Effective Ways on How to Grill Beets in 2020

Effective Ways on How to Grill Beets in 2020

Most people are not even aware that beets can be grilled to bring out their earthly sweetness together with the candied coating and smoky flavor. However, for the few who have already known the spirit of vegetables that comes with grilled beets know exactly the ecstasy feeling. And they have definitely experienced the transformative nature that these roots comes with. Their true sweetness becomes magical especially when they are perfectly grilled. Grilled beets are very delicious and can be served with any other grilled vegetables platter. If you are among the majority who have not boarded the grilled beet train yet, then chances are that you have never even learnt the different ways of grilling them. Below is the step by step procedure on how to grill beets that you can follow to make crunchy and delicious grilled beets with just a few ingredients such as freshly cracked black pepper, kosher salt, olive oil and aluminum foil. >>> see more: Health Benefits of Beets Prepare and Clean the Grill Before you even think of starting the grilling process, you should ensure that your grill is sparkling clean. To clean your grill, you can wipe the grill with a clean rag or brush. You can also use the profession grill cleaners to clean the grill before you start the grilling process. Once you are certain your grill is clean you can sprinkle small amount of olive oil just to ensure your beets won’t stick on the grills and heat the grill for a few minutes. Most professionals prefer the charcoal grills since they infuse the smoky flavor, but there is no harm in using the gas grill.    Prepare your Beets You then need to prepare your beets. To do this, put your beets in cold running water then scrub off the skin to remove all the cake on dirt. This does not mean you peel the skin of beets. However, remember to cut off the stem about a quarter inch from the beets bottom so that you find it easy to peel them later. Putting the beets on the aluminum foil, sprinkle them with pepper and salt and douse them with a good amount of oil preferably olive oil. Lastly wrap all the beets tightly with the aluminum foil. Grill the Beets Until they Become Tender To perfectly grill your beets, place the beets wrapped with aluminum foils directly on the…

spaghetti squash pizza crust

Oh! Update on Oktoberfest…I was talking about it for long enough. Has any of you been? It’s crazy. First, we drove to Garmisch and stayed at Edelweiss the military hotel. It is SO pretty there, I really liked it. We saw a little of the town and went to eat at a Thai/Indian restaurant. I’m not sure what they were exactly, but they had a random mix on the menu. I had this pumpkin saffron soup and potato crusted cod, but I pulled the potato off lol. It was really good. I also got one of those Dirndl tops to wear to Oktoberfest. We ended up driving to Munich from our hotel because the train took too long. We got there and spent a good 20-25 minutes looking for a place to park. Then we get into Oktoberfest, and it was packed with millions of people we could barely move around. It is definitely not stroller friendly. People had their kids in strollers or on their shoulders, and it was just a hassle. Everything had an incredibly long line, but we ended up getting the typical fest food (sausage, pork, beefsteak etc) and walked around a bit trying to dodge the throw up on the ground. In other words, after 2 hours we left lol. It was cool to actually go and say I have been there…but the highlight of the weekend was Garmisch. If I ever went to Oktoberfest again, it would be just with my husband no kids. We cant go next year because he will be deployed  (hopefully it get’s cancelled…pray! I want him to stay lol)  Ok enough about that. I have officially made Beef with Coconut Saffron, Chipotle’s Barbacoa, Eggplant Crust and now I have made Spaghetti Squash Crust!! Like I said in my other pizza post, my husband has only had cauliflower crust because while I was doing all my experimenting, he was in Korea. He loved the pizzas I made tonight…the zucchini and spaghetti squash. I am glad he liked it as much as he did, now we don’t have to order pizza when they are in the mood for that. Yay! spaghetti squash pizza crust recipe Ingredients 1 spaghetti squash 2 egg whites 1/2 tsp salt tsp pepper 1/4 tsp cayenne1 tsp oregano 1 Tbsp coconut flour 2 Tbsp almond flour Toppings I used: 1 cup mozzarella cheese 20 pepperoni 1/4 red pepper, sliced thin 1/4 yellow pepper,…

