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    I was a ranch dressing freak! I loved it so much until I was ICed! Please post your favorite dressing that are IC friendly! Thanks guys! oh yeah and ladies!

  • #2
    Ive come to love plain old olive oil with just a little salt on it. Once you get used to it, it is pretty good.
    hugs,
    Janie

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    • #3
      I can actually tolerate a small amount of Marie's Lite Creamy Ranch dressing. It is available at Safeway & Albertsons in the produce section. It has no preservatives. The way I can use it, is to put 1/2 tsp on the side of the salad & dip my fork into it. I eat the salad as part of a meal & I also take Prelief with that meal. You can also dilute it with a little milk to make it pourable.

      Another "dressing" I like is pear juice mixed with canola or olive oil with a little dried basil in it. This is especially good with baby greens, tossed with a few blueberries & chopped pears.
      Kadi

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      • #4
        I like to puree some cottage cheese and enough milk for the right consistency in a blender, and then add a bit of garlic, salt and lot of dill... (just go to your tastes, etc)
        Hugs,
        Tracey
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        • #5
          mmm those recipes sound really good, I'll have to try some. I have just been having some Olive Oil, with garlic, basil and Kosher Salt. It's really good and I put it on everything now.

          Kari
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          • #6
            Vinegar is my biggest issue with salad dressing. Most of them have it. I've found that Hidden Valley Ranch has less than 2% of vinegar (it's listed as the second or third ingredient on most others!). I do OK with that. When I first tried it, I always took Prelief with it, but now I don't even take Prelief with it. I'm just careful not to overdo it. I was thrilled to have a "regular" salad dressing back in the mix of things!

            My absolute favorite dressing is poppyseed. Once in a blue moon, I treat myself to that with a side of Prelief!
            ~ Stacey

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