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.


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….


Ⓥ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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


LBⓋ 12/10 Insalata Minima


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.


LBⓋ = Low Budget Vegan


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…


  • 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!


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!


I would never allow plants to lose.


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.


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.


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…


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.


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.


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!


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


Don’t be these guys…..


Be these guys…


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.


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?


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.



Animals do not have a voice.


Speak up for Animals.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


Ⓥ 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.


Ⓥ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.


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:)






Old Man Winter


Not everyone has experienced a Northern Illinois winter, let alone ride bicycles in Northern Illinois winter weather. The hardest part of winter cycling is being comfortable with freezing winds, ice, snow and bears – oh my. I will say it is easier to remain comfortable in super cold or warm climates. The 2-10 degree Celcius range is tricky and is best suited with removable and addable layers.


Riding a FatBike is basically a moving furnace conducting your own heat or a steam locomotive with the streaming trailing line of hot steam in a dissolving midst. And your central body is often warm and comfortable as long as you let the steam escape while still staying insulated. Fingers and toes are often the first to get uncomfortably cold.


Booze helps a bit, but proper gear is a must. I, for the first time, was completely comfortable on a time tenured sub-freezing ride with an average temp of 10° in 120 elapsed minutes.

I’ve known for some time that Thinsulate was an outstanding winter ally and I finally have amazing gear to truly backup my cycling nonsense and babblings. Here we go!


My Perfect 10° Cycling Gear ingredients:


The shoes were outstanding for two hours and the same goes for the gloves. I am contemplating a Gran Fondo this weekend. On a FatBike it’s gonna consume a good 7-8 hours. It may be a little warmer, but we will see.




Terrifying Tofu Genocide


I wanted to have some fun with Tofu. I did have some fun. And it has been documented. I will say, grilled Tofu is now by far my favorite way to prepare it and consume it. I’m just gonna jump in… Feet first.


Srirsalmic ingredients:

  • Olive oil, all the dudes love extra virgins
  • Garlic, fresh and minced
  • Turmeric, fresh and minced
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Sriracha, cock sauce
  • Molasses
  • Shallot, diced
  • SeaSalt/Pepper/Oregano
  • Red Wine Vinegar & Cayenne powder, dashes

Mix & stir welly before usage.


SeanutSutter Soy:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Soy



Wusuppy ingredients:

  • Wasabi powder
  • Broth, Vegetable
  • Sea Salt
  • Cayenne powder
  • Molasses


So, I don’t believe I have ever had sushi. Traditional sushi does not appeal much to me. I am a rock star and why would I change that.


Marination ingredients:

  • Ginger, fresh and minced
  • Garlic, fresh and minced
  • Turmeric, fresh and minced
  • Sesame Oil
  • Tahini
  • Soy Sauce
  • Sriracha
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Cilantro, sliced stems
  • Peanut Butter
  • Lemon Juice, fresh
  • Shallot, diced
  • Molasses
  • SeaSalt/Pepper

Mix and marinate dried extra firm Tofu slices.

Tofu Crumbles ingredients:

  • Tofu, extra firm and crumbled
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Sea Salt/Pepper
  • Dill Weed



Ⓥicatta ingredients:

  • Grilled Marinated Tofu
  • Tofu Crumbles
  • Capers
  • Onion, diced
  • Scallions, sliced for garnish
  • Lemon Juice
  • Earth Balance
  • White Wine
  • Mushroom, sliced
  • Celery, sliced
  • Sweet Potato, chopped large
  • Flower, Flour
  • Olive Oil, extra virgin
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Garlic, fresh and minced
  • Sea Salt/Pepper
  • Cayenne powder
  • Cashew Milk

Rules of Engagement:

