Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Marinated Greek Chicken Kabobs

Marinated Greek Chicken Kabobs
marinate 3 hours minimum
 1 (8 ounce) container fat-free plain yogurt
 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese with basil and sun-dried tomatoes
 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
 2 teaspoons dried oregano
 1/2 teaspoon salt
 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
 1/4 teaspoon crushed dried rosemary
 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1 inch pieces
 1 large red onion, cut into wedges
 1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces

1. In a large shallow baking dish, mix the yogurt, feta cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice, oregano, salt, pepper, and
rosemary. Place the chicken in the dish, and turn to coat. Cover, and marinate 3 hours in the refrigerator.
2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.
3. Thread the chicken, onion wedges, and green bell pepper pieces alternately onto skewers. Discard remaining yogurt
4. Grill skewers on the prepared grill until the chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.
serves 4

Fantastic Grilled Corn on the Cob

Fantastic Grilled Corn on the Cob
What You Need
4ears corn on the cob, husks and silk removed
1/4cup butter, softened
2Tbsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
1tsp. chopped fresh parsley
Fantastic Grilled Corn on the Cob
Make It
HEAT grill to medium-high heat.
RINSE corn under cold water; wrap individually in foil.
GRILL 15 to 20 min. or until tender, turning occasionally.
MIX remaining ingredients; spread onto corn.
Kraft Kitchens Tips
Serving Suggestion
For a great summer meal, serve corn with grilled chicken breasts and a fresh fruit salad.
Food Facts
Remove hot foil-wrapped corn from the grill and stack on a platter. This will help the corn to stay warm longer. Then, let
each guest select their own ear of corn and spread it with the butter mixture immediately after removing the foil.
Flavored Butter Variations
Barbecue Butter: Substitute 2 Tbsp. KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce for the cheese and parsley. Caesar Butter: Substitute 2
Tbsp. KRAFT Classic Caesar Dressing for the cheese and parsley. Tomato and Herb Butter: Substitute 2 Tbsp. KRAFT Sun Dried
Tomato Vinaigrette Dressing for the cheese and parsley. Tuscan Herb Butter: Substitute 2 Tbsp. KRAFT Tuscan House Italian
Dressing for the cheese and parsley.

Sweet & Hot Sticky Ribs

With Father's Day coming up this weekend I thought I'd share some yummy grilling recipes I've found and tried and you should too, maybe let dad have his grilling fun , or surpirse him and let him watch his favorite movies or play games and crank up the grill and have a cookout.

Sweet & Hot Sticky Ribs
What You Need

4lb. pork baby back ribs
1tsp. black peppercorns
1/3cup apricot jam
2/3cup BULL'S-EYE Original Barbecue Sauce
1Tbsp. hot pepper sauce
Make It
COOK ribs and peppercorns in large saucepan of boiling water 20 min.
HEAT greased grill to medium heat.
MICROWAVE jam in medium microwaveable bowl on HIGH 20 sec. or until melted. Stir in barbecue sauce and hot sauce.
DRAIN ribs; place on grill grate. Brush with half the barbecue sauce mixture. Grill 15 to 20 min. or until ribs are done,
turning and brushing occasionally with remaining barbecue sauce mixture.

12 Indian Foods That Cut Fat


An effective fat-burning food, garlic contains the sulphur compound allicin, which has anti-bacterial effects and helps reduce cholesterol and unhealthy fats

This is a thermogenic herb that increases metabolism and helps burn body fat. Cardamom is considered one of the best digestive aids


Raw or cooked cabbage inhibits the conversion of sugar and other carbohydrates into fat. Hence, it is of great value in weight reduction.


The probiotic food contains just 2.2 grams of fat and about 99 calories. Regular intake provides the body with all essential nutrients and does not add fats and calories to the body.


Chilies contain capsaicin that helps in increasing the metabolism. Capsaicin is a thermogenic food, so it causes the body to burn calories for 20 minutes after you eat the chillies.

The spices have been found to improve the function of insulin and to lower glucose, total cholesterol, LDL and triglycerides in people with type 2 diabete CURRY LEAVES

Incorporating curry leaves into your daily diet can help you lose weight. These leaves flush out fat and toxins, reducing fat deposits that are stored in the body, as well as reducing bad cholesterol levels. If you are overweight, incorporate eight to 10 curry leaves into your diet daily. Chop them finely and mix them into a drink, or sprinkle them over a meal.


It is a home remedy for obesity. It mobilises the extra fat deposits in the body allowing it to be utilised as energy for normal functions. One should start with about 10 grams or a tablespoon, taken with hot water early in the morning.
Fibre rich foods such as millets – jowar, bajra, ragi, etc – absorb cholesterol and help increase the secretion of the bile that emulsifies fats.

The bean sprouts are rich in Vitamin A, B, C and E and many minerals, such as calcium, iron and potassium. It is a rich source of protein and fibre, which helps lower blood cholesterol level. The high fibre content yields complex carbohydrates, which aid digestion, are effective in stabilising blood sugar and prevent its rapid rise after meal consumption


This has low saturated fat compared to other cooking oils. It has fatty acid, oleic acid, erucic acid and linoleic acid. It contains antioxidants, essential vitamins and reduces cholesterol, which is good for the heart.


Its regular intake may help reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high BP, increase blood circulation and prevent blood clotting, helping to prevent heart attack