Barbecue, Vegetarian, Grill, Food, Vegan

The grill is the friend this summer. You can create whole meals on this very simple piece of gear and create delicious food. This create the wonderful char and the delicious smoky flavor. However, (always a but) that isn’t so healthy.
The charred pieces have carcinogenic chemicals. Meat generates more, but veggies have their own. Additionally, like all cooking, you lose juices and vitamins with warmth.
It’s not all bad news. Grilled vegetables taste yummy. They cook quickly and keep their snap. It’s one of the better cooking methods, far better than boiling.
Here’s the perfect way to cook vegetables and meats on the grill. Marinade everything. A simple marinade keeps the char, provides wonderful flavor, and keeps everything simple.
Use an oil base. Olive oil is popular. Grapeseed, sesame, and coconut oils are healthier.
Add lots and lots of spices and herbs.
Coat the grill with olive oil to prevent sticking.
Grill fast, but do not over cook. Vegetables on the grill have to be done quickly.
Any vegetables can be done on the grill. Bigger ones can be cut into smaller pieces. Zucchini, corn, green beans, asparagus, tomato (firm ones), onion, garlic (whole cloves), potato, squash, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, beets, turnips are all good candidates. All fruit which are a little more solid are also great. That way, you have the freshest vegetables. Fresh is important because fresh vegetables retain their structure. Firm veggies are better.
Ever tried grilled peaches or watermelon? You do not know what you are missing!
All meats can be done on the grill. Eggs and fish should be accomplished in a pan or on transparency, because they can fall through the grates.
Obtain your meats from a local butcher which uses local meats. This is much healthier, with a better fat profile (more heart healthy omega-3s). Locate a local farm which sells eggs. See if they allow their cows run around and eat weeds and bugs, their normal diet. The meats and eggs taste better on a natural diet, and cook up so much better. Yes, you will taste the difference.
Best of all: you can not cook breads, pastas, or any junk on the grill! Just do not go adding it in.
Cook more on the grill . It’s quicker, healthier, and tastier! Plus, picking the local farmer’s markets and butcher is more economical!

Grilled Vegetables

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