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/vj2008issue2/2008_issue2_veggieburgers.php
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.