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Condiment Queen

Hello and happy HUMP DAY honeys.  I LOVE me some condiments.  Who in their right mind doesn’t LUV to dip a warm crispy French fry into some ketchup?  (especially fancy ketchup from Whataburger)  It’s the American way!

Perhaps you’re not a ketchup lover and I can dig that. I suppose you could be more of  barbecue sauce or a honey mustard kind of kid and that works too.  I’m most fond of the sweet stuff like jelly and honey.

Y’all, back in the day my MAMAW, grandmother, would whip together a peanut butter and Karo syrup especial!  She would spread this creamy delight on a piece of Wonder Bread, fold it in half and present it in a paper napkin.  I just knew she loved the me most and that I was her favorite grandchild.  

I don’t even want to think about what a world without condiments would taste like.   It would be down right bland and boring to say the very least. What  would Tex Mex even be like without chips and salsa or table side guacamole what a horrendous thought.  In myu book, there are no rules when condimenting. (yet another Abercrombie ABonic, aka a word I made up)  There is no wrong or right way to use your favorite dips, spreads or seasonings, you can truly condiments your way.  Spice it up, or sweeten to your liking because there are condiments for every palette… Abercrombie & FITness approved.


Condiments are the cornerstone of flavor. Who wants a fried cheese stick without marinera sauce?   I can’t imagine eating eggs without Tabacco, Louisiana or Red Devil. I want a little caliente kick on my huevos.  I decorate my tuna with a few spoon fulls of sweet relish, mustard, salt and pepper!  I shower my grilled chicken salads with soy sauce or balsamaic vinegar and pepper for a tangy flare. My mandatory morning cup of happiness consist of a whopping dollop of raw honey.  It’s a natural sweetener and compliment to coffee.

Pizza would be a total disaster without accoutrements such as red peppers, marinera and garlic.  Can you fathom waffles or pancakes without syrup?

Condiments are NOT calorie killers

***If, for the most part, you somewhat abide by the serving size instructions, you’re golden.  I’m of course assuming your a workout warrior and killing your weekly weights and cardio regimen.  I know you are! 


Abercrombie and FITness approved condiment list

Mustard, Ketchup, Tobasco, soy sauce, relish, jelly, jam, honey, salsa, pico-de-gallo, barbeque, wasabi, horseradish, sauerkraut, cocktail sauce, steak sauce, pickles, peppers (of all kinds) hummas, terrayki, balsamic vinegar, cucumbers, celery, tomatoes, hot sauce, salsa, marinera sauce, chili…


Cooking condiments approved

Coconut oil, olive oil, cooking spray                                                                     (abide by the serving size instructions)


honey mustard, mayonnaise, cream cheese, syrup, cream dressings, gravy, peanut butter,  tarter sauce, guacamole, sour cream, cheese sauce, ranch, butter, pesto spreads, bacon grease, alfredo sauce,



Load up a baked potato with salt and pepper, and  maybe add some ketchup or salsa or hot sauce.  (there is a difference in Texas.  Salsa is thicker and has vegetable chunks.  Hot sauce is in a bottle such as Red Devil or Tobasco .

Another idea would be to add some skim milk salt and pepper and a wee bit of honey or substitute the honey for one thinly sliced pad of real butter.

BE a DIPPER.  Stick a fork in it and dip baby dip! 

Don’t ever saturate or drench your salad, meat or meal with sauces or dressings.  The dousing of these types of condiments CAN truly make or break your diet if you don’t observe the serving size amount.  Don’t be overly lenient and err on the cautious side of dressings and thick cream sauces…ALWAYS!

 I want to hear from you!

What are your condiments of choice?  Any favorite flavors you use to brighten up your meals?  I want to hear from you!


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