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Diane’s Creamy Tahini/Herb Salad Dressing

I must admit that salad dressing is my big “frustration” with this program. I have come up with one salad dressing that I really do like … it’s “creamy” and just “rich” enough to satisfy, plus it’s a welcome change from vinegar.

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Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing

I’ve discovered that I really like raspberry dressing, but most of the fatfree ones in the grocery store have too much sugar. I found this recipe and have been experimenting with cutting down on the calories by decreasing the apple juice concentrate.

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Gingery Vinaigrette

This is my lower-fat, vegan version of Annie’s Gingerly Vinaigrette (which contains honey). I’ve used ground flax seeds to thicken it–as well as add essential Omega 3′s.

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Green Goddess Dressing or Dip

Good on salad, avocado or jacket potatoes. You may want to add seasonings to taste.

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Garam-Masala (Indian Curry Spice Mix)

4 tsp. Ground coriander
1 tsp. Pepper…

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Dipping Sauce

1 T tamari soy sauce
1 teas dark sesame oil…

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Creamy Thai Dip

¼ cup creamy peanut butter
¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar…

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Bakon Bits

1/2 cup TVP granules
1 tablespoon liquid smoke flavoring — (1 to 2 tablespoons)…

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Alfredo Sauce

This is the sauce used in my Pasta Primavera recipe. In addition to being great with pasta, it makes a delicious sauce for steamed vegetables or baked potatoes–or both! –SusanV

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Watermelon Salad

4 cups seeded and peeled watermelon — 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 cup diced red onion…

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Tomato and Onion Salad with Tahini Dressing

1 medium red or white onion, peeled and diced
[salt] and pepper to taste…

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Tomato and Squash Salad

This is a great way to use up zucchini if your garden provides a little too much in the summer months!

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Three Bean Salad

1 can green beans, drained, 16 oz.
1 can wax beans, drained, 16 oz….

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Thai Hot and Sour Salad With Crispy Tofu

8 ounces baked tofu
Dressing:…

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Tangy Cucumber and Mung Bean Sprout Salad

2-3 large cucumbers
2 cups mung bean sprouts…

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