Grilling Vegan Style: 125 Fired-Up Recipes to Turn Every Bite into a Backyard BBQ

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Nothing says summer more than a feast hot off the barbecue. Grilling Vegan Style serves up backyard cooking and entertaining like never before. Running the gamut from plant-based appetizers, salads, sides, kabobs, and burgers to main dishes, desserts, and, of course, cocktails, John Schlimm also demonstrates the art of grilling faux meats, with key info on everything you need for proper heat and the best taste. With color photographs throughout, this cookbook ensures that the magic of a summer barbecue or a ...
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Nothing says summer more than a feast hot off the barbecue. Grilling Vegan Style serves up backyard cooking and entertaining like never before. Running the gamut from plant-based appetizers, salads, sides, kabobs, and burgers to main dishes, desserts, and, of course, cocktails, John Schlimm also demonstrates the art of grilling faux meats, with key info on everything you need for proper heat and the best taste. With color photographs throughout, this cookbook ensures that the magic of a summer barbecue or a night around the campfire can ignite your taste buds all year long.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

VegNews (Twitter account), 2/6/12
“Here's how it is: We love @JohnSchlimm and can't wait for his grilling book to hit shelves!”

Rory Freedman, Co-Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Skinny Bitch
"John Schlimm adds sizzle and flare to plant-based dishes up and down the picnic table.  Who knew you could have so much fun grilling everything from salads and sandwiches to desserts?! Grilling Vegan Style is more than a cookbook; it's a go-to handbook for outdoor living, eating, and celebrating."
Gene Baur, President and Co-Founder of Farm Sanctuary
"Grilling Vegan Style cracks the code to making summer last all year round by combining equal parts compassion, fire, and nature's freshest ingredients.  This is a feast the whole family can enjoy, and feel good about!"
Neal Barnard, MD, President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Grilling Vegan Style brings you the best of all possible worlds—delicious, fun foods prepared in the most healthful way. For everyone who loves grilling, this is the way to do it right.”
Biz Stone, Co-Founder of Twitter and Obvious
“When I was a kid, the best thing in the world was grilling time. Grilling Vegan Style brings the nostalgia back and highlights that for me as a new dad, there is a way to share the ritual of ‘food and fire’ with my son.”
Inder Bedi, Founder and Creative Director of MATT & NAT
“We often cite several inspirations for what we do at MATT & NAT, however few of them get us salivating as does great vegan food! John’s pioneering take on the traditional BBQ in Grilling Vegan Style (including desserts!) has gotten us VERY excited. Another cultural phenomenon has been brought into the 21st century, thank you John for providing vegans a path to partake in a favorite summertime tradition!”
Chef Paul Kirk, CWC, Ph.B., B.S.A.S., Kansas City Baron of BBQ, and Author of Championship Barbecue and America’s Best BBQ
“With Grilling Vegan Style, John has shown you ways to bring out flavors and taste you never thought possible. John’s recipe for Party on South Peach Salsa especially is to die for and will go with almost anything.”
Ray Lampe AKA Dr. BBQ, Author of Ribs, Chops, Steaks, and Wings and Dr. BBQ’s Big-Time Barbecue Cookbook
“I have to admit that I was a little skeptical about a Vegan Grilling book. After all in my world it’s all about the meat. I might even be considered a Non-Vegan! But John’s book has opened my eyes to the concept and his recipes are outstanding. The Slip-N-Sliders is a great recipe for everyone and I guarantee I’m going to try the Strawberry Skewers with Vanilla, I Scream! real soon!”
Terry Hope Romero, Author of Viva Vegan! and Co-Author of Veganomicon
"Veggie backyard BBQ warriors and grill pan guerillas; John Schlimm, your knight in tofu armor has arrived, also bearing Spiked Ruby Daiquiris and other sipping delights."
Marisa Miller Wolfson, Writer & Director of Vegucated
"I dare you to flip through this book and not already start to daydream about which mouth-watering recipe you’d use to wow your friends at the next backyard BBQ.  I can’t decide who would be more fun to grill for: hipster gourmands on a rooftop in Brooklyn or my veganophobic friends in my dad’s backyard in Indiana. The recipes in this book are equal opportunity wowers!"
VegNews, May/June 2012
“Our love for John Schlimm knows no bounds. A relative newcomer to the vegan cookbook-writing scene, he had us at hello with 2011’s The

