Mayonnaise – that luscious condiment that we love to put on sandwiches, burgers, and sometimes even on french fries. Let’s not forget that it is an essential component of potato salad, egg salad, chicken salad, and even a cake or two. Did you know that the creamy white sauce was enjoyed as far back as 1756 in Spain? Back then it was made with real ingredients. Today we are sold bottles of “real mayonnaise,” but there are a few ingredients that I am sure that the original never had such as soybean oil, and calcium disodium edta.
I finally finished reading a book that I bought back in February. A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenberg is a really enjoyable memoir. In spite of me not finishing it quickly, it really is a good book.
In it, Molly shares stories from her life. Her first kiss. Paris. Her father dying from cancer. How she met her husband. And in between the snippets of her life she shares recipes with her readers. Because that is what Molly does. She loves to cook and bake and blogs at Orangette. And should you happen to meet her or read her book, you will learn that the name of her blog is not because of her hair color, but rather in honor of chocolate dipped candied orange peels.
Molly has a natural talent of weaving words together, making you feel as though you are experiencing what she is writing. It was with her last chapter that I found inspiration to create my first flourless chocolate cake.
It’s said, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” but when I received Dairy-Free Ice Cream: 75 Recipes Made Without Eggs, Gluten, Soy, or Refined Sugar I knew it had to be good. After all, I had already reviewed Kelly Brozyna’s book The Paleo Chocolate Lovers’ Cookbook: 80 Gluten-Free Treats for Breakfast & Dessert.
I feel confidant that if I were to meet Kelly in person that I would like her. How could I not – the girl loves ice cream! Also, she posted this on her About Me section of her website: I believe in eating healthy real food. I know that chocolate and dessert can be as nutrient-dense as pot roast. I couldn’t agree more.
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