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Old 03-11-2009, 12:00 PM   #21
 
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I love feta cheese omelets...used to get them at the diners up north...miss 'em...feta is my preferred salad cheese, too...any recipes are very welcome!
Why can't you get them where you are? I order them whenever we go to a diner. Egg-white Greek omelets (spinach and feta). Yum!

Goldencurly, she's also got her hubby pronouncing it that way too. I cringe every time.

CGNYC, thanks for that recipe. I'm going to see if I can get my husband to make that for me Sunday morning. It sounds really good.
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I love feta cheese omelets...used to get them at the diners up north...miss 'em...feta is my preferred salad cheese, too...any recipes are very welcome!
Why can't you get them where you are? I order them whenever we go to a diner. Egg-white Greek omelets (spinach and feta). Yum!
Yeah, I usually end up getting an omlette with feta when I go to a diner for breakfast. YUM!
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:27 PM   #23
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Dude, it's just cheese. If you like it, eat it. It's got lovely protein and calcium. It's hard to eat too much protein...it's the other stuff (simple/processed carbs) you eat that puts on weight.



OK I need to Delurk to comment on this because I just died a little inside. TOO MANY CARBS DOES NOT PUT ON WEIGHT!!! THis is a HUGE myth, too many calories PERIOD causing a positive energy balance (More energy intake than output) is what causes weight gain PERIOD. Carbs includes things like Veggies, Fruits, Brown Rice etc. You eat a low Carb diet you will get dehydrated, lose muscle mass (due to the need to get glycogen from somewhere which causes your body to look for it in your muscles) and possibly cause a condition called ketoacidosis. It IS possible to get too much protein and when you have exceeded your limit it gets stored as fat since you don't store protein, excess protein does NOT turn into muscle mass. I wouldn't worry about consuming too much just stay away from protein supplements. Carbs should be 45-65% of your daily intake of calories. Any less than this and I guarantee you will feel sluggish/tired and will not be able to work out to your full extent. Sigh, that is all. Can you tell I just finished Nutritional sciences midterms.


Oooo...chill, Dr. Nej. I'll amend my post to say SIMPLE carbs. Better?

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Haha yea I kinda freaked out there. I work in an industry where these kind of myths make my life VERY hard. Just one of those things that gets my hackles up ya' know? Simple carbs makes a difference if it's crammed with fat & sugar but it's still calories in vs calories out.
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hey, just wanted to add that Trader Joes has a nice fat free feta cheese , pretty decent as far as being low sodium goes. I buy it and always liked it.
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Sun Dried Tomato Quick Bread from Paula Deen

1 3/4 C all purp flour
1 C feta cheese
1/4 C chopped fresh basil (FRESH!)
1/4 C chopped sun dried tomatoes packed in oil
3 T sugar
2 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1 large egg, lightly beaten
3/4 C whipping cream
1/3 C sun dried tomato oil

Preheat oven to 400.
Lightly grease a 9x 5 loaf pan.

In a large bowl, combine flour, feta, basil, tomatoes, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

In another large bowl, beat together egg, cream, and oil.

Stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture until just moistened.

Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake for 35 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in center coems out clean.

Cool in pan for ten minutes then remove to wire rack.

Then there is some nonsense about letting it cool completely but who does that? Bread is supposed to be eaten warm. With butter. Humph.

I made this a few years ago for a Christmas brunch and it didn't last ten minutes. Now I make at least two. Big hit. Do not try to sub anything to reduce the fat or calories, you'll ruin it.
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I love feta cheese! My DH refuses to eat it. He just can't stand it.

And a word of caution. I once tried feta on chips (melted the feta in the micro on the chips) and it was not good. Too salty. Don't try it and waste your feta!
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There is a Greek restaurant near me that makes a spicy feta spread that I am addicted to - it's like a whipped feta with hot red peppers and olive oil & lemon. So good.
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I love feta cheese omelets...used to get them at the diners up north...miss 'em...feta is my preferred salad cheese, too...any recipes are very welcome!
Why can't you get them where you are? I order them whenever we go to a diner. Egg-white Greek omelets (spinach and feta). Yum!

Goldencurly, she's also got her hubby pronouncing it that way too. I cringe every time.

CGNYC, thanks for that recipe. I'm going to see if I can get my husband to make that for me Sunday morning. It sounds really good.
There aren't diners down here-at least locally...I never asked at a Denny's or similar type place...but I guess I can make my own-never thought about doing it. CGNYC-that recipe looks yummy!
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Blue Cheese and Bacon Macaroni & Cheese

4 strips bacon
1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
6 oz. dry elbow macaroni
8 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese (2 cups)
2 to 4 oz. crumbled blue cheese
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1 cup half & half or light cream
1/8 tsp pepper

Preheat oven to 350. Cook bacon until crisp, Drain on paper towel and crumble.

