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.




…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.



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:)



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


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.


The construction is simple:


Neat Ⓥeat Fri


Corn and Peas

Chunky Ⓥashed Potatoes



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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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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






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


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.


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:)


Happy Thursday.

MacNDaiya Pasta Pie


Step One:

Whiteout Chili


: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.


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.


VEGAN Garlic Hawaiian Pizza

I will always be a pizza addict, I know. Once diagnosed, you have that illness for life. One thing about my disease is that I do not rely on animal torture and murder to get my fix on. I do, however, rely on plant genocide and slaughter to get my pizza fix. And I get off on the plants pain and torment. Perhaps, a psychopath. Perhaps, just a pizza addict. Perhaps, a pizza addict whom LOVES animals and LOVES personal wellbeing.


The relapses of pizza consumption are freaking delicious! I am a sick, sick man, but it’s worth it. I made an extremely garlic sauce including boiled (raw) Cashews & Potatoes that were pan-fried with diced Cauliflower and Onions before being blended with Vegetable Broth, Roasted Garlic, Parsley, Sea Salt, Pepper, Cayenne, Garlic Powder and Sugar.


The pizza construction will now commence. Pizza crust, Garlic Sauce, Avocado, Onion, Pineapple and DAIYA before putting the “Fakin’ Bacon” and Tofurky on. I’m cooking, now, at 215 degrees F. A slight broil here and there.


I chose not to ride today as I will be riding a decent ride tomorrow in the sub-freezing, yet, warmer sunny day. The memes saying Pineapple does not belong on Pizza are rude and incorrect.


#RideOn. #EatOn.

WhiteoutChili MacNDaiya

Let’s GO!


WhiteoutChili Recipe (concept)


Heatin’ that there Whiteout Chili to be later eaten is what I’m sayin’. Grillin’ a few Lightlife Dawgs to be later chilin’ needs dealin’.

Steps up from my normal cycling activities will be underway this (2017:) year and years to follow. I plan to ride close to 10,000 km (6250 miles) this year. My first ever competitive cycling event may take place this July. Also, a solo CUBS parade will be ridden the majority of the length of long Illinois.


Being under the weather to start 2017 has allowed for good rest, just not a lot of cycling. The only two rides this year have been commutes on the coldest of days. Perhaps a longer ride today.


WhiteoutChili MacNDaiya is self-explanatory, however, I used Macaroni, Whiteout Chili, Daiya and Smart Dogs. Click on links for further details. I found two more beers from a brewery not too far away that only furthers my respect for the brewery Triptych out of Savoy, Illinois near Champaign-Urbana. A rum barrel-aged Stout and a black IPA were thoroughly enjoyed in construction of Whiteout Chili MacNDaiya euphoria.

I’ve heard from numerous people about how this winter, in the midwest states, was going to be brutally cold and wet. I’ve realized in my time here in the midwest that January is by far the harshest winter month. Next week for the Illinois Valley there’s a high of 47 degrees F. This winter has had a few extremely cold spells and a little snow, but climate change might have a huge impact on this winter and winters moving forward.


Hang in. Have fun. Happy Weekend.

Taco Tempeh Pizza

Oh, it is 2017. Let’s make another Vegan Pizza, because I am a Pizza addict. How about a Taco Pizza, Veganly. This was super simple, mostly just prep work. I used ready (Vegan) pizza dough, because I am a lazy addict as well. Pan-fried chopped Tempeh was infused with a bit o’ oil, Crushed Red Peppers, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Oregano, Paprika, Cayenne, Balsamic Vinegar, Sea Salt, Pepper and Chili Powder. The Pizza was constructed with Vegenaise, Taco Tempeh, sliced Daiya, Onion and Avocado. I threw this pie into the oven as hard as I could to be slow baked for awhile before turning up the heat to add color to the Daiya. The pizza escaped the oven to be further constructed with super diced Romaine, Daiya shreds, Tomato, Black Olive, Avocado and more Vegenaise in the center.


The finished construction was broiled for a couple of minutes just to melt the Daiya shreds.


I’m going to have a big year of cycling. I have not ridden yet in 2017 because of this bug that I have acquired. I’ve ridden 700 km (435 miles) farther in 2016 than 2015. I’m assuming that I’ll probably ride 10,000 km in 2017. #RideOn