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Heatwave food!

Since this weather is due to last till Wednesday and quite possibly reprise on Friday, let's share a few recipes for cold foods that don't require using heat to be prepared (unless you cook between 4 and 7 am which I'm doing).

- Gazpacho is always a winner in this weather
- Cold quiche lorraine
- Insalata caprese (mozzarella & tomato salad).
- Sorbets & ice cream / yoghurt (for Americans).
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Since this weather is due to last till Wednesday and quite possibly reprise on Friday, let's share a few recipes for cold foods that don't require using heat to be prepared (unless you cook between 4 and 7 am which I'm doing).

- Gazpacho is always a winner in this weather
- Cold quiche lorraine
- Insalata caprese (mozzarella & tomato salad).
- Sorbets & ice cream / yoghurt (for Americans).


Vitello Tonnato.
Peanut Butter Sandwiches
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Re: Heatwave food!

Cous cous
Sangria
Pimms
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Re: Heatwave food!

Watermelon
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Re: Heatwave food!

Fruit salad
Salads in general
Veggies and dips
Cold fruit pies
Homemade iced tea
Water with lemon/lime
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Re: Heatwave food!

Buy russian salad in a tin and put it in the fridge.
Buy good ham and put it in the fridge too.
Time to serve: Mix Mayonnaise into the russian salad, open the ham slices flat and put a dollop of russian salad onto each slice and roll them up.
Refreshing, cold and juicy.


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Sushi!
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Buy russian salad in a tin and put it in the fridge.
Buy good ham and put it in the fridge too.
Time to serve: Drain the water off. Mix Mayonnaise into the russian salad, open the ham slices flat and put a dollop of russian salad onto each slice and roll them up.
Refreshing, cold and juicy.


With Sangria.
FTFY.

Pasta salad, potato salad, carrot salad, did someone mention salads?
Hummus & Tzatziki dip with sliced veggies
lots of fresh fruit
hard-boiled eggs
applesauce

We also grill a bit more food than necessary when making a bbq, and then keep the leftovers for sandwiches, etc.
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Re: Heatwave food!

I can also recommend wraps, either with tortilla or chapati (saw this morning that Coop City have them in the British/Indian food section). Stick anything in there and they're great! Especially now they do mini tortillas for the smaller appetite. Store in ziplock bags to keep fresh.
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FTFY.

Pasta salad, potato salad, carrot salad, did someone mention salads?
Hummus & Tzatziki dip with sliced veggies
lots of fresh fruit
hard-boiled eggs
applesauce

We also grill a bit more food than necessary when making a bbq, and then keep the leftovers for sandwiches, etc.
Not me

Tzatziki and baked salmon with fruits for dessert...
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Re: Heatwave food!

Tomatoes in any salad form
Home made Humus
Sorbet
Aperol Spritz
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Re: Heatwave food!

I would add vietnamese summer rolls to this list Easy to make and delicious.
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Re: Heatwave food!

Bruschetta, just put ingredients on the table and eveybody does their one
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Re: Heatwave food!

No carbs.
Eating a pot of pasta with a heavy sauce will make your head hit the keyboard an hour later.

I've resorted to eating salads, mostly (lettuce, tomato, a bit of cucumber and half a paprika, with a small onion and an Italian style dressing (balsamico, olive-oil, salt, pepper, herbs-de-provence and an organic seasoning-salt) that I prepare in the kitchen at work.
Sometimes I eat a bit of focaccia or a small olive bread roll with it, sometimes not.

A hot curry with rice isn't that bad actually - provided it's really hot and you can wash away the sweat in the bathroom afterwards....
Where I work it's very hot in the office (30+ °C) and I found it's best to change t-shirts after lunch....
It seems, all the ventilators are sold-out at Media-Markt et.al. They only have the 300 CHF+ Dysons left. And even those are now being sold.
They've even sold the display-models now (a co-worker bought a (non-Dyson) display-model with a 5 CHF rebate).

I liken the people who buy ventilators during the summer heat to those chaps who buy domestic fuel oil only when their tank has run dry in the midst of the winter and double-digit negative temperatures outside....
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No carbs.
Eating a pot of pasta with a heavy sauce will make your head hit the keyboard an hour later.

I've resorted to eating salads, mostly (lettuce, tomato, a bit of cucumber and half a paprika, with a small onion and an Italian style dressing (balsamico, olive-oil, salt, pepper, herbs-de-provence and an organic seasoning-salt) that I prepare in the kitchen at work.
Sometimes I eat a bit of focaccia or a small olive bread roll with it, sometimes not.

A hot curry with rice isn't that bad actually - provided it's really hot and you can wash away the sweat in the bathroom afterwards....
Where I work it's very hot in the office (30+ °C) and I found it's best to change t-shirts after lunch....
It seems, all the ventilators are sold-out at Media-Markt et.al. They only have the 300 CHF+ Dysons left. And even those are now being sold.
They've even sold the display-models now (a co-worker bought a (non-Dyson) display-model with a 5 CHF rebate).

I liken the people who buy ventilators during the summer heat to those chaps who buy domestic fuel oil only when their tank has run dry in the midst of the winter and double-digit negative temperatures outside....
Doesn't rice have carbs
Some of my favorites are:
tomato mozzarella salad with basil and olive oil
noodle salads
chirashi - style meals of vegetables and rice
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Some of my favorites are:
tomato mozzarella salad with basil and olive oil
noodle salads
chirashi - style meals of vegetables and rice
Yes, it does.
But I found that basmati rice doesn't give you as much of an "insulin-high" (followed by a plunge) as pasta.

Unfortunately, fruits (due to the sugar) also fall in the "don't"-categorie. As does ice-cream. But I just love fruit too much to abstain from them.
Of course, it's also recommended to avoid cold beverages. The body will just try to re-heat them, causing even more sweat....
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Re: Heatwave food!

Feta cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers and bread. That's it. This is all I can eat on this weather.
And ice cream!
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Re: Heatwave food!

The BBQ is out of bounds since Saturday, as I've measured 38 degrees on our terrasse. It's sheltered from the wind and in full afternoon sun, I could probably cook a meal just by leaving it on the table.

Yesterday we had salad caprese and bread, today it was sashimi. Just cooking the rice brought the temperature in my kitchen up to an uncomfortable level.

Until the heat wave is over I will go for anything cold/raw, mostly vegetable based. And fruit.
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The BBQ is out of bounds since Saturday, as I've measured 38 degrees on our terrasse. It's sheltered from the wind and in full afternoon sun, I could probably cook a meal just by leaving it on the table.

Yesterday we had salad caprese and bread, today it was sashimi. Just cooking the rice brought the temperature in my kitchen up to an uncomfortable level.

Until the heat wave is over I will go for anything cold/raw, mostly vegetable based. And fruit.
Oh yeah, forgot the fruits. I've eaten tons of cherries from the nearby farm! But I don't complain.
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