Saturday, 03 July 2010 18:03

Fire Up The Grill: gluten and soy-free recipes for a healthy summer

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A reader asked if I knew of any veggie dogs that were free of gluten and soy, and I was stumped. Though I don't often eat veggie dogs, something about the summer (especially July 4th) makes them sound so appealing. After a quick search I was unable to find any pre-made dogs (here's a list of the major brands), but I was able to find a bunch of recipes that look promising:

  • Vegetarian Hot Dog - chickpea based
  • Carrot dogs - just carrots, with different marinade options! Apparently these originate from the Caribbean and are known as Rasta Pups
  • Vegetable hot-dog - carrots, beans, and potatoes, though the instructions say to make them into a burger patty...
  • Vegetable Hot Dog - this one is complicated and will need some vegan adjustments
  • Vegetable hot dog - similar to above, but seems a little easier, will need cottage cheese alternative
  • Vegetable sausage - will need to find egg white alternative
  • Vegetarian sausage - carrot based, will need egg replacement* and vegan cheese (Daiya)
  • Savory Breakfast Sausage - I know this is for breakfast, but I had to include it because it looks soooo good! Black-eyed pea based.
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And how about burgers? There are some options on the shelves, like Sunshine Burgers, Bahama Rice Burgers, and Asherah's Gourmet Quinoa Burgers. Here are some GF & SF recipes for those as well:

What about bun options? Haven't tried any of these, but they look good. You can usually find them at natural markets like Whole Foods, or on Amazon:
Or make your own buns from these recipes in about 30 minutes:
Great egg replacements:

Wow, there are a lot of options out there! Top it all off with some gluten-free beer (or kombucha) and you've got one hell of a 4th of July (or any summer meal)!
Let me know if you try making any of these and how they go! And if I've left anything out, let me know.
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