Originally Posted by Unna
Lactose is a disaccharide sugar that is found most notably in milk and is formed from galactose and glucose. (according to Wikipedia)
So there is sugar (lactose) in dairy products.
Come on, doesn't anyone remember first year biology and the lecture over simple and complex sugars?
There is lactose free dairy products too...
If you want, you can take your 1oz of milk from your coffee allowance and add 1tsp vinegar, a splash of lemon juice, herbs (basil, oregano, thyme, marjorum), sea salt, pepper and 1 packet of Splenda or other sweetener to make a very thin ranch-like dressing. (The vinegar/lemon curdles the milk to buttermilk, but its still more of a vinegrette than a thick mayonaise bomb like you are used to.)
If you are desperate, make a vanilla pudding, then scoop out about 2 TB of it, then add the above ingredients with only 1/4 to 1/2 the packet of sweetener (if at all). It will be thicker, but the vanilla might be too weird for your tastebuds expecting a more sour taste. (Although a vanilla black pepper dressing is really good)
I havent tried this one, but if you want THICK, try taking a LEEK SOUP and making it with 1/2 the water, then heating in the microwave (or taking a TB of the soup and adding water til you have a good consistency. Then add in the vinegar/lemon/herbs/pepper/sweetener. It wouldnt taste like a ranch, but I am guessing it would be creamy and thick if thats what you miss.
OH, and here's the link for a bunch of other dressing ideas. I do most of the recipes on that tread, but cant take credit for these. The vast majority of those dressing recipes were from other sources (which are listed). Click and scroll down for recipes for dressings