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Homemade mayo recipe

Here is recipe for home made mayo from my Belgian father’s family.

“This is an old family recipe from my Dad’s Belgian roots.  These aren’t exact quantities as you need to feel your way but it is a straight forward way to make healthy homemade mayo.


Ingredients & method:

  • 2 egg yolks room temperature & 1 tsp of Dijon mustard (place in a bowl for mixing).
  • Add a pinch of salt & pepper.
  • Start mixing at high speed with a hand mixer
  • Drip in a few drops of either good quality canola or olive oil. The former tends to make a bit thicker but go with your preference.
  • At intervals keep dripping in drops of the oil until you see the mixture start to thicken up. At this point you can add more of the oil each time.
  • Keep adding oil at the intervals until you have an amount of mayo you would like.  I usually end up with about a cup or more.
  • Right at the end pour in a splash (about 2 tbsp) of white vinegar. This gives you a little edge of taste.

Enjoy this with fish or other meats, crudités or on a salad. The French Canadians would have this with their home made French fries.”



The importance of Vitamin D

The Importance Of Vitamin D…

Are you deficient?

Have you had any of the following issues or symptoms?

  • fatigue
  • joint & back pain
  • high blood pressure
  • increased incidence of infections
  • failure to respond to exercise
  • general muscle weakness
  • weight gain – body fat
  • poor concentration
  • low mood
  • constipation or diarrhea

The Stats:

  • 90% of the general population in the UK have insufficient Vitamin D levels
  • 1 in 3 over 65 years old are deficient

Sources of Vitamin D:

  • 10-15 minutes in strong sunlight generates 10,000IUs
  • Fish such as herring, sardines, salmon, mackeral, tuna
  • full fat milk
  • eggs
  • supplements

Getting tested:

Go to www.myvitdtest.com for information on Vitamin D and to have the most reasonably priced and accessible test around.


Thanks to Ian Craig, Pete Williams and Dr. Adam Carey the speakers at the recent Sports Nutrition Live, hosted by Functional Sports Nutrition magazine, for your inspiration to inform my readers about the health benefits of Vitamin D beyond bone density! Above notes sourced from their presentations.