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 Post subject: What do you eat when it's too hot to cook?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:43 am 
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I admit it, I'm a wuss when it comes to cooking in hot weather. Usually I just have salads and sandwiches, or salad rolls if I'm feeling a little fancy. I'd love some new ideas. Cold soups have never appealed to me but maybe the right recipe could win me over. I'm open to anything!


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 Post subject: Re: What do you eat when it's too hot to cook?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:48 am 
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Is it weird I love a hot (temp) and spicy soup when it's hot out? But I agree I don't want the stove on long, so I make a simple broth + quick cooking veg one with curry paste that doesn't have to be simmered or anything. Just get it to temp and it's done.

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 Post subject: Re: What do you eat when it's too hot to cook?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:16 am 
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mmmm, I love spicy food when it's hot too! It feels so right. I just... don't like to COOK, hehe. I have made a salad dressing with red curry paste in it though, twas yummy.

I just wish there was a curry place around the corner from my house so I could just go there and get the spiciest thing on the menu whenever it's hot out...


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 Post subject: Re: What do you eat when it's too hot to cook?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:08 am 
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 Post subject: Re: What do you eat when it's too hot to cook?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:14 am 
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Salad rolls! I made some for dinner this evening. The only cooking I did was to boil the rice noodles and quickly pan fry some tofu, and everything else was right from the fridge. Cucumber, lettuce, cilantro, basil, and quick pickled carrots/daikon.

Bonus: Rice paper wraps seem to come in 12oz packages, which is enough for 45-50 salad rolls.


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 Post subject: Re: What do you eat when it's too hot to cook?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:47 pm 
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ohh I love the sound of pickled veggies in salad rolls! How come I never thought of that?
To avoid cooking I often just forgo rice noodles and use storebought fried tofu in my salad rolls. ;) I always make a delicious homemade peanut sauce though, which is my favorite part anyway!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:52 pm 
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Panzanella Salad. With chickpeas and/or avocado. I could eat it all summer.


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 Post subject: Re: What do you eat when it's too hot to cook?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:13 am 
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Popcorn, pasta/noodle salads (use your aforementioned delicious peanut sauce!), dolmas, taco salad, potato salad, big bowls of cereal with fruit

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 Post subject: Re: What do you eat when it's too hot to cook?
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If its too hot to use the oven I will use the slow cooker (mac and cheese, cheesy broccoli rice bake, seitan). I might be tempted to get a BBQ as well

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 Post subject: Re: What do you eat when it's too hot to cook?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:39 am 
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I don't have a barbecue, but I bust out the counter grill (okay, it's a George Foreman) and grill tofu, mushrooms, tempeh, corn, tomatoes, even odd stuff like endive, scallions, and kale. Everything can be grilled, and it doesn't create much heat.

I totally agree that spicy food is best for hot weather. It's why the food in South India is so delicious!

I almost never feel like eating salad when it's hot out.

Oh yes, and peanut sauce all the time! And tahini-based garlicky sauces.


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