We have a great grilling recipe for our vegan friends today. Cauliflower is so versatile that you can even make it into a steak! Today's recipe from Bon Appetit adds scallions and Korean spices for an exotic flare. This dish can also be used as a side for those who just can't hit the grill without some meat! www.bonappetit.com/recipe/grilled-cauliflower-steaks-scallions
Are you looking for a main dish loaded with spring flavors? If so, try this lamb dish from Eating Well. The lemon immediately makes me think of spring and warm weather! If you want to reduce the calories, try using less sauce, as that is where a lot of the calories are in this dish. The recipe calls for three tablespoons, so try two or even one and a half if you are in a diet phase. www.eatingwell.com/recipe/252360/lemon-oregano-lamb-chops/
Asparagus is at its best in the spring, and this recipe from Sweet Pea Chef is quick, easy, and delicious. It also is easy to clean up, another key criteria in my book! Omit the Parmesan and reduce the amount of olive oil to save some calories. Yum! www.asweetpeachef.com/lemon-roasted-asparagus/
Now that grilling season is upon us, I thought I would share one of my favorite marinades. It is easy, delicious, and can be used on beef or chicken. I often marinate meats for several days, unwrapping them as soon as I get home from the store and putting them in airtight containers with marinade right away for grilling later in the week. This one makes the rotation almost every week:
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp fresh ginger
1tsp fresh garlic
Pepper to taste
This is enough for about two pounds of meat. Make sure you rotate your container several times for even marinade distribution. Happy grilling!
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Amy Mariani is the owner of Fit & Fabulous LLC in Winchester, Massachusetts. She is also the nutrition coach at mountainstrength.com. Her mission is to help people eat healthy and love life.
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