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  1. #1
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    Salad dressings.

    Even carnivores need to add variety to their diets. Here's a vinaigrette I found that has become our family's favorite.

    1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
    2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    2 tablespoons honey
    1 clove of garlic, minced
    cracked pepper to taste
    1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

    Whisk the 1st 5 ingredients until smooth, and then beat in the oil last. I have found that the honey knocks the vinegar bite down a little, and kind of use this a start. Feel free to experiment, but this is great stuff.
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    Thanks...that looks good. I love balsamic vinegar

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    That do sound good. I'll have to pick up some white balsalmic vinegar. I didn't know there was such a thing.
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    We have salades everynight for supper. I'll try that. Now that my herbs are coming in I try to get some into the dressing. A little fresh dill would work great with that recipe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lodiroon View Post
    Even carnivores need to add variety to their diets. Here's a vinaigrette I found that has become our family's favorite.

    1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
    2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    2 tablespoons honey
    1 clove of garlic, minced
    cracked pepper to taste
    1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

    Whisk the 1st 5 ingredients until smooth, and then beat in the oil last. I have found that the honey knocks the vinegar bite down a little, and kind of use this a start. Feel free to experiment, but this is great stuff.
    I use red wine vinegar and fresh herbs but the rest is the same it is great stuff.
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    Did you ever read the back label on salad dressings you buy in the store. There are so many chemicals in there you would think they are made by DuPont instead of Kraft.

    It is so easy to make fresh salad dressings(and cheaper). The two main ingredients are oil and vinegar. Then you just have to use your imagination.

    Last night I made a good one with dijon mustard, real maple syrup, mayonaise(the oil) and wine vinegar.

    With this concept and a shaker bottle/jar you can be the salad chef everynight.

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    I eyeball this so you'll have to adjust it I am sure.

    1 Med tomato seeded but a few seeds is o.k.
    1 Slice of a med onion 1/8" thick
    3 Table spoons of dried tomatoes in oil (add oil too)
    1 Small garlic clove
    1.5 Table spoons of red wine vinegar
    3 table spoons of good olive oil
    salt and pepper to taste
    optional: 15 capers

    Rough cut the tomato to fit in a food processor with everyting else.
    Blend till smooth. I like it with a bite so I usually add more vinegar as an adjustment. Occasionally I add 1 table spoon of water (to this and many other recipies) if it seems like it is not comming together right.
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