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Posted by: Big Al, Monday, March 24, 2014, 9:26am
So I am just getting started on BTD and reading through ER4YT I see that type O's must avoid mayonnaise. Then a few pages later on the suggested meals there is chicken salad with mayonnaise! What's up with that ??)
Posted by: Spring, Monday, March 24, 2014, 1:20pm; Reply: 1
Maybe it is talking about homemade.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Monday, March 24, 2014, 3:39pm; Reply: 2
Most commercial mayonnaise contains at least one "avoid" ingredient. It's not too hard to make your own from scratch, using all compliant ingredients. You also may be able to find a compliant mayo in a health food store. I believe I've seen mayo in Whole Foods made from canola oil (instead of soybean) and apple cider vinegar (in place of white vinegar) and that product would  be OK for O secretors. I see that you're in Australia, so you probably can't find the particular product I mentioned, but you may find something similar.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Monday, March 24, 2014, 4:37pm; Reply: 3
Mayonnaise have different ratings based on secretor status (Also on ingredients as noted above).

This comment in the book errata may apply here:

http://www.dadamo.com/errata/smartfaq.cgi?answer=1075206020
Posted by: Lola, Monday, March 24, 2014, 4:39pm; Reply: 4
make your own

utube has how to videos

all you need is lemon juice, olive oil and eggs

spice it up with sea salt and other compliant spices in your list
Posted by: Big Al, Monday, March 24, 2014, 10:20pm; Reply: 5
Thanks everyone. Looks like making my own mayo is the way to go. I appreciate the help.
Posted by: ginnyTN, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 12:08am; Reply: 6
Definitely, Big Al -- making your own is easy and it tastes SO much better than anything you can buy that there is no comparison.  
Posted by: honeybee, Monday, March 31, 2014, 3:17am; Reply: 7
Ditto - homemade mayo is a revelation - variations are endless - add herbs, chillies or cayenne, capers and roasted garlic etc
Posted by: KimonoKat, Monday, March 31, 2014, 11:43pm; Reply: 8
Make sure all the ingredients are room temperature before you attempt to blend. Had many epic fails of trying to make our own mayo until we learned that trick.
Posted by: san j, Friday, April 4, 2014, 12:48am; Reply: 9
Part of it, also, is that some households make use of mayo in far larger quantities than others.
At my house, it can take more than a year to finish a jar of mayonnaise, so if ingredient number 10 is an Avoid, I've used something like a gram of it per month on average? And if I'm not the only one who's used it, then my Avoid-exposure is even less.

If I expected to use a cup of mayonnaise every week, I'd be making my own on a regular basis.
But that ain't gonna happen, so I can go with store-bought for the very occasional smear...
Posted by: shoulderblade, Friday, April 4, 2014, 2:41pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from KimonoKat
Make sure all the ingredients are room temperature before you attempt to blend. Had many epic fails of trying to make our own mayo until we learned that trick.

Thanks for the tip. I am not a big mayo user but I am going to take a try at home made because I think I have been avoiding it on a poor ingredients basis. If I make my own and like it I will probably become more of a fan. ;D
Posted by: Spring, Friday, April 4, 2014, 3:23pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from shoulderblade
Thanks for the tip. I am not a big mayo user but I am going to take a try at home made because I think I have been avoiding it on a poor ingredients basis. If I make my own and like it I will probably become more of a fan. ;D

I love homemade mayo. But I don't think I will ever be a fan of using all EVOO for mayo. EWWW! I like it but not in mayo!
Posted by: Spring, Friday, April 4, 2014, 3:25pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from san j
Part of it, also, is that some households make use of mayo in far larger quantities than others.
At my house, it can take more than a year to finish a jar of mayonnaise, so if ingredient number 10 is an Avoid, I've used something like a gram of it per month on average? And if I'm not the only one who's used it, then my Avoid-exposure is even less.

If I expected to use a cup of mayonnaise every week, I'd be making my own on a regular basis.
But that ain't gonna happen, so I can go with store-bought for the very occasional smear...

I don't notice any problem if it is only a very small amount.
Posted by: shoulderblade, Friday, April 4, 2014, 3:30pm; Reply: 13
Quoted from Spring

I love homemade mayo. But I don't think I will ever be a fan of using all EVOO for mayo. EWWW! I like it but not in mayo!

;D Well I am about to find out I suppose. I intend to start small and see how it goes. I would be convenient for me if EVOO works but now I suppose I can't bet the bank on it. I have developed a real inclination for home processing and am seeking targets to try it out on. :)

Posted by: Drea, Friday, April 4, 2014, 6:49pm; Reply: 14
Be very careful with homemade mayonnaise that you use it up right away. It doesn't keep like store-bought. I gave myself nasty food poisoning eating too-old homemade mayo..
Posted by: san j, Friday, April 4, 2014, 8:19pm; Reply: 15
Quoted from Drea
Be very careful with homemade mayonnaise that you use it up right away. It doesn't keep like store-bought. I gave myself nasty food poisoning eating too-old homemade mayo..

Good advice!
This is one of the reasons that those who don't use a LOT of mayonnaise don't make it all that often. Especially if you factor in the amount of work and cleanup for that occasional smear.
For me, homemade mayo has been a special treat.
If I'm making some special dish that highlights the mayo (or aioli, for instance) then homemade is definitely called for...and delicious!

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