hey hey heyyyyy
can i get a woo hoo for the fact that it’s already tuesday?
thank you very much for all of your laughs regarding the jousting video. i get a good hearty laugh every time i watch too. i highly suggest taking a click at it especially if you need a good pick-me-up
things i turn to when i need a good pick-me-up?
now my hands and feet look like a barbie! i love it.
up until this weekend i believed that your toes & fingers should match in color. not anymore! i’m rebelling and went outside of my mani/pedi box
it rings to be true that when the heat gets up and the hot get goin’ all i can think about is leafy greens and monstrous liquid beverages
i think i’ll protein smoothie my way through the summer heat
deej has no control over my blender usage but she does in fact put the lock & chain on our stove, it forces me to turn to the barbeque if i want to get my crispy veggie fix..
i don’t mind!
the barbeque is actually an extremely underrated tool for cooking vegetables.
and i’m here to tell you and guide you how to not be afraid of it
first you want to take out your vegetables
my favorites over the summer include turnip fries, eggplant, broccoli & even kale!
yes it’s official kale can be cooked on the barbie
next grab some sheets of tinfoil, spray them with nonstick spray, and lay your veggies in a row on the foil. season them however you like (my go-to’s are italian seasoning blend, chili powder, paprika & nutritional yeast)
i buy nutritional yeast from the bulk bins at whole foods but store it in this great, easy to sprinkle container
next light your barbeque, (i usually turn mine on high) and close the top. the great thing about the barbie is that it heats up FAST and HOT. but it will cool down a bit when you open the top again (obvi)
i love this because it cooks the veggies fast and gets them crispy just to my liking
next go grab your seasoned veggies from inside, and place the tinfoil sheets of veggies on the barbie (you might want to curl the edges up for easy grabbage)
close the lid and let them grill for about 10-15 minutes, you can check them periodically because i know you’ll be a little nervous (especially if its your first time)
some will get crispier then others depending on where they’re located on the barb. after about 10-15 minutes, grab a pair of tongs (because they WILL be hot) and flip them or rotate them around a bit.
close the lid and let them cook for another 5-7 minutes or so..
if you’re cooking kale on the barbie it only takes about 5-7 minutes in total. watch this baby because you don’t want to be eating kale ashes
then run out FAST before the burn!! haha but go grab them, let them cool, plate them, grab your favorite dippers
(trader joes tomato basil hummus, hot & sweet mustard, and 3-layer hummus are my favs)
last night i had mine with a pumpkin & cottage cheese egg white omelet..
practice makes perfect! some days you’ll have a bad barbie sesh but thats when the more dippers the better.
or you can just wash it all down with a nice cold bevvie
almond milk, blueberries, frozen pineapple, strawberry protein powder, stevia, vanilla extract & ice
i told you. i’m blending and barbie-ing my way through this summer
i think you should too.
i’m psyched for this summer!
i’ve got to work a late event at work tonight so i’ll catch you lovers tomorrow!
come back tomorrow for an awesome and fun track workout to do when you don’t have a gym to get schweaty in!
love to love you <3
cawfee tawk! what are your go-to summer foods? are you a seasonal eater? any good and fun summer recipes?