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I went to the store today to find ingredients to make bbq sauce and ranch (recipe in It starts with food) and I couldn't find a few compliant ingredients! So sad! I need a olive oil mayo for the ranch and a Dijon mustard for the bbq. The mustards all had sulphites and there was sugar in all the mayos. I'm new at this so I am not sure where to look.

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You could try and mess around with powdered mustard and other spices for the mustard.  You can make your own mayo.  There are tons of recipes but personally I like the one from Mel Joulwan... google whole30 mayo well fed and try that one.

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The mayo in the book is probably homemade. If there's not a recipe in the book, or if you just want a super easy version, I use this one: http://thehealthyfoodie.com/fail-proof-home-made-paleo-mayo-whole30-compliant/

For the mustard, if you can't find a compliant dijon, try a stone ground mustard or some other variety instead -- it may be a slightly different flavor but should be okay. I'd probably just avoid plain yellow mustard unless that's all you can find.

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On 12/29/2016 at 9:52 AM, Sugre said:

1) Definitely make your own mayo. Using a food processor takes 5 minutes and tastes amazing. Tip: don't add the oil too fast:

http://whole30.com/2014/05/mayo/

 

Or use a stick blender. You dump everything in together in a jar and 2 minutes later you have mayo. 

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On ‎12‎/‎31‎/‎2016 at 5:12 PM, ArtFossil said:

Or use a stick blender. You dump everything in together in a jar and 2 minutes later you have mayo. 

Two minutes? Mine takes under 30 seconds with the immersion blender. 

Sadly, cleanup takes longer than actually emulsifying the mayo does. Good thing it's so delicious, or I wouldn't bother making it for how much of a pain cleaning off the blades of the blender can be!

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29 minutes ago, NoMoreCrunchyCravings said:

Two minutes? Mine takes under 30 seconds with the immersion blender. 

Sadly, cleanup takes longer than actually emulsifying the mayo does. Good thing it's so delicious, or I wouldn't bother making it for how much of a pain cleaning off the blades of the blender can be!

The two minutes includes measuring the ingredients and separating the egg. :)

A small silicon spatula makes it easy to quickly get ALL the mayo off the blades. 

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8 minutes ago, ArtFossil said:

The two minutes includes measuring the ingredients and separating the egg. :)

A small silicon spatula makes it easy to quickly get ALL the mayo off the blades. 

You must be a very methodical egg separator. :lol:

My immersion blender has such tight corners (can a round appliance actually have corners?) that I don't believe I could squeeze even a miniature spatula in there. I usually use my fingers to push any leftover mayo away from the blades and then lick them (my fingers, not the blades) as a reward for retrieving even a little extra blob of mayo that would otherwise have ended up in the sink. Then I soak my immersion blender head in warm soapy water, and use the corner of a sponge and a strong stream of hot water to get the rest of the mayo and oily residue off the blades. See photos below for what the business end of my immersion blender looks like:

31229939193_640e2b2f67.jpgIMG_4766[1] by NoMore CrunchyCravings, on Flickr

31229929493_850e159731.jpgIMG_4767[1] by NoMore CrunchyCravings, on Flickr

31198984134_59197fc539.jpgIMG_4768[1] by NoMore CrunchyCravings, on Flickr

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@NoMoreCrunchyCravings have you tried running the immersion blender in a little water, as if you were blending the water? That usually gets most of the stuff off mine. Just use a tall container and just enough water to cover the blades, don't get it too deep or it could splash out. 

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8 minutes ago, ShannonM816 said:

@NoMoreCrunchyCravings have you tried running the immersion blender in a little water, as if you were blending the water? That usually gets most of the stuff off mine. Just use a tall container and just enough water to cover the blades, don't get it too deep or it could splash out. 

I have. It does a little bit, but I find I still have to dig around with the soapy sponge to get most of it out. Despite how annoying it is to clean, it is BY NO MEANS a reason to avoid making the mayo - that stuff is so freaking good!

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I have the same blender... I put a 500ml mason jar in the sink with a drop of dish soap and then run the water into the jar while I"m blending... make sure you repeatedly immerse and remove the head of the blender while you've got it running (like stabbing it repeatedly into the jar). If you use soap and hot enough water, it comes clean licketysplit!

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I have a similar metal-bladed immersion blender and the removable bit goes in the dishwasher :D best to check your own brand

Also, for the cooking-challenged, Tessemae's has a compliant BBQ sauce AND a compliant Ranch(ish - no, it's not very traditional).

http://www.tessemaes.com/products/organic-bbq-sauce
http://www.tessemaes.com/products/organic-zesty-ranch

Always check that it's Whole30 approved, as some of their products are not http://www.tessemaes.com/collections/all/whole30-approved

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I have a similar blender and was having the same issue. I started using a really skinny bottle brush to poke through the holes on the side, and that lets me get those last little bits of mayo that want to stick under (above?) the blades. The brushes made for cleaning reusable straws would probably work well too.

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On 1/2/2017 at 7:28 PM, praxisproject said:

I have a similar metal-bladed immersion blender and the removable bit goes in the dishwasher :D best to check your own brand

Also, for the cooking-challenged, Tessemae's has a compliant BBQ sauce AND a compliant Ranch(ish - no, it's not very traditional).

http://www.tessemaes.com/products/organic-bbq-sauce
http://www.tessemaes.com/products/organic-zesty-ranch

Always check that it's Whole30 approved, as some of their products are not http://www.tessemaes.com/collections/all/whole30-approved

Tessemae's has a new ranch now! It's creamy and much better than the original. And W30 approved!!

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