Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Dairy free ranch!!

Ranch dressing was something we gave up a long time ago. Even before we knew that our oldest was allergic to dairy, we knew that ranch dressing was a very bad thing for him to have. He just did not tolerate it well. He loved it more than any other salad dressing known to man, but his two minutes of happiness was not worth the two days of thermonuclear meltdown which followed him ingesting it.
Now that we know what is in it which he can't have, I have finally put my hand at making something which resembles ranch. And I've succeeded!

Dairy free ranch dressing

2 tablespoons Veganaise or other "safe" mayo
2 tablespoons "sour cream" (I used Tofutti but I plan in the future to experiment with using a non-dairy yogourt, such as Kathy's coconut milk yogourt in order to make this soy-free also)
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/4 teaspoon each of
onion powder
granulated garlic
pepper
salt
basil
1/2 teaspoon parsley
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon prepared mustard

Place all ingredients except coconut milk in a bowl and mix well. Add coconut milk to desired consistency.

1 comment:

caseyknight said...

funny how the cosmos works... i'm rice and greens mamma. tonight my boys wanted ranch and we are dairy free; then i went to mothering, saw your reply and post to blog... sigh :-)

keep up the comments they make us think harder and be stronger.
peace
casey