It took a couple of attempts, but I think I’ve nailed the bacon mayonnaise. And boy, is it worth the effort. The emulsification is a bit more temperamental than with this easy mayo, but just be patient and you’ll get it – and I have some tips below if, at first, you don’t.
I know I’ve given vegans a hard time. And I will continue to, in one sense, because I truly don’t believe that is a healthy way for a human to eat. My own dear sister is a vegetarian, and I hope to change her mind. (Hi, Val!)
But I’ll tell you one thing about vegans: They can make just about anything out of nuts! And this has been a life-saver for me as we’ve been navigating the Gluten-and-Dairy-Free waters for my little one.
This cashew cream is the combination of a few recipes I’ve found on vegan websites. I think it is intended to be a substitution for cream cheese. It may need a little tweaking for that… but it works perfectly in a number of upcoming recipes I’m going to share. Read the rest of this entry »
Summer Bounty: Fresh & Healthy Tomato Recipes for Gazpacho, Salsa and Even a Use for Your Green Tomatoes!
Don’t you love summer veggies? If you garden or belong to a CSA, or even shop at a Farmer’s Market and can’t resist a good deal, your kitchen may be overflowing with some of summer’s most prolific producers. Here are some new ways to prepare them.
Is there anything more delicious than a garden-fresh tomato? No, really – is there?! I submit there is not. Here are some ways to preserve that fresh from the vine taste. Read the rest of this entry »
As promised, I’m going to provide you with some delicious dressing recipes for the gorgeous salad you are now growing. (You did plant your lettuce seeds, right?)
But first, let’s talk about…
Why Salad is So Good for Us
Most of us know that veggies and leafy greens do our bodies good. Read the rest of this entry »
This post is an update of sorts to this one, when I first tried adding chicken feet to my stock. (That was one of my very first posts altogether… I’ve come a long way, baby!)
You can visit that post to read about that experience, and see step-by-step pictures. (Not that it’s rocket science…) Here, I’ll give the hows and whys of making homemade stock in a bit more readable format.
[Yes, this post is an update, but it also HAS an update. If you're Paleo, or just want to try something different, check out this post on making Bacon Mayonnaise! It also contains some good tips on fixing a broken mayo.]
Most people love the taste of Hellmann’s R—, sorry, Hellmann’s RE–, ok, haha, I can’t stop laughing… ahem. Most people love the taste of Hellmann’s REAL Mayonnaise (as the label calls it).
It’s OK. I won’t tell. (I like it, too.)
Let’s take a look at these “REAL” ingredients: Read the rest of this entry »
This is the third in a series of posts about some changes to help you incorporate more healthful eating into your life – without a mutiny from your kids!
I’ve passed my love of butter on to my daughter. (I got it from my mom, anyway, so it only seemed fair.) The wonderful thing about a Real Food lifestyle is that when you’re talking about REAL butter, not only is it “allowed,” you can’t be healthy without it! Read the rest of this entry »
Welcome to day four of the In the Kitchen – Real Food Basics giveaway! I’m happy you’re here!
As promised, today I’m going share a recipe for Caesar Dressing from the book. Adding cooked marinated chicken to it would make a fabulous lunch or dinner! (Of course, I am writing this at the last minute, and so I made Caesar Dressing for breakfast.)
But before we get to the dressing recipe, I’d like to share the recipe list from the book. Read the rest of this entry »
This is the second in a series of posts about some changes to help you incorporate more healthful eating into your life – without a mutiny from your kids!
[Although this post still contains some great information (like the ranch seasoning recipe) and links, it has been updated. Please visit the updated post, which includes a new Hellmann's taste-alike recipe, here. You can also find a Paleo Bacon Mayonnaise here, along with some tips to fix a broken mayo.]
Are there any more beloved condiments than mayonnaise and ranch salad dressing? I don’t know a parent who hasn’t at one point used ranch to coax a child into eating a suspicious vegetable. I’m including mayo and ranch in one post because once you have delicious, healthy mayo – delicious, healthy ranch is a breeze! Read the rest of this entry »