Showing posts with label Barbecue. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Barbecue. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

5 Grilling Tips You Need To Know When Cooking Vegetarian Alternatives

As a vegetarian, I have discovered that it can be quite complicated to embrace my inner grill master. In fact, I have had to mess up several times in order to grill effectively. With a wide-range, variety of vegetarian substitutes; grilling should never be as confusing as solving physics conjecture, for anyone wanting a veggie burger or a veggie dog. So, what are 5 grilling tips you should know if you are grilling a vegetarian alternative?

1. Use Coconut Oil. As one of the healthiest oils in the world today, this works as an amazing base for your vegetarian substitute. Whether you want to enjoy a classic veggie burger or even a kabob with veggie sausage, coconut oil will prevent your food from burning.

2. Use Cedar Planks. I discovered that when you a rich wood to grill a vegetarian substitute, the flavor is more flavorful and robust, then if you would use charcoal. Flavors will not meld properly if they are cooked incorrectly.

3. Use Variety. When it comes to grilling any kind of meat or chicken alternative, you will want to use a variety of mixed vegetables into the mix. With everything from onions and bell peppers to squash and mushrooms and much more, the options are endless.

4. Use Grill Baskets. Every vegetable on the planet is different and therefore; needs to be prepared differently. In order to grill effectively, I highly suggest using these the next time you grill any veggies.

5. Use Salt. Sure, it is important to season your food with your favorite spices, however; without salt you are left with nothing more than tasteless food. When you grill your vegetarian substitutes, along with your vegetables they lose flavor naturally, so in order to bring that flavor back to life it is key to use salt.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

5 Great Vegan Barbecue Recipes For Memorial Day

Memorial Day is approaching us. With only a few weeks away, it is tradition to honor the people of the United States Armed Forces who have fought and died for our country. This special day occurs the last Monday in May, making it an honorable federal holiday. Every year, millions of Americans gather with family, friends, and other loved ones to celebrate by having various cookouts and barbecues which rely on great company, great entertainment, and most important, great food. So what are the best vegan barbecue recipes for Memorial Day?

1. Lightlife Smoked Sausage Kabobs with Beer-Mustard Sauce. A barbecue without kabobs and beer is like sunshine without the sun, I would say. This vegan recipe really epitomizes what good barbecue is all about. Substitute the butter in this recipe for vegan butter and you are good to go.
2. Lightlife Smart Wings with Blue Cheese Dip. Some of the greatest foods at barbecues are those traditional specialties that you would never think would ever be vegan. One of them being wings. Although I have to add, instead of using mayo to make the dip, substitute it with non-dairy ingredients.
3. Daiya Creamy Macaroni and Cheese. Is there anyone on earth that hates macaroni and cheese? What if I told you that you can enjoy this classic without any dairy or eggs. And it is still tastes delicious? Macaroni and cheese is one of my favorite foods and this, my friends, is one of my favorite barbecue recipes.

4. Gardein Chipotle Chick'n Kebabs. Some of the greatest food I have ever enjoyed at a barbecue or outdoor event has been seasoned with chipotle. What I love about this amazing Gardein addition is that it can work as both an entrée and an appetizer.
5. Tofurky Andouille Po Boy. Some of the greatest barbecue food I have ever enjoyed is influenced by New Orleans and this Cajun classic proves why it is one of the greatest vegan barbecue recipes to enjoy this Memorial Day.