In my past life, you would have never caught me making homemade mayo. The thing is…I always wanted to. The problem was…I was a slave to convenience! I used to have a tshirt in college that said “convenience is the enemy!”. Oh, how true that is. Also, I recently had a friend post about his troubles with making mayo, and it made me even more frightened of it. I didn’t need to make my own. I could just buy it. So, I did. Until I went Paleo two months ago. Now, I have made mayo probably five times, including today. I am no longer afraid. You know it’s funny…thinking about it, I think part of the problem was I didn’t want to waste my money screwing it up. Olive oil is expensive. Ok, not really in comparison to the oils I buy now, but that notion held me back. Trying to stretch every dollar was ingrained (pun intended) in me. It is different now, I have finally come around to spending money on quality ingredients because they are better for me and my family, and we are worth it!
So, yesterday we ran out of mayo, and it was time to make more. When I went Paleo, the first website I browsed for recipes was The Clothes Make The Girl run by Melissa Joulwan, a former roller derby girl gone clean. She rocks to the nth degree! The very first recipe I made of hers was…you guessed it, her homemade mayo. She has a literally foolproof recipe. I have done it several times now, and it comes out perfect every time! I am lucky enough to have two Meyer lemon trees in my backyard, and I use those lemons like crazy.
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Are you ready to make your own? Not scared, anymore? You shouldn’t be, I promise. Now, get your butt over to Mel’s site and get the recipe! You will thank me. Did I mention that this stuff doesn’t even come close to comparing to that crap you buy in the store? No? Well, it doesn’t! I eat it as a sauce on the top of my chicken burgers for lunch all the time, and I would miss it if it weren’t there. It is that good! Get the recipe here. Enjoy!