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5 Fridge staples that you should be making from scratch

You'll never buy store-bought varieties again!

by: Tessa Purdon | 19 Jul 2017

Welcome to the world of 24-hour convenience shops and UberEATS. There's really no need to sweat an onion. "Who has time to cook?", you say.

But what we don't take notice of, is the growing list of preservatives, E-numbers and horrifying amounts of "modified starch" and corn syrup that is pumped into our store-bought food. Which is why I am urging you to make one small change in your kitchen. Make your own condiments from scratch.

They won't keep for as long as store-bought but that's because they are made with wholefoods - real ingredients that contain real nutrients for your cells. The great thing is that they are pretty simple to prepare. Promise! 

1. Mayonnaise - use fresh, free-range eggs for the best results!

2. Basting sauce - just a few ingredients go into a saucepan to heat through and Bob's your uncle.

3. Pesto - a genius invention. Pesto can be enjoyed with veggies, in sandwiches, with grilled meat, baked potatoes and even eggs. Yum.

4. Hummus - the spread of all spreads. Hummus packs a nutritious punch with its fat, carb and protein content, together with folate and iron.

5. Tomato sauce - unlike many store-bought varieties, this one doesn't contain heaps of sugar and sodium.

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