Use those hot coals to prepare vegetables for upcoming meals.
Summer is unofficially here and grilling is this season's gift to cooks everywhere. Not only does it bring out the flavors in our food, but it helps to keep the heat out of our kitchens and the fat out of our diets. Summer also brings us some of the best fruits and vegetables of the year. Tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, peppers, just to name a few, are all at their best in the summer. Because of this, the simpler the cooking process, the more we'll taste their natural flavor, and nothing could be easier than grilling.
Even though grilling can be quick and easy, many of us tend to light up the coals only on weekends. That's why it's important to make the most of those coals while they're still smoldering. While you're firing up your barbecue, take a moment to raid your refrigerator for any extra veggies that can be thrown on the grill. Vegetables on the grill make wonderful additions to any meal and are an easy way to incorporate more vegetables into your family's diet.
Of course, another primary benefit to doing the cooking outside is that it eliminates much of the mess inside. So give your oven, your air conditioner and your dishwasher the night off and let your barbecue do all the heavy lifting. It's summertime!
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