LBV 8/10 BBⓋ Eggplant

I am so impressed with this BBⓋ Eggplant concept that I will be redesigning it with a few upgrades at a later date. These two sandwiches were amazingly delicious. They were also cheap and easy like the hooker I’ve always dreamed of….   😐

In all seriousness…

Low Budget Ⓥegan 8/10 BBⓋ Eggplant ingredients:

  • Eggplant, grilled and chopped (8) @ $1.78 = &0.23 per serving
  • Brown Sugar (227) @ $1.50 = $0.01 per serving
  • Ketchup (47) @ $2.24 = $0.05 per serving
  • Salsa (22) @ $2.48 = $0.12 per serving
  • Seasonings: Salt/Pepper/GarlicP/OnionP = $0.05 per serving
  • Rye Bread, grilled (16) @ $2.89 = $0.19 per serving
  • Liquid Smoke (8) @$1.48 = $0.19 per serving

For the taste and cost, this is a no-brainer easy lunch or snack inside the Vegan lifestyle. It calculates to $0.84 per serving.

Cross Country Ski Trek:

  • I used an awesome pan that is non-stick. I heated that pan and threw the chopped Eggplant in and tossed ’em around a bit.
  • I seasoned with Salt/Pepper and then Liquid Smoke.
  • After obtaining a bit more color, I added the Salsa, Ketchup, Brown Sugar & Seasonings and reduced heat.
  • After a few minutes, turn off heat and letlive.
  • Put on bread and I now recommend cutting in half.


    CHEERS to the 50 followers I have as of today! Feel free for any input or suggestions or dares. It keeps me going (because I’m hungry), but to influence others with ideas and to have an audience is the best motivation. I wish people would survive off of their own cooked meals and I wish fast food would deplete and Cows Wouldn’t Fart So Much.

    They deserve to fart, just not be raised just for slaughter and farts. Murder is bad. Meat is Murder.


    More of just a side, these are absolutely an economical and delicious way to eat ⓋEGAN.


    Low Budget ⓋEGAN 7/10 POTATOES ingredients:

    • Potatoes (20) @ $2.99 = $0.15 per serving
    • Salt/Pepper = $0.05 per serving
    • Sriracha (96) @ $2.97 = $0.04 per serving
    • Balsamic Vinegar (32) @ $2.97 = $0.10 per serving
    • Oil (128) @ $5.49 = $0.05 per serving

    These potatoes are super cheap at $0.39 per serving. And an outstanding side or snack.

    The most complicated thing to figure out is cutting. Either slice one way or slice both ways for a nice french fry style baked potato. These are also  good without any ingredients.


    • Slice potatoes and bake for 1.5 hours.
    • Mix ingredients and spread over top of Potatoes.
    • Broil for 10-15 minutes and serve.



      There are most likely numerous things I do miss about a carnivorous and non-Vegan lifestyle, but, for some reason, I miss that sickening full feeling the most. And the subconscious connection between comfort-food and that sickly full atmospheric pressure is in the back of my brain as I’m still attaining to retain that damn sensation.


      The conclusion was creating  an awesome ongoing process of constructing Ⓥegan food that is extremely good for you that will never provide a sick-full ambience, like chasing a water-like mirage for 100 kms in a sand-boiling-into-glass desert. After months and months of scientifically creating food ideas like Einstein with an apron on and like Einstein riding a bicycle, there IS NOT a way to be engulfed by that death euphoria without torturing, murdering and consuming animal flesh or animal dairy products.


      I will never in my life eat animal flesh ever again. So, it is settled. I do still enjoy creating and consuming Ⓥ “comfort-food”, but I will never experience that deathly ill susceptibility. I will only have an energetic, healthy and LIFEFUL consciousness and how is that a bad thing.


      One fact that bothers me is Albert Einstein, the brilliant scientist, believed in vegetarianism his whole life, yet only practiced a vegetarian lifestyle at the conclusion of his life. For someone so smart, why did it take him so long..? I’d truly enjoy asking him that question.


