Grilling Shish Kebabs

Who doesn’t love kebabs; these are delicious, juicy and tender pieces of meat. Grilling kebabs are very common nowadays. Many people spend weekends in making kebabs using best gas grills with their family or friends. There are so many restaurants where you can find these delicious meat pieces but the best way to enjoy the flavor and taste of the dish is by cooking it yourself. There are many varieties in kebabs; among them shish kebabs are the most famous. Today I will share my favorite recipe for shish kebab.

First of all, go to your butcher and ask for filet mignon cut of beef. As is the tenderest cut, and will be cook very tender but its expensive, so if you are on budget you can try top sirloin or any other cheap cut. Cooking time will be little bit more and to ensure the perfect doneness marination should be done a day before. Now get your beef cutted in one and a half inches pieces.

Now for the spice rub, we will need two and a half teaspoon of garlic, one and a half teaspoon of nutmeg, one teaspoon of mediterranean all spices rub, one teaspoon of paprika, dried oregano, salt and freshly grounded pepper. You will be needing butter and finely chopped coriander, later during the grilling. Mix all of these spices and rub all of them on the beef pieces. Make sure that all of the beef pieces are mix properly.

Now, we have to make marinate for the beef, for that we will need one large onion thinly chopped. Place them in a bowl, deep enough to submerge all of the beef pieces in marinate. Than add the juice of the two lemons and a cup of extra virgin olive oil and a pomegranate juice in bowl. Now transfer all the beef pieces in marinate and let them marinate for a day.

Next day take out your marinated beef and skewer the beef in the metal skewers and if using wooden skewers, soak them at least an hour before you grill so that it will not burn. You can also add the onions, bell peppers and jalapenos cutted in the size of the beef on the skewer. Once you are done with skewing of the beef, start the gas grill. Check the gas level in the propane tank and if natural gas then there is no need to worry, then turn the gas knobs on and ignite the flame with the help of a lighter. Clean the gas grill and let the grates of the gas grill be warmed, on a high heat for about ten minutes. Now rub cooking oil on the grates of the gas grill and place the skewers on the grill but make sure that before putting the skewers on the gas grill, baste them with the marinate one more time. Now grill the skewers on medium heat for about four to five minutes each side. Once your each side is done baste them with the mixture of butter and coriander.

Serve your delicious shish kebabs along with pita bread, hummus and a mediterranean salad. This recipe was for three pounds of beef, make sure to alter the proportion according to your need.

The Best Recipes to Utilize your Cold Press Juicer with

So you ended up buying a cold press juicer because it was on sale and it has been sitting on your kitchen shelf for quite a while. Or maybe you have run out of ideas of what to make and your cold press juicer is just sitting there catching dust. There could be a number of reasons why your cold press juicer is not getting the attention it needs and I am going to give you more reasons to clean it up and start using it again on a daily basis.

Juices are a very simple and easy way to get those daily doses of vitamins. Almost every medical professional, doctor, fitness athlete etc. will recommend a morning glass or two of juice. It is an amazing way to start your day and it does not have to be just for the morning. A glass of juice with every meal or before and after a workout can do wonders for your digestive system. An apple a day keeps the doctor away is a famous saying and if you replace apple with a glass of juice, it could do more wonders for your overall health. Juices are not just a way to be healthy, they offer excellent nutrition and are an effective way to keep yourself hydrated during the summers and be substituted in place of an unhealthy snack.

Cold press juicers can work with almost all sorts of fruits and vegetables as long as you remove any seeds that might not be edible or ruin the feel of having a drink. You can have a bunch of fruits and veggies mixed together to make an amazing taste or you can have a single fruit mixed in to get the full taste and enjoyment of it. Dry fruits and nuts can also be added in the mixture but you will have to grind them before adding them in the juice mixture. The following is a list of recipes you could use and combine with an unlimited number of choices to get the best taste and the best of each fruit in one glass of juice:

2 apples, 3 cucumbers, a large handful of greens (kale, spinach or even lettuce), 3 celery stalks, 1 green capsicum, 1 lemon, a few sprigs of coriander, 1 inch ginger.

2 cucumbers, a large handful of kale or spinach, a handful of parsley, 1 green capsicum, 1 lime, 2 chunks of pineapple, a few sprigs of mint.

2 carrots, 2 oranges, 1 cucumber, 1 medium beetroot, a handful of parsley, a handful of kale or spinach, 1 lemon, 1 inch ginger.

2 carrots, 2 red apples, 1 red capsicum, 1 cucumber, 2 celery stalks, 1 lemon, a handful of parsley, 1 inch turmeric root.

None of these drinks have any specific names and therefore you are free to call them whatever you want to. Cold Pressed Juicer Buyer Guide (2018-19) can help you in making a wise decision for purchasing cold pressed juicer machine. All these drinks can have anything removed according to your taste buds or if you might have any allergies related to them. The same goes for adding any fruits or veggies for extra nutrition. If you plan on adding grinded nuts and dry fruits in the mixture make sure you are not allergic to them as quite a few people can experience discomfort when consuming them.

How to make soup in a blender

Blenders are very important cooking tools and are found in mostly all average kitchens. Contrary to the common belief, they are not just used for smoothies and milkshakes. You will be surprised to know they are also used for making soups and sauces. Most children do not enjoy eating vegetables. If you are facing the same troubles with your family and want to increase their vegetable consumption so that all the nutrients from the healthy, fresh vegetables can be transported to your children’s body, you have come to the right place! Serve them with deliciously cooked homemade soups made with fresh vegetables and your blender. Your kids will not be able to resist.

Soups are a heavenly treat in the cold winter evenings. A sip of hot soup spreads a comforting warmth quickly throughout your body making you forget the cold breezes outside. Your family can enjoy a hot cup of soup by the fireplace after a long tiring day.
As the first step, you will need to choose a good blender, one that is up to the task. You can use a countertop blender but be careful as not all countertop blenders are designed to withstand hot ingredients. Also, the transfer of ingredients to and from the blender jar will require the cleaning of multiple utensils. A better option therefore is an immersion blender (also called a hand blender). Using an immersion blender to make soup, you can blend your hot ingredients right in the pan. No extensive cleaning is required as with the countertop blenders. If you want to buy a best blender for your kitchen, blender buyer’s guide can helps you to make the easy selection.

Follow these steps to make homemade vegetable soup in your blender:

Ingredients:

1 cup vegetables
1 clove of garlic
1 cup of vegetable stock
1/3 cup milk or yogurt

Method:

  • Wash the vegetables and cut them into smaller pieces. You can use just about any vegetable to make soup. Carrots and tomatoes, however, are the most popular.
  • Next, put all the ingredients in a large pot, turn on the flame and let it cook till the vegetables are soft.
  • Immerse your hand blender into the pot and blend all ingredients until you get a smooth texture. If you do not have an immersion blender, you can transfer the ingredients to the jar of your countertop blender. Pulse it for a couple of seconds or until the mixture is smooth. If your countertop blender cannot handle hot ingredients wait for them to cool down before blending them. For purchasing a blender than can also blend hot ingredients, you can read blender reviews. After the blending task is done, you can transfer them back to the pot and reheat the mixture.
  • You can add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Your soup is ready to be served. You can serve it with bread or crackers. If you want your soup to be a full meal, you can also serve it with rice.
  • This recipe makes enough soup for 4 servings.

This method for making soup is so fast and easy that once you have tried it, you will be making it every other day.