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My excuses for cooking my life away is to obtain my most correct lifestyle and distrust of the area involving my lifestyle. My lifestyle is easy. iRide iEat iDrink

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I do shuffle and repeat that playlist. I will say a positive mindset and attitude about every freaking thing is key to inner happiness. And always having good days, makes life irresistibly better, for me. Maybe I have my head up my own ass, but maybe I’m doing it right.

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You can spin everything to be a good thing. TRY IT.

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I made a simple Taco Salad. It was so simple that a picture reveals its ingredients.

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I’m just a lazy blogga wannabe. 🙂 Happy Thursday!

Sicilian-style Pasta Salad

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Sicilian-style Dressing ingredients:

  • Olive Oil, extra virgin
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Sriracha, cock sauce
  • SeaSalt/Pepper/CRP/Oregano/Garlic, fresh halved

Boom. Let age for days, if possible.

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Sicilian-style Pasta Salad ingredients:

  • Pasta, el dente and non-rinsed
  • Sicilian-style Dressing
  • Broccoli, chopped small and slightly blanched
  • Basil, freshly sliced
  • Olives (green and black), pitted and halved
  • Shallot, julienne sliced
  • Celery, sliced
  • Garbanzo Beans, cooked and cooled
  • Black Eyed Peas, cooked and cooled
  • Tofu, extra firmly crumbled

I hurried the cooling el dente pasta mixed well with stirred Sicilian-style Dressing and combined everything else.

Enjoy immediately or let sit for days.

I also brainstormed a Tofu marination idea showcasing the Tofu over the Sicilian-style Pasta Salad over a bed of Italian-style rice. I was not sober during this ordeal and I do need to remaster that idea.

I do know it was delicious!

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BBQ Sriracha Tempeh Burrito

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BBQ Sriracha Tempeh ingredients:

  • Tempeh, diced and roasted
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Sriracha

Roast diced Tempeh and then toss in BBQ & Sriracha and roast some more.

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Black Eyed Rice ingredients:

  • Black Eyed Peas, cooked
  • Brown Rice, cooked
  • Seasonings: Salt/Pepper/CRP/GarP
  • Earth Balance ‘butter’
  • Basil, freshly chopped

Cook Rice in seasoned water, add Peas and Earth Balance. Let stand, yo.

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Lettuce:

  • Romaine Lettuce, chopped finely
  • Shallot, julienne sliced

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BBQ Sriracha Tempeh Burrito ingredients:

  • BBQ Sriracha Tempeh
  • Black Eyed Rice
  • Lettuce w/ Shallots
  • Tortillas, warmed
  • Sides(I made BBQ Sriracha Yams and Sicilian-style Pasta Salad)

I made a massive burrito, using four Tortilla. I wrapped the Burrito in aluminum foil to obtain strength.

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Bulls on Parade

I went to Dixon, IL, yesterday, for a gravel (bicycle) ride which was more of multi-surface ride with a mixture of various levels of gravel and road. It was a great ride, just a shitty day. The wind was windy and cold. The sun was hidden and also cold. I rode 118.7 km (73.76 miles) which did complete Strava’s May Gran Fondo challenge.

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I’ve blogged in the past about my difficulties with an athletic watch manufacturer and decided to go the Forerunner route, paying extra money for a Garmin Forerunner 235. It’s pretty sweet. I can track my rides as it is a Garmin. I can track runs, if I ever did run. I do not run. This watch monitors my heart rate and also my sleep.

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Last June, I attempted to track exactly what I did that entire month and put it into a blog that no one read.

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June 2015 Time Science

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It is and was extremely hard to monitor sleep manually. Next month will be a different story. Technology is our friend, but it is up to us how close of a friend it will be. But, first June has to get here. And June has to conclude to document an entire month of data and lifestyle.

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Yesterday, on this gravel ride, I rode new roads, I drank a couple of new beers, met new people with some of the same passions and I RODE WITH A BULL. I also ate out at a deli, deliciously, confidently Ⓥeganly. The day sums up this way. You take an excellent cut of Bike Ride layered generously, Vegetable genocide of all sorts, being outside in nature with animals and life, garnished with an array of Good Beers adding character and flavor – STUFFED between two pieces of Good Bread. Consumption of a sandwich of this magnitude is VEGGHEAD BEERCYCLIST. And this is the good life.

Happy Sunday!

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(No animals were harmed:)