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by ecorazzicontributor
Categories: Eats, Internet
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Photo: Photo (cc) by Flickr user little blue hen

Website and uber amazing magazine GOOD is giving their readers a challenge: NO MEAT OR ELSE! Okay, so, not exactly in those words, but for the month of June they are proposing a ‘Don’t Eat Meat‘ campaign, and we are so on board with that!

As many of you may already know, going veg makes you a better athlete and decreases your risk of things like heart disease and diabetes. And plenty of celebs have jumped onto the veggie bandwagon, as we’ve seen personalities like Oprah and Ellen DeGeneres try to spread the cruelty-free word.

So, the GOOD challenge really couldn’t come at a better time! According to their website, “The hope is that eating less meat will prompt us to think more critically about our dietary choices… Consider this post an open invitation to join in the challenge. On Twitter and Facebook, we’ll be using the hashtag #30DaysofGOOD to keep you abreast of our progress, and we hope you’ll use it to let us know how you’re faring as well.”

We are accepting the challenge! And to help you take part in this we’ve got a recipe that’s chock-full of summer and yummy vegan GOODness. Enjoy!

Tropical Veggie Burgers (via PETA)

For the Veggie Burgers:
1 cup green lentils, rinsed
1/4 cup brown rice
2 cups vegetable broth
Water sufficient to cover the lentils and rice
Salt, to taste
1 1/2 Tbsp. margarine
1 onion, chopped
4 tsp. curry powder
1/3 cup shredded carrot
2 Tbsp. Sauvignon Blanc
2 Tbsp. hot sauce
1/2-3/4 cup panko
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 tsp. minced fresh ginger
1/2 tsp. ground allspice
1 tsp. cumin 

• Put the lentils and rice in a saucepan with the vegetable broth, adding enough water to cover by about 2 inches. Season with the salt and bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, until the lentils and rice are tender, about 30 minutes. Drain any excess liquid and place the lentils and rice in a large bowl. Let cool.
• Meanwhile, melt the margarine in a skillet over medium heat and sauté the onion until tender, about 4 minutes. Stir in the curry powder and cook until aromatic, about 1 minute. Cool slightly and then add to the lentils and rice.
• Stir in the remaining ingredients and season with the salt. Form into patties and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
• Grill for 5 to 10 minutes on each side, until grill marks appear and the patties are hot.

To Assemble:
1 can pineapple rings, drained
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp. margarine
Kaiser rolls
Lettuce
Vegan mayonnaise

• Slice the pineapple rings in half to make a thinner ring. Grill until caramelized, about 5 minutes on each side.
• Grill the onion until lightly browned.
• Spread the margarine over the rolls and grill until lightly browned.
• Place the veggie burgers on the buns and top with the pineapple, onions, lettuce, and vegan mayonnaise.

Makes 6 to 8 servings

Via PETA