View Full Version : Cooking Is Easy When You Don't Cook!

03-04-2011, 04:30 PM
Cheese--Doesn't need to be fat free, eat REAL cheeses though! Yellow cheeses don't count! They are died. I don't understand why they feel the need to add dye to cheese...

Vegetables--Cheap veggies include cucumbers, carrots, celery, tomatoes, and bell peppers.

Fruits--strawberries, grapes, apples...and so-on

Bread--not sliced white or wheat bread, spring for some bakery stuff. Walmart has some good breads.

Condiments--Brianna's dressings are all natural and really good! Apple butter isn't just good on toast, y'all! Apple butter rocks on celery! Peanut butter--Look for the stuff that says "JUST PEANUTS". Did you know that many types of peanut butter have oddball things added? Check it out next time you're at the store. Just stand there and read some jars of peanut butter...

You don't have to eat meat for every meal...and don't cook the vegetables that you eat.

You'll dirty-up a knife, a cutting board (if it's really necessary to use one), a peeler, and a couple of plates. Not too many dishes!:jitter:

You'll cure heartburn, as well as other digestive syndromes...and that's just for starters.

Eat meat, by all means. We're not vegetarians...we just don't eat meat every day. Want to keep from splattering grease all over your walls and counter when you're cooking ground beef? Use ground Buffalo! 1.5% fat means that you don't have a bunch of grease to deal with or drain!

YES it is more pricey, but you get what you pay for. This will also explain why we don't eat meat every day LOL.

When you watch the particular movies that we've seen.........just any old meat isn't good enough any more. "King Corn" and "Food, Inc" will make you take a second look at what you're eating and where you get it.

We rarely cook our veggies. If we do cook them, it is usually a sautee situation. The flavor is awesome, whether sauteed or uncooked.

Just wanted to share...;)


03-04-2011, 04:47 PM
I make a mean cucumber salad.

And veggie's are good for you. :broc:

03-04-2011, 05:50 PM
Share the recipe! :)

03-04-2011, 09:02 PM
Share the recipe! :)

Umm...there's just not all that much to it.

Cucumber, cut into fairly small chunks. Leaving the skin on makes the salad more colorful.

Tomato, also in small chunks. Sometimes cherry tomatoes, halved. Sweet onion, diced.

I like to use Kraft Zesty Italian salad dressing and plenty of it. Put it in the fridge for a few hours. Great side dish in the hot summertime.

The dressing is where you do your own thing, balsamic vinegar and a little olive oil, perhaps. Play around with it.

03-05-2011, 10:16 AM
But as it happens I LIKE to cook.

03-10-2011, 05:09 PM
2 diced cucumbers
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup sour cream
salt n pepper to taste

Mix it all together and let stand in the fridge for an hour or so..use it on sandwiches, as veggie dip, great on fried chicken or chicken fried pork or steak...

And I LIKE to cook sometimes too, but not all the time, and DEFINITELY not in the summer time, WA8YXM...you can come and cook in my lil kitchen anytime!! :) My problem with the cooking is the cleaning up afterwards LOL!

03-10-2011, 08:34 PM
1/2 cup plain yogurt

Yuck. Curdled milk. Yuck. :cow:

Sorry. Couldn't resist.

03-11-2011, 07:53 AM
The girls were on the local tv morning show here last week demonstrating cooking with girls scout cookies. Yep there are quite a few recipes out there using cookies.

They made a shake, a chicken dish, a chocolate dessert of some kind and the best (I thought) bread pudding dish.

Who would have thunk it :whistle: