When changing to an unprocessed diet, you quickly learn that your beloved sauces are full of sugar and junk! Are you mourning the loss of all your favorite condiments after reading the ingredient label? Cry no more! Homemade Mayo is so quick and easy and is made with only natural ingredients. The most basic mayo is made with just oil and egg. To add flavor, I base my mayo ingredients off those found in the Against All Grain cookbook and follow the technique … [Read more...]
For all you veggies out there.
Last week I bought a vegetable I'd never cooked with before: yuca. It's the root of the cassava shrub and is often confused with yucca, which is actually just a decorative plant and not something most people eat. I learned that in its powdered form, yuca is tapioca! Yuca is similar to a white potato and reminded me a lot of plantains with its high-starch content. It even tasted a bit sweet to me. Since I'd never cooked with yuca before, I … [Read more...]
Making your own snacks from scratch can save you loads of money in the long run, but also require time to make. I think this is the main reason people reach for the convenience foods. Luckily, homemade trail mix is a breeze to make and takes no time at all! Most days after work, I like to enjoy this simple mixture as a treat to tide me over as I make dinner. I take equal parts cashews, almonds, and chocolate chips, combine, and enjoy! There are so many … [Read more...]