Welcome to Veg'n in the 'Burbs!

It seems you have stumbled onto the companion blog to Homesteadin' in the 'burbs. Congratulations! Here you will find a treasure trove of vegetarian and vegan recipes that my family loves! I may even throw in some frugal shopping tips if you are good *wink* So pull up a seat, have a cup of coffee and enjoy!

I also want to mention that we do not strictly eat vegetarian/vegan. We work these in as often as possible but we do eat meat...we are in the process of pinning down local organic meats and buy from halal markets or eat wild game. All recipes are intended to be vegetarian but are meat optional.

Showing posts with label picnic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label picnic. Show all posts

Monday, May 30, 2011

cucumber melon salad-picnic fare

this has got to be one of the easiest and tastiest recipes!  perfect of a cookout, day at the pool or everyday!


1 cucumber, peeled and chopped into bite sized pieces
1/2 canteloupe (any melon will work), seeded, taken off rind and chopped
2-4T balsamic vinegar

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, toss well to incorporate vinegar and chill until ready to serve.

makes 2-4 servings

Friday, May 6, 2011

Sweet and Spicy Slaw

With summer here in the South rearing its scorching head, it brings with it bbq season.  And what better for a bbq than coleslaw?!  Now, traditional coleslaw comes in a creamy mess of a sauce and isn't very hot weather friendly; so to make it more suitable for the picnic table, this version is made with vinegar and doesn't disappoint!

Sweet and Spicy Slaw
prep time: 15 min
I absolutely love cole slaw, but its creamy goodnees isn't always practical, especially on a summer potluck table.  That's why I love this version, made with vinegar instead.

1 small head of cabbage, shredded
1 red or green bell pepper, seeded and julienned
1 tsp serrano, seeded and finely minced
2 tbsp each vegetable oil & rice vinegar
1 tsp brown sugar
2 tsp fresh ginger, grated (do NOT use powdered)

toss the cabbage and peppers in a bowl.  combine oil, vinegar, sugar and ginger in a separate bowl.  Mix well then toss with cabbage and pepper mixture.  Chill.