Not Chipotle’s Barbacoa Bowl

So I was debating…do I post it? Do I not? I wasn’t sure because it wasn’t daylight outside and I want a better set up and photo…but whatever who cares about that, this was super good. Please note as well, I load up my plates for photos…or the image is zoomed in with a small bowl….not eating ginormous portions over here lol. Anyways, today my friend and I went to Rothenburg (Germany) to pick some tulips…its cool because they have these flower fields, and you pick them yourself, and drop a few euros in the box. Its so much cheaper to do it this way, and the little kids have fun doing it too! So I got some yellow and red tulips, they are so pretty on my table for Easter! So you know how you tell people about In-N-Out and they say “oh I have never been there” and your response is like “……….wait…….” as if its not real life because what American hasn’t been there? lol I kinda figured Chipotle was like that, especially because there are more locations than In-N-Out…there’s even a Chipotle in Frankfurt!! I was wrong, still not many people I talk to have been there. I think both situations should change. Anyway, Chipotle does a Barbacoa beef…no it is not traditional Mexican Barbacoa. It is slow cooked beef with some spices and chilies in adobo, etc. I don’t know for sure, but I just added what I thought would work best. It was soo good, not like Chipotle and a little more spicy, but we loved it. At Chipotle they do burrito bowls with rice, beans, meat etc….I took a different take and made a dressing-free salad with it! Try it, so simple and SO yummy! chipotle barbacoa recipe Ingredients For the beef: 3 lbs chuck roast, trimmed of fat 1 tsp Himalayan salt (or table salt works, but the other is healthier) 1 tsp pepper 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1-1/2 Tbsp ground cumin 5 garlic cloves, peeled 1/2 tsp ground clove 1 Tbsp oregano 1 tsp paprika 5 chili peppers in adobo sauce, plus 1 Tbsp adobo sauce 2 limes, juiced 1 cup chicken broth For the Avocado Mash: 1-1/2 ripe Avocado, seed and skin removed 1/2 lime, juiced 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt 1/2 tsp pepper For the Corn Salsa: 1/2 cup corn kernels 3 tomatoes, chopped 1/2 jalapeno, finely diced 1…

Moroccan Beef with Coconut Saffron Cauli-Rice

In other news….I feel like everyone who goes to the gym should wear clothes. Don’t you?? I think you do. Clothes are always a good idea…and if you are in the sauna…a towel should be the minimum requirement. They should make “sauna rules” signs and have that on there. I just feel like its necessary and helpful for future eyesight. Better yet, workout at home, buy a Beachbody package from me, and wear as many or few clothes as you want working out in your own home lol. Sounds good to me.  On that note, I did Insanity Plyo Cardio Circuit today along with P90X arms and back. I have some new weights, resistance bands and what not in my house so that’s convenient. My favorite workout pants are also too big! That is some amazing news! Anyway, have you ever had Moroccan beef before? I have many times, and its yummy! You know what I miss…Indian food. I haven’t seen any Indian food restaurants here in Germany. I also don’t want to make Naan bread because that would be against everything I’m doing, but pretend I went TO a place and accidentally ate the Naan bread…that would be OK because its already made and eaten on impulse….wow. I guess its good there are no Indian places around here  Back to Moroccan beef…I have made it a few times but it hasn’t really come out the way I wanted. Squash and dates or whatever the sweetness was…I figured I could kill 2 birds with one stone using butternut squash and I wouldn’t have to add any sweet ingredients since the squash has a very slight sweetness to it! PLUS this is in the crock pot! I know how y’all like crock pot recipes!  Beef with Coconut Saffron Recipe Ingredients 2 lbs grass fed beef (of regular beef if you don’t care about grass fed), cut into cubes 1 small onion, diced 5 tomatoes, chopped1 carrot, peeled and diced 1/4 cup Cilantro, chopped (if you are overseas this is Coriander leaves) 4 cups stock (I used bone broth I made…its better…but you can use store bought if you want) 1 small butternut squash, peeled and cubed 3 Tbsp slivered almonds 1 Tbsp cumin 1 Tbsp cinnamon 1 Tbsp smoked paprika 1/2 Tbsp ginger 1 tsp chili flakes 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper For the coconut saffron rice: 1 head of…

