chile-lime grilled veggie skewers

chile-lime grilled veggie skewers // loveandlemons.comchile-lime grilled veggie skewers // loveandlemons.com

Cookouts are not always a vegetarian’s best friend. Over the years, I’ve eaten more dry cardboard-flavored Boca burgers than I care to remember. And for no good reason other than I suppose most of the parties we used to go to were single-dude cookouts. You know the kind: burgers, buns, and beer. Done.

Since my younger veggie days, I’ve learned a few things:

#1: Veggies are (of course) amazing on the grill.
and #2: Make foodie friends and life will be a lot tastier.

Vegetarian or not, these would make a delicious addition to any summer bbq.

Grilled veggies with romesco sauce

Thank you to everyone who left well wishes last week about my poor thumb, and helpful suggestions for my fighting-dog issue. I’m doing much better now. Since I was one hand down last week my wonderful husband took over and cooked this lovely meal for us.

Sunday night, I sat back and drank wine while Jack carefully peeled, chopped, prepped, and grilled. I surely did not make fun of him for how long it could possibly take one to trim a pepper and I tried hard to keep my “helpful suggestions” to a minimum.

And now about the food — romesco might just be my favorite sauce. Sweet, smoky, tangy… Serve it alongside veggies, fish or meats and don’t skimp on the grilled bread. Pop open a bottle of Cava and pretend you’re on a patio somewhere in Barcelona.

bbq portobello sliders

bbq portabello sliders // loveandlemons.com

Summer makes me happy… long sunny days, warm nights, flip flops, juicy watermelons, waffle cones… and food with ketchup. Or in this case, bbq sauce.

A few weeks ago, I was drooling over this post. So last weekend, for my dad and Jack, I decided to made a mushroom version. The only change I really made to the sauce was adding dijon mustard… I love ketchup… Jack hates it… so the mustard added a nice kick and kept the overall tomato-ey-factor in balance.