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Feeding Vegans Is Easy

Parties, especially formal ones, can be pretty tricky for a vegan, but I didn’t have to worry this weekend when my cousin Dan got married. I got hooked up with a dish that was delicious but so freaking simple.

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My dinner entree consisted of two blocks of tofu with grilled vegetables including red pepper, portobello mushroom, eggplant, and asparagus, sitting in a tomato sauce. It was filling and tasty and, most importantly, it was vegan! My only concern was making sure not to get sauce on my dress. In addition to the entree, I had a good helping of salad and fruit. The wine and the Yuengling (confirmed to be vegan-friendly) were flowing. And a good time was had by all!

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Dining Out: Portillo’s

It is surprisingly possibly to enjoy a vegan* meal at Portillo’s without having to resort to a salad. Portillo’s is an awesome spot when you’re in the mood to pig out on hot dogs, burgers, Italian beef, Italian sausage, chili… goodness, I just had gross meat flashbacks.

For dinner tonight, it was either eat something from Portillo’s or eat a rotting tomato. (Okay, it wasn’t that dramatic, but still.) So I tried the Grilled Vegetable Sandwich for the first time ever. Please pardon the poor photo: I ate half the sandwich before I remembered to take a pic!

The grilled veggies in the sandwich include yellow squash, zucchini, portobello mushrooms, red peppers, and red onion, along with fresh tomato. It all comes on a multi-grain focaccia and served with a pickle. I asked them to hold the cheese.

This sandwich was very satisfying! I could barely finish it. I will definitely order it with hot peppers next time. Some fresh basil added to the mix would do wonders for it as well. The veggies and the bread were fresh. It’s definitely a great vegan or vegetarian option.

Thank you for having this on your menu, Portillo’s! –Melissa

*Yeah, the bread probably isn’t vegan. And I had some fries which probably weren’t totally vegan.

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