Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Salad Days

 Yesterday I made a favourite salad of mine - bacon, egg and spinach. Yummo. It's easy to do - just a bag of baby spinach leaves, a few boiled eggs, tomato, fresh basil, red onion and some hot off the grill streaky bacon. What makes it so good is the homemade garlic aioli that I have on hand at all times as it is so popular.
Garlic Aioli

2 cloves of garlic
2 eggs
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp mustard powder
1 tsp celery seeds
fresh herbs (optional)

In a food processor mince the garlic, add other ingredients and then slowly add 2 cups oil ( I use canola). Stores in the fridge for about two weeks...if it lasts that long!

I make toasted seeds as well and add to my salads. Gently heat a cup of pumpkin seeds and a cup of sunflower seeds until the pumpkin seeds pop. Take off the heat and add approx 1 Tbsp of tamari (or soy sauce for if you are not gluten free) to taste. Store in an airtight jar when cool.

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