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What's For Dinner?

What's for dinner - literally? Let's share! Us oldbie vegans will get new inspiration and the newbies will gather ideas. Yesterday I had someone lecture me on how they couldn't possibly ever be vegetarian or vegan because it's so difficult to prepare a meal. Seriously, this was in my professional life, not personal, and I'm not use to being lectured in that venue. They do know I'm vegan, and they do know I raised a meat free family. I tried to explain how it really wasn't that much different of a process for a vegetarian than a carnivore; our proteins are just different. Instead of a piece of chicken or a slab of steak, I would have tofu or tempeh. Being vegan is something I don't even think about. I am surrounded by a strong community of like minded folks, and I sometimes get blown away -  first, by people's insensitivity, and second, their view of vegetarianism in general. I like to think that even though I am adamantly against eating animals, I teach our way with respect and sensitivity. I'm in an unusual position. I'm a personal trainer and a nutritionist. It does help that I'm someone people come to to learn to eat well. But sometimes I just have to take the rose colored glasses off and muster up a little backbone and say -hey! So in the spirit of wonderful vegetarian food, let's share! What's for dinner?!?!?

I'm grilling...

Veggie Sausage


Ezekiel Rolls

Corn on the cob

Marinated Zucchini

Heirloom Tomatoes

Green Beans

Red and White Onions

Red Pepper

Baby Carrots

Japanese Sweet Potato Fries

Grilled Pears for Dessert

I've got a little dish hanging out with olive oil, sea salt, fresh ground pepper and garlic to brush on the veggies other than zucchini, and melted vegan butter for the pears.


Tag - you're next!



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  1. Melissa Nott
    Melissa Nott
    Wow, your meal sounds amazing. I cooked some red lentils with rice and curry and mixed it with a can of Campbell's tomato soup.
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    1. beachgurl
      Tonight : Multi Bean soup and homemade corn bread :) a cold front came in. And my daughter's making dark chocolate chocolate chip cookies. She'll only be here about 3 more days. I'm sad, but my waistline will sigh with relief.
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  2. LiveHealthyNow
    this sounds terffic and Im hungry, wrote down every ingredient lol, VOTED, thank you for sharing, I hope you enjoy my recent piece for our young vegans
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    1. beachgurl
      Thank you. Next up - Pasta Puttenesca and a salad. I was part of a body building website for a long time. We had a a link going for ages where we shared dinners. It was really cool. Too bad... Not many takers here. :)
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  3. Norma Plum
    Norma Plum
    Hey Beachgurl! How about some portobello mushrooms and eggplant for your grill?
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    1. beachgurl
      Yum! We should have a party!
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      1. beachgurl
        Tonight my husband asked for Risotto. We'll have some kind of salad on the side. I can't decode whether to make roasted tomato or roasted butternut squash... What are you guys having?
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