      I’ve recently noticed a trend of mothers posting cute pictures of their children and calling them “hams” on various social media platforms. I am biased being Vegan and haven’t stuck a fork in ham for well over three years, but I find it disturbing. All that I can think of is the torture and murder involved in preparing that “cute” dead animal flesh for the holiday. Why is that becoming a fad? I hope for the sake of quality of life that I am not the only one that has noticed and been bothered by this. Maybe I am overthinking this, but felt an urge to shed some light on this. If anyone can explain the reasoning behind this, I’d greatly appreciate it. I can only think of ignorance.

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      I am also gonna, from now on, keep track of prices most of the prices in relation to their serving sizes. LBV is still not finished, also. (Low Budget Vegan)


      BREAKⓋAST ingredients:

      • Tofu, extra firm (6) @ $2.98 = $0.50 per serving
      • Eggplant, chopped (8) @ $1.78 = $0.23 per serving
      • Spinach, sliced (3.5) @ $2.98 = $0.86 per serving
      • Shallot, sliced (6) @$0.72 = $0.12 per serving
      • Portabellini, sliced (3.5) @ $3.99 = $1.14 per serving
      • SEASONING: SeaSalt/Pepper/FennelSeed/ DillWeed/Oil = $0.07
      • Lightlife ‘sausage’, crumbled (7) @ $4.99 = $0.72 per serving
      • Lightlife ‘beef’, crumbled (7) @ $4.99 = $0.72 per serving
      • Rye Bread, grilled (16) @ $2.89 = $0.19 per serving
      • Earth Balance (30) @ $4.99 = $0.17 per serving
      • Tortilla, warm – for burrito (8) @ $1.25 = $0.16 per serving
      • Potato, diced (20) @ $2.99 = $0.15 per serving
      • Garlic, minced (27) @ $2.99 = $0.12 per serving

      This is definitely not the cheapest meal, at $4.43 per serving, it is well worth it for health and general life benefits. And depending on quality of vegetables, it can cost more. The spinach and Mushrooms are ridiculously expensive for the servings. Not 100% sure those were the serving sizes, but still way more than I normally want to spend.


      I do not feel like going into much detail on how I made this. It’s pretty simple. I think I broke my toe last night and I’m going to attempt to ride tonight! I, also, am going to buy a Fat Bike tonight!!!


      It’s been quite a few months since I rolled a FATTY!


      Happy THURSDAY! Enjoy a good BEER



      EZ Chinesey II

      In the past, before my Veganism, before my Vegetarianism, I was somehow convinced there was an unwritten rule that only certain foods were acceptable to eat in the morning. I tell ya what…. Chinese food at 0930 is the freaking way to start a day.


      A theory I’ve been toying around with for a while is that my tastebuds are still and have already evolved. Brussels Sprouts, Thanksgiving and I have a fairly new, yet repetitive, history. In 2011 on Thanksgiving, I attempted consumption of Brussels Sprouts and was completely disgusted and quickly forced the vegetable out of my mouth.


      In January 2013, I became a full-on Vegetarian and my life has never and will never be the same. I’ve toyed around with Vegetarianism before 2013, but finally pulled the trigger after viewing VEGUCATED on Netflix. Which to this day, is still on Netflix. And, honestly, Vegucated influenced my push to have a Vegan lifestyle.

      Vegucated Trailer

      On Thanksgiving 2014, I prepared two dishes of brussels sprouts. The one was carnivorous and the other was herbivorous. I did not eat any of the dish with pig flesh. The meatless dish did involve dairy, but gave me a new love for Brussels Sprouts. I now love various different vegetables that I used to despise, ultimately proving my theory of palate evolution.


      It is in my subconscious to need Brussels Sprouts in me around Thanksgiving time.

