Obesity and Eating Disorder Recovery Recipe: Clean Organic Hot Sauce

Organic hot sauce recipe

In my experience, clients that are in treatment for bulimia, binge eating disorder, anorexia or bulimarexia are typically faced with an increased risk of inadequate nutrition. To this end, I try to provide my clients and readers nutritious and delicious recipes to enjoy both during and after their recovery journey at ‘The Norton Center for Eating Disorders & Obesity’.

Eating healthy can be quick and easy once you get the hang of it. The key is in the planning. When you get into the habit of having the right ingredients on hand, meal preparation is a breeze, not a source of agony.

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Use all organic ingredients unless otherwise instructed

  • 1 jar Bionature tomato paste
  • 4 jalapeno peppers
  • 3 habanero peppers
  • 2 cubanelle peppers (can use any mild & flavorful pepper) (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons coconut crystals sugar
  • 2 -4 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup apple cider or white vinegar
  • Sea salt


1.    Boil peppers in water for about 10 minutes, or until jalapenos turn from deep emerald-like green to an olive green (They should be soft, but not mushy).

2.    Remove peppers from water and cut off stem caps, but do not remove seeds unless you want your hot sauce to be milder.

3.    Place peppers, tomatoes, garlic, and a teaspoon of salt into a food processor.

4.    Blend in the food processor for 20-30 seconds, depending upon desired consistency.

5.    Taste the sauce, and if necessary, add more salt (pulse-mix a few times to stir in any added salt).

6.    Pour into a re-sealable container or jar and enjoy with chips or use as a condiment.

NOTE: After using the food processor, it is sometimes best to open in a well-ventilated area. The fumes from processing boiling hot peppers can take your breath away.

Calories (per teaspoon) – 2 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g protein, 0 g carbs, 0 g fiber

Dr. J. Renae Norton is a clinical psychologist, specializing in the outpatient treatment of obesity and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, and binge eating disorder (BED) and the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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