Archive | Summer BBQs & Picnics

The Best Vegan Chicken Burgers Ever!

One of my favorite fast-food things to eat in my pre-vegan era – I guess that would be like 2004 B.V. – was chicken burgers. I would go to Wendy’s and get their chicken sandwich with mayo, lettuce and tomato. Not surprising since my favorite food was chicken and fried chicken cutlets were a staple. […]

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BBQ Pulled Carrots Sandwiches

Mmm…BBQ! When Tom and I were planning our elopement in North Carolina, we were more excited about eating authentic Southern barbecue than we were about getting married. Seriously. We watched endless barbecue cooking challenges and travel food shows on television. We read up about how to find the best, most authentic barbecue (they suggested restaurants […]

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Vegan Mozzarella-Stuffed Cannellini Burgers with Spinach Pesto

Over the years I have made a lot of vegan burgers. I have Kidney Bean-Walnut Burgers, Black-Eyed Pea Burgers, Buffalo Lentil Burgers, Chickpea Burgers, Hoisin Black Bean Burgers, Moussaka Burgers, Eggplant Burgers, Trudy’s “Beefy” Burgers, QBC (Quinoa, Broccoli and Chickpea) Burgers, Roasted Beet Burgers, and Green Chile Queso Beast Burgers. I’ve written articles here and […]

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Green Chile Queso Beast Burger with Guacamole and Beyond Meat’s Beast Burger

Prepare yourselves: The Beast is coming! Just when I thought I couldn’t love Beyond Meat more, they are unleashing The Beast. The Beast is Beyond Meat’s new burger. The Beast Burger is amazing! Beyond Meat is changing the whole veggie burger game with this one. This quarter-pound vegan burger is incredible. It looks like a […]

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QBC Burgers (Quinoa, Broccoli and Chickpeas)

I love veggie burgers. I’ve made a bunch of them – Chickpea Burgers, Buffalo Lentil Burgers, Kidney Bean-Walnut Burgers, Black-Eyed Pea Burgers, Moussaka Burgers, Eggplant CrunchBurgers, Roasted Beet Burgers, Hoisin Black Bean Burgers and Trudy’s “Beefy” Burgers.                                         […]

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VeganMoFo #9: Ask Dr. V – Burgers

    Ask Dr. V – Burgers   Welcome to another day of VeganMoFo – the month of vegan food. Be sure to check out some of the thousand participating bloggers! It’s always fun to find new blogs, new recipes and new friends.   Today The “V” Word is featuring the 2nd edition of “Ask Dr. V” – […]

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Vegan MoFo Day #1: Pineapple Island Kabobs

Wow, it’s time for VeganMoFo again! This is my 3rd year participating in this fabulous idea where for one month, hundreds and hundreds of dedicated bloggers commit to posting about vegan food with a minimum of 20 posts. Check out the VeganMoFo web site to see what it’s all about. To see a full listing […]

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Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Two years ago I felt really lucky. I got to try this new product at Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary’s ThanksLiving event. The new product: Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips. They were incredible and even more incredible was that the dinner was prepared by the amazing Terry Hope Romero. Beyond Meat was not available for purchase then […]

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Baked BBQ Tofu and Tempeh

Mmmm…nothing tastes like BBQ. But for vegans, barbeques can be really hard to deal with. No longer does the smell of the BBQ mean a delicious meal is on the way. For vegans, the smell is associated with the suffering and death of animals. Well, we can change that. Vegans can enjoy delicious BBQ too. […]

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4th of July Freedom Menu (and a new recipe)!

On the 4th of July as we celebrate Independence Day of the United States, we should of course remember all those who are not free, humans and non-humans alike. And we should set an example for how easy and essential it is to liberate oneself from a lifestyle filled with cruelty so that one day all […]

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Spicy Balsamic Tofu Veggie Kabobs

Confession: I have never been to a Memorial Day Weekend barbeque in my life. But not going to an outdoor event doesn’t mean you can’t make delicious grilled food indoors. This is a very simple recipe for a fresh, healthy and colorful meal. You can mix and match whatever veggies are your favorites. This makes […]

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BK Supperclub Challenge: Balsamic BBQ Seitan and Tempeh Ribs

This week the Bitchin’ Kitchen Supperclub Challenge was BBQ ribs. I love when the challenge requires me to really veganize the dish beyond just swapping out dairy or eggs. It’s fun to push the limits of my (sometimes limited) imagination and come up with a compassionate version of a meat-centric meal. I decided to make two […]

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