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Old 08-10-2006, 06:21 PM   #11
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If you are making coffee cakes or muffin types of bread, applesauce can be substituted for the oil.

I used to eat ramen with fresh spinach swirled in it.

Flavored packages of tuna, in noodles are pretty healthy.
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Old 08-10-2006, 07:16 PM   #12
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George foreman grill is a must! Grills meats and vegetables fast and easy.
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Old 08-13-2006, 11:48 PM   #13
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Do you make soups? They can be so easy, and are very nutritious. Plus they are always better the second time round, so you can get a few meals out of the one pot. Youu don't even need a recipe - chop carrots, onion, potatoes (and any other vegies of your choice), add chopped meats and flavour of your choice - stock, garlic flakes, pepper, etc., cover them with water and cook a couple of hours on slow. Yum!

I don't know what type of bread recipes you have, but in Australia we don't add butter and oil - unless you are making scones or something like that. Generally everyday bread dough is moistened with water, milk, or both.
Come to think of it, I also came across a thread where someone was talking about cream being in bolognaise sauce - i've never heard of such things! Try looking at international recipe sites, in my experience, other countries tend to use less unnecessary fat in their meals.

Good luck!
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Old 08-21-2006, 05:19 PM   #14
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As a general rule, I say as someone else already did -- pasta, pasta, pasta. My personal favorite (believe it or not, especially for breakfast) is angel hair tossed with olive oil (when I'm trying to reduce fat I use a low fat bottled Italian dressing, but ... prefer the oil) and great veggies. I season with Cavender's Greek seasoning and red pepper flakes, and add a shaving of some strong cheese (not for you, obviously). But there are some great Barilla pastas out there that are made with very nutritious ingredients if you don't want to use regular white pasta.

You might consider a small electric rice maker if you love rice. You fill it at night, plug it in before you go to out for the day, and you have a bowl of rice to embellish or not as you will when you get home.
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Old 08-21-2006, 05:39 PM   #15
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When I was in college and then in graduate school, I lived off of rice with just stuff mixed in - generally whatever the grocery had on sale or whatever my mom sent back with me. Two of my favorites ...

* White rice with vegetable soup stirred in (don't add water, just straight from the can) and then mix in cheddar cheese. (A friend of mine who is laxtose intolerant used soy cheese and said it was wonderful.)

* Brown rice with black beans and salsa
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Old 10-04-2006, 01:34 AM   #16
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I would seriously suggest a slow cooker. Especially if you have any fridge / freezer space. Preparing in bulk and in advance would allow you to come back from class to a fab home cooked meal, with enough to last for several days. Saving more time for study later in the week! If you could freeze in single serve portions you could literally prepare a different bulk dish once per week and still eat a different dish every night. There are heaps of fantastic slow cooker recipes out there and a slow cooker is not expensive.
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Old 10-04-2006, 03:23 AM   #17
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Hello Spring mist

I think u dont need to put any substitute, for oil and butter, in bread. Just leave them out. If us want, u can put in some soya milk, or soya yoghurt.

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Old 10-04-2006, 09:07 AM   #18
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What is your Favorite Microwave Recipe?


Orange Chicken over Rice

1 lb. chicken tenders (strips)
1/2 cup orange marmalade
1/4 cup orange juice
rice

Coat pan with a little oil. In a bowl blend marmalade and orange juice together. Toss chicken into pan and cook. Just as chicken starts to change colors add the orange mixture. Cook for 10 minutes stirring occasionally until sauce has thickened. serve over rice.
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Old 10-04-2006, 11:36 AM   #19
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Turkey Chili - pick up a "chili kit" from any supermarket, a can of diced tomatoes, & a package of ground turkey meat. It's easy to fix, & keeps well for several days of lunches. Also freezes well, but I'm not sure if your dorm fridge also has a freezer.

You can also make all sorts of "stirfries" in your pan on your hotplate. Buy a package of boneless skinless chicken thighs or breast & cut into bitesize pieces. Add in a bag of frozen mixed stirfry vegetables or cut up fresh vegetables that you like. Add in some soy sauce or other spices/flavorings you like & you're all set. Again, leftovers can be had for lunch or another meal the next day. You will need to use at least a small dollop of veggie oil for this, but this certainly isn't harmful to your lactose-intolerance.

Is there a reason why you don't want to use any sort of oil in your cooking? Because that will be difficult to do in the long run.
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Old 10-04-2006, 12:23 PM   #20
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Chinese stirfry

U could make a simple Chinese stir fry and serve with boiled rice.

Chinese stirfry

Ingredients
An onion
a carrot
2 cloves of garlic
quarter inch of fresh ginger(u can sprinkle in some dried instead, while cooking , if u prefer)
Quarter cabbage
Roasted salted peanuts
Oil for cooking
Soya sauce.
Salt
(The vegetables can be varied, according to availibility)

instructions
Chop up vegetables.
Stir fry onion garlic and ginger, in oil, with a sprinkling of salt.
When these strart to turn brown, add the cabbage and carrot.
Turn off heat, when these are slightly cooked.
Sprinkle on some soya sauce
Sprinkle the peanuts, on top of stir fry. As many as u want.
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