Countdown to Pi Dai (1)

Being a dropout math/engineering major, I still have a strong connection with 3.14, Pi Day, every year starting with my birth. Not knowing what Pi Day was on 3.14.1985, I still celebrated 3.14 every year. I don’t think my first sip of Beer was until 1989, probably not on 3.14, but usually (good) Beers are involved. I’m going to make various pies through March 14, 2017. Here is number one.

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SHEPARDLESSPOINTONEFOUR

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…is a Vegan play of food from the recipe Shepards Pie, commonly a meat dish. Let’s tear shit up with this one and kill so many different plants. If you consume plants, it does state that you (and I) hate plants. Therefore, I eat and murder so many plants. I do, however, LOVE animals and good health. I do not take part in animal consumption.

Ⓥravy

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Slight oil and Garlic was heated to destroy diced Celery, Carrot and Onion. Balsamic Vinegar, Molasses, Bay leaves, Veggie Broth, with seasonings (Sugar, Salt, Pepper, Paprika & Garlic Powder) were cooked down for a good while before being blended (after Bay leaves were removed:)

NeatⓋeatFri

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Protein was prepared for the base of this wonderful activity. Along with protein was fiber. Without any blood clotting properties, I pan-fried Sunflower Seeds (unsalted), Tempeh, Red Beans, Lightlife ‘beef’, Tomato, Onion, Celery, Carrot and similar seasonings.

Chunky Ⓥashed Potatoes

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Baked potatoes were chopped and mixed with simmering Almond Milk, chopped Avocado, Tofu, Salt, Pepper, Garlic & Onion Powder, Cayenne and then later Instant Mashed Potatoes, Daiya, Fakin’ Bacon and Scallions.

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The construction is simple:

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Neat Ⓥeat Fri

Ⓥravy

Corn and Peas

Chunky Ⓥashed Potatoes

Daiya

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Hawaiian-style ⓋcRibwich

Seven years (or more) have past since I’ve partaken in killing myself with the fast food of McDonald’s. And that meal involved a McRib sandwich. As a child, I remember going up to the city (the city = Chicago) to O’hare numerous times to pick up or drop of my aunt whom used to fly to and fro San Diego. We always seemed to rely on (sadly) McDonald’s McRib sandwiches to fulfill our hunger. I’ve always had a special bond with that sandwich and restaurant.

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Morning Star makes a Vegan version that is damn good. I am the meatless butcher and I decided to take a stab at it and destroy some plants. Garlic Daiya Bread was slowly baked while the ⓋcRibwich ‘meat’ was pan-fried above on the stovetop.

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Geneseo, IL has a brewery and it is a good one.

The Garlic Sauce consisted of boiled Cashews/Potato pan-fried with Onion, Garlic, Veggie Broth, Parsley, Garlic Powder, Sugar, Sea Salt, Pepper, Paprika, Crushed Red Pepper and Instant mashed Potato before being blended smooth to be a hearty spread.

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The Sauce was leftover from a Daiya pie I made a good week, two weeks ago. I also had some of the Cashew/Potato/Onion boilings leftover. I started a pan-fry with some Garlic and Vegan Boca patties. I added Pineapple Juice and Famous Dave’s Devil’s Spit BBQ Sauce. I grilled Pineapple and Avocado slices.

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We experience. We learn. We adapt. We evolve into preparing ourselves to react better the next time around. We are human. I’ve been enjoying kickass music and kickass Beer lately. So much, that I wanna shout on top of the tallest mountains of how euphoric the combination is. This combination is not recommended to consume responsibly unless that’s how you feel. Do how you feel. Feel as you do. I’m a bossy SOB, but whatevs.

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SUNLIGHT ASCENDING is instrumental Post-Rock that sounds different between tunes. And that is unique and just awesome. Hoppin’ Frog is a brewery out of Ohio. The beers I’ve had are spectacular.

(Spring) This Was Your Place

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Gamma

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Four

Ⓥaladito

Ⓥaladito = Ⓥegan (and extremely valid) Salad Burrito

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Like any idea with food that I prepare, I try to utilize other ingredients before they are no longer usable. Mixing an abundance of ingredients together is my favorite way of preparing food concepts. I find it annoying and somewhat frustrating looking through different BBQ sauces and finding quite a few of them include anchovies. I might not always be 100% Vegan, but I will never budge from being 100% Vegetarian. Until death, will I be well above 100% Vegetarian. Famous Dave’s Devil’s Spit BBQ Sauce does not include any meat, fish or eggs/dairy. And it’s deliciously spicy.

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Besides the BBQ Sweet Potato slices, the Ⓥaladito ingredients were; Avocado, Mustard, Vegenaise, roasted Garlic, Chipotle Powder, Pepper, Cayenne, Sugar, Cashews, Corn, Beans, Tomato, Cucumber, Onion, Olive, Celery, Lightlife Fakin’ Bacon, Romaine and Tortillas to fill. I lightly grilled the Ⓥaladito lightly for my own personal happiness. And I ate these for breakfast this morning:)

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Happy Thursday.

MacNDaiya Pasta Pie

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Step One:

Whiteout Chili

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:Step Two

Whiteout Chili MacNDaiya

I’m a lazy ass usually. I used dough in a can. It’s good, quick and easy. Earth Balance ‘butter’ was used to ‘butter’ my pan followed by the unleashed dough. Whiteout Chili MacNDaiya engulfed the center of that panned dough and was baked slowly. Wrapped in aluminum foil, I stored this beauty in the fridge for a later day.

I unwrapped my panned greatness and turned the oven on low. Like 225 degrees low. Daiya, yellow and white, were combined with crumbled Cauliflower to top this animal-product-less BEAST.

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Evolution of recipes is the greatest thing ever. Don’t let it die until it’s dead. Please, don’t kill anything. Plants must die. And that is all.

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