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raw ff salad dressing
Posted by: michelemm ()
Date: April 19, 2013 10:02PM

I realized today that I miss salad dressing. I have been eating salads with lemon juice and a little olive oil in the past. Now, I am done with olive oil


Today I had some FF gluten free asian dressing which I know was not raw, but it was not all that "bad". Then, I realized why not find a good recipe, and make a raw dressing to give flavor to my salads.

I will google, but if anyone has a good one to share, I am open.

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Re: raw ff salad dressing
Posted by: Jgunn ()
Date: April 21, 2013 02:44AM

Michelle revist the (non-law) rules of salad dressing .. they are just guidelines .. you can eleminate any part and still come out with a good recipie .. dont like the fat? leave it out .. dont like the salt? leave it out ! etc...

reprint hehe:


this was posted in the recipe section maybe you can make something with the stuff you have based on the formulas below

Re: Any good recipes for raw salad dressing [www.rawfoodsupport.com]

Posted by: katrink ()
Date: August 05, 2009 03:22PM


Today recipes were salad dressings from our raw food instructor. There isn't really a recipe but more a listing of items he uses to make dressings and some combos of them.
He uses 5 ingredient groups for creating his salad dressings. Groups A, B, & C are the main ingredients. D & E are items added depending on mood or salad. He also likes to add water to most dressings to allow for the use of less oil and to thin out the nut butters and blend the seeds. Always add the acids (C) last because that will make the dressings thicker and creamier.

(A) Oils/Fats- Olive oil, Flax oil, Coconut oil, Nut butters, Tahini, Sesame seeds, Sunflower seeds, Pumpkins seeds, Pinenuts, Almonds, Cashews, Macadamia nuts, Avocado

(B ) Salts - Celtic Sea salt, Crystal salts, Nama Shoyu, Miso ,Sea vegetables

(C) Acids - Lemon, Lime, Orange, Grapefruit, Tomato, Sauerkraut, Apple Cider Vinegar

(D) Sweets - Dates, Figs, Dried Fruit, Honey, Orange, Berries, Papaya, Mangos

(E) Herbs & Spices - Garlic, Ginger, Onion, Chili, Peppers, Cayenne, Basil, Oregano, Thyme, Dill, Mint, Curry, Sun Dried tomatoes

These dressings are all made in a blender.
Here are some combinations that can be made but by all means make up your own and be sure to write down the amounts and ingredients as you make them.
The first 3 on the list are the ones he demonstrated today, I will also list the ingredients of the salads he used them on.

Basic Tahini - Water, Tahini, Nama Shoyu, Lemon juice, Garlic (this was served on baby spinach and onion salad)

Spicy Thai - Olive oil, Almond butter, Nama shoyu, lime juice, honey, ginger, garlic and thai pepper (this was served on cabbage, bok choy, raisins, coconut and scallions)

Date dressing - Water, olive oil, miso, lemon juice, dates and garlic (this was served on a mixture of baby greens)

Creamy Italian - Water, macadamia nuts, celtic salt, apple cider vinegar, garlic, basil and oregano

Tropical Vinagrette - Flax oil, celtic salt, apple cider vinegar, mangos, papaya, mint and garlic

Sun Dried Dream - Cashews, celtic salt, grapefruit juice, apple cider vinegar and sun dried tomatoes

Ageless - Water, sesame seeds, miso, sauerkraut, garlic

Avo Dressing Avocado, celtic salt and lemon juice

Curry Cream - Tahini, celtic salt, orange juice, ginger and curry
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These are just a few examples but be creative and make your own combos. Just be sure to blend until the are creamy because they will stick to the greens better and you won't be left with that puddle of dressing in the bottom of the bowl when you are finished eating. Oops I also forgot to add if you are using nuts or seeds toss them in with the oil or water before adding any other ingredients to allow them to be blended with out any chunks in the dressing, you can also toss whole garlic cloves in with the oil or water and save yourself having to mince them too.


