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Grilled Vegetable Stacks
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Servings
4
Servings
4
Grilled Vegetable Stacks
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Servings
4
Servings
4
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Remove the stems from the mushrooms. Use a spoon to scrape the gills out of each mushroom. Wipe them with a damp paper towel and place them in a gallon zip top bag.
  2. Place the remaining vegetables in another zip top bag. Try to lay them flat.
  3. Divide the Balsamic dressing between the two bags. Seal the bags and turn them a couple of times to distribute the dressing. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  4. On a grill set at high heat and using a grill mat or pan, cook the mushrooms, turning as needed until they are somewhat soft. If you have a second rack on your grill move them to it top side up.
  5. Add the vegetables to the grill. Start with the onions. It is helpful to use toothpicks to hold the slices together.
  6. Once the onions begin to brown, add the squashes. Continue to cook the vegetables turning occasionally until they are beginning to soften and are browning.
  7. Remove all the vegetables and the mushrooms from the grill. Add the tomatoes. These will cook while you assemble the stacks. Enlist a lovely/handsome assistant to keep an eye on them while you do this.
  8. Assemble the stack as follows: Mushroom, onion slice (don't forget to remove the toothpicks), zucchini slice, pepper chunks, and yellow squash slice. You will have some squash slices left over, do with them as you wish, but they do fill out the plate nicely.
  9. Remove the tomatoes from the grill, and add them to the stack. Top each stack with a slice of the mozzarella.
  10. Anchor each stack with a toothpick. Trust me, don't skip this step. Return the stacks to the grill and cook, covered until the cheese begins to melt.
  11. When everything looks beautiful, bring the stacks in and remove the toothpicks. Serve with a nice salad and the remaining squash slices.
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Grilled Portobella Mushrooms with Quinoa

DIGITAL CAMERAMeatless Monday doesn’t mean you can’t have some “meaty” flavor. Portobella mushrooms have a rich earthy flavor and dense texture that give you the “feel” of meat without the cholesterol. Steak sauce is the driving force in the marinade and quinoa provides fiber and a good amount of protein.

Grilled Portobella Mushrooms with Quinoa
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The flavors of steak in a vegetarian dish.
Servings
2
Servings
2
Grilled Portobella Mushrooms with Quinoa
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The flavors of steak in a vegetarian dish.
Servings
2
Servings
2
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Wipe the mushrooms to remove any loose dirt. Remove the stems and scrape out the gills. Cut in half and then cut each half into thick slices.
  2. To make the marinade: Mix the steak sauce, lemon zest and juice, rosemary, garlic, and 1/2 tablespoon olive oil together in a small bowl.
  3. Place the mushroom slices in a large zip top bag and add the marinade ingredients. Gently shake and squeeze the bag to distribute the marinade evenly. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or as long as overnight.
  4. To Prepare the Quinoa: Heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Add 1/2 tablespoon olive oil and the quinoa. Cook, stirring frequently 5 minutes or so until the quinoa is lightly browned.
  5. Add the stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to simmer and cover. Cook 20 minutes or so until the quinoa is tender and the liquid is absorbed. Prepare the mushrooms and onions while the quinoa cooks.
  6. In a medium fry pan heat the remaining olive oil. Add the onions and cook for 3-4 minutes until the onions begin to soften and turn translucent.
  7. Drain the mushrooms and add them to the onions. Toss to combine and cook for several minutes. You can finish cooking the mushrooms in the pan over high heat, stirring often. This will take 5 - 8 minutes. You can also finish the cooking on the grill.
  8. To finish on the grill: heat a grill basket over high heat. Spray with non-stick olive oil spray. Add the mushroom and onion mixture and cook for 5 - 8 minutes stirring occasionally. everything should be kind of golden.
  9. Spoon the quinoa into two shallow bowls. divide the mushroom mixture between the two bowls. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of blue cheese crumbles on each serving.
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