Ⓥicotta Lasagna Stuffed Pi

Chicago-style stuffed pizza pies used to be prepared everyday by me. They are a lot of fun with endless possibilities. Remastering of this concept will take place eventually. This concept was an all day event and was rather exhausting, but absolutely fitting. Fresh homemade dough was not used. And the next time this concept takes place, the dough will be done much differently.



Back Burner Marina is a great starting point as it needs time to become greatness. It is simply constructed of Celery, Onion, Carrot, Veggie Broth, Garlic, Tomatoes galore, Basil, SeaSalt/Pepper/Sugar/GarlicPowder, Balsamic, Cayenne and TIME.


The Ⓥicotta is a bit more complex. Eggplant was sliced and baked to be further chopped. Fennel Seed was thrown into the mortar and pestle to be slightly crushed with boiled Cashews. Thrown all together was the Eggplant, Fennel, Cashews, Garlic, Lime Juice, Molasses, Shallot, Spinach, Almond Milk, Balsamic Vinegar, SeaSalt, Pepper, Sugar, Liquid Smoke, GarlicPowder, OnionPowder and Cayenne. And the Pepe noodle balls 🙂


Noodles were boiled, drained, but not rinsed. Ⓥicotta was rolled up with the noodles. Dough was panned, while being nonstick Earth Balance was still utilized. Lasagna was put onto dough after Daiya and Back Burner Marinara. Dough was topped and sealed. The massive Pi was baked and then more Back Burner Marinara and Daiya was put on top to be broiled. This Pi was beastly.


Eat healthy. Drink quality. And enjoy your week as much as I will enjoy mine. 


Waffle Burgers w/ Potatoes

Global Warming and Climate Change is absolutely evident. Northern Illinois winters seem to be shrinking as if only January is truly winter. Maybe it’s el Nino, maybe it’s just this winter, but this Illinois winter was weak. February cycling, for me, this year has been extremely friendly. Outside time has been friendly as kitchen time, for me, has depleted.

I’ve been a huge fan of these Vegan frozen Waffles that I’ve come across as of recent. My grocery store has Vegan Boca burgers on sale, at the moment, so I purchased quite a few. Using Daiya, Tofurky Chorizo-style ‘meat’, Cilantro, BBQ Sauce and Vegenaise, I made some sandwiches.

Along with the sandwiches, Potatoes were made with Cilantro, Potatoes, Carrot, ‘cream cheese’, Fennel seed, Lemongrass, SeaSalt/Pepper, Serrano Peppers and Onion.


And to reiterate, Illinois is constantly inconsistent. It has been in the 60s for the last week and this weekend the lows will dip into the 20s with some snow. Gotta love it 🙂


This summer an event, called The Dirty Taco, will be taking place in good ol’ Illinois. This beastly event is a double metric century gravel ride.


(200 km = 125 miles)


A recon portion went underway last Sunday and I participated. And the most common conversation was a taco. Taco is a powerful food. It can be made to please anyone. And they are easy. My own Vegan Tacos were made after getting home. Garbage was not consumed, quality greatness was consumed.


My ‘meat’ was stir-fried.


My Lettuce was mixed with Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, Vegenaise and finally my meatless protein which consisted of Lightlife ‘beef’, Tempeh, Sunflower Seeds, Fennel Seeds, Crushed Red Pepper, Sea Salt and Pepper.

Apple Peanut Burger

Find Vegan Waffles.


Bake Vegan Waffles.


Lather baked Vegan waffles with Earth Balance Coconut Spread.


Generously spread Peanut Butter on Waffles.


Slice Apples and deseed.


Put sliced Apples on one side or both sides of the Waffles.


Add a little Chocolate and combine the Waffles to create a delicious Sandwich.


Have a great day!


Beefless Roll Pi

Even in my carnivorous (the dark ages) days, I never experienced a beef roll. Google is a powerful tool. And after a few image searches of a beef roll, wheels and gears were turning inside of my head piecing ingredients that I have on hand together like a puzzle. Spontaneous ideas are sometimes more creative than pondering a concept for a few days. Time works in mysterious ways. The Evolved Soup turned Veggie Burger worked perfectly in this application.


Soup Evolution


This was much easier than expected. I took a Pilsbury dough sheet (because I’m lazy and because I do not have a decent dough table/space) and spread it out to lather with (iUsed FollowYourHeart) Vegan Gourmet Shreds ‘cheese’, Evolved Soup Burger (Beans, Veggies, Rice, Daiya, etc), sautéed Carrot, Serrano, Onion and Celery, followed by more ‘cheese’. Roll pied. Flour was utilized with the dough, which eased the stickiness. The roll was cut and baked and garnished with Parsley. This is only the beginning of this idea.


Soup Evolution

Soup making is one of my favorite things to do. And a big batch of Soup is usually made far away from sober. To me, life is to harsh to live sober. Life is stressful. Life is unfair. Life is as Awesome as you make it. Evolving food ideas is imbedded in the back of my brain like a shadow from a boiling hot star casting us life. Just Photos.


