Three Tips for Grilling Vegetables

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Grilling Vegetables

Serving as the Calida Group’s director of senior housing since 2015, Thomas Jurbala of Las Vegas, Nevada, oversees asset management and underwriting in regard to potential nursing, memory care, and assisted living facility acquisition. At home, Thomas Jurbala enjoys firing up the barbecue and grilling, and he also loves vegetables.

Grilling vegetables gives them that distinct barbecue flavor but presents its own set of challenges. Follow these three tips to ensure your barbecued vegetables are both delicious and easy to cook.

1. Use Oil – Coating or tossing your vegetables in oil before putting them on the grill prevents them from drying out. The oil will also help any seasoning you use stick to the veggies. Coat them lightly; dripping oil may cause the fire to flare up.

2. Pre-Cooking – Some vegetables grill better if you precook them in the kitchen. For harder vegetables like carrots and asparagus, simmer them in a pan for a few minutes to help them soften up before you throw them on the grill.

3. Smart Cutting – When cutting your vegetables for the grill, think about what cuts would maximize the surface area exposed to the grill’s hot surface. For example, instead of cutting a zucchini or eggplant into chunks, try rounds or strips.


Chicago Bears Close in on New Running Backs Coach

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Curtis Modkins

As the director of senior housing for the Calida Group, Thomas Jurbala of Las Vegas, Nevada, identifies and oversees development opportunities for memory care, nursing, and assisted living facilities. Outside of his career, Thomas Jurbala is a fan of the Chicago Bears NFL team.

According to ESPN’s Adam Caplan, who revealed the news via Twitter, the Chicago Bears’ coaching staff is set to welcome Curtis Modkins, who will serve as the team’s running backs coach. Modkins was most recently the offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers. Before his work in California, Modkins spent the 2013 to 2015 seasons as the running backs coach for the Detroit Lions.

Modkins has also worked on the coaching staff for the Buffalo Bills, Arizona Cardinals, and Kansas City Chiefs. Before coaching in the NFL, Modkins worked multiple college coaching positions at his own alma mater, Texas Christian University, home of the Horned Frogs.

Modkins’ role in Chicago will primarily center around developing Jordan Howard, the star rookie who broke the team’s previous rookie rushing record during the 2016 season. Modkins replaces Stan Drayton, who left the team’s coaching staff to become the assistant head coach for the University of Texas.