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Labor Day Southern Menu. Meatless Monday Style!


Happy Labor Day! And since it's a Meatless Monday, why not celebrate your Labor Day with a vegan feast. And instead of the traditional veggie burgers and fries style meal, I'm turning up the southern charm with a southern-style feast. My favorite country-style recipes are all here: sweet potato biscuits, cole slaw, potato salad, country-fried seitan, white gravy and more. Dessert options include a caramel apple pie or easy no-bake peanut butter bars. All vegan. So lay out a blue gingham tablecloth, set a whit daisy bouquet on the table and embrace the end-of-summer heat for a totally southern Labor Day. This countrified menu is calling you!..

My Eclectic Southern-Style Vegan Menu (photos after the links):

* Country-Fried Seitan Cutlets (aka, vegan version of "chicken-fried steak")
* Sweet Potato Biscuits
* Vegan Secret-Ingredient White Gravy
* Thick and Creamy Cole Slaw
* "The Vegan Cobb" Salad
* Mashed "Potato Salad" with dill, nutritional yeast and crunchy celery
* Creamy Potato Salads: Cilantro or Dill
* Hemp-Seed Garlicky Mashed Potatoes
* Mac/Cheez
* Veggie Burgers - recipe/photo slide show
* 20 Vegan Slaw Salad Recipes - recipe/photo slide show
* Sticky Sweet BBQ Sauce from scratch (for tempeh, tofu and more)
* Watermelon Frosty
* Triple citrus Lemonade - citrus sips
* Vegan Ranch Dressing/Dip - for an easy tossed salad
* Scoopable Sweet Corn Bread
* BBQ Portobello Burger
* Vegan Chili - for faster version, don't soak beans, used canned
* dessert: No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Bars
* dessert shake: peanut butter banana
dessert: Caramel Apple Pie
* dessert: from scratch peach Lattice Crust Pie - with how-to video
* Summer Sorbets

* And I have to throw in my chia seed links from the past week, since they are my latest ingredient obsession: Magical Chia Seed Pudding and Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl and 101

Country-Fried Seitan bites:




seitan cutlets with my vegan "white gravy"..




white gravy..


Desserts!..


Previous Babble.com Meatless Monday Recipe Round-Up's:

* 8/29 - pesto alphabet pasta, banana split, sweet potato biscuits, pasta salad to-go, cheeze sauce
* 8/22 - tropical smoothie, mushroom bites, veggie burger, love your green juice, peas and pasta cheezy style
* 8/15 - vegan jello, sunny pesto pasta, peachy "A" Smoothie, creamy cole slaw recipes, vegan sloppy joes, apricot cobbler and lime basil sorbet!
* 8/8 - jumbo croutons, fresh tomato hummus, peanut butter pillows, veggie burger slideshow, sticky maple french toast, cinna-rolls and more!
* 8/1 - hazelnut hummus, pesto pasta, tofu scramble, squash blossoms, savory waffles, hash browns.
* 7/25 - smoothies, vegan burrito, blueberry bread, panzanella salad, beet salad, peach crisp.
* 7/18 - roasted pepper hummus, raw food eats, papaya smoothie, owl cake, chocolate pudding parfait, hemp mashed potatoes and watermelon recipes.

And more of my fave, the "Country-Fried" Seitan Cutlets..














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