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Posted By: leeneia
20-Mar-19 - 11:59 AM
Thread Name: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
Subject: RE: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
A tiny jot of mayonnaise will do it. Less than half a teaspoon. If you make a small batch and eat it all right away, you may not need it.

h=Here's my basic recipe:

Two parts oil of your choice. Corn, canola, olive. I like Smart Balance with omega 3.

One part of something astringent. Lemon juice, lime juice, juice from a garden tomato, some kind of vinegar. You might want to dilute the vinegar.

Some black pepper.

An herb. I like tarragon with lime juice. Basil with lemon juice.

Put everything in a medium-sized bowl and whisk till the mayo disappears.
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I'm asking myself how pineapple juice, orange juice or pureed strawberries would do as an astringent ingredient.

For our small family, I find that 1/4 cup oil plus 2 T of juice makes a useful small batch of salad dressing.