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Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living - Is High-Heat Cooking Bad For You?

Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living - Is High-Heat Cooking Bad For You?
By Beverleigh H Piepers

As you go on with the fight to control your Type 2 diabetes and blood sugar levels, you might be interested to know how you prepare your meat could impact your risk factor for complications. By now you probably know taking in enough protein is key to controlling your blood sugar at every meal. So you are trying hard to include a reasonable amount of meat in your meal plan. However, are you cooking it healthily?

You could have also read grilling or barbequing your meat can increase the cancer-causing substances you have in your body and even eating a lot of red meat could increase your risk of developing certain cancers as well.

However, did you know there could be a connection between high-heat cooking and Type 2 diabetes? Researchers out of the Health Hospital at Harvard are finding just that. They noted the frequent use of high heat cooking methods including...

  • broiling,
  • barbequing,
  • grilling and
  • roasting

were all increasing the risk factor for Type 2 diabetes based on research carried out on over 289,000 participants. Those who often consumed meats prepared this way were more likely to be also suffering from Type 2 diabetes, showing this direct correlation. Note this may have not necessarily been just the cooking method, but how the food was cooked using sauces and so forth, and the link to weight gain. The test subjects were also more likely to be obese or very overweight, which in itself also increases the risk factor for developing Type 2 diabetes.

What is interesting to note is broiled fish seemed to be okay in the study. While there was not as much information on this, those who ate broiled fish often didn't show an elevated risk, which can lead us to believe it is not just the broiling but the type of protein being cooked that particular way.

Researchers also pointed out another of the reasons why this could be problematic is because there are potentially harmful chemicals that form during this type of cooking which can lead to an inflammatory response in our body. This then sets you down a chain of events that could lead to insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes.

The take-home message in all this? Try alternative ways of cooking...

  • slow cooking,
  • baking,
  • boiling,
  • steaming,
  • stewing, and
  • stir-frying

are all healthier ways to cook your meat and help to prevent it from going past its succulent endpoint. When you overcook any meat, you are eliminating the fat and liquid, so all you are left with are the toughened muscle fibers.

Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.

For nearly 25 years Beverleigh Piepers has searched for and found a number of secrets to help you build a healthy body. Go to http://DrugFreeType2Diabetes.com to learn about some of those secrets.

The answer isn't in the endless volumes of available information but in yourself.

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3 Refreshing Non-Alcoholic Drinks To Pair With Your Steak

3 Refreshing Non-Alcoholic Drinks To Pair With Your Steak
By Adrian T. Cheng

Steak is almost always paired with wine. While they say that it's the perfect combo, it's not all the time that people want the buzz of wine. On your next barbecue, serve these 3 refreshing non-alcoholic drinks that are perfect pair for your grilled steak - everyone would surely have a fulfilled tummy and a grand time!

Berry Refreshing Drink

What you need:

  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 2 cups seltzer
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Ice

To make the syrup, mix together the blueberries and water in a pan and cook over low heat until berries are tender and easily smashed, about 4 to 6 minutes. Smash berries using the back of a spatula until none remain whole. Increase heat and simmer for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently. When ready, place the sugar in a bowl and pour blueberry syrup over it using a sieve. Allow to cool in room temperature and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Combine syrup, seltzer, lemon juice and lime juice in a glass. Top with ice before serving.

Ginger and Pear Punch

What you need:

  • 3-inch piece fresh ginger, sliced into thirds
  • 8 cups pear juice, chilled
  • 3 1/2 cups seltzer
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup ginger syrup
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • Ice
  • Candied ginger for garnish

To make the syrup, combine ginger, water and sugar in a saucepan then bring to a boil. Lower heat then simmer for 30 minutes or until reduced to a syrup. Remove from heat and allow to cool. When cooled, mix together with pear juice, lemon juice and ground ginger. Add seltzer to the punch and stir. Top with ice. Place candied ginger on toothpicks for garnishing your cocktail glasses.

