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Vegan July 4th Recipes for a cruelty free cookout

June 29, 2019

Vegan July 4th Recipes for a cruelty free cookout

Vegan July 4th Recipes for a cruelty free cookout

It's about that time again! Independence Days for all nations are a tremendous opportunity to combine both celebrating the spirit of a nation, and enjoying its proudest traditions.

Despite our diverse citizenry, for most we associate July 4th with grills, coolers, and kegs. For whatever reason, our most unhealthy holiday foods seem to be associated with patriotic holidays. This year, veganize your July 4th cookout and

show your guests that a cruelty free celebration is that much more special. Checkout these three recipes to get your menu kicked off right!

Carrot Dogs

These smoky, delicious barbeque classics give you all the kick without making you sick! Replace the sodium injected, byproduct constructed hot dog with what might be the best vegan dog you've ever had.

  • 1 cup store-bought vegetable broth or homemade vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce, tamari, or Bragg’s
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons mustard powder or ground mustard seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 medium carrots, peeled, skinny ends trimmed, carrots cut the length of the buns. 

Recipe by: Leite's Culinaria

Instructions

1. In a medium saucepan, mix together the broth, vinegars, soy sauce, liquid smoke, and spices. Bring to a simmer and continue to cook for 5 minutes2. Meanwhile, toss the oil and carrots together in a small roasting pan.

3. Pour the hot marinade over the carrots. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and let it sit for at least 30 minutes and, preferably, up to 1 1/2 hours to let the flavors infuse the carrots
4. Preheat oven to 425°F (218°C)5. Slide the covered pan in the oven and roast for 20 minutes. Take off the foil, stir the carrots and flip them over to coat them in the marinade again, and roast until tender on the outside with a little bit of resistance in the center when you stab them with a fork, 20 to 25 minutes more, depending on the size of the carrots.

Vegan Potato Salad

Enjoy the same creamy texture and rich flavor without the eggs, dairy, and hydrogenated oils!

  • 2 lbs potatoes
  • 2 small red onions
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  •  cup water
  • 2 tsp agave syrup (or maple syrup)
  • salt to taste
  • 1 bundle radish
  • 4 spring onions
  • ½ cup parsley, fresh
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 4 pickles

Pro-Tips

Add extra salt when boiling the potatoes to ensure full flavor expansion, and season the salad while it's still warm to maximize absorption!

Recipe by: Hurry the Food Up

Red, White, and Blue Firecracker Popsicles

firecracker popsicles homemade

Much like the tricolored popsicles we all enjoyed as kids, get all the sweet and tart without the corn syrup and "natural" flavors!

  • 1 cup of strawberries
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1 cup of shredded coconut
  • 3 cups of choice Plant Based milk. (Coconut or Almond recommended)
  • Popsicle tray and sticks
  • blender or food processor (optional)

Instructions

For layered effect, simply blend each fruit separately and freeze in phases! 

Happy 4th of July!

Recipe By: A Million Moments

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