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Vegan Barbeque Recipes

Summertime, and the living is easy. When we think of summer, we think of hanging at the beach, road trips, late nights, swimming, and BBQs with great company. Unfortunately, some of the things that get thrown on the grill aren’t necessarily always the greatest for us. But why should we have to choose between enjoying one of America’s great traditions and eating well? We shouldn’t! We believe that living a healthy lifestyle should never be boring or restrictive. When it comes to grilling the possibilities are endless! Try these scrumptious vegan barbeque recipes and enjoy:

VEGGIES

We love to grill veggies. You name it we grill it. Eggplants, Tomatoes, Asparagus, Mushrooms, Artichokes, Onions, Corn, Peppers, Zucchini and other summer squash are all for great for the grill. If you’re pinched for prep time pick up a quick 30 minute marinade from your local grocery store and let the veggies soak before you throw them on the grill. Nothing fancy. Super Taste. Extra healthy.

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BURGERS

We love veggie burgers. Not your average, bland, store bought veggie burger laden with unpronounceable ingredients and preservatives galore – yuck! Fresh veggie burgers, made from scratch! We’ve compiled six delicious veggie burger recipes from different bloggers on the net. These are delicious and are sure to satisfy both herbivores and carnivores alike!

Red Lentil Cauliflower Burgers from Vegan Richa

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“Epic Beet Burgers” from The Green Beet

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Curry Spiced Lentil Rice Veggie Burger from Edible Perspective

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Chipotle Black Bean Burgers from Iowa Girl Eats

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Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers from lunchboxbunch.com

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Quarter Pounder Beet Burgers from Post Punk Kitchen

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How do are you grilling this summer?
Leave a comment below and let us know!

Fall in Love with Kale

I was talking to a friend the other day on the phone and she asked what I was doing, I replied that I was eating a giant kale salad. She started laughing and said “What is with kale anyway?” little did she know the answer to that question would go on for over 10 minutes. Kale is super good for you AND delicious (if you’re eating it fresh and preparing it right) that that’s why it is so popular right now. It’s one of the most nutritiously dense vegetables and boasts innumerable health benefits.

From WebMD: One cup of kale contains 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber, and 15% of the daily requirement of calcium and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), 40% of magnesium, 180% of vitamin A, 200% of vitamin C, and 1,020% of vitamin K. It is also a good source of minerals copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus.

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I’ve been a vegetarian for years and one thing that drives me crazy is the myth that vegetarian food is bland and boring. One of my favorite foods is a delicious Caesar salad but the vegetarian/vegan versions often lack creamy-ness or the kick that anchovies give it. So I cam up with a recipe for kale salad that tastes delicious. This vegetarian (vegan if you leave the parm out) Caesar dressing is so rich and flavorful, you’re going to love it! For the greens I like to use a mix of kale and arugula but you can use anything you’d like.

Vegetarian Caesar Dressing

1/2 cup Olive Oil
3 tablespoons high quality Dijon Mustard (I like Westbrae Natural organic Dijon)
3-5 cloves of Garlic, depending on clove size and how much you like garlic!
1 splash of White Wine Vinegar OR Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 squeezed fresh Lemon (or more to taste)
Salt & Pepper to taste
Fresh grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
Kale & Arugula

Mix it all up and enjoy!

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recipe by: Brianna Welke check out her blog.