Plant-Based Protein Sauce

It is time to redeem my prior attempt to blog your arteries of a Vegan meatless sauce with loads of protein. Just like my consumed beers and lack of reviews, I have not measured ingredients except water for my food in so many years. They are not recipes, I guess. I do not wish to tell people how to prepare food, let alone, teach cooking basics. I do wish to influence others to try a plant-based lifestyle and to be creative. I think eating out is extremely overrated. It needs to be a necessity to want to know exactly what is in the food being prepared to keep us healthy and to ensure prosperity.

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I am a modest beer snob, who cannot depict every accent or flavor in good beer. I probably never will. I also will not pretend to know. I know good beer from bad beer and that is good enough to me. It is a necessity to me to relax and unwind regularly. I am extremely good at documenting it. And now, I am just kind of (soberly) rambling. I’m overdue for a good bike ride. It was like 10° C yesterday, but I did not have time to make it out. Anyways….

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Ⓥaioli ingredients:

  • Wash, reused (Earth Balance ‘Butter’, ‘Milk’, Corn Starch)
  • Garlic, minced
  • ‘Cream Cheese’, Daiya mmmmmmmm
  • Breading, reused (Cashews, SeaSalt, Breadcrumbs, Garlic, Oregano, Parsley)
  • Corn Meal

Mix to a somewhat solid consistency.

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Garlic Rye ingredients:

  • Rye, bread
  • ‘Butter’, Earth Balance
  • Parsley, fresh and chopped
  • Garlic, fresh and minced
  • SeaSalt/Pepper/OnionP/GarlicP/Sugar

Heat. Mix. Cool. Spread.

Smashed Potatoes ingredients:

  • Potatoes, red and golden – diced and boiled then strained (time it right)
  • Aioli
  • Basil, fresh and diced
  • Parsley, fresh and diced
  • Oil, Olive
  • Garlic, minced
  • Onion, diced
  • ‘Cream Cheese’, Daiya mmmmm
  • Spinach, to garnish
  • Celery, diced
  • Carrot, diced
  • ‘Milk’, Almond
  • Cashews, SMASHED
  • Brown Sugar
  • Wine, white Vino is great
  • Dill Weed, fresh and chopped
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Idaho Spuds, instant mashed for concistency assurance

Prep everything and go. Cook Veggies in Oil while boiling Potatoes. Add Wine and cook down and then add everything and crush and smash away. I enjoyed charred store-bought Pretzel Bun with the utter.

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Plant-Based Protein Sauce ingredients:

  • Celery, diced
  • Carrot, diced
  • Onion, diced
  • Serrano, seeded and diced
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Tofu, extra firm – crumbled
  • Cashew Milk
  • Tomato Puree
  • Chopped Tomatoes, canned with liquid
  • Basil, fresh and diced
  • Parsley, fresh and chopped
  • Brown Sugar
  • Lightlife ‘Sausage’, crumbled or chopped
  • SeaSalt/Pepper/GarlicP/OnionP
  • Mushroom, diced
  • Shallot, diced
  • Garlic, fresh and minced
  • Oregano, dash of dried

Saute Veggies before adding seasonings and sauciness. Cook down for hours:)

Eggplant Ⓥarmesan ingredients:

  • Eggplant, sliced & dried w/ salt
  • Wash (CashewMilk/EarthBalance/CornStarch)
  • Flour/Salt/Pepper/CornMeal
  • Breading (Cashews/Salt/Breadcrumbs/Garlic/Oregano/Parsley)
  • Plant-Based Protein Sauce, heated
  • Linguine, mmmmmmm slightly undercooked-SEASONED
  • Daiya, mmmmmm
  • Parsley & Basil, fresh and chopped or sliced

Flour Eggplant then wash and bread. Bake or pan-fry.

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Finish baking Eggplant in Sauce w/ or w/o Daiya.

Build a pasta and garnish.

Ⓥodka Pasta ingredients:

  • Plant-Based Protein Sauce, heated
  • Onion, diced
  • Potato, diced
  • Oil, Olive
  • Almond Milk
  • Daiya, cream cheese
  • Fennel Seed
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Molasses
  • Idaho Spuds instant mashed, for consistence
  • Ⓥaioli

  • Spinach, sliced
  • Vodka infused w/ Rosemary and Basil
  • Noodles, I had Rotini

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Saute Potatoes and Onion in Oil. Add Vodka and cook down

Add all other ingredients and garnish w/ Spinach.