  • Saute Garlic and add Onion, Celery and caramelize in Oil.
  • Add Sweet Potatoes and stirringly saute.
  • Add Balsamic, Lemon Juice and Wine.
  • Cook down Wine. And don’t drive if you drink the rest of the bottle:)
  • Add Earth Balance, Mushrooms and ‘Milk’.
  • Season and add Capers, Tofu Crumbles.
  • Stir on medium high heat and grill your Tofu.
  • Plate and garnish. I forgot to garnish with Lemon…Too many sips of the Wine;)


Loaded Salad ingredients:

  • Tofu Marination, iBaked…defintely grill
  • Iceberg, wedged and removed from holding that door open
  • Radish, sliced
  • Tomato, graped halfly
  • Scallion, sliced
  • Rye Bread, toasted and cut
  • Capers
  • Mushroom, sliced
  • Daiya, slices
  • Carrot, shaved or slivered
  • Srirsalmic, mmmmmmmm
  • Spinach, basil-sliced


Chinese Pizza ingredients:

  • Tortilla, the bigger the better-size does matter
  • Pizza Sauce, store bought or nought
  • Daiya, I used ‘provalone’ pre-sliced and sliced block ‘cheddar’
  • Cashews, raw and then grilled:)
  • Tofu, grilled and then sliced
  • Scallions, sliced for garnish

Pizza Pizza:

  • Grill Tofu and Cashews.
  • Put Tortilla in a hot pan.
  • Top the Tortilla and cover.
  • Garnish and EAT.

I also made an Eggplant version with basil-sliced Spinach.


Relish ingredients:

  • Cucumber (4.5) @ $0.70 = $0.16 per serving, deseeded and diced
  • Onion (4) @ $0.80 = $0.20 per serving, diced
  • Tomato (6) @ $1.50 = $0.25, deseeded and deiced
  • Serrano Pepper (8) @ $1.17 = $0.15, deseeded and diced
  • Celery Seed/Celery Salt/Pepper = $0.05 per serving
  • Garlic (3) @ $0.24 = $0.08, minced
  • Mustard = $0.05 per serving , ground
  • Basil (10) @ $3.00 = $0.30, freshly chopped

Mix & have fun with.


Tofato Souper w/ Grilled Daiya ingredients:

  • Tofu, not squared, but cubed (to the third power)
  • Tomato Concentrate
  • Guts, leftover Cucumber and Tomato guts from my abundance of Relish I posted a few days ago.
  • Garlic powder/Onion powder
  • Rye, grilled
  • Relish
  • Daiya
  • Vegenaise
  • Scallions, sliced for garnish


Make your sandwich and await your Tofato Souper.


Tofunated EZ Chinesey  ingredients:

  • Ramen noodles, undercooked and drain.
  • Sesame Seed Oil
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Ginger, fresh and minced
  • Garlic, fresh and minced
  • Turmeric, fresh and minced
  • Soy Sauce
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Tofu, Wasabified and grilled
  • Sriracha
  • Scallions, sliced for garnish

Simplicity simplified:

  • Undercook Ramen and donate the non-vegan seasoning.
  • Drain.
  • Dry same pot, add oil and heat.
  • Toss in Ginger, Garlic, Sesame Seeds and Turmeric.
  • Caramelize.
  • Include Balsamic, Sriracha, Soy Sauce and Noodles.
  • Stir. Plate. Oppositely subtract Tofu and Garnish immediately.


Ⓥinston’s Ⓥagel ingredients:

  • Earth Balance, mmmmm
  • Tofu Marination, get it extra firm and braise that bad boy.
  • Spinach, basil-sliced
  • Tomato, grapely halved
  • Shallot, sliced
  • Bagel, toasted


Ⓥ Fry ingredients:

  • Cauiflower, chopped
  • Tofu, cubed
  • Daiya, mmmmmmmm
  • Garlic, minced
  • Turmeric, minced
  • Ginger, minced
  • Serrano, deseeded and diced
  • Relish, mmmmmmmmmmm
  • SeaSalt/Pepper/Paprika/OnionP/NutritionalYeast
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Carrot, stringiness
  • Soy sauce

Have fun and Fry away.


