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    i know i need to eat salads often. frankly,despite using many different ingredients,salads taste like cardboard to me. lemon juice helps,but not much. the oil and vinegar combs i have tried just make it taste like bitter cardboard. i like several of the grocery store dressings but have dropped them knowing they are toxic. looking for some non toxic P/P correct recipies that are easy,store fairly well and aren't a 2 hour tooth pull to make. thanks for any hints.

  • #2
    I have quite a few recipes. What type of store bought dressing do you like?

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    • #3
      Olive oil, balsamic vinigar with some salt and pepper....yum
      Or soft poach and egg on top of salad, tuna, olives, carrots etc....the yolk coats everything ....hmmmm
      Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
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      • #4
        like ceasar,creamy ceasar,any of the creamy stuff. greek and french are ok. of course,these are all poision/poision dairy. like i said,i hate oil and vinegar of any type. that's one reason i never got into the "drink an ounce of vinegar a day and live to 100" crap.

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        • #5
          I will look through what I have and post a couple when I get home. You can get a creamy consistency without the dairy making more of a mayo type base. One thing with oil and vinegar combos that makes them much more palatable is at least 2 to 1 oil to vinegar. You want the oil to be the base and the vinegar a flavouring.
          Last edited by Alaska Ang; 02-27-2012, 06:18 PM. Reason: typo.

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          • #6
            Make good homemade mayo... thin as needed by whisking in water, or other tasty liquid, and add herbs and spices. You'll find a combo you like in no time... or several!
            Yes, you can even add some fresh grated parm, some anchovy paste, and a tad of crushed garlic for a FINE Caesar.

            Make small batches of just a few Tbsp... if you can't taste the herbs enough let it rest and marry for a bit before using.

            I almost always keep a pint of bacon fat mayo and a pint of olive oil/garlic mayo in the fridge, sometimes I have a third flavor as well like duck/goose.
            With the two or three mayo flavors the possibilities are endless. I love to add some chipotle to the bacon, lots of italian type herbs to the olive oil and garlic, and so on. The rich neutral flavor of duck/goose fat mayo plays well with lots of things.
            “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
            ~Friedrich Nietzsche
            And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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            • #7
              I found these last week looking for dressings myself. I haven't tried them yet, but they sound good.

              Double Bacon Caesar - Health-Bent | Health-Bent
              Chopped Salad with Bacon Honey Mustard - Health-Bent | Health-Bent

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              • #8
                Boil an egg and chop it up. Cook bacon until crispy, set aside. Use the bacon grease with red wine vinegar to saute chopped green onions and mushrooms. Put fresh raw young spinach in a mixing bowl. Pour hot bacon grease dressing mixture over spinach. Crumble in bacon and boiled egg. Mix well and eat while still warm. Yum!
                I know you said you don't like oil and vinegar dressings. But if you keep the vinegar ratio low, this really just tastes bacony. Good if you like bacon.
                Last edited by Sunnivara; 02-28-2012, 12:53 PM.

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                • #9
                  If you like vinaigrettes, try harvesteating.com. He's not primal, he does do baked goods, but even I would eat these baked goods (very basic, rustic breads and what not; not perfect, but better than store bought). And you have to pay to view most the recipes, but it's not expensive and all the videos are free and he has a lot of vinaigrette recipes, some of which are very creative and tasty.

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                  • #10
                    I have quite a few recipes.

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                    • #11
                      Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard, dried garlic, and herbes de provence

                      Olive oil, cider vinegar, and curry powder, maybe a little of the sweetener of your choice
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                      low carb since 2006 thanks to Jenny, primal since Jan. 2012

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                      • #12
                        Multi-purpose dressing:
                        3 parts olive oil to 1 part white vinegar
                        3 tablespoons mixed herbs and parsley, chopped up
                        1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
                        1 spring onion, chopped fine
                        1 clove garlic, minced
                        1 tablespoon lemon juice
                        1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
                        1 good grind of black pepper

                        Mix a big batch in one go (at least a cup of olive oil), then leave to infuse for a day.

                        To avoid carboardy salads, make sure you add good tomatoes and avocados to change the texture, and a little goat cheese or crumbled feta is also great (or cubed, pan fried haloumi cheese if you can get hold of haloumi). Lastly add in some crumbled nuts to add crunch

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by mosin46 View Post
                          like ceasar,creamy ceasar,any of the creamy stuff. greek and french are ok. of course,these are all poision/poision dairy. like i said,i hate oil and vinegar of any type. that's one reason i never got into the "drink an ounce of vinegar a day and live to 100" crap.
                          NO problem... I got you....

                          1 raw egg yoke
                          spoonfull of minced garlic
                          juice from half a lemon
                          anchovies
                          splash of tobasco
                          splash of lee and perrings (not primal I know)
                          touch of vinegar
                          salt and black pepper
                          slowly add EVOO while whipping with a fork till nice and creamy....

                          viola home made creamy ceaser

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Glockin Grok View Post
                            NO problem... I got you....

                            1 raw egg yoke
                            spoonfull of minced garlic
                            juice from half a lemon
                            anchovies
                            splash of tobasco
                            splash of lee and perrings (not primal I know)
                            touch of vinegar
                            salt and black pepper
                            slowly add EVOO while whipping with a fork till nice and creamy....

                            viola home made creamy ceaser
                            Worcestershire sauce isn't too terrible:

                            Ingredients:
                            Distilled White Vinegar, Molasses, Water, Sugar, Onions, Anchovies, Salt, Garlic, Cloves, Tamarind Extract, Natural Flavorings, Chili Pepper Extract.
                            There's 1g of sugar in 1 teaspoon which is more than I use in a 1 cup batch of caesar dressing. The only thing in the list that gets my spidey senses tingling is the "Natural Flavorings".

                            My recipe is pretty much the same as yours. I just mix up everything save the oil in a blender, then slowly stream in the oil with the blender running. I put the lid on but take the round doohickey out.

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                            • #15
                              thanks for the great tips. a bunch of stuff to play with. where did you find worchester with no HFCS,soy,orn oil. it is a great seasoning but every time i look at it i see toxic ingredients-even the "health" food stuff. did dicover that bacon crumbles help a lot. yes,make my own and have the rendered fat to use. thanks all.

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