Bleu Cheese

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    Dec 09, 2009 4:17 AM GMT
    It's all about bleu cheese....give it to me in dressing form, on burgers, sprinkled on salads, wrapped with bacon and dipped in dressing, just give me a block and a fork; I love bleu cheese! It's best when crumbled and doused with olive brine!

    It's my "feel good" snack but it's so bad for me. Anyone have an alternative that is a healthy option? I have not been able to find a good substitute (I'm like a PMSing woman and chocolate...it's a "need it now" kinda thing)

    Bleu cheese is one of the very few items that a truly crave when I'm trying to stick to a healthy diet.

    Oddly enough, I also crave asparagus and broccoli; both of which are on my healthy diet menu.
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    Dec 09, 2009 5:24 AM GMT
    There is no white cheese that is healthy so just enjoy it all.
  • Celticmusl

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    Dec 09, 2009 5:31 AM GMT
    A good blue cheese is pungent and strong. You should be able to use just a bit and still be able to enjoy that savory flavor. Try it in your salad, crumbled, with some low fat balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

    I will never give up blue cheese, one of the finer things in life.
  • jrs1

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    Dec 09, 2009 6:07 AM GMT

    icon_redface.gif I do not like to eat cheese icon_redface.gif
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    Dec 09, 2009 6:09 AM GMT
    why completely deny yourself anything??? i eat anything i want, but do it in moderation. the worst thing you can do is to try and totally cut something out. all you do is crave it, and when you finally do have it, you eat way too much of it.
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    Dec 09, 2009 6:42 AM GMT
    sluggo_la saidwhy completely deny yourself anything??? i eat anything i want, but do it in moderation. the worst thing you can do is to try and totally cut something out. all you do is crave it, and when you finally do have it, you eat way too much of it.



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    Dec 09, 2009 1:14 PM GMT
    ewwwwwwww
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    Dec 09, 2009 1:17 PM GMT
    A man after my own heart. I'd suggest adding another day to the week so that you can work it off.
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    Dec 09, 2009 1:30 PM GMT
    ill pass on the moldy cheese!
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    Dec 09, 2009 1:41 PM GMT

    Laughing Cow cheese is probably the healthiest white cheese you can find. I recommend it to people when I design meal plans for those who love cheese but are trying to lose weight. 35 calories per wedge...can't get any better than that..
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    Dec 09, 2009 1:43 PM GMT
    You could try preserved bean curd:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickled_tofu

    It's sorta like Stilton but made from soybeans.
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    Dec 10, 2009 2:20 AM GMT
    AxsEvl saidA man after my own heart. I'd suggest adding another day to the week so that you can work it off.


    Great idea! Now if I can just figure out how to do it.....
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    Dec 10, 2009 2:22 AM GMT
    sluggo_la saidwhy completely deny yourself anything??? i eat anything i want, but do it in moderation. the worst thing you can do is to try and totally cut something out. all you do is crave it, and when you finally do have it, you eat way too much of it.


    I agree completely. I had a small binge last night and loved every minute of it!

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    Dec 10, 2009 2:23 AM GMT
    RowBuddy saidI just went to the cheese shop and tried a bunch of Blue Cheese. I went for the stinkiest and most flavor intense one I could find. You end up using LESS cheese and therefor less calories. I would not recommend the grocery store cheese.


    Excellent idea, I'll have to find a cheese shop in the area.
  • eastli84

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    Dec 10, 2009 4:27 AM GMT
    try some whipped cottage cheese mmmmmm icon_biggrin.gif
  • LuckyPierre

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    Dec 20, 2009 2:46 AM GMT
    Gorgonzola mashed potatoes with bleu cheese crumbles.... mmmm
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    Dec 20, 2009 2:48 AM GMT
    jrs1 said
    icon_redface.gif I do not like to eat cheese icon_redface.gif


    you are not alone, I pretty much hate all kinds of cheese and can only tolerate it on pizza, and for some odd reason cheesticks, other than that I avoid it like crazy.
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    Dec 20, 2009 2:56 AM GMT
    JSnow789 said Gorgonzola mashed potatoes with bleu cheese crumbles.... mmmm

    roasted garlic wasabi is better
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    Dec 20, 2009 3:02 AM GMT
    When I want to treat myself, I get a nice bottle of red wine, some blue-veined cheese(preferably Rocquefort), some pate and some Kalamata olives. Absolute Heaven! The key is I only do this every now and then. Never on a regular basis. The fat and calorie content is too much and if I did it all the time it would cease being a treat.
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    Dec 22, 2009 9:04 PM GMT
    muscles4muscles saidWhen I want to treat myself, I get a nice bottle of red wine, some blue-veined cheese(preferably Rocquefort), some pate and some Kalamata olives. Absolute Heaven! The key is I only do this every now and then. Never on a regular basis. The fat and calorie content is too much and if I did it all the time it would cease being a treat.


    That sounds like heaven!
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    Dec 22, 2009 9:12 PM GMT
    Let us aromatic cheese lovers point and laugh at the juvenile cheese infidels.
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    Dec 22, 2009 9:19 PM GMT
    word... though you could just eat moldy bread?
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  • RubiconRider

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    Dec 22, 2009 9:19 PM GMT
    Mmmmmm, I like a chunk of gorgonzola inside my hamburger patties...gets all melty and creamy when they cook......
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    Dec 22, 2009 9:58 PM GMT
    For some reason when I read of the OP's love for Bleu Cheese I thought of Blue Moon, the 1934 Rodgers & Hart song. These lyrics below are very close to the original, mostly "moon" becoming "cheese." A recording follows, for those unfamiliar with the melody.

    Bleu Cheese

    Bleu Cheese, you saw me standing alone
    Without a cheese in my hand
    Without a cheese of my own

    Bleu Cheese, you knew just what I was there for
    You heard me saying a prayer for
    Some cheese I really could care for

    And then there suddenly appeared before me
    The only cheese my mouth will ever hold
    I heard it somehow whisper, "Please consume me"
    And when I looked, the cheese was blue with mold

    Bleu Cheese, now I'm no longer alone
    Without a cheese in my hand
    Without a cheese of my own


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    Dec 22, 2009 10:18 PM GMT
    is gross