Date: April 22, 2009 10:03PM


Posted by: Jgunn (IP Logged)
Date: August 02, 2007 12:17PM


heya .. i posted this enormous list of dressings a month ago so i will repost it here.. .ifyou cant find something you like out of it im afraid i will have to call you hopeless .. just teasin !

the dressing dont nessecarly have to go on a *salad* you can toss the veggies in it or use it like a pasta sauce ... be creative !!

Pick through them and if theres things you dont feel fit into your current raw state dont use them ... some stuff is raw , some are oils, salts , spices etc.

lol ive been collecting salad dressings for awhile =p

BALSAMIC BELL PEPPER:
1 bunch basil, stems removed
1 clove garlic
1/2 red onion
1 sweet bell red pepper
1/4 C balsamic
1/4 tsp sea salt
*Puree all ingredients... can add water if needed to thin...

BANANA:
1 ripe banana
1/2 C water
2 Tbl rice vinegar
1 Tbl agave
1 Tbl grainy mustard
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp pepper
*Puree all ingredients till smooth...

AVOCADO TOMATO:
1 large tomato chopped
1/2 cucumber peeled
1 small avocado peeled, pitted
1 tsp fresh oregano or 1/4 dried
*Puree smooth...
**It's easiest to cut avocado in half... remove pit... then spoon out avocado)

CARROT CELERY:
1/2 cucumber peeled
1 C carrot shredded or large handful small carrots
1 celery rib cut in pieces
2 Tbl Braggs
1/4 C ground almonds
*Puree smooth...

CARROT AVOCADO:
1 C carrot juice
1 small avocado peeled, pitted
2 Tbl Braggs
*Blend smooth...

ORANGE MANGO:
1 mango ripe, peeled
1/2 C orange juice
1/2 tsp curry or to taste
1 garlic clove pressed
*Puree smooth...
(Variation: can 1 tsp nama shoyu)

ARTICHOKE: (for those this will work for)
1 Tbl apple cider vinegar
1/4 C water
1 Tbl agave
1 garlic clove
1/2 tsp basil dried
1/2 tsp oregano dried
1/4 tsp white pepper
2 artichoke hearts (water packed drained or frozen thawed drained)
*Puree smooth...

CHILI CILANTRO: (for those this will work for)
1 4oz can green chilis
1/4 C fresh cilanto
1/4 C water
1/4 C fresh lime juice
1-2 garlic cloves pressed
2 tsp raw honey
1/4 tsp pepper or to taste
*Puree smooth...

ZESTY LIME: (for those this will work for)
1 garlic clove
2 Tbl capers
2 Tbl raisins
juice of 1 lime
1 tsp lime zest
1 tsp whole grain mustard
1/2 tsp Stevia or to taste
2-3 Tbl cilantro
salt and pepper to taste
*Puree all ingredients...

BALSAMIC PARSLEY: (for those this will work for)
3/4 C water
1/4 C balsamic vinegar
1-2 Tbl capers
2 tsp dijon mustard
1 1/2 tsp dried basil
1 Tbl fresh parsley minced
*Blend all ingredients...

SOUTHWESTERN:
1/2 C salsa (any kind you make)
3 Tbl lime juice
1 Tbl white wine vinegar
1 Tbl dijon mustard
1/4 tsp chili powder
*Puree smooth...

CITRUS:
1 orange juiced
2 Tbl lemon juice
1 Tbl balsamic vinegar
1 clove garlic pressed
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp Stevia or to taste
*Whisk or shake in jar...

GRAPEFRUIT:
1/2 C grapefruit juice (red)
1 Tbl lemon juice
1 Tbl seasoned rice vinegar
1-2 garlic cloves pressed
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp lemon pepper
*Whisk or shake in jar...

ITALIAN TOMATO BASIL:
5 sundried tomatoes soaked
1 C tomato chopped (about 1 tomato)
1 garlic clove
1/4 C fresh basil chopped
1/4 C water
2 Tbl balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp sea salt
*Puree Smooth...

