Category Archives: Condiment

Anytime Guacamole…Anytime You Crave It

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Photo by Justine Whitworth
Photo by Justine Whitworth

Have you ever seen those “Guacamole Kits” for sale in the produce department?  You know, the clear plastic take-out boxes containing a couple avocados, a jalepeno, a red onion, and a tomato?  All the ingredients necessary for delicious, homemade  guacamole.  It’s very convenient…as long as you don’t mind at least one of the ingredients being somewhat “off.”

A withered up jalapeño, unripe (or overripe) avocados, or a sickly looking tomato?  No thanks.  I’ll buy the ingredients separately.

Which brings up another difficulty:  When the guacamole craving strikes, it’s usually not the day after I’ve been to the grocery store with a specific plan to make guacamole.  And the way I run my pantry, it’s extremely unlikely that I’ll “accidentally” have each of the typical guacamole ingredients on-hand (and ripe enough) to use all at the same time. Continue reading Anytime Guacamole…Anytime You Crave It

Marvelous Mayonnaise

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 I love mayo. Growing up, my grandmother used mayonnaise in so many of my favorite recipes.  Not just for sandwiches, but in cole slaw, egg salad, deviled eggs, the list goes on. I even like to dip my french fries in it. And I’m not French, I grew up in West Virginia!  Needless to say, I go through quite a bit of mayo!

Then it happened. I decided to start caring about my health and the health of my family,  I began delving into eating “real food”, reading labels, avoiding processed foods AND I learned about GM foods. Now for you new real food eaters, that’s not General Motors, it stands for Genetically Modified.   So I started doing everything in my power to avoid these GM foods.

Then one day, I thought to take a peak at the back of my Kraft Real Mayo. #1 Ingredient, soybean oil. Ugh! If you don’t know already, Continue reading Marvelous Mayonnaise