Smashed Ⓥodka Pasta ingredients:

  • Plant-Based Protein Sauce, blended
  • Vodka, infused w/ Rosemary and Basil
  • Garlic, fresh and minced
  • Onion, diced
  • Oil, Olive
  • Smashed Potatoes
  • Tomato Puree
  • Chopped Tomato, canned w/ juice
  • Molasses
  • Rigatoni, undercooked

Saute Potatoes and Onions before adding Infused Vodka. Cook down Vodka. Add Sauces and Tomatoes. Finish cooking Rigatoni in sauce.

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You (me) cannot ever have enough pasta! It is true comfort food. And when prepared correctly, it is true ART.

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LBⓋ 12/10 Insalata Minima

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I picked up a few vines full of attached ripe tomatoes yesterday. And I’ve never had better raw store-bought tomatoes ever in my life. I almost ate all of them. Here’s the mathematics. I bought 15, I ate ten and threw out two vines. I did not feel sick, but did become dependant of these tomatoes. Consuming a surplus of raw Tomatoes is not at all dangerous. Please try them if you come across them!

Bushel Boy

Insalata Minima translates from Italian to Minimal Salad in English, I believe. It was easy to prep, cheap and delicious.

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LBⓋ = Low Budget Vegan

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LBⓋ 12/10 Insalata Minimalist ingredients:

  • Lettuce, Iceberg shaved (6) @ $1.38 = $0.23 per serving
  • Spinach, baby & sliced (3.5) @ $1.99 = $0.57 per serving
  • Tomato, fresh & quartered (4) @3.34 = $0.84 per serving
  • Green Olive, Garlic stuffed (8) @ $3.98 = $0.50 per serving
  • SeaSalt (357) @ $1.99 = $0.01 per serving
  • Chipotle seasoning (105) @ $5.99 = $0.06 per serving

At $2.21 and the number of good sized salads that can be constructed, awards this a great starter for a hot date with a nice bottle of red or white wine. Vino, that is! No dressing needed, the natural flavor and texture minus the oil and other shit normally destroying salads is truly unbelievable.

I also made a sandwich…

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  • Lettuce, Iceberg shaved (6) @ $1.38 = $0.23 per serving
  • Spinach, baby & sliced (3.5) @ $1.99 = $0.57 per serving
  • Tomato, fresh & quartered (4) @ $3.34 = $0.84 per serving
  • SeaSalt (357) @ $1.99 = $0.01 per serving
  • Chipotle seasoning (105) @ $5.99 = $0.06 per serving
  • Vegenaise (64) @ $9.98 = $0.16 per serving
  • Wheat Bread, whole wheat (10) @ $2.28 = $0.23 per serving

A delicious sandwich ringing in at $2.10 per serving and literally falls apart in your (my) mouth with the minimalist of chewing needed. A lazy mans sandwich. Enjoy a good beer and take a hike or explore a new route on a bicycle! Happy weekend.

Daiya VS Daiya

I’ve been a huge fan of Daiya products for some time now. I love all of their Plant-Based ‘cheese’ products. I love their ‘cream cheese’ and wish I could try more and more of their products. They aren’t the cheapest products, but are at a very high standard of quality. And if I have the money, give me the good stuff!

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I put Daiya up against themselves in a battle against plants. I cooked a frozen Daiya pizza and was super impressed. And then I took a page from my LBV (Low Budget Vegan) recipes and made a Daiya pizza and Daiya won!

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I would never allow plants to lose.

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Daiya Pie (LBV) ingredients:

  • Tortilla, XL
  • Sauce, store-bought pizza
  • Paprika
  • Daiya, mmmmmmmm
  • Spinach, baby sliced
  • Tomato, fresh and julienne sliced and salted
  • ‘Bacon’, plant-based

I paired both with a Rogue 4 Hop (session) IPA.

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I originally planned on low-heat cooking the Daiya-prepared pie and then broiling to finish, if needed. I read the instructions and was shocked to hear it read, “cook at 475° F for 10-15 minutes.” I chose to follow the instructions only this once. I still had to broil to finish, but the aroma this tiny little plant-based Vegan pie produced was unreal! It’s worth the price just for that amazing aroma. The taste was very very good, as well.

