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Spring is in the air and so is the smell of veggie dogs!

Posted on May 21, 2014 by The VRG Blog Editor

By Priscilla Broadwater

Two brands of veggie hot dogs I’ve tried are: Tofurky and Lightlife. Both brands are excellent; however there are differences between the two. The following information may be helpful to you as of what brand to choose depending on your preference.

Lightlife: This was the first brand of vegetarian hot dogs I tried. These veggie dogs are relatively soft. This means that when you’re grilling you must keep an eye on them because they will cook very quickly. The first time I ate one was on a hot dog bun with a little bit of ketchup and yellow mustard. The second time I wanted to try something different, so I cut up two veggie dogs into little chucks which I dipped into brown mustard. Yum!! I personally liked eating them that way better.

Tofurky: For those who prefer a firmer veggie dog with a chewier consistency; Tofurky may be your best bet. My favorite way of eating a Tofurky veggie dog is on a bun with vegan mayonnaise and ketchup. Plus I added a couple of kosher pickles and some corn chips.

So, invite some friends over and get grilling!! Vegan hot dogs are delicious and they are for everyone to enjoy.

Though a little old, readers may be interested in this article: http://www.vrg.org/journal/vj2008issue2/vj2008issue2veggieburgers.htm
Here are some picnic ideas: http://www.vrg.org/journal/vj2002issue2/2002issue2picnic.htm

Priscilla grew up in Costa Rica and is doing volunteer work with The Vegetarian Resource Group.

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