Thursday, June 11, 2009

Link Love and a Recipe for you!

Here are a few finds from the web I recently stumbled across:
And lastly, I'll leave you with an awesome aioli recipe (ok, it's just a fancy mayonnaise - why'd i have to go all french on you?). Technically you make an aioli by emulsifying egg yolks with olive oil and garlic, but I don't have time for that. I used some vegenaise and it worked like a charm! Since I used it, I guess this makes this recipe vegan, gluten free, and (I think) top 7 free, no? It has soy, so we just missed the top 8 mark - darn!

Green(ish) Aioli(ish)
In a blender, combine:
  • 1 cup vegenaise
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • the zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley leaves (you could use dill, basil, taragon, chervil...)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt to taste
Whiz it all together until you have a smooth creamy mixture that's combined. I took it all the way so there wouldn't be an option to pick any of the green out (isn't that what all little kids try to do?). It turned a lovely light green color. So Pretty!

I made this for our anniversary dinner on Tuesday night (8 years - woo hoo!) and it was a huge success. I was practically licking the bowl (and maybe you might have caught me foraging through the fridge later that night looking for other things to dip in it).

Try this with grilled chicken, gilled veggies, tofu, dip fries in it, cut up raw veggies, pita chips. It's so tasty you might just want to put a dab behind each ear. Enjoy!


Jules said...

Thank you for sharing your story with the blogging world. It’s so great to have found support. I am new to this world of “kid allergies” and am having a hard time dealing with it emotionally. Any advice or kind words would be much appreciated at this time.

Gab said...

Thanks Jules!

It's definitely scary to start navigating the world of food allergies. If you have any questions or just want to vent, email me at

You're not alone!!

JKBWhite said...

Hey...I don't know if you pick the links that are on your page, but the edys slow churned ice cream is processed with peanuts. Might want to do a little research on some of these. Their ice cream is not safe. Try Yarnells (if it's in your area)