RASPBERRY:
1 shallot chopped (about 1 Tbl onion)
3/4 C frozen raspberries
1/3 C frozen apple juice concentrate or raw honey
1/4 C raspberry vinegar
1 Tbl dijon mustard
1/8 tsp sea salt
*Puree smooth...

ORIENTAL GINGER:
2 Tbl apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp Stevia or to taste
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1 Tbl nama shoyu
1/2 C pineapple juice
1 tsp ginger grated
*Whisk or shake in jar...

BASIC:
1/4 C red wine vinegar or rice vinegar
2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp Stevia or to taste
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp cayenne
1 tsp nama shoyu
1 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
1/3 C water or veggie juice
*Whisk or shake in jar...
VARIATIONS: (just add to basic recipe)
ITALIAN: 1 1/2 tsp oregano, 1 tsp basil, 1 tsp tarragon (all dried)... and crushed (can use mortar and pestle or just use back of spoon and bowl)
TARRAGON: 1 1/2 tsp dried tarragon crushed
CUMIN: 1/4 tsp cumin

AVOCADO SPINACH: (from book Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine)
1 large avocado
2 C spinach chopped
1/2 apple
1 tsp cayenne
1 tsp Celtic salt
water for consistency
*Puree all ingredients till smooth and creamy

CREAMY ZUCCHINI: (from book Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine)
2 C zucchini chopped
1 Tbl raw apple cider vinegar
1 Tbl olive oil
1 Tbl Italian seasoning
1 tsp Celtic salt
*Puree all ingredients till smooth and creamy

Vizard Dressing
A tangy dressing that, on a salad of fresh spinach, reminded me of
Russian dressing with a twist last night.

1/4 C tomatoes
6 tsp. apple cider vinegar
2 tsp. nama shoyu
2 tsp. agave nectar or honey
1 clove garlic
1/2 C soaked sundried tomatoes
1/4 C olive oil
dash of sea salt
1 Tbsp. lemon juice

Blend in food processor until smooth and enjoy on salads or as a dip.
Use less acv to make it thicker for dipping veggies.

Sweet and Sour Onion Dressing
1 med. yellow onion
1 tbsp. honey
1 T celery seed (this is key)
2 tsp. dry mustard
3/4 C apple cider vinegar
3/4 C olive oil

Blend in food processor until smooth and enjoy!

SOY GINGER DRESSING

2 tbsp. cider vinegar
2 tbsp. soy sauce (use nama shoyu or braggs)
4 tsp. oil
1/2 tsp. sugar (use honey or agave)
1/2 tsp. ground ginger (use a little more, if desired)
1 sm. clove garlic, crushed



Ginger sesame dressing
2 cloves garlic -- coarsely chopped
1 T fresh ginger -- coarsely chopped
3 T rice wine vinegar (use apple cider vinegar)
2 T soy sauce (nama shoyu or braggs)
2 t sesame oil
3 t tahini
2 T vegetable oil (use olive/hemp/flax oil)
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Basil Vinaigrette
1/2-1 cup olive oil
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup Raw honey
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 cloves garlic, minced
sea salt to taste
just whisk together in a bowl..and enjoy..


and....

tomato-basil vinaigrette
1 cup olive oil
1/2 cup balsamic or apple-cider vinegar
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, sliced
1/3 cup pine nuts, chopped
2 tablespoons water
1-2 tsp. honey
whisk together in a bowl and let set in the refrigerator for a few hours.

(I thought of doing this one and blending it all together. The dressing I had was smooth, with no chunks.)

Creamy Mac Ranch Dressing
1/2-1 full cup raw mac. nuts
1/3 cup r. apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
2/3 cup cold-pressed olive oil
1 tsp salt
Italian seasoning to taste
1/2 TBS sage
DIRECTIONS:
Blend the macs. with 1/4-1/2 cup of water (depending on the thickness desired).
Add the apple cider vinegar, olive oil, sea salt, Italian seasoning, and sage.
Blend thoroughly.

