For Cousin Carrie and the rest who have asked–here is my recipe for the grilled veggie subs: It looks like a lot of work, but once you do it once, it’s really simple and they are always well received!
2 whole grain long sub rolls
1 sweet onion
approx 16- 20 slices of portabella mushrooms (I buy them already sliced but you can buy them whole and slice into large slices)
approx 1/4 cup olive oil
approx 1 -2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
a little rosemary (I use fresh) you can probably use any spice you like
sprinkle of salt and pepper
Slice zucchini, onion (and mushroom if whole) into slices (zucchini the long way, so you only get about 5 slices per zucchini)
place in a large Ziploc bag (I need 2 for this recipe)
mix olive oil, soy sauce, spices and pour into the bag(s)
refrigerate and let marinade for about 2 hours if possible, turning the bags occasionally
about 1/2 before cooking, slice the eggplant into rounds and add to the bag (if you add too early they will soak up all the sodium from the soy sauce–they are just like sponges)
LIGHT BBQ and LET IT GET VERY HOT
oil grill once hot (I wet a paper towel, add some olive oil and using tongs, wipe it over the grating of the grill–it seems to work really well)
grill veggies on high flame, flipping occasionally, until they all look grilled and starting to soften
once all the veggies are done, cut rolls and either place them under the broiler or face down on the grill for just a minute or two to get them just slightly toasted
assemble veggies in layers–eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms and onions
cut in to sections and watch them go!
This recipe will serve about 6 people
My guess would be that you could use most any veggies you enjoy that would behave well on a sandwich. You could also do this in the oven, I am sure–may not be exactly the same, but bet it’s still yummy!
Here is a picture of what the eggplant and zucchini will look like on the grill:
Just yesterday, in the Sun-Sentinel, there was an article about reducing diabetes through a meditaranean diet, which is low in animal fat and high in plant-based foods. This is important for people to know because often we believe that controlling (managing, avoiding or reversing) diabetes is all about our sugar intake, but that is just ONE part of it. Controlling the animal fat and protein intake is equally as important. And let’s not forgot the importance of daily exercise in controlling diabetes and EVERYTHING that ails us! Remember what my boy Frado said last week: “Exercise is the greatest pharmaceutical.”
I’ll be at TFC this morning for cardio and mat work, then at Bally midday for 2 SilverSneaker classes. It’s Monday, so I’ll be hitting the trail with Mitch before dinner and would love to get in a 2 mile run…That’s my prescription for exercise today. What’s yours?
Congrats to the Dolphins on their win yesterday. It surely was touch and go. Great job by the wide receivers and by Rickie and Ronnie, too. Now, if we could just throw, catch AND run with the ball…well, gotta have something to strive for!