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Farm Animal Rights Movement

July 2, 2012

Serving Size 1 portobello, 1 T sauce, 1 bun
Makes 4 servings

Amount Per Serving

Calories 499

From fat 270


% Daily Value*

Total Fat 30g


Saturated Fat 4.5g


Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg


Sodium 613mg


Total Carbohydrate 46g


Dietary Fiber 4g


Sugars 9g

Protein 12g

Vitamin A 5%

Vitamin C 28%

Calcium 13%

Iron 21%

* % Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Grilled Portobello & Basil Sauce

You'll be the envy of the picnic with these scrumptious portobello burgers hot off the grill. Simple to prepare, portobello mushrooms are a great source of protein, fiber, and essential vitamins.

The garlic-brushed, grilled portobellos are complimented by the cool, creamy basil mustard sauce on toasty garlic buns. See our product highlight below to discover Vegenaise from Follow Your Heart. Egg-free and dairy-free, Vegenaise ensures this recipe will receive oohs and aahs from your family and friends.


6-8 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup olive oil
1 cup vegan mayonnaise (like Vegenaise)*
1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
1 lemon, juiced
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
salt and pepper, to taste
dash cayenne
4 portobello mushroom caps
4 whole wheat vegan buns
fresh basil to garnish (optional)


  1. Steep minced garlic in oil for at least 1 hour and up to 6 hours or so. Meanwhile, mix the mayonnaise, basil, lemon, mustard, and salt and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Cover and chill.
  2. Fire up the grill. Brush portobello caps and whole wheat buns with garlic oil. Grill portobello caps about 4 minutes on each side.
  3. Grill buns until toasted. Serve mushrooms on buns with the basil mustard sauce; put fresh basil leaves on the sandwich, if desired.

    *This recipe makes enough sauce for up to 16 servings.

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Compassionate BBQs & Picnics

It's easy eating vegan even on occasions steeped in tradition -- like the backyard barbecue. If you're going to be a guest at a non-vegan backyard barbecue this 4th of July, ask your host what you can bring and how you can help. Offer to bring a plant-based dish to share or to help veganize the side dishes to make them deliciously cruelty-free and healthier. If you don't cook, consider simply buying prepared vegan food from a local store. Bring your favorite item or two (or more!) so you can enjoy your meal and have enough to share with others -- you know they'll be curious!

Start a new tradition by hosting your own compassionate barbecue. Fire up the grill for your family and friends. Veggies, tofu, and seitan make perfect kabobs. And with a growing variety of ready-made veggie burgers and brats, hotdogs, desserts, entrees, and appetizers, the vegan choices are endless. So, eat up and enjoy the holiday!

For more tips on backyard vegan barbecuing, click here to watch a
short video featuring Colleen Patrick-Goudreau on the Bobby Flay show.

300 Vegans for Independence!

This 4th of July, hundreds of celebratory vegan residents of Columbus, Ohio will converge to march in the city's annual Doo Dah Parade. Local Animal Rights and Social Justice advocate Eriyah Flynn turned to social-media platform Facebook to recruit hundreds of participants for 300 Vegans for Independence Day.

The unprecedented large band of joyous vegans marching in the parade will all be wearing matching vegan message t-shirts. “This is a high-profile event,” says Eriyah, “to get our policy-makers, restauranteurs, hospitality, and other social infrastructures to take notice and hopefully inspire them to recognize and accommodate our rapidly expanding [vegan] community.”

Eriyah is organizing the event to raise awareness about the power and importance of living vegan, and, as she puts it, "... to show our unity and community to the people of Columbus.”  She hopes this event will be the first of many similar community-building events around the country – inspiring others to live with compassion and joy.

Find out more about 300 Vegans for Independence.

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