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Grilling Veggies by Joanne Kathleen Farrell

Updated on August 26, 2011

Grilling Vegan style

According to research done by Vegan Outreach 800 million people suffer from hunger and malnutrition. This is due to the fact that most of the world produces grain for animal feed. Billions of animals are tortured and slaughtered in filthy factory farms around the world. I am not against eating meat but, I am horrified by the practice of factory farming. To combat what I think is wrong I made a pact to hold meat free cookouts. Here are some of the recipes I have come up with. Grilling can be fun, delicious and meat free.

Grilling the right stuff

Eggplant is excellent on the grill. Wash each eggplant carefully. Slice lengthwise in half inch strips the width of the eggplant. Once you have long slices coat with extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, and sprinkle with basil. Grill to a golden brown. Serve with a topping of tomato sause and shredded cheddar or cheese substitute.


Take a pound or so of firm tofu and cut into cubes. Cut onion, green peppers and yellow squash into cubes as well. Now you are ready to arrange the Kebabs. Use large metal skewers and begin to load cherry tomatoes, bay leaves, button mushrooms, cubes of onion, cubed yellow squash, pineapple pieces, red, green, and banana peppers, and cubes of garlic toast. Baste with hickory barbecue sause and grill to golden brown.

Best Veggie Burgers Recipe

In a blender mash two cans of chick peas. Remove the contents and spoon into a mixing bowl. Add one quarter cup of celery, one half cup of red onion, one quarter cup of chopped red and green peppers. Add one pound of firm tofu. Add 1 teaspoon of cumin, ginger, and black pepper. Add one tablespoon of chili powder. Mix together as if you were making burger meat. Shape into patties and baste with salt, pepper, and chilli lime sause. Grill to golden brown.

I like serve to serve fresh strawberry lemonade and homemade ice tea at picnics and barbeques. Also, try freezing cubes of strawberry juice and adding it to tea or lemonade. Limeade is another great treat on a hot summer day. Here is another tip. Try using cloth napkins and reuseable picnic plates.

Look for my many articles on hubpages such as Last of the Mohican Lands or check out my latest novel Liberty for the Lion Shield. By Joanne Kathleen Farrell


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      famous tillman jr. 6 years ago

      great article...and must try recipe..thanks...much

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      I am glad you like the recipes. Feel free to check out my political articles that are posted on line. I have had some published TU and the Troy Record. Take Care.

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      I did not mean to offend--I thought that was what you meant in the first two sentences.

      Your recipes are still great, and I still think the potential for my idea to help the problem is a valid one. Perhaps you are the person who could get a movement like that going! I will try to read your other hubs soon.

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      By no means did I say that is the only reason people are hungry. I have reasearched the topic many years of my life. There are hundreds of reasons that compile to the mess. For one political conflicts, border issues, greed,

      lack of education, inferior schools, lack of schools, lack of health care and birth control, religious views against birth control, oil industry and crime taking control over human welfare... I could go on all day. However, do not jump to conclusions about a person. You only read one article.

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks very much--love, love your recipes, and the idea of a meatless bbq. I like to serve lemonade with frozen blueberries for the ice cubes--makes a unique pink lemonade, but am looking forward to trying your strawberry ice cubes.

      However, the info you were given about the reason there are so many hungry people is not accurate data. You might like to do more research on the reason(s) there are so many hungry people in the world.

      To be sure, though, there is something we could do about the problem. Just look at the money spent on movies in our country. What if all of the money that the movie industry makes for just one year was diverted by us, the people, and directed towards the issues of world hunger? Do you have an idea of how much good that much money could do for the hungry of the world? Then take the money made from athletic events for just one year and divert it the same way. Do you know how much money that is?

      But people are not going to give up their entertainment for such a cause...or will they? It would take a person with passion. It would have to be someone without ulterior motives and who is trustworthy to successfully set all that in motion for just one year. Maybe you could be that person! A year is such a short time for people who are enjoying entertainment, but such a long time for someone who is hungry.

      I just heard a report on the radio about even our president saying that he would rather talk about the NBA than...something to do with important issues...I lost what that issue was due to the shock of hearing that he said that.