• Gail

    posted on June 26, 2013 at 9:50 am

    This looks so delish and tasty. I have always wanted to try and make my own ketchup, and I use coconut palm sugar as a substiture in just about everything that states to use sugar. Do they make tomato paste in cans that large. I have never seen them other than those little 5 oz cans here in Canada, but just in the wrong stores I guess.

    You must be exhausted Amy, but I am excited for your moving into a new home, and about to have another child. A brother or sister for Nate…how wonderful.

    This will probably make you feel a whole lot more tired. Ah, Amy, you probably were just a wee bit tired when you wrote above that you are, “nearly 36 months pregnant” LOL.

    I wanted to tell you that those lemon coconut squares were awesome too.

    Take care Amy, and look forward to hearing about the arrival of the new little one in a month or so.

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    Amy Reply:

    @Gail, Thanks for pointing that out, Gail!! I changed ‘months’ to ‘weeks.’ I guess it feels that way….

    Glad you liked the lemon coconut squares. I’m looking forward to the day when I have more time for baking. I miss it!!

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    Erica Reply:

    @Amy, did I miss an answer on the 28 oz can of tomato paste? Sorry if you posted it already!

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    Amy Reply:

    @Erica, It should have read tomato puree – not tomato paste. I’m so sorry for the error. The recipe has been updated.

  • Tessa@The Domestic Diva

    posted on June 26, 2013 at 9:53 am

    I am looking fwd to trying this Amy! I think I will try a slow simmer on the stovetop instead, my crockpot is huge!

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    Amy Reply:

    @Tessa@The Domestic Diva, Smart, Tess. :)

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  • Amy

    posted on June 26, 2013 at 10:18 am

    You just made my day. I only use palm sugar and I was just thinking about how well it would work in a homemade ketchup. I will be trying this!

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    Amy Reply:

    @Amy, Let me know how it turns out. I think you’ll love it!!

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  • Nancy Bennett

    posted on June 26, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I love anything I can cook in the slow cooker and this sounds delicious. We use a lot of ketchup and I hate all the “stuff” in it. Thanks for sharing

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  • Wendy

    posted on June 26, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    I was just thinking about you the other day and wondering how you were doing. Nothing quite like being 36 weeks with another little one to run after and a move. We moved at about the same time when I was expecting my second and I completely over did it. My water ended up breaking on its own 2 weeks early and he was perfectly healthy so it all worked out…but I’m pretty sure it was because I’d been doing so much. Just take care of yourself and try to remember that everything can wait.

    On another note, this looks fabulous! My youngest son is a huge ketchup lover and I can’t wait to try this for him.

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    Amy Reply:

    @Wendy, I sent you an emali over the weekend. :) Your little girl is precious!!!! What a blessing!!

    Thanks for the advice. I am not good at slowing down but at 37 weeks I don’t have much of a choice.

    If you try this recipe, make sure to use tomato puree, not tomato paste. There was an error in the recipe (pregnant brain….) and it should be 28 ounces of tomato puree. It’s been corrected.

    Talk to you soon!

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  • TK@eatsgeeks

    posted on June 26, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    I wonder if the mace is what I’m missing from my slow cooker ketchup for that last…something. I do use the coconut/palm sugar though and love it. I also use balsamic vinegar a lot of times in place of cider or white. It adds an almost barbeque taste to it that’s so rich.

    Will we have the little one to see at the expo this year? *grin* Good luck and be safe.

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  • Nicole

    posted on June 29, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Ketchup recipe looks fabulous. The spice mix sounds dead on and can’t beat a slow cooker variety. Can’t wait to try it. We like to make our own mayo with better-for-you oils, free range eggs, etc. You can do all kinds of variations which make it fun. Also recently did a Teriyaki sauce with some coconut crystals and coconut aminos in it.

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  • Janelle

    posted on June 30, 2013 at 10:45 am

    I made this but it burned on the edges a few hours in. :( I took it out and tried to salvage what I could, I haven’t tasted it yet though.

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    Amy Reply:

    @Janelle, What did you have your slow cooker set on? Some slow cookers cook very hot. I’ve never had ketchup burn, though.

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    Janelle Reply:

    @Amy, It was low, but I am borrowing this one as I took mine over to a friend’s house with a meal in it (she just had a baby, so I swapped mine for hers). When I get mine back I’m going to try it again :)

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    Amy Reply:

    @Janelle, Make sure you use tomato puree instead of tomato paste. I made an error when I wrote the recipe. I am so sorry that caused you to waste all those ingredients!! Please do try it with tomato puree – it’s fabulous!

  • Karin

    posted on July 6, 2013 at 10:56 am

    I had the same issue – burnt in a few hours. I had mine set to low for 8 hours. It doesn’t seem to have enough liquid with that much tomato paste.

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    Amy Reply:

    @Karin, I am so sorry! It should have read tomato puree…it’s my pregnant brain that made the mistake. I feel horrible that all of those ingredients were wasted. Please try it again with tomato puree…it’s a fabulous recipe!

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  • Miachel (Spiced Curiosity)

    posted on July 17, 2013 at 12:39 am

    This sounds amazing! :) I don’t own a slow-cooker, but I’m definitely curious to try it on the stovetop.

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    Amy Reply:

    @Miachel (Spiced Curiosity), Get a slow cooker!! You’ll love it. I have 5. (The shame….)
    xo

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