Ranch Dip or Dressing
1 1/2 C cashews or macadamia nuts*
1/2 C water
3 T fresh lemon juice
1-2 cloves garlic
1-2 tsp Celtic Sea salt*
1/2 tsp dried dill (or 1 very small sprig fresh)
1/2 tsp dried basil (or 2 leaves fresh)
1 stalk celery
Mix all ingredients in Vita-Mix or blender until smooth and creamy. Makes 2 cups. If making dressing, use an extra 1/2 to 1 cup of water


avocado mayo:
1 cup pine nuts
1 large avocado
1 tbs. lemon juice
2 tbs. apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. Celtic sea salt
1/2 clove garlic
blend and use as mayo, or a dip, there's lots of uses for it, but I use it on lettuce and put tomatoes or other veggies in between, it's the same consistency as may and really yummy

Salad Dressing:
1 pear
small handful of pine nuts
2 cloves of garlic
a shot or two of apple cider vinegar
some olive oil
dash of sea salt
pinch of cayenne
pinch of dried herb
vitamix all ingredients

Thousand Island Dressing
2 red bell peppers
2 tomatoes
1 c. celery, chopped
1/2 c. pine nuts, soaked 2 hours
1/2 c. sunflower seeds, soaked 6-8 hours and rinsed
1/2 c. fresh parsley
1/2-1 c. water
4 TBS. lemon juice
1 tsp. sea salt
Blend in blender until smooth and creamy. Adjust seasonings to taste

Caesar Salad Dressing:
makes 1 pint of thick dressing that will keep fresh for a week.
5 tablespoons raw tahini
1/4 cup pinenuts
2 tablespoons tamarind paste (optional)
1 nice clove garlic
2 green onions, or 1/4 cup sweet onion
1 lemon, juiced
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons maple syrup or 3 soft dates, pitted
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1-2 teaspoon black pepper or to taste
1-2 teaspoons sea salt or to taste
2 tablespoons good olive oil (optional)
fresh water, 2 tablespoons at a time as necessary to blend
In a blender or Vita Mix:
Blend tahini, pinenuts, tamarind, garlic, green onion or minced onion, lemon juice, vinegar, maple syrup or dates, nutritional yeast, black pepper and sea salt, adding oil and fresh water, 2 tablespoons at a time as necessary to blend until very smooth.
Season with sea salt and pepper to taste.
Separate Romaine lettuce leaves and break into pieces. Dollop dressing on, a few tablespoons at a time, and toss with lettuce until well coated, but not drenched. Serve and sprinkle with 'Pinenut Parmesan'

Sun-Seasoned Tapanade
Tapanade is a traditional Mediterranean spread or condiment made from olives and olive oil. This recipe includes the sweet addition of sundried tomatoes for body and savory flavor.
1 cup sundried olives, pitted
1 cup sundried tomatoes, soaked in 2 cups fresh water until soft (5-15 minutes)
2 tablespoons good olive oil
1 cup artichoke hearts, chopped (optional)
1 teaspoon sundried sea salt, or to taste
Soak sundried tomatoes in 2 cups of fresh water until softened (5-15 minutes)
In a blender or food processor: Blend softened sundried tomatoes, pitted olives, olive oil, artichoke hearts and salt until fairly smooth.
Add more oil as necessary to blend.

Dressing/Dip
1 cup almond milk
1 cup extra virgin cold pressed sunflower oil
1 tablespoon onion powder
Add everything to blender except oil & blend while slowly adding the oil. Chill in fridge to thicken up. !

Annette's Favorite Salad Dressing
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup catsup (buy a healthy one)
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (raw & unfiltered)
1 tablespoon honey--more or less to taste (raw & unfiltered)
1 teaspoon mustard (buy a good one from the health food store)
1 clove garlic (minced)
Place ingredients in order given into mixing bowl and stir. Then pour into blender and blend well. Chill to blend flavors, or can be used immediately.

