Thursday, July 01, 2010

Have A Vegan Friendly 4th Of July - Potato Salad, Grilled Corn On The Cob And Baked Bean Recipes

Vegan Potato Salad with Avocado

Coconut Chili Lime Corn on the Cob

Sweet and Spicy Vegetarian Baked Beans

Have A Vegan Friendly 4th of July BBQ
Whether you are BBQ'ing tofu burgers or pork spare ribs this 4th of July, why not enjoy healthful, meatless side dishes? The most popular side dishes on the 4th are potato salad, corn on the cob and baked beans. Here are a few recipes that will please all of your guests, especially your vegetarian friends.

This Vegan Potato Salad is made with a fresh and light lemon and oil dressing and a touch of inflammation reducing, cancer fighting turmeric. The turmeric gives the potato salad the color of "egg" potato salad without the cholesterol and the avocado provides the creamy texture without the mayo.

While the grill is hot, try making Coconut Chili Lime Corn on the Cob. Instead of butter, the corn is rubbed with expeller pressed, unrefined, organic coconut oil and freshly squeezed lime juice. Then it is topped with a touch of salt and chili powder.

No 4th of July BBQ is complete without a big pot of baked beans. Sweet and Spicy Vegetarian Baked Beans with Green Chilies and Jalapenos have a nice combination of brown sugar sweetness with the contrasting heat from the chilies and jalapenos. Starting with ready made Bush's vegetarian baked beans, this recipe is easy to throw together. I slow bake the beans in my crock pot all day not only for the flavor but also for the joy of filling my house with their wonderful aroma!

Have a happy and safe 4th of July and thanks to Webweaver's for the free 4th of July clipart!

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