The Power of the Meal

Written by Jesse S. Somer

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You may have seenrepparttar recent film, ĎWhatrepparttar 149444 bleep do we know?í Read about it at In this film world-renowned scientists discussrepparttar 149445 idea that all thoughts and emotions are actually physically material inrepparttar 149446 sense that they are produced by chemicals and are transmitted in electrical forms. Therefore, a happy chef truly spreads happiness by enjoyingrepparttar 149447 preparation of a meal.

So, next time you sit down to a meal with friends or family, or cook for guests, rememberrepparttar 149448 significance of this often undervalued experience. For hundreds of thousands of years our distant relativesí whole way of social life was based aroundrepparttar 149449 acquisition and sharing of food. It is oftenrepparttar 149450 main time to communicate torepparttar 149451 ones you hold most dearly, so please donít take it for granted or think that just because it is necessary for survival that there arenít any meaningful and mysterious aspects torepparttar 149452 experience. Relating to each other is one ofrepparttar 149453 most important elements in a social creatureís existence;repparttar 149454 meal is a time and place for relationships to sprout and grow. Thatís just some ofrepparttar 149455 power ofrepparttar 149456 meal.

Jesse S. Somer M6.Net Jesse S. Somer is a creature that eats a little bit too much food at times, and needs to share more meals with other organisms that he loves.

Barbeque Grilling has Reached a Whole New Dimension

Written by Valerie Giles

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When outdoor grilling there are a few simple things to remember in order to avoid any contamination of food. Any marinated food should be kept inrepparttar refrigerator (not onrepparttar 149386 counter) to prevent giving bacteria a chance to grow. Set some marinade aside atrepparttar 149387 beginning, and never reuse any marinade that has been used on raw meat. Always keep vegetable and fruits separate from raw meat; utensils and plates should also be washed before using. Be sure to properly cook all meats.

Serve food immediately, so hot foods donít have too much time to cool and to start growing bacteria. Perishable foods should not be left out ofrepparttar 149388 refrigerator for more than two hours, and ifrepparttar 149389 outdoor temperature is more than 85 degrees or hotter serve within an hour.

Grilling vegetable is an excellent way to bring out seasonal flavors. Vegetables and fruits such as; eggplant, bell peppers, summer squashes, sweet onions, roma or cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, mangoes, pineapple or peaches are all excellent choices for grilling. Cut vegetables into half inch slices or large chunks. Brush with some olive oil (may be seasoned with garlic or other selected herbs). Grillrepparttar 149390 vegetables until tender, turning only once. Fruit should be halved with pits removed, and grilled until tender (no oil is needed), withrepparttar 149391 pulp side down. Vegetable cooking sprays or small amounts of oil will preventrepparttar 149392 vegetables from sticking (avoid spraying vegetable near lighted grill). Marinatingrepparttar 149393 vegetable beforehand also makesrepparttar 149394 vegetables easier to handle and less likely to stick to your grill surface.

Grilling corn onrepparttar 149395 cob cooked inrepparttar 149396 cornhusks (withoutrepparttar 149397 corn silk) is a unique and tasty alternative to boiled corn. Peel back cornhusks and put butter and herbs aroundrepparttar 149398 corn. Fold over cornhusks and tie with kitchen string. Grillrepparttar 149399 corn for approximately thirty minutes, remembering to turnrepparttar 149400 corn about three times.

A simple and elegant meal might consist of a grilled pizza and some grilled fruit crisp for dessert. To grill a pizza use a store bought Italian bread shell cover with pesto, thinly sliced plum tomatoes, yellow tomatoes, kalamata olives and basil (drizzling olive oil over top). Use tin foil folded in half placingrepparttar 149401 pizza on top folding uprepparttar 149402 edges of tin foil up torepparttar 149403 edges ofrepparttar 149404 pizza. Usingrepparttar 149405 indirect method of grilling, grillrepparttar 149406 pizza for about 10 minutes. Forrepparttar 149407 grilled fruit crisp dessert, mix peaches, pineapple tidbits and brown sugar spooning into a metal baking foil pan. Then combine larger amounts of brown sugar, flour and butter with a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg sprinkling over top of fruit mixture. Grill about fifty minutes (indirect grilling method) or until hot and bubbly, serve with ice cream if desired.

Outdoor grilling is a convenient and nice alternative to cooking indoors. The options of menus are limitless. Grilling is one ofrepparttar 149408 easiest and most tantalizing low fat ways of cooking. Whether you stick torepparttar 149409 time honored steak and burgers or go for something a bit more adventurous, grilling is always a tasty and enjoyable way to be outdoors with family and friends.

Valerie Giles owns and operates Best BBQ Online. Everything you need for the barbequing season. Try some of our free Mouth Watering Rotisseries Recipes.

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