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    Diet related - George Foreman grill

    Hey this summer I broke down and bought a George Foreman grill and I LOVE it!!! Got one of the family size with the removable grill plates that you can put in the dishwasher. Does a wonderful job on grilling veggies like eggplant, portabello mushrooms, zuchinni spears, tomatoes, onions, peppers. And it doesn't heat up the kitchen either. I lightly spray the grill plates with olive oil in a sprayer and go to it. Even sliced up some new potatoes, seasoned them and grilled them and they were great!

    Highly recommend for tasty and easy way to get veggies into you and your family!

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    Re: Diet related - George Foreman grill

    I always have to be reminded to use mine. I do love it thought. My family is not too keen on the way things taste on it. They prefer the real grill outside. I kinda do too.

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    Re: Diet related - George Foreman grill

    Funny, I was just about to buy one!! I also prefer grilling outside, but sometimes that's not possible. So I'm looking forward to my Lean Mean Grilling Machine!


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    Re: Diet related - George Foreman grill

    Today we had planned a cook-out. Mother Nature had other plans. We are in the midst of a wretched storm. Now is when I could benefit from owning one. I do dread heating the kitchen to cook, especially since that is where everyone tends to congregate. I'm wondering about asking the guys to cook on the patio. Nah, lightning is bad. So now we are facing cooking inside or ordering take-out/delivery. (We have 2 huge grills ready to go but they are currently unsafe. Blimey!) Next week I will be purchasing one of the family sized grills. Thx Souzan.


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    Re: Diet related - George Foreman grill

    Love my Foreman! In addition to everything above, I LOVE to grill asparagus -- yum!!

    Or throw on some pounded chicken breasts or lean pork chops and top them with peach or pineapple salsa. mmmmmmmmmm...


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    Re: Diet related - George Foreman grill

    Quote Originally Posted by txchic View Post
    Today we had planned a cook-out. Mother Nature had other plans. We are in the midst of a wretched storm. Now is when I could benefit from owning one. I do dread heating the kitchen to cook, especially since that is where everyone tends to congregate. I'm wondering about asking the guys to cook on the patio. Nah, lightning is bad. So now we are facing cooking inside or ordering take-out/delivery. (We have 2 huge grills ready to go but they are currently unsafe. Blimey!) Next week I will be purchasing one of the family sized grills. Thx Souzan.
    Be sure to get the one with the removable grill plates. Much easier to clean up.

    New favorite: boneless skinless chicken cutlets in big bags from Sams club. Take some out frozen and put the bag back for next time. Thaw quickly. I lay them out in a shallow pan, cover with soy sauce, some grated fresh ginger and garlic on top, a little white wine and sprinkle some brown sugar on top. You could use pineapple or apple juice instead. Cover and marinate as they thaw. When they are about 3/4 thawed out I roll in seasame seed, put them on the grill. Collect the drippings and add to the marinate in a saucepan and heat, add just a tad of corn starch to thicken. Chicken cooks quickly on the grill because they are small pieces and thin. Take the sauce off the heat and add the grilled chicken to it and set aside Off the burner. Then put some green beans on the grill and cook them while the chicken soaks up the sauce.Serve with jasmine rice. I start the rice, and then the chicken and veggies and whole thing is ready in less than 15 minutes. You could save pans by making rice ahead of time and just adding the cooked rice to the pan with the cooked chicken and sauce, letting the sauce and chicken warm it while the beans grill.

    I am all for simple and do ahead whenever possible! Haven't tried fish on it yet!

    Souzan


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    Re: Diet related - George Foreman grill

    Can I eat at your house?


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    Re: Diet related - George Foreman grill

    Quote Originally Posted by Souzan View Post
    Be sure to get the one with the removable grill plates. Much easier to clean up.

    New favorite: boneless skinless chicken cutlets in big bags from Sams club. Take some out frozen and put the bag back for next time. Thaw quickly. I lay them out in a shallow pan, cover with soy sauce, some grated fresh ginger and garlic on top, a little white wine and sprinkle some brown sugar on top. You could use pineapple or apple juice instead. Cover and marinate as they thaw. When they are about 3/4 thawed out I roll in seasame seed, put them on the grill. Collect the drippings and add to the marinate in a saucepan and heat, add just a tad of corn starch to thicken. Chicken cooks quickly on the grill because they are small pieces and thin. Take the sauce off the heat and add the grilled chicken to it and set aside Off the burner. Then put some green beans on the grill and cook them while the chicken soaks up the sauce.Serve with jasmine rice. I start the rice, and then the chicken and veggies and whole thing is ready in less than 15 minutes. You could save pans by making rice ahead of time and just adding the cooked rice to the pan with the cooked chicken and sauce, letting the sauce and chicken warm it while the beans grill.

