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Grilling Tools 101


Summer is prime time for grilling, but just as you wouldn’t venture into the kitchen without the proper tools, you need the right equipment to do the BBQ job. Whether you prefer to cook with gas or charcoal, on a tiny hibachi or on a grill big enough for the whole neighborhood, here’s the basic toolkit you need to grill like a master.

Brush: Use for basting food with marinade, barbecue sauce or oils. A brush prevents overuse of grilling liquids; excess can cause your grill to overheat or even flame.

Spatula: Really, you need two: A heavy, metal offset spatula for flipping burgers and the like, and a thin fish spatula that can slide under delicate items like fish.

Grill brush: Use a sturdy wire brush to clean your grill after cooking, before food has a chance to dry onto the grate. Don’t skip this step; your grill will last much longer if kept clear of debris.

Meat Thermometer: Handy mini thermometers make for idiot-proof grilling. When you’re checking the temperature, be sure your thermometer isn’t touching any bone–this could give you an incorrect reading. Here’s a helpful guide to figure out if your meat is done enough.

Bamboo skewers: An inexpensive, disposable alternative to metal skewers. Use these to thread shrimp, scallops, vegetables or small pieces of meat. The resulting kabobs are easier to handle, and will cook more evenly, than the same food cooked a piece at a time. (To keep bamboo skewers from burning, soak them in water for at least 1 hour.)

Tongs: Stainless steel tongs allow you to turn food safely, quickly and efficiently. Choose a pair that’s lightweight, pinches together easily, and has a gripping edge that snares food without piercing it. (Piercing meat causes a loss of juice and flavor.) Tongs should be a medium or long length; too short and you’ll burn your hands.



Shop the Sale: Betty Crocker Cake Mix


In your family you probably have preferences on different food products. In my family the great debate is Betty Crocker versus Duncan Hines. If I need a quick cake I always rely on Betty Crocker, but my grandmother on the other hand will only use Duncan Hines. If there is any cake made from a mix you better believe there are a few jokes and discussions on the cake.

Having a few cake mixes in your pantry is not a bad idea. How many times have you been winding down for bed and realize you need to take a cake to work in the morning? In these situations you need a cake and you need it fast!

No need to run to the store or stay up late, just grab a cake mix out of your pantry. Betty Crocker Cake Mixes are on sale at Brookshire’s this week! Pick up a box or two because you never know when you may need one!



Healthy Living: Sunburn Tips


On a beautiful summer day it’s hard to stay indoors when the sun is shinning bright outside. After coming inside from swimming or lounging outdoors your skin may start to turn pink. Sunburns are never fun. Red skin sunburns can slow you down from your normal activities.

When you first notice that your skin is starting to turn pink, rub some aloe vera on the burned area. Aloe vera will soothe your burn by helping lower inflammation and keeping your skin moist.

While your sunburn is healing, wear loose fitting clothing so clothing does not irritated your skin. If your sunburn is severe always contact your physician to prevent any infection.

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Dine-In: Curry Chicken and Mango


Curry Chicken and Mango
Prep Time: 20 minutes, plus marinating
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients:

Marinade:
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup sliced green onion
2 Tbs chopped cilantro
2 Tbs curry powder
1 Tbs less sodium soy sauce
1 Tbs Food Club Light Brown Sugar
1 Tbs Food Club Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tsp Food Club Ground Black Pepper
1/2 tsp Food Club Salt

Chicken:

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 medium mangos, peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch cubes

Directions:
In a large bowl combine marinade ingredients; mix well. Add cubed chicken and mangos to bowl with marinade. Toss chicken and mangos until evenly coated. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Thread chicken, mangos and bell pepper onto skewers. If using wooden skewers, soak skewers for at least an hour before using.

Heat grill to medium heat. Put skewers on grill and cook for 2 to 4 minutes, flip and cook for an additional 4 to 6 minutes. Remove chicken and mangos from skewers and serve over warm rice. 

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 324, Fat: 8 g (2 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 96 mg, Sodium: 527 mg, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Fiber: 4 g, Protein: 37 g

© 2011, Brookshire Grocery Co.  Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole number.  All dietary and lifestyle changes should be supervised by a physician.



Family Matters: Peach and Chicken Delight


Peach and Chicken Delight
Yield: 10 portions (baby sized)

Ingredients:
1/2 cup cooked boneless, skinless chicken, chopped
1/4 cup cooked brown rice
1 ripe peach
1 Tbs peach juice
1 Tbs milk
2 tsp wheat germ

Directions:
Mix all ingredients together and chop roughly in a food processor or blender. The older your baby gets, the larger pieces they’ll be able to work with.

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 34, Fat: 1 g (0 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 6 mg, Sodium: 5 mg, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 3 g

© 2011 Brookshire Grocery Co. Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole number.  All dietary and lifestyle changes should be supervised by a physician.