Cook onion in bacon drippings till tender and golden brown. Set aside.

Cook macaroni according to package directions, drain and place in 1 1/2 qt. casserole dish. Add crumbled bacon, onions, 1 1/2 cps of the mozzarella, all the blue cheese, half and half or cream, and pepper. Toss gently to combine.

Bake uncovered for 20 min.. Stir gently. Top with the remaining mozzarella, bake 10 more min. or until top of casserole is brown & bubbly. Let stand 10 min.
Try making this at home (courtesy of the Bacon Show blog). Substitute the blue cheese for feta and it will be the most delicious mac & cheese you will ever have, I promise.
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There is a Greek restaurant near me that makes a spicy feta spread that I am addicted to - it's like a whipped feta with hot red peppers and olive oil & lemon. So good.
You need to get the recipe & share. This sounds so good.
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There is a Greek restaurant near me that makes a spicy feta spread that I am addicted to - it's like a whipped feta with hot red peppers and olive oil & lemon. So good.
You need to get the recipe & share. This sounds so good.
It's called tirokafteri - and I've seen a bunch of recipes online, but a lot of them have cream cheese, which this restaurant definitely does not use in theirs. I think this is probably the closest, except I would maybe substitute some lemon juice for vinegar:

Ingredients

Directions

  1. First, put the feta in a bowl with water. Let it stand for 1 hour. Then drain and cut in cubes.
  2. Grill or fry the pepper,remove the seeds and cut into pieces.
  3. Put the feta cubes in a electric mixer bowl , add the pepper in pieces and begin beating.Add the vinegar and gradually the olive oil.
  4. In the end add the oregano and stir.
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Old 03-11-2009, 09:15 PM   #32
 
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Haha. thanks ladies. Feta it is tonight. I cant locate fat free feta here , but tons with spices in them.
By the way here is Asia. Im just dying for some tomatoes with few drops of oilive oil and some feta cheese. dont know if there is any name to that!
Here is what i want to do soon:

Prawns With Feta Cheese

About 40 whole tiger prawns
500g feta cheese
1 glove of garlic (diced into small small pieces)
1 onion (diced into small pieces)
some olive oil
a few leaves of parsley
1 grated tomato
1 glass white wine
salt
pepper


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Clean and prepare the prawns.

Put them in a large pot with water (covering them) and a little bit of salt. Let them boil until they get cooked and become nice and pink.

In the mean time put a frying pan with some olive oil on the stove.

Once the oil is warm put the garlic and the onion and fry them until most of them are red.

Then add the tomato and stir all together for 1-2
minutes.

Transfer the cooked prawns into the frying pan with the tomato, onion and garlic and stir them all together.

Put a cup of the water you boiled the prawns in into the frying pan and also add the wine. Add salt and paper according to preference

Stir them all together and let them boil for about 5 minutes until they all seem to come together. Add more "prawn water" and wine according to preference.

Now add the feta cheese and the parsley. Let them cook for a while with the feta and parsley on top and then stir them all together.

Let them cook for a while and once the feta has melted and the sauce seems to be gaining a white colour remove from the stove.

Serve with rice or noodles
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I love feta cheese omelets...used to get them at the diners up north...miss 'em...feta is my preferred salad cheese, too...any recipes are very welcome!
Why can't you get them where you are? I order them whenever we go to a diner. Egg-white Greek omelets (spinach and feta). Yum!
There aren't diners down here-at least locally...I never asked at a Denny's or similar type place...but I guess I can make my own-never thought about doing it. CGNYC-that recipe looks yummy!
I can be so provincial at times. It never occurred to me that there aren't diners in other parts of the country. It could be a NY or northeast thing.

But as you posted, you could totally make these at home and it would be just as delicious.
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Why can't you get them where you are? I order them whenever we go to a diner. Egg-white Greek omelets (spinach and feta). Yum!
There aren't diners down here-at least locally...I never asked at a Denny's or similar type place...but I guess I can make my own-never thought about doing it. CGNYC-that recipe looks yummy!
I can be so provincial at times. It never occurred to me that there aren't diners in other parts of the country. It could be a NY or northeast thing.

But as you posted, you could totally make these at home and it would be just as delicious.

There are diners all over the south too but they do serve a little bit different menus. I've been able to find feta omelets at a bunch of breakfast type places all over Texas and the Midwest.

Mmm I just had a greek salad for lunch with lots of feta and kalamata olives.
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My mom was trying to be helpful one day and bought me several pounds of chicken legs - in one of those packages you have to cook all at once.


So I just made them - put them in the pan still frozen, low heat until they thawed some, then put paprika and onion powder on them. Flipped them when half cooked, more seasoning, and used the remainder of a container of feta on the top and in between legs. It turned out delicious!
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