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I won’t consume Daiya pizza often as I am a (self) diagnosed pizza addict, but any reason for a pizza party – DAIYA will have a definite spot in the mix. For your next pizza party, give DAIYA a shot!

 

Agave Ⓥiesta Nachos

I’ve heard rumors of good true Agave Tequila. I’ve heard it is technically a stimulant and not a depressant like all other alcohols. A bartender told me that once…

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I do know with a certain amount of drinks in you, you’re brain is quicker and in a groove. I may have just made that up, but it sounds good to me. All in all, if you’re cooking with alcohol, you need to enjoy some of it while cooking. It is a rule.

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Srirsalmic ingredients:

  • Oil, Olive
  • Garlic, fresh and minced
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Sriracha, cock sauce
  • Molasses
  • Shallot, diced
  • SeaSalt/Pepper/Oregano
  • Red Wine Vinegar, just a dash
  • Cayanne, a couple dashes

Mix and marinate.

Agave Ⓥiesta ingredients:

  • Rice, cooked
  • Pinto Beans, dry and cooked
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Lime, juiced and leftover slice for garnish
  • Avocado, chopped
  • Brown Sugar
  • Mushroom, sliced
  • Onion, diced
  • Celery, sliced
  • Carrot, sliced
  • ‘Butter’, Earth Balance mmmm
  • Garlic, fresh and minced
  • Olive, black and pitted
  • Potato, russet and sweet chopped
  • Srirsalmic, mmmmmm
  • Tequila, real w/ Agave
  • Salsa Verde, mmmmmmm

Saute Veggies and add accordingly. I ain’t no teacher, just use common sense.

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Agave Ⓥiesta Nachos ingredients:

  • Agave Ⓥiesta
  • Veggie Broth
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • SeaSalt/Pepper
  • Chipotle seasoning, generous 🙂
  • Tortilla Chips, NonGMO Tostitos are great
  • Pico de gallo, I used store-bought
  • Cilantro, freshly chopped
  • Avocado, sliced
  • Lime

Heat Agave Ⓥiesta and broth with seasonings and simmer. Top how you’d like. SO GOOD!

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I had a quickly put together downgraded version last night. And I knew what exactly would make it better today!

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Don’t be these guys…..

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Be these guys…

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I’ve never ridden a trainer and I never will. Happy Friday!

Thursday Toast

Rye Not?

“Ya wake up in the mornin’ and you grab yourself a (piece of Rye) beeeeeeread….”

-Sober Jimmy Morrison

I’d like to boastly propose a toast to the West coast through the East coast from the host at the frozen muddy banks of the Illinois River, breakfastly dosed and foremost a morning recipe. Prost!

I do apologize for my prior blog where I became extremely lazy and careless… I plan on redeeming that post soon. Because it is not worth it to spend so much time creating food and documenting it to not even fully share with others.

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Toast ingredients:

  • Bread, Rye & roasted
  • Butter, Earth Balance
  • Peanut Butter, CHUNKY
  • Jelly or Jam, Strawberry
  • Nuts, walnuts or anything else nutty

In this Peanut Butter is an ingredient called Rapeseed Oil?

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I hope y’all have a good day!

Plant Based Protein Sauce

I’ve dreamt of world peace and I’ve dreamt of animal peace. I am an asshole to humans, because most are to eachother, not to mention animals. I treat animals like I would a little baby that I was related to. Animals have evolved their way through this planet harder than we have and I respect their existance and safety.

This month I turn three:)

This month I will be three years plus Vegeterian.

I wanted to prepare ‘meat sauce’ Vegan-style the other day. I felt completely lost because of the word, ‘meatsauce’. I have no desire to even smell nasty-ass meat sauce. I went for the Vegan GOAL, which outsmarts a problem leaving happy parties. I’ve been conducting a list of ideas and for some reason found it unmotivating for a bloooooooody fucking mary. And now, I’ve been drinking tequila….. 100% AGAVE, of course. I do not have the patience, right now, to even consider recipes….

I never give measurements anyways. Because I’m a lazy asshole who cares too much with most of his time.

 

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Animals do not have a voice.

 

Speak up for Animals.

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Speak up for yourself.

