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Grilling Veggies by Joanne Kathleen Farrell
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