Any "safe" condiment suggestions?

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   Posted 4/12/2010 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I am looking for condiments other than lite mayo, mustard, and salt. I eat a healthy, mostly whole foods diet, but my one regular indulgence is the use of condiments w/meats.

I don't seem to handle ketchup well-- perhaps it's the tomatoes in it. Not sure whether to perhaps try some steak sauce, as maybe they have fewer tomatoes in them or whatever it is that bothers me in ketchup. I generally try to avoid peppery/spicy stuff, too. (Note that I don't get "heartburn;" I get "stomach burn" instead, more like gastritis symptoms).

Do you have suggestions for other condiments to try that you've found agree with you? I know everyone is different, but just looking for ideas of new things to experiment with...

Note that I am allergic to seafood.

Post Edited (mcphee) : 4/12/2010 2:28:25 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 4/12/2010 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
It may or may not be the tomatoes.  Ketchup has vinegar and stuff too.  I don't tolerate it well either and I eat tomatoes just fine.
Do you have other intolerances?  What about plain tomatoes?
Instead of ketchup I use a slice of nice ripe tomato.  If you want it with a piece of meat instead of on a sandwich it slices up nicely and you can have a piece with every bite if you want to.  No need to process everything until it becomes inedible!
Try keeping a food log and get a list of your "trigger foods."  Don't just list the sandwich, list everything on it, including the type of bread.  I thought I had a problem with wheat, but it was the sulfite preservative in commercially baked products.  I can eat a waffle but not the maple syrup - sulfite!  See how it works?  I can eat corn but not processed corn products - again sulfite used in processing.

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   Posted 4/12/2010 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Can you handle salad dressing as a marinade?


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   Posted 4/12/2010 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Ditto what Alcie said about the vinegar. That stuff can be murder on a stomach. I too enjoy a good slice of ripe tomato on a sandwich. Not the store ripe ones, but real ripe ones from a garden that is.

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