For those surviving without ovens.

As an expat from the States, it can be difficult having loved and lost your oven... but there's a plethora of recipes to meet your tastebuds' needs using stovetop, crockpot, and even microwaving methods! This blog will provide recipes spanning from sidedishes to desserts, funky to traditional, and a few things in between. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Summer Staples (Great for picnics and get togethers!)

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The name of the food is hidden in the link, so just read the link to see what tasty treat you could create!

***Salads Galore:

*Pasta Salads:

*Fruit Salads: (A wide variety of canned fruits at Home Plus)
**tip** Use yogurt as a base with any mix of fruit to create a cool,creamy fruit salad in minutes! (You can also sprinkle with a little cinnamon or nutmeg for a little spice, or sweeten it up even more with some mini marshmallows!!)

*Veggie Salads:

*Chicken Salads:

*Green Salads with your favorite Dressing:

***Dip the Day Away:


**Tip** Try mixing equal parts Salsa and sour cream/cream cheese for a yummy dip with tortilla chips! :)

***Cool Treats:

**Get creative and find ways to cook yummy meals that won't heat up the kitchen too much this summer!
**Try adding flavor to your meals by soaking your meats or veggies in your favorite marinade!
**Freeze your leftover coffee in the mornings in Ice cube trays for a refresshing iced Coffee after work... or if you need a morning perk without the sweat!
**Utilize those fresh seasonla fruits and veggies to create cool snacks and meals!
**Buy clearanced fruit that is starting to turn and cut them up, freeze them and use them for inexpensive smoothies or make a crisp for a fresh dessert!

Want to make a yummy fruit dip? Can't find marshmallow creme? Try this recipe:
and combine like so:

For some summer sips check out this post:

Happy Fourth of July from the Ovenless Chef!

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