    I am all for simple and do ahead whenever possible! Haven't tried fish on it yet!

    Souzan
    huh huh... You said "chicken cutlet." Whenever I hear that word I can only think of silicone pads...


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    Re: Diet related - George Foreman grill

    Quote Originally Posted by Azhia View Post
    huh huh... You said "chicken cutlet." Whenever I hear that word I can only think of silicone pads...
    ..l;,..l;,..l;,..l;,

    And as a busty vegetarian, I couldn't use either kind!


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    Re: Diet related - George Foreman grill

    Quote Originally Posted by bintbeled View Post
    ..l;,..l;,..l;,..l;,

    And as a busty vegetarian, I couldn't use either kind!
    heeheeee!
    ..l;,


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    Re: Diet related - George Foreman grill

    Being the ultimate Bhuz-addict who takes culinary advice from highly-respectable bellydancers, I got myself a Foreman after reading this. And, while I am very much into the idea, I am not sure I have gotten it, quite yet - my first project was fish, and that was OK, but not grand, and a bit of a mess w/o oil. Next was fake chicken cutlets (breaded) - not bad.

    What about oiling the thing? And, what about marinades'n'at - will that cause a big mess?


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    Re: Diet related - George Foreman grill

    Quote Originally Posted by steffib View Post
    Being the ultimate Bhuz-addict who takes culinary advice from highly-respectable bellydancers, I got myself a Foreman after reading this. And, while I am very much into the idea, I am not sure I have gotten it, quite yet - my first project was fish, and that was OK, but not grand, and a bit of a mess w/o oil. Next was fake chicken cutlets (breaded) - not bad.

    What about oiling the thing? And, what about marinades'n'at - will that cause a big mess?
    I spray olive oil on the grill plates. And have had no problem with marinades or seasonings. I have the one with the removable grill plates (they snap on and off) and they wash up easily in the sink. Just make sure you use the little tray to catch drips.

    I started with veggies and then tried meats. Haven't tried anything breaded. We did cook some salmon filets on it and they turned out nicely


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    Re: Diet related - George Foreman grill

    mmm, I am going to have to try Souzan's chicken & green beans!

    I use an olive oil sprayer, too. I like chicken breasts with pesto sauce from a jar on my foreman grill- good plain, in sandwiches, salads, pasta, etc, I always make extra and it always gets put to use... And I grill panini style sandwiches on it all the time- my fave is brie and seedless raspberry preserves on sourdough bread, sprinkled with a little powdered sugar as soon as it's done... OK, not a diet food per se, but sitting down to a grilled brie served with some beautiful fat blackberries in a martini glass or a fresh fruit salad is just so satisfying... Somehow eating this way has normalized my eating behavior and my weight much more than eating to try to control my weight ever did.


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    Re: Diet related - George Foreman grill

    Corn on the cob is great on the foreman.
    It also does frozen sausages faster than anything else!


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    Re: Diet related - George Foreman grill

    George Foreman, chef to belly dancers everywhere!

    How do you do corn on the cob? Do you put it in foil first or just right on the grill?

    Haven't tried panini but I do have a combo panini/waffle iron and I think the George would be a whole lot easier!

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    Re: Diet related - George Foreman grill

    Corn on the cob, I just coat it with a little olive oil and whack it straight on.


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    Re: Diet related - George Foreman grill

    Another healthy GF grill experiment: today we stuck chunks of chicken breast, veggies from our garden--onion, eggplant, zuchinni, peppers, tomatoes --on the grill seasoned with rosemary, olive oil and garlic and while they were grilling I made some cous cous with pinenuts, drizzled some olive oil over it and sprinkled some fresh mint from the garden on top. Wonderful and fast. How did I ever live without this thing?

    More diet food experiments to come.

    Souzan


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    Re: Diet related - George Foreman grill

    Quote Originally Posted by Souzan View Post
    Another healthy GF grill experiment: today we stuck chunks of chicken breast, veggies from our garden--onion, eggplant, zuchinni, peppers, tomatoes --on the grill seasoned with rosemary, olive oil and garlic and while they were grilling I made some cous cous with pinenuts, drizzled some olive oil over it and sprinkled some fresh mint from the garden on top. Wonderful and fast. How did I ever live without this thing?

    More diet food experiments to come.

    Souzan
    I'm coming to your house for dinner!! Yum!


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    Re: Diet related - George Foreman grill

    oooooh damn, roasted corn on the cob with lime juice and pico pequin!!!!!!


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