View Full Version : I notice a number of Alissa's recipes for...
10-25-2009, 05:55 PM
...salad dressings have vinegar in them.
How healthy is vinegar?
At the moment I eat salads without any dressing etc and I find them extremely boring...so I think I may start making dressings.
Also, how long can you keep the average dressing in the fridge for (as I notice she is using large quantities in her dressings)? Obviously it depends on the dressing, but just in general...
10-25-2009, 08:34 PM
I find just using Bariani Olive Oil w/kelp granules makes salads very tasty without having to keep making dressing. Sometimes also cayenne pepper. I also like flavorful ingredients. Squeezing a lemon or lime can also be used as dressing. Avocado adds a lot of flavor. Many options
Raw ACV is suppose to be better than the others, but I still think minimal use is best.
Dressings usually last a week or so depending on the ingredients. Some you could probably freeze.
Raw Angel Mom
10-26-2009, 08:15 AM
apple cider vinegar is good for you. It actual keep your body alkaline believe it or not, lol....
You can use a lemon juice or even grapefruit juice if you preferre. Almost everything can be substitute with raw recipes, just have fun and experience.
10-26-2009, 11:03 AM
That's a good question...Not sure, but if it's in Alissa's
book I trust that it's ok...I think it's one of those "exceptions" like Braggs or Nama Shoyu which Alissa uses both in recipes in her book (Matt Amsden who wrote Rawvolution does too....many Raw Foodists do...). Some Rawbies choose not to use these products, so I guess it's a personal choice...I don't know... Maybe Revvell, Lucy, or Aleesha will chime in....
10-26-2009, 03:45 PM
I'm not a real big dressing person in actuality, even though I like seeing recipes for same. Most of the time, I just go with lemon or lime juice, and a bit of salt and pepper, maybe some good olive oil from time to time. Reason I don't put oil in my salads that much is that I'm often eating some of my seed crackers and or avocado and that's enough fat at one meal for me. I don't go out of my way to necessarily AVOID overt fats, like the 80-10-10 people do, but I do tend to go lighter on these. For me it just feels better right now.
10-28-2009, 11:00 AM
Bragg's ACV is supposed to be OK. I don't usually use as much as called for, because I think a little goes a long way. I love Alissa's Honey Mustard Dressing. I have kept it in the fridge for 5 days. Take it out awhile before you want to use it because it solidifies a little, so you need the oil to get to room temp. And I'm with Renee, if Alissa uses it, I trust it!
10-28-2009, 11:03 AM
I think one has to really pick and choose their battles with "is this allowed", or "is this Raw", or not. You will learn what your body wants and you will make those determinations as to what you will use and not.
But yes, I agree. If Alissa's uses it, I do too...
10-28-2009, 02:15 PM
I like to use Solana Gold Raw ACV, similiar to Bragg's. Shake it up so you get a bit of "The Mother" floating in each serving.
My favorite dressings are always a mix of sweet, tart, and fat. For the tart part I prefer using half lemon juice, half ACV.
10-28-2009, 02:42 PM
Oooo! I like the 1/2 lemon juice, 1/2 ACV idea! Wanna try that out!
My favorite dressing is either lemon juice, EVOO and a garlic clove put through a press or Mrs. Ackerly's Dressing in Alissa's book.
I like ACV and was taking it in water with MSM every morning for awhile. I have been thinking to start that again. ACV is supposed to help you stay alkaline and other wonderful things. Bought the ACV book by Bragg awhile ago and think I'll pop back into it and check out all the bennies they say ACV has.
10-28-2009, 04:35 PM
The way I figga it, the things I used to do without giving one iota to how good or bad it was for me, if I use vinegar, which is in some realms toted as an incredible tonic, then I am way ahead of the game.
Listen for what your body wants.
10-29-2009, 09:31 AM
Bought the ACV book by Bragg awhile ago and think I'll pop back into it and check out all the bennies they say ACV has.
Please do, and let us know the important points!
10-29-2009, 09:35 AM
Raw apple cider vinegar is full of enzymes and good bacteria. It helps you digest the salad by making your stomach more acid, which is a good thing when eating alkaline greens. Vinegar is a folk remedy for many ailments, and even helps people lose weight. If you have a lot of apple cider hanging around, you can pour some apple cider vinegar into the apple cider and let it ferment to make more vinegar, super easy and fun.
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