RECIPES AND MORE FROM AN URBAN KITCHEN

Friday, July 8, 2011

Grocery List: Organic Vegenaise


I grew up with a strong attachment to mayonnaise. I slathered it on every single sandwich I made, from ham to turkey to summer veggie. I loved the stuff. As of late, however, I keep reading about how my beloved Hellman's may not be the healthiest thing to consume. Recipes for homemade mayo, all of which sound delicious, pop up everywhere I look, but I've yet to attempt it. There's something about the process that seems...intimidating. I'm determined to tackle it at some point soon, but in the meantime, I've made a discovery that makes the need almost obsolete. Vegenaise--it's the vegan's answer to mayo, and it is divine. Since buying a jar of it specifically to use in Gwyneth Paltrow's homemade tartar sauce recipe, I've spread it on absolutely everything, including a summer tomato sandwich, in which it played a starring role (considering the only other ingredients were white sandwich bread, a very good heirloom tomato, and some pepper). It's way healthier than regular mayo and equally as tasty. Trust me on this one and make the switch. You'll be lighter and happier for it. xo

P.S. Liking the peek into my messy fridge? I don't know how some people keep their shelves so organized! Mine is a constant jumble of perishables thrown together haphazardly wherever they will fit. Any refrigerator organization tips welcome. Photo by Mark Iantosca. xo

4 comments:

  1. Agreed, homemade mayo IS intimidating. But the store-bought stuff just doesn't come close. Yes, it takes time to do it yourself. Not to mention triceps of steel. But it is SO worth it. When you get it right, you'll feel like you've conquered the world. (Or at least the laws of chemistry and physics.) Give it a go!

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  2. Thanks for the pep talk, Nancy :) I definitely will!

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  3. Hey Carol,

    I loved this post! I feel like you have such a good grasp of what your readers want to learn – not just the recipes that will impress guests or make you feel super accomplished, but also the quick and easy tasty things that we just never think to throw together.

    I immediately went and bought tomatoes and white bread after reading this post – and I'm looking forward to digging in!

    Emily

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  4. What a nice comment, Emily, thank you so much! I hope you enjoy the sandwiches. They've become a July staple in my kitchen! x

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