Dinner from the Grill

Still the temperatures are soaring, lazy days, no one at home wants to cook but, everyone wants to eat!

So, we grill outside, early evening. We wanted food but not a heavy meal. Veggies, salad to the rescue!

Easy to do!

Find a marinade that suits your taste. There are many to choose from. For example: Hickory Smoke,Lemon& Cilantro,Soy sauce, sweet& sour,Italian dressings,etc or simply tap into the creative power of PureLove for your unique marinade!

Directions:

Wash assorted produce. Dry. Cut into chunks, that are for your liking.

Using a container, pour in 1/2 cup of your choice of marinade.

Add veggies to marinade. Cover. Let the veggies marinade for 20 min- 60 min.

Remove veggies from marinade, tap off any extra that drips

According to your grill instructions, use their guidelines for preparing grill for your veggies.

I brushed a grape seed oil on grates of the grill to prevent sticking. The coals were a medium temperature.

Put veggies on grill, turn them over when there are grill marks on one side. These will cook quickly, stay close by.

Remove from grill, put on platter. Add extra seasonings to taste.

Include a salad, crusty bread, or whatever!…

Dinner is done! Relax!

Spend some time with PureLove!

In the Kitchen,

Perfect Polenta Dinner Dish

Quick, nutritious dinner in 30 minutes?… who wouldn’t want that?

Sometimes we’re just running behind, get in the door late, the kids want to snack but it’s too close to dinner time! What to do?

Keep polenta in your pantry! It’s a attitude saver!(Lol!)

Polenta is mild, can be mixed, paired with just about anything.

Here goes:

Organic polenta (Italian style)

Organic pasta sauce (just add your own “Pure Love” creativity to it! Add your own spices, herbs! You can do it!

1 Tbsp Butter or olive oil ( fat of your choice)

Garlic, thyme,oregano, salt& pepper

1/4 c Cheese( your choice)

1/2 cup chopped onion

Fry polenta in butter, add desired seasonings if you want for 2-3 min on med heat. Keep aside.

Pasta sauce (your choosing)add your desired spices, herbs. Add onion, garlic, cook till soft. Medium heat. Add favorite cheese to sauce until cheese is stirred in.

Place polenta in your pasta sauce or plate polenta and pour sauce over!

Add your favorite veggies. Use what you have! I would have used broccoli! I didn’t have any! Oh, well.

This dish can be used with eggs, fish, meat, it’s so easy to cook with!

Dinner in approx 30 min!

Try it! Let me know how you prepared yours!

In the kitchen

Glorious Golden Beet & Orange Salad

I really never liked beets until recently! My friend gave me a beautiful bunch of organic golden beets!

So, I was hesitant to do anything with them-but, I wanted to make a salad just in case I really didn’t like them.

So, Pure Love has all creativity, inspiration so I was impressed to make salad!

I liked it so much, I had a second plate!

Try it! I think you’ll like it too!

2 organic golden beets, roasted,chopped

1 Valencia orange, circular slices

1 medium size Romaine lettuce, chopped

1 red Pepper, chopped, small pieces

1 yellow Pepper, chopped small

1/4 c candied pecans, chopped

1/4 c feta cheese, crumbled

Recipe for salad dressing:

Juice of 1 orange

3 oz white balsamic vinegar

4 Tbsp honey

Put all ingredients in blender. Adjust to taste. Pour over salad. Toss.

Enjoy!

Easy Vegetable Dinner

Have you ever wanted to eat more veggies but couldn’t make yourself do it? Or have you ever tried a veggie recipe only to throw it in the trash?

Well, I am with you on that!

I made a vegetable casserole! It was so good, I will make it again!

It’s called Ratatouille, but I made it to please me. I always encourage that you open your heart to Pure Love to give inspiration, creativity to everything you do!

You can create your own veggie favorite casserole by tapping into your heart!

I think next time I make this, I will use sweet potato,mushrooms,broccoli ( of course!)

This dish has amazing flavor. Can be served hot or cold. The flavors develop overnight. It even gets better the next day!

Ratatouille can be a filling for omelets, crepes, mixed with eggs.

Here’s my version of ratatouille:

2 med eggplant, chopped

1 large onion , chopped

1 red & 1 yellow pepper sliced

3 med zucchini, cubed 1/2 inch thick

7 sun dried tomatoes, chopped

2 -3 Tbsp tomato paste

1 bay leaf

2tsp fresh thyme leaves,or 2 tsp dried

1tsp dried oregano or 2 tsp fresh, chopped

Coriander powder 1/2 tsp

4-5 fresh basil chopped

*Garlic 4 cloves optional

Salt& Pepper

Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil and skillet over medium heat add the onions cook until soften, add garlic cloves. Put into casserole dish for oven use. Put aside.

Heat 1Tbsp olive oil in skillet. Add peppers, zucchini until translucent. Put this into same casserole dish with onion& garlic.

Now add sun-dried tomatoes with tomato paste, all your herbs,add salt and pepper. Stir everything together. Cover, and put in oven for 1 1/2 hr.

After 30 minutes, stir veggie casserole. At this point you can add more garlic or olive oil, adjust your seasoning or drain the liquids off if too soupy if you like. Bake for 1 more hour. Let it set for 15 min or so before serving.

Serves 4.

Let me know if you tried this or created your own casserole dish! I like ideas!

In the kitchen,