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7/22/13 1:36 A

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I haven't used mine in quite some time, but since joining SP I need to get on the ball!

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7/18/13 10:55 P

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I love the George Forman grill, I just don't use it enough. But I am going to.

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7/12/13 12:50 P

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Hmm maybe I should get mine out. My mom gave me one as a house warming gift (among other random things from her kitchen she saved for me) when I moved out about two years ago and to be honest I've never used it. She uses one all the time so I know you can cook practically anything in it. I should try using it for my lunches. Grilled sandwiches are yummy.

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7/9/13 12:59 P

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I love my Foreman (have a big one and a small one). Cooks well and does not dry. I absolutely hate cleaning the darn thing though. No matter how much non-stick spray I use, it is just a plain pain.

Sometimes I just opt to foil line a pan and broil the stuff

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1/10/13 10:25 P

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Sometimes i just estimate the time and check it to make sure the food doesn't burn. I don;t think i ever had anything burn with my grills.

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Happy turkey day

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11/22/12 7:53 A

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your welcome

Have a healthy Thanksgiving everyone

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11/22/12 12:44 A

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Kitt- thanks for the clean up tip. Greatly appreciated.

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I wipe mine down with canola oil on a paper towel. ...no sticking and if i do get a mess I wet a paper towel and lay it on the grill with it plugged in ...in a few minutes it starts to steam, then unplugg open and wipe it clean with the paper towel....it's clean as brand new.....

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Hadn't thought about it steaming in the foil.
You are so right on.
Have yet another idea.
How about lining GF with foil.
I am always trying to discover ways to either have easy clean up or none at all.
Please let me know what you think.

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11/19/12 7:34 P

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Kitty I was thinking the same thing it might get soggy in foil. I'm prepared to even de-frost them. I would take them out of freezer the night before I want to eat them they. It just might work that way. Maybe more so than putting them straight from freezer on to GF. two day from now I'm planning on grilling chicken breast. Maybe I could make some extra to try this idea out.

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I do believe it would work, but the wrap might get soggy if you cooked it in foil, I'm thinking it might steam....but try it and let us know

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Oh! That sounds like a winner.
Wonder if they could be wrapped in foil and then on the Foreman.
That would mean no cleanup.
I'll think about that one.

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Ladies why couldn't I make ahead some health wraps and individually wrap and freeze them than just grill them in GF when I wanted them. When I made my soft taco- chicken salad thing(wrap) it didn't take that long to heat in my GF. Think of all the left overs I could use up in a month plus save money as well. And it wouldn't have to be boring either eating my left overs the same old way. I can control all the fat and portions to boot. Any ideas on this subject?

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11/13/12 4:22 P

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Thanks for the suggestions. I am going to try grilling veggies on mine.

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thanks for the info. I'll check it out

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11/10/12 1:19 P

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Just tried grilling my chicken salad ( fat free miracle whip and mustard.) soft taco shell -w- just a hint of shredded cheese. It turned out crispy and hot. Just the way I like it. DH even thought it looked good. I think I can get him to try it next time.

Thanks for the reply on coconut oil. and grilling those veggies.

Edited by: PICTUREME40 at: 11/12/2012 (12:07)
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I ordered the coconut oil on line from Puritain Pride.
They had free shipping. emoticon

When I grilled my carrots (and they were very small) they took a little longer than the other veggies. Suggest the larger carrots be split lengthwise before grilling. I cooked them half way and then added the other vegetables.
Kept checking to test for doneness since I like them tender crisp.

Have started using the coconut oil instead of the spray oils. Does a MUCH better job, adds flavor and is healthier. One more thing I can eliminate from the pantry.

Are we a grilling team or what?
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what brand of coconut oil do you use

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Thanks for the heads up ladies. I never used coconut oil so it will be on my grocery list. Jenae- How long did you grill those veggies? Thought I would try my raw carrots on there this weekend. With just a hit of my favorite seasoning and little oil.

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Happy to report that I did dust off the old GF and grilled vegetables on it.
Didn't want them to stick so I used my newest discovery.
Organic coconut oil. I am in love with it.
Very tasty and does a great job. Nothing sticks!
What veggies did I grill?
Eggplant, onion, zucchini, butternut squash, mushrooms and peppers.
It is now one of my go to meals. Well worth a repeat.

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Yes, I have one. I love the fact that both sides are cooked at the same time, cutting cooking time in half! I have only used it for steaks and home made veggie burgers.

I haven't tried to grill veggies yet. I've been stuck on raw and roasted. Since I'm not eating any animal meat, I plan to try the grilling of the Veg on this 6 week round of ETL.

I've done a deconstructed caesar salad on the charcoal grill. I wonder if I can do that on the GF? Romaine head sliced in half lengthwise, brushed with olive oil and grilled. Bread sliced thick and brushed with olive oil and roasted garlic, then grilled.

Then those things placed on a platter with a bowl of grated parmesan and dressing on the side. I bet it would work on GF.


Think I'll spritz them with my bottle of coconut oil. I don't trust the cans of cooking spray.

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The GF post motivated me to dust off mine.
I picked up lots of veggies at the produce market.
Grilling is on my mind.
Thanks for the reminder of how great grilled vegetables taste.

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11/7/12 2:28 P

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I like the idea of grilling my veggies. DH likes them a little softer, where I like them a little bit cruncher.If you get my meaning. I also saw this recipe for eggplant pizza on SPs (I think). Using eggplant as the crust. If I grilled them using the GF grill first it just might turn out kind of crispy. Plus I could season them just the way I like it before putting my other toppings on. I can't have tomatoes so I would use my ranch dressing as my sauce. Than go from there. Will have to put eggplant on my groceries list for next week.

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there were lots of good recipes...thanks for the link

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11/6/12 8:27 P

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Yum that sounds so good...I need to dig mine out , I have two ---one thats big enough for one burger and then I have a really large one..I have to try your recipe thanks....

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11/6/12 7:58 P

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Hey, check out this link. It gave some ideas on this subject. Even a turkey crandberry burger. www.georgeforemanrecipes.com/categor
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let us know what you tried.....and how they came out

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11/6/12 6:14 P

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Thanks Kitt.

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you can just watch it



back before my spark days I used for tater tots, breakfast sausage, I cook most everything on there even warmed up sandwiches....

I so go for it and see what you can come up with....DH just said the kids use to toast there waffles on it ...

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Thanks for the help. Why couldn't a person use it to brown a soft taco shell or make a pita sandwich using it. What do you think?

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Used to give my GF a real workout but put it away a long time ago.

Don't eat much animal protein and prefer to roast vegetables in the oven for more depth of flavor.

Also used to make panini sandwiches or other grilled sandwiches on it.
Gave up sandwiches a few months ago for lower calorie wraps.

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Ooooo. . . . I never thought about grilling veggies on it!

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I use mine...it will depend on what your cooking, how thick, but remember it's cooking from top and bottom, so usually less than 5 minutes once it's heated up....
I do red peppers a lot .....they take a few minutes , like 3

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I got one used at a rummage sale no directions does anyone ever use it to grill their veggies? IF so for how long?

Edited by: PICTUREME40 at: 11/10/2012 (13:20)
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