On Super Bowl Sunday, recipe evolution began. Ⓥegan Beer Brats were prepared in abundance. A couple of Beer Brats were definitely enjoyed during the game, while leftover Ⓥegan Beer Brats existed.
Creativity spun to develop a delicious Ⓥ Beer Brat Chowder. Again, leftovers did not disappear.
Added to adapt into Beer Brat Chowder were chopped leftover Chipotle Potato Wedges, Cherry Tomatoes, Spinach, Daiya ‘cheese’ and Follow Your Heart Shaved ‘parmesan’ – after slicing the Tofurky ‘sausages’.
The beginning to this madness started with Course Mustard, Garlic, Brown Sugar, a strong Lager Beer with Peppers and Onions to bathe the Tofurky ‘sausages’ in Beery greatness.
The conclusion of this recipe array is the Thrice (great band;) baked Beer Brat Ⓥ Potato Bake. The leftover Chipotle Potato Wedges were slightly rebaked and placed in a dish. The warmed Beer Brat Chowder was dumped over the twice baked Chipotle Potatoes with ‘creamy cheddar’ Daiya as the final ingredient before being baked, again.
Full of science and deliciously different ideas bursting from one as galaxies are formed, the idea is to ever inspire to fulfill your desire.
Happy Sunday Funday
A Ⓥegan Roux kicked off a badass base sauce for a few different, yet, similar ideas.
Earth Balance ‘butter’, Flour, Sea Salt, Pepper was slightly panfried before adding Garlic Powder, Almond Milk, a bit o’ water, a Veggie Bouillon cube (more of a rectangle), Carrot, Celery, Onion and (real) Garlic. After simmering for hours, a huge amount of Parsley was added:)
Bow Tie Noodles were cooked not to al dente to be finished in the Florentine Sauce with cubed (not squared) TOFU.
Sun Dried Tomato seasoning and a portion of the base sauce continued being split into another warming pot. The Pasta was added with Spinach and Daiya ‘cheese’.
A Craft Beer or three was enjoyed during this process:)
With ease, a simple and quick Salad was developed. After the Chickpeas are cooked of course, a matter of putting things together was only needed.
Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Garlic, Sea Salt, Peppe & Chipotle Powder mixed/stirred/shooken was created.
Tri-color Rotini was cooked and mixed with the Chickpeas, Green Pepper, Onion, Radish, White Onion and VEGAN Parmesan. Just a quick reason to post a few pictures:)
Simple and fairly quick, these Potatoes do not mess around. Heartier than your normal steak Fries, these are steakless Fries and Ⓥeganful Fries.
Quality Russet Potatoes were quartered into large wedges. Large enough wedges to basically be an entree dish.
The wedges were tossed in light Olive Oil, Sea Salt and Pepper, thrown on parchment paper (peels down) and roasted for around 20 minutes at 405.
The wedges were tonged back into the mixing bowl and lightly seasoned with Garlic Powder, a pouch of Daiya ‘cheese’ and a pouch of Daiya ‘bacon’ from the ghost of Ⓥegan past. The hot Potatoes were not as easy to toss as dreamt. Almond milk was added to ease that process to my liking.
These amazingly dressed Potatoes were roasted at 455 for additional 20 ish minutes. A craft Beer and a Hard Seltzer was had:)
Garnished with Scallions. Inspired by the amazing Sonoran Desert, I drew my niece a Bday card:)
Happy December! 2020 is almost in the history blogs…
A Vegan Piccata was prepared yesterday. An Illinois (only) Craft Beer advent calendar begun yesterday, as well:)
Cauliflower was utilized to help this different Piccata concept come together. Cut into ‘steaks’, and coated with light Avocado Oil, these hearty slabs were roasted generously.
In a saucepan, the sauce was started with Garlic, Veggie Broth, Sea Salt, Pepper, Cayenne, Earth Balance ‘butter’, Tomatoes, Capers and Spinach – added accordingly:)
Rice with added Earth Balance ‘butter’ was also prepared. Brought together as if the plate was posing for a picture, this dish was fun (with a goofy IPA from Woodstock, IL) and extremely delicious!
Veggie Broth, Beans, Peppers, Corn, Tomatoes, Sea Salt, Garlic, Pepper, Cayenne, Rice, Rigatoni and Daiya were stewed together to create a simple, yet, textured and flavorful warming comfort Ⓥegan chili dish:)