What a long break we’ve taken from doing recipes! But Dustin does seem to get some interesting topics going here, so never a dull moment on this site! We do plan to address your requests from awhile back regarding what you’d like to see here, including the new recipe ideas, etc. But ever since Tracy, Dustin’s nutritionist, did those articles on soy products, the thyroid, coconut oil, etc., some of my basic dietary understandings have been upended big time–anybody with me on that one?? I felt like we should delete all my past postings of recipes, for starters! Then I had the further eye-opening experience of hanging with her at your awesome Farmer’s Market at your capitol this summer–what an education, believe me; she knows so many of the vendors and exactly how their product is raised/grown, etc. She really does need to do Farmer’s Market tours, just like Dustin’s grocery tours!
The coconut oil got me quite excited-I have lots of books from the library and have been trying out recipes, etc., plus being in touch with Tracie with all she has researched and learned with her clients. Tracie will be writing a blog post next week on coconut oil but I thought in the meantime I would share some recipes.
Here is a quick story before I share the recipes……now that we have been REALLY reading labels, we have discovered that soybeans have truly invaded the planet-even my vit. E capsule has soybean oil in it-yikes! The other day I was at a natural foods store with my friend Kristy and she picked up some mayo–we read the label and of course there was our friend the soybean oil; after cautiously telling her about it and coconut oil (who wants to be the person who is always telling you how bad that food is that you are about to buy?!), I got home fast and emailed her a recipe from my Bruce Fife book for coconut mayonnaise…..at her request.
Here it is:
1 T. apple cider vinegar
1/2 T. prepared mustard
1/4 t. paprika
1/4 t. salt
1 1/4 c. melted coconut oil
Blend the first 5 ingred. plus 1/4 c. of the coc. oil for 60 seconds. While machine is running, pour in the remaining oil very slowly in a fine, steady stream. Each T. of the mayo with have about 1/2 T. coc. oil.
If you have been using coc. oil, you will know that this will harden in the fridge; just let it sit at room temperature half an hr. or so to soften. They recommend using this within several days and say that the texture is best when freshly made. Makes 1 1/2 cups.
Okay, gotta’ tell you that I have yet to experiment with this or any dressings, so feel free to share your experiences! Read More