When life gives ya a flat on the bicycle, I’d hope you were in preparations like I was today. This would be my fifth ride on the new Trek.
A multitool was brought. Two beers and one water were stowed. A pump, patch kit nor tube was not. Uber wasn’t the best at responding if they could fit a bicycle with. A beer was had. The water was salvaged (in survival mode-periodically sipped) and a trek home while pushing a Trek was experienced.
And Good Food was prepared. Southwestern Rice Ⓥ Queso was influenced by The Sonoran desert and its beautiful cacti warriors, the Saguaro cactus. A Chile Ⓥ Queso was made previously by heating Daiya ‘cheese’ Sauce with Pico de Gallo, Kidney Beans, Crumbles, Jalapeño and Corn. Seasoned, of course, with Sea Salt and Pepper. And CILANTRO:)
Grilled Tomato and Asparagus were charred perfectly to garnish this dish.
As Spanish Rice is often prepared, Garlic, Onion and Jalapeño were panfried before adding Brown Rice. Veggie Broth, Sea Salt & Pepper and Queso were mixed in.
A mushroom craving was felt. A Ⓥ Mushroom Daiya Melt was constructed.
Good Bread was key. And giving that good bread proper heat character was key as well.
Avocado Oil was utilized instead of Earth Balance today. Portobello Mushrooms were sliced and thrown on a hot flat cast iron skillet. Once the Mushrooms started to juice, I seasoned lightly with Sea Salt, Pepper and (dry) Thyme. Sprouts was out of fresh Thyme. I flipped, lightly seasoned and charred the opposite side. Meanwhile, in light Olive Oil, Garlic, Ginger, Onion and Pepper were caramelized before adding Red Wine, Sea Salt and the Mushroom. At the very last moment, Arugula was mixed in.
The bread was charred one side before building the sandwich on each char side. Daiya, Arugula and Mushroom mixture made this sandwich. Thrown on the skill and flipped, this beastly Vegan sandwich was topped with shredded Daiya and Broiled. Cut in fourths, toothpicks were utilized to keep this stack intact.