Summer Grilling 04Jun12
Summer grilling is one of my favorite pastimes. I regularly center my time spent around food all year, but during the summer it’s just so perfect. Food is light and healthy and grilled (not fried). Food is fresh, crunchy, juicy, and hydrating. While I generally eat a lot of vegetables throughout the year, I really gravitate to lots of fresh and colorful fruits and vegetables in the summer.
It is so hot in the summer that hot, rich, heavy, deep fried, oven roasted food just is not what I crave. But, because it is so hot I find myself wanting fruits and vegetables that are full of water and nutrients to rehydrate my body; because even though it can be ridiculously hot outside I like to take full advantage of the warm sun, and I’d rather be hot than cold. So, with all of that said, I try to do what I can to research different summer grilling veggie recipes to make eating fun. I recently came across this recipe for Grilled Vegetable Focaccia and I cannot wait to give this a try. It’s nice to eat raw vegetables, but veggies on the grill are unbelievable! If you haven’t tried vegetables on the grill, you have got to either do it yourself, or if you live in an apartment which grills are not allowed, please befriend someone with a grill – you will not regret this decision. It has always been my belief that everything tastes better if it is grilled (this includes romaine lettuce).
So basically, in a nutshell, I love summer grilling and the food that goes along with it. I love grilling outside, eating fresh and delicious fruits and vegetables, and eating it outside as I continue to sit in the heat of the summer. What do I recommend? Well, if you have the means, I suggest picking up a portable grill, BBQ set, BBQ cover or other grilling accessories:
Make the most of this awesome summertime grilling season. You won’t regret cooking on the grill, and your family will love you for it.