You guys. I can make mayonnaise. The prospect of making mayo has always terrified me. I’d heard so many fail stories and was sure I’d be one of them if I ever tried. Also, I watched the Good Eats episode where Alton Brown makes it. I LOVE his show, but for some reason everything he makes intimidates me and I automatically assume it is too advanced for my skill set. WRONG. It was actually pretty easy with my food processor (thanks, husband!). It is scary at the very beginning when you don’t know if you’re going to end up wasting a cup of olive oil or not… I was biting my nails until finally, towards the very end, it began to look like something familiar. If you’ve been worried about attempting homemade mayo, I encourage you to try it! If I can do it, anyone can! Here is the recipe I used.
Okay, now that I’ve exclaimed to the world my greatest cooking accomplishment, let’s move on to a four day recap (I know, I know. I need to get better at this updating thing).
Whole30 – Day 11
Breakfast – Two scrambled eggs, grapes
Lunch – Salad with leftover chicken satay, apple, Cherry Pie LARABAR
Dinner – Guacamole burger (no cheese or bun) with fresh veggies (carrots, cucumber, celery, broccoli) from Old Chicago Bar and Grill.
I was nervous about my first time eating out at a restaurant while on Whole30. The only reason we even went out was because our good friend just got back from a tour in Afghanistan and we haven’t seen him in three months. If it weren’t for that, we would have eaten at home.
My choices were fairly limited since what they mostly serve is pizza, calzones and wings. They don’t even offer plain grilled chicken or anything! I settled on the guacamole burger and found that I didn’t even miss the bun (though husband’s french fries looked miiiiiighty fiiiiine).
We also went to Starbucks for the first time (shout out to Mom for sending us gift cards!). This was dangerous territory. I could easily drink a day’s worth of calories in Starbucks. This day, however, I left the consuming 3,000 calories of Starbucks thing up to my husband:
Whole30 – Day 12
Breakfast – Two scrambled eggs, Apple Pie LARABAR
Lunch – Leftover chicken satay, grapes, raspberries
Dinner – Grilled turkey legs, zucchini and onion
Whole30 – Day 13
Breakfast – Cherry Pie LARABAR, hard boiled egg
Lunch – Costco samples (tuna, salad, rotisserie chicken), apple with almond butter
Dinner – Leftover bacon-wrapped chicken, kale chips
Whole30 – Day 14
Breakfast – Two scrambled eggs, Coconut Cream Pie LARABAR
Lunch – Cashews, grapes, raspberries
Dinner – Chicken salad lettuce wrap (with HOMEMADE MAYOOOO!)
I love this recipe! I did quadruple the ingredients so we could have leftovers as well as substitute grapes for the craisins. I might even add apples next time. I can’t do chicken salad without fruit!
I promise I’ll do better at updating everyday. Making bison tacos (…lettuce wraps) tomorrow with avocado salsa! Should be yummo!