Is Grilling Healthy Or Not

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Not So Good News For Grill Lovers

This is yet the most confusing question I have encountered in my life. I thought that grilling is much better than frying because it helps eliminate extra fat. But there are research saying that eating too much grilled food can cause cancer. Oh no! They blamed it to two substances that form when grilling: polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and  heterocyclic amines (HCA). 

There was a study conducted in 1999 that found out that the people who prefer to have well-done meats are in risk of cancer compared to those people who prefer their meet bloody. Eating well-done according to the study, can lead to pancreatic cancer.

How To Decrease Carcinogen From Your Grilled Meat

Use Aluminum foil and place it between the meat and the griller, this prevents burns that are high in carcinogens.

To lessen grilling time, you can microwave your meat until remove excess fat before grilling it. According to the experts whenever animal drip on the coal, it increases the smoke and PAH in the meat.

Marinate meat in Indian garlic turmeric rub, the properties of this rub reduces the cancer causing chemicals that into the meat while grilling. Another marinade you can use is the Hawaiian Teriyaki with sesame seeds. And the last but not the least, the aromatic Rosemary. According to the studies, these marinades have properties that prevents carcinogen from being absorbed in the body. Thus, preventing cancer from forming. Yehey! Good news.

You can also reduce carcinogens by chopping off the extra charred outer layer of the meat. The black burns mean high HCA, and they taste bitter anyways so just chop them off.

Drink fruit beverages. These drink are found with antioxidants that help flush toxins out from the body. Don’t buy the boxed beverages as they are full of fructose. Buy freshly pressed juices instead, they are delicious and at the same time save you from cancer caused by eating too much grilled meat.

Conclusion: Grilled meats are not bad as long as you’ll eat them in moderation. Minimize the burns by wrapping them in aluminum foil, it can help your meat not to be overcooked and preserve the yummy juices of the meat. And don’t forget to drink healthy pressed fruit juices to finish your eating the healthy way.

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Best Side Dishes To Complement Your Steak

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Grilled steaks, chicken, and meat are high in fat. If you are going to eat them alone without a side dish, the fats could be overwhelming and you’ll find yourself bloated and full but not satisfied. See our favorite side dishes to give you more pleasurable experience as you and your family celebrate weekend through a barbecue party.

Crunchy Baked Eggplants

This side dish is very easy to make. The hint of salt and herbs can increase your appetite. And the best part, the eggplants are baked into perfection so they have little oil. How to make:  Mix egg, salt, and flour, add chopped garlic and holy basil, add 2 tablespoon of olive oil. Simply coat your eggplants to your base and once fully coated, sprinkle the bread crumbs and toast them in your oven.

Salted Egg With Tomatoes

Salted eggs are full of flavor and has distinct taste, this is a perfect twist you can add during your barbecue session. All you need is chopped salted eggs (do not smash them), chopped onions and tomatoes, and 3 tablespoon of vinegar. Just mixed them altogether and you’re done. The sweetness and the saltiness of the egg and add hint of spice from onions, help you to be not overwhelmed by the too much fat that comes with your grilled meat.

Arugula Salad With Cream Cheese

Arugula is very healthy and perfect for salad. This leafy vegetable is rich in irons, vitamins a, b, c and has flavonoids which helps lower blood cholesterol.  Barbecue party means a cheat day however still not an excuse not to eat healthy stuff that can combat the bad stuff you get from eating too much. To make this salad, simply take the leaves from the branch, add vinaigrette, and top with cream cheese. Yummy!

Grilled Okra (Lady Finger)

This is one of my favorites. Lady fingers have many soft and chewy seeds, these seeds have the vitamins and minerals to keep you healthy. You just need to grill them and you’re done. No need to add anything. You can simply create a dip of your choice. I prefer to dip it in vinegar with chopped onions. It can also provide your barbecue with interesting textures and chewiness.

Grilled Garlic

If you haven’t tried grilling garlic, then you should. Garlic is a delicious essential spice we use in everyday cooking. Japanese love to grill them and considered as of their most favorite street food. You can partner it with a yakitori sauce. You’ll be surprised how delicious grilled garlic can be.

The Best Thing You Can Do While Grilling

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Always wondered about the best thing you can do while grilling?

One that will not just let you spend time with your family, but also get to know more about them? One that will also not just let you hang out with your friends, but also get to learn more about them?

Or better yet…one that will not just let you see the world in a different perspective, but also experience the world in a new way?

Ladies and gentlemen, the best thing you can do while grilling is to: use a pair of binoculars.

Yes, you read that right.

With a pair of these, one can spend time with his family and get to know more about them without worrying that they’ll only get bored around you while grilling your way onto another remarkable gathering during lunch. With a pair of these, one can also hang out with his friends and get to learn more about them without worrying that they’ll just feel tired around you while grilling your way onto another notable get-together during supper.

Or best yet…with a pair of these, one can see the world in a different perspective and experience the world in a new way without worrying about costs and other things that might prove too overwhelming when it comes to price for someone who is fairly contented even spending all his vacation leaves at home. After all, some of the best things in life are found in front of you. And yes, you just need to look closer. And yes again, you just need to move closer.

And that’s how using a pair of binoculars can make your life even better, even if you’ve been grilling all day instead of jumping into the party right away. And that’s also how using a pair of binoculars can make you and your family’s lives even more fun, even if you’ve been grilling all day and they’ve already jumpstarted the fun for quite a while now. And that’s even how using a pair of binoculars can make you and your friends’ lives even more exciting, even if you’ve been grilling all day and they’ve already kickstarted the excitement for quite a while now.

How about you?

