Friday, September 15th, 2017

The Perfect Vegan Barbecue

With the vegan lifestyle becoming more and more popular, how can you host a summer party that will please all your friends? Here are ideas for creating just the right menu and ambiance for a feast your friends won’t soon forget.

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DON’T SKIP THE COALS

There are so many ways to grill food outdoors, but charcoal briquettes are really the best. They may require more cleanup than a gas grill, but nothing compares to that true, char-grilled flavor. Everything you cook, from corn on the cob to vegan burger patties, will taste fantastic.

TRY MEAT ALTERNATIVES

There are some absolutely amazing options out there for a vegan barbecue. You can get everything from sausages to burger patties and filets with barbecue flavor and much more. Your local natural foods store has plenty of choices. Just add some tangy sauces and you’re all set! (Tip: Check the labels of your condiments for ingredients such as egg or gelatin. Fortunately, you’ll find plenty of vegan alternatives at your local supermarket.)

POP A COLD ONE

Along with soft drinks, everyone loves beer at a barbecue, right? Good news: most beers are vegan, since they are made with simple ingredients such as barley malt, water, hops and yeast.

Wine choices are more difficult to find, because it’s very common for animal products such as casein and gelatin to be used in the filtering process. However, there are many vegan wine options available using non-animal filtering agents. Ask the wine expert at your local store for a few good choices.

CHOOSE THE BEST BBQ SIDES

No vegan barbecue would be complete without some tasty side dishes. Here’s a list of some that work beautifully with vegan meat alternatives – or even as zippy main dishes.

  • Quinoa salad
  • Classic 3-bean salad
  • Fresh fruit salad with mint
  • Baked beans (skip the bacon)
  • Potato salad with vinaigrette dressing (minus the cooked eggs)
  • Corn on the cob, steamed in the microwave and brushed with olive oil before grilling
  • Veggie kebabs with bell peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms and onions, brushed with oil before grilling

JERRY’S KITCHEN BRINGS THE PARTY TO YOU

Wondering how to entertain a whole crowd at your next family reunion, birthday party or corporate event? The pros at Jerry’s Kitchen can help! And yeah … we know exactly what the vegans on your guest list will LOVE. Let us handle all the details for you.

To book a food truck or traditional catering services for your next event in Doylestown or anywhere in the Philadelphia area, get in touch with us today.

Source

Lauren Caris Cooks

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