Ⓥ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.

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

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

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  • 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.

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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.

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Quality pictures. Good Beers. Healthy and Wellbeings.

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Countdown to Pi Dai (2)

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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.

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

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Beast Burger

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Happy February!

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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!

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