Cooking In: Mastering the Vegan Cook-In

When I tell people that “I love me a burger piled high with all the fixin’s” they look at me like I’m crazy because I am Vegan! Vegans can have a darn good cook out too! And just because you are not vegan doesn’t mean you can’t have a healthier cook out! 

For this yummy meal, we grilled up some veggie burgers and bison burgers (for the meat eaters!) on our indoor grill. The indoor grill is amazing because on the other side of the grill is a griddle. Just heat it up and cook whatever you want! If you eat red meat but limit your red meat consumption, treat yourself to a bison burger (organic of course). Some alternatives are a turkey burger or grilled chicken breast for non red meat eaters. And for you vegans and vegetarians or anyone that loves a good black bean burger, snag a yummy looking one from your local health food store or make your own. 

We also had grilled corn on the cob and green beans from the farmer’s market, and grilled peaches and pinapple from or local health food store, Natural Grocers. (I’m a big fan!). 

Anyway, we had FM (Farmer’s Market) tomatoes and lettuce with cheese for those who wanted it, both vegan and cow cheese. 

I was in heaven because I love a good cook out. We could have had a whole plethora of foods to grill up or eat on the side like green onions, peppers, watermelon, etc. 

I tried to make a vegan blueberry pie but the crust didn’t turn out. I’ll just try again! 

Remember: vegans can rock a cook out! 

Happy eating! 



Ethiopian Cabbage Dish 


Ok honestly this tops my list for one of my favorite healthy dishes so far. The colors may look bland (careful, they stain laminate!) but the flavor is intense and satisfying. You can’t even tell that’s cabbage in there! 

 Ethiopian Cabbage Dish  


Not only is this dish super yummy, but it is very easy to cook as well. I would recommend prepping all your ingredients maybe the day before or even way before its time to eat so that when you are ready to make it you just throw everything in. 


I tried making some homemade injera to go along with the cabbage dish, but it didn’t turn out well. You can buy pre-made injera, use pita bread, or even a tortilla like I did.

I love trying new healthy international recipes. Even if they are simple recipes, it’s fun to try new food combinations and different flavors. 
Enjoy this Ethiopian Cabbage dish! 

My toddler didn’t like this dish, so I would recommend it for 7+ years old.