Life isn’t what it once was, but for hopefully all of us, still thriving through this global pandemic.
(Vegetarian) Refried Beans were warmed with Veggie Broth, Crumbles, Pepper, Garlic Powder and Paprika.
Small Pizza Crusts were then topped with the Bean Sauce, Jalapeño and Daiya:)
A Taco Salad Shell was warmed and stuffed with a mixture of Arugula, Spinach, Iceberg Lettuce and Corn.
To further Tacofy (?) this Salad…. Avocado, Tomato, Onion and Olives were added.
The Pizza was the angel to the christmas tree…..
STAY SAFE. MASK UP.
The world, at least mine, is still a mess, but let’s make some comfort food and calm our nerves with a quality drink.
Evolution is such a beautiful thing. As humans, we are evolution. And as long as we’re on a planet, it will never end.
My drinking habit has evolved to still include great beverages, but allowing my “man-boobs” & “beer-gut” to dissipate. For the last six months, I’ve been enjoying sugarless//maltless hard seltzer’s between beers. Instead of drinking four craft brews in one night, I might have a hard seltzer or two and a beer.
Try it. Who wants to be overweight anymore. Just something that works for me.
In water, Carrots and Potatoes were boiled with Sea Salt, Pepper & Garlic Powder. Wild Rice was cooked separately and drained. Jasmine Rice was added to the Potatoes and Carrots and cooked appropriately.
Once the Rice has been cooked, Corn, Black & Red Kidney Beans, Celery and Onion were added and stirred in with the Wild Rice (previously cooked).
The taste and smell of this dish was amazing, but the texture achievement (after all of the ballots were counted:) stole the show.
Daiya Waffle Tortillas were made in a waffle maker:):):):)
A Ⓥegan play on Shepherd’s Pi was created with many flavors and textures coming together very nicely.
The Ⓥice was a mixture of Jasmine & Wild Rice, Ⓥ Broth, Garlic, Carrots, Lemon Juice, Basil & Parsley, Sea Salt/Pepper/Chipotle Powder/Lemon Pepper, Capers, Earth Balance, White Wine, Corn & Peas and Meatless Crumbles.
The Mashed Potatoes were prepared simply combining Ⓥ Broth, simple Seasonings, Parsley, Paprika, Instant Mashed Potatoes and Corn Meal.
Ⓥice on bottom and Potatoes on top were panned and baked. I tried them upside down and right side up. Both were delicious!
Marinara was heated with Ⓥegan Crumbles and simmered. A Beyond Burger patty was tossed into a hot pan. After a few minutes, the patty was flipped once and doused with the Meatless Sauce.
And then topped with Daiya and Spinach. A toothpick was utilized to keep the slippery Daiya in place. Covered and infused:)
The Bun was lathered with Earth Balance ‘butter’ and panfried before spreading Meatless Sauce on the fried Bun. Combining with texture and exploding with flavor, this sandwich was quick, easy and fun.
I have survived my second desert summer and the hottest Phoenix summer ever recorded.
From the Sonoran Desert, I am rain dancing (pacing back and forth in the A/C w/ 114 degrees outside) for the clouds/moisture/rain to flow from the Northeast.
Time will tell. During all of this dancing, an easy Low Budget Vegan sandwich was put together.
Tomato Bun (8) @ $0.88 = $0.11 per serving
Mustard (99) @ $1.78 = $0.02 per serving
Vegenaise (32) @ $4.49 = $0.14 per serving
Organic Tomato (3) @ $1.34 = $0.45 per serving
Daiya (11) @ $4.79 = $ 0.44 per serving
Organic Spinach (8) @ 2.99 = $0.37 per serving
This sandwich includes a little more effort than a fast food joint and a little more expensive then their probably drive thru menu, but Who wants to kill themselves with fast food, anyways…. $1.53 per sandwich and maybe 15 minutes when melting the Daiya.
Happy August to all!
VeggHead BeerCyclist survived the never-ending month of July. The virus/pandemic has impacted us all differently, but perseverance and optimism will get us by.
A homemade Veggie Broth was prepared using Water, Carrot, Celery, Onion and Seasonings (Sea Salt, Pepper & Garlic Powder).
Ditalini pasta, Peppers, Mexican Grey Squash, Beans, Corn, Broth and Seitan chunks were combined and cooked until the Broth was cooked down. Cilantro was added:)
Simple. Delicious and fun to look at. Happy Saturday!
Happy Monday! Hope all is safe and well in this scary world.
Carrots, Potatoes, Onion, Garlic, Peas, Corn, Pepper & Paprika met a slab (package) of Ⓥ Beyond Beef and Veggie Broth.
Slow cooked all day, this was ever comforting:)