Another comfort food idea spun with a Ⓥegan twist. This Reuben concept was slightly messy with amazing taste. Served to my mother with salad and simple Potato medallions. The Russian Circles Dressing complimented everything. Mother approved.
The Russian Circles Dressing was a mixture of Vegenaise, Chipotle/Garlic/Onion Powder, Salt/Pepper/Sugar, Soybean Paste, Horseradish and Soy Sauce.
The Reubens were constructed using Rye Bread, Earth Balance ‘butter’, Daiya ‘cheese’, Field Roast slices (Lentil & Sage), Sauerkraut and, of course, the Russian Circles Dressing.
The Bread was halved in attempts to be more presentable, but ya live and learn:)
Lathered with Earth Balance on one side and the Russian Circles Dressing on the other, these loaded sandwich halves were panfried and covered – trying to achieve daiya meltiness.
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:)