Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Handcrafted Mayonnaise

Taking the time to make some food items from scratch that you would usually use store bought convenience items for are all part of the process in making healthy mindful changes that in time will change the health of your body.  By using ingredients that have “value” or contribute to nourishment is the key.

Store bought mayo is convenient and cheap.  It’s filled with unnecessary soybean or vegetable oils, extra chemicals and preservatives and honestly, once you make your own mayo you will be smitten and never look back!  Besides being extremely easy to make, it changes the way food you use to mix with mayo and of course makes it Wickedly Delicious!  Need I say more?

Last night I was craving old fashioned chicken salad and wanted it so bad that I whipped it up using some leftover pouched chicken I had from Sunday night dinner.  

This mayo took less than 1 minute to prepare.  Pretty Easy!

Handcrafted Mayonnaise

2 Large Organic Eggs (See Note)
1 tsp Raw Coconut Vinegar
2 tsp Lemon Juice, Fresh Squeezed
½ tsp Himalayan Pink Sea Salt
¼ tsp White Pepper
½ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
¼ Cup Coconut Oil (Warmed)
Dash Coconut Aminos

Egg Note:
If using raw Eggs - Wash fresh eggs in shells in soapy water first and rinse thoroughly to help avoid any salmonella.

Coddle Eggs – A coddled egg will give the mayo a smoother creamier texture and will kill any bacteria associated with salmonella.  Good for people with low immune disorders or elderly.

To Coddle Egg – Simple bring a small pot of water to boil and place egg in water for 45 seconds.  Plung it in ice water to stop the cooking process. 

Combine all the ingredients except the oils in a container and using an emulsion blender, blend ingredients together.  Then very gradually in a thin stream, while blending, add the oils.  Adjust seasoning with any additional salt and pepper.

Refrigerate to chill.  This should last for approximately 5 days in the refrigerator.

Add your favor herbs and use as a dip or sauce to hot or cold vegetables.  In this case, I made homemade chicken salad.

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