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In Which Fatso Makes A Decision

18th April 2012

I am never buying mayonnaise again.

Ever.

Since doing The Zero Excuses Challenge last year, and living through Paleo for that little while sans mayo, I was looking through blogs at the time to see if there was a way to make Paleo-friendly mayo.

There was a recipe on Everyday Paleo, but I never got around to trying it out.

Lately, I’ve been thinking about getting back into Paleo, but at the minute, I can’t actually afford the fruit and vegetables it’d require. I’m fine with protein – I’ve got plenty of fish and chicken and mince and stuff in the freezer – but fruit and veg? Can’t really afford much right now.

I know that when you’re doing Atkins, fruit isn’t really required because of the high carb content, but pretty much everything that’s gonna sustain me and fill out my meals right now in my kitchen are the following:

  1. Ainsley Harriott CousCous (More packs than I can count right now)
  2. A 5kg bag of basmati rice (full; I bought it yesterday, because if nothing else, I can make fried rice)
  3. Two or three half-empty packs of pasta

Definitely not Paleo or Atkins-friendly.

ANYWAY. Back to the mayonnaise.

I am never, ever buying mayonnaise again, because I didn’t make the Everyday Paleo recipe.

Instead, Kerri posted something on Twitter about a Paleo chicken salad, where she used her own Perfect Paleo Mayo recipe in it.

I checked out the Perfect Paleo Mayo Recipe over at FitViews, and I just…

Yes. Of course, I love garlic, so I added two cloves to Kerri’s original recipe, and it’s not even overly garlicky.

It’s just perfect. It’s the best mayonnaise I’ve ever tasted.

So yes.

I will never buy store-bought mayonnaise again.

This way tastes so much better; you can make it to your own tastes. It’s full-fat, yeah, but it’s not got any of that crap they put into the other mayo that makes it last for weeks in the ‘fridge.

If you’ve got the ingredients, I suggest y’all give it a try. Add whatever you like in mayo: garlic or chipotle or hickory smoke or whatever. It will seriously be the best mayonnaise you ever taste.

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  • yay! saw the paleo mayo recipe in Well Fed, making it this weekend actually…

    • I can't wait for you to try it! Hope you like it as much as I do. It really added a lot of flavour to my duck + rocket wraps this afternoon; I was in heaven.

      Also, if, at any point, it looks like it's not coming together, don't panic! It will. It took until right near the end for mine to stiffen up. 🙂

  • ariane

    Yeah! Home made is def the only way to travel, IMHO. I made mayo one night by accident…I think I was trying to make a Marie Rose sauce for a tuna pasta bake and the mayo stage was scrummy…..SO easy to make as well. I discovered the joy of cooking only a few years ago and that was when I put on 3 stone. (well a bit of drinking went on too). Now I've finally learned that I can cook A. for one and B. low fat grub. This Paleo mayo looks delicious. 🙂

  • Susie

    Another blog linked to this last week about the mayo and just thought I'd let you know I ended up making it and it's amazing! Thanks for the idea!

    If this helps, I used to buy all my veg frozen in the last week of the month – was always skint – and you can get huge bags for £1 in Asda. They do mixed green veg which is perfect for Paleo with broccoli, green beans and spinach and it'll last longer than the fresh stuff does. 🙂

    • Another blog linked to ME last week re: the mayo, or to FitViews? Either way, I’m glad the mayo turned out well for you! It’s AWESOME, isn’t it? But it’s so awesome, it’s hard not to use it all too quickly!

      And oooh. I honestly never thought about buying frozen veg! Damn, now I really do need a bigger freezer. (And to start eating proper veg. I’m not keen on broccoli unless it’s drenched in cheese, and I hate spinach! Haha. I’m so picky about my veg.)

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  • Erin

    Thank you for linking to the FitViews recipe. I tried the other recipe and it was a total fail, but this one was way easier and sooo delicious. I'm new to Paleo and found your blog by searching "paleo mayo won't thicken" after my first disaster. Thanks again!

    • No problem! I know that when I first made the mayo, I honestly thought it WOULDN'T thicken, but I was pleasantly surprised. 🙂 (Having a new blender makes it easier again!)

      Glad to have been of service!