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:)