Wednesday, January 16, 2013

One More Package Bites the Dust!

I am very happy to say that I no longer need to buy mayonnaise!  Hurray!!

Mayo is something that TR eats on his sandwich nearly everyday he is working.  He eats it with chicken that I've canned myself, but the mayo is still store bought.  It is still full of "spices" and preservatives.  It has been pasteurized and in my unprofessional opinion does not benefit the body at all, but rather harm it.  I've been dreaming for a while of making him some from scratch and even did a few times this past summer.  It tasted awesome, but it was an effort to make it and having it fail one time did not encourage the effort (not that it was terribly difficult, but I found the most success with mixing it by hand with a whisk which does take a bit of time - especially if you need it in a hurry because you forget to make it the night before!).   TR also didn't like the strong taste of extra virgin olive oil.  I went and bought the less healthy version of the olive oil to try but never did get around to trying it. 

I read this blog a few weeks ago that gave me the push I needed to try again.  She describes a method I've never heard of before.  I've always read that you have to mix the oil in verrrrrry slowly and if you go too fast you'll wreck it.  I was a little hesitant to try it, but what did I really have to lose?  She says to use a hand held blender stick and simply mix all the ingredients together and blend.  It takes merely a few seconds and it is done!  And it tastes amazing.   I've made it several times now and I've never messed it up - it's been perfect everytime!

My recipe:
1/2 cup grapeseed oil
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 farm fresh egg yoke
about 1/8 tsp. -1/4 tsp. sea salt
spoonful of mustard
1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (I usually don't like the taste of this, but honestly it tastes great in here)
little splosh of lemon juice (maybe about 1 tsp. or less)
sprinkle of garlic powder

Mix altogether in a bowl and blend with stick blender for a few seconds until it is all emulsified.  Stir in the little bit of oil that stays on top and refrigerate. (she recommends eating it in 5 days)

TR has taken it to work and he likes it!  I am so thankful that it is so simple to make and now I have more control over the ingredients and freshness.  Instead of being harmful and void of nutrients it is full of wonderful fats that our body needs and raw egg yoke which is so healthful to the body.

*a lot of people are afraid of raw eggs - I suggest that you buy your eggs locally from a farm you trust.  Raw eggs (specifically the yoke) have so many health benefits and if you have a good source for them, there is no need to be afraid of eating them :) 


  1. I need to buy an imersion blender and then i can't wait to try this!!! only problem is the only lasting five days. I guess I could make very small batches at a time, since its so fast to do!

  2. There is a way you can make it to last longer. You have to add some whey (I have lots if you want to try) and then let it sit on the counter for a few days I think. Then it will last for several weeks or longer. I haven't tried it yet - so far it has been so fast and easy to make I haven't minded.


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