While tomatoes are no longer in season, fresh cranberries are available now, which inspired this recipe. Like tomatoes, cranberries are sweet and acidic, which makes them a delicious ketchup base. Naturally high in pectin, cooked cranberries provide a lovely thick sauce!
Homemade date paste is one of the healthiest sweeteners, especially compared to highly processed products like agave, and brown-rice syrup. It is quick and simple to make, you just need a high-powered blender or food processor to puree the dates. DIY date paste/syrup is also a lot cheaper than the packaged refined sweeteners!
Getting your kitchen set up for efficient, enjoyable meal prep will certainly help motivate you to spend more time cooking. I often encourage clients to set aside some time to clean out their pantry and organize their cooking space, making their lives easier in the kitchen.