Get Me to the Grill
If you know anything about me at all, you know it love to grill.
I grill all year round. I have so many memories of my Dad and I firing up the grill in the middle of winter with snow falling down on us just to grill a salmon for dinner.
To me, everything just tastes better when it’s grilled!
Last night was no exception.
Do you ever have those meals that you throw together within seconds with no hopes in it actually turning out well, but they turn amazing? Well, that is exactly what happened to me last night! It was a meal that made me sit back, shake my head, and say “gee, I’m good.” ;)
You’re all in luck today because I will be sharing this delicious meal with you for WIAW! Such perfect timing! :)
Like I said, this meal was thrown together in minutes. It was kind of hodge podge too, but it all came together somehow!
I saw my overgrown kale plant outside and began to think that I should really start using kale more regularly, so I snipped off some kale leaves and planned to use it for dinner.
I also had some remnants of an eggplant leftover in my fridge begging to be used up, so I chose to use them in my dinner as well.
Since, everything tastes so much better grilled, I fired up the grilled and began to grill both the kale and the eggplant.
For the eggplant, I used walnut oil, garlic juice, and greek basil from my garden. This was my first time ever bbqing eggplant. I wanted it to get really crispy on the outsides, but it wasn’t happening so I finished it off by putting it in a frying pan on the stove – that gave me the crispiness I was looking for ;)
It was also my first time grilling kale.
I’ve had kale chips before and they were great, but grilled kale is so much better. Trust me. You need to shut that oven off and fire up your grill next time you have kale.
All I did was rub the kale leaves down with olive oil, grill them until crisp, and season with garlic powder. They were delicious.
Everything came together so beautifully.
I served my grilled kale and sautéed eggplant with grilled basa. I seasoned by basa with the following:
dried cilantro leaves
I basically crossed my fingers hoping that this spice combination would turn out well and taste good, but I was wrong – it tasted phenomenal ;)
I’m taking today as a rest day because my body needs it. I have DOMS in my triceps like you wouldn’t believe, so I don’t think my scheduled shoulder workout would go as well as I want it to if I tried to push through a workout today. It was far more important to listen to your body!
I am one workout away from completing week 1 of my third program and am loving it so far! Tara sure knows her stuff ;)
She also knows how to kill my legs.
Yesterday was my plyometric leg workout and it consisted of a lot of bodyweight exercises as well as supersetting deadlifts, walking lunges, and kettlebell swings with plyometric moves. Let’s just say I was a ball of sweat by the end of this workout and a post workout protein shake never tasted so good.
Although I do love the ginger peach smoothie shown above, I’ve come up with a new one for you to try out! It’s so yummy!
Blackberry Cardamom Chocolate Protein Shake
1 cup blackberries
1 scoop chocolate protein powder (vanilla tastes good, too)
3 drops lemon stevia
Blend all together and slurp away!
Have a great Wednesday, friends!
Have you ever grilled kale before?
Have you tried garlic juice before? My Dad orders it online for me. I go through this stuff like crazy ;) You can use it in so many different ways!
How do you season your fish? I’m always coming up with new spice blends, but the one I shared with you in this post is definitely a winner!
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