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9/18/13 7:51 A

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I use a cross between a light grade olive and avocado oil ...

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4/28/12 4:07 P

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Oh, good. It wasn't just that I did something wrong. I think I'll order some macadamia nut oil--I think it's cheaper than in the stores.

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4/28/12 2:22 P

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I have since made mayo with bacon drippings and felt about it exactly as you. I think I will stay with the macadamia nut oil after my several different experiments. It does have the lowest PUFA of any nut oil, I believe. The Primal people seem to prefer the macadamia nut to all others for its protective saturated fat.

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4/28/12 9:35 A

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Gotta say that in the end I wasn't that pleased with the bacon fat mayo. It was overly thick when really cold, but it kinda broke if I put it on a plate and tried to mix anything (like hot sauce or unsweetened ketchup) into it, then turned really watery. So the batch I just made was with lemon juice and light olive oil. Still haven't experimented with avocado or other oils. I think macadamia oil could be good, but I keep forgetting whether or not it's "healthy". I think I remember that it has some really good properties.

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3/28/12 6:29 P

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I am sincere in being grateful for your post, your report. But you might still hear me muttering about my salivary glands going overtime at the thought of how good bacon mayo must be. LOL!
I really am glad you shared with us, though. Thank you.

Edited by: BOOKWYRMB at: 3/28/2012 (18:30)
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3/28/12 6:11 P

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Sorry...I thought I was just reporting what happened! I'd send you some if I could.

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3/28/12 5:56 P

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Oh, you are such a tease! I want some right now!

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3/28/12 5:19 P

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Just finished my bacon fat/olive oil hybrid mayo and it came out really well. I never put the whole T of mustard in, since I want it to be pretty neutral to start. Used 1/4 c. bacon fat, and the taste is noticeable. I do get Trader Joe's apple smoked uncured bacon, which is very aromatic. I'm thinking the mayo will make a nice base for Caesar dressing.

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3/28/12 6:46 A

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I had a lot of bacon fat but I've been cooking with it. Maybe I'll try what's left mixed with light olive oil and see how that works. I do have some bacon left to cook, too...

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I have done coconut oil, you just have to melt it a little. So it is liquidy but not hot. It does harden up as it sits in the fridge, I think maybe an indication of spoilage? It took several days or a week.

Bacon may be awesome!! I have some bacon fat in the fridge I was saving...maybe I will try that!!


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3/27/12 12:31 P

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I know. The recipe says to use it to make mayo while it is in the liquid state. So I am guessing that we would have to let it cool down some, but not all the way to room temp. I imagine it to be incredibly good, though. I just need time to cook the bacon.

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3/27/12 12:26 P

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Hmmm...can't wrap my head around using a fat that's solid at room temp. Seems like it would be way too thick. I really do like bacony stuff, though!

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3/27/12 8:32 A

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Me either! I just read a recipe using bacon drippings. Can't wait to try that!

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3/26/12 11:40 P

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I found some extra light olive oil and used that tonight. It came out good! I don't like the taste with regular olive oil.

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3/25/12 5:30 P

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You are right. I have read that high oleic oils are much better versions of seed oils. But there hasn't been a lot in the literature about it.

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Yeah seed oils are not ideal, I remember reading that high oleic was OK I thought.

I don't know if I let it sit long enough. Once I got the hang of the blender I don't mind doing it now. Takes me no time at all.

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3/24/12 9:20 A

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Seed oils are not a good idea, I am told, for health reasons.
If the stick blender method has not worked, it was probably due to one of the ingredients being too cold. All ingredients should be at room temperature. It may also be the reason for failure in other methods, but with other methods we also have speed of our oil dribble complicating the process. There is no dribbling with the stick blender, but the temperature becomes critical.

Edited by: BOOKWYRMB at: 3/24/2012 (09:54)
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3/24/12 7:49 A

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I'd always done the blender, but my last attempt failed miserably. I wasn't sure any kind of sunflower oil was :"legal". I'm just about to make my second batch. Hope the stick blender works again!

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I make a similar recipe but I do it in the blender. I ruined a few batches trying to do the stick blender or the processor. My recipe is:
1 whole egg, 2 egg yolks
1T. Vinegar of choice, or lemon juice
1 Tsp. salt
Pinch or 2 of dry mustard
About a cup or 2 of oil (I have used melted coconut oil, olive oil, High oleic sunflower, and a combination of them).
I start the eggs and other ingredients going in the blender, then I add oil until it becomes to thick to blend, use a spatula to help the blender along, and add a bit more until this is too thick to blend also.

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3/16/12 10:02 A

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I don't detect the coconut flavor in the vinegar, but it is a good flavor.

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3/16/12 8:27 A

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I'll bet lime with coconut vinegar would be yummy, assuming the vinegar tastes like coconut.

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3/15/12 8:39 A

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Lemon or lime are great choices. I tried coconut vinegar the last time and I really liked that, too.

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I'll have to try those. I'm taking something called ATP Fuel for my mitochondria, but I could use some extra help. Mayo turned out well, although I think it would have been tastier with lemon juice. I used raw cider vinegar.

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3/9/12 11:59 A

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I have started using either walnut or macadamia nut oil most recently and love both! Mitochondria is what good oils are all about, right?

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3/9/12 11:29 A

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Thanks, Sharon. Sorry I didn't see this before. I'm attempting the mayo today but with a lightish olive oil. Hopefully it will still work! Next time I'll look for avocado oil. Swanson Vitamins has it, so I'll have to compare prices. I'm quite concerned about my mitochondria...

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I found it both in my chain grocery store, in the natural foods section, and at my health food store. It is more expensive than industrial oils, but so worth the difference to our mitochondria.

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Wow, that seems very simple! And I have a stick blender. I wonder how hard avocado oil is to find.

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You will need a stick blender to make this in a jiffy. Stack these ingredients in a wide mouth pint jar in the order given:

1 room temperature whole egg (organic or free roaming yard chicken egg)
1 T fresh squeezed lemon juice (or apple cider vinegar with the mother)
1 T Dijon mustard
1 cup avocado oil
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp ground white pepper or paprika

Insert the stick blender to the bottom of the jar and begin blending. Blend for just a few seconds until you see the ingredients at the bottom of the jar begin to thicken and turn white (only 5 to 10 seconds; watch closely!). At this time start very slowly bringing up the blender toward the top. This should take another 40-50 seconds. When you get to the top, finish with a faster up and down movement to blend in the oil at the top and to mix in the salt.
You can add a scoop of stevia if you like yours to taste more like Miracle Whip, or play with the amount of salt and vinegar and/or lemon juice to suit your taste. This tastes so good and takes only one minute of whipping.

Edited by: BOOKWYRMB at: 2/2/2012 (10:36)
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