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  1. Hi Lauren!

    Happy Valentines Day! Red is the appropriate color for the day!

    Tempted to try this recipe, but I’m wondering why use onion and garlic powders when the real thing can be pureed? This might alter the flavor of this recipe, but thought provoking all the same….


  2. Thanks Lauren! I’ve never been that big on ketchup, but agree that there are certain foods that pair really well with it. This recipe looks easy enough that I just might give it a go. I’m also thinking it could be mixed with a healthy mayo (I love Primal Kitchen) to make Russian dressing. Which suddenly opens up some new salad possibilities. Also beef BBQ always calls for ketchup. More and more possibilities!

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Lauren Geertsen, NTP

I’m an author, entrepreneur, and nutritional therapy practitioner (NTP). I began this website at 19, to share the steps that freed my life of chronic disease and medication. Now, Empowered Sustenance has reached 30 million readers with healthy recipes and holistic resources.

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