Ⓥ Crumbly Corny Cornbread w/ Seitan Quesadilla

Perfection is an impossible feat. Striving for perfection is a common routine.

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Kitchen frustrations are a paradigm with frustrations in life. Optimism and adaptation skills ease frustrations.

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Ⓥegan Cornbread was attempted for the first time. Just Egg was utilized, but corn starch should have been included, hence, the funny title of this blogging.

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The Seitan was generously Chipotle seasoned.

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I got me some of that there ridiculous fix of some that there Ⓥegan Southern-style food.

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It exists when you create it.

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CHEERS.

LBⓋ 31 – Ⓥ Street Tacos

Low Budget Veganism

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  • Corn Tortillas (15) @ $1.77 = $0.12 per serving
  • Hummus (10) @ $2.73 = $0.27 per serving
  • Romaine Lettuce (5) @ $1.80 = $0.36 per serving
  • Radish (6) @ $1.55 = $0.26 per serving
  • Cucumber (5) @ $0.88 = $0.18 per serving
  • Roasted Corn (4) @ $0.85 = $0.21 per serving

$1.40 per serving

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No meat look-alikes. No dairy look-alikes. These simple Tacos are packed with amazingly normal Veggies.

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(Sea Salt/Pepper/Paprika was utilized)

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CHEERS.

Ⓥ Lasagna

A Lasagna with mass character and vast flavorfulness is here:)

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Marinara was combined with Salsa, Parsley, Lentils, Ⓥ Crumbles and Rice to be simmered (covered for 20-25 minutes prior to construction of the Lasagna fabrication.

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Sauce layered the bottom of my cooking dish with delicious Roasted Corn before the (oven-ready) Lasagna Noodles laid the foundation of greatness.

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The layers continue…

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Sauce, Roasted Corn, Jalapeño, Daiya, and Noodles – repeat.

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As personal layers of climates in the last few years – midwest winters, Sonoran Desert summers, midwestern frozen winters, optimism is had and ongoing. Stay healthy:)

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CHEERS.

Roasted Eggplant Pilaf

Chipotle and Balsamic Vinegar (with Olive Oil, Sea Salt & Pepper and Garlic) came together, infusingly, to be tossed with chopped Eggplant:)

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Roasted somewhat toasted, this Eggplant looked and smelt Amazing. A simple Pasta Sauce was simmered with Ⓥ Crumbles, Chickpeas and Mushrooms.

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Pre-cooked Brown Rice was added with chopped Parsley and the Roasted Eggplant.

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CHEERS.

Lentili Mac Stuffed Peppers

Time exponentially speeds up and my patience exponentially dwindles. Chili is the best cold weather comfort food. Canned beans are for amateurs or a quick fix for those desperate addicts:)

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My brain has somewhat evolved into the laziest (at the moment) chili concept – being stuck in a paradox between laziness and quality.

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Chili with Lentils = L E N T I L I

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Also, with the disapproval of canned beans, seasonings (in my mindfulness) are discouraged.

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Natural flavors of hot Peppers and Veggies are my key to something great.

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Lentili combined with Almond Milk, Daiya and Mac noodles were the filling to some Green Peppers.

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CHEERS.

Taco Pizza Salad

Life isn’t what it once was, but for hopefully all of us, still thriving through this global pandemic.

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(Vegetarian) Refried Beans were warmed with Veggie Broth, Crumbles, Pepper, Garlic Powder and Paprika.

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Small Pizza Crusts were then topped with the Bean Sauce, Jalapeño and Daiya:)

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A Taco Salad Shell was warmed and stuffed with a mixture of Arugula, Spinach, Iceberg Lettuce and Corn.

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To further Tacofy (?) this Salad…. Avocado, Tomato, Onion and Olives were added.

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The Pizza was the angel to the christmas tree…..

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STAY SAFE. MASK UP.

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CHEERS.

Ⓥ Picklewurst

My attempts over the last few years has been to ride ‘bulletproof’ bikes. I want to ride not repair on a RIDE. Pickle Juice and Pepper simmering. Pickles, Onion, Radish are sliced and mixed with Pickle Juice and pepper in a mixing bowl. Vegan Sausages are thrown into the simmering Juice with a Splash! They are heated and then grilled. As are the Whole Wheat Buns. Need I say more.

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CHEERS.

Linguine Ⓥ Carbonara

Happy Thursday. I hope the world is well enough alone. Optimism is key for happiness and to boost yours and others immune systems.

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Good food helps. Good comfort food is what I prescribe to multitask a few needs.

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In a saucepan, Ⓥ ‘cream’, JustEGG, SeaSalt, Pepper, GarlicPowder and Paprika were brought to a strong simmer.

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Ⓥ ‘parm cheese’, Mushroom, Smart Bacon and Parsley were mixed in. Linguine (precooked and seasoned) was mixed in to bring an easy comfort food, Ⓥegan-style, to my face and hopefully yours.

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CHEERS.

Taco Doomsday

As of 2020, the world’s doomsday clock has been set to a short 100 seconds. That was before this damn virus invaded our lives. Hopefully, immune systems and summer climates destroy this Corona without a Lemon or a Lime.

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Tofu was baked on a griddle before being tossed with light Olive Oil and Hot Sauce.

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I picked up a unique Hot Sauce while visiting Northern Arizona in a “haunted” old mining town, Jerome, AZ. This Hot Sauce is extremely Southwestern with ingredients being; Habanero, Smoked Habanero, Carrot Puree, Piquine Peppers, Smokey Pepper Vinegar, Tequila, Lime Juice, Onion & Spices.

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Flour Tortillas were baked while Iceberg & Romaine Lettuce was mixed with sliced Spinach, Hummus and Pico de Gallo (Tomato, Cilantro, Lime Juice, Onion & Jalapeño).

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Hand washing has always been a very consistent thing in my life as it should be in yours.

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CHEERS.

Daiya Pizza Taquito

Happy Friday!

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Normally, I only have room for one vice. This past Tuesday and Wednesday, I made room for one more. Las Vegas was experienced for the first time during an intentional overnight layover.

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When in Vegas, one has to gamble. I’m happy to say that I came out with $250 and a great experience.

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Avocado was sliced thinly and placed on top of Pico de Galo on top of a frozen Daiya Cheese Pizza and then baked heavily.

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Veggie Refried Black Beans, Soyrizzo, Tomato Sauce, Corn, Garlic Powder, Spice and Sea Salt were simmered.

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Yellow Potatoes were chopped and tossed in Sunflower Oil before being roasted at high heat.

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Flour Tortillas were lathered with the Refried Bean concoction and a few small slices of Daiya before being slightly warmed.

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The Daiya Pizza was cut into one square and sliced into Taquito fillers. The Daiya Pizza strips and Cilantro were rolled up into a Taquito and then baked.

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Potatoes were seasoned with Chipotle, Garlic Powder and Sea Salt to be mixed with Radish and Guacamole.

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I don’t condone gambling, but when in Vegas, enjoy a few Beers and play a few hands of Blackjack. And perfection in one person does not exist no matter where you are:)

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CHEERS.