Happy Friday folks! Thanks so much for stopping by. It’s a cold and rainy fall day here, and we have heard reports of snow in some areas! Winter is on its way…
As I mentioned awhile back, we sometimes add needed fat to a LCHF / Ketogenic recipe by drizzling a mayonnaise or oil based dressing onto the plate. This ups the fat ratio for the meal, and adds lots of flavor! This can also be a great way to cook LCHF and Ketogenic without dairy for those who do not tolerate it.
Recently, I have been reading and learning more about various cooking oils and which are best for avoiding inflammation. I am not a nutritionist, and so I will not go too far into detail, except to say that we have decided to switch out our cooking oils here at the cabin to pure olive oil*, avocado oil, and coconut oil for the foreseeable future.
As we run out of our previous stash of store-bought dressings, I have been figuring out how to make them from scratch. It turns out to be ridiculously easy!
Some of the dressings that I am learning to make contain a lot of mayonnaise. Since mayonnaise is almost half oil, we have swapped out our previous brand (made with soybean oil) to one made with pure avocado oil. Eventually, I would like to just make my own, but my first attempt was an absolute failure, and so we purchased a jar to tide us over until I am ready to try again.
This week’s fresh and delicious concoction: Russian Dressing!
- 1/2 cup avocado oil mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons organic ketchup
- 2 tablespoons dill pickle relish
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Combine all of the ingredients well in a small mason jar. Dressing can be refrigerated for up to one week
*Just because a product on your grocer’s shelf claims to be Extra Virgin Olive Oil, doesn’t mean that it is 100% pure olive oil! A quick way to test this is to put the oil in your refrigerator for 24 hours. If it does not solidify then it is definitely not pure Extra Virgin Olive Oil. If it does, it could be pure, or could still be adulterated with another cold-pressed oil. For more information, check out Truth In Olive Oil .
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Please note: I am not a doctor or nutritionist. While this LCHF and ketogenic diet experiment has worked well for me so far, your mileage may vary. This diet needs to be balanced correctly, in order to avoid potential side effects. It is always a good idea to discuss any major health decisions with your doctor before getting started.