In My Kitchen: Lazy Guy Mayo
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My husband’s take on mayonnaise …. before he walked into my life I’d made my own version of mayo with little to no success; was either too runny or too bland. Into my kitchen he came, blending the perfect concoction of what you will find below.
We go through a jar a week slathering on top of amaranth tortillas or roasted meat. My youngest dollops it on everything in the fridge and I love it in deviled eggs. Any artichoke fans out there? Mix this mayo with pesto for a sauce to bathe your heart in! Or toss with steamed cabbage for an easy to digest slaw. Don’t eat egg? Try almond mayo.
Delicious and one more reason to find my husband and give him a kiss ….
Lazy Guy Mayo
2 eggs, pasture-raised
2 Tbsp. mustard (we like Eden Foods)
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 to 1 1/2 cups olive oil
- Put eggs, mustard, and sea salt into the blender and blend together.
- Slowly increase speed while add oil in drizzle fashion ~ nice ‘n slow.
- Increase speed to high, wait for ingredients to be thick ‘n creamy.
- Done when hole forms in middle and things no longer move about.
Tips & tricks
- I use a VitaMix. Adjust speed if using a different blender, alternatively I’ve been told ‘wand blenders’ work beautifully with a tall measuring cup or Mason jar. Clean up is easier too 😉
- Substitute other oils if you don’t tolerate/like olive oil. I tried avocado oil, doesn’t work well. I’ve used flax oil too and that works but expensive!
- Parsley mayo…add a handful and watch a pale green color light up your senses!
- A trick I learned from Sally Fallon … add a tablespoon of whey and leave covered jar of mayo at room temp for 7 hours before refrigerating. This boosts nutrients and adds valuable enzymes to aid digestion of fats. Also keeps mayo fresh for several months. Without whey, mayo keeps 2 weeks.
- Make gravy … add 2 Tbsp. mayo to 1 cup of meat stock, heat gently for couple minutes, stirring constantly.
- This is a safe, delicious recipe for stage 1 of Body Ecology Diet.
1 Fallon, S. (2001). Nourishing Traditions. Washington, DC: New Trends Publishing, Inc.
May all bellies be happy!