Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Abby: Summer Grillin
What does Summer mean to you? To me it means time for playing outside, sunflowers, hanging with friends, tons of sunscreen (at least 45 SPF because I'm pale), and of course GRILLIN!
Grilling is one of the most healthy cooking methods there is. Like baking and broiling, it doesn't require any water or oil (though you can put some on to reduce sticking and for a bit of flavor) and because it is a "dry method" no nutrients are lost from the food as they would be if cooked in water and then drained.
Dry-heat cooking method: "Dry-heat cooking refers to any cooking technique where the heat is transferred to the food item without using any moisture. Dry-heat cooking typically involves high temperatures, meaning 300°F or hotter." ~About.com
At work today I came back from lunch to find some gorgeous goodies sitting on my chair. Jennifer had too green of a thumb this year and ended up with too many mini egg plants and bell peppers...if that is possible. I gladly took a few off of her hands. :)
They cooked up a lot faster than I anticipated. Plus I was attempting to grill while on the phone with Nicole. But close the lid, one flip, close again, and they were done.
I threw a corn on the cob that had been cooked up the other night on at the end to get some grill marks. Probably should have left it on longer, but I was getting hungry!