Don’t miss an opportunity for ‘The Big Grill’!
There is nothing healthier to eat for our body than vegetables! The classic western “FOOD PYRAMID” has it all wrong……..all those grains & startchy foods in abundance are a disaster! Just ask any poor sod with a bit of gluten intolerance, ( like me and 1/2 the planet today) and he will verify that all those grains are his worst nightmare. All that stodgy stuff just clogs up the works!
Yet I’ve never heard of anyone who is allergic to veggies! yes there are some that need avoiding at certain times of ones life, but generally a veggie dish will take you a lot further than a big fat sandwich! And think COLOUR! we need as much variety of coloured vegetables as possible to feed our brains! Dr. Terry Wahls and Dr. David Perlmutter two BIG BRAIN EXPERTS, experts on brain power, no matter what your health issues are will guarantee this!
And if you HAVE to cook those veggies, then the gentle grill is a great way to go…….or a slow bake. Please don’t be tempted to whack up the flame, it is not necessary and is also harmful to your food. Just be kind & gentle to your veggies as you would be to your insides.
Generally the Italian love to grill ‘nightshade’ veggies like eggplant and capsicum. But if you are going through a slightly inflamed period drop these and do the following which are delicious on the griddle. ZUCCINI – PUMPKIN – SWEET POTATO – FENNEL – RADICCHIO – These to me are the best flavours. There is no need for oils or fats while cooking , just a sprinkle of good quality celtic or sea salt on the griddle while it warms then away you go placing a layer of sliced veggies cut to apx 1/2 cm thick on the griddle. Cover the griddle till it is full and when they have achieved their grilled stripe, flip them over and do the other side. Then repeat the process until you have cooked all you require.
The flavour is fantastic and these veggies will last in a sealed glass container in your fridge for quite a few days. They can be added to salads, pasta sauces or toppings on open gluten free seeded breads. The best breads you can buy are Coconut Pete’s breads up at BU Organics at 40 Ebley st Bondi Junction NSW 2022. He has dozens of different types from millet to amaranth and beyond…….. they are all delicious!
When all the veggies are cooked layer them on a large platter, let them cook then drizzle them with a little extra virgin olive oil, lots of finely chopped garlic and parsley and if if you like a bit of a kick, sprinkle with some freshly chopped chillis! You may need to check for salt as the veggies do absorb quite a bit from the griddle.
Join me in a few days and I will give you some great tips on some baked and raw veggie ideas which will keep your tummy happy and healthy…….and not one hunger pain in sight!
PLUS I have some stunning new properties on the Amalfi Coast for your winter holidays next year, which I will also be chatting about on my coming blog pages.
AND dont miss my fabulous GOURMET SAFARI starting next June 2014! I will also give you some more details. You will learn to make all those wonderful dishes like The Big Grilled veggie dish and many others.