All posts tagged: oil

Homemade Mayonnaise

One of the fun/terrible things about Whole30 is reading labels and discovering just how much unnecessary crap is lingering in what seems to be “safe” food. Mayo is one item I was told ‘should’ meet Whole30/Paleo criteria – afterall, isn’t it just egg yolk, oil, salt, and lemon juice? No. No, it is not. At least, not if you buy it off the shelf. Those that are shelf stable come with a whole host of other ingredients, many of which I cannot pronounce. Among these? Sugar. Or even more fun? High fructose corn syrup. Why? I don’t get it. It’s stupid. If you like sugar, go eat that weird Miracle Whip nonsense. Stay out of my tangy mayo. Since I already had to abandon sour cream and greek yogurt until March, it didn’t take much to motivate me to hit the google machine and decide I could do this on my own. The results? Unbelievable. Why have I been buying this? I can say with certainty I never will again.* *I’ll probably buy it again because I’m …

Ikea Photo Ledge = Kitchen Storage Solutions

Despite the fact that we’re allegedly getting snow this week, Spring is here and the urge to clean and organize is in full force.  Actually, when you live in 700 square feet with two other heartbeats, the urge to clean and organize is pretty much always present.  I was wandering Ikea (yes, I go there as often as it sounds) and trying to resolve a solution for my above-the-stove shelving I have for spices, oils, vinegars, etc.  I wanted to have a set up that kept the ingredients at a quick reach while cooking, but still looked aesthetically pleasing. I had used some tension mounted ledge shelves from Target, but they couldn’t support the weight, weren’t quite wide enough, and definitely weren’t long enough.  Good in theory, poor in execution.  These shelves changes my entire kitchen and cooking experience in 10 minutes.  At $9.99 they’re the right price and easily found in both black and white at an Ikea store near you. It’s worth noting that they do not come with the hardware for mounting, …