Hey you! I’m back with the jump off..ayyee!! Too much? Ok. Lets get in shall we. We are all the way into 2016, the months have just flew right on by..I mean 2016 you need to kinda slow down m’kay.
I bring to you mayo (this by no means is a new thing guys). The condiment both loved and loathe, depends on who you talk to. But why bother to make it, you ask. Well thanks for asking. So here at home, paying $30-$35 TT dollars for an 11 oz. jar of vegan mayo?!..ummmm..no…no..nope. I admit I was a sucker and got reeled in once and caved and bought it. I had buyer’s remorse after for sure. After looking at the ingredients list I could have totally made it.
So today I say to you..do not be that sucker.You can totally make your own condiments. The bonus to all of it is that you know exactly what ingredients are being put into your food and essentially your body. Plus you can cheat once in a while eating mayo and still feel good about it because you made it. Let’s jump right into this super simple recipe.
You will need:
1 1/2 cup to 1 3/4 cups neutral oil (sunflower or canola)
1 cup unsweetened soy milk
1 tsp. sea salt
1 1/2 tsp. mustard
1 Tbsp. lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
Tip: To make your mayo completely soy free sub the soy milk with unsweetened almond / cashew milk.
Put all the ingredients (except the oil) into a blender and blend for 5 seconds. Next, continue running the blender and slowly ( I mean this) stream/ pour oil into mixture while the blender continues to run. The mixture will thicken quickly. When the mixture has thicken into the familiar consistency of mayo, pour out and store in fridge for later use.
Congrats! May all your mayo dreams come through.
Adapted from : The Homemade Vegan Pantry
There are eight days left before Christmas. Have you done your gift shopping yet? Oh …you have. Well you can never have enough gifting ideas..so stick around. For
procrastinators delayed shoppers like myself, look no further because here are some of my favorite things that can be found locally to give the loved one/ foodie in your life.
- The Sweet Beet Gift Cards – The Sweet Beet, a natural cold- pressed juicery is offering Christmas gift cards and nothing beets ( see what I did there) having cold pressed juices to guzzle on! And packed with so much nutrients, your beloved is gonna love you even more. Send them a message, response time is quick.Check them out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesweetbeet/?fref=nf
Photo cred: The Sweet Beet
2. Wholesome You : One of my personal favorites. Wholesome You carries handmade, organic body and hair products ( I dare you to not want to eat it..the products smells sooo good). They currently have perfectly packaged gits bags to grab and go. Easy gifting!
Check them out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fulumiranicare/?fref=ts
Photo Cred: Wholesome You
3. Verti Grow : How about a simple, vertical hydroponic growing box for the green thumb in your life. Growing herbs and produce easily would be appreciated by anyone who cares about their food. Fusion Farms provides the equipment, tools and seeds to jump start that new project. It’s also great for small spaces!
Photo cred: Fusion Farms Ltd.
Check them out on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/fusionfarms
4. Local Artisan Greens: Now if growing your produce seems a little intimidating at first, no worries. Because this team here can still hook you up with your fresh greens. You can do a subscription order delivery to the lucky person’s house as a treat this Christmas.
Check them out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/localartisangreens
5. The Nutribullet : Yes. This baby here is powerful and pulverises anything into juices and makes for fast smoothies and soups.It can be purchased at most home stores. It’s a great investment for any smoothie/ juice fanatic (like myself)and they’ll appreciate it, I’m sure.
Photo Cred: http://www.amazon.com
Boom. No guilt trips.