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I tried Alissa's favorite Ceasar dressing. I like it. But I recommend you cut the
oils WAY way back. Tried original recipe and gave me terrible reflux.
( sugg - add more lemon ]
Anyway the cost of pine nuts is outrageous and it's literally costing me over
$ 12.00 per person every time I make this dressing.
Any Fav dressings with a nut other than pine?
Any fav dressings period?
thanks a lot
04-26-2005, 10:15 AM
Glow, I have substituted cashews for pine nuts, successfully. Cashews are at least a little cheaper than pine nuts. Also, walnuts can be creamy after being soaked and then blended. But, walnuts have a much stronger taste.
I don't have a caesar dressing in mind, but I like olive oil, lemon juice, crushed ginger and garlic, tahini and salt. My kids really like this dressing too.
04-26-2005, 11:11 AM
I'm not sure if you folks have access to Trader Joe's but the pine nuts are reasonable there.
My favorite dressing is a spoonful of tahini, serious amount of lemon juice, dolop of olive oil, sea salt and pepper. Play with it until it tastes good to you.
Try like a 1/4 cup of apple cidar vinegar, a tablespoon of miso and a dallop of olive oil.
I get the Miso that is MSG Free as well as Non GMO.
Glow, I have substituted cashews for pine nuts, successfully. .
Yes, Tracy, thanks!
Just made a batch. Even better than the Pine! this batch was
to DIE for ! *
* and then be re - incarnated - lol.
now what is tahini, and miso?
are they raw?
I made the nut dressing again, with cashews, for a second time and was
not thrilled. I can't seem to develop much love for this raw food. :confused:
04-29-2005, 01:57 PM
extra virgin olive oil
apple cider vinegar or lots of lemon juice
chives, chopped fine (or food processed)
parsley, chopped fine (or food processed)
and dijon mustard
you could also add tahini or avocado, to make it creamy.
it's a nice vinaigrette with a pronounced herb flavor. You can play around with it-- i don't like it too oily, but some do.
04-29-2005, 02:33 PM
yea what is tahini...i wanna know
04-29-2005, 04:04 PM
tahini is sort ove a "sesame seed butter" -but its more watery and not stiff
04-29-2005, 04:58 PM
Tahini is sesame seed butter. You need to check the label - it needs to say raw. Otherwise the sesame seeds have been toasted. When used in recipes, it can be quite delicious. I don't really like the taste of all by itself, though.
04-29-2005, 05:09 PM
yes ,by itself its bitter ,but it adds a buttery "twang" to spreads ,especially good in hummus!
04-30-2005, 03:26 PM
here is a GREAT sweet and sour sauce -for salads ,wraps ,raw spring rolls -yum!
sweet and sour sauce
1/4 cup dates
2 tsp mustard
1tsp applecider vinegar
2 tbl minced ginger
2 tsp fresh sqeezed orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tsp nama shoyu
combine in a bowl or blender and blenduntil smooth
05-03-2005, 10:42 PM
Here's my favorite, I call it Ranch. Very creamy and also great as a veggie dip.
1 1/2 cups cashews
1 cup water ( more if for dressing)
1 small lemon juiced
1 clove garlic
1 shy tsp salt
1 heaping tsp dried onion
dried herbs: (these are approximate, I don't really measure)
1 1/2 tsp basil
1 1/2 tsp parsley
1/2 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp sage
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp oregano
Hope that's all of it, I don't have the recipe in front of me.
It's awesome though!
05-24-2005, 12:05 PM
One of my favorites, which I just made this weekend:
1 c. olive oil
1/4 c. apple cider vinegar
1 c. cilantro (chopped in processor)
1/3 c. agave nectar
optional: 1 clove minced garlic
1/4 c. water
Blend all in blender or processor until you reach desired consistency.
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