Hi folks! I’m back with more Sunshine Burger fun! Today I share two new recipes - Vegan Tzatziki and Seriously Spicy BBQ Sauce – that I created specifically for the Falafel and Shitaki Mushroom burgers and another giveaway (details below)!

Last month I created this Grilled Summer Salad with Creamy Apricot Dressing 

Grilled Summer Salad with Creamy Apricot Dressing | Sunshine Burger | JL goes Vegan

starring the Original Sunshine Burger. Your response was overwhelming!

Since then, I’ve been busy with my friends at Sunshine Burger. I served as a spokesperson for VegFest Colorado again this year and that meant doing at television cooking demo for KUSA’s Colorado & Company where I whipped up the Grilled Summer Salad with Creamy Apricot Dressing.

JL Fields on KUSA Colorado and CO

The next weekend I got to hang out with Cole Jones, the General Manager of Sunshine Burgers,

Sunshine Burgers at VegFest Colorado

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where we spent Saturday talking to many of you! It was fun to tell people that they can find Sunshine Burgers at Sprouts, Natural Grocer’s, Whole FoodsMountain Mama Natural Foods and, wait for it, Walmart (mostly in Colorado and neighboring states to the north)! Vegan burgers for everyone = YES! 

Cole knew that I was planning a Very Vegan BBQ for the Colorado Springs Vegan & Vegetarian Group

Colorado Springs Vegan & Vegetarian Group organizers Alison Mercer and JL Fields

Fellow group organizer Alison Mercer and I; ready to greet our guests!

…and graciously donated vegan burgers for all attendees!

Sunshine Burgers | Colorado Springs Vegan & Vegetarian Group

They were a huge hit! As were the sauces I created to go with the burgers!

I made a Vegan Tzatziki (a traditional greek sauce typically using cucumbers, dill and yogurt) for the Falafel Burger

tzatziki 2

and a Seriously Spicy BBQ Sauce for the Shitake Mushroom Burger.

spicy BBQ mushroom

Before I get to the recipes, let me also throw out a shout-out and thanks to Girasole Vineyards, makers of vegan, organic wine, for donating wine for the event, too.

Girasole Vineyards vegan wine in Colorado Springs

You can find Girasole in Colorado Springs at Queen LiquorCoaltrain Wine & SpiritsLighthouse Liquors, and Gold Hills Wine and Liquor Outlet.

A special note: When Cole Jones and I met to discuss our collaboration for Sunshine Burger I asked if I could give a shout-out to Girasole for sponsoring the potluck, too. He said, “Of course! I want to support other vegan businesses! We need to elevate one another.” See why I love working with Sunshine Burger? I believe in community and I believe in lifting up others – and all beings. So does Sunshine Burger!

Okay, back to those recipes (and a giveaway, soon, I promise!)

tzatziki hell yeah

vegan tzatziki sauce | JL goes Vegan

And now, for that BBQ sauce.

Seriously Spicy BBQ Sauce on JL goes Vegan

Finally! The giveaway! [click to continue…]

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