My dad has a very restricted diet, due to advanced kidney disease. (No chocolate, no pastries, no dairy, no nuts, no cakes.) So for his birthday one year, we split a banana in half and grilled it, then topped it with a non-dairy whipped topping. It was a special sweet treat to celebrate, but was withing his dietary guidelines.
I have a charcoal grill that I LOVE! I use it several times a week!! I like to grill peppers, onions, corn, asparagus, and zuccini along with my chicken, chops, or steak. Sweetpotato and pineapple are also great on a grill.
We grilled three times this week. First night was flatiron steak with portobello caps, sliced peppers, squash and zucchini with herbs de provence, all splashed with olive oil and balsamic. Next, bison medallions with simple salt and pepper, more portobello and grilled corn. Finally (my favorite): salmon in balsamic maple marinade with more summer veggies and grilled corn. So satisfying and healthy! So glad I let the husband talk me into the gas grill...well worth the cost.
For my fellow vegans out there who are looking for a tasty alternative I highly recommend the Seitan BBQ Riblets recipe that I found in the SparkPeople Recipes. I baked some up yesterday and today I'm going to throw some more BBQ sauce on them and reheat them on the grill along with some sweet corn!
8/29/2012 4:52:34 PM
Grilling a pizza is great...on charcoal. You get so much extra flavor. If you use a gas grill you might as well use the oven. Since it does not make a difference in flavor but does keep the heat out of the kitchen. When I cook pizza on the grill I will turn the pizza every 5-7 minutes due to hot spots in charcoal to avoid burning.
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