BBQ Beefless

Beyond Meat crumbles were panfried in light Olive Oil. Seasonings (Chipotle Powder, Garlic, Powder, Pepper, SeaSalt) were added. Pico de Gallo and BBQ Sauce was added with Cilantro.


Some was added to a bun and the remaining was added to a Tortilla. Daiya complimented both. I was day drinking and both were delicious. I took a nap and rode a bike. Happy Monday!




Happy Friday! Too long has passed since my last homemade Seitan exploration, however, this time around was extremely enjoyable.

As some know, I’m a huge baseball // Chicago Cubs fan. And possibly in a previous post, some may have read about my voyage west soon. Ironically, the Arizona Diamondbacks are in Chicago, this weekend, playing the Cubs. This weekend also happens to be my last weekend, for me, in Illinois as I will partake in my first ever one