Seattle FoodNut logo
Issue No. 4July 2011

Welcome to Seattle FoodNut's July Newsletter!


Simple Steps for Grilling Successgrilling steaks 

Now is the time to take meal prep out of the kitchen. However, before you fire up the grill for your next meal, keep in mind these simple steps for grilling success. 

 1.       Mis en place.This French culinary phrase loosely translated as "mess in place" refers to having everything  gathered together at the beginning. Assembling all of the ingredients and equipment including fuel beforehand will facilitate a calm grilling experience.


2.       Keep engaged. Once you turn on the grill, keep focused. Grilling is not the time to have a lengthy phone chat, read a novel or water the plants. Keeping your attention on grilling will yield a desired result and allow you to easily address any flare-ups or modify cooking times. 


3.   Minimize cross contamination. Do not use the same plates, cutting boards, and utensils for raw and cooked meats. 


4.      Use a meat thermometer. Taking the temperature of  grilled meat, chicken, and fish will take the guesswork out of determining doneness and prevent under or overcooking. Here is a chart of safe internal temperatures.

 Minimum Safe Internal Temperatures for Meat, Poultry and Fish


Type of Food


Temperature (oF)


Rest Time







3 minutes




Ground Meat: Beef,  Pork, Veal, Lamb



Beef, Veal, Lamb Steaks & Chops


3 minutes


5.     Give it a rest. After removing beef and pork from grill, wait for a few minutes before serving. This resting period allows the juices to return to the meat surface and will result in a juicier and tastier product. 


Keep these simple steps in mind as you grill for a tasty and safe dining experience. Bon Appetit!

hula hoop 

Activity of the Month: Hula Hooping

Looking for a fun way to work your core? 
Try hula hooping. All you need is a hoop--either a simple lightweight hoop or a weighted exercise hoop will work. If you have not hooped for many years, start with a larger size hoop. While smaller hoops provide a better workout, they are more difficult to keep in motion.
To ease  into the hooping groove, practice spinning the hoop around your midsection and letting it drop on the ground. Then practice rotating your hips in a counterclockwise or clockwise direction. Then try both together--rotating the hips in the same direction as the spinning hoop. Be patient. Soon you will be finding a hooping rhythm. Hooping to music helps.

Seafair Milk Carton Derby Event of the Month:  Seafair Milk Carton Derby

July 16th  Green Lake     10 am - 4pm 

Check out over 100 creatively designed milk carton boats as they compete for prizes. On shore there will be a variety of activities along with appearances by the Seafair Clowns, Seafair Princesses and Sea Gals. Enjoy all of the festivities in and around Green Lake on the 16th. Click on the logo for more information about the Milk Carton Derby and other Seafair activities.

 App of the Month:   GasBuddy                                     Cost: Free


Check out the current gas prices near you  with the  GasBuddy. Using GPS, this app lists the gas stations near you along with their current prices. While at home or on vacation, the Gas Buddy can help you save money. You can also sign up to be a GasBuddy member and report local gas prices to earn points for prize give aways.


 Available on IPhone, Android & Windows 7 systems


Recipe of the Month:

Peach & Blueberry Galette

4-5 peaches,  peeled* &  drained
1/2 package of refrigerated pie dough
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons sugar, divided
1  tablespoon water
Preheat oven to 425F. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Roll refrigerated dough into a 12-inch diameter circle and place on the center of baking sheet.
Combine peaches, blueberries, lemon juice and 2 tablespoon sugar in a bowl. Transfer fruit mixture to middle of dough leaving a 2-inch border. Fold dough edges toward center. Using a pastry  brush, coat edges of dough with water and sprinkle with remaining tablespoon of sugar.
Bake at 425F for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350F and continue baking for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately or cool to room temperature.

 * To peel peaches,  bring a pot of water to a boil. Add peaches to water and remove from heat. Remove peaches from water after 1-2 minutes and place in a bowl of ice water. Peels should slip off easily.

In This Issue
Simple Steps for Grilling Success
Activity of the Month
Event of the Month
App of the Month
Seattle FoodNut is now offering Sports Nutrition services.  To kick off these new servcies we will be adding a monthly sports nutrition capsule beginning in August. Stay tuned!
Join Our Mailing List!

Seattle FoodNut logo

Seattle FoodNut is a full service performance nutrition consulting company committed to helping business professionals and athletes of all ages eat well for health and sucess. Check out our website at or click on the logo above. Let us help you perform at your best.



Call or email us today!


We look forward to hearing from you!




Amy Reuter MS,RD

President and Chief Nutrition Officer

Seattle FoodNut

(206) 465-7000