with Malika Ameen
By Aisha Kureishy
It is that time of the year again. Spring is here, so it is time to come
out of hibernation and lose those extra pounds. Springtime
means starting anew, vibrant colors, blooming flowers, out with the
old and in with the new, as well as increase in physical activities.
Taking the initiative to good health is also part of springtime. Eating
healthier is the right start by fixing salads, making delicious soups,
blending creamy smoothies, preparing home cooked meals, and
This season, losing weight could be achieved easily by grilling. It is
a universal practice around the world and in any culture. It is fun,
affordable, keeps food more moist than baking, and it is very
healthy. Nowadays, there are numerous styles and sizes of bar-
beque grills in the market. However, it is not necessary to have to
do grilling on a grand scale outside. It can conveniently be done on
any standard gas range or cook top. Grilling can be enjoyed in the
kitchen throughout the year.
Placing a baker’s cooling rack on a gas burner will perfectly grill
chicken, burgers, kabobs and fish fillets. Proper ventilation is very
essential for indoor grilling. Also smoke detectors must be checked
frequently for efficiency. The baker’s cooling rack must be bigger
than the gas burner, and it should be at least two inches or more tall
in order to have good clearance above the stove. For precautionary
measures, indoor grilling must be done on medium-low heat.
Quick & Easy Grilled Fish Fillets
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 20-25 minutes
3-5 medium sized fresh tilapia fish fillets
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
¾ tsp. garlic powder
1. Cut lemon and rub it on each side of the fillets.
2. Sprinkle and spread salt, black pepper and garlic powder evenly
on fish fillets.
3. Put baker’s cooling rack on gas burner.
4. Grill each fillet side thoroughly on medium-low heat until evenly
Beef or chicken kabobs may need meat tenderizer in order to be cooked
properly and in a timely manner. Foil paper can be placed under or around
the burner according to stove or cook top style for easy clean-up.