      LBⓋ 6/10


      Low Budget Ⓥegan EZ Chinesey II:

      • Ramen Noodles (non-Ⓥegan seasoning packet discarded) (24) @ $2.18 = $0.10 per serving
      • Brussels Sprouts, oven-roasted face down (9) @ $2.68 = $0.30 per serving
      • Salt/Pepper/OnionP/GarlicP = $0.05 per serving
      • Sesame Oil (10) @ $3.48 = $0.35 per serving
      • Balsamic Vinegar (32) @ $2.97 = $0.10 per serving
      • Sriracha (96) @ $2.97 = $0.04 per serving
      • Soy Sauce (30) @ $1.88 = $0.07 per serving


      Roast the brussels sprouts. In the meantime, slightly undercook Noodles and strain. Wipe out any remaining water in the pan. Put on low heat and Add Sesame Oil, Sriracha, Balsamic and Noodles. Add Seasonings and Brussels Sprouts. Add Soy Sauce and stir generously. At $1.01 per serving, this is extremely affordable and even more extremely delicious.


      My sister asked me to make Brussels Sprouts for this years Thanksgiving. It will be an epic Jurassic battle between the Herbivorous and carnivorous Brussels Sprouts as I’ll be preparing both unless I just go with the delicious Ⓥ Brussels Sprouts all together. 🙂

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      LBⓋ 5/10

      IMG_2691Low Budget Ⓥegan 5/10

      Daiya and Tofutti have amazing Ⓥegan frozen pizzas out there. And I love them, but the price is higher than I’d like. Here’s a quick, easy and cheaper way to get your pizza fix.


      EZ PEIZZIE (Peazy) ingredients:

      • Tortilla (10) @ $1.25 = $0.13
      • Pizza Sauce (6) @ $1.37 = $0.23
      • Daiya (11) @ $5.95 = $0.55

      Perhaps I could’ve just taken my Pizzazz out of retirement to help finish these Daiya Lovers ‘cheese’ pizzas, but I was too lazy to go get the Pizzazz from the basement to make the job easier.

      I might be so lazy that it actually gives me an outstanding work ethic.

      I heated a pan and then placed the tortilla and covered with Pizza Sauce and Daiya. I covered and browned the bottom while melting the Daiya. I placed onto a pan and broiled to add a touch of color to the top. I made one with ‘provolone’ and one with ‘cheddar’ Daiya.


      I dare someone to attempt one at $0.91 per serving 🙂


      Low Budget Vegan 4/10

      TOFATO has been created mated and stated boldly never hated life. 

      • Tomato Soup Concentrate (6)@$2.24=$0.38 per serving
      • Tofu, firm (6) @ $2.99 = $0.50 per serving
      • Silk Cashew ‘Milk’ (8) @ $2.97 = $0.38 per serving 
      • Seasonings @ $0.05 per serving
      • Smart Dogs (8) @ $3.99 = $0.50 per serving
      • Buns (8) @ $1.25 = $0.16 per serving
      • Mustard (136) @ $1.75 = $0.02

      When you marinate Smart Dogs in this Euphoria, you’re playing with fire. Eat healthy and enjoy a good beer. 


      This costs, per serving, $1.99 and is well worth it to end a snowy day. 

      LBⓋ 3/10

      Low Budget Ⓥegan 3/10

      Chicago-style Vegan Hot Dogs could be a bit cheaper depending on the quality of your Veggies. Any time I’m eating raw Veggies, I tend to be pickier on quality. These are super quick and easy to make and even easier to devour.


