The marinate was a mixture of Broth, Pineapple Juice, BBQ Sauce, Molasses, Wasabi Powder, Cilantro, Ginger, Garlic, SeaSalt/Pepper/Sugar, diced Cucumber, Sesame Seed, Sesame Oil, Poblano Pepper and Sesame Seed Oil to marinade TOFU, Pineapple & Onion slices.


With extra BBQ sauce added in the roasting of this Tofu, I easily ate the whole brick of Tofu. I made Lemon Dill Potatoes on the side. I day drunk a Lagunitas Born Again Yesterday.


Lemonly Dilling Ⓥegan Daize

Generously squeezing the juices out of a plump Lemon, Vegenaise, Molasses, Sugar, (Fresh) Dill & Chives, SeaSalt, Pepper, LiquidSmoke and Wasabi, were combined and mixed together with the Lemon Juice. In a separate container, a coleslaw mix, (Tofurky) Chorizo, Cauliflower, Celery and Spinach were condensed.



Wholly Half Baked Potatoes were prepared in the oven by first baking the miniature Potatoes whole and followed by slicing them and pushing them firmly onto Fennel Seeds before another bake.


Skilletly, Avocado Oil was heated and Garlic & Ginger was browned before adding (Ⓥ Morning Star) Seitan & Cheican. After some color and character, BalsamicVinegar was added and eventually seasoned with Pepper, Cayenne and Onion slices.


Sauciness was mixed with plantiful and topped with the warm awesomeness. Paired with good Beer and a good Ride, CHEERS.


Just Words

Thoughts go out to those affected by another incident in our cruel world today. My dream of a perfect world only grows stronger. What if a perfect world will never coincide with Earth? Perhaps colonizing another planet to start over is the only way. What if we screen every single being prior to entering this perfect world? Let’s question their mental stability. How is their work ethic? What is their intelligence, eating habits and lifestyle? A positive contribution is a must. Guns would not be allowed because they would not be needed. In fact, weapons would be a thing of the past and belong only in museums. Renewable energy is the only energy. Gasoline, coal, oil would be prehistoric. Environmentally friendly technology and transportation would rule this world. Communities would love riding bicycles to work to work hard. A stable plant-based society would never harm a single animal as animals roam freely and carefree. What is crime? What is money? People used to eat animals!? Let the people that make our word a cruel, cruel place continue to kill a once beautiful world while the righteous move on and evolve appropriately.

Saladita Pita Burrita

The 2017 Bike To Work day, for me, consisted of gearing up in winter/cold appropriate cycling clothing and trekking in 45 (feels like 37) degree May weather with 15-25 mph winds and heavy rain.


Blog about FUN… Blog about forgotten ingredients with pictures and smiley faces :):):)


And an animal picture:)


And multiple good Beer photos:)


Cheican Jambalaya

Yesterday, an extremely spontaneous plant-based concoction was prepared and destroyed dangerously as if I were carnivorous, teeth ripping, blood gurgling animal flesh to survive a deadly northern pole winter without a grocery store.


No harm to animals became of this.


Exhausted and tipsy, Jasmine and Wild Rice were cooked in water with Lentils. Drunk and lazy, dried seasonings were used in the form of Minced Onion, Crushed Red Pepper, Sea Salt, Pepper and Garlic Powder. Cheican ( iMade that name up, Ⓥ Morning Star chicken strips) were added with Penne and Pepe Noodles. Served with Marble Rye Bread and Salsa Verde, my hunger was fulfilled.


Today, in a warmed skillet, Veggie Broth and last nights Noodle Concoction were simmered stirringly. Additional seasonings (Sugar, Liquid Smoke, Sea Salt, Pepper, Onion & Garlic P) were added before stirring in Guacamole, Tofutti ‘cream cheese’, Tofutti ‘chorizo’ and BBQ Sauce.


In the meantime, homemade Bread Daiya was well underway. Marble Rye Bread was engulfed one side with Earth Balance ‘butter’ and grilled on a cast iron skillet. After all pieces were grilled, a couple of pieces were selected to further the Bread Daiya. They were smeared with Earth Balance again, Garlic, Onion Powder, Oregano and BBQ before Daiya. They were baked on the cast iron skillet and topped with a bit of Dill Weed.


I garnished this dish with fresh Tomatoes and paired with a Surly #Merica! Happy Mother’s Day to y’all moms. A moms presence is your life in unbeatable.


Pineapple-Tofurky Pita Pi

Pitas are great. They are PITAful. Whole Wheat Pitas were purchased, utilized and enjoyed recently.


They were lathered generously with Earth Balance and lightly grilled before adding BBQ Sauce, Tofurky, Pineapple, Cilantro, Onion and Green Pepper.


With an outstanding Rice concoction on the side, titled Meatless & Potato, this plate was furiously Vegan. Meatless & Potato consisted of Mini Red Potatoes, Carrot, Onion, Serrano, Rice Wine Vinegar, Broth, Jasmine Rice, Wild Rice, Cilantro, Sea Salt, Pepper, BBQ Sauce, Tomato, Fennel & Mustard Seed And Meatless Ⓥ Morning Star products.


As always, this plant-based greatness was surrounded by Good (Surly) Beer, Cycling and FUN.


Super Ⓥ-Dawg


The climate in north central Illinois this late April-early May has not been the most friendly. Normally, I would be riding a bicycle with most of my free time. The cold wet wind needs to settle down. I don’t like to spend tons of time in the kitchen on the nicer days. Creating faster Ⓥ options leaves more time to get outside and play:)

In a skillet, (dry) minced Onions, Mustard Seed and Crushed Red Pepper were lightly sautéed in light oil before adding Morning Star glory (Ⓥ Seitan, Ⓥ Cheitan, Ⓥ Pulled Peirk). Canned Ⓥ Chili was added after a bit with Liquid Smoke, Sea Salt, Pepper, Sugar and Garlic Powder. Ⓥ Smart Dawgs were added and simmered.

In a separate pot, Jasmine and Wild Rice were cooked. The Rice was added to the Super Ⓥ Chili. Frozen Fries were baked. The Super Ⓥ-Dawg was built and Daiya was melted on top. BBQ Sauce and Mustard made the Dawgs even more Super.