The best air hockey table under 500$

The best and most memorable days of our lives are the ones that we’ve spent leisurely, and what a better way to spend a day than to play air hockey with your kids! Of course, air hockey is one of those indoor games that is increasingly becoming popular nowadays. Hence, a lot of house owners are getting into the bandwagon of buying the best air hockey table under $500 to have one in their home. Yet, there are myriads of air hockey table models and brands on the market today. So, if you intend to buy one, chances are, you may get a bit confused as to which is the best to buy. In order to help consumers like you to zero in on the best air hockey table under $500, we spent several hours evaluating the different diy air hockey table models, and we came up with a list of three of the most popular air hockey on the market today: The Top Three Best Air Hockey Table under $500 Using various criteria like design, ease of assembly, durability, and warranty to evaluate the top air hockey tables on the market, we are giving you our take on the top three air hockey tables under $500. 1. Playcraft Derby 6′ Air Hockey Table If you’re looking for an air hockey table under $500, the Playcraft Derby 6′ would surely be a great choice for you. You can choose between a Black PVC laminate or a Cherry wood grain finish. With this choice, you’ll get a very stylish table in your recreational room. The good thing about this table is that it is fashioned out of MDF materials which is environmentally safe. The tabletop hockey is propped up by pedestal-style legs that readily provide awesome stability for the table. Moreover, the legs are equipped with helpful leg levelers that let you balance the table and easily adjust its height. Out-of-the-box, you would readily notice that the table is mostly pre-built, and thus, you will not be required to do a tiring assembly. All you need to do is engage in quick and simple final assembly and off you go playing immediately. With regards to its playing surface, it is made of high-gloss and scratch-resistant PVC. Thus, you can readily engage in action-packed and snag-free play on this glossy table. Furthermore, the table is equipped with a 110V high-powered motor fan…

How To Make A Air Hockey Table

A lot of people love to play air hockey and many of them show their passion for this game by buying their own air hockey tables. However, some air hockey enthusiasts are not content with ready-made air hockey tables. They instead show their passion for this game by building their own air hockey tables. They even record every step of their D-I-Y air hockey table in order to provide guidelines to others who would like to build their own air hockey table. Of course, if you are not a craftsman or a handyman, you would surely find the idea of DIY air hockey table unappealing. But if you’re a handyman who can fashion out great and beautiful crafts out of different materials, then, you can surely engage in DIY air hockey table. So, if ever you decide to do it yourself, we would like to delineate the simple steps on how to go about with a DIY air hockey table. Plan and then, Actualize your Plan “Everything is created twice: first, in the mind; then, in reality,” according to Stephen Covey, the author of the bestseller “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” Similarly, if you want to build a DIY air hockey table, first, you should create a design of your prospective air hockey table. Afterward, you should actualize this design. Building a DIY air hockey table, therefore, requires you to do your own research on the following: the specific dimensions of air hockey table, the materials out of which it is made, the other things and other accessories that you would need to make the project a reality. Of course, you would also need to consider your budget for this project. If you don’t want to make a sketch or plan, then, you can readily rely on video tutorials on YouTube and follow the simple steps outlined in that video. But on our part, we would like to outline the steps that you can take to build a DIY air hockey table. Steps on How to Build a DIY Air Hockey Table If you already have the master plan with all the dimensions and measurements indicated in the plan, then you can proceed with the following steps: Secure all the materials for the project. You need to buy the construction frame which is usually made of whitewood. Get the exact measurement and buy the materials based on the…

How to Make Air Hockey Table Slide Better?

Air Hockey is one of those action-packed games that is played by both young ones and adults. It is best played on an almost frictionless playing surface by two players. In this game, each player tries to strike the puck towards the opponent’s goal. The more slippery the playing surface is, the more action-packed the game would be. Hence, most buyers of air hockey table usually ask the question of how to make air hockey table slide better. Your Budget Determines the Air Hockey Table You Can Buy Air hockey tables, however, come in various prices and made. The cheapest air hockey table is just over $70, while the most expensive ones may be priced at around several thousand dollars. Moreover, there are different brands and models of air hockey tables. But you would usually get what you pay for when buying one of these tables. This means that if you are willing to shell out several thousand dollars, you can surely get the best air hockey table available on the market today. The Need for Regular Maintenance The answer to the question of “how to make air hockey table slide better,” is “regular maintenance.” Since the game is action-packed and requires constant movement of the puck, the playing surface of even the most expensive table sometimes loses its slipperiness. Hence, to keep the playing surface in its prime condition, you need to regularly take care of the playing surface. The Less Friction, the Better! A lot of people who have bought air hockey tables would often ask this question: “How do I keep the playing surface slippery and of low friction?” Well, if you would search online, you would readily read a lot of answers to this question. Some of the answers are salient and helpful, while others are full of crap. So, you only need to sift through these answers and find the wisest and most appropriate one. The slippery playing surface of air hockey tables is also marked with minute holes. These tiny holes vent out air coming from a motor fan located underneath the table. This airflow provides an air cushion to further decrease the surface friction. This air cushion also prevents the puddles and puck from straying off the table. Regular Maintenance: Simple Steps! Regular maintenance, of course, is the best way to keep the playing surface of the air hockey table slippery and almost…

