This is a partial repost of  an earlier post in Workout Musings.

Nick O, a fellow Crossfitter wanted to get the recipes for the two dishes I made one Sunday and I must admit they tasted very good for lunch on Monday. So here they are:

Garlic mayonnaise – homemade

5 cloves of garlic

one egg yolk

10-12 oz of olive oil

a teaspoon of lemon juice

salt and pepper to taste

I use the manual method of pounding the garlic in a mortar with a pestle to a fine paste, more work but better taste however you need a decent size mortar for the mayonnaise. If you don’t have a mortar than use a garlic press to crush and place in a bowl. Add egg yolk to garlic paste and continue to smash garlic; then add very slowly in a controlled drizzle the oil while mashing/mixing the garlic paste; after a few minutes it should look like regular mayo: after all the oil has been incorporated add the lemon juice and continue mixing. then add the salt and pepper to your taste. Makes a lovely spread for wraps or as a sauce for fish, meat, did I say it was a Mayonnaise.

Sweet potato, onion and pancetta salad:

4-5 sweet potatoes

one onion finely diced

pancetta (Italian style bacon), less fat than regular bacon and more flavour,

olive oil and slivered almonds

You can do this one two ways after the sweets are peeled and diced. Make the dice just like you would if you were making a regular potato salad. Remember it is your salad and if you like large pieces or small ones make it your way. after they are diced you can either boil them until tender or bake them until tender. I sort of do a combination, I par-boil them and place on BBQ grill for more flavour. Once they are done set them aside. Place oil in large medium heated skillet and add onions and pancetta. Cook until onions are golden and soft and the pancetta will be ready by that time as well. Then add to sweet potatoes, mix well and top with slivered almonds. Nick I hope you enjoy this – and after doing a quick read of this I did not just have the garlic mayo and salad for lunch. I used the mayo as a spread on the chicken wrap I made that I had with the salad.

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