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Dressing/creamer

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Created March 11, 2011 at 7:55 PM

what is recomended for salad dressing and creamer. actually for creamer what is better sugar free or fat free??

B61f6513a155cd874b42efdad55312f6

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on March 14, 2011
at 04:36 PM

I've yet to see any issues with rancid flaxseed oil...not sure where that concern comes from.

072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

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on March 12, 2011
at 03:06 AM

+1 for black coffee. As a buddy told me, "why ruin a good thing?"

Bad3a78e228c67a7513c28f17c36b3cf

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on March 12, 2011
at 12:03 AM

not to mention vegetable oils.

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

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on March 11, 2011
at 09:29 PM

Yeah, flaxseed oil goes rancid pretty much immediately. Not good for you!

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on March 11, 2011
at 08:57 PM

As Kurt Harris would say, you're dressing your salad in paint varnish. Delicious. Seriously though, if you think flaxseed oil has more taste to it than olive oil, you need to buy better olive oil. It makes a huge difference using good olive oil. And since you ought not be using that much olive oil to begin with, it can laste you a good long while.

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7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

on March 11, 2011
at 07:58 PM

Full fat, heavy whipping cream with no additives.

You need to make your own dressing or use balsamic vinegar or lime/lemon juice. Pretty much all commercial dressings have sugar in them.

Bad3a78e228c67a7513c28f17c36b3cf

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on March 12, 2011
at 12:03 AM

not to mention vegetable oils.

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on March 11, 2011
at 08:42 PM

My 2 cents -

We started making homemade balsamic vinaigrette because virtually without exception, all store bought ones have grain based oils - soybean, safflower, canola, etc - and sugar/HFCS in them. You can go to Epicurious.com and find several recipes. I was amazed at how much better the homemade recipe turned out with some good raw ingredients vis-a-vis what we get at the store even when buying "premium" dressings.

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on March 11, 2011
at 08:26 PM

+1 for the heavy whipping cream. Good stuff.

Mark Sisson's Primal Blueprint Cookbook has some good salad dressing recipes in it. Off the top of my head I recall a ranch recipe and a Basalmic Vinagrette one, too. Both are excellent!

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Eea4c0f072bb5caa74c1fbe6dfab5f46

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on March 12, 2011
at 03:35 PM

Basic ratio: 1 part acid to 3 parts oil. salt and pepper.

acid could be = apple cider vinegar, sherry vinegar, balsamic, orange juice, lime juice, lemon juice.

oils: extra virgin olive (most often)

additions (not all at once, mind you): garlic, shallot, mustards, honey, maple syrup (still a wild food), herbs, nut/seed butters (tahini rocks), dairy. homemade mayo. egg yolks, tamari, ginger.

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5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

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on March 12, 2011
at 12:03 AM

Full fat cream or coconut milk. NO "creamer"

Olive oil or coconut milk + balsamic or lemon juice or lime juice or other natural acid +herbs/seasoning of your choice for dressing

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A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

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on March 11, 2011
at 09:37 PM

If you do dairy, go for the full fat heavy cream (raw if you can get it!). If you don't do dairy, try some coconut milk (not my favorite...). Do you like coffee black?

I'm with everyone else. Make you own vinagrette, or use quality olive oil with some lemon juice for dressing. I haven't found a good store bought dressing.

072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

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on March 12, 2011
at 03:06 AM

+1 for black coffee. As a buddy told me, "why ruin a good thing?"

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65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

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on March 11, 2011
at 08:38 PM

I've been putting only olive oil on my salads for years. So much better than any dressing and doesn't cover up the flavors of the salad. I use a little half and half if I get my coffee at whole foods, else if I make it at home I use heavy whipping cream (sooooo yummy) and stevia or raw sugar.

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Fac1af832cc3c6a20059c41411fd0f6b

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on March 12, 2011
at 05:22 AM

I make my own honey mustard dressing with olive oil, honey, and whatever mustard is available. A touch of salt and maybe some paprika.

Roughly 2 parts mustard, one part honey and 5+ parts of olive oil. It might be even more oil than that, I never measured, I just know that a big tablespoon of Honey can sweeten upwards of a cup or so of dressing. Then blend or whisk it to a cream. Mustard is a great emulsifier.

I have done this with fancy mustards and plain yellow French's. It always seems to turn out though a lighter flavored Olive oil does not end up as bitter.

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Ef9f83cb4e1826261a44c173f733789e

on March 11, 2011
at 11:34 PM

If you're ok with dairy, you can make a creamy salad dressing with yogurt. I don't have a formal recipe, but it goes something like this:

  • Whole milk yogurt
  • Olive oil
  • A squirt of lemon juice
  • Minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • Herbs of your choice

Whisk everything together.

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B61f6513a155cd874b42efdad55312f6

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on March 11, 2011
at 08:48 PM

best dressing I've had, and it's very simple - flaxseed oil and lemon juice. The oil has a little more taste to it than olive oil, and it's supposedly better for you. tastes freakin great.

9f9fa49265e03ddd2bf2bba5477a556b

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on March 11, 2011
at 08:57 PM

As Kurt Harris would say, you're dressing your salad in paint varnish. Delicious. Seriously though, if you think flaxseed oil has more taste to it than olive oil, you need to buy better olive oil. It makes a huge difference using good olive oil. And since you ought not be using that much olive oil to begin with, it can laste you a good long while.

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on March 11, 2011
at 09:29 PM

Yeah, flaxseed oil goes rancid pretty much immediately. Not good for you!

B61f6513a155cd874b42efdad55312f6

(231)

on March 14, 2011
at 04:36 PM

I've yet to see any issues with rancid flaxseed oil...not sure where that concern comes from.

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