Planning a Vegan BBQ

Ever since we met, JC & and have been (unofficially) competing to make each other’s birthday spectacular. I try to do something awesome for him, and he does the same thing. At the moment, I think he’s winning this one, but that wont stop me from trying. So, as part of the week of birthday celebrations for JC this year, I threw a little BBQ birthday party. I’m looking forward to getting a copy of Grills Gone Vegan written by Tamasin Noyes. We’re big fans of the BBQ, but in the meantime, I had to put together my own menu of options, maybe you can use some of these too. BBQ Roasted Niagara Corn I love local corn, there is something so tasty about eating something grown on land you can actually visit. I felt the same way when I lived in Alberta and corn grown in Taber was the thing to buy. If you want to roast corn on the BBQ the most important thing to do, is get them in their husks – soak them in water for at least an hour or so before you plan to throw them on the BBQ. The corn steams and cooks in the husk, then after about 10 minutes, you can peel the corn (careful – it will be hot), and then leave it on the grill until the kernels are roasted a little bit more (I left it on for 3-5 minutes.) As a decent margarine alternative to the corn…

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Local Vegetable Recipes – Thanks Green Earth Organics

For the last couple of months we’ve been getting a local box of fruits and vegetables delivered to our house every second Friday from Green Earth Organics. I was really drawn to them because of their commitment to social responsibility, and especially because they donate some of their revenue to local non-profits. Every week has been a bit of an adventure, because there are some vegetables we’ve received that I either would never have purchased, or hadn’t even been aware of. I opted for the “local” organic box. They have other boxes, non local organic boxes in three different sizes. I wouldn’t mind a bigger local box, but the one we’ve been getting has been good enough so far. This weeks local bin items: Garlic cloves Spartan apples Yellow Potatoes Black radish Cremini Mushrooms Daikon Turnip Living kale Shallots So every week, I try and find or create new and interesting recipes to really utilize our grocery box.

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