As we speak my Mom and Dad are in Britain hiking the mountains and dales of the Lake District...in their 80's. My Dad is an amazing man who even through adult eyes can do anything. He is always there when you need a helping hand, can bake a mean loaf of bread and makes the best potato fritters known to man.
He is a talented stained glass artist painstakingly saudering thousands of pieces in each original window and lampshade and loves to ski at his local ski hill (sometimes in the half pipe and on the moguls) every morning during the season. He has learned to fly, and dreams of travelling to Chili to ski this summer. Skiing in the Andes is an exhilarating combination of Latin culture and the exciting terrain served up on the world’s longest exposed mountain range will be something for the memory books.
This sounds like an ad for a dating site doesn't it? He has piercing blue eyes and a captivating smile, likes long walks on the beach... Family vacations were always spent at the beach but these days he walks along the waterways in his home town and of course there is always hiking in the Lake District. Sorry ladies but he is taken and has been married to my beautiful mom for over 50 years!!!! I never had a chance to choose the man to be my Dad...but I sure thank my lucky stars for the taste my Mom had.
My dad has always been a vegetarian from the moment I could grasp his hand and discover the world... even when vegetarianism was not in the mainstream. I know that most of your dads and deserving men will not adhere to this lifestyle so here are some options to blow their socks off (did you buy your dad socks for Father's Day?) and to celebrate the day for those you adore.
What is more traditional than a barbecue on Father's day!!!!
I'm following your footsteps
and I don't want to fall.
Sometimes your steps are very fast
sometimes they are hard to see,
so walk a little slower daddy,
For you are leading me.
Someday when I'm all grown up
and know that I was true,
For I must follow you!
Fire Seared Antipasto Platter with Halloumi
Barbequed Marinated Goat's Cheese In Vine Leaf Parcels
Char-Grilled Halloumi with Tomato Olive Dressing
Sliders with Tomato Aioli
Bourbon and Brown Sugar Flank Steak with Garlic-Chive Mashed Potatoes
The Ultimate Fajitas with Guacamole
Barbecued Lamb and Beef Kofte
Spanakopita Inspired Burgers with Greek 'Tude
Grilled Burgers with Feta Aioli
Val's Wanna -Be Greek Burgers
Citrus Herb Salmon
Barbecue Maple Glazed Salmon Skewers
Maple Grilled Salmon
Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce and Coconut Rice
Chicken with Balsamic Barbecue Sauce
Souvlakia with Tzatziki
Cindy's Lemon Garlic Chicken
Barbecued Chicken with Grape Leaves & Goat Cheese
Spiced Chicken Skewers with Raita
Bacon Wrapped Chicken Log
Greek Inspired Chicken Burger with Tomato-Feta Relish
Greek Salad with Oregano Marinated Chicken
Grilled Spatchcock Chicken with Saltsa Yiaourtiou
Barbecued Chicken With Vine Leaves & Goat Cheese
Barbecued Turkey Breast Stuffed with Mushrooms and Goat Cheese
Chicken Caprese Sandwich
Ginger-Lime Marinated Chicken Skewers
Grilled Chicken Club with Garlic Pesto Mayonnaise
Grilled Mexican Chicken with Tomato Avocado Salsa
Grilled Chicken with Orange, Honey and Chipotle glaze (Pollo a la parrilla con salsa de naranja, miel y chipotle)
Grilled Stuffed Chicken (with Roasted Garlic)
Mustard and Rosemary Barbecued Chicken
Butterflied Grilled Leg of Lamb with Vegetables and Lemon Herb Dressing
Grilled Lamb Chops with Tzatziki
Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin Kebabs
Barbecued Spiced Lamb Sliders
Val's Wanna-Be Greek Burgers
Stick to You Barbecue Ribs
Spicy Skewered Pork (Sosaties) with Tomato and Red Onion Salad
Black Bean Quesadillas
Barbecued Stuffed Peppers with Feta and Herbs
Grilled Flatbread with Ricotta and Tomatoes
Grilled Pizza with Pesto and Herb Salad
Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Chive Dressing
Barbecued Corn on the Cob
Barbecued Baby Pattypan Squash
Mexican Corn on the Cob (Elote)
Barbecued Sweet Potatoe Wedges
Grilled Black Bean Quesadillas
Grilled Pesto Peppers
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