So, it’s Day 24 of my Whole30, and now it’s just a slide into home plate!!! I’m feeling pretty good, clothes are definitely looser, and I’m down 11 lbs. I know that’s cheating, but this is MY Whole30, right? And weight loss is a big motivator and reward for me, so there!! I’m really loving some of the new recipes I’ve tried, and thanks to my Paleo version of Comeback Sauce, I’m loving salads as well. If you don’t know what Comeback Sauce is, I have a blog from a couple of years ago about it and the recipe is posted there. And seriously, if you haven’t experienced it, you need to. Like, now.
Being this near the end kinda scares me, you know? I tend to do better with strict guidelines. Give me an inch and I’ll damn sure take a mile!! I really, really, really want to stick pretty closely to the Whole30. Add in a few things, like the occasional glass of wine or bottle of beer. Maybe a slice of cheese now and then. I’m going to try very hard to stay away from Coke Zero, because for me it’s like a drug. One sip, and within days I’m back to 4 or 5 a day. I seriously LOVE them. So it’s better for me to avoid them completely than try to enjoy them “in moderation”. I’ve never been good at that in any situation, which explains why I’ve kept falling back into my old patterns over and over again. If a little is good, a lot is better!!
Anyway, I’ll keep plugging along and hoping that this time I won’t just completely lose my shit and blow it all. Wish me luck!!
If you’re from Mississippi, you know what Comeback Sauce is. If you’re not from Mississippi, you need to be enlightened. Comeback Sauce is a little bit of heaven right here on earth. We use it for a salad dressing, to dip our boiled shrimp , veggies, chips, whatever in. I grew up with it, and when I was a little kid, I thought that’s what salad dressing WAS. My mom always had it in the fridge, and we loved it. It’s a little like Thousand Island dressing, but a million times better. So, when I decided to do the Whole30 (and maybe continue with Paleo afterwards), the thought of never having Comeback again was just depressing. So, this morning I made it my goal to take my mom’s recipe and use it to concoct a Paleo/Whole30 version. Imagine my excitement when it turned out really good!!! You might even say delicious!! A couple of friends of mine dropped by and I made them taste test it for me, and they both gave it a thumbs up. So, I thought I’d share the recipe here. Before you start on the actual sauce, you’ll need Paleo mayo and ketchup. I use the mayo recipe from Well Fed Paleo, and I think it’s the same one that’s in It Starts with Food. I found the (simple) ketchup recipe at paleoleap.com. So, once you have that you’re ready to get started.
Paleo Comeback Sauce
1/2 c. mayo
1/4 c. ketchup
1/2 T. prepared mustard
1-2 cloves garlic
1/2 small onion, chopped
2 T. unsweetened applesauce
Dash of coconut aminos
1/2 t. salt, 1/8 t. black pepper
1/2 c. light olive oil
Put all ingredients except the oil in the blender and puree til smooth. Then take the center out of the lid of the blender and drizzle the oil in slowly until it’s all incorporated. Take a sample and adjust salt and pepper to taste. Then roll your eyes, and sigh in ecstasy!!!
You can thank me later!!