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   Posted 5/12/2010 11:14 PM (GMT -7)   
"Fast Foods" Not the kind you get at a drive through building but things you can fix fast at home. With summer coming on it's time to roll out the BBQ or start fixing summer time foods. Do you have a quick summer recipe that you love to make? Care to share? This needs to be easy, fast and oh-so-yummy!

I love cucumbers in sour cream! But when I make them I also add some sliced Walla Walla onions and often some chunks of tomato. I've never measured the dressing and if you look up recipes the amounts are all over the So here's an approximation.

Cucumbers in Sour Cream

1 cucumber - sliced (I prefer English)
slices of sweet onion to taste (about 1/2 as much as the cucumbers)
tomato chunks (optional)

1/2 cup sour cream
2-3 Tbls. vinegar
1-2 Tbls. sugar or substitute (I use Splenda and it works well)
Dill (optional) I don't use it but some do

Mix dressing in medium bowl. Stir in cucumbers and onions. Chill until serving time. Add tomato chunks before serving. This is how my mom made it but there are hundreds of variations. Make what you like.

What is your Fast Food summer recipe?
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   Posted 5/13/2010 6:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Fruit salad

large container of vanilla yogurt
1 cup pecans
1 cup raisins
1 cup coconut
3 red apples, cut up in bite sizes
3 pears, cut up in bite sizes
2 large cans of manderine oranges, drained

Mix together and chill a couple of hours

Nice summer time fruit salad
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   Posted 5/13/2010 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Sadly, I am not much of a cook. So I really don't know any quick and easy recipes. However, I did look them up online, so I am going to post one I found instead.

Artichoke and Ripe Olive Tuna Salad

An unusual and rich flavor combination; serve this salad with sliced tomato on a bed of lettuce or on French bread.

Nutritional Information
(per serving)
Calories 210
Total Fat 8g
Saturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 791mg
Total Carbohydrate 12g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars --
Protein 20g
Calcium --
artichoke and ripe olive tuna salad

Ken Burris

Serves: 5 Edit
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Yields: 5 servings, about 3/4 cup each

Total Time: 15 min

Prep Time: 15 min

U.S. Metric Conversion chart

* 1 can(s) (12-ounce can or two 6-ounce cans) chunk light tuna, drained and flaked (see Tips & Techniques)
* 1 cup(s) chopped canned artichoke hearts
* 1/2 cup(s) chopped olives
* 1/3 cup(s) reduced-fat mayonnaise
* 2 teaspoon(s) lemon juice
* 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) chopped fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried


1. Combine tuna, artichokes, olives, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and oregano in a medium bowl.

Carb Servings: 2 very-lean meat, 2 fat, 1 1/2 vegetable. Carbohydrate Servings: 1. Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (78% daily value), Vitamin C (19% dv).

Tips & Techniques

Canned white tuna comes from the large albacore and can be high in mercury content. Chunk light tuna, on the other hand, which comes from smaller fish — skipjack or yellowfin — is best for health-conscious eaters. According to a recent study, canned white tuna samples averaged about 315 percent more mercury than chunk light tuna samples. (The chunk light tunas averaged 0.132 parts per million mercury content, while the white [albacore] tunas averaged 0.412 ppm.)
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