Monday, February 13, 2023


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 I apologize for not blogging for SO long!  I hope to be back more often from now on!

I love mayonnaise, but I am trying to eat less fat. Not "no-fat", but pretty "low-fat".  I wanted to make an oil-free version of my older homemade vegan mayonnaise recipe. This is the first recipe I devised, and it turned out to be a winner! If you try the recipe, let me know what you think of it. PS: it's also very inexpensive!


(This recipe makes a bit over 2 cups & is only 12 calories per tablespoon. In contrast, standard mayonnaise contains 94 calories per tablespoon.)

Mix A:
1 cup plain soymilk
3 T. cider vinegar
1 to 1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. mustard powder
1/4 cup shelled raw sunflower seeds, soaked in boiling water for 5 minutes and drained well.
OPTIONAL: add 1/2 tablespoon nutritional yeast flakes

1/2 cup + 2 T. cold water
1/2 tsp. agar powder (do NOT use agar agar flakes!)
4 T. cornstarch

Cooking instructions:

1.) Place all of the Mix A ingredients into a blender. Blend until very smooth. Set aside.

2.) Microwave option for Mix B (my preference):  Mix together the water and agar from Mix B in a 2-to-3 cup microwave-proof bowl, and let sit for a few of minutes. Add the cornstarch and whisk well. 

     Microwave the mixture on High for 30 seconds. Whisk briefly. (I  switch to a silicone spatula after 2 turns in the microwave). Repeat this about three times, or until thick and translucent-- even if this takes more than four 30-second intervals in your microwave. (The microwave method works well with starch mixtures.) 

3.) Stovetop instructions for Mix B: In a small saucepan, mix together the water and agar from Mix B, and let sit for a few of minutes. Add the cornstarch and whisk well. 

On the stovetop, stir the mixture constantly over high heat until thick and translucent-- not white (you might have to switch to a silicone spatula halfway through). 

To Finish: Add the cooked Mix B (either stovetop or microwave version) to the Mix A ingredients in the blender. Blend until smooth and starting to thicken.  Scoop into a 3 cup jar and refrigerate. It will thicken up nicely in a few hours.


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