Sunday, July 10, 2011

Day 40: Veggie Hot Dog with Onion Rings

     I swear since my roommate got our grill almost a year ago my boyfriend is still the only one who uses it and we have used it even less since I became vegan. Today was one of those rare occasions where we fired up the grill when my boyfriend and I decided to try veggie hot dogs.

     Our lunch consisted of veggie hot dogs on a whole wheat bun, with a side of onion rings and watermelon. While the hot dogs tasted ok, the consistency was kind of bizarre. The texture was that of a raw hot dog which unnerved me a bit. All I can say is if you decided to eat veggie hot dogs don't think of them as a hot dog substitute. It is still good, it just doesn't taste like a hot dog. The onion rings on they other hand turned out great! I wasn't sure at first, for the recipe seemed kind of weird, but I was pleasently surprised by these tangy homemade  onion rings.

Onion Rings

1 large white onion, sliced into 1/2 inch rings
1 cup of soy milk
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup unbleached white flour
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup yellow mustard
1/2 water
1 1/2 cup corn flake crumbs (can make with corn flake cereal)

    Step 1: In a large bowl mix the soy milk and lemon before tossing in the sliced onions. Make sure to coat all the onions with this mixture.

    Step 2: In a shallow bowl mix the flour, paprika, and salt. In another bowl mix the mustard and water until it is the consistency of a beaten egg. In a third bowl place the cornflake crumbs.

    Step 3: Take each soy milk coated onion ring and dredge in the flour bowl mixture, then dip it into the mustard batter, and last but not least the corn flakes.

    Step 4: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease the baking pan. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.

(serves 2 to 3)


  1. you ever going back to eating meat?? Just curious

  2. I've thought about it, but after this challenge I don't think I will have any desire to go back to eating meat. I just know to much negative stuff about meat, and I have found so many new amazing recipes that do without it. This challenge has pushed me to go out and try new things, and I have found so many better things than meat and dairy out there.