Ⓥacquito (LBⓋ 19)

An idea of a Low Budget Vegan was epiphanized, sometime around November 19th, 2015, by yours truly. Originally, the concept was going to be ten separate LBⓋ recipe ideas with the cost of ingredients broken down by price by serving to be added up in an overall price by serving sum. LBⓋ 10/10 was reached and I decided to keep going. Not that non-imaginary readers actually read these bloggings. I mean, why would anyone with all the improper english and run-on sentences. If it weren’t for the pictures, even I would lose interest. Anyways.


Ingredients (servings per package) = cost of package @ cost per serving


It’s Super Bowl Sunday, let’s enjoy a beverage, because it is still not baseball season yet.


  • Refried Beans w/ Lime (3.5) = $1.39 @ $0.40 per serving
  • Red Beans (3.5) = $1.18 @ $0.34 per serving
  • Corn (3.5) = $0.95 @ $0.27 per serving
  • Serrano (3) = $0.22 @ $0.08 per serving
  • Boca ‘meat’ Crumbles (6) = $3.99 @ $0.67 per serving
  • Brown Rice (11) = $2.12 @ $0.19 per serving
  • Seasonings (SeaSalt/OnionP/GarlicP/Pepper) = $0.04 per serving
  • Onion (4) = $0.80 @ $0.20 per serving
  • Celery (5.5) = $1.67 @ $0.30 per serving
  • Carrot (7) = $0.99 @ $0.14 per serving
  • Blackeyed Peas (3.5) = $0.99 @ $0.28 per serving
  • Guacamole (12) = $1.97 @ $0.16 per serving
  • Cilantro (20) = $0.99 @ $0.05 per serving
  • Tortilla (8) = $1.19 @ $0.15 per serving

Summing to $3.27 per serving, the price isn’t as friendly as the amount of delicious food you get for the buck. The rule of thumb is that canned food can be much more expensive than dry beans and other options.


Bringing water to a good simmer, I finely chopped my Onion, Celery, Serrano and Carrot to add into the water with seasonings and Brown Rice. Bringing to a boil, I stirred and then covered and reduced heat. The Beans, Corn and ‘meat’ were heated in a skillet and then rolled into the Tortillas to be baked for a few minutes. Garnished with Guacamole and Cilantro, feel free to make a Ⓥacquito Taco Salad, also.


Quality pictures. Good Beers. Healthy and Wellbeings.




Countdown to Pi Dai (2)

daiya pi burgi

I have a new theory. Studies have shown, in a sense, the same theory with sunlight. People are generally much happier when they experience more sun. People who do not experience a surplus of sunlight are generally not as happy as to those showered in vastly radiant sunshine. Recently, I jumped on the “artificial daylight” bandwagon with LED lightbulbs. They are extremely bright with use of less energy. They are daylight Light-Emitting Diodes that generally make me happier anytime I need artificial lighting to see than my old standard power-sucking light bulbs. Maybe it’s the brighter, cleaner artificial light that makes me happier. Maybe it’s the economical perks that make me happier. Maybe it’s the combination of the many pros without a single con. LEDs are Smart. LEDs are beyond electricity.


Beyond cheese. Beyond cream. Beyond meat. To infinity and Beyond.


Beast Burger


This concept is basically a modular (home) sandwich. Separate sandwiches are constructed before combining into one.


Daiya ‘cheese’ lover Pizza is baked and sliced into four sandwich sized pieces. Whole Wheat Bread is grilled on both sides and set aside for a few minutes. The daiya pi wiches were constructed with Daiya slices under the Pizza on the grilled Bread. The sandwiches were lathering with Earth Balance Coconut Spread to be set aside after grilling both sides.


Onion Bagels smothered with Earth Balance Coconut Oil were grilled on the flats (insides.) A Beyond Meat Beast Burger was baked before baking the patty in Garlic Chipotle Molasses which consists of Garlic Sauce (boiled Potato, Cashew and Onion blended down with Garlic, Veggie Broth, Crushed Red Pepper, SeaSalt, Pepper, Paprika, Sugar, Garlic P, Parsley and Instant Mashed Potatoes to help find consistency.), Chipotle Sauce, Chipotle P, Molasses, Paprika, Balsamic Vinegar, Sugar, SeaSalt, Cumin and Mustard.



The grilled Onion Bagels were generously smeared with Tofutti Herbs & Chives Better Than Cream Cheese. The two halves were constructed with Daiya slices melted on top. A Beast Burger was between the two halves when they folded together, smartly pointing the Daiya Pi face up and infusing non dairy with meatless protein greatness. A plant based massacre has unfolded with delicious Craft Beers.


Happy February!


I used to think and almost judge February for its unique spelling and constantly wonder why January isn’t spelt very similarly. Janruary? I’ve figured out that there is nothing wrong with one being different than the other. Excepting things that aren’t normal are a way of life and should be the way of the world. Cheers!