Bloody drinks do not have to be so bloody.

Vegan Smashed Potatoes

We all grow up differently. We all make different, but similar mistakes. We all do our best improving our lives. Some are better at doing that than others. With different obstacles, we do our damn best and sometimes it is not appreciated enough. All in all, we all care for our loved ones and passions & hobbies.

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I grew up being a fan of a band, Soulfly, a newer age metal band involving spirituality and tribal aspects. Last night I was messing around with #AppleMusic and somehow wound up with Sepultura which made me wonder what the hell Soulfly was up to as the lead singer for Soulfly helped found Sepultura.

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Now, I love me some of that there loud and fast metal, but I grew a stronger connection with Soulfly because of their ability to turn it down a notch and still be extremely awesome. I’m gonna take a guess and say that the last time that I bought a physical Soulfly CD was 2005-2006. I, however, made a playlist circa 2010 of their instrumental collection of songs literally named Soulfly. A concept that I love and every album has Soulfly 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 only in Roman numerals. I only had 1-5 until last night! Thank you Apple Music! And since I remember anything, the number seven has been my favorite due to watching John Elway sling those footballs growing up. Soulfly VII is now my favorite and it’s fate. I am obligated to share this playlist and I wish everyone on the planet Earth (and Mars:) could experience this playlist.

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This playlist will flourish world peace for all humans and all animals!

Soulfly

Soulfly II

Soulfly III

Soulfly IV

Soulfly V

Soulfly VI

Soulfly VII

Soulfly VIII

Soulfly IX

Soulfly X

Soulfly 9 was not to be found on YouTube, so I put an Apple Music link.

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Along with this beautiful playlist, I’ve organized a beautiful moment that I have experienced in 2013. August 5th, 2013, to be exact. I often talk to animals while riding by and often take pictures and occasionally say “you’re all gonna die” or “I don’t eat you!”. I feel bad when I let them know their doom, but it is the cruel truth. This is when I had my iPhone on my handlebars with Lifeproof technology where it was easy to take photos while moving. I rode with a running herd of cattle like a damned cowboy. I’d like to think this was their idea of saying thank you for giving up meat that January.

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This recipe is amazing and worth a try and I highly recommend good music to accompany a cooking adventure. Not to mention a good beer or glass of wine. Take a load off, you work hard at caring for your loved ones.

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Ⓥ Aioli ingredients:

  • Wash, reused (Earth Balance ‘Butter’, ‘Milk’, Corn Starch)
  • Garlic, minced
  • ‘Cream Cheese’, Daiya mmmmmmmm
  • Breading, reused (Cashews, SeaSalt, Breadcrumbs, Garlic, Oregano, Parsley)
  • Corn Meal

Mix to a somewhat solid consistency.

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Ⓥutter ingredients:

  • Earth Balance ‘Butter’, half heated
  • Garlic, minced and lightly sauteed in ‘Butter’
  • Oil
  • Parsley, diced
  • Celery Salt
  • ‘Cream Cheese’, Daiya mmmmmmmmmmmm

Smashed Potatoes ingredients:

  • Potatoes, red and golden – diced and boiled then strained (time it right)
  • Ⓥ Aioli

  • Basil, fresh and diced
  • Parsley, fresh and diced
  • Oil, Olive
  • Garlic, minced
  • Onion, diced
  • ‘Cream Cheese’, Daiya mmmmm
  • Spinach, to garnish
  • Celery, diced
  • Carrot, diced
  • ‘Milk’, Almond
  • Cashews, SMASHED
  • Brown Sugar
  • Wine, white Vino is great
  • Dill Weed, fresh and chopped
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Idaho Spuds, instant mashed for concistency assurance

Prep everything and go. Cook Veggies in Oil while boiling Potatoes. Add Wine and cook down and then add everything and crush and smash away. I enjoyed charred store-bought Pretzel Bun with the Ⓥutter.

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And boy do I have leftovers! I cannot wait. I also enjoy creating different Ⓥegan meals and get a kick out of jokingly blogging all over your faces. If only these were read. Happy Saturday! I’ll be enjoying a ride tomorrow before some good NFL games. And I have recipes to complete. Here are some links that will help me blog all over your faces more often:)

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WINNER WINNER VEGAN GRINNER

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CHEERS:)