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Vegetables Are Great on the Grill Too!

The grill is not just for meats anymore. You can cook an entire meal on the grill which is quite convenient and saves on clean up. Clear a space on that grill top for those delicious vegetables. You can grill a variety of vegetables on the grill. Contrary to popular opinion charcoal is not good for digestion unless they are trying to pump your stomach. The excess charring that can occur when grilled foods cook too long is dangerous. Chemicals created by the char can cause cancer in the long run. If you grill out every once in a while then you are okay, but it is not the safest practice to let your meat turn black. Start by chopping up your vegetables. Some of the ones that work well on the grill are: zucchini, squash, peppers, and onions. Green leafy veggies and some with high water content don’t do well on the grill. But, the easiest way to find out if your favorite vegetables will pass the test is to put one or two on the grill. Peppers can be grilled directly over the heat but keep an eye on them b...

 


How to Avoid Wasting Your Holiday Leftovers

There are always leftovers that don't make the cut when it comes to family favorites. Heck, there are probably some that no one even wanted the first night, let alone as leftovers. With the amount of food on a typical holiday table, there is a strong chance that something is not going to make it on its own into the favorite food category. But, with a little help from the other dishes, you may be able to save the leftovers that no one wants from the garbage. Here are a few ideas on how to avoid the leftovers left behind. Doomed To Repeat History Unless you look at history, and learn from it, you are doomed to repeat it. So, think back to your past holiday feasts and remember the leftovers you typically have to throw out at the end of the week. Those are the leftovers you need to avoid. Some are obvious, some not so much. If you have a dish on the table that no one touches, or mentions, you probably should stop making it. That's the obvious lesson that's easy to learn. Leftover smoked oysters stinking up ...

 


Middle Eastern Cuisine With Quinoa - A Healthy Delight

Quinoa has the ability to transport you around the world. But, probably the best vehicle for quinoa is any dish that has to do with Middle Eastern quisine. The sauces of this particular region's foods are so deep and intensely flavored, quinoa is to perfect compliment to stand up to this rich flavor. Adding quinoa to your Middle Eastern cravings not only adds nutritional value, it also increases the heartiness of your meal. Let's take a look at three Middle Eastern dishes you may be familiar with, and how they do well to benefit from the addition of quinoa. Lentil Soup This dish is a staple of the Middle Eastern culture. One reason is because of its low cost to produce. Adding a couple cups of quinoa to the mix only makes it more healthy and even more frugal. Not only do lentils have a good deal of protein, but quinoa adds almost three times more protein than the lentils do. That little bowl of lentil soup with quinoa added is a powerhouse of protein! If you've enjoyed the taste of lentil soup, you know...

 




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