Poppy Seed Dressing
4 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
4 Tablespoon fresh orange juice
1/2 cup soaked almonds
2 Tablespoon green onion
1/2 teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoon poppy seeds
Place almonds in a bowl, cover with distilled water, and soak overnight. Drain and place all ingredients in blender except poppy seeds. Blend until desired consistency is reached, adding distilled water if needed. Stir poppy seeds in by hand before serving.

Grape Juice and Avocado Dressing
"One of my favorite raw recipes is to make 1 cup of fresh grape juice and put it into a blender with the flesh of one ripe avocado. It makes a wonderful sweet sauce for over strawberries, peaches, nectarines, apples, etc. Just use your imagination.

Darlene’s Favorite Salad Dressing
1/2 avocado, peeled
1 celery stalk
1 tomato
1/4 cup fresh snipped chives
1/4 cup fresh snipped parsley
1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion
1 cup water
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (organic)
2 teaspoons Celtic Sea Salt(or other seasonings)
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Chill. Serves 4 to 6.

Merry's Favorite Salad Dressing
1 avocado (peeled)
1 clove of garlic
Water
Lemon juice or Celtic Sea Salt to taste.
Put avocado and garlic and seasoning in blender with enough water to cover half way. Blend until creamy. Add water if needed to desired consistency.

Chris's Favorite Salad Dressing
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons raw, unfiltered, organic apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons raw organic honey
1 teaspoon garlic powder (or one fresh, finely chopped garlic clove)
1 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
2 teaspoons of Celtic Sea Salt
Pour all ingredients into a salad dressing jar and shake vigorously. We have found it gets better the longer it sits. We refrigerate it and the olive oil thickens somewhat, which makes it cling to the salad better.

Ruth's Favorite Salad Dressing
1 cup flax oil (or extra virgin olive oil)
1 tablespoon basil (or Italian herbs)
1 teaspoon granulated garlic (or fresh garlic)
1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
Celtic Sea Salt to taste
Mix with a hand blender or shake in a jar.

Rhonda's Favorite Salad Dressing
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup honey (raw & unfiltered)
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove
1 tablespoon minced sweet onion (or dried onion flakes)
Celtic Sea Salt to taste
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon basil
Mince garlic clove and onion

Richard's Favorite Dressing
One avocado, mashed
Juice of one lemon
One tablespoon flax seed oil
Celtic Sea Salt to suit taste
Dash of the following: cayenne pepper; curry; kelp powder; favorite dried herbs (I use a mix of basil, chervil, tarragon, marjoram and chives). Find an herb mix that you like. Add distilled water to consistency you like--the thin you can use on salads, the thick as a veggie dip or whole grain/rice snack cracker spread.

Avocado Dressing
1 ripe avocado
1 lemon, juiced
Mash the avocado until smooth, add the lemon juice until a creamy consistency is obtained. To Serve: Place leaf lettuce on a plate, spread with avocado mixture, top with raw sweet corn salad.

Tahini Salad Dressing
1/4 cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1/2 cup flax, or extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup tahini
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
1 garlic clove
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1/4 cup distilled water
Celtic Sea Salt to taste
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth.

Italian Dressing
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 - 2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon whole grain mustard (optional)
1/2 cup distilled water
1 green onion
1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup
dash cayenne to taste
Place all of the above ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Then stir in: 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning (or 1 teaspoon oregano & 1/2 teaspoon basil) Refrigerate till used.

