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Old 03-10-2014, 03:46 PM   #11
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I wonder if you could mix the blue cheese with something like Smart Balance spread to make it a little healthier? It would be the same texture as soft butter.
I guess you could, if you consider Smart Balance healthier.
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I guess you could, if you consider Smart Balance healthier.
Well, yes, I do consider Smart Balance healthier than butter for me.
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:33 PM   #13
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I wonder if you could mix the blue cheese with something like Smart Balance spread to make it a little healthier? It would be the same texture as soft butter.
Ahh, but would it taste as good?
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Well, yes, I do consider Smart Balance healthier than butter for me.
Really?
Butter = milk

Low fat spreads = trans fats, chemicals (flavourings, colourings,
thickening agents, preservatives, emulsifiers), a
large proportion of water. They may have less fat than butter but the fats they do contain have more "bad"
cholesterol. Plus they are often more expensive than
butter (and you are paying through the nose for all that
that water.

No contest. I'm with Cave on this one.
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Really?
Butter = milk

Low fat spreads = trans fats, chemicals (flavourings, colourings,
thickening agents, preservatives, emulsifiers), a
large proportion of water. They may have less fat than butter but the fats they do contain have more "bad"
cholesterol.
Plus they are often more expensive than
butter (and you are paying through the nose for all that
that water.

No contest. I'm with Cave on this one.

Margarine contains trans fats and are the bad fats. Smart Balance has no trans fat, very little sat fat, but more mono fats and polyunsaturated fats which are the good fats that we all need. I think it tastes great. I will grant you it has the other things you mentioned, but I am making the choice to eliminate as much sat fat from my diet as I can. My arteries, choice.
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I once saw someone take a square of cream cheese and pour A1 sauce over it. It was served as a dip.
It was for sure easy and tasted okay.
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I once saw someone take a square of cream cheese and pour A1 sauce over it. It was served as a dip.
It was for sure easy and tasted okay.
I've seen that done with soy sauce.
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A very simple and good appetizer Room softened butter Blue cheese Equal (or close) amounts. Dip tortilla chips in it. Enjoy. [I](I first had this at a Mexican restaurant--- little dish with the dip in it and tortilla chips. When I found out what was in it I was surprised---- because of how simple it was and because it was being served at a Mexican restaurant.)[/I] 3 stars 1 reviews
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