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Old 11-01-2010, 09:34 PM   #1
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hey everyone! as a vegetarian chick who just married a meat junkie.. i'm at a loss! he loves to cook on the grill and i'm burnt out with salads as a replacement. what can i make for myself as a main component when he has his meat? not a fan of any veggie burgers i have tried either! thanks for the input.
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:00 PM   #2
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Grilled portabella caps? I like to marinate them in italian dressing and then stuff them with feta.

Skewers with grilled seiten and red peppers, onions, mushrooms, grape tomato?

I am not huge on veggie burgers, but I do like these soy free sausages -> http://www.fieldroast.com/products.htm I like the apple/sage one.

oh, you can also make pizza on the grill. Use a whole wheat pita, add some feta (or tofu), tomato sauce, yellow pepper, olives. yuuuuum.

Have you tried grilling tofu? It's pretty good. Just marinate it in italian dressing or bbq sauce and slap a slice right on the grill.
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:11 PM   #3
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I love veggies on the grill! Some asparagus tossed with olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill it until it's soft. Also pineapple on the grill becomes much sweeter and a nice side dish or dessert. Enjoy.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:19 AM   #4
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Grilled vegetables are usually what I eat when we grill. I make kabobs with eggplant, squash, mushrooms, onions, peppers ... whatever is in season. TJ's has a great Masala veggie burger if I really want the "burger experience".

Any stone fruit is spectacular grilled also, for dessert or a fresh chutney or salsa.
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:41 PM   #5
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I also like the vegetarian sausages. Here's a link to a comparison between the two major sausage options: http://www.megabeth.net/?p=767

I marinate tofu and grill it all the time: Extra firm tofu, press out the water for about 20 minutes with a plate and a weight on top of the tofu, then marinate for at least 20-30 minutes. I marinate with rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, fresh garlic and ginger, and a pinch of dry wasabi. You can either grill the slabs directly, or make "fingers" of tofu before marinating and grill them on wooden skewers. Soak the skewers ahead of time so they don't burn. I like the fingers the best.

I experiment with home-made veggie burgers from various recipes. So far I've not had any spectacular successes but if I do I'll post it!
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i just wanted to say i hear ya!! i am a brand new vegan (2 weeks) but my Husband LOVES to grill. All these idea's sound great to me. the smell of burgers got to me the other day and i just thoroughly enjoyed it without eating it (yay!). If you try anything really great i hope you will share the recipe w/ me

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Old 11-02-2010, 05:43 PM   #7
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grilled pizza?
http://lazysmurf.wordpress.com/2009/...d-vegan-pizza/

You can also make yourself some seitan sausages and grill them.
http://www.everydaydish.tv/index.php...ipe&recipe=109
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:47 AM   #8
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thank you, everyone! can't wait to try the veggies, pizza, & sausage! @food- i will definitely share with you... and i hope you'll do the same!
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