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paleo friendly pre made sauces in stores?

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Created November 02, 2010 at 8:17 PM

Can I buy any premade paleo friendly sauces or meals stores?

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on July 15, 2012
at 05:31 AM

Lacto-paleo is legit. She mentioned that for the previous sauce.

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on November 04, 2010
at 01:57 PM

I'm not sure how nit-picky you want to get, but tamarind is in the legume family... Yeah Worcestershire has been a point of frustration for me. The classic brand with the papery covering has HFCS, but the organic brand has both wheat and soy ingredients.

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on November 03, 2010
at 01:32 PM

Oooh - thanks Steph! I actually have tamarind paste at home (used to be huge Pad Thai fans). I'll definitely have to try this! I wouldn't mind less-sweet worcestershire sauce - it's the savory flavors I like.

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on November 03, 2010
at 05:02 AM

Hah I was just talking about this over in the paleo grocery items thread. Here's a recipe: http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/5/Worcestershire_Sauce22719.shtml Finding pure tamarind paste was tricky (and it's sour!), but it + raw molasses give enough of a slight sweet richness to it. And really how much worcestershire sauce do you use at once...

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on November 03, 2010
at 01:08 AM

I think most vodka these days is derived from grains.

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on November 02, 2010
at 09:00 PM

without the sweetness, it's just not worcestershire sauce. that's the problem - it's like asking for candy without sugar. OK, maybe not EXACTLY like that, but you get the picture. you can make it yourself, but it won't taste like w-sauce without a note of sweet.

0242b468fe1c97997749db416c92e7ed

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on November 02, 2010
at 08:27 PM

I'd love to find a Worcestershire Sauce that didn't contain corn oil or HFC!

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Cf5c9ba3c06cf300ae23c52778dfd317

on November 04, 2010
at 02:06 PM

My sauces and condiments are as follows:

  • Salsas, store bought and homemade
  • Dijon mustard (some vinegar, but gluten-free)
  • Gluten, dairy-free good ingredient pasta sauces
  • Pure shredded horseradish (many horseradish sauces use soybean oil so watch out)
  • Most hot sauces are legit - cholula, tabasco, sriracha (rooster sauce)
  • I've been able to completely satisfy any Asian food hankerings with fish sauce, coconut aminos, and toasted sesame oil.
  • Reduced organic chicken and beef stocks for demi-glace, sometimes a little coconut milk and/or flour added to make paleo gravy.
  • Homemade chutneys, relishes, guacamole etc
  • Homemade mayonnaise ---> a whole myriad of homemade dressings, sauces, aiolis etc from homemade mayo.

I apologize if my response went beyond the scope of your intended question. But I never get bored with this list. Grow your own herbs!!!

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on November 03, 2010
at 12:24 AM

Re: Paleo-friendly sauces, I use organic tamari (wheat free soy sauce) quite a bit. I know it's soy, but it is fermented soy, and it really ups the umami/salty factor in almost anything.

Trader Joe's Organic Vodka pasta sauce is lacto-paleo friendly, if you're willing to excuse the fact that vodka is potato-derived. No canola oil, no soybean oil, no sugar, etc.! It does, however, have 8g sugar (12 g. total carbs) per 1/2 c. serving.

Here's the list of ingredients on the Trader Joe's organic vodka sauce:

Organic tomatoes, organic tomato puree, organic heavy cream (milk), organic sweet whey, organic onions, salt, organic parmesan cheese (milk, salt, cheese cultures, enzymes [microbial]), organic extra virgin olive oil, organic garlic puree, organic lemon juice concentrate, organic basil, organic vodka (potato), organic oregano.

Also, Gia Russa vodka sauce (label pictured here below, sorry so big; not sure how to fix, will fix if someone comments how!), which I found at my local Super Wal-Mart, has a similarly clean label of ingredients (vodka, and xanthan gum being the only minor blips), and only 3g sugar (6 g. total carbs) per 1/2 cup serving!

paleo-friendly-pre-made-sauces-in-stores? paleo-friendly-pre-made-sauces-in-stores?

It makes me wonder, though, why virtually all of of the basic jarred marinaras that I encounter (even organic Trader Joe's versions, except the above-mentioned organic vodka sauce) have soybean oil, canola oil, sugar, evaporated cane juice, etc.!

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on November 03, 2010
at 01:08 AM

I think most vodka these days is derived from grains.

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on November 02, 2010
at 10:53 PM

tomato sauce and salsa are two easy ones right off the bat. staples in our kitchen. nosugar varieties of course.

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on November 02, 2010
at 08:53 PM

I was under the impression that several mustard and salsas were paleo-friendly. The Safeway brand mustard I have is "Vinegar, Water, Mustard Seed, Salt, Tumeric, Paprika". A few of Trader Joe's salsas are paleo (I know the salsa verde is). I've also seen a few curries but cannot remember the brand names at the moment.

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on November 02, 2010
at 08:28 PM

I found one at Costco of all places...one of those little surprises that come along. It was a tomato sauce and I can't remember the name of it right now.

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on July 15, 2012
at 01:56 AM

i have one issue with the Gia Russa vodka sauce, it has HEAVY WHIPPING CREAM...... no diary for paleo people right??? thats not exactly eating clean....

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

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on July 15, 2012
at 05:31 AM

Lacto-paleo is legit. She mentioned that for the previous sauce.

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E7a462d6e99fec7e8f0ddda11b34a770

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on November 04, 2010
at 08:35 PM

Just in case you missed it in Daniel's list, try Coconut Aminos from Coconut Secret. I found it at my local natural grocery and it is a really good substitute for soy sauce or tamari. I actually think I like it better! And although I have never used much Worcestershire, I would think that it might make a good substitute there too if you don't care that it is a little thinner in consistency.

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03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

on November 03, 2010
at 05:06 AM

See my answer in http://paleohacks.com/questions/13209/have-you-been-pleasantly-surprised-in-the-grocery-store-hey-i-can-eat-this/13225#13225

But frankly, I find myself making a lot more sauces from scratch than I ever thought I would.

Hit up your local hippie grocery store and read labels. It can be a bit like looking for a needle in a haystack but I'm usually surprised by something!

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on November 02, 2010
at 08:23 PM

Well you'll have to read a lot of labels. I haven't found anything yet because a lot of them have vegetable oil or sugar or some other crap, unfortunately. But maybe you'll get lucky.

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