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Cooking with Philadelphia - good idea? Cheating?

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msrisotto Sun 09-Nov-14 15:18:24

I've been looking on their website for recipes ink{http://www.philadelphia.co.uk\www.philadelphia.co.u]]k} but in light of the cooking from scratch thread.....is it cheating? Is it unhealthy? It looks gooooood!

msrisotto Sun 09-Nov-14 15:20:06

oh I messed up that link!
https://www.philadelphia.co.uk/Recipes/Philly%20Lemon%20Chicken%20Pasta?r=45665

bigkidsdidit Sun 09-Nov-14 15:20:37

Cheating what?

Of you mean it's not 'from scratch' then what is the alternative, making your own cheese?

If it looks good do it confused

Captainweasel Sun 09-Nov-14 15:22:10

Nope. Not cheating. Ie made the green Thai curry. Yum. and frequently use Philly as a pasta sauce. Makes great almost carbonara.

Captainweasel Sun 09-Nov-14 15:22:50

Except for when you accidentally use the smoked salmon one instead of plain....ick

msrisotto Sun 09-Nov-14 16:15:54

Good point, I don't often make my own cheese! grin
I don't much like white sauce so it looks like a nice alternative.

msrisotto Sun 09-Nov-14 16:16:23

Not a fan of smoked salmon Captain?

iklboo Sun 09-Nov-14 16:18:50

The garlic & herb one stuffed in chicken breasts, wrapped in prosciutto or Parma ham is gorgeous.

FishWithABicycle Sun 09-Nov-14 17:04:14

I use it regularly in pasta sauces, or whisked with a little milk to substitute for soured cream in tex-mex food, or mixed 50:50 with mayo for potato salad or coleslaw.

MyNameIsInigoMontoya Sun 09-Nov-14 17:14:57

I've used it quite a bit, it may not be "cooking from scratch" but I really don't care!

You can also get actual Philadelphia sauces in sachets too now, which I sometimes buy (especially when they're on offer), they are that bit gloopier and more saucy whereas the actual cheese is sometimes still a bit thick, and there are several flavours now - mushroom or peppercorn as well as garlic and herb. Dead handy to have in the fridge for emergencies, as they keep quite a while and only need a minute or two to heat up (and are very tasty too!).

msrisotto Sun 09-Nov-14 18:08:36

Is it unhealthy?

pregnantpause Sun 09-Nov-14 18:43:53

Not cheating at all IMO. Then again I am an owner of the Philly cookbook so perhaps am biasedwink

msrisotto Sun 09-Nov-14 20:12:21

I was looking at it in the works today pregnantpause! Most of the recipes appear to be on their website too.

agoodbook Sun 09-Nov-14 22:21:17

Its a great go to for quick sauces -my favourite is - mushrooms/bacon/ shallots all gently fried than philly used for sauce to put on pasta - and I agree the stuffed chicken breast one is lovely - though I just use the plain one and add spring onions and some dried herbs

Captainweasel Sun 09-Nov-14 23:11:20

msrisotto no I love smoked salmon. If I could if eat nothing but. And the salmon cheese is tasty. It just didn't work when I accidentally threw it over pasta bacon and tried to make carbonara. Not quite right. Still ate it though. We don't waste food in our house.

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