Homemade Mayo In 10 Minutes Or Less

If you are like us and are following a paleo-ish or primal way of eating then you are probably trying to avoid eating vegetable oils like sunflower oil,  soybean oil and the ubiquitous canola oil.  It is almost impossible to find a mayo or salad dressing that does not have one or more … or all of these oils.  Even the mayonnaise that is advertised as being Olive Oil Mayonnaise usually has canola or soybean oil as the first ingredient.  You can ...

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Functional Food Friday: Sauté of Chicken Livers with Bacon & Mushrooms in a Creamy Sauce

Today’s recipe was prepared as part of our Functional Food Fridays series we do over at Functional Patterns.

Many traditional cultures have prized the organ meats even above the muscle meat or your typical rib eye steak. In many European and Asian countries, it’s accepted that no animal part should go to waste. Wikipedia has a round up of how various cultures use offal.

Depending on your ancestral heritage ...

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Functional Food Friday: Slow Cooked Oxtail Stew

This is the first recipe in our series with our friend and trainer Naudi over at Functional Patterns.  Since Naudi is a Holistic Movement Practitioner and Trainer he often gets clients coming to him to help them with joint pain or injury. We felt the most Functional Foods for joint and tendon therapy  would be slow cooked bone-in meats and bone broth. This week we had some delicious Oxtail to cook up. This stew is ...

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