Happy Cat Catsup

Yields about 2 cups

4-6 tomatoes (choose a variety for best results, or use paste tomatoes), cut into chunks

½ medium onion, cut into chunks

1 celery stalk, cut into chunks

2-4 shishito peppers or 1 green bell pepper, cut into chunks

3 tablespoons good quality distilled cider vinegar

2½ teaspoons kosher salt, or to taste

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

½ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon ground mustard

1 teaspoon garlic powder

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

¼ teaspoon allspice

1. Combine the tomatoes, onion, celery stalk, and peppers in a food processor and process until pureed.

2. Transfer to a deep pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add vinegar, salt and spices. Turn heat to low and continue to cook until mixture thickens, stirring occasionally, about 1 hour.

3. Return mixture to food processor or blender and process until smooth, if desired. Strain mixture into a bowl, pushing it through the mesh with a spatula. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Store in the refrigerator.

- Adapted from Happy Cat farm

Per one-tablespoon serving: 30 calories; 1 gram protein; 8 grams carbohydrates; no fat; no cholesterol; 180 milligrams sodium; 1 gram dietary fiber.