Haha! Yvonne - I am the same!! When I was eating SAD, I had no qualms about grabbing a slice of cold pizza for breakfast; and lunch was so hectic at work some days that I wouldn't get to take my food (soup, stew, stir fry, whatever) to the cafeteria to reheat it, and I would eat it cold at my desk. I just got used to this - so one night I made spaghetti for me and a roommate. To me, since the noodles were hot, I just dumped the sauce right on it from the jar in the fridge, thinking the noodles would warm it enough. Roomy came out going, "why is the sauce cold?" and had to pop it in the microwave *lol* It hadn't even crossed my mind that it was "odd" no not heat it up!!
As for missing hot foods, you can still warm them some - I like to think that it should be not so hot that I can't put my finger in it. If it's too hot for my finger, it's going to be too hot for my throat, etc. But I may put it in the dehydrator, or let it blend longer in the blender, or even put it on a very low heat on the stove if I'm trying to warm it from the fridge.
(I don't have the reference on me, but I read a study a while back about linking tea drinking to esophageal cancer. They looked at who was drinking tea, which kind, how much, when, etc, etc, etc. Turned out, the link? People who drank tea that was hotter - above about 120 degrees, if I remember correctly! It was, of course, only one study, but it did make me curious if there were other links. Hope to see more research on that some day!)
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