Tofempehwich ingredients:

  • Tofu, grilled
  • Tempeh, grilled
  • Daiya, mmmmm
  • Bun, gurmet
  • Spinach, basil-sliced
  • Relish, mmmmmmm



BBⓋ Tofu ingredients:

  • Tofu, extra firm crumbles
  • GarlicP/OnionP/Pepper
  • Sriracha, cock sauce
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Liquid Smoke
  • Molasses

Mix and broil if desired.


ⓋLT w/ BBⓋ Tofu ingredients:

  • Bacon, Vegan
  • Bun, gourmet and grilled
  • Spinach, basil-like sliced
  • Earth Balance, mmmmmm
  • Tomato, sliced w/ a touch of SeaSalt

Erect and destroy with your big and strong plant eating teeth.


Wasabi Tofu ingredients:

  • Wasabi, powder
  • Ginger, powder
  • Garlic, powder
  • Tofu, extra firm crumbles



Chinese Weiner ingredients:

  • Smart Dog, grilled
  • Bun, grillio, yo!
  • Wasabi Tofu


I don’t know about anyone else, but some of these terms for these ingredients are somewwhat sexual. I’m not saying that I’m not a pervert, I’m just saying.

So, I had a Sushi idea in my head, but got lazy and decided to be a meatless lover. If that makes any sense. I’m a dude, I might practice a Vegan lifestyle, but I like to eat Vegan like a man, I think. Not too sure how other Vegan males deplete their hunger, but I am well aware of my processes.

Sushi Browned Rice ingredients:

  • Brown rice, post-soaked & rinsed
  • Olive Oil
  • Sesame Oil
  • Ginger, fresh and minced
  • Sriracha
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Garlic, P for powder

After ingredients:

  • Tahini
  • Molasses
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • White Wine, dashly

Heat Oil mixture and get that Ginger going. Combine everything else with double water of Rice measurement and bring to a boil. Cover and Coolio.


Jeff’s Sushi? ingredients:

  • Sushi Browned Rice
  • Bacon, Ⓥegan
  • Tofu, sliced long and extra firm
  • Toothpicks

Roll ’em up and stick a pick through ’em. I was more impressed with the sauces to dip. (see very top)


2016 Ride II

Just to let the imaginary people whom I pretend read my (plant-based) chicken scratch (blogs), I do not plan on publishing per ride. I just had quite an interesting ride yesterday. And it was only my second ride this year.

Bluntly, winter cycling is a bitch. Especially, in Illinois along with many other cold and windy areas. I’ve ordered Bontrager OMW (Old Man Winter) shoes that are insulated and waterproof in December. And after my order, my bike doc called me and let me know that they are sold out until February. Since making the switch to clipless, I’ve been just dealing with the cold.

I met a (hired and well compensated) friend to ride fat bikes in hope it was going to snow like hell. I utilize the I&M Canal in the winter almost every ride. It has been flooded the past month at Lock 14, the LaSalle entrance. Long story short, I noticed it was not under water and took the driving entrance where I encountered a thin, super wet layer of ice where I biffed it HARD. I hit my head. I was wearing a helmet, luckily. I got up and continued. It was raining and I got soaked before I called it quits and retired for the day-ignoring the eventual snow.

I changed and left my socks on a good five minutes longer before changing them where I then experienced one of the worst and uncomfortable sensations ever. It was as if microscopic flesh eaters were eating my feet. They were bright red and itchy. I tried washing my feet. I tried lotion and I HATE lotion. I even jumped into the bathtub to wash my feet. It lasted a good half hour and then went away. I tried digging up an explanation. I found this..

Cold Rash

I group texted my cycling buddies and asked for their input. And they mentioned that it sounded like a beginning stage of frostbite which I believe is frost nip, technically. I never want to experience that sensation ever again. And I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. Always wear a helmet and dress accordingly!

Happy Sunday!

Recipes coming soon.