      Chicago-style Vegan Hot Dog ingredients:

      • Smart Dogs, grilled or boiled
      • Smart Dog Buns, regular buns
      • Mustard, mmmmm
      • Tomato, I had leftover grape Toms-sliced longways
      • English Cucumber, diced
      • Celery Salt
      • Onion, diced
      • Tortilla Chips, on the side or choose other side

      No instructions needed (I’d hope)     🙂

      Chicago-style Vegan Hot Dog Cost Science:

      • Smart Dogs (8) = $3.99 @ $0.50 per serving
      • Buns (8) = $1.25 @ $0.16 per serving
      • Mustard (136) = $1.75 @ $0.02 per serving
      • Tomato (10) = $3.98 @ $0.40 per serving
      • English Cucumber (10) = $1.99 @ $0.20 per serving
      • Celery Salt (794?) = $1.00 @less than $0.01 per serving
      • Onion (7) = $1.17 @ $0.17 per serving
      • Tortilla Chips (13) = $2.00 @ $0.16 per serving

      These are extremely comforting Vegan Dawgs and at $1.62 per serving, they are most worth it on a regular basis. Lightlife does an outstanding job with their Plant Powered Protein and if anyone ever gets a chance, TRY one of their many products. They even blew my mind having JUMBO Smart Dogs.


      To all of you getting some snow, be safe & have FUN!

      LBⓋ 2/10

      Low Budget Ⓥegan 2/10


      EZ Chinesey ingredients:

      • Ramen, just noodles not seasoning packet
      • Veggies, I chose Oriental (Frozen)
      • Balsamic Vinegar
      • Sesame Oil
      • Sriracha
      • Soy Sauce
      • Minced Onion, dry
      • GarlicP/OnionP/Salt/Pepper


      EZ Chinesey Cost Science:

      • Ramen, seasoning packet discarded (24) = $2.18 & $0.10 per serving
      • Oriental Veggies, frozen (13) = $5.98 & $0.46 per serving
      • Balsamic Vinegar (32) = $2.97 & $0.10 per serving
      • Sesame Oil (10) = $3.48 & $0.35 per serving
      • Sriracha (96) = $2.97 & $0.04 per serving
      • Soy Sauce (30) = $1.88 & $0.07 per serving
      • Seasonings @ roughly $0.05 per serving

      Bring water to a boil and add Seasonings and Veggies for a minute. Then  add Ramen Noodles without their non-Vegan seasonings. Turn off heat and stir for 1-2 minutes. Strain. With Noodles and Veggies still in strainer, in the same pan/pot put Sesame Oil/Balsamic Vinegar/Sriracha and Soy Sauce and heat. Add Noodles and Veggies and stir. Done.

      At $1.17 per serving this EZ Chinesey is more on the expensive side, BUT ideal for date night and 2+ servings. HAPPY FRIDAY


      LBⓋ 1/10

      A go-to quick and inexpensive sandwich that I’m hooked on keeps my belly and wallet happy.

      I love Vegan food that is basically all ready prepared as a meat substitute, but it is rarely on the cheaper side. I have actually documented the price of the ingredients and would like to continue with 10 different ideas over the next few weeks.


      Go-To Ⓥ Sandwich ingredients:

      • Hamburger-less Bun, toasted
      • Frozen Hash Brown Patty, baked or pan-fried
      • Iceberg Lettuce, torn and folded
      • Mustard, generously splashy
      • Tortilla Chips, on the side and/or on the sandwich 🙂


      Go-To Ⓥ Sandwich Cost Science:

      • Buns (8) = $1.50 & $0.18 per serving
      • HashBrown Patties (10) = $2.00 & $0.20 per serving
      • Lettuce (5-7) = $1.77 & $0.22 per serving
      • Mustard (136) = $1.75 & $0.02 per serving
      • Tortilla Chips (13) = $2.00 & $0.16 per serving

      I’m definitely not saying this should be consumed every day for every meal. It is, however, cheaper and healthier than fast food. It is also cheaper than using Ⓥ Boca patties. And I find them extremely satisfying. I still love my Ⓥ Boca patties, just can’t afford them all of the time especially if you are as thirsty as me. CHEERS at a whopping 79 cents per serving for this meal.


      Veganism doesn’t have to be as expensive of a lifestyle as some of us can make it to be. Overall, the satisfaction of eating to BETTER the world and to BETTER ourselves is priceless no matter the price tag.