Vegans can grill too!
One of the best things about summer time is the smell of food sizzling on the grill at an outdoor party. There’s just something about this method of cooking that adds an additional flavor to any of your usual favorite entrees. What to bring to a backyard BBQ is a much easier decision for meat eaters. They buy a pack of chicken or a couple of steaks, throw on some seasonings, and call it dinner.
When you’re committed to the vegan lifestyle, however, you have to be a bit more inventive about what to bring. You want something tasty that you can put on the grill and cook up in a relatively short period of time, allowing you to sit down and eat with your family and friends.
Fortunately, there are a number of easy-to-make vegan options that not only grill up as well as any cut of meat, but taste delicious to boot.
Bring your favorite recipe
The vegan movement is really catching on and as a result, you can find a huge number of recipes online on vegan websites, blogs and Pinterest. For example, vegan BBQ ribs, made from seitan and smothered with barbeque sauce are delicious enough to convert a meat eater.
You can also find detailed directions regarding how to grill vegan burgers, using a base of chickpeas and sweet corn and a handful of common spices you likely already have in your cupboard. Topped with lettuce, tomato, and ketchup, they give the old standard beef burgers a run for their money.
Another tasty meatless option is cauliflower steaks. Slice a whole cauliflower into one inch thick slabs, marinate, coat with BBQ sauce and grill each side until crispy and savory. Grilled tofu, starting with pressed, extra firm tofu, can be either a side dish or an entree.
Don’t forget about dessert
After the entrees and side dishes have been consumed, it’s time for dessert. An excellent choice is grilled pineapple coated with a mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon. Paired with dairy-free ice cream, it’s a scrumptious vegan dessert that everyone can enjoy. Browse the many online blogs for vegans to find creative recipes that will make summertime grilling for vegans a breeze.
And, browse the Vegan Life Nutrition website for more helpful hints on converting to veganism and maintaining proper nutrition and good health while cutting out animal products.