{Thrive} Is It Safe to Cook with Aluminum Foil?

Is grilling in aluminum foil dangerous?Aluminum foil lines our baking sheets and envelopes our vegetables, meats and fish in the form of no-fuss packets that make cooking a cinch, but are these simple cooking hacks health supportive? With more talk of the adverse health effects of heavy metals, like aluminum, accumulating in our bodies, it’s worth your time to consider the controversy, the possible outcomes and alternative practices you may choose to adopt from time to time to decrease risk. Continue reading “{Thrive} Is It Safe to Cook with Aluminum Foil?”

{Nourish} Grilled Fruits and Veggies Round-Up

Grilled Fruits and Vegetables @katiecavutoRD

Father’s day is this weekend! Like many dads, mine is a grilling machine. That’s his happy place in “the kitchen”. Sure, you can grill-up a batch of BBQ chicken or sausage (staples at my parents house) or you can add some inspiration to the menu this year! Meats are a go-to grill option but fruits and vegetables should not be ignored. The grill has a wonderful way of caramelizing the natural sugars of the ingredients. That being said, I rounded up grilled fruit and vegetable recipes that will pair perfectly with the Summer Grilling Main Dish Round-Up we posted last week.  Continue reading “{Nourish} Grilled Fruits and Veggies Round-Up”

{Nourish} Summer Grilling Recipe Round-up

Summer Grilling Recipe Round Up @katiecavutoRDThis is a first. I am having recipe/life envy as a result of this post. You see, when I moved last year, one of the things I gave up was (sigh) outdoor space and a grill. Ugh. It pains me every day. The woes of city living…though I love my new digs. The outdoor space issue rarely feels problematic as there are three parks within two-three blocks of my house. The grill on the other hand. I crave it this time of year. Sure, I resort to using my grill pan but we all know that it just isn’t the same. That being said, I will assume that most of you have a grill and for the record– I want you to know that I would be happy to come grill-out at your house anytime (hint, hint). I’ll cook!?  In the meantime, here is a round-up of grilling recipes to get your creative juices flowing. I even included one of my own. Using my grill-pan, of course!

 

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{Nourish} Zucchini 5 Ways + A Sweet Potato Zucchini Bread Recipe

I love this time of yclose-up-zucchini-picear! My kitchen is filled with the fruits of my garden labor – tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, green beans, cucumber and zucchini. I can usually keep up with the supply, but recently I had an influx of zucchini. Thankfully, it is such a versatile vegetable that I had no problem coming up with lots of tasty dishes. Here are a few of my favorite ways to prepare my zucchini Continue reading “{Nourish} Zucchini 5 Ways + A Sweet Potato Zucchini Bread Recipe”