Library Journal
This collection of vegan recipes for the grill is complete with unconventional flavors like Golden Tandoori Seitan, creative vegetable classics like Grilled Corn on the Cob with Lime and Pepper Sauce, and vegetarian versions of meaty favorites. An adequate chapter on grilling basics is followed by an excellent one on preparing tofu, tempeh, seitan, and fruits and vegetables. A well-developed section on cocktails is not surprising from Schlimm (The Tipsy Vegan) but unusual among barbecue books. VERDICT With the heavy emphasis most grilling cookbooks place on meat, vegetarians and vegans may feel resigned to potato salad. Happily, this title delivers a varied, full slate of meal options.LJ reviewer Audrey Barbakoff is a Librarian at the Bainbridge Island branch of Kitsap Regional Library, WA. Her articles on librarianship have appeared in Public Libraries, American Libraries, and Library Philosophy and Practice, and she has written several forthcoming book chapters
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738215723
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 5/8/2012
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 474,655
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

John Schlimm, a member of one of the oldest brewing families in the United States, is the international award-winning author of several books, including The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Cookbook. He lives in Pennsylvania.
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Table of Contents

Introduction xii

Chapter 1 Grill Meets Vegan: The Basics of Firing Up 1

Getting Started 2

Safety First 3

Types of Grills 4

Charcoal Grills 4

Gas Grills 5

Electric Grills 6

Stovetop Grill Pans and Griddle 6

Hybrid Grills 6

Tools of the Trade 7

Sizde Factor 10

Direct Heat and Indirect Heat 10

Determining Heat Level 11

Chapter 2 The Friendly Grill: Flame Meets Tofu, Tempeh, Seitan & More 13

Tofu 14

Pressing and Draining Tofu 14

Freezing Tofu 14

Quick Grilled Tofu on Stilts 14

Tempeh 16

Quick Grilled BBQ Tempeh 16

Seitan 17

Quick Grilled Hot "Wing" Seitan 17

Vegan Burgers 17

Vegan Hot Dogs & Sausages 19

Vegetables 19

Fruit 20

The Friendly Grill Pantry 22

Chapter 3 Backyard Bites 31

Shishito Heat Wave 32

Golden Tandoori Seitan 34

Garam Masala 35

Summer Bruschettas 37

Grilled Eggplant & Herb Rounds with Tomato Sauce 38

Skinny Dipping Taters 39

Homemade Vegan Sour Cream 39

Edamame Embers 40

Party on South Peach Salsa 42

Grilled Tempeh Satay with Peach Dipping Sauce 43

Fiery Baby Artichokes 45

Mushrooms & Peppers over Minty Pesto Triangles 46

Minty Pesto 47

Drive-in Popcorn with Spanish Seasoning 48

Chapter 4 Summertime Salads 51

Romaine Holiday 52

August Salad 54

Portobello & Radicchio Salad 55

String Bean & Arugula Salad 57

Farmers' Market Medley 58

Tattooed Watermelon Salad 61

Sweet Potato & Green Onion Country Salad 62

Corn & Poblano Salad 63

Pasta Salad with Grilled Summer Vegetables 64

Chapter 5 Fired-Up Sides 67

Cedar-Smoked Mushrooms 68

Mushroom Crust 69

Midsummer Night's Asparagus with Mandarin Orange & Pimiento Sauce 70

Onion Rings with Garlicky Croutons 72

Grilled Sesame Snow Peas 73

Grill-Kissed Cauliflower with Smoked Paprika 75

Crispy Green Beans with Cajun Sauce 76

Cajun Seasoning 77

Homemade Vegan Mayonnaise 77

Grilled Tomato Suns 78

Chunky Grilled Potatoes 80

Spicy Corn with Black Beans & Zucchini 81

Crackling Kale, Swiss Chard & Red Bell Pepper 83

Potatoes with Rosemary 84

Simple Broccoli with Toasted Almonds 85

Chapter 6 Tapas on the Deck 87

Flame-Glazed Eggplant with Hoisin Sauce 89

Homemade Hoisin Sauce 89

Artichokes with Cumin Dipping Sauce 90

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Lime & Pepper Sauce 92

Balsamic-Splashed Zucchini 93

Vegetables on a Picnic 95

Tossed Asparagus, Portobellos & Peppers 96

Grill-Baked Potatoes 97

Cheesy Grilled Peppers on Bibb Lettuce 98

Okra, Tomato & Onion Kebabs 100

Portobellos with Roasted Leeks & Spinach 101

