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If the chicken is not deboned, either pound it or cut it into small pieces for best results
Major Tip-make certain if you cook fish to clean grill right afterwards-ie damp paper towel when unplugged but still warm-or possibly if not enough-use diluted vinegar or mild soap-
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cooking time-best advice is to experiment initially-depending on thickness and flatness-for meats-I first cut into the meat to determine how well done it is and make a mental note of the time it took-then apply it after that-I also check the food every few minutes to see what is happening when I experiment on another recipe
For oil fish which has fishiest taste, soak in milk first..for even fishier smelling fish, read to soak in seven up first
Indian Groceries at great prices from Namaste-sauces curries tamarind marasalas -make incredible sandwiches and spice up leftovers on the grill..turn something simple like chicken into something great tasting..
Research on the benefits of olive oil-salads always go great with grilled food
such as Olive Oil, Mediterranean Diet and Diabetes Mellitus,Scientific Basis for Olive Oil, Mediterranean Diet and Cancer Prevention,Olive Oil and the Gastrointestinal Tract ,Olive Oil, Monounsaturated Fatty Acids and LDL Oxidation - latest scientific evidence
Make certain you preheat the grill-you might want to wait until the red light goes off
if you use garlic cloves, best to crush them and wait ten minutes-research study showed raw garlic best for anti cancer properties, next leaving them for ten minutes
if you use beans,(not lentils or split pea), putting them in boiling water for three to five minutes and then letting them soak for two to four hours makes them easier to digest and breaks down the complex sugars
warnings re aspartame (equal/nutrasweet)
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Use damp paper towel after cooking on the warm grill to help speedy cleanup
preheat grill before cooking to avoid steamed effect on food
to help prevent sticking-on some recipes you might want to put a little olive oil on the grill before you cook
less likely to burn food if you try to keep whatever you are cooking flat-usually easy when using patties-impossible if using heel of bread-
cook in layers, ie:grill garlic first, then add meat or cook layers separately ie meat, vegetables
I correct the tilt on the grill when I am cooking runny food-ie eggs by placing a non electrical conducting object under front of the GF grill
interesting research on coconut-sounds as if grilled coconut shrimp might be healthy afterall
faster cooking is said to lower destruction of food's nutrients
open flamed cooking might create more chances for cancer:-(
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"Information on mercury levels in fish (2002 May 29) Mercury continues to be an issue of interest to food regulators and consumers. The purpose of this notice is to: advise Canadians to limit consumption of shark, swordfish and fresh and frozen tuna, to one meal per week. Pregnant women, women of child-bearing age and young children should eat no more than one meal per month; and reiterate advice previously issued by Health Canada based on the potential exposure to mercury that can occur through eating these species over a lifetime"
research is being conducted as to cancer fighting and pain fighting properties of tart cherries-problem is that cooking tart cherries at high temperatures might diminish the beneficial properties
from American Institute of Cancer Research
this is a quote from the AICR"Marinate. Research shows that marinating meats can prevent the formation of HCAs by as much as 90 percent. These effects have even been observed in meats marinated for only 10 D 20 minutes. Health experts recommend an oil-free marinade with a strong acidic ingredient like lemon juice or vinegar. "HCA stands for heterocyclic amines
the article also mentions polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)-another carcinogenic substance "when fat drips into the fire, the smoke and flames that rise up onto the food-this creates PAH-
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there is a lovely quote on that site "There is evidence that selenium found in garlic and onion causes tumor cells to commit suicide,"-
Fruits And Veggies May Not Cut Breast Cancer Risk The investigators found that women who consumed the highest amounts of fruits and vegetables were only 3% to 9% less likely to develop breast cancer than women who ate the fewest fruits and vegetables, but these results were not statistically meaningful.
