Today is the first of August, which means it is only 1 month till Spring is here!
It also means that I have officially started The Paleo Kiwi: 31 Day Challenge!
Today has just meant a lot of tightening up for me. Because I have been mostly paleo, the only challenge I really had was keeping away from my children’s snack box!
I also felt like a treat, I lost another 500 grams, so I decided to work off enough calories to try out a new Recipe I have been saving for such an occasion!
Who doesn’t love a good roast!?!
I decided to go with a Roast Chicken, usually the ‘Non-Paleo’ me would load up on Carbs – crispy roast potatoes, tons of chicken gravy and lets not forget those tasty supermarket bought dinner rolls, DELISH!
But we didn’t have any of that today!
Today it was Roast Chicken, Roasted Sweet Potato and Coleslaw.
I was walking through the Supermarket this morning trying to find a pre-made coleslaw so that all I had to do was add dressing…
Every pre-made had a million ‘other’ ingredients, a lot of them in ‘Chemical’ language or some of them were things you would never have thought should actually go in Coleslaw!!, so I went old school and made my own!
I went simple as Pie with the coleslaw – Carrot, Cabbage and Beetroot – I didn’t really have too much time up my sleeve because I spent all my time making this bad boy…
As far as homemade dressings and mayo go (tbh – never made one before) this one is pretty darn tasty!
I didn’t quite whip it for long enough to make it super creamy, but that was fine because in a coleslaw it doesn’t really matter!
I mixed up about 2 tbsp of the Mayo with my 3 cup worth of grated veg and it was done! Well not actually done, I let it sit in the fridge for an hour or so.
So for Paleo’goers, totally give this one a jam!
- ½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- ½ cup Avocado Oil
- 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
- ½ Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
- 2 egg yolks
1. Combine olive oil and avocado oil in a measuring cup (or other good vessel for controlled pouring).
2. Place lemon juice, vinegar, mustard and egg yolks in food processor or blender. Process until creamy (maybe 15 seconds?).
3. With blender or food processor still running, VERY slowly dribble in the oil (think of it taking at least 3 minutes to add in all of the oil). It should stay thick and gradually get lighter and lighter (and look more and more like mayonnaise) as you add the oil.
4. I typically like to pour out my mayonnaise into a bowl and whip it by hand with a whisk at the end just to make sure all the oil is well incorporated (if you have a really good food processor, you probably won’t need to do this). You now have paleo mayo!!!
So if you thought that just because you have gone Paleo, that you would have to miss out…
We have Mayo!
P.S. Long Run tomorrow!! Excitement stations!!!