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6 years ago  ::  Jul 19, 2008 - 10:54AM #11
mountain_man
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You can make Greek Yogurt by putting several layers of cheese cloth in a strainer then dump in some plain store bought yogurt (or make your own, it's easy) and let drain for a few hours.
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6 years ago  ::  Jul 19, 2008 - 10:36PM #12
MsCGheartofohio
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I really enjoy some well-chilled tuna or chicken salad with lots of fresh tomato.

Fresh fruit makes a great smoothie, either with a  few ice cubes to thicken, or a frozen banana.
Sometimes in the heat, it's easier on the digestion just to go for  a smoothie or a milkshake as a meal replacement.

There's always that great old standby, a bowl of cereal :)

CG
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6 years ago  ::  Jul 20, 2008 - 3:09AM #13
red_verge
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This is true- I've been eating more cereal recently than I have in a long time. :)
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6 years ago  ::  Jul 20, 2008 - 4:13PM #14
appy20
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I like cold watermelon.   As an entire meal.
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6 years ago  ::  Jul 20, 2008 - 11:47PM #15
taofornow
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Sherbet, Italian ice, freeze pops, popsicles, floats (not just root beer, but all kinds of combinations like lime sherbet and 7-Up); any summer fruit like nectarines, Bing cherries, Sprite melons (those little white-skinned ones from the Carolinas) or any melons; lemon meringue pie, lemon cookies, lemon pudding; fruit yogurts (also Yoplait Key Lime) and yogurt smoothies.

Oh, real food?  I agree on the hummos; we get the cheap imported canned stuff for about a dollar (around 16 oz.) at an international market - great taste and texture.

I love pasta salads in the summer, if it's not too hot to cook the pasta!  For a bought variety, one of our local stores has one made with small shells, finely chopped celery and red pepper, a little onion, and a dressing that resembles Thousand Island.  I stir chopped tomatoes, shrimp or tuna, and some chopped cucumber into it.  Total summer comfort food.  I need to find a low-fat way to make it - I'll need to experiment with reduced-fat & calorie mayo.
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6 years ago  ::  Jul 21, 2008 - 10:24AM #16
ItsAllALie
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I like to keep some of those boxed pasta mixes in the house,,, Ranch is my favorite, and I just substitute low fat miracle whip for the mayo, and it's really low in fat,,,tuna is wonderful mixed into that, or some of those baby salad shimps might work, if you like shrimp, or even the fake crab. I have one of those pasta cookers for the microwave which is EXCELLENT on hot days here in Central Florida,,,

If I'm in the mood for something hot, fat free hot dogs cooked on my George Forman grill works well. (doesn't heat the house up and you don't have to stand over intense heat like you do a regular grill)

Or, I use turkey bacon, the precooked kind, and make me a BLT on toast.,,,or skip the bacon and lettuce and just make a tomato sandwich on toast with low fat mayo or miracle whip :)  Holly
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6 years ago  ::  Aug 11, 2008 - 4:56PM #17
nillawafer
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cheerios or other cereal (not too sweet) with fruit. bananas. berries. some nuts. comfort food.
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6 years ago  ::  Aug 12, 2008 - 10:39AM #18
IreneAdler
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When it's too hot to bake, but you gotta have chocolate cake....

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5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE

4 tablespoons cake flour(that's plain flour, not self-rising)
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips(optional)
a small splash of vanilla essence
1 coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well
Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla essence, and mix again.

(be sure all ingredients are thoroughtly blended)

Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. The cake
will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!

Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.

EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).


Am told this is wonderful! And won't heat up the kitchen either.

IRene.
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6 years ago  ::  Aug 12, 2008 - 10:39AM #19
IreneAdler
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When it's too hot to bake, but you gotta have chocolate cake....

(recipe swiped by permission)

5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE

4 tablespoons cake flour(that's plain flour, not self-rising)
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips(optional)
a small splash of vanilla essence
1 coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well
Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla essence, and mix again.

(be sure all ingredients are thoroughtly blended)

Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. The cake
will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!

Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.

EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).


Am told this is wonderful! And won't heat up the kitchen either.

IRene.
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6 years ago  ::  Aug 12, 2008 - 4:30PM #20
MarleneEmmett5
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This is a "Cold Salad for a hot day":

TOMATO SALAD w/Feta,Onions in a Olive Oil Herb /LemonVinagrette
4 pints of grape tomatoes,sliced in half
1pint of Campari vine tomatoes,sliced into chunks
Olive Oil~ 1/2 cup
Juice from a fresh lemon,about 1/2 cup
1/4teaspoon Dijon Mustard
Minced Fresh Garlic from 4 large cloves
1/4 teaspoon of Kosher salt
4 grinds of Fresh Black Pepper
3/4 cup Greek Black Olives,pitted,and cut in half
Fresh Rosemary, chopped fine,1/2 teaspoon
Fresh Thyme,1/2 teaspoon
Fresh Basil, chopped fine,3/4 teaspoon
Greek Oregano~dried, 1/2 teaspoon
Low salt Feta chesse,cubed

Combine all of the ingredents ~except for the Feta& Chopped Basil, then toss lightly to combine.
In a seprate glass jar combine the olive oil,spices and the juice from half of a lemon and 1/4 sugar and
1/3 teaspoon of Dijon Mustard
Cover jar and shake well to combine the ingredents well.
Taste and then adjust the seasonings, to your taste.
Pour over tomatoes and toss lightly again to make sure the tomatoes,onions & olives are coated nicely.
Just before you serve the salad, add the crumbed FetaCheese & chopped  basil to garnish.

Additions:
Grilled bread or grilled seansoned crutons rubbed with extra garlic!
Now all that one needs is a glass of Greek wine!
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