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Where I'm from, summer is just around the corner (hopefully!), and I'm currently living with two of my best friends, both of whom are meat eaters. One of my favorite things about the summer is the cookouts and being able to cook on the grill. Grilled veggies are so delicious! Being a new vegan, I'm just not sure how to go about grilling my veggies if my friends use the only grill we have to cook meat. Has anyone else run into this issue? I'm contemplating buying myself a cheap charcoal grill to use for myself, but is that going too far? What do you guys think?
I don't grill out often, but if I do I place aluminum foil around my veggies to keep them AWAY from the meat. That is my opinion, but I don't want to get anywhere near the meat. If you grill often then getting your own grates or grill would be ideal to conserve resources. <3
Age does weaken us ! when I was my 20's there was no way I would share a grill with meat, a few decades and a few kids later , i do share and assist in cooking . My though now is that high heat , vegetable oil to " clean the plate ' and try as best as one can to separate ( the grill is easy hot plate not so) to keep the vegetable burgers/ vegetables from the non vegetarian foods I can do. I find that my non vegetarian friends respect my choices , and it probably helps "our" relationships , and educates them on other healthy ways of eating without being seen as a "crazy"
Vegetarian. And teh advantage of assisting in the BBQ , is that i can control teh BBQ plate , so i get what i want LOL !
Depending on the grill you can use the second rack or even ask to cook first then keep it in a warm place and wait for them to cook their meal. I'm sure you'll find a way and that they will under stand. :)
Your friends need to fuck off or just use your own...nothing wrong with doing the right thing!
I personally would buy my own grill, you could try wrapping your veggies in foil to protect them, but they would be more like baked/steamed then. If you cant afford a separate grill you could cook your food first before they put meat on there
This is a really good question. I don't grill that much but I use a lot of foil when i do grill just for some separation. In the same respect, I don't order french fries at a restaurant because they are fried in the same oil used to fry meat products.
Yes, I would get a cheap grill. In addition to residue from the meat, you also face the risk of cross contamination. And make sure you use a different spatula for them as well. Ick.