DIY – GRAPHIC STENCILED FLOWER POT

Bees are buzzing, flowers are blooming, and the temperature is high. It’s summer, and gardening season is in full swing. Why not add a special touch to a flowerpot for use in your home or yard? This craft would make a great gift with a pair of garden gloves, clippers, seeds and sunscreen tucked inside the pot. Supplies Flowerpot and saucer Paint and brush Paper towels Printable graphic Tissue paper Tape Scissors Mod Podge Clear spray sealer Procedure 1.  Put a small amount of paint on the paintbrush, and dab the brush on paper towels to remove most of the paint. Brush paint on the pot and saucer to create an aged, weathered effect. 2.  Tape a piece of tissue paper to a sheet of printer paper, and print a graphic from your computer on the tissue paper. 3.  Peel tissue from printer paper, and cut closely around the graphic. 4.  Brush a small amount of Mod Podge on the pot where the graphic will be applied. Apply image using your finger to smooth out any wrinkles. Brush Mod Podge over the graphic. 5.  After the Mod Podge dries, spray clear sealer on both the inside and outside of the pot to protect the image and paint. Get Creative with Other Ideas Decorated pots filled with pretty flowers would make a great centerpiece for a bridal or baby shower. This craft is perfect for kids! Let them pick out their graphic, print it out, and have fun making their own pot to keep in their room. Decorate pots with a school logo, and use them for decorating a tailgate table at games. Paint pots in a seasonal color, apply a seasonal graphic and fill with treats for a perfect hostess or neighbor gift. Click here to see another post you may enjoy!

DIY – PAPER TUBE ORNAMENTS

Today we are all about recycling and utilizing tossable items in new and exciting ways, and here is one great example for the holiday season! These toilet paper tube ornaments are shaped into cute stars and painted… no one (except the crafters themselves, maybe!) would know that they are simply made from discarded paper tubes. This idea is simple and makes for a beautiful ornament for any Christmas tree. Enjoy! Materials empty toilet paper rolls (one per star) ruler scissors liquid school glue clothes pins gold craft paint small brushes craft glitter Instructions Slightly flatten the toilet paper rolls and cut into 3/4 inch rings. You should be able to get six to eight rings from each tube. Dab some glue on the tip of the ring and adhere to another ring. Use a clothes pin to help them stay together while drying. Adhere rings together all the way around until you have the desired shaped. Allow to dry completely. Paint the stars. Either use craft paint and small brushes or place them in a paper bag in a well ventilated area and use spray paint to get the job done quickly. While the paint is still wet, sprinkle the surface with glitter. Dry completely before adding these adorable DIY stars to your holiday decor. Click below to see another post you may enjoy!

DIY – CORK SNOWFLAKE

Tis the season for fun, easy DIY projects, and we have a great one for you by our “DI-Why Not” writer, Paula Skulina of Virginia Sweet Pea. There is a lot of time to save up corks (or buy them from a local craft store!) to make this lovely cork snowflake on your own. Use them as place card tags, favors, decorations or ornaments… you can even get the kids involved.  Here are the instructions as per Paula. Enjoy!! A snowflake made from wine corks is a decoration that can be enjoyed for Christmas and throughout the winter season. This simple craft is inexpensive and can be made in an afternoon. Supplies: nine wine corks cut in half drill glue gun liquid glue glitter ribbon thin cord needle How to: Drill a hole in one cork half. Use a glue gun to glue corks together to make a snowflake pattern (see steps 1-6 in the photographs below). Apply liquid glue to the top of the snowflake. Generously cover the glue with glitter. Glue ribbon to the edge of the snowflake using a glue gun. Thread cord through hole with a needle and tie a secure knot. Here are a few ways to personalize your cork snowflakes: Add variety with different ribbon and glitter colors. Paint the snowflake a festive color before applying glitter. Make a set of wine cork snowflakes to hang in a window. If you don’t drink, ask a friend to save corks for you. We used these snowflakes in our lovely gold & silver winter shoot as you will see below. The photos above were by Paula, and the photos below are by Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography… we will be featuring more of this shoot throughout the holiday season. We can’t wait to share more!  Click below to see another post you may enjoy!