3. lurverick

    lurverick Now to maintain.....

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    if you search the recipie bit there are recipies for a syn free tomato sauce and a syn free barbeque sauce.
    both are gorgeous and i depended on them throughout my journey although now im at target i dont bother i just use normal.
     
  4. x-tuesdayemma-x

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    a fellow ketchup lover myself i was eager to make a syn free ketchup in one of the slimming world magazines a month or two back, however i was very diapointed, i followed the measurements and ingredients exactly only to find a disgusting spicy vinagar tasting sauce, not very helpful for what you wer asking i know but just thought id share my ketchup disappointment :(
     
  5. Spicy

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    I have worcestershire sauce which is free.
     
  6. Stefanie

    Stefanie Silver Member

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    I made the syn free BBQ sauce and although, yes it tasted nice, it wasn't quite BBQ sauce and had a backing taste of sweetener/artificial taste. My OH loved it and said I could bottle the stuff haha, so maybe it is because you know what's in it?? Some sort of voodoo psychological thing at work :D

    As for tomato sauce...I don't ever want to replicate the yumminess of organic heinz!! :)
     
  7. Tinsel81

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    Ketchup is my weakness too. I get the reduced salt and sugar stuff so I feel at least a bit virtuous, even though syns are the same.

    If you're a gravy fan, there's a nice recipe somebody linked to on their blog for a syn-free onion gravy. It was a tasty alternative to my usual Bisto Best Roast Onion and good for saving syns.
     
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    I've seen a few recipes, but not tried any as they look very faffy.

    Personally I use pasatta, and add balsamic, sweetner, a teensy bit garlic powder, soy and woucestershire sauce, tweaking the amounts until it tastes right. Give it a good shake and keep in the fridge. I used this for a couple of years, until Branston took out their ketchup, and I find that one VERY difficult to resist lol
     
  9. Gettingthinnerbytheday

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    I make the syn free BBQ sauce & find its good. Only thing I don't like is the chopped onions in it so I use some onion granuals instead :D
     
  10. big bear

    big bear A bear on a mission!

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    I made this & it didn't taste right at all X
     
  11. Tinsel81

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    I used to make a nice Chinese BBQ sauce which was soy sauce, tomato puree, garlic, ginger, pinch of Chinese five spice and some sweetener. It made a really nice glaze or marinade and was ok for dipping too. I guess the tomato puree would need to be synned though, unless passata is substituted but the tomato puree does thicken it up a bit.
     
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    i often make yoghurt and mint sauce which is free, or keep a jar of salsa in the fridge which is almost syn free - really cant stand dry food!
     
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    I was the same, that recipe was in a mag a couple of years ago too and I remember getting the red wine vinegar esp for it and having to throw it out!
     
  14. Skulldilocks

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    Think I'm going to end up living off of salsa as again massive ketchup lover here however love spice! Is there anywhere on here with a list of condiments syns? I will be starting class on Thursday but just as basic knowledge? I can't seem to go a meal wihtout sme kind of sauce on it? Mayo, BBQ, Ketchup, Dressings, Mustard?
     
  15. Ophelia105

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    I like red onion chutney.

    Frylite red onion and garlic. Add balsamic vinegare and water and Splenda - simmer for ages. The Splenda takes the vinegary taste away - as does the chilis I add some times. I've also added apple and made a similar one with mango. Try it with a baked pot and cheese or on a quorn burger. My next batch will be used to make a goats cheese and red onion tart using a Smash base like the SW pizza.
     
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    I have some pickled beetroot on the side, it's nice and tangy like ketchup :)
     
  17. Skulldilocks

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    Bleh not a fan of beetroot :( May have to try this DIY ketchup and hope for the best!
     
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