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Old 06-28-2008, 10:48 AM
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What are your favorite dressings?

Dressings are one area where I totally lack imagination and creativity; I keep making the same ones over and over again:

- My house dressing (in my Sunny Raw Kitchen ebook)
- Snow's ranch dressing
- Ingrid's Tomato dressing (in the upcoming RFC ebook)
- Dill-icious Dressing

I think that's it. See what I mean?

What are your favorite dressings? Perhaps we could swap? I'm kinda ready to expand my repertoire a tad.
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Old 06-28-2008, 08:21 PM
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Carmi: for you to play with! Joz

*Making dressings ahead of time lets the flavors blend better.

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
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Old 06-28-2008, 11:17 PM
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Thanks Jozzie. Actually, I'm remembering seeing these before... Do you know if they are all by Cousens?

Have u tried any of these? Which did u prefer? (Oops! Can you tell I've been chatting too much lately? )
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:17 AM
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I think think think they'r from RFT I saved it and not noted where from! I don't think all of them are from Causens except the ones stated;

they look good, and I sort of 'PLAY' with dressings, a little of this and dip finger and taste and little of that and so on. Every time I make a recipe it's different !!!
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Old 06-29-2008, 10:19 AM
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Now that you mention it, I'm pretty sure it's from RFT talk. I hear you about no recipe ever turns out exactly the same... So many elements come in to play such as how you feel and the ingredients you're using.
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:08 PM
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Thanks Joz for all the recipes.

I think I'll try the banana recipe tomorrow. You know the best salad I ever had was in NZ and it had bananas in it. Try it. YUMMY!!!
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:38 PM
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Thanks Joz for all the recipes.

I think I'll try the banana recipe tomorrow. You know the best salad I ever had was in NZ and it had bananas in it. Try it. YUMMY!!!
You'r welcome: now you got my curiosity perked up; gonna try it! Had to check it; sounds good !
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:43 PM
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I made the banana dressing for my salad today. YUMMY!

I used 3/4 ripe banana (the other 1/4 I put in my salad!)
1/2cup water
1/4 cup ACV
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp ground mustard seed
1 tbsp cumin
pinch of sea salt
pinch of pepper

YUMMY!!!!!!!

I am so happy to find an OIL.NUT FREE dressing that is delicious.
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:58 PM
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I'm so off to do it right now !


DONE! It is good good good!

I might add 1 date to it after it sits for a little while? playing with taste buds here !

Joz

UPDATE: NO NEED FOR DATE ! yUM ON IT'S OWN !

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Old 07-02-2008, 08:10 AM
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O.K. sooooooooooooo I'm totally impressed with the Banana Dressing! Yum! I shared it with everyone on my ''raw'' mailing list.

I have a friend who does not eat bananas and her husband loves them! bananas are not allowed in the house; They were over last Wednsday for dinner and we found a solution to his dilemma: so he's building a ''''BANANA SHED''''' My Wayne is gonna help him and then build me one at the same time! So/ and whenever he wants a banana he'll go to his shed and have it!

and get this: this is comical! I love it! I'll share a portion of e-mail I got hehehe I'm sure my friend will not mind me sharing this??? hmmm she is my friend after all ?? here goes!

Josephine--Bananas??in a dressing? --are you trying to gross me out or what??? This recipe sounds totally disgusting!!!

(that's ok--I realize the rest of the world basically thinks that bananas are edible).
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I did tell her to pass the recipe to her hubby!!
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:54 AM
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mine is a simple favorite.

an orange and an avacado.
blend it up.

done.

oracado dressing.
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:46 PM
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I remember staying away from Richard Salome's Curry Sauce because it called for banana in it. When I finally made it, I couldn't believe how yummy it was! So I'll be making the Banana Dressing as soon as we run out of our present batch.
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I was looking for a dressing .... hehehe remembered the

banana one. yum!
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:11 AM
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mmmm, so many of these sound amazing. I just got rainbow-green-live-food-cuisine for christmas and there are lots in there tooo...
we definitely make the same one almost ALL the time, i've tried a few new ones lately which are great too, but this is my standby (amounts are ?? guesstimated...)

1c sesame seeds (could be soaked/sprouted) (or use about 1/2c tahini, or ground seeds if you don't have a vitamix..)
1 lemon, juiced
1 - 4 T tamari (or less miso)
*garlic or ginger, optional (i think the original recipe called for garlic, but i haven't used it in years, i just started adding a bit of ginger and it's good)
*bit of honey or maple syrup, optional
*salt, optional depending how much tamari/miso you might use...
water to obtain your desired consistency.

if you don't soak/sprout the seeds, the dressing will thicken upon sitting (unless you use tahini)
mmmm, realizing that the amounts are really vague. i really just throw stuff in there. it is super simple, but delicious. you can add a dash of sesame oil, handful of parsley or cilantro, bit of zest, spices?...i use this on everything from salad to "steamed" veggies and grain...make thicker for a dip - guess it's pretty much like hummus...
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Banana in a salad dressing does sound a little gross, but I have half of one saved from this morning...I'm gonna try it. I have been looking for something different as well...glad this was bumped! Thanks Joz!
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