herbal research links
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Please read up on Premarin-especially if you love animals-there is a great deal of information on on the ecospirituality websitewhich also mentions natural alternatives "There are many great cruelty free alternatives to Premarin. Some are plant based and others are synthetic. Some of the prescription hormone replacements include: Estratab, Estraderm, Estrace, Cenestin, and Ortho-Est. Natural remedies which you can find at health food and other stores include Remifemin, plant based progesterone creams, Source Natural's "Hot Flash", and many other excellent supplements. "
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|in general-putting a little vinegar on fish helps keep moisture in but with George Foreman Grill-cooks so quickly not necessary|
|rubbing Kosher salt on chicken, helps keep chicken moister-also helps kill some bacteria||slicing meat when slightly frozen helps to cut thinner slices||for high fiber vegetables such as yams, broccoli, asparagus, brussel sprouts and possibly stringbeans, etc
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study showed that African women had less bone problems-conclusion -not so much calcium but too high protein can cause bone problems
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eat the skins- highest source of antioxidants
1/2 daily requirement for vitamin C
750 milligrams of potassium- might help prevent strokes
high in fiber
high in iron
did you know potato originated in South American -exported to Europe
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almonds are alkaline-like millet-possibly great to counteract acidity-when acidity is cute down, the urge to eat might diminish (found that out when for a while I cut out coffee
good reasons to eat eggs
There is a theory that Selenium is missing in the soil in Africa and that may be one of reasons for high incidence of AIDS and the Eboli virus breakouts in Africa
Foods high in zinc
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high in calcium-2 x more calcium than in milk
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Some feel having a ratio of 80 percent alkaline versus 20 percent acidic food helps prevent cancer-it is so easy to drink lemon juice-even helps whiten teeth although may be bad for enamel
Possibly dark green, leafy vegetables (containing lutein and zeaxanthin carotenoids ) (such as spinach and collard greens kale) may delay macular degeneration
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There is more method to my madness than speedy easy cooking-I SIMPLY LOVE MY GEORGE FOREMAN GRILL because of its speed and easy clean up. Lately I realized if you have a recreational vehicle or friends who have an RV, what a great idea to get a big George to use to cook so many foods and throw most of the pots and pans and oven away. Although the presentation of the food might not compete with the best restaurants unless you really get creative, your ingenuity if it knows no bounds might free you from limited space.
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Now after searching for alternatives to keep my schnauzer who was diagnosed with bone cancer in Nov 1999 alive, I am realizing the great health benefits the grill also provides! A lot of us might be careless about our health. Now taking care of my animals is beginning to rub off on me-When you read the following quote from the AICR site, it would suggest that the George Foreman Grill eliminates some of the potential dangers.
"Guideline 6: Prepare and store food safely.
Cooking meat, poultry and fish at high temperatures, especially over an open flame, causes cancer-promoting substances called heterocyclic amines (HCAs) to form on the surface of the meats.
In addition, when fat drips into the fire, the smoke and flames that rise up onto the food leave behind carcinogenic substances called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). A diet high in meat cooked by grilling, barbecuing, broiling or pan frying possibly increases the risk of stomach, colon and rectal cancers."
Garlic,tumeric,cumin,flaxseed,tomato paste,cayenne pepper,olive oil,flaxseed,cilantro and ginger are some easy ways of helping your immune system. On the left of page I will be adding more fast tips-ie watercress great source of calcium-importance of boron-etc-I am bringing in Indian recipes since a lot of the spices in Indian food might have anti tumor properties-tumeric,cumin etc-The George Foreman Grill can make for healthier food-besides its being so speedy because it cooks on both sides,turns off by itself when gets to a certain temperature-it drains off fat-it is hard to burn food-etc.
-I have found that the time varies for cooking so every few minutes I check to see if the food is done-I also cook "in layers"-ie if I am using garlic or ginger for instance-cook those first-if I am adding cheese-I wait until whatever I am cooking is almost done and then add the cheese unless I am putting it inside the mixture-if you make chicken or veal parmesan for instance,you might want to heat the tomato sauce separately on the stove first. If you are using bread, you might first want to toast the bread on the grill so it doesn't get soggy.
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Remember after removing the food, you can easily clean the grill by first unplugging it and putting in some damp paper towels and then close it. I also sometimes use a soft tooth brush on it. So far the finish has lasted.
Georging those leftovers can make them more delicious when they were first served.
You can make stuffed cabbage on the grill..flatter version..by cooking cabbage first-at first be careful ..I put a white paper towel over the leaves first couple of minutes to get it to steam..then add already cooked rice with raisons or whatever with butter and then cook a few more minutes..not as good as other ways since flavor isn't cooked in
You can substitute chicken for the turkey-even ham or shrimp.
marinate leftover turkey in lemon and oil olive and garlic cloves for a few hours-then george it! Decide on your own proportions according to how much you like lemon and garlic taste.
dice up some left over turkey and then if you have left over stuffing, mix it in. You can add potatoes mashed but then add more butter. I also like to add celery which has been diced and nuts-pecans, walnuts, filberts, whatever. I don't understand why, but mayonaisse makes it even more tasty, but you can add leftover gravy for moisture or butter-form flat patties and grill..
