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« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2006 11:25:27 AM »

You can also sub quinoa for the bulghur or couscous.
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« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2006 12:48:38 PM »

I am going on an extended camping trip thing for memorial day weekend. Ease is the key for me. I think I'll be doing fake burgers (just throw some on the grill and everyone else can have regular burgers); veggie fajitas (beef fajitas are available for others): portabella strips, zuchini strips, and onions cooked on the grill and a can of pinto beans for some protein; some frozen soup I made recently (Summer Sisters Stew); maybe some veg dogs; and some stirfry veggies.

BTW, you can search recipezaar for veg or vegan (under dietary) recipes that are good for the grill (under preperation/equipment/outdoor/barbecue). Good luck on your cookouts.

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« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2006 07:10:55 AM »

Thanks for all the good ideas yall!  This week I tried a recipe off of www.reynoldskitchens.com It was called a corn and black bean packet.  I just put everything in the foil and heated it on the grill.  Then I decided it would be good in a tortillia, which i also heated on the grill.  I highly recomend it!  Even my daddyo ate some  and he usually don't like anything grilled besides meat.
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« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2006 09:24:24 AM »

brushetta with fresh bread usually goes down well.  So does my favorite sidedish for picnics and summer potlucks is a simple rice salad (good for non-vegan/veggies because they can recognize all the ingredients and more likely to try it).  its usually a hit.
so simple, fast and very forgiving recipe:

-cooked rice (fridge leftovers are good)
-chopped green or red peppers, apple, raisins, black olives, cucumber, tomato, green onions, grated cabbage, or whatever else you have on hand
-sunflower seeds or chopped nuts
-olive oil
-balsamic vinegar
-sesame oil
-braggs or soy sauce
-onion powder
-ground basil leaves
-crushed garlic

make ahead of time and cool until needed

« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2006 12:41:52 PM »

Here is a great salad recipe.  If you want to make it vegan just leave out the Worcestershire sauce.

Strawberry Spinach Salad I

2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon minced onion
10 ounces fresh spinach - rinsed, dried and torn into bite-size pieces
1 quart strawberries - cleaned, hulled and sliced
1/4 cup almonds, blanched and slivered


In a medium bowl, whisk together the sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sugar, olive oil, vinegar, paprika, Worcestershire sauce and onion. Cover, and chill.
Toss strawberries, spinach, almonds and dressing right before serving.
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2006 08:23:43 PM »

grilling pizzas is really fun.  i haven't done it in a long time, and it does take a little prep and foresight, but it's kind of impressive Smiley

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« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2006 08:33:39 PM »

Or just be really lazy and throw some Morningstar/Quorn burgers and hotdogs from your friendly local health food store on the grill. They're delicious and work well for vegetarians who hate vegetables. (Or was I the only vegetarian like that?)

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