SERVES 6 / READY IN 20 MINUTES
The flavorite Grilling vegetables is as simple as adding a little bit of oil and some flavorings to your favorite veggie mixture. Even simpler, use flavored oils, available at many specialty shops, to add major wow factor.
In small bowl, combine oil, garlic, rosemary, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Whisk to blend. Drizzle over prepared vegetables and rub in.
Grease barbecue grill and preheat to medium-high. Arrange vegetables in grill basket. Alternatively, place tomatoes and onion in basket while gently placing asparagus, zucchini, and carrots crosswise directly on grill, being careful to prevent vegetables from falling through grate. Reduce heat to medium and close lid. Grill for 3 minutes.
Stir vegetables in grill basket and, with large, wide spatula, gently turn vegetables on grate. Close lid and continue to grill vegetables for 5 more minutes, or until grilled as you like. Time might vary, depending on intensity of barbecue temperature.
Remove veggies and arrange on large heated platter. Sprinkle with capers, lightly dust with fresh parsley and basil, and drizzle with fresh lemon juice, if desired.
This simple dessert celebrates the glory that is the summer strawberry. Don’t feel you have to stick to strawberries here; swapping them for ripe peaches would also make for a stunning ending to any meal. What to gild the lily with? Add a dollop of whipped coconut cream or a small scoop of vanilla ice cream. Flower power Orange blossom water (also known as orange flower water) is produced by water distillation of the blossoms of a bitter orange tree. Just like rose water, a little goes a long way. So, take care and use just a drop or two, tasting as you go so as not to overwhelm but rather to complement the other flavours in a dish.
Ever thought about making burgers as an appetizer or as a potluck meal for friends and family? Try making your favourite burger into bite-sized portions. They might be small in size, but they won’t be small in flavour. These burgers also pair well with a Greek salad for a delicious mid-week lunch or dinner. Fresh is best Squeeze fresh lemon on patties while cooking to give them the fresh zing of citrus.
What worldwide vacation is complete without a stop in Italy? Dad won’t miss the meat in this flavourful mushroom alternative complete with Italian spices and a zesty vegetable tapenade. Portobellos have a uniquely “meaty” texture and act as a sponge to lock in loads of flavour. This meaty plant-based burger is sure to become a favourite—even with any meat-lovers in your life. Custom-made! Don’t be afraid to customize your burger buns to fit your patties. If your bun’s too big, trim off excess and save the trimmed bits of bread, but don’t discard. Instead, cut into small cubes; drizzle with some olive oil, sea salt, and seasonings of choice; bake at 350 F (180 C) for 10 to 15 minutes, and you’ll have delicious homemade croutons for use in soups and salads throughout the week.
Next stop, Asia! This shrimp burger combines classic Asian flavours with unique toppings for rich umami flavour with the saltiness of the ocean. Whether served on a bun or over rice in a more traditional Asian-style meal, try some unique miso yogurt or wasabi mayo dressing for a fabulous flavour bomb. Keep those burgers juicy Place raw patties on a plate or tray, and cover and freeze or refrigerate for 15 to 30 minutes to keep them together and to lock in moisture.