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Old 02-22-2009, 11:06 AM   #11
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You can make something similar to a ranch dressing with mayonnaise, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Can you get buttermilk or milk, to thin it out, and maybe thyme and onion powder, for seasoning? You could add some sauteed onion if you can't get the powder.
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Old 02-22-2009, 12:12 PM   #12
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I won't buy milk in China because of the risk of "dying".
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Old 02-22-2009, 03:37 PM   #13
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Vinegar, oil, mustard, pepper, salt - add the black olives and capers to
the salad.
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:19 PM   #14
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Vinegar, oil, mustard, pepper, salt - add the black olives and capers to
the salad.
That's pretty much what I was going to say. Even some ketchup might make this a tomato-ey type vinaigrette. To this tomato-ey mixture I feel capers (or simply caper juice) would be a perfect addition.

You listed a lot of Asian ingredients hence those variations were mentioned.
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:29 PM   #15
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It seems as though there are many people who have been bending over backwards to help you out, and you appear to be less than appreciative. Based on the list of ingredients that you gave us, you can make a ton of different types of dressing. You can go oil/vinegar/hoisin w/seasonings or make it ketchup-based to try and make some sort of Russian-type dressing.

Perhaps a "thanks for the ideas" would be a pleasant gesture on your part. If you're not finding what you seek here, maybe someone somewhere else will be able to better assist you.

And to everyone else who has given great ideas--they all sound very good and are all perfectly viable options :)
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Old 02-22-2009, 11:40 PM   #16
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Here in China I don't have 24-hour internet access, or a flush toilet, like you in America. I do appreciate the input, but I cannot say so at the drop of a hat.

I would now like to thank everyone for their suggestions! I hope it works out.
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Old 02-22-2009, 11:59 PM   #17
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I hope that it will work out for you, as well. I know it can be frustrating to not have all the ingredients that you are used to working with, especially when you are really craving a "taste of home"
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:47 AM   #18
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I just learned one of my students is the in the hospital, so I am going to see him, salad be ****ed. (hospitals are quite dangerous places) Thank you everyone anyways!
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:58 AM   #19
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This thread is one of the more bizarre ones ive seen in awhile.
Just doesnt feel right.

maybe its me
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