How to Make Homemade Real Food Mayo

How to Make Homemade Real Food Mayo

Everyone needs a good recipe in their repertoire that is easy to make and will impress those it’s served to. Homemade mayo in my opinion is one of those. It’s so incredibly easy to make that there is almost no excuse not to make it.

Just think no last-minute runs to the store for a jar of mayoness to spread on your sandwiches or mix up for egg salad. You can have a simple and decadent jar of goodness ready in less than 10 minutes!

Growing up I HATED mayo. I wouldn’t touch it with a 10-foot stick. I realized my problem was that I didn’t like the poor quality ingredients that were used. The first time I made my first batch about 4 years ago I discovered how amazing it could be. I can practically eat this stuff off of a spoon now! It’s that.incredibly.tasty. Plus it is extremely good for you which is a plus since most brands you find in the store should be treated like four-letter words. There is nothing in but nourishing oils, organic egg yolks, lemon juice and real salt in this homemade version.

Recipes using homemade mayo:


Making homemade real food mayo is easy. It only has 4 ingredients or 5 if you decide to lacto-ferment it. The regular recipe will last for at least a week, though I have had it lat longer. If you add whey to your mayo to ferment it, it will last up to 2 months, not that I’ve ever been able to keep a jar around for that long, but you get the point!

How to make homemade real food mayo
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 cups olive oil (or 1 cup olive oil and 1 cup coconut oil/grape seed oil)
  • 2 TBS lemon juice or vinegar
  • 1 tsp mustard (optional)
  • 1 tsp unrefined salt
  1. Place to egg yolks, lemon juice (or vinegar), salt and mustard (if using) in a quart sized mason jar.
  2. Using the immersion blend, blend until smooth.
  3. Add the oil(s) move the immersion blender up and down until the mayonnaise is thick and fluffy.

Lacto-fermeted Mayo
  • 1 recipe mayo
  • 1 batch mayonnaise or aioli 1 TBS of whey
  1. Add the whey to the mayo, stir, cover, and leave on the counter for 7 hours.
  2. Place in the fridge.
  3. It will stay fresh for up to 1 month.


Cinnamon-Infused Honey {2 Ways}


Did you ever eat red hots as a kid? They were one of my favorite candies when I was little. I loved the spicy cinnamon flavor.

I loved the taste but, I am not about to eat them again! Instead I have found a simple treat that tastes just the same but it 1000 times better for you- Cinnamon Infused Honey.

I kid you not, it tastes just like them.

It all started as a simple cinnamon infused honey…

Join me at Traditional Cooking School to learn 2 simple ways to make a cinnamon infused honey!



Tea 101: Understanding The Different Types Of Tea


Tea is the most popular drink in the world outside of water. It has nourished both the body and soul over the ages. There is little I enjoy more than a refreshing glass of ice tea in the summer or hot mug of tea on a fridged day.

There is such a beauty to tea and the fellowship that is enjoyed while savoring it. The simplistic beauty of it is what inspired my book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats.

The delights of a cup of tea can not be denied nor can it’s amazing health benefits.


There can be a bit of a confusion when it comes to what tea really is. All true teas come from the Camellia sinensis plant; the difference in black, green, oolong, and white teas is the way they are processed. There are other infusions that we consider “tea” that actually consist of herbs, while still enjoyable they are not true teas. (Though we love and enjoy them anyway.)

Join m at Bulk Herb Store for a  quick explanation of some of the most commonly drunk teas and infusions.




Crock-pot Chicken Teriyaki Bowls

Crock-pot Chicken Teriyaki Blowls- The Nourishing Gourmet

Chicken is gently flavored with an easy and simple homemade teriyaki sauce and then cooked in a crock-pot. Serve with rice and steamed vegetables and you have a lovely meal for a busy night!

In our busy lives, it is very tempting to get food out or settle for processed foods to save on time. Those may be fine for the occasional treat, but our bodies need nourishing foods on a regular basis to thrive. Few things weaken the body more than poor food choices. But I understand those busy days where it’s hard to get food on the table. Believe me, I’ve had many of those days myself.

I want to share with you the two appliances that have been instrumental in getting nourishing food on the table in the busy seasons of life. My crock-pot are two of my best friends. Okay, maybe not my friends, but as far as appliances go they are right up there with my Blendtec and grain mill! Crock-pots and rice cookers allow you to prepare nourishing meals that you can fix and forget. Many of these appliances are now programmable to keep food hot for up to 12 hours after the food has finished cooking.

Join me at The Nourishing Gourmet to learn how to make make this easy week night meal! 






Best Soups and Stews of 2014

Best of 2014 Soups and Stews-

A big warm bowl of soup always hits the spot on a cold winter’s day. It warms you from the inside out.

It makes me think of the old Cambel’s commercial from years ago where the snowman sits down at the table to a steaming bowl of chicken noodle soup. As he eats it the snow starts to melt away and turns out to be a little boy.

The bloggers of Alternative Living Network have come together to share with you “The Best of 2014″. During Christmas week we decided that we wanted a bit of down time with our families but we didn’t want to leave our readers hanging so we are all hosting different top posts from throughout the year.

You can read them now or reference them later on. I hope you all have a blessed and wonderful Christmas!

Strong Foundation: Good Broth

How and Why to Reuse Poultry Bones from Accidentally Green
How to Make Perpetual Bone Broth in Your Crock Pot from Virginia George

How-Why-I-Reuse-Poultry-BonesPhoto Credit: accidentally Green

Lighter Soups

Tomato Basil Soup from Well Fed Family
French Onion Soup from Richly Rooted
Garden Gazpaco from Richly Rooted
Chilled Cucumber Avocado Summer Soup from Richly Rooted
Easy Tomato Basil Soup from Beauty in the Mess Credit: Beauty in the Mess

Hearty Soups and Stews

Taco Stew from Well Fed Family
Crock Pot White Chicken Chili from Imperfect Homemaker
Slap Yo’ Mama It’s So Good Vegetable Beef Soup from Beauty in the Mess
Frugal Split Pea Soup from Richly Rooted
Hearty Clam Chowder from Richly Rooted
Magic Chicken Soup from Richly Rooted
Chicken and Kale Soup from The Entwife’s Journal
Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup from Back to the Book Nutrition
Easy Thai Curry Noodle Soup from Nourishing Simplicity
Roasted Tomato Tortilla Soup from Nourishing Simplicity

Chicken-Noodle-Soup-white-bowl-labeled-412-kbPhoto Credit: Back to the Book Nutrition

 What is your favourite soup or stew?