Tropical Mint Sparkler

What you need:

  • 3/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 3/4 cup seltzer
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 2 drops rosewater
  • Ice

Mix together orange juice, seltzer, mint leaves and rosewater in a bowl. Stir to combine ingredients well. Place ice on serving glasses and pour sparkler mixture over ice. Serve immediately.

A hot and delicious grilled steak calls for a cooling and refreshing beverage. Ditch the buzz of wine this time and go for any of these 3 non-alcoholic drinks that are perfect to pair with grilled steak!

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger and a BBQ expert. Through years of grill experience, reviewing various grilling accessories and trying delicious and unique recipes, he is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his blog. For more grilling secrets, tips, recipes and more, head over to Adrian's website where he has other interesting posts.

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Grilled Salmon Recipes You Absolutely Must Try

Grilled Salmon Recipes You Absolutely Must Try
By Adrian T. Cheng

Fish is just as fulfilling as meat but less the calories. Their meat is extremely versatile as well - they will taste good whether you season them simply with salt and pepper or go all out with a flavorful marinade. One of the most popular fish for grilling is salmon mainly because its meat is firm and hearty. It also has a strong, distinct flavor that is made even better from the smokiness of the grill.

Here are some grilled salmon recipes that you should try cooking for your next barbecue:

Smoky Salmon and Dill

What you need:

  • 1/4 kg. salmon fillet with skin
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. chopped dill
  • 2 tsps. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 3 pinches brown sugar

Combine mayonnaise, dill, mustard and sugar in a small bowl. Set aside. Brush salmon fillets with vegetable oil then cook skin-side down on a pre-heated grill over medium heat for 3 minutes per side. Spread the mayonnaise mixture on top of the fillets and cook for another 3-4 minutes until cooked through or when meat is easily flaked with a fork.

Grilled Salmon Linguine

What you need:

  • 3 salmon fillets
  • 1 cup linguine
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced
  • 6 tbsps milk
  • 2 tbsps. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsps. butter
  • 1 tbsp. cream cheese
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh dill
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Brush salmon fillets with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper then cook on a pre-heated grill over medium-high heat for about 4 minutes per side or until cooked through. Allow to rest for a few minutes before flaking with a fork into bite-sized pieces. Set aside. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in onions and yellow bell peppers, cook for about 6-8 minutes or until tender. Add in cream cheese, milk and salmon flakes. Stir occasionally and cook for about 3 minutes. Set aside. Cook linguine as directed in the packaging. Transfer in a serving bowl when ready then pour salmon sauce over it. Toss to coat pasta. Serve warm topped with lemon slices and dill.

Orange Glazed Grill Salmon

What you need:

  • 1/2 kg. boneless and skinless salmon fillet, cut into 4 pcs.
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 6 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
  • 3 tbsps. white vinegar
  • 2 tsps. soy sauce
  • 2 tsps. sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp. grated ginger root

In a medium bowl, mix together marmalade, garlic, vinegar, soy sauce, oil and ginger. Set aside. Brush salmon with oil and cook on a pre-heated grill over medium-high heat for about 2 minutes per side. Brush salmon pieces with marmalade mixture then cook for another 2 minutes per side until fish is cooked through.

Prepare these easy and mouth-watering grilled salmon recipes the next time you bring out your grill for a healthier, lighter barbecue dish!

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger and a BBQ expert. Through years of grilling experience, reviewing various top quality grill accessories [http://www.kuisiware.com/our-products/grill-lantern-bbq-grill-light] and trying delicious and unique recipes, he is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his blog. For more grilling secrets, tips, recipes and more, head over to Adrian's page [http://www.kuisiware.com/].

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3 Meat Pie Recipes That Are a Must-Try

3 Meat Pie Recipes That Are a Must-Try
By Adrian T. Cheng

During birthdays, Thanksgiving or Christmas, it's not a surprise to see that pie is served. It's because it is considered to be a special dish especially when homemade. But you don't have to wait for a special occasion to eat one, make these delicious meat pies at home and it will feel like the holidays!