Chicken Salsa-use salsa sauce as the seasoning for chicken and grill it...
Chicken Parmesan-dip chicken in beaten egg and then coat it with Parmesan cheese...delicious
Lemon Sauce for Fish
i millet patties and the grill-1/3 of the world eats millet-gluten free-high in proteins for a grain and vitamins-also supposedly soothing for the stomach-i soaked it in cold water for 10 minutes to help reduce cooking time-but still had to boil it for about 25 minutes-then minced some garlic and ginger and sauteed that with a little olive oil on the grill-then threw on some fresh spinach, celery, peppers and onions-for a about three or four minutes-then mixed in the millet-next time i am going to add chopped nuts-millet is bland-if you want to try to loose weight-you might want to start eating millet three times a day-make a big pot and when it is almost cooked-throw in celery and onions-let them steam-I add olive oil,garlic and lemon-and then sprinkle some Celtic salt on it-at least in my experience-acidity in the stomach creates a need to eat-millet appears to neutralize the acidity and cuts down the urge to eat
. CHICKEN TIKKI MASALA
1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken cut into cubes
1 cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons grouud pepper
2 teaspoons ground red pepper (I use A LOT LESS)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 piece minced ginger (1 "inch" long)
Mix marinade ingredients and marinate chicken for an hour or so. Cook the chicken on BBQ grill threaded on skewers (or your foreman grill )
For sauce, melt butter on medium heat and add garlic cook one minute. Stir in coriander, cumin, paprika, garam masala and salt. Stir in tomato sauce. Simmer 15 minutes. Stir in cream and simmer to thicken, about 5 minutes. Add cooked chicken and cilantro... serve over jasmine rice.... a dish hammy will beg for! heheheh...
grill your favorite vegetables-again I usually first put some olive oil on grill-then grill some garlic cloves-next add the vegetables that take the longest-use mushrooms,onions,peppers,zucchini-boil some sphagetti-and you can use the grilled vegetables as topping-add some grated cheese on top-(I also add butter-you have a primavera pasta-
beat up an egg,dip Italian bread or whatever you have put butter on outside..and cheese and ham or whatever meat inside and George it!
2 tablespoons apricot juice
Hot Peanut Sauce for beef strips or chicken strips or shrimp
2 tablespoons chunky peanut butter
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon ginger root, grated 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
2 red hot chili peppers, chopped
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/3 cup water
double or triple the recipe for more sauce and more hot chilis to make it as hot as you want or less chili peppers..experiment...til you find the right taste for you..remember grilled bananas and shrimp are simple awesome...you can also add ingredients such as coriander..lime or lemon juice or stock instead of plain water...did you know that hot chilis and cayenne pepper release endomorphins..the same hormones that are released and which make you feel so good after intense exercise...
grilled fruit on bought pound cake,angel cake or whatever-
croutons-better than buying ready made with all the preservatives besides the high cost for stale bread!- cut bread-preferably a baguette-sliced thin-great also for dips-or traditional -french or Italian into 1 inch cubes-mix if you like cheese-if you don't like cheese skip it-about 1/4 grated cheese-Parmesan etc-3/4 cup melted butter,1 crushed clove of garlic-I always like cayenne pepper-add a bit of salt-then pour the mixture over the dry cubes and grill
I do make garlic bread on the grill-heat the grill-chop up fresh garlic and grill it for a few minutes-again I use olive oil -then I put sliced Italian bread on hot grill-I also add butter dabs:-(- to be really wicked-sprinkle Parmesan cheese or melt some Mozarella,brie or whatever
Eggs-yes I have made scrambled eggs on the grill-I cheat-I prop up the grill so it doesn't slope-hopefully that is alright-yes I have made frittatas-beat the eggs-heat the grill- add olive oil and first cook what the ingredients of the frittata would be-ie artichokes,mushrooms,and swiss cheese;tomato,ham or procuitto,basil,and mozarella;julienned zucchini,tomatoes,peppers,cheese,onions,garlic;-then I slowly pour the beaten eggs(I add a bit of milk to the egg batter-but you can use water- on the mixture with the grill propped up-grill for a few minutes until it looks as if the eggs are done
Hamburgs with oatmeal filler-since I have read how great oatmeal is for lowering bad cholestrol and since I have read how it helps detox the body-I started mixing 1 part oatmeal to three parts hamburg-then I add seasoning-tomato paste,garlic,sometimes diced potatoes,sometimes diced onions etc and then grill it
after reading that ginger is great for nausea-motion sickness(great to take on a trip if you little ones get carsick) and black strap molasses is high in calcium(great if you are afraid of bone loss), I decided to try to make ginger snap cookies on the grill. I took black strap molasses..almost 1/4 cup, egg, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1 1/2 of flour, cinnamon,ginger,cloves, and all spice plus 1/4 stick of butter.. put the butter and sugar in food processor(or just mix it by hand, then add the egg and spices and then the flour..dropped the batter on the hot foreman grill from start to finish-maybe 12 minutes-you may also want to add raisins and nuts-both high in boron and again possibly great for bone loss,arthritis, and maybe even tooth health.
