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Question About Salad Dressing

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im stiill pretty new to the gluten-free lifestyle , i was diagnosed 2 weeks ago and gluten-free for about a week, except for the slip ups im sure im making along the way . im still learning how to read lables, but my question is, are regular salad dressing ok to have?? i met with a nutrionist and she told me that homemade dressings are the way to go, but ive read on some resturants web sites that their dressings are ok.i i did read blue chesse was a no no which is ok but im more concerned about ceaser and ranch type dressings.on a different note i have noticed i felt better for about 4 days but the last two have been touch and go, so i must have messed up with something


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There are many commercially prepared salad dressings that are gluten-free. I have had gluten-free salad dressing at a restaurant with a gluten-free menue. We need to learn how to read the labels and ask the right questions. Homemade salad dressings are so easy to make. I've been making my own for years before going gluten-free because they were so easy and tasted better. I always keep a variety of vinegars on hand. They keep forever and some get even better tasting with age. I posted a Parmesan Italian Vinagrette recipie a while back. Rachel Ray on the Food Network had a honey mustard salad dressing recipie that's really good. What kind of dressing do you like?


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im stiill pretty new to the gluten-free lifestyle , i was diagnosed 2 weeks ago and gluten-free for about a week, except for the slip ups im sure im making along the way . im still learning how to read lables, but my question is, are regular salad dressing ok to have?? i met with a nutrionist and she told me that homemade dressings are the way to go, but ive read on some resturants web sites that their dressings are ok.i i did read blue chesse was a no no which is ok but im more concerned about ceaser and ranch type dressings.on a different note i have noticed i felt better for about 4 days but the last two have been touch and go, so i must have messed up with something

Kraft salad dressings are generally safe, they will clearly label if wheat is in it. Kraft has this policy on all their products, they and ConAgra are considered two of the best in the mainstream labeling department. I'd call ahead to restaurants and ask them what brand they use, then check with the manufacturer myself to make sure.

If you have just gone gluten free and are having good days and bad days, doesn't necessarily mean you messed up. It will take you some time to heal. Dairy and fatty or oily foods can be particular hard at the beginning. I'm a little over a month gluten-free and anything with vegetable oil kicks my rear. Thus, the bag of potato chips just sits there and taunts me, I'm too cheap to throw them out B)


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sounds like kraft is the way to go, im not sure if im ready to start making my own from scratch, but thank you for the great advice


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Making your own dressing is easy. I make it right in the bottom of the salad bowl ... I don't even measure, it's just not that important to.

I take olive oil, pure maple syrup, lemon juice, a little mustard, garlic, and salt and just mix it right in the salad bowl. When we have guests over for dinner, everyone wants seconds!!

I use Kraft ranch for other things, but not salad. :P


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A number of Paul Newman dressings are gluten free, including Caesar -- they are listed on their web site.

Also, a number of Ken's Salad dressings are gluten-free. Again, check their website. www.kensfoods.com for their gluten free list. A lot of restaurants use Kens.

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Below is my very simple salad dressing:

2/3 sunflower oil

1/3 plain rice vinegar

salt. pepper, ground oregano, garlic powder to taste.

This dressing does not need to be refrigerated. I keep about 2 ozs in my purse in a leak proof container.


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I am assuming hidden valley ranch dressing is NOT gluten free as I got a headache and tummy probs after eating it. am I right?

g73,

I'm looking a bottle of Hidden Valley Ranch The Original, & one bottle Hidden Valley Ranch The Original Light. Neither has any wheat gluten ingredient listed.

They do have many ingredients however, including natural flavors (soy), msg, artificial flavors, artificial colors, modified food starch, preservatives, and of course disodiium inosinate & disodium guanylate (to go with the msg - as per riceguys dictum).

best regards, lm

p.s. I don't use it, it's my wife and kids. I prefer Blue Cheese. Please see Blue Cheese threads if interested.


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