Russian Dressing
1 Avocado
1 small ripe tomatoe
1 tbsp honey or agave
1 tbsp cider vinegar
1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt
1 clove garlic, minced
Blend it well in the blender and pour it on your salad

Thousand Island Dressing
2 red bell peppers
2 tomatoes
1 c. celery, chopped
1/2 c. pine nuts, soaked 2 hours
1/2 c. sunflower seeds, soaked 6-8 hours and rinsed
1/2 c. fresh parsley
1/2-1 c. water
4 TBS. lemon juice
1 tsp. sea salt
Blend in blender until smooth and creamy. Adjust seasonings to taste


Salad Dressing:
1 pear
small handful of pine nuts
2 cloves of garlic
a shot or two of apple cider vinegar
some olive oil
dash of sea salt
pinch of cayenne
pinch of dried herb
vitamix all ingredients

Italian Sunflower Dressing
1 cup sunflower seeds*, soaked 6-8 hours and rinsed
¼ c flax oil
¼ c lemon juice
1 T Nama Shoyu
½ t dried basil
½ t dried oregano
½ t dried thyme
In a blender, mix all ingredients until smooth and creamy; adjust seasonings to taste Yesterday 07:38 PM Gosia Simple dressing ideas:

* orange juice and tahini (I simply squeeze the juice on the salad, then pour tahini, and then mix)
* strawberries and tahini, processed
* lemon juice, tahini, water, processed
* as above, but use nuts/seeds (macademias, sunflower, hemp, sesame etc), processed with water, instead of tahini


Ranch Dip or Dressing
1 1/2 C cashews or macadamia nuts (I used a combo of both, mostly macs though)
1/2 C water
3 T fresh lemon juice
1-2 cloves garlic
1-2 tsp Celtic Sea salt
1/2 tsp dried dill (or 1 very small sprig fresh)
1/2 tsp dried basil (or 2 leaves fresh)
1 stalk celery
Mix all ingredients in Vita-Mix or blender until smooth and creamy. Makes 2 cups. If making dressing, use an extra 1/2 to 1 cup of water.

...Jodi, the banana eating buddhist



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Re: Help ME! I need fast, easy recipes, now!
Posted by: Jgunn ()
Date: April 23, 2009 12:53AM


valgal's CREAMY carrot raisin salad

1/3 cup raisins
2 cups carrots, peeled and roughly grated
1/4 cup celery, chopped
1/2 cup eggless vegan mayo *** (recipe below this one)
agave to taste
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt (omit if avoiding salt)

Mix it all up with love and good intentions and enjoy !


Eggless Vegan Mayonnaise Recipe
Ingredients:
3 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup soy milk
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp mustard
6 tbsp vegetable oil
Preparation:
Put all the ingredients except the oil in a blender. Blend on the lowest speed. Gradually - one drop at a time - add the oil until the mixture starts to thicken. Continue blending until thickened and smooth. Transfer to a jar and store in the refrigerator


*** personal note about the mayo - I prefer mayonaise type mayo compared to miracle whip which my hubby likes .. also im not a big fan of paprika so i omit it .. start with the lemon , soy and veg oil , and add the salt and spices to taste or omit what you dont like. If you like a more miracle whip type mayo then drizzle in a teaspoon at a time some vinegar (white or applecider **applecider will turn the color from white tho) to give it that more tangy type flavor

...Jodi, the banana eating buddhist

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Re: raw ff salad dressing
Posted by: Utopian Life ()
Date: April 21, 2013 07:25PM

Keep in mind that oil free does not equal fat free. Even sweet fruits have percentage of calories from fat. smiling smiley Which is good. smiling smiley

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Re: raw ff salad dressing
Posted by: RawPracticalist ()
Date: April 21, 2013 08:16PM

Too many ingredients. Whatever happens to Mono eating?

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Re: raw ff salad dressing
Posted by: michelemm ()
Date: April 22, 2013 11:33AM

Seriously,, thank you. I am definitely going to make some of these recipes.. actually, I am kind of excited about it.

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Posted by: Jgunn ()
Date: April 22, 2013 06:25PM

@rawpracticalist monoeating is great if its working for you it doesnt always work at the moment for some people depending where they are on theyre journey

try and remember that not everyone is enlightened as you at the moment and perhaps have a long ways to go smiling smiley

...Jodi, the banana eating buddhist

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Posted by: KidRaw ()
Date: April 22, 2013 09:53PM

Thank you so much for posting these salad dressing recipes, Jodi. I especially like those without much oil. They would be good over zucchini noodles with cherry tomatoes and chives, fresh basil.......