herb shrimp marinated in beer
mix all except bread crumbs-put the fish in and then dip in bread crumbs-don't overcook
chicken breasts in raspberry marinade-
1 tb Lemon juice 1 Shallot, finely chopped(more expensive than onions but a gentler taste- Black pepper 1/2 c Raspberry/ wine vinegar(it is easy to make fruit vinegar..here is a neat recipe link for making herbal vinegars 2 tb Olive oil 1 ts Grated lemon peel 1/2 ts Dried tarragon leaves
Salmon or lump fish or sole-any mild fish-coat fish with yogurt-enough to cover it-put it in refrigator as you are making the nutty crust
-make the nut crust-then press it on fish and grill it
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup toasted, coarsely chopped hazelnuts,almonds or pecan(either toast them in oven for about 15 minute-or on the grill-or I use ghee to cook seeds and nuts-easy because it doesn't burn like butter or other oils-
2 shallots, finely chopped 1/2 cup prepared horseradish, drained
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespon olive oil
Dogtoys also sells wonderful treats. They sell Alaskan Salmon Yummy Chummies. The first day I gave them to Hammy, he spent two hours searching for more of them. He is 15 years old. Their first ingredients are whole Alaska Salmon, Salmon Meal Wheat Flour and Vegetable Protein.
Indian chickpea flour also great for unusual batter for vegetables
you can buy ready made tortillas-but they cost more and have additives- re additives-just read research possibly linking glucamates-ie msg-and depression-a Japanese study-you might want to stay away from as many additives as possible
easy curry sauces
warm up cat food if you kitty cat isn't feeling well just let your imagination work
Here is Twinkie who also loves the grill!
I put on swiss, spinach, red onion, meats, sometimes chutney if it is poultry or lamb sometimes put on sundried tomatoes and other stuff like cilantro. Sometimes lamb and hummus and cilantro and cheese
I also take frozen french fries or those long flat tater tot things and grill them. Then when they are crisp, I squeeze lemon juice on them and sprinkle with dill and garlic. Yum.
Cook asparagas with garlic and drizzle sesame oil at the end
I also do an avocado thing where I cut the avocado lengthwise and remove the pit. Then lay the two pieces down on the grill skin side down. Fill the declevity with shrimp salad, crab salad or chicken salad. I grill them and at the last minute, top with cheese. They are fabulous!!!!! (Avocado is awesome cooked and I love grilled avocado sandwiches).
I do a chicken thing with pounded boneless breasts. I stuff them with creamcheese mixed with lots of chopped green onion and tons of garlic. I sometime wrap them with bacon. Served with rice and salad. The sauce is on the inside and very creamy.
I love asparagus on the grill. I usually partially skin part of the lower stalk. I alternate their direction, setting them sort of "head to tail". I use lots of spice on them and then squeeze lemon juice on at the end.
I make the grilled sandwiches like the fancy places do. I use olive oil on the grill. I use a bread like focacia for sandwiches. I put in cheeses, spinach, meat, fresh herbs, etc.
I love to reheat mashed potato or mashed sweet potato on the grill. I cook it until it is quite crisp. I like to add herbs, onions, mushrooms, whatever to the potatoes. Even cheese on the inside of the pattie.