Meat Loaf Overload

What you need:

  • 1/2 kilogram ground beef, cooked
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 piece 9-inch unbaked pie crust
  • 2 cups prepared mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup whole corn kernel
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup

Mix together cooked beef, egg, onion, Worcestershire sauce and ketchup in a bowl. Spread corn kernels evenly over crust then top with beef mixture. Layer with mashed potatoes then sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Bake pie in a pre-heated oven (350 degrees F) until cheese has melted and lightly browned, about 30 to 40 minutes.

Creamy Turkey Pie

What you need:

  • 2 cups cooked turkey, sliced into bite-size pieces
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables
  • 1 1/2 cup condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 package 9-inch double crust pie
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned pepper blend

Place 1 pastry crust on a baking dish and set aside. In a large bowl, combine turkey, mixed vegetables, cream of chicken soup, cheddar cheese, salt and pepper. Pour mixture over prepared pie crust then top with the remaining pie crust. Pinch the edges of the crusts together to seal. Using a sharp knife, cut a slit on top of the pie. Bake in a pre-heated oven (350 degrees F) for 35 to 40 minutes, or until filling is bubbling and crust is golden brown.

Tacoriffic!

What you need:

  • 1/2 kilogram ground beef, cooked
  • 1 package refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 1 3/4 cup refried beans
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup salsa, slightly drained
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons taco seasoning

Press dough in an oiled deep-dish pie pan. Spread beans evenly over the dough then top with sour cream. Season cooked ground beef with taco seasoning then sprinkle over sour cream. Layer with salsa and top with cheddar cheese. Bake in a pre-heated oven (350 degrees F) for 30 minutes or until crust has browned and cheese has melted.

Enjoy a hearty, heavy meal with your family and friends with these delicious meat pie recipes!

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger and a BBQ expert. Through years of grilling experience, reviewing various grill gadgets and trying delicious and unique recipes, he is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his blog. For more grilling secrets, tips, recipes and more, head over to Adrian's website where he has other interesting posts [http://www.kuisiware.com/].

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Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Eating - The Top 3 Ways to Easily Remove Added Sugar From Your Diet

Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Eating - The Top 3 Ways to Easily Remove Added Sugar From Your Diet
By Beverleigh H Piepers

Sugar is found in just about everything! It is so hard to pick up any packaged food items and not see some form of hidden sugar listed in the ingredient list. Sugar is also in foods you would never suspect...

  • salad dressing,
  • pasta sauce,
  • ketchup, and
  • protein powder.

You name it; chances are there is added sugar. Not only that, sugar can be listed on an ingredient list many different ways, so finding the hidden sources can be a bit tricky and can require you to do some detective work.

To help you start to remove some of the top hidden sources of sugar from your diet, here are three of the top offenders you may not know to contain sugar at all and some alternatives you can use instead of these sugary foods.

1. Make Your Own Salad Dressing. Who would have though salad dressing would be a source of hidden sugar? This can be a big issue because you may think you are doing something great for your health by enjoying a salad, but what you put on your salad matters. Sadly, some salad dressing contains upwards of five grams of added sugar, so skip the sugar and make your own!

You can make your delicious homemade dressing using olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and your favorite herbs and spices.

2. Stop Eating Flavored Yogurt. Flavored yogurt can contain an average of 10 grams of added sugar! That is a lot of sugar in just one small container of yogurt. For a healthier choice, try enjoying plain unsweetened Greek yogurt, and sweetening it yourself with fresh berries and a drizzle of raw honey.

3. Swap Juice with Fruit-Infused Water. Juice is a notorious source of added sugar but is something many people enjoy as a regular part of their diet. Instead of any sweetened beverage, make refreshing fruit-infused water with fresh cucumbers and raspberries, and use sparkling water for an added kick.

The bottom line; sugar is in almost every packaged food item, but with a few food swaps, you can be well on your way to reducing the total amount of sugar in your diet.

In addition to eliminating these foods and choosing healthier options, you will also want to watch out for ingredients ending in "ose" as these too are sugars. Natural sweeteners like honey and pure maple syrup are okay, but these should be enjoyed in moderation as well.

Try making these sugar swaps to remove the hidden sources of sugar, and be mindful of the ingredients in every food you eat. Taking these small but essential steps will lead to lasting changes in your diet and overall health.

Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.

For nearly 25 years Beverleigh Piepers has searched for and found a number of secrets to help you build a healthy body. Go to http://DrugFreeType2Diabetes.com to learn about some of those secrets.

The answer isn't in the endless volumes of available information but in yourself.

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Foil Dinner Recipes That Everyone Is Loving Right Now

Foil Dinner Recipes That Everyone Is Loving Right Now
By Adrian T. Cheng

Preparing dinner for the entire family doesn't have to be too much hard work, especially when you don't have enough time on some days. If you don't have the luxury of time but still want to prepare a fulfilling dinner, why not go for a foil dinner? It's super easy to prepare and the best part is, no clean up required after!

Try these popular foil dinner recipes:

Hawaiian Chicken Extravaganza

What you need:

  • 1 kilogram chicken breast, chopped
  • 2 cups rice of your choice, cooked
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 large head broccoli, chopped
  • 2 cups green peas
  • 2 cups crushed pineapple
  • 2 to 3 cups teriyaki sauce

Prepare 4 sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil, folding the sides to create a 1-inch rim. Spray the foil with cooking spray. Divide the rice, chicken, onions, bell peppers, broccoli, green peas and pineapple between 4 foils. Fold up the sides to create a packet. Drizzle each with teriyaki sauce. If grilling, cook the packets on a pre-heated grill over medium high heat, turning a few times, for 30 minutes. When baking, cook packets on pre-heated oven (400F) for 30 minutes. Allow a few minutes to cool before opening the packets.

Cheesy Burger and Veggie Packets

What you need:

  • 1/2 kilogram ground beef
  • 2 potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 12 cherry potatoes, halved
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced baby carrots
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons peppered seasoned salt

In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup chopped onions and Worcestershire sauce. Season with 1 teaspoon seasoned salt. Using clean hands, shape mixture into 1-inch thick patties. Prepare 4 pieces of 18x12 inches heavy duty aluminum foil and spray each with cooking spray. Divide potatoes, beef patties, cherry tomatoes, carrots and remaining seasoned salt among 4 foil sheets then fold over sides to seal. Cook on a pre-heated grill, covered, over medium heat until all ingredients are heated through and potatoes are tender, about 18 to 20 minutes. Allow to cool before consuming.

Enjoy your next meal time with the entire family - something fulfilling, satisfying and most of all, delicious! Prepare any of these easy foil dinner recipes - we're sure you won't be able to get enough (and so will your loved ones!)

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger and a BBQ expert. Through years of grill experience, reviewing various grilling accessories and trying delicious and unique recipes, he is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his blog. For more grilling secrets, tips, recipes and more, head over to Adrian's website where he has other interesting grill-related products and posts.

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3 Fuss-Free Slow Cooker Desserts That You Can't Afford To Miss

3 Fuss-Free Slow Cooker Desserts That You Can't Afford To Miss
By Adrian T. Cheng

Many people say that cooking food using a slow cooker is the easiest way to do it. You can absolutely cook anything using your crock pot, including scrumptious sweet treats. Like any other dish that is slow cooked, a crock pot will bring out the flavors of your ingredients and blend it perfectly!

Try these fuss-free slow cooker dessert recipes now:

Crockpot Caramel Cake

What you need:

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups yellow cake mix
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup International Delight Creamer (Caramel Macchiato)
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Cooking spray
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Ice cream of your choice

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, cakemix, creamer and oil until smooth. Spray a slow cooker with cooking spray then pour batter in. Place water in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave until boiling. Mix brown sugar and butter with the boiling water then pour mixture over batter. Place a paper towel before covering the pot (it will absorb moisture so that the cake won't get soggy). Cook for 1 to 2 hours on high. Transfer to a serving plate, top with ice cream and drizzle with caramel sauce.

Easy Slow Cooked Dulce de Leche

What you need:

  • 2 cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 6-oz glass jar with lids
  • Water

Divide the condensed milk among the glass jars. Seal tightly with lids and place jars in a cooker, not touching each other. Pour water in the cooker, about 2 inches above the lids. Cover and cook for 10 hours on low. When ready, use tongs to remove jars from the cooker and allow to cool in room temperature.

