Anyone else looking forward to winter?

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riocaz

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Posted: 05 Sep 2012, 08:32
I hate dieting in Summer. Salad, salad and more salad, with little to break the monotony...

But Autumn & Winter, with it's vegetable stews and soups. is now just around the corner. All those warming flavours and hearty filling meals...

Though that said in London this year I could have been eating it all "summer" long! Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

42" jeans(25/01/2013) 40"(28/02/2013) 38"(20/03/2013) 36"(25/05/2013)
Down from 60" waist jeans since June 21st 2012.

Still keeping to my 26" jeans, but they are too tight for comfort. too many tasty things in the US, and over Xmas.

Onwards and Downwards! Smile
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BlueWaterBot...

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Posted: 05 Sep 2012, 09:00
In New Jersey we get fabulous local produce all summer long, but it is so hot and disgustingly humid here that cooking becomes masochistic exercise. Even cutting up salads is a dreadful chore.

I am a long time fan of cold weather, and like you, I love to make and eat the soups and stews that the cooler weather inspires.

As far as I'm concerned, it can't get cold too soon and it can't stay cold too long. Bring on the snow!
paperiniko

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Posted: 05 Sep 2012, 09:33
why only salads there are plenty of other delicious foods in summer that are quick to cook and light, such as fish, pasta, fruit....
NCNOLE

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Posted: 05 Sep 2012, 09:41
I'm ready for fall, but I will be sad when the farmer's market closes. I will miss all my fresh summer vegetables. I feel like the winter veggies are the more starchy ones with more calories. I like having salads with my meals and don't have a problem chopping up the veggies at the beginning of the week. I don't like soup/stew so that doesn't entice me. Winter comfort foods and holiday eating present additional challenges. I'm ready for fall but prefer my summer eating style. I will be eating more frozen veggies I guess.
holfraz

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Posted: 05 Sep 2012, 11:05
I usually prefer summer over any other time of year, but this year, yes i am looking foward to summer being over so I can have this baby in January! I beleive this is the only time in history that I want summer to get over with. I usually love all the fresh vegetables that we grow in our garden but since I'm pregnant, veggies unfortunatly is the last thing I have an appetite for. ha ha. I literally have to choke them down for my baby's sake. I am ready for some hearty stews and hot meals. Bring on the holidays! As long as we watch our portions and make healthy food choices and continue to exercise, we can enjoy the foods we like.
cerobit

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Posted: 05 Sep 2012, 12:02
Fall & Winter? Bah Humbug!! Smile
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Eringiffin

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Posted: 05 Sep 2012, 12:07
Since I live in a desert, I am more than ready for fall and winter to come along. I'll be so glad when I can actually go outside to exercise and not die of heat exhaustion.
Rubie-sue

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Posted: 05 Sep 2012, 12:11
Love winter!! Can't wait for root veggies, and warm soups! Of course after a fun day out in the snow....mak'n snow angels anyone???
Baxie

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Posted: 05 Sep 2012, 12:13
I'm not looking forward to winter for the simple reason that it will make my daily walk almost impossible. I haven't figured out a way around it...anybody have ideas that don't include the gym? I'm a cheapskate Smile
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NCNOLE

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Posted: 05 Sep 2012, 13:48
DVDs - leslie sansone has walking dvds that get you 1-5 miles. Check out target and walmart - they have lots of dvds under $10
Snow833

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Posted: 05 Sep 2012, 14:35
I don't like soups and stews. I only like raw veggies and pickles. My diet will stay as it is only with different kind of fruits and veggies. Yes, I'm a very picky eater LOL
riocaz

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Posted: 06 Sep 2012, 04:58
paperiniko wrote:
why only salads there are plenty of other delicious foods in summer that are quick to cook and light, such as fish, pasta, fruit....


It's called hyperbole. Do you really have to take everything so literally? Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes



I am really looking forward to adapting several recipes I have found or seen recently.

The Mushroom stew and 3 root mash from River Cottage Veg for example. Recipe (It's pretty much just leaving out the unnecessary amount of olive oil and butter. The 3 root mash looks quite good as it is, though I suspect the potato will swap out quite well for cauliflower too)

And I got the Hairy Dieters book this week (or rather I mentioned that I was considering buying it to Mum and she bought it for me as a surprise). So will be perusing that for ideas.

42" jeans(25/01/2013) 40"(28/02/2013) 38"(20/03/2013) 36"(25/05/2013)
Down from 60" waist jeans since June 21st 2012.

Still keeping to my 26" jeans, but they are too tight for comfort. too many tasty things in the US, and over Xmas.

Onwards and Downwards! Smile
http://www.menu52.com/
schmetterlin...

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Posted: 06 Sep 2012, 05:28
I don't like winter for the simple lack of day light!!! Getting up in the dark has never been my thing Wink
As for eating.....I try to buy what is in season, because its cheaper, fresher & has more flavour. Or I get what I fancy in the frozen variety. I will make more soups. Butternutsquash & sweet potatoe is a definite winner Smile
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riocaz

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Posted: 06 Sep 2012, 06:00
Mmmm butternut Smile

It makes a wonderful curry too, sweet and spicy! I must make a batch for my lunches. And with the cauliflower "rice" too Smile Low calorie, lots of flavour and a portion big enough to keep me satisfied.

I agree with you about the lack of day light. Getting up in the dark and going home in the dark is horrible.

42" jeans(25/01/2013) 40"(28/02/2013) 38"(20/03/2013) 36"(25/05/2013)
Down from 60" waist jeans since June 21st 2012.

Still keeping to my 26" jeans, but they are too tight for comfort. too many tasty things in the US, and over Xmas.

Onwards and Downwards! Smile
http://www.menu52.com/
Earthlady

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Posted: 07 Sep 2012, 01:45
I'm a sun-lover, I also love swimming, outdoor walking (like Baxie), daylight, and loads of fruit and vegetables so summer wins hands down for me.

I really dislike being cold and I feel the cold easily. We get lots of very high winds and storms which makes outdoor walking on a regular basis almost impossible - Baxie, I'm seriously considering investing in an elliptical exerciser to use at home. Most of the fruit and veg we get is seasonal and local and there is a lack of variety over the winter months so it gets monotonous.

Roll on next summer!
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rudawg7890

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Posted: 07 Sep 2012, 07:04
I'm ready for snowboarding!!
pam-u-la

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Posted: 07 Sep 2012, 07:55
I enjoy fall and winter. I do not mind frozen veggies at all and I will be able to do some baking and real cooking once the weather finally cools. NO A/C at home meant lots of no cook meals, during our very humid summer here.
As for seasons.. fall is beautiful all the leaves turning colours, animals preparing for the winter months, and of course cooler temperature. Winter is okay too, walking in the snow really builds the leg muscles and you definately need co-ordination on the sidewalks here. It also makes a cup of hot coffee or tea after a chilly walk all the more delish. Plus fresh snow on the ground looks like tiny diamonds, and for me it brings out the inner child of snowball fights, and making designs in the snow. Smile
Yep I am a cooler/cold weather gal Razz
Eringiffin

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Posted: 07 Sep 2012, 13:07
I second the 'mmm, butternut squash!' comment. So many yummy ways to eat this winter squash. Now I am really getting excited for fall/winter.
triaby

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Posted: 07 Sep 2012, 15:21
Erin I steam butternut and cauliflower - mash them together and use it as a substitute for mash potato - so much tastier Smile

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mars2kids

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Posted: 07 Sep 2012, 15:54
I am okay with winter, but the whole season I just want to bake, so that's not good because I never want to bake anything healthy. I do love soups and stews though, I've already started eating them since it's getting closer to fall.
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