Happy Herbivore Blog

July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July! Since I'm traveling today to speak and demonstrate at Vegetarian Summerfest, I had a cookout with my friends a few days earlier. 

Here are our delicious vegan eats:

Baked Beans (p.199) and Potato Salad (p.189) from The Happy Herbivore Cookbook. The baked beans were such a hit, that my friends actually made them the next day for another cookout!

A Mediterranean-inspired quinoa salad my friend Jane & I threw together based on what she had on hand. The base is quinoa but we added chopped kale, tomatoes, green olives, artichoke hearts, oregano, fresh garlic, red bell pepper, red onion and lemon. It was really, really delicious.

My plate... we also had grilled corn (not pictured). 

I'd asked for suggestions on HH's Facebook about what to grill and I'm so glad I took the portobello & corn suggestions to heart!

A treat I brought from St. Maarten. We all dipped our watermelon in it----delicious!

Other Suggestions: Mushroom Burgers (p. 89), "Tuna" Salad (p. 113), Teriyaki Chickpeas (p. 127), Tofu Chiliquiles (p. 129), Italian Sausages, Eggless Egg Salad, Aztec Corn Salad, Portobello Steaks (p.148), Low Fat Guacamole, Corn Pudding (p. 173), Southwestern Macaroni Salad (p. 183), Low-Country Cucumber Salad (p. 186), Veggie Slaw (p. 187), Charleston Red Rice (p. 192), Ranch Dip (p. 232).

What are you having this 4th of July?

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