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Offline PaleoJer

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newbie question - Sugar in dressing
« on: March 23, 2018, 02:40:04 PM »
I'm brand new to the forum and have started Paleo for 5 of 7 days over the last 3 weeks.  I love to cook, being a pharmacist....
I haven't had sugar (intentionally) in very much - now using stevia.

I'm into creating great Paleo salad dressings.  I want to start with Italian, which seems easy. Problem is without sugar or that dreaded high fructose corn syrup, it seems bitter.
At first I ground up all the herbs using a mortar/pestle (old habits).  I thought that was doing it. So the next time I used whole herbs.  Better, but still not the same. Perhaps the Stevia didnt help either since I'm making the change from Splenda to Stevia in everything.

I'm looking for some advice from someone who has successfully mastered (or close to ) the art of dressings...

Any suggestions?


Offline Cait1221

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Re: newbie question - Sugar in dressing
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 08:33:52 PM »
I've never gotten too much into fancy dressings, I've always done oil and vinegar or oil and lemon juice, but have you tried apple cider vinegar as the base of yours? It might be a little sweeter than red wine or white vinegar. Also- you could try coconut sugar or a freshly squeezed fruit juice to cut the tartness.
Not sure that helped you too much, but I hope you find a solution!

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Re: newbie question - Sugar in dressing
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2018, 09:42:50 PM »
If you stick to strict paleo for a few months, it likely won't taste bitter any more.  For example, 86% chocolate tastes sweet, not bitter, to me.

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Re: newbie question - Sugar in dressing
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2018, 06:50:52 PM »
Hi.....Have you tried Honey?? I use honey to sweeten my dressings.