Chapter 7 Country Marinades for Tofu, Tempeh & Seitan 103

Four Oranges 105

Asian Infusion 105

Lemon & Garlic Sittin' on a Skewer 106

King Wasabi 106

Bonfire of the Herbs 107


White Wine 107

Finger-Lickin' BBQ Sauce 108

Homemade Vegan Worcestershire Sauce 108

Pineapple Does the Teriyaki 110

Orange & Lime Summer Juice 110

Apple Cider Harvest 111

Prime-Time Lime 111

Brown Sugar & Bourbon, Baby! 113

Apple of My Eye 114

Lemon & Pepper Boogie-Woogie 114

Mamma Mia! 115

Get Tangy with It 115

Lemon, Lime & Orange 116

Oh, Sherry! 118

Drop It like It's Hot Sauce 118

Drunken Kebabs 119

Merry Margarita 119

Chapter 8 The Burgers Are Ready! 121

Slip-N-Sliders 122

Stacked Portobello Burgers 123

Mexican Tortilla Burgers 125

Garbanzo & Herb Burgers with Creamy Lemon Tahini Sauce 126

Southwestern Burgers with Salsa 127

Italian Herb Burgers on Focaccia 128

Asparagus, That's a Wrap! 130

Tomato Bread 131

The Blue Pear 133

Grilled Vegetables on Focaccia 134

Broccoli Slawwiches 135

Bodacious Broccoli Slaw 136

Two-Faced Avocado Sandwiches 139

TLT 140

Backyard PB & J 141

Chapter 9 The New Tailgating Classics 143

Halftime Pizza with Asparagus, Mushrooms & Sun-Dried Tomatoes 144

Seventh Inning Stretch Tacos 147

Salsa Grand Slam 148

Flame Day Fries 149

Seitan Flares 150

Shiny Happy Poppers 153

Balsamic & Herb Eggplant Strips 154

Blooming Onion with Sauce on the Sidelines 155

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Piquant Sauce 156

Homemade Red Vegan Mayonnaise 156

Chapter 10 Supper Under the Stars 159

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes, Back Beans & Zucchini 160

Veggie Quesadillas with Sparky Corn Relish 162

Sparky Corn Relish 163

Presto Pesto No-Bake Lasagne 165

Zucchinicotti 166

Homemade Vegan Parmesan Cheese 166

Grilled Picnic Pizza 167

Maple-Soy Tempeh over Rice 168

Tex-Mex Tempeh for Two 170

Tempeh Steaks on the Grill 171

Chipotle-Marinated Tofu & Vegetable Kebabs 172

Chipotle Marinade 172

Zucchini, Squash & Mushroom Kebabs 173

Starry Night Tart with Grilled Eggplant, Zucchini & Plum Tomatoes 175

Chapter 11 Picnic Desserts 177

Grilled Cantaloupe with Fresh Ginger & Mint Leaves 178

Fruity Kebabs Brushed with Brown Sugar, Cinnamon & Mint 179

Grilled Peaches with Raspberry Sauce 180

Vanilla Pound Cake with Lemon-Lime Glaze 182

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Islands 183

S'More Is Always Better! 185

Mountain Pies Around the Campfire 186

I Cannot Tell a Lie Cherry Filling 187

Under the Old Apple Tree Filling 187

Strawberry Skewers with Vanilla, I Scream! 188

Vanilla, I Scream! 188

Grilled Pineapple Rings with Sorbet 189

Tropical Kebabs with Raspberry & Cointreau Dip 190

Chapter 12 Grillside Happy Hour 193

NA = No Alcohol or Alcohol Optional Six-Pack Punch 194

Sweet Tea NA 195

The July Martini with Strawberries & Honeydew Melon 196

A Pitcher of Margaritas 198

Bowl of Bubblies 199

Mojito Mojo 201

Pretty in Pink Flamingo 202

Frozen Tootie Fruity Good Moody Cutie NA 202

Tiki Mai Tai 203

Island Zombie vs. Backyard Kamikaze 204

Island Zombie 204

Backyard Kamikaze 204

BLEEP! on the Beach 205

Lemonade Stand NA 206

Dreamboat 208

Afternoon Mint Tea 208

Jersey Shore 209

Sassy Sangria 211

Tipsy Blueberry Bush 212

The Spiked Ruby Daiquiri 212

Happy Camper NA 213

Watermelon Giggles with Strawberries & Lemon NA 214

Strawberry Ice NA 216

Watermelon Bikini 217

G & T on the Docks 217

Peachy Keen Iced Tea NA 219

Metric Conversions 220

Grilling Resources 221

Acknowledgments 224

Index 225

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  • Anonymous

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    This is my new go to for summer grilling! There are so many sala

    This is my new go to for summer grilling! There are so many salad and veggies burger recipes, providing a great variety. The spaghetti squash and grilled pizza are two of my favorites when I'm crunched for time. And my husband has used some of the many marinades with meat too!

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