For most people, heating up coals for grass-fed burgers or salmon steaks this time of year is a no-brainer, but not many think to cook their greens on the grill. More
Being vegan or vegetarian isn’t an excuse to eschew grilling season—or to suffer awful party food. It’s a shame how much vegetarian grilling involves rubbery tofu dogs and bland frozen veggie burgers—bult there’s a better way! The veggie kebob way! Grab your sunglasses, bamboo skewers and a Dos Equis and give these vegetarian kebob recipes a try. More
It’s high BBQ season, and the CDC would like to inform you: Swallowing barbecue brush bristles is bad news. Here we were worried about the nitrites in hot dogs and the sugar content of condiments, but apparently, the biggest threat to your health is swallowing a chunk of metal wire with your burger. More
Happy 4th of July, procrastinators! If you’re scrambling to find something good to take to your neighbor’s cookout, look no further. I found a bunch of easy, healthy, and (most importantly) fast recipes you can whip up in a matter of minutes. Look, make, eat, and enjoy.
Personally, I’ve never been a big fan of burgers and hot dogs. I’ll eat them, sure, but I tend to like grilled chicken or fish better. And now that I’ve realized you can grilled foods like grapefruit, pound cake and oysters, I may never go to back to being satisfied with a ho-hum burger. And you don’t have to, either! Add some interest to your 4th of July celebration tomorrow and wow your cookout guests with one of these awesome and unusual grilled foods. More
If you’re mystified by how to grill anything beyond hot dogs and burgers, you’re not alone: A lot of us tend to leave grilling to carnivores, sticking to hummus, chips, and potato salad if we don’t eat meat (or know how to grill). So we were pretty thrilled when we got the “BBQ Queens”—Judith Fertig and Karen Adler—new book: “The Gardener & the Grill: The Bounty of the Garden Meets the Sizzle of the Grill,” a collection of grilling tips and recipes that are mostly vegetarian, and all look pretty do-able, even for BBQ novices. More
Do you ever find yourself daydreaming about All The Stuff You Would Make if only you had an [insert-kitchen-appliance-or-gadget-of-your-choice-here]?
Or are you the type who stares at all the fancy equipment in friends’ kitchens just wondering what it’s all for (practically, not existentially)?
Either way—this column’s for you. More
Out with acorn, bye-bye butternut and sayanora spaghetti. If you’ll pardon my cheesy alliteration habit (sometimes I can’t resist), what I’m trying to get at is that the time for winter squash is through. In season now? Summer squash – a family of squash varieties that includes yellow squash, scallop squash and zucchini. More
It’s pretty much downpouring around my parts right now, but I’m still hopeful: Soon, I will be partying in backyards and on rooftops, veggie burger and Corona in hand. Grilling in the spring is just about one of the most enjoyable activities I can think of, but when it comes to vegetarian options, there tend to be few, and they tend to be, well… not very good. Frozen vegetarian patties tend to be full of soy proteins that a) are shady, for the same reason that soy protein powder isn’t our favorite smoothie ingredient, and b) don’t actually taste very good. We prefer the homemade variety, of which there are many: Lentil, chickpea, bulgur, tofu… There are endless ways to build, spice, and grill a good veggie burger, so don’t sell yourself short with a plate of potato salad and chips at your next barbecue this spring. More
Last week we gave you some workout motivation in the form of an iPod Shuffle and inspiring playlist, and you may need them once you get a load of all the delish recipes in the three signed Food Network chef cookbooks we’re giving away to one lucky fan of Blisstree on Facebook, courtesy of Food Network: Alton Brown’s Good Eats 2: The Middle Years, Sandra Lee’s Semi-Homemade: The Complete Cookbook, 1,001 Easy Everyday Recipes for the Way We Cook Today, and Bobby Flay’s Throwdown! If you’re already a fan of Blisstree on Facebook, you’re automatically entered to win this food-lover’s gift pack. If not, you have until Sunday, November 7 at 5 p.m. EST to “Like” Blisstree on Facebook. Simply click here and hit the “Like” button. Piece of cake.
A Whole New Taste: Check out some new, easy ways to enjoy watermelon this summer. (via Women’s Health)
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We hate to rain on your BBQ parade, but we’re entitled eco-friendly do-gooder jackasses, so we will. All the sizzling charcoal grills igniting over the next three days of the July 4th holiday weekend will release 225,000 metric tons of … More
Ready to get schooled about your health? Our Daily Health Quiz will test your know-how. Answer our question, below, and check back tomorrow for the answer and your next pop quiz. Today’s Question: You’d be crazy to not have something … More