If you can’t eat tomatoes for whatever reason, it makes eating out and cooking at home doubly difficult. You probably have other allergies too, and if, like me, those include dairy, sauces become a bit of a challenge.
Nomato used to be a godsend with their ketchup, baked beans and pasta sauce which looked like tomato, tasted strangely like tomato but contained no tomato! A miracle of modern cheffery and a real treat. I’ve been scouring the stores for a replacement since Nomato disappeared from our shelves, sadly they appear to no longer be in business, unless anyone can tell me otherwise?
Which leads me onto the purpose of this quick blog post. I just had to share with you a new company that I discovered today whilst surfing Facebook; whoever said social media was a waste of time was lying. TomatoFree.co.uk supply Resources and Sauces for Tomato Allergy Sufferers. Whooppee!
This has really made my day. So I checked out their website.
Ally’s No-Tomato-Sauce contains:
Beetroot, Celery, Carrot, Onion, Cane Sugar, Sea Salt, Fresh Basil, Bay leaves, Unseasoned Rice Vinegar, Lemon Juice, Cider Vinegar, and Water.
Then I spotted it… worryingly high at second in the list – my old enemy celery! I don’t have an allergy to celery, it’s one of those I can eat quite happily (well no, not quite, with celery that’s not quite true because raw it’s disgusting, but chopped up and hidden in sauces and soups, I’m fooled) but come the morning my face shows the signs. Sunburn city is what it feels like. Amazing that a little water filled vegetable can wreak so much havoc.
However, I just couldn’t wait to share it with you all. My mouth has been watering all morning thinking of pasta with tomato free sauce, chilli with tomato free sauce, ahhhh, If you’ve missed tomatoes and the sauces they create as much as me this is a real land mark event. Dare I try it with celery included? I’ve asked them if they do any products without celery as an ingredient so watch this space.
To find out more and buy some visit: www.tomatofree.co.uk
There is also lots of information about tomato allergy, the nightshade family and some useful links for further research and reading on their website. Do you have an allergy or intolerance to tomato? What happens to you when you eat it? Rather aptly I suppose, tomatoes turn me into a red faced tomato-face myself. It also makes my skin split open and ooze with clear liquid; I hope you’re not eating…
Anyway I hope some of you will find this company helpful and am looking forward to hearing what you all thought when you’ve tried it. Allys No-Tomato-Sauce – stop using celery as an ingredient please… I got so excited about this product, but hopefully loads of you out there will be able to try it. Perhaps I could try making some up myself in the food mixer? How hard can it be?
You could also try Belly Goodness red sauce which is also tomato free.
They do a whole range of freefrom sauces to make cooking easy. I’ve tried this one too and it’s really good. They also won Gold at the Free From Food Awards 2019 so you can trust me on the quality, taste and effectiveness.
You may also enjoy:
- Tomato Free Chilli Sauce – how to make your own
- Foraging Fox Beetroot ketchup
- Damson Ketchup by Cartmell Foods
Do you have a tomato allergy? Do you make your own tomato free sauce? do without? or buy one of these alternatives?