Ⓥ Cleanwich Ⓥ

Ⓥegan sandwiches are my favorite. They are usually quick, easy and delicious. The bigger the sandwich, the better. The better the sandwich, the messier the sandwich. Let’s clean things up just a bit. And with the ingredients being so clean, how about a sandwich that doesn’t involve a few napkins.

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A homemade Veggie Burger with a condiment//dressings sandwich within a sandwich.

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A pre sandwich bicycle ride with a few Beers is a necessity. Open your throat and open your mind, responsibly and safely.

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Thrice Baked Potatoes were prepared on the side. Simple and delicious.

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A prior Rice concoction was utilized. I did not write down the ingredients. Along with the rice concoction, Carrots, Lightlife ‘sausage’ and ‘beef’, chopped Daiya and Instant Mashed potatoes were mended together and cooked in an oil-less copper skillet.

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The condiment-wich was a mixture of Iceberg Lettuce, Vegenaise, Liquid Smoke, Garlic and chopped Spinach, Tomato, Onion & Avocado. Bigger Tortillas were warmed and stuffed with the mixed veggies and then folded shut. Gluten-free and Ⓥegan waffles were baked with Daiya and top. Dill Weed and Chipotle powder were lightly sprinkled on top before combining the waffles and condiments into sandwich form.

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The Bun was spread (top and bottom insides) with Earth Balance Coconut Spread and Grilled face down. The Cleanwich was combined and cut in half to be plated with the Thrice Baked Potatoes and then destroyed, cleanly.

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Happy Sunday!

Bicycle Ride

 

Every single opportunity prior to yesterday has been an impossible mission to partake in an organized ride. Weather or job has disrupted every ride. Somehow, someway this weekend that I normally work was ironically switched to work more in my favor. Yesterday, was a perfect day in Northern Central Illinois. The day finally reached mid eighties when our 5-10 mph wind metric century (65 ish miles) was complete. I rode with a great group of guys and had a lot of fun. Z Tour 2017 was my first ever organized ride.

Vegan food/snacks were consumed, multiple beers were enjoyed and a curious kitten was saved from bicycle trampling by yours truly.

Z Tour

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#RideOn

Mexicana Rigatoni

I dare you to diffuse normality, confusingly infusing uncommonly concocted ingredients.  Mexican-style ingredients and dishes are most comforting, to me. Also, usually inexpensive. Dream it up, prepare it and destroy it. Learning, adapting and evolving the realm of thought that went into an adaptation. Here are a few pictures in attempt to inspire others to make something differently delicious.

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Independence Daze

Spontaneity is amazing. Spontaneity breaks free from routine, altering the normal series of events and, if lucky, realigning planets in your favor. Breaking free from your norm, truly opens your eyes to how well the world can click away from the comforts of familiarity. A brain thinking optimistically obviously helps, but let’s sacrifice sleep to bike to a night of fireworks….

#RideON

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#DrinkON

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#AdventureON

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Ⓥ Chipotle Chocolate Cucumber Chilaquiles

I’ve been dreaming of Euphoria. Mexican-style bliss may possibly bring myself the closest to that state. Infusing ingredients. Confusing palates. Enthusing and bemusing, let’s tip one back and have fun.

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This Chilaquiles concept has evolved from its original normality. I baked Flax, Oat Bran & Whole Wheat Lavash Bread pieces taking away the fried corn tortillas to be flavorfully healthier.

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Water was heated and seasoned with bay leaves (later removed), SeaSalt/Pepper/Garlic, Cucumber, Cocoa, Tomato Paste, Chipotle Powder, a drop of Vanilla, Meatless Crumbles, Tofu, Onion, Green Pepper, Jalapeño, Cilantro, Chocolate, Lemon & Lime Juice, Corn and Sugar.

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Interlaying baked Lavash pieces with the Chipotle Chocolate Cucumber Sauce like a pyramid ready for demolition. Garnishing with Lemon and Lime slices, the dish was destroyed along with the plate and fork and table.

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Tofurky-Daiya Crescently Infused

Aldi Veggie Patties

My link above dives deeper into the quality of these Veggie Patties:)

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Using prepared dough, I seasoned with Onion & Garlic Powder and Crushed Red Pepper before infusing/confusing with slices of Tofurky & Daiya.

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This concoction was rolled up and formed into a croissant form, topped with Sesame Seeds and then baked.

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BBQ Sauce was lightly added to this ordeal.

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Veggie Patties were also involved.

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Deliciousness.

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CHEERS.