What’s the best thing you did while you’re grilling? What’s the best thing your family did while you’re grilling? What’s the best thing your friends did while you’re grilling?

Share your awesome experiences with us below!

How to Spray-Paint Your Barbeque Grill

Give your grill a new and inspiring look that will make you want to cook outdoors always!

Follow these easy steps and make your neighbors jealous!

Materials you’ll need:

  • All-purpose cleaner/degreaser
  • Drop Cloth
  • Gloves
  • Paint mask
  • Painters tape
  • Protective eyewear
  • Rag
  • Sandpaper or wire brush
  • Spray paint (high-heat for aluminum)
  • Spraypaint gun (Get one Online)

Steps:

  1. Set up your work area by covering it using a drop cloth. Ensure that you’ll work in an area that’s well-ventilated.
  2. Prepare the surface of the grill using sandpaper. Remove flaking rust with a wire brush.
  3. Clean the grill and its lid thoroughly using an all-purpose cleaner or a degreaser. See to it that you clean every nook and cranny, leaving no grease nor drippings on the surface. Make certain that you don’t leave grease because any grease will fight off new paint. Rinse with water using a pressure washer or a bucket of water then leave to dry. Don’t worry if the paint job gets ruined; you’ll be painting the grill over again anyway. Note: To make sure the paint won’t get inside the burners and make painting easier; you can disassemble the grill.
  4. Use painters tape to cover the handles, grilling grate, and other parts that you don’t want to be painted. Now, take off the lid from your grill and ready all the items to be separately painted.spray-paint-hand-spray-gun
  5. Add the paint to your spray gun. Remember that paint for smokers and grills need to be heat-resistant and able to withstand temperatures higher than 500°F or 260°C. Others utilize engine paint on their barbeque grills, but finding paint for grills isn’t actually a hassle.
  6. Wear your protective eyewear, gloves, and paint mask.
  7. Start painting! When painting, make sure your spray gun’s nozzle is around 8-10 inches away from the surface. Start by using a sweeping side-to-side motion and let the rows slightly overlap. If it’s a charcoal grill, don’t paint the interior of the grill lid up to the inner base, as well as the grill grate where you place food.
  8. Leave the paint to dry for about 30 to 60 seconds.
  9. Continue applying light, multiple coats, with the layers having 30-60 seconds interval each. Do this until you’re contented with the way the paint looks.
  10. Let the grill dry off completely. Wait for 24 hours before using the grill.Burgers_and_hotdogs_flaming_on_the_bbq_grill

Happy grilling!

 

The Power Of Grilling

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Let’s face it.

No family gathering is ever complete without the presence of grilled food. Be it a grilled pork or a grilled beef, we can’t deny that the power of grilling sometimes goes beyond expectations – to the point where each member of the family in the said gathering would want to come visit your humble abode over and over again.

No family picnic is also complete without the presence of grilled food. No family gathering is ever complete without the presence of grilled food. Be it a grilled fish or a grilled  squid, we also can’t deny that the power of grilling sometimes goes beyond expectations – to the point where each member of the family in the said picnic would want to come visit your favorite hangout over and over again.

And if you might ask, it’s not just because of the grilled foods’ ever delicious tastes.

You see, grilling simply helps:

People Come Together As One

Admit it or not, starting up a grill can be a little daunting. You need to make sure that the griller is heated enough. You also need to make sure that it’s heated correctly. You need to make sure that the food is marinated enough. You also need to make sure that it’s cooked properly. Thus, the moment you’ve been waiting for: people coming together as one to help you start up a grill.

People Enjoy The Same Thing

This is probably the best thing about grilling. You see, you are in a gathering with your family for a reason. You also see, you are in a picnic with your family for a reason. And that reason is having one thing in common: love for grilled food. Thus, the moment you’ve been waiting for: people enjoying the same thing.

Indeed, no occasion is ever complete without the presence of anything being grilled.

Even more so, it’s best experienced when people come together as one, even if it just involves starting up the griller, and when people enjoy the same thing, even if it just involves loving the grilled food.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the power of grilling…

How about you? How do you grill food?

What tips can you give to others when it comes to grilling food? What advice can you give to others when it comes to grilling food? Share them with us below!

And oh, I almost forgot…

Here are my favorite single cup coffee makers, all of which you can use with that delicious grilled meal of yours.

Grilling Pork In Three Different Ways

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Be it spending time with your family or hanging out with your friends, no barbecue party is complete without any grilled pork.

Grill pork in three different ways:

On Charcoal

When grilling pork on charcoal, always remember to just do it on high heat for at least 4 minutes on both sides and around the sides. Switch right away on low heat for the rest of the grilling time, making it crusty outside and tender inside. For tastier results, boil the pork until it can be effortlessly poked by a toothpick. And then, marinate the pork for about 4 hours. The marinade flavor on the pork will stick on its entirety, making it juicier when grilled.

On Stove

When grilling pork on stove, always remember to just do it on high heat for at least 2 minutes on both sides. Switch right away on medium heat for the rest of the grilling time, making it crispy outside and tender inside. Grill the pork too high and it will be tough and burnt. Grill the pork too low and it will be pink and raw. For juicier results, boil the pork until it can be effortlessly poked by a toothpick. And then, marinate the pork for about 2 hours.

With Foil

When grilling pork with foil, always remember to just do it on medium heat for at least 10 minutes on both sides. Switch right away on low heat for the rest of the grilling time, making it tender outside and juicy inside. You can also boil the pork, as well as marinate the pork, beforehand for tastier results.

Grill pork in these different ways. You can also learn how to cook pork ribeye steaks (a kind of pork that needs more grilling time) in these different ways.

Do you know any other ways to grill pork? Let us know in the comments section below!