Techniques for grilling & the best mustard ever!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Today I made myself own driving caused me to become nauseous. Too many sharp and fast turns I tell ya, but eating lunch after made me feel better.

Last night I had no choice but to cook chicken, I've been thawing my chicken breasts for a couple days and it was time to get grilling. I added a dry salad dressing mix to the chicken.

shook and made sure that the mix was evenly distributed then tenderized it.

This is my favorite technique when using a foreman grill, to use parchment paper to line between the chicken and the grill.

Spray the parchment paper with cooking spray

Add your meat and line another oil-coated parchment paper on top.
Then PRESS! and continue on with your business.

If you worry whether the remaining fat would drip, well, it works!

I grilled twice, the first three breasts were grilling for 15 minutes but unfortunately the chicken got a little burnt. So for my second batch, I made sure to limit the time and go for 12 minutes instead, it came out better! Just make sure you check every 5 minutes.

Yup, not getting salmonella poisoning tonight. Hallejiullah


This may not be a delightful picture, but I was so delighted after I dumped this in the sink, knowing that it wasn't going to be in my body.

After my chicken cooked I decided to prepare all of my eats for the next couple of days.
Just to make it easier on myself, it's so easy to stay on track with eating right when its already prepared and in your cooler.

Favorite time saver tips:
* I like to pack 3 days worth snacks so I can grab-n-go. Cook batches of rice, chicken, and veggies so that it spans out for a few days. So simple, I would only have to cook two/three times a week.

* I used to cook oatmeal in a slow cooker, cooking it enough to last three days. It's a time saver!

Let me share with you a new mustard that I am in love with!
When it comes to mustard, it's either you love it, or you hate it. I used to hate mustard because it smelled funny. When I used to work at a movie theatre, I remember I was so hungry that I wanted to add any extra calories to my meal possible, so I ate my food with mustard. Funny, because mustard doesn't tip top on the high calorie scale, but I just wanted more quantity to what I ate. After realizing that I can tolerate mustard, I wasn't afraid to try it anymore.

D.L Jardines is bombbbb! Jalapeno n' Mesquite flavored.

I discovered it at Whole Foods, but it's a little pricey, scaling around $5. If you LOVE mustard, go for it. If you are curious...think about it. If you hate mustard, don't buy it.

I love how there is a slight tang from the jalapenos, it's salty and vinegary, and then there's a slight hint mesquite that hits you out of NO WHERE! and you're left wondering where the BBQ beef chunks in your mouth disappeared to, but you realize you're just eating mustard and imagining things...then your mouth waterssss. My mouth is watering right now.

++ I made the mistake of packing 2 tbsn worth with me today. So tomorrow at work, I will fill my container with triple that!

This morning!
Called for Green Monsters again. I am really hoping I can incorpate this every morning. I just love it.

Empty inside...don't worry I will fill you up baby.

Come to mama...

What's in it:
* 1 cup of almond milk
* 1 cup of frozen spinach
* 1/3 slice of frozen banana
* 1 tbsn of wheatgrass powder
* 3g of Raw Maca Powder
* 15g of Bee Pollen

It was very tangy and malty. The maca made it seem like I was drinking something slightly fermented. But I enjoyed it after a few swigs after I thought about the nutrients I was feeding my body.

Are you a mustard person? Any favorite kinds of mustards? there are so many out there in the world!
If not, then what condiments do you prefer?


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) March 26, 2010 at 8:50 PM  

Hi Angela!
Thanks for giving me the deets on the SD locale :) yay for SD people and places!

Thanks for the props re my bikini aspirations and your support, you're too kind :)

And mustard. OMG I have rediscovered my passion for it! As you can maybe tell from my recent posts.

And i love your very clean blogger layout. I am so sick of mine and want something basic and white and clean. love yours!

Jenn March 27, 2010 at 7:23 AM  

Love mustard!

I get carsick so EASILY. I've made myself carsick too. It sucks. Ick. Glad you felt better after you ate.

Heather (Where's the Beach) March 27, 2010 at 3:45 PM  

That mustard sounds great. I am a mustard fan as long as it's not just plain yellow mustard. Mustards work so well as marinades.

Alyson @ Nourished Fitness March 28, 2010 at 9:04 AM  

I've just started trying Maca & Bee Pollen.. haven't decided how much I like either yet.. definitely acquired tastes, but I think I'll come around.

Anonymous March 29, 2010 at 3:50 AM  

great tips for grilling... really really cool method! :)

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