Sunday, January 27, 2008

What! Don't These Look Like Barbecue Hands?

My friend Amy posted these interesting barbecue ribs at Viewpoints. She was writing about one of her favorite BBQ sauses - Sweet Baby Rays. When I clicked to read her review and saw the ribs, my first thought was, "Did someone barbecue some hands?" Well, maybe it's just me, but those look like hands. Fat hands true. But hands.

I had visions of Jeffrey Dahmer. He murdered young boys and even ate them. Real sicko. But, of course, my buddy Amy would not be putting up hands barbecued on the grill. So I looked some more, but these are still different from the ribs they sell around here. Meatier. I'll have to see if I can round up some of these ribs. They really do look good.

I asked Amy if I could share the barbecue hands here at Barbecue Master. She said that would be fine but to make sure that everyone knew that Melissa Beartrix captured this interesting photo. Melissa is an Aussie and takes some way cool photos.

That's my interesting barbecue note of the day. Barbecue hands that are really barbecue ribs. Well, they're a barbecue rib roast to be more exact. But, they still make me laugh when I see them.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Grill Dude is Also Looking at Healthy Grilling

Grill Dude stopped by to visit and gave me a link to his grilled bell peppers. Yum. Those look terrific. He has photos too, so you can see for yourself.

Grill Dude is also dealing with those high tri levels. No fun.

The good news is that grilling out is a healthy way to cook especially if you're doing vegetables. A grill basket helps if you're going to do veggies. You can also use a cast iron skillet. Just add a little olive oil and cook right on the grill in your cast iron skillet. Very easy.

Try different seasonings on your grilled veggies. There are so many great ones on the market now. We like lemon pepper - no salt either.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Healthy Cooking on the Barbecue Grill

All my Southern cooking and eating finally caught up with me. My doctor told me straight up that I'd have to eat healthier, since my cholesterol was high and my tri levels were absolutely awful.

On the plus side, grilling is healthy. Now I'm not going to be able to eat those rib eye steaks every night, but chicken and fish are wonderful on the grill as are vegetables.

Many of the grill sauces are also fine. Much better healthwise than the creamy dressings with mayonnaise.

For anyone dealing with health issues that require low fat cooking, I'd say - Buy a grill. The food is so good with the smoke flavor that you won't feel like you're eating special diet foods.

Even though it's winter now, we still love to grill. I say that we're members of the Polar Bear Barbecue Club. Chicken and fish grill up so fast, that it's not bad being out in the cold long enough to have a special grilled meal.