Crock Pot Yummy Choco Milk Pudding

What you need:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 box brownie mix
  • 1 pack chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups milk
  • Ice cream

Prepare the brownie mix according to package instructions including the egg. Pour mixture in a crockpot sprayed with cooking spray. In a bowl, whisk together the chocolate pudding mix and milk until smooth then slowly pour mixture over brownie batter. Cover with a paper towel before the lid and cook for 2 to 3 hours on high. When ready, transfer to a serving platter then top with ice cream. Serve warm.

Prepare restaurant quality sweet treats with your crock pot - they're easy to prepare and just as good as store-bought ones! Try these fuss-free slow cooker dessert recipes now!

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger and a BBQ expert. Through years of grill experience, reviewing various grilling accessories and trying delicious and unique recipes, he is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his blog. For more grilling secrets, tips, recipes and more, head over to Adrian's website where he has other interesting grill-related products and posts.

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Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Eating - Should You Eat Pasta?

Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Eating - Should You Eat Pasta?
By Beverleigh H Piepers

One question many people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes who are looking to control their blood sugar levels and lose weight, is whether or not they should include pasta in their eating plan on a regular basis. Is pasta a "safe" carb to consume? Your gut instinct may be to say no. So, is this a fact?

Here's what to know...

1. The Calorie Content Of Pasta. The reason you often hear pasta should not be consumed when following a weight loss plan is it contains far more calories than you probably bargained for - that is if you eat a typically sized serving. As a rule, people sit down to a one to two cup serving which is too much for anyone to have, whether they are dealing with Type 2 diabetes or not. A one or two cup serving can add up to almost 100 grams of carbs, which is way more than anyone needs to consume in a single sitting.

If you can moderate how much you eat and only eat a half cup, pasta is not too bad. It will then just give you around 25 grams of carbs, which is a "safe" amount to eat on any healthy eating plan.

2. How Pasta is Cooked Matters. Also, keep in mind how you chose to cook pasta. You may be surprised to learn pasta has a low GI mainly if it is served al dente, or not overcooked. Moreover, slightly chilled pasta has a lower GI and is, therefore, a healthier option.

3. Eat It With A Meal. Finally, you will want to ensure you eat your pasta with some protein and fat. Adding protein and fats will help to further slow down the release of the carbohydrates into your bloodstream, ensuring you are not going to experience a high that is problematic for people with Type 2 diabetes and blood sugar issues. However, do watch you do not add too many fats. Having a high fat intake and a high carb intake at the same meal can increase your risk for weight gain.

It is when you eat a large plate of pasta without added protein and some fat you will find you run into trouble.

Keep these points in mind and know pasta is not necessarily a bad choice. You do need to be careful in the manner you eat it though, and if you are, it is an acceptable addition to your diet plan.

Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.

For nearly 25 years Beverleigh Piepers has searched for and found a number of secrets to help you build a healthy body. Go to http://DrugFreeType2Diabetes.com to learn about some of those secrets.

The answer isn't in the endless volumes of available information but in yourself.

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3 Delicious Foods You Won't Believe You Can Grill (Plus Recipes)

3 Delicious Foods You Won't Believe You Can Grill (Plus Recipes)
By Adrian T. Cheng

Everybody knows that the grill isn't just for burgers, hotdogs, steaks or sausages - the possibilities are endless if you love to barbecue. Apart from seafood, fruits and vegetables, you can also make decadent desserts and heart snacks. Be adventurous! You won't know the limit of what you can cook on the grill if you're not!

Try these 3 yummy foods you won't believe you can grill:

Assorted Nuts

Try this recipe: You're Nuts

What you need:

  • 3 cups assorted whole nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

In a large bowl, combine garlic, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, butter, soy sauce, chilli powder, hot pepper sauce and cinnamon. Stir to combine ingredients well. Place nuts in the bowl and toss to coat with marinade. Transfer nuts to a large foil pan and cook on a pre-heated grill over very low indirect heat, stirring every 10 minutes, until nuts are crisp and dry, about 20 to 25 minutes. Watch closely during the last few minutes to avoid nuts from burning. Cool completely before serving.

