Dressed to Grill … “Sophisticated Skewers” (Part 10)

Not really complaining, but it’s taking a while for summer to break up here in Seattle.

It’s a week from Fourth of July and we still got that 58 degree, raining all the time thing going on……but other than that, life is good……

[next 5 food photos below] Grilled Chili Honey Lime Chicken and Sweet Potatoes with Avocado Salsa (more info further down)

But, seems like it won’t be long before I’m back on the grills right outside my sliding door on my terrace…..

And of course, you know I won’t forget about all those like me who are addicted to “HGTV Porn”…

…cause I got another great photo shoot of another slick outdoor kitchen…..

So, check out this latest batch of skewers, try a few, check out my tips to make them a little healthier!!!!

ENJOY!!!! (Life is short so “Eat, Pray, and Love”!!)

[4 food photos above and 1 below]
Grilled Chili Honey Lime Chicken and Sweet Potatoes with Avocado Salsa

The Healthy Chef’s Healthy Morsel: With organic ingredients, and pasture raised chicken from Whole Foods, this is a pretty healthy recipe as it is….

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[below] Grilled Tarragon-Mustard Chicken Skewers

The Healthy Chef’s Healthy Morsel: Swap in of your favorite fresh herbs from the herb garden to customize this recipe to your taste….

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[below] Easy Grilled Garlic Shrimp

The Healthy Chef’s Healthy Morsel: Make sure you get wild caught shrimp as it is very low in mercury and other toxins, in contrast to farm raised shrimp, which is very high in toxins.

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[below] Grilled Steak Skewers with Scallion Sauce

The Healthy Chef’s Healthy Morsel: I avoid commercial beef like the plague!! Whole Foods has Grass fed beef, and alternately I have grass fed delivered straight to my door from sites such as CrowdCow.com

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[below] Moroccan Grilled Chicken with Herby Lemon Olive Vinaigrette

The Healthy Chef’s Healthy Morsel: Grass fed dairy from Whole Foods or elsewhere, and organic ingredients will make this a 5-Star healthy recipe…

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[below] Grilled Mediterranean Chicken Kebabs

The Healthy Chef’s Healthy Morsel: Another recipe that is 5-Star healthy with organic ingredients and a pasture raised chicken.

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[below] Antipasto Skewers with Kale Pesto

The Healthy Chef’s Healthy Morsel: These aren’t “technically” meant for the grill, but would be a great treat for any barbecue. You could give them a quick grill to heat them up a little on top of Lemon slices on the grill so your kebabs doesn’t stick to grate

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[below] Flank Steak Skewers

The Healthy Chef’s Healthy Morsel: I ain’t crazy about the soy sauce in this recipe. I don’t trust store bought soy sauce, I try to avoid soy at all times. But I keep this homemade soy sauce recipe on file. As mentioned above, I avoid commercial beef like the plague and stick with Grass Fed Beef.

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[below] Greek Lemon Chicken Bowls with Sizzled Mint Goddess Sauce

The Healthy Chef’s Healthy Morsel: Another recipe that is 5-Star healthy with grass fed dairy and organic ingredients along with Pasture Raised Chicken.

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[below] Grilled Chicken & Veggie Skewers

The Healthy Chef’s Healthy Morsel: Try Pink Himalayan Salt in this recipe, with 84 minerals in perfect balance. Alternately, try Celtic Sea Salt. AVOID TABLE SALT!!!

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[below] Mojo Fish Kebabs

The Healthy Chef’s Healthy Morsel: Use Lemon slices on the grill so your fish doesn’t stick to the grate…….

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…about the Outdoor Kitchen and Outdoor Space

This statement making estate in Rye, New York features an expansive multi-purpose backyard that sits beneath a canopy of trees surrounded by a flourishing grassy landscape. The outdoor kitchen extends off the back of the main house and is located on the top level of this multi-level landscaped backyard.

Bookended by two pergolas, the galley style outdoor kitchen features a large dining table in the middle with seating for eight. A built-in gas fireplace, adjacent to the table, is perfect for those chilled fall evenings extending time spent outdoors late into the season.

Central to the elongated kitchen sits the Kalamazoo Hybrid Fire Grill, this powerful piece of grilling equipment interchangeably cooks with gas, wood and charcoal offering the homeowners the ultimate versatility in cooking. Surrounding the grill is an abundance of gray countertop offering ample space to prepare and cook meals with friends and family.

Kalamazoo Signature Series weather-tight cabinetry and refrigerator and freezer doors are built into stone masonry for convenient outdoor cooking.

……outdoor kitchen and yard photos from Kalamazoo Gourmet (see copyright disclaimer at bottom of post)

I’m in no way affiliated with Kalamazoo Gourmet, but plain and simple, they are the masters of the “Art Form” that is Gourmet Grilling. I love their “promo” video below, always sets the right vibe for the summer’s grilling!!! ENJOY!!!

(and remember to try, if but just a little, at making your tasty grill treats a little healthier……..then you got the best of both worlds )

~stay healthy~

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Great content as always! Hopefully you’ll be back grilling soon. Our high for today is 94, you wanna swap? lol


Hi Lory,

94 degrees, thanks but I’ll take a pass LOL!!. The thing is, up here in Seattle, many of the apartment buildings up here like mine don’t have air conditioning because they were designed in the years before the recent global warming. The Global Warming hit the last couple of years, and we got up into the 80 and 90’s by this time, which made springtime very nice. Well, nice after you get a portable air conditioner.

We’re back to how it was 5 years ago when I got here, when it barely got into the 70’s in the summer.

But like I said as a disclaimer, I’m not “truly” complaining, but I just not the type to be out on the grill when it’s chilly and I have to wear a heavy jacket. I’m just happy I can afford to go to Whole Foods and pay for all this high quality food.

But I never get tired of saying “It is what it is……”

Happy Grilling!!!

Doug at GAIA Health Blog.


Hi Doug, no AC! You wouldn’t make in the sunshine state without one. Hope you’re grilling like crazy. As fo me, i’m just trying to stay COOL!


Hi Lory,

I’ve got the AC now, the weather is not as warm as I need it to be out there. ub it’s getting there, it’s inching up in the low 70’s now. However, I like to be out there in the evening or night and it gets pretty chilly, I like it warm. I know that’s being somewhat “persnickety” but it is what it is…. {chuckle}

Doug at GAIA Health Blog

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