½ garlic powder
½ onion powder
½ tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
Water to desired consistency
Add ingredients to a medium size bowl and whisk to incorporate. Slowly add water until you reach desired consistency.
4 pasture raised organic eggs yolks
4 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp white vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
¼ tsp salt
1 ½ cup light olive oil (must use LIGHT olive oil)
Using a food processor, blend egg yolks through salt until completely mixed. Leave food processor on and slowly, using the liquid drip attachment, drip the olive oil in. This should take about 5 minutes to complete.
So there you have it. Two super easy recipes to make home-made mayo and ranch dressing. Not only are these recipes easy, but they will save you money in the long run. I bought a large container of light olive oil at my local bulk store and I actually had all the spices and herbs in my pantry with the exception of the chives. Now I know you might be thinking that you can cut corners and just use the regular mayo that you have from the store to make the ranch. While this is better than buying bottled ranch dressing, store bought even organic mayo, is still made with vegetable and/or soybean oil. So when I say that I avoid these oils like the plague, I mean it. These oils are found in almost every processed food out there. You can’t just make canola oil by pressing the (genetically modified and pesticide full) rapeseed naturally. There needs to be a chemical procedure to remove, deodorize, and alter the seed into oil. These oils are among the most chemically altered “foods” in our culture yet they get promoted as heart healthy. It’s really sickening, actually. If you want to read more about why you should never eat vegetable oils, click here. Wellness Mama is a great blog that I follow. She wrote a very in-depth and nicely organized post on vegetable oils. I know that as a full plate mom, you may not have the time to read her entire post. But really, this stuff is just junk plain and simple. These vegetable oils are found in the cheapest and not-so cheap processed foods so to me it makes sense to keep them out of your diet and the diet of your family.