Strawberries

Try this recipe: Sugar and Vinegar Grilled Strawberries

What you need:

  • 3 cups fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 carton vanilla ice cream of your choice

Place the strawberries and balsamic vinegar on a bowl. Toss strawberries to coat with vinegar. Place sugar on a separate bowl. Roll each strawberry over sugar to coat. Thread strawberries on skewers and refrigerate for 25 to 20 minutes. When ready, grill strawberry skewers for 2 to 3 minutes per side. Rub the inside of your ice cream bowls with rosemary sprigs then fill with scoops of vanilla ice cream. Top ice cream with grilled strawberries.

Donuts

Try this recipe: Donut Share Me

What you need:

  • 6 fresh glazed donuts
  • 3 cup fresh mixed berries, chilled
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

Brush grill with canola oil. Heat glazed donuts on a pre-heated grill over medium high heat for 20 to 30 seconds per side only. Be careful, the sugar burns easily so you have to keep a close eye. Remove from heat and serve with chilled mixed fresh berries.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to grilling, so for a start, try these 3 foods you won't believe you can grill!

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger and a BBQ expert. Through years of grill experience, reviewing various grilling accessories and trying delicious and unique recipes, he is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his blog. For more grilling secrets, tips, recipes and more, head over to Adrian's website where he has other interesting grill-related products and posts.

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3 Mouth-Watering Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes To Try

3 Mouth-Watering Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes To Try
By Adrian T. Cheng

If you ask people about what their go-to or comfort food is, many would surely answer "grilled cheese sandwich". That's not surprising, it's a filling meal or snack by itself and it's incredibly easy to prepare. And the best part is, it appeals to kids and adults alike. The next time you crave for one, make it even more appetizing and try these mouth-watering grilled cheese sandwich recipes!

Berry-Apple Grilled Cheese

What you need:

  • 8 slices bread
  • 8 slices cheese
  • 2 red apples, sliced thinly
  • 4 tablespoons cranberry sauce
  • 4 tablespoons butter (at room temperature)

Butter one side of each bread then place 4, buttered side down, on a plate. Place a slice of cheese on top of each slice, spread cranberry sauce over it then top with apple slices. Place another slice of cheese on top of the apple slices then finish off with the rest of the bread slices (buttered side up) to make a sandwich. Cook sandwiches in batches on a pre-heated pan over medium high heat for 3 minutes per side or until cheese melts. Serve immediately.

Cheesy Avocado and Turkey Bacon Sandwich

What you need:

  • 4 slices artisan bread
  • 4 slices butterball turkey bacon, cooked
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • Fresh basil leaves

Spread butter over one side of each bread slice. Place a slice of bread, buttered side down on a skillet. Arrange the sandwich by layering mozzarella, turkey bacon, avocado slices and tomato slices. Sprinkle with fresh basil leaves then top with another bread slice, buttered side up. Cook over medium high heat until sandwich turns golden brown and cheese has melted, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Best served warm.

Yummy Apple and Caramel Grilled Cheese

What you need:

  • 2 slices bread
  • 3 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 3 teaspoons apple filling
  • 3 teaspoons mascarpone cheese
  • 1 teaspoon caramel

Butter one side of each bread slice and place one slice, buttered side down, on a flat surface. Layer mascarpone cheese, apple filling and caramel then top with the remaining bread slice, buttered side up. Cook on a pre-heated pan over medium high heat for 3 minutes per side or until cheese has melted and the sandwich is starting to have a golden brown color. Slice in half and serve immediately.

If you're a sandwich fan then you'll definitely love these grilled cheese sandwich recipes!

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger and a BBQ expert. Through years of grill experience, reviewing various grilling accessories and trying delicious and unique recipes, he is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his blog. For more grilling secrets, tips, recipes and more, head over to Adrian's website where he has other interesting grill-related products and posts.

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