Saturday, April 20, 2013

A Vegan Cook-Out

I love when the weather warms up - spending all evening outside, grilling, sitting on the screened-in porch feeling a warm breeze, listening to the radio, and sipping on a Blue Moon. A cook-out is not really about the meat on the grill (hamburgers, hot dogs, steaks, etc.), it's about the experience. Now that Jason and I are vegans, we're having to adjust the food to maintain the experience. This weekend was our first chance to do so, and I think it was a great success. We made spicy portobello mushroom burgers with grilled peppers, onions, and corn. Next time we may add something like avocados to make the burger more substantial.

Portobello Mushroom Burgers (Adapted from here)
Remove the stems and gills. Marinade 4 mushroom caps for up to 2 hours:
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons spicy mustard
Hot sauce (to taste)

Grill 3-4 minutes on each side. Add to bun, dress, and enjoy!