Alright, I’m intrigued I admit it. The high alkaline diet makes a lot of sense to me and I want to learn more. This Homemade Moroccan Turmeric Mayonnaise from Scratch recipe, if made with the right oils (cold pressed oils like grape seed), is a step in the right direction to clean eating which I am all about. This recipe also uses egg yolks which are some of the best of natures fats, high in Biotin and easy to digest AND low on the acid chart which makes them high on the alkaline chart
I went a little nuts the other day and made 3 versions of this homemade mayonnaise to have on hand in the fridge. It is that easy, I made 3 flavors in about 15 minutes, Basil Garlic Mayo, Sweet Chili Garlic Mayo (base mayo + a few tablespoons of sweet chili sauce and Sriracha) and this Moroccan curry mayo. The most popular in my house is definitely the basil garlic mayonnaise because it is so versitle but my other fav is actually the one on the right, the pretty yellow one…made with guess what? Turmeric. Let’s review for a moment just in case you missed the Turmeric is Amazing for you MEMO…
Turmeric Health Benefits: Turmeric (Curcuma longa), the bright yellow of the spice rainbow, is a powerful medicine that has long been used in the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine as an anti-inflammatory agent to treat a wide variety of conditions, including flatulence, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, bloody urine, hemorrhage, toothache, bruises, chest pain, and colic. Turmeric’s active ingredient is an extracted compound called curcumin. Studies have shown that curcumin helps prevent several forms of cancer including breast, lung, stomach, liver, and colon because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It stops the development of cancer by interfering with the cellular signaling aspects of the chronic disease.
YES PLEASE, who likes being sick? Not us.
Got to LOVE this stuff and if you don’t already…you must try making a warm cup of Golden Milk to kick start your Turmeric campaign. It not only gives you an excuse to drink warm milk before bed but it tastes amazing AND helps you sleep. YES REALLY. About 2 years ago, a good friend of mine here in Truckee started me on this when we were both having trouble with our little ones sleeping through the night. When our little guys woke up for their various reasons we found ourselves staring at the ceiling fan for hours on end unable to go back to sleep. This ever happen to you?
Then came along this. What she does is make a paste of essentially water and turmeric and add it to simmering milk with a little maple syrup and cracked pepper. She found that by drinking a cup before bed, after a few days, she was able to go right back to sleep and continue into a deep sleep waking up feeling rested and restored. It was actually her husband that picked up on the side effect first. He was recovering from an ACL knee surgery and was told to take Turmeric for its anti-inflammatory properties. All of a sudden he was sleeping like a baby. Genius. I will admit, they are much more religious about drinking this every night but I do keep a little jar of the fridge and try to have a glass a few nights a week for the health benefits.
We are thank god…through the wake up in the middle of the night stage of babydom. Whewwwww!
Ok, rabbit trail but back to this mayonnaise. If you are a curry lover, this is awesome. I mixed an extra heaping teaspoon of Turmeric in with a blend of seasonings called Ras El Hanout. Easily found at the grocery store or even better at your local spice specialty shop, it is a blend of Cinnamon, Cumin, Coriander, Ginger, Cardamom, Black Pepper, White Pepper, Red Pepper, Paprika and Turmeric. This is a staple spice blend in my pantry and I highly recommend finding yourself some. I also added a tablespoon of chutney for a little sweetness.
This stuff is perfect slathered on a veggie burger, as a base layer to avocado toast, a jazzy addition to your BLT or any sandwich, as a dipper to fresh veggies or our personal favorite….with shrimp and asparagus. Steam up some asparagus and fresh shrimp and get dipping. This is an amazing cold salad that we often do as a first course at our nicer holiday dinners in a fancy glass with greens in the bottom, shrimp around the rim, asparagus cut on the bias in the glass with the mayo. You get the idea. It’s pretty and delicious, but not high alkaline so take it or leave it.
What about you? Are you into this low acid, high alkaline diet? Tell me your stories and opinions, I’d love to hear!