Vegan options for your cookout

Labor Day weekend is right around the corner, a time when many people enjoy their last big cookout of the summer. But don't leave your vegetarian and vegan friends out from the fun. There are vegetable options available that everyone can enjoy. Lifestyle specialist and inspirational author at Live to Wynn, Maisha Wynn, joined ABC 7 with a few tasty and healthy vegetarian options for your next cookout.

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The Ultimate Vegan Burger

When it comes to veggie burgers, my favorite burger to eat is Dr. Praeger's California Burger. I have a few rules that I follow when I eat them. First, they can be indulged with or without bread. If with bread, I like to lightly toast my bun in the skillet with vegan butter. Second, they can have any combination of the following: lettuce, red onions, avocados, shredded vegan cheese, mustard and ketchup.

The burgers can be made in a variety of ways. However, I love to cook my burger in a skillet by throwing a little coconut oil in the skillet and cook it for about 7 minutes, until browned.

Refreshing Summer Dessert


3 heaping cups cubed watermelon
1 heaping cup frozen strawberries
1 lemon for zest
Makes about 10

Place the watermelon and frozen strawberry pieces into the blender and blend until smooth. Top with a zest of lemon. Serve right away to enjoy the goodness!
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