My family is addicted to my homemade hummus. It’s a snap to make in the food processor, and it keeps well in the fridge for a quick and easy snack. We love to eat it for dinner with good sourdough bread, along with meat or fish or soup. It also makes a great sandwich spread with meats or cheese.
Dips & Sauces
Father’s Day is coming up this weekend and clam dip always makes me think of my father. He used to love to eat clam dip with potato chips and beer on a Sunday afternoon while he watched football.
Yeah, back in the ’60s and ’70s, you could still buy healthy clam dip in containers at the grocery store. Just clams, sour cream, mayonnaise made with eggs and olive oil. This was before the Soybean Oil Revolution. The potato chips were probably also fried in beef tallow. McDonald’s French fries were fried in tallow until 1983.
So even though my dad was eating junk food, actually, he wasn’t. What’s so bad about real foods like clams, sour cream, real mayonnaise, and potatoes fried in healthy grass-fed beef tallow? Nothing wrong with it at all. In fact, it’s really good for you!
If you’re trying to get your kids to eat more fresh raw vegetables, try making this buttermilk ranch dressing. You can also use this dressing as a dipping sauce for veggies. Vegetables aside (I agree with Sally Fallon — vegetables are just a vehicle for butter and cream), this dressing is a great way to get nourishing, healthy fats into your family. If you’re still afraid of eating fat, remember this: fats are where the vitamins are!
My family loves mayonnaise. We use it in all kinds of things: tuna salad, egg salad, potato salad, and deviled eggs. However, I never buy mayo in the store. I always make homemade mayonnaise.
Why go to the trouble of homemade mayonnaise? Storebought mayonnaise is full of industrial oils you do not want to put in your mouth. Like soybean and canola oil. Soybean oil is damaging to your thyroid. It slows your metabolism and can lead to hypothyroidism and breast cancer.