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My family is doing a big whole to-do for my grandparent's 80th birthday. The theme is "Beachy BBQ", and I want to bring something that's not the normal pasta salad/potato salad/veggie burger blah blah food. Any ideas? There's going to be a ton of people there, but this is mainly appetizer thing. If all of one side of the family comes, we'll have enough food to feed 1000 people. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> My family really likes to cook, and I'm not that great, but I try.
 

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Fish, duh. Oh wait, what do you mean vegetarians don't eat fish?! You're Crazy!<br><br><br>
For realz, though, maybe tropical fruit skewers? Pineapple and peaches are fabulous grilled, maybe through some strawberries on there, too?
 

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I've heard of grilled pineapples, but never heard of grilling other fruits. I'll think about it.
 

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<span>I love tabbouleh. Easy to make, and tastes really fresh and is really delicious.<br></span>
 

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I've never heard of that. *Runs to Google* My friend also mentioned Quinoa salad, which I've never had but I'll try it. These are good ideas, thanks! Feel free to add more if you think of any, I'm really indecisive. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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You can cook bananas on the barbeque, in their skins. Perhaps make a coconut rice pudding to go with them. You could make a thai salad with grated vegetables, it is very beachy in thailand.
 

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This with a big bag of Fritos Scoops. I never fail to have multiple recipe requests:<br><br><a href="http://www.chow.com/recipes/21687-texas-caviar" target="_blank">http://www.chow.com/recipes/21687-texas-caviar</a><br><br>
Tastes best if you make it the day before.<br><br>
AND....<br><br><br><a href="http://allrecipes.com/recipe/annies-fruit-salsa-and-cinnamon-chips/detail.aspx" target="_blank">http://allrecipes.com/recipe/annies-...ps/detail.aspx</a><br><br><br>
Good luck! Let us know how it goes.
 

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Ooops! Forgot this:<br><br><a href="http://www.veganpeace.com/recipe_pages/recipes/SouthwestCouscousSalad.htm" target="_blank">http://www.veganpeace.com/recipe_pag...scousSalad.htm</a>
 

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that first one is basically a southwestern salad......haven't tried that one, but bet it would be good! I love anything with cumin in it.
 

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B said I should make deviled eggs, as they're fairly filling. I think I might do that, and another side dish.
 

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Vegweb has this posted as a new link <a href="http://vegweb.com/holiday/" target="_blank">http://vegweb.com/holiday/</a> for summer BBqing
 

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The theme is Beachy BBQ, but I don't actually have a barbecue. I think I'm going to make this though!<br><br><a href="http://allrecipes.com/recipe/mexican-cucumber-and-carrot-salad/detail.aspx" target="_blank">http://allrecipes.com/recipe/mexican...ad/detail.aspx</a>
 

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sounds good and light and airy! Be sure to rate the recipe on Allrecipes. I totally decide to make or not make a recipe from there based on people's reviews! good luck and have fun!
 

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I will! There's going to be sooo much food. My stepdad's family is HUGE (he's one of six, they all have kids, some of them have kids,there's friend's we've adopted as family, marriages/divorces/re-marriages, everybody gets along etc..). If all my stepdad's family brings something, there will be enough to feed thousands of people. I might get leftovers!
 

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take some containers or baggies!
 

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Biiig tupperware. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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Biiig tupperware. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"></div>
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Woo hoo for leftovers! The Mexican recipe sounds like something we used to get at a Mexican seafood place back in the omni days. It was delicious.
 

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You might try <a href="http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/2839" target="_blank">this recipe.</a> I got it off the Whole Foods Market website. I have another that I got out of the Whole Foods cookbook, that isn't on their website. Yet. If you don't have a Whole Foods Market, a lot of Asian grocery stores sell things like this. I haven't tried to make this yet, so I don't know how good it is.<br><br><b><span style="color:#3E3E3E;"><span style="font-family:Arial;">Essential Sea Vegetable Salad</span></span></b><br><span style="color:#3E3E3E;"><span style="font-family:Arial;">1 oz arame</span></span><br><span style="color:#3E3E3E;"><span style="font-family:Arial;">1 oz hijiki</span></span><br><span style="color:#3E3E3E;"><span style="font-family:Arial;">I oz dulse, cut into strips</span></span><br><span style="color:#3E3E3E;"><span style="font-family:Arial;">1 cup grated carrots</span></span><br><span style="color:#3E3E3E;"><span style="font-family:Arial;">¼ cup baby spinach leaves, washed andstemmed</span></span><br><span style="color:#3E3E3E;"><span style="font-family:Arial;">1/8 cup tamari or soy sauce</span></span><br><span style="color:#3E3E3E;"><span style="font-family:Arial;">½ cup sunflower seeds, toasted</span></span><br><span style="color:#3E3E3E;"><span style="font-family:Arial;">3 Tbs extra virgin olive oil</span></span><br><span style="color:#3E3E3E;"><span style="font-family:Arial;">1/8 cup brown rice vinegar</span></span><br><br><span style="color:#3E3E3E;"><span style="font-family:Arial;">Place the arame and hijiki in a large bowl.Bring 2 cups water to a boil, and pour it over the arame and hijiki. Allow tosoak for 30 minutes before draining them into a colander and rinsing with coldwater.</span></span><br><span style="color:#3E3E3E;"><span style="font-family:Arial;">Place the plumped sea vegetables in a mixingbowl and add the dulse, carrots, spinach, tamari, sunflower seeds, olive oil,and vinegar, and mix well.</span></span><br>
 

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So, what'd you take?
 

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I haven't gone yet, it's not until September. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 
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