Barbequing, a Fun and Convenient Way to Make Dinner©

Written by Valerie Giles

"Thereís nothing more enjoyable than having friends and family gathered around amidstrepparttar wonderful smells of charcoal-grilled prawns, vegetables and selected favorites. Barbecuing is one of those time- honored rituals that go hand in hand with summertime. Whether youíre in your backyard or at youíre favorite camping site, barbecuing is a pleasure to be enjoyed byrepparttar 144439 whole family."

Barbecuing has never been more exciting; withrepparttar 144440 endless designs of barbecues available andrepparttar 144441 myriad of barbecue cookbooks and cooking shows it really does take barbecuing into a whole new realm. With recipes for everything from grilled bananas to peaches and dry rubs for ribs, barbecues arenít just for cooking steaks and burgers anymore. With allrepparttar 144442 available barbecuing options it helps to know a few ofrepparttar 144443 barbecuing terms and barbecuing utensils that are used.

Firstly, barbecues come in a wide variety of options; there are propane, natural gas andrepparttar 144444 standard barbecues for use with charcoal. Barbecues can come with range style one, two and four burner options along with rotisseries. There are even barbecues that have coolers built right intorepparttar 144445 bottom! Barbecuing has never been quite so convenient.


When youíre using your barbecue it really helps to haverepparttar 144446 right utensils and barbeque accessories, this will make your barbecuing experience easier and more enjoyable. Long handled tongs, basting brushes and spatulas are quite helpful. Heavy-duty oven mitts can also be useful. Of course you donít want to forgetrepparttar 144447 proper wire brushes and scrubbers (crumpled foil even works well) to remove build-up, keeping your grill racks clean.

Foods that are tender such as fish, vegetables and some burgers can benefit from cooking in a special grill basket (this way you arenít loosing any of your meal intorepparttar 144448 barbecue). There are also special racks available to be used with corn, potatoes, ribs and meat.

An excellent barbecue accessory isrepparttar 144449 grill wok, with this you can make youíre favorite stir fries and vegetable dishes;repparttar 144450 wok has small holes throughout that allow heat and smoke to penetraterepparttar 144451 food. Another great grill accessory isrepparttar 144452 grill pizza tray used mostly for grilled pizza. Other grill accessories include;repparttar 144453 grill topper used for fish and vegetables providing an even cooking surface, which prevents foods from falling throughrepparttar 144454 grill rack; you can never have too many skewers in assorted lengths which can be used with a skewer rack for grilling your favorite marinated vegetables and meats; smoker boxes for gas grills filled with soaked wood chips add a wonderful smoked flavor to foods. Lastly foil packets are available or simple tin foil to wrap foods, just remember that you may be sacrificingrepparttar 144455 grill and smoke flavors when foods are wrapped tightly.

Grilling Processes

After you haverepparttar 144456 utensils and proper grilling accessories needed for youíre barbeque experience youíll want to familiarize yourself onrepparttar 144457 different types of grilling processes and terms to findrepparttar 144458 ones that work best for you and to know exactly what has to be done. To start, basting is probablyrepparttar 144459 most familiar of barbecuing terms, a simple brushing with a seasoned liquid adding both flavor and moisture to your food. A brochette is just French for a kabob, or simply food cooked on a skewer. A glaze is a glossy, flavorful coating on food as it cooks as a result of regular basting.

Surrender To The Spell Of The Pyramid

Written by Rose Marie Allesandro

Food in general hasrepparttar distinction of being probablyrepparttar 144369 first thing we all think about inrepparttar 144370 mornings. The main reason for this is we cannot survive without it. There are four major food groups arranged in what is commonly calledrepparttar 144371 food pyramid. Atrepparttar 144372 base ofrepparttar 144373 food pyramid liesrepparttar 144374 group that contains breads, grains, pastas and cereals. These foods provide complex carbohydrates, which are an important source of energy, especially for a low-fat meal plan. You can make various low-fat choices from foods in this group.

You will need 6 to 11 servings of these foods in a day. Try to eat whole-grain breads, cereal and pasta for most of your servings from this group. Whole-grain foods are less processed and retain more valuable vitamins, minerals and fiber than foods made with white flour. When you purchase whole-grain foods look for breads and pastas with "stone ground whole-wheat flour" asrepparttar 144375 first ingredient, because some "wheat" breads may be white breads with only caramel coloring added.

The next group inrepparttar 144376 pyramid is fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are rich in nutrients. Many are excellent sources of vitamin A, vitamin C, folate or potassium. They are low in fat and sodium and high in fiber. The Food Pyramid suggests 3 to 5 servings of vegetables, and 2 to 4 servings of fruits each day. Count only 100% fruit juice as a fruit, and limit juice consumption. Many commercial bottled juices come in containers that hold more than 2 servings - which can add lots of sugar and calories to your daily diet. Punches, ades and most fruit "drinks" have only a bit of juice and lots of sugar. Fruit sodas are sugary drinks and they do not count as fruit, either.

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