The grill side allows me to quickly whip up tasty and heart healthy meals, while the marinade drips to the grooves of the pan rather than being soaked up into the meat or vegetables. Don't get me wrong — I love a wok tossed dinner or an occasional pan fried fish, but my body can't afford to literally soak it all up night after night. When I am ready to treat myself, I just flip it over to the griddle side and toss on a batch of pancakes and bacon. Pass the low-fat syrup please!
During the Summer, I try to consume as many dinner salads as possible. This grilled salmon salad, from the wonderful minds of MyRecipes.com, is healthy yet filling. The salmon is marinated in a fragrant spice rub before being quickly cooked on the grill. A tomato vinaigrette adds freshness while goat cheese provides a creamy texture. Pine nuts and green onions are a necessary crunch that balance out the buttery texture of the salmon. For the simple yet scrumptious recipe, read more
This delicious dish places thick slices of grilled steak on a bed tomatoes and avocados. Flavored with spicy chipotle peppers in adobo, it's kind of like a deconstructed fajita with no tortilla. The recipe is super simple and comes together in mere minutes. Served with a cold beer, it makes a superb start to the weekend! Get it now when you read more
Presentation can make a huge difference when it comes to serving a dish and elevating it to the next level. Instead of throwing all of the grilled vegetables onto a single serving plate, individually plate the vegetables into neat, fashionable stacks. Since nobody wants to eat anything that looks ugly, take the time and make your dishes look gorgeous. These vegetable stacks make a beautiful alternative to salad when paired next to grilled meat, pork, or even grilled cheese. To make this simple, yet beautiful side, read more
The next time you're camping, serve grilled lettuce instead of a predictable side salad. Grilled lettuce makes for an excellent twist on a salad and it's deliciously crisp. Make the blue cheese dressing and bacon crumbles before you leave for the campground and pack both in your cooler with the lettuce. Grill the lettuce like you would any other veggie and pair with sliced tri-tip or barbecued chicken. It's the perfect camping gone gourmet side, so check out the recipe read more
I know that many people like to go camping because they enjoy roughing it. I'm not one of those people. I despise camping, but if I must rough it, I'm expecting some pretty delicious and comforting food. Grilled pineapple is sophisticated enough to make you feel like you're on a luxurious, relaxing vacation but simple enough to make in your campground. Accompanied by a sweet, honey syrup this pineapple is a wonderful, light finish to any meal. For the recipe, read more
I love grilled fish, there's just something about those dark smokey lines across the flesh that makes my mouth water. The best part is that everyone can have theirs done the way they want it (make mine rare!). This particular recipe is a combination of delicious tuna, sweet onions and potent garlic. Pair it with a fantastic side salad, and call it a meal! To check out the recipe, read more
Polenta is made out of course or finely ground yellow or white cornmeal. It was formerly known as a peasant food, but now has become rather an upscale meal. Many restaurants are serving it, and you can also find pre-made polenta in grocery stores.
Depending on how it's prepared, polenta can range from a spoonable mush like corn grits, to a thicker pancake-type consistency that is often grilled.
Cornmeal is an excellent source of iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, thiamine (Vitamin B1), riboflavin (Vitamin B2), niacin (Vitamin B3) and Vitamin B6. With all this goodness, it's definitely good for you.
My favorite kind of polenta is the thicker kind because, similarly to pasta, it has a pretty bland flavor, so you can flavor it up in millions of ways.
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