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Vegan BBQ

Ever been to a vegan BBQ?  Chances are probably not.  I’m not sure there are enough in an area outside of California that know each other to have one.  I’m not even sure if the items used to have a BBQ are vegan approved.

So what do you do at a BBQ if your vegan?  Mostly, you’ll be watching everyone else who isn’t eat.  Even the less restrictive vegetarians will be chowing down with delight as you watch.  And chances are that you will wear out your welcome as you perform your usual ingredient probe of the food.

At least that’s what I did.  It was a quick lesson in how not to be invited back.  Good thing they were my family though of else I’d be in trouble.

There are vegan friendly foods that can be prepared on a grill (even if they shouldn’t be).  Boca Burgers, soy dogs and tofu all fit the bill.  It may take some trial and error to get them cooked just right.  They may be made to taste like the real thing but they sure don’t cook like it.

All in all it was a success.  A green salad isn’t a staple in my family’s BBQ menu but it doesn’t hurt to switch it up every now and then.  How else do you get to try new foods?