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Re: raw ff salad dressing
Posted by: RawPracticalist ()
Date: April 22, 2013 10:28PM

The problem with dressings is that they make you it more than your body needs.
You keep eating even when you are full just because of the taste.

Why don't you just eat your juicy mangoes, cherries, lettuce as they are.
Your rebuild your natural taste and it will let you know when your are really full.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 04/22/2013 10:30PM by RawPracticalist.

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Re: raw ff salad dressing
Posted by: Panchito ()
Date: April 23, 2013 04:44AM

Salads are the best thing ever. If you eat then as the last meal, you can add fat. Try also balacing the mega 3s with the omega 6s. For example, eat some non-rancid walnuts (omega 3s). Fats become rancid when in touch with oxigen. I would say that if aslad dressing makes you eat a salad then it is a very good thing.

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Posted by: banana who ()
Date: April 23, 2013 11:37AM

Panchito Wrote:
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> Salads are the best thing ever. If you eat then as
> the last meal, you can add fat. Try also balacing
> the mega 3s with the omega 6s. For example, eat
> some non-rancid walnuts (omega 3s). Fats become
> rancid when in touch with oxigen.

Oh shucks! I like my walnuts nice and rancid! winking smiley



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Re: raw ff salad dressing
Posted by: madinah ()
Date: April 24, 2013 10:05AM

Those time consumming raw dressings, are they made every time one needs to use them? or how long can they be kept in the fridge without going bad?
It looks like a lot effort for litte gain.

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Posted by: rzman10001 ()
Date: April 24, 2013 08:12PM

Let me say this again, if you eat high quality organic food you don't need dressings. The problem is getting high quality food! I shop at WFM all the time but there produce is crap for the most part. Fruit is usually good and some other stuff sometimes but that is it. If you live in CA. then it might be better but many places in the US are not good. In 2005-06 we were getting good stuff here in FL. but now things are not so good. Climate changes are becomming an issue. I am lucky to have a really good organic farmers market though, especially for florida.

Vinegar or fruit including lemon is not good with fungal infection and poor digestion.

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Posted by: RawPracticalist ()
Date: April 24, 2013 08:56PM

What about growing your own food indoor? Wheatgrass, sprouts, indoor greens. It is not hard to get high quality food.

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Re: raw ff salad dressing
Posted by: michelemm ()
Date: April 24, 2013 10:59PM

That is a good thought. Maybe I should look into growing my own...

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Posted by: rzman10001 ()
Date: April 25, 2013 09:34PM

RawPracticalist Wrote:
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> What about growing your own food indoor?
> Wheatgrass, sprouts, indoor greens. It is not hard
> to get high quality food.


Of coarse this would be awesome if you can do it.

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Posted by: Jgunn ()
Date: April 27, 2013 01:36AM

i find sprouting quite enjoyable Michelle smiling smiley and the results are quick smiling smiley

...Jodi, the banana eating buddhist

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Re: raw ff salad dressing
Posted by: Jgunn ()
Date: April 27, 2013 01:43AM

RawPracticalist Wrote:
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> The problem with dressings is that they make you
> it more than your body needs.
> You keep eating even when you are full just
> because of the taste.


I reckon as individuals we all decide for ourselves what are problems or not .. if dressings are a problem for you i can see where you would have this opinion smiling smiley

...Jodi, the banana eating buddhist

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Re: raw ff salad dressing
Posted by: Jgunn ()
Date: April 27, 2013 01:47AM

rzman10001 Wrote:
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> Let me say this again, if you eat high quality
> organic food you don't need dressings.

While I agree somewhat .. how is the average person able to define high quality food .. are we all to have microscopes and expensive testing equipment? a peice of organic fruit or veg might look good at first glance but highly lacking in something or another or worse .. cross contaminated well after the fact it leaves the farm , how is anyone to know for certain really

nothing in life on this crazy planet is guaranteed

and a little bit of salad dressing is a whole lot less worse then gnawing on whole heck of lot of other things !

