Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Barbie's Vegan BBQ Barbecue Tips

BBQ recipe ideas for vegans and vegetarians

16 Vegan BBQ recipes

1)Safety – Be Patient The BBQ should be a gentle glow not an eyebrow-removing inferno that produces carcinogenic cremated offerings. Always follow BBQ manufacturer's instructions. The BBQ area should be protected from the wind with dogs, cats and children kept safely away.

2)Vegan Sausages - Visit your local health food store and ask about the latest vegan delights suitable for BBQs or see The Animal Free Shopper.

3)Salads - Make sure you have lots of fresh organic salads. Use egg-free mayonnaise, Omega 3 oils and balsamic vinegar for dressings.

4)5 a Day - Vegetables can be BBQ’d too - marinated organic vegetable, fruit and tofu kebabs, corn on the cob, sweet potatoes, pumpkin and waffles.

5)Desserts - try BBQ’d banana with some yummy vegan Ice cream and maple syrup, agave or date syrup. Get some dairy free vegan choc-ices.

6)Plan ahead - Make sure you have a plan B in case it rains.

7)Mosquitoes - Get some citronella or Lavender candles to deter insects.

8)Drinks – Ensure an ample supply of gelatine/isinglass free organic beer and wine and some nice non-alcoholic drinks for the BBQ chef, drivers, kids and the others.

9)Music – Vegan sounds include Moby, Bryan Adams, Shania Twain, Heather Small or check out my band The Dollz ( see )

10)Preparation - Avoid worry and forgetting things by making a list. Delegate tasks so that you can relax and enjoy yourself. If you plan to use fireworks please try to be considerate of the animals - fireworks going off all the time upsets the both the local wildlife and pets.

Also a list of manufacturers of Veggie Sausages

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