Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Two Sisters Blogging~Grilling Edition~

I am especially excited about today's blog post, but this post has been done together with my bestie, Heather, from www.goldenreflectionsblog.com. Together we have started a new series called Two Sisters Blogging, where we will share from time to time, recipes, organizing tips, activities for children and more! So watch for these periodic vlog posts!
We hope you enjoy this vlog today and we especially hope you try out the grilling marinade!


Grilling Recipe for Vegetable Skewers with a Delicious Marinade
Recipe is courtesy of: Whole Living Whole Health  

Ingredients:
2 medium red potatoes
1 cup extra-firm tofu chunks
1 cup red, yellow, or green bell pepper chunks (I used a variety)
1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1 cup red onion chunks
1 cup white button mushrooms
1/2 cup zucchini chunks
1/2 cup yellow squash chunks
1 cup cherry tomatoes
skewers

Marinade:
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup lemon or lime juice
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp maple syrup
2 Tbsp garlic, minced
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil leaves
1/2 tsp salt
freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions:
Cut potatoes into cubes (with the skin on) and place in boiling water. Cook until fork tender. Drain and set aside.
Whisk all marinade ingredients together until well incorporated.
Place the potatoes and the vegetables in a shallow dish or container (I used a gallon ziploc bag). Pour marinade over vegetables. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Preheat outdoor grill to medium heat.
Remove vegetables from marinade, reserving the extra marinade. Thread vegetables onto skewers, alternating colors. Cook skewers on grill until vegetables are slightly charred all over, about 10 minutes, basting with reserved marinade and turning occasionally.

*we didn't add cherry tomatoes. *we poured all the marinade over the veggies and let marinate and then threaded on the skewers. *We used Fri-chick for a meat substitute, but you can use the tofu as called for, or even real meat if that suits you. *The pineapple was delicious on these! *I sprinkled the tops of the finished veggie skewers with salt. Love the pop of taste that gave!

We hope you have enjoyed this episode of Two Sisters Blogging! :) We will be back again with another episode soon so watch for that. (a fun activity for kids!)

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