I often cook bananas on the grill with butter, brown sugar, nuts and liqueur and serve with icecream. Works with pinapple, apples, etc.
I also like to cook cucumber on the grill. I peel and cut into slices, about med. in size. I drizzle a little chicken broth on them to enourage a little steaming, and add a little mashed anchovie . I use wine, chicken broth, liqueur, or vodka or gin sometimes to encourage steaming, epecially when cooking things like brussel sprouts.
I do a lot of stir frying on the grill, epecially with spinach and then put into a sandwich. I have used the refrigerated crescent rolls in the tube before, to surround like cheese, mashed potato, onions and meat. Kind of like an En Croute.
I grill a lot of bread slices on the grill. I use olive oil and herbs. For breakfast for my son, I will take a slice of bread and cut a hole with a small glass out of it.
Then drop an egg into the hole after the bread is laid on a greased grill. I do stuffed mushrooms on the grill. I take out the stem, stuff them with a filling of pate, or a bread type stuffing with cheese to fill the declevity, and grill.
I do the same with scooped out, halved cucumbers or tomatoes or parcooked green peppers with a meat and rice filling. I grill halved tomatoes, or sliced if large, with fresh cilantro.
When cooking brocolli, bok choy, or vegetables that have two different densities, I often separate the tops from the bottoms and use them like two different vegetables. The brocolli I use the stems peeled and sliced lengwise. Cook on the grill with olive oil and garlic. The bok choy, I use the tops like spinach, and separately use the stems on the grill.
I could go on and on. I love this machine. I have so many people tell me that the cleanup is a pain and they never use theirs. Sure beats washing pots and lids. I learned from your site how to use the wet paper towel inside to steam off the tough parts.
12 oz Fresh cranberries 1 1/2 c orange juice 1 c Sugar 2 tb chopped and peeled young ginger-finely chopped
1 cup brown sugar(a lot healthier than processed sugar)
1/4 cup molasses (blackstrap molasses is high in calcium- a plus
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tablespoon ginger, ground
1 teaspoon cinnamon,1 teaspoon cloves
1/4 cup your favorite nuts and 1/4 cup raisins
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking
1 1/2 cups butter(don't substitute)
drop them ie tablespoon on cooking sheet
oven about 325
maybe takes ten or less minutes.
peanut butter sauce for sate-great as dip for chicken-also if you are adventurous great over boiled potatoes 1 cup unsalted, roasted peanuts ¼ c. soy sauce ¼ c. honey 1/3 c. plum wine ½ c. sesame oil 2 small dried red chiles, stemmed and seeded put the peanuts in food processor and grind them and then throw in the rest of the ingredients
an easy hor d'0erve
buy frozen frozen phyllo dough..buy some brie cheese..wrap some phyllo dough around the brie and bake until dough looks cooked..maybe ten minutes..depending on your oven.
Strawberry Salsa 1 c coarsely chopped strawberries 1 tb orange juice 1 tsp grated orange peel 1 green onion, finely chopped(optional_ 1 tsp hot mustard 2 tablespoons dried currants 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
berries with balsamic vinegar..strange but true..balsamic vinegar over st berries for instance,makes the berries taste sweeter..also like a liquor but without alcohol..adding homemade whipped cream..I usually add a little pure vanilla and a little sugar..makes it sensational..I used a food processor to whip up the heavy cream
casserole easy to make..is canned stringbeans,mushrooms and cream of mushroom soup..some how sprinkling almonds on top really adds big time..I tend to overcook it in oven to make the flavor go all through..you could also buy the onion rings in can and sprinkle that over the top.
pound of fresh cranberries,two cups sugar,1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts,two oranges..peel the orange-take membrane off the orange sections-grind some of the rind-just a bit since too much makes it bitter- 2 cups of sugar-if you prefer-cut down the sugar and add a liquor-ie grand marinier or some port-use a food processor and that is that..
1 Tbsp. freshly grated orange peel 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves 1/2 cup orange juice 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar 1 cup canned reduced-fat chicken broth (for Sauce – see Note)1 Tbsp. freshly grated orange peel 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves 1/2 cup orange juice 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar 1 cup canned reduced-fat chicken broth (for Sauce – see Note)