Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Grilled Crisp Romaine Lettuce

Fresh off the grill...time to
get creative!
I'll admit it... Tan and I are pretty infatuated with this stuff right now. I can't get enough grilled romaine lettuce!!  In our house, we're serving it up in many different ways and eating it at least once a week.  It's a nice change of pace from the classic chilled salad, makes a flavorful topping for dishes and soups, and is a great add-on for sandwiches and wraps. I love that grilled romaine lettuce has a fresh yet smokey flavor and layers of crisp texture. Thank you God, for an abundance of delicious healthy foods! :-)

Romaine lettuce is considered the
healthiest of all lettuce varieties.
It contains a high water content,
vitamins A, K, C, and folate,
dietary fiber, and minerals.  
This recipe is so quick and easy to make but will definitely impress your dinner guests.  A couple of weeks back, I hosted a girls night at our place.  I made this grilled romaine lettuce and served it with a variety of salad fixings and an avocado dressing on the side.  We had baked local Native Meats chicken, farm fresh tomatoes and cucumbers, pumpkin seeds, and thai-chili lime cashews.  So delicious.  Although, I have to admit my girlfriends can cook up a storm!  We also shared: arugula and shrimp salad with lemon, a roasted egg plant and bell pepper dip, and fresh raspberries with brie!  Is your mouth watering yet?  Okay, go make this delicious recipe:

Candida Diet, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Paleo, Primal, Vegan

Salad we made with grilled romaine,
local red bell pepper, zucchini and
yellow squash, and cucumber.  
1 head romaine lettuce, washed thoroughly*
Garlic Powder
Onion Powder
Sea Salt
Black Pepper
melted coconut oil or grass-fed unsalted butter
1/2 whole lemon

1. Heat gas grill to medium heat.  
2. Trim off around 1-3 inches of loose tips of the lettuce depending upon size. Slice in half lengthwise.  
3.  Place lettuce halves belly up on a cutting board. Sprinkle the seasonings evenly over the top to taste. Brush gently with melted fat.  
4.  Lay lettuce belly side down onto hot grill.  Cook for 2-3 minutes and flip.  Cook for 1-2 minutes more.  Remove from grill.  Squeeze lemon juice evenly over the top. 
5. Serve. 

* How to wash lettuce and other fresh foods.
**Photos and recipe by Keri Rogers.

Keri is an internationally Registered Yoga Teacher, Creator of Yoga Props, and Nutrition/Wellness Educator.  She owns and operates BAYA Wellness, LLC offering Yoga and Nutrition Education Services.  Keri teachers both privately and publicly around the Greenville area offering on-going classes and special events.  Her path as a nutritionist is all about making healthy living approachable... she teaches the components of healthy cooking, eating, and thinking while also offering specialized services like menu planning.  Healthy living is about the whole pictures of wellness... find your path to living well.

BAYA... Be As You Are!
Contact for details: Website  
BAYAWellness@gmail.com or 864-430-1275

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