 



Family Matters: Keeping Your Pets Hydrated


In the sizzling heat of the summer making sure our family stays hydrated is a top priority; but don’t forget your furry family members. With the scorching sun it’s important that your animals stay hydrated. For easy access to water leave multiple bowls around the house both indoors and outdoors. To ensure that your pet’s water does not get too warm, place water bowls in a shading area of your yard. For extremely hot days freeze a few bowls of water overnight and place them outdoors in the morning. The warm sun will melt the ice throughout the day for a cold, refreshing drink for your pet. Older pets tend to pick a spot and stay there all day. Make sure your pet in properly hydrated by occasionally taking them water.  



Marinades


Caribbean Marinade
Prep Time: 20 minutes, plus marinating
Serves: 2

Ingredients:
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp Food Club Ground Paprika
1 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp fresh cilantro leaves
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 tsp Food Club Orange Juice
1/4 cup fresh pineapple
1 lime, juiced
1 tsp Food Club Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tbs hot pepper sauce

Directions:
In a food processor combine all ingredients; process until smooth. Add marinade to meat and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Best with: pork, chicken or fish

Tequila marinade
Prep Time: 10 minutes, plus marinating
Serves: 2

Ingredients:
1 garlic clove, finely minced
1 tsp Food Club Sugar
1 Tbs Food Club Canola Oil
1/4 cup tequila
1 tsp less sodium soy sauce
1 lime, juiced

Directions:
Mix together all ingredients in a small bowl. Add marinade to meat; refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Best with: beef, chicken, fish or pork.

Blueberry marinade
Prep Time: 10 minutes, plus marinating
Serves: 4

Ingredients:
4 cups blueberries
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup Food Club Orange Juice
1 Tbs Food Club Honey

Directions:
Add all ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let sauce simmer for 10 minutes. Add marinade to meat and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Best with: pork, beef or chicken.



Peach Mango Salsa


Peach Mango Salsa
Prep Time: 20 minutes, plus chilling
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 8

Ingredients:
1/2 sweet onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, stem and seeds removed, chopped
2 Tbs Food Club Sugar
2 Tbs grated fresh ginger (4 to 5-inch long piece of ginger)
1 Tbs Food Club Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 large firm peaches, peeled, pit removed and chopped
2 mangos, peeled and chopped
1 lemon, juiced
1/4 tsp Food Club Salt
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Directions:
In a large skillet, over medium heat, add onions, bell pepper, sugar, ginger and olive oil; cook for 5 minutes or until onions are tender. Stir in peaches, mangos, lemon juice, salt and cilantro; cook for 5 minutes, stirring gently. Chill for 30 minutes. Serve at room temperature or cold.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 97, Fat: 2 g (0 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg,Sodium: 78 mg, Carbohydrates: 20 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 1 g



Shop the Sale: Blueberries


Blueberries are delicious in pies, tarts, smoothies and even by themselves. Adding blueberries to muffins and cakes can boost the nutrition of your meal!

Blueberries are a good source of fiber and are high in vitamin C, vitamin K and manganese. They have an excellent NuVal score of 100, which you can not beat! Pick up some blueberries on sale at Brookshire’s! Need recipe ideas?

Pick up a June issue of Celebrate Cooking, which features blueberries!



Product Talk: Applesauce


Today is National Applesauce Cake Day! Any cake can become an applesauce cake by simply replacing the oil in a cake with applesauce. This simple substitution will lower the amount of fat in your cake resulting in a lower calorie slice of cake.

When picking an applesauce to replace your oil, pick an unsweetened applesauce. Full Circle Natural Organic No Sugar Added Applesauce that has a NuVal score of 21 and Mott’s Natural No Sugar Added Applesauce that has a NuVal score of 26 are two good examples of applesauce to use in your favorite cake recipe.

Applesauce Coffee Cake
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Serves:12

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups Food Club All Purpose Flour
1/4 cup Food Club Light Brown Sugar
2 tsp Food Club Ground Cinnamon
2 Tbs butter, softened
1 cup Food Club Chopped Walnuts
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp Food Club Salt
1/4 tsp Food Club Ground Nutmeg
1 cup Full Circle Natural Organic Applesauce
3/4 cup Food Club Sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup Full Circle Fat Free Milk

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a 9x9x2-inch baking pan with cooking spray. In a small bowl combine 1/4 cup flour, brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 2 tablespoons butter; mix until mixture is crumbly. Set aside for topping.

In a medium bowl combine walnuts, 1 1/4 cup flour, baking powder, salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg.

In a large bowl mix together 1/4 cup applesauce, sugar and an egg; mix until fluffy. Slowly add dry mixture alternating with milk. Stir in 3/4 cup applesauce. Spread batter over baking pan and sprinkle cinnamon topping over cake. Bake cake for 35 minute or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 219, Fat: 9 g (2 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 21 mg, Sodium: 123 mg, Carbohydrates: 32 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 5 g

© 2011, Brookshire Grocery Co.  Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole number.  All dietary and lifestyle changes should be supervised by a physician.



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