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Easy recipes for people on the move

Easy Recipes for People on the Move

Are you one of those busy people who never has time for a good, home-cooked meal? Do you tend to grab a burger or taco instead of a real meal because the fast food joint is «on the way»? If you’re one of the millions of people who never seem to have time to cook, a repertoire of quick and easy recipes and a single great appliance can make a huge difference in your life.

The GT Xpress 101 is an indoor grill that bills itself as a sandwich maker, dessert maker and meal maker. The ads for the countertop grill say that it will revolutionize the way that you cook. For the busy, on-the-move individual, that claim is not far from the truth. Here are just a handful of recipes for busy people who skip breakfast, eat fast food for lunch and pull a microwave meal out of the freezer for dinner. Just wait till you see what you can do in just eight minutes.

Breakfast — the most important meal of the day

Too many busy people skip breakfast in the rush to get out the door to work in the morning. The GT Xpress can make it easy for you to eat a healthy, nutritious breakfast to fuel your workday the right way. Because there’s no need to stand over a skillet to flip pancakes or stir eggs, you can preheat the grill, add ingredients, and hop in the shower. By the time you get out, breakfast will be ready to eat — and you’ll still be out the door on time.

Parmesan Bagel Bake

Much tastier than the usual fast-food breakfast bagel — and a whole lot less expensive

  • 1 mini onion bagel
  • 1 egg
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • ? tablespoons tarragon
  • 1 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoons shredded Provolone cheese

Preheat the GT Xpress. Place one half of the onion bagel in one well in the GT Xpress. Scramble egg and beat in salt, pepper, tarragon and Parmesan cheese, then pour over bagel. Top with Provolone cheese and cover with other half of the bagel. Close top and cook for 10 minutes. Take the opportunity to put on your makeup or run a brush through your hair — it’s easy to multi-task.

Breakfast Burrito

1 egg, beaten

2 pre-cooked breakfast sausages, sliced or broken into pieces

1 slice American cheese

? cup diced peppers

? cup diced onions

1 flour tortilla

Cooking spray

Spray top and bottom cooking surface with non-stick spray. Fit tortilla into one well in the GT Xpress allowing half the tortilla to lap over the side. Add onions, peppers and sausage. Pour egg over vegetables and sausage. Top with cheese slice. Fold tortilla over. Close cover and cook for 8 minutes.

Take-along Lunches

Instead of running through a drive-through for lunch, take a few minutes to make a quick sandwich in the GT Xpress to pack and take along. Or get a little fancy and bring something to heat in the office microwave. Try one of these recipes for something special at lunch.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Wrap

? boneless chicken breast

1 slice Swiss cheese

1 slice baked ham

1 tortilla wrap

Cut a slice into the side of the chicken breast to create a pocket. Fold swiss cheese and slice of ham into the pocket. Press the chicken breast together and fit into one well in the GT Xpress. Close top and cook for twenty minutes. When done, wrap burrito style in tortilla wrap and pack for lunch in insulated lunch bag.

Bacon and Swiss Stuffed Baby Bella Mushroom Caps

2 slices cooked bacon

? ounce of shredded Swiss cheese

1 finely chopped scallion

1/8 tsp ground pepper

1 tablespoon Ranch dressing

6 Baby Bella mushroom caps

Combine everything but the mushroom caps and mix well. Place 3 mushroom caps in each well. Top with bacon mixture. Close cover and cook for five minutes. Open and allow to cool before wrapping for lunch. Add a six ounce cup of yogurt and a bottled water or juice for a gourmet lunch at the office.

Gourmet Dinner on the Fly

How often do you skip dinner or order a pizza because it takes too much time to cook something fancy? The GT Xpress makes it easy to cook delicious, fresh dinners for one, two or a crowd — without heating up your kitchen or dirtying pots and pans. Next time you’re in the mood for something healthy, fresh and delicious, try one of these recipes.

Seafood Stuffed Salmon

2 salmon fillets

2/3 cup shredded crabmeat or chopped shrimp

? cup shredded spinach

salt and pepper to taste

Slice partway through each salmon fillet to create a pocket for stuffing. Mix crabmeat and spinach together. Season with salt and pepper. Fill each salmon pocket with stuffing mixture. Brush the well and top surface of grill with olive oil and fit one salmon fillet into each one. Cook 6 to 8 minutes.

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