Cooking in the Summer

Monday, July 19, 2010

Last night, I cooked a lovely dish high in fiber, low in calories, good mix of protein, complex grains and vegetables that is very low fat. Had a serving for lunch today which is not the norm. I have been hitting up Target for frozen entrees that are under $2.50 and under 300 calories.

I don't have central air, just units in my bedroom and office so the kitchen is hot. As much as I sweated last night, it was still so satisfying. I did flee the kitchen when I finished leaving the pots to wash up maybe tonight.

I need to figure out how much to cook in the summer. In the winter I nearly always have part of a pot of soup ready to warm up. I am very uncomfortable in the heat and my appetite is weird - definitely trend to cold foods and also to more sweet that fat which is where my cravings are in the winter.

No great revelations - just musing.
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    I also have window air conditioning units and my kitchen is VERY hot! I hate to even turn on the burners for my tea pot. So what I end up doing is grilling, lots of salads and fruits.
    3675 days ago
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    I understand the sweet in the summer and the fat in the winter as that happens to me too. When I could still eat salad I used to make those in the summer. I'd do stir-fry for the meat as it doesn't give off that much heat, then toss into a salad. The meat would be fine cold or good hot, either way it worked. Yogurt smoothies are a good alternative to cooking. Have one with a fruit salad and some veggies on the side. I do that when I can get plain yogurt and fruit for not bad price. I also used to put left-overs in tv tray containers and freeze. Then if it was too hot, I'd pull it out and microwave. Need to get back doing that. Or as someone suggested using the steamer as it doesn't give off lots of heat. Good on making the dinner that you did last night, sounded good.
    3677 days ago
    I try to stick to the crock pot or bbq myself in summer and limit my veggies to the steamer so I am not stuck in a humid, hot 1 bedroom apartment with the oven on. I also try to stick to cold items , making it quicker and easier and lighter as my appetite always seems smaller in the summer
    3678 days ago
    I understand, I do cook just about every night no matter what the season. The winter does bring heavier or hotter foods such as stews, soups, roasts....summer is quick stir frys, fruits and cold salads. I think the sweating I do while cooking in the summer may help me shed an ounce or two every week!
    3678 days ago
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