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Grilling time!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The weather is warming up and a couple of days we have either come very close or actually hit 90F. We have the doors and window open and the ceiling fans running. A lot of our meals are being cooked on the grill with plenty of leftovers to have with big salads.

Last month I was given some turkish spices from Istanbul by a friend who was going north of the border and knew she couldn't take them across. Customs on both sides of the border have tightened up their inspections and there are steep fines if you are caught with fruit, veggies, eggs or even dairy. No more bringing yoghurt or my favorite kale down :((

I put the spices to good use - I marinated chicken breast in greek yoghurt and both the turkish spice mixes. One was mild and one was hot, not sure which one was which, so a mix seemed a good idea..
We love our grilled veggies kebabs - mushrooms, peppers, zucchini and red onion drizzled olive oil, garlic, herbs and some red pepper flakes.

Here is the food ready to go on the grill



My plate: chicken, veggies and lettuce with shredded beets and carrots



We have been playing pickle ball 2-3 times a week and are really getting into the game. It's so nice once you get out of the hopeless stage and hit most of the shots and even score some points here and there :)

After dealing with some hormonal bloat last week, this morning my weight was back down again to my pre-party weight. My goal is to keep it there for a few days and then back to losing again come Monday.
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WALLAHALLA 4/11/2014 10:20PM

    Yummity! emoticon I love grilled food.

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READNKNIT 4/11/2014 7:55PM

    Can you grow your own kale? Or is it just too hot there? Our problem is we don't get enough sun with all the pine trees surrounding our house. So, no garden. Haven't even had success at the end of the dock in full sun. Don't know what our problem is.

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SUSANBEAMON 4/11/2014 3:01PM

  lovely pictures. that food looks good.


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EILEEN828 4/11/2014 2:21PM

    Delish! Thanks for the pics and the inspiration. emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 4/11/2014 12:59PM

    I think you totally rock Lisa! Your pictures are amazing and your food looks fabulous!
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LINDA! 4/11/2014 9:48AM

    Another yummy dish....makes me hungry. Happy to hear that you are enjoying pickleball. I am sure it is great exercise too.

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ISLAMOM 4/11/2014 8:33AM

    Looks delicious! You have inspired me! Way to go!

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MEXGAL1 4/11/2014 8:15AM

    yeah for the success on getting back to pre-party weight. good for you!
your food always looks so wonderful.
yummy!
have a great day.....I am missing my Mexican weather.
Sallie

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MELTEAGUE 4/11/2014 8:06AM

    YUM! DH is filling our gas cylinders for the BBQ today so we can BBQ too!

Thanks for posing, inspiration for me!

Sorry you can't get Kale!


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BETRHO48 4/11/2014 12:27AM

    Mmmmmmm. Your food sure looks good! I'll be coming over for dinner. Love the food photos!

I'm not familiar with pickle ball, but I am guessing it is a fun way to burn some calories.

Hope you have a great weekend!
~Beth

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SCOTMAMA 4/11/2014 12:15AM

    Getting a kick out of the go-between remarks between and SKATER. lol I loved the way the veggie kabobs looked. Once our summer home is finally done and we're up there, I plan on doing more BBQ. It's nice enough up there to where I can do it. It's already been very close to 100F and I'm dreading the rest of this month and next month before our place is finished.

You should be a professional cook, I love the way you arrange the food on the plate. By the way, that looks like a BIG piece of chicken on your plate.

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DLDMIL 4/10/2014 10:30PM

    looks wonderful.

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TRANSFORM-ABBY 4/10/2014 9:55PM

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SKATER787 4/10/2014 9:50PM

    LOL. You know what I'm going to say, Lisa. But I'll keep my mouth shut!
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