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Veggie Grilling

Friday, February 01, 2013

I know the At Goal & Maintenance (Plus Transitioning to Maintenance) Team's challenge is to try a new recipe weekly, blog about it, preferably post a picture of it, and review it. I was all set to try a new recipe last evening when my hubby asked me to make the Pineapple Salsa MahiMahi that I made for the first week challenge again instead. So I did.

But it occurred to me that someone might like to know the very simple and yummy way to grill veggies I used last eve. I think it may be cheating to call this a recipe. The only ingredients are the veggies. And for me to call this "new" is a bit stretching it. I've used this method to grill veggies for some time. However, I'd never had cauliflower in the mix before, and this is first time I used yellow squash as the main vegetable.

Here is one batch of veggies cooking on the foreman grill:

And here is both batches on the plate:

So we split this plate of veggies along with our mahi-mahi and brown rice. I particularly liked the taste of the red and green bell pepper and the slice of vidalia onion per person with the fish dish.

These veggies were cooked at 300 degrees for 12 minutes. The foreman cooks on both sides, so if you were grilling one side at a time, you'd need to turn them and do it a bit longer. My grill is kind of small, so one downside is that if you were cooking for a bunch of people who like veggies as much as we do, you'd have to do many batches and warm in the microwave. I have the grill that the plates come out and I can hand wash or put them in the dishwasher.

I did wash the veggies first and tried to cut them about the same thickness so they'd cook evenly. (Is this a recipe??) My grill instructions says not to use cooking spray, so I used nothing. I have used rosemary, garlic powder, thyme, or other spices, but we really just like it plain. I have drizzled extra virgin olive oil on the veggies, but last night it was just plain and yummy. My hubby adds salt.

For a family luncheon I grilled portabello mushroom-onion-bell pepper-egg plant for my vegan nephew on 100% whole wheat bread with alfalfa sprouts and deli mustard. He loved it.

So, I recommend easy grilled veggies highly!!

An aside: I am still very, very, very sore from my personal training session on Wednesday. Don't know if I'm going to run or hobble my 5K this evening, but I'm going to give it my best!!
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    we love to grill
    1872 days ago
  • KANOE10
    I love grilled vegetables..Thanks for sharing.
    1874 days ago
    Yum! It looks and sounds delish. I've had grilled veggies and enjoyed them, but haven't done it myself.....yet. "Yet" I say, because DH liked them too.

    How did things go with the 5K last eve? I hope you were able to run without pain.
    1874 days ago
    I have the same grill and love, love, love it.

    Grilled veggies - yum!!!!!!!!
    1874 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Sounds awesome really! Love veggies, but am used to them raw for the most part (except baked sweet potato)
    Do listen to your body, it sounds as though you need more recovery time. You don't want to pull something and suffer a set back!
    Take care of you and have a wonderful weekend!
    1875 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    I love grilling veggies AND certain fruits, i.e. pineapple! Thanks for walking us through your process, Marsha. I have a Foreman grill that I might try some stuff on my I love my Weber Genesis. I might fire that sucker up for Super Bowl. Portobellos have just jumed to the top of the list. Thank you very much!
    Oh, and Marsha, I'm on the same boat as you. I'm not 100% but I will start my intervals off the starting line then play it by ear. I will embrace those walk breaks for sure. Enjoy the run, be careful, listen to your body, and I'll do the same. It's all about the finish tomorrow!
    1875 days ago
    thanks for the encouragement to read your blog. I loooove roasted veggies but I've never thought to use my George Foreman. I will definitely do that.
    1875 days ago
    I think I'd like to try grilling veggies again. I also line a 13 inch baking pan with foil and put raw veggies on skewers and bake them. Sometimes I even add chicken and make kebabs out of them. I rub some orange juice mixed with canola oil (or olive oil) along with some spices on the veggies before baking and they are yummy!

    I know someone who is willing to water jog with you tomorrow or next week as you heal. That someone is me! You know that water is very healing!
    1875 days ago
    Slow and steady tonight. Your veggies look so good!
    1875 days ago
    Well, there's always walking the 5K. (You know how I walk!) Those veggies look yummy to me!
    1875 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    Looks wonderful-we love zucchini and squash grilled but I confess we sprinkle just a bit of parmesan cheese on it when I serve it!
    Have you tried a head of cabbage on a regular grill ever-my aunt used to core a whole head of cabbage then wash it and take off the outside leaves and put a slice of bacon in the middle, wrap it in heavy foil and put it on the grill and turn it every 15 min-it was always wonderful sliced and served as a side veggie.

    1875 days ago
  • INAFFIT319
    Great idea! I have a George Foreman that needs some dusting off. Thanks for the idea.

    Never realized you weren't supposed to use cooking spray on it. I've had one for years, and I'm pretty sure that I've used some. Whoops!
    1875 days ago
    Good call on the vege on foreman grill.

    We have never invested in one honestly.

    Do you think it would be a good pick up to help

    (all veges in the house ceptn me)

    add a twist on vege eating?

    Love the fish idea do you grill it too and what fish is your fave? emoticon
    1875 days ago
  • -AMANDA79-
    Great work!! They look delicious! Whether it is a recipe or a method, I'm sure there are lots of folks out there who appreciate the idea. Including myself. It has been a long time since I've grilled veggies on my Foreman.

    1875 days ago
    thanks so much for sharing Miss Marsha!!! I am going to pull the old joe forman grill out. i know i have one somewhere.

    1875 days ago
    Yum! Thanks for sharing.
    Havr a fantastuc run or hobble!
    1875 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Looks good. Hopefully, we will be able get some grilling done when it warms up here in mid-Mo.
    1875 days ago
    1875 days ago
    emoticon Marsha, For the first time ever you have me wishing I had a Foreman Grill! Thanks for sharing! There may be one in my future, a small one would do since I mostly cook for one!
    1875 days ago
  • GABY1948
    What a great "recipe"! It sounds so easy...I still have to try the mahi mahi and each time you present it it looks better!

    Have a great time tonite whatever you end up doing! emoticon
    1875 days ago
    no spray?
    Because it's non-stick?
    1875 days ago
    Looks delicious! Will have to try that with my Foreman Grill!
    1875 days ago
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