Eggless Tofurky Rolls

Incredible things may consequent from a responsible day drinking day. Open your mind. Open a Good Beer. Ride a Bike.

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Washing dishes is one of my least favorite things to do. A bagged coleslaw mix literally was my mixing bowl for this concept. The mixture included diced Green Peppers, Tomato, Onion, Coleslaw mix, French Dressing, Vegenaise, Sunflower Seeds and SeaSalt/Pepper.

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Lavash Bread is amazing and extremely versatile. Lavash Bread was lined peppered Tofurky slices, the Coleslaw mix and then rolled up to served cut in half with a Good Beer or three:)

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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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Ⓥ Elote

A cluster of letters compressed into various words immediately pressed ever so tightly to form images to be read through the universe of the human eye ampersand absorbed into aspirations of your own dreamt culinary adaptations. I press these words into developed photographs of Vegan Mexican-style street corn, Ⓥ Elote.

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While enjoying a delicious Craft Beer, Water was seasoned with SeaSalt/LemonPepper/ Oregano and the Corn was slightly cooked in that seasoned water. A skillet was heated with Canola Oil. Garlic was tossed in followed by Corn on the Cob to be tossed around generously. Patrón was added to the corny hot garlicy skillet and continuously tossed.

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In a mixing bowl, Tofurky ‘chorizo’, Vegenaise, Cilantro, BBQ Sauce, Chipotle Powder, Lemon & Lime Juice and Corn Meal were mixed together, happily.

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Corn Husks were saved and rewrapped the Corn on the Cob and placed back into the cast iron skillet and dressed with the Chipotle concoction to be roasted in the oven. After a few minutes of roasting, Daiya shreds were added and then the Elotes were Ⓥeganly broiled. Ⓥegan Elotes were devoured before even plating. They were damn delicious and held immense attitude.

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¡SALUD!