July 19, 2011
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian
I have not been feeling particularly inspired lately in the kitchen. Perhaps this is due to the current status of my cooking situation: Our kitchen is under renovation and we are now housed in our small -non air-conditioned - basement. Luckily for us we do have the major appliances, but who wants to turn on the heat in an already boiling kitchen? What’s a girl to do? Well, the answer is grill.
While I like to think of myself as a feminist (ha!), I do admit to being traditional when it comes to roles in the kitchen. I bake and my husband grills. In fact, I can count on one hand how many times I have grilled (once). So, I decided it was time to get outside my comfort zone and fire up the grill. Fortunately my husband had purchased a new grill, so it was waiting for me, virtually untouched.
After basic instructions from Tom, I decided that the grilling process is really not that intimidating. Of course, thus far I have only attempted to grill vegetables, which isn’t really that challenging. I simply sliced zucchini and squash, added salt and pepper, lay them on foil with olive oil, and grilled away. No fires, no burnt vegetables… I definitely could get used to this method of cooking! Of course, eventually I will have to serve something other than grilled vegetables; now that may be a challenge…!