Most cooking today involves the incorporation of oils which are mostly healthy fats. Oils can add a great taste to your salads and veggies. Some oils work better than others whether it be for their high heat threshold or to add just the right taste. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a common one that works […]

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When working toward a healthy lifestyle, you want your nutrition to be at an all time high. With that comes motivation and preparation which were touched on in the March newsletter. Now is the time to make it or bake it…or saute it. I’m talking about vegetables of course. They are your nutritional ammo and […]

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1. Before preheating the grill, brush grates with olive oil 2. When using an indoor grill (Foreman grill) keep in mind that the food is cooking from both sides, so cut cooking time in half. 3. Allow your food to cook for several minutes prior to flipping. Flipping too soon or too often can cause […]

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Seafood kabobs make a great side for a summer meal. Soak the bamboo skewers in water for 10 minutes so that they don’t burn on the grill. In the meantime, drain and blot canned beets and canned potatoes. Sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Toss the beets, potatoes, and scallops or shrimp with olive oil […]

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Vegetables are usually grilled directly over the flame or in foil packets. Using foil generally works well for small or unconventionally shaped vegetables. Just to name a few: cut-up onions, brussels sprouts, baby carrots, green beans, snap peas and cherry tomatoes. Put your vegetables on a large section of foil and season with salt and […]

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Using an assortment of fruits and vegetables to make salsa can create a tasty topping for grilled meats or fish. Chop up and mix mangoes, peaches and chilies. Allow the mixture to sit in the refrigerator while you grill. Then serve with your food.

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Marinades are simple and can make meats much more flavorful! Use an acid-based liquid (wine, vinegar, citrus juice, tomatoes), a dash of healthy fat (olive oil), and whatever seasonings you prefer. You can also toss in fresh oregano, rosemary, parsley and thyme as a replacement for salt to keep the sodium low. Chopped onions and garlic also serve […]

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When meats are subjected to high heat, it can cause them to contain carcinogens. Heterocyclic amine (HCA) forms when the proteins in pork, poultry and fish are cooked at a high heat setting. This can be prevented by reducing the heat and using a meat thermometer!  Beef and pork should be removed from the grill […]

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