...Jodi, the banana eating buddhist




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/27/2013 01:48AM by Jgunn.

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Re: raw ff salad dressing
Posted by: rzman10001 ()
Date: April 28, 2013 08:59PM

Jgunn Wrote:
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> rzman10001 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Let me say this again, if you eat high quality
> > organic food you don't need dressings.
>
> While I agree somewhat .. how is the average
> person able to define high quality food .. are we
> all to have microscopes and expensive testing
> equipment? a peice of organic fruit or veg might
> look good at first glance but highly lacking in
> something or another or worse .. cross
> contaminated well after the fact it leaves the
> farm , how is anyone to know for certain really
>
> nothing in life on this crazy planet is guaranteed
>
>
> and a little bit of salad dressing is a whole lot
> less worse then gnawing on whole heck of lot of
> other things !


Your body will tell you my friend,mine does!

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Re: raw ff salad dressing
Posted by: Jgunn ()
Date: April 29, 2013 12:58AM

Thanks rzman mine does to. I've been at this since 2002 and I just can't over analyze and stress over such trivial things anymore. If I feel like salad dressing I have salad dressing its that simple smiling smiley

...Jodi, the banana eating buddhist

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Re: raw ff salad dressing
Posted by: rzman10001 ()
Date: April 29, 2013 11:49AM

I never said don't eat your dressing, just that people should know that there is really good food out there if one really wants it. I would even consider moving for a better food source if I could, that is what more primative people would do.

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Re: raw ff salad dressing
Posted by: Jgunn ()
Date: April 29, 2013 05:12PM

yea I know rzman , wasnt saying that you did smiling smiley

...Jodi, the banana eating buddhist

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Re: raw ff salad dressing
Posted by: RawPracticalist ()
Date: April 29, 2013 06:25PM

Do salads have to be dressed?
I just prefer eating my lettuces, radish, parsley as they are.

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Re: raw ff salad dressing
Posted by: Jgunn ()
Date: April 29, 2013 10:39PM

Does anything have to be anything RP?

Is desire not something that is valid?

If preference is valid then desire must be as well

I sometimes like my veggies commando (undressed) too smiling smiley

...Jodi, the banana eating buddhist

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Re: raw ff salad dressing
Posted by: madinah ()
Date: April 30, 2013 03:28AM

I agree with RP.
It is like putting clothes, shoes on puppies, dogs, cats.
They are just as beautiful, natural as they are.



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Re: raw ff salad dressing
Posted by: Jgunn ()
Date: April 30, 2013 12:21PM

So are humans madinah and yet I'm willing to bet you put clothes on to go out unless of course you live and. Work in a nudist colony winking smiley then I stand corrected winking smiley

...Jodi, the banana eating buddhist

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Re: raw ff salad dressing
Posted by: RawPracticalist ()
Date: May 01, 2013 11:27AM

I tried some of the dressing recipes, pretty good. They got a point.

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Re: raw ff salad dressing
Posted by: Jgunn ()
Date: May 01, 2013 11:12PM

Cool rawpracicalist smiling smiley

I ate a small 1 gallon tub of lettuce and mixed veggies in the car on he way home no dressing grinning smiley. It was good too smiling smiley

...Jodi, the banana eating buddhist

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Re: raw ff salad dressing
Posted by: Utopian Life ()
Date: May 02, 2013 10:36PM

green smoothies!
salads with or without dressing.
just make your diet predominantly real whole food!

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Re: raw ff salad dressing
Posted by: michelemm ()
Date: May 03, 2013 10:37PM

I tried 3 of the dressings so far, and like them. However, I am trying to just eat the salads without them.

I also am slowly moving away from olive oil. Sometimes, it is tempting to put some on my salad but I am doing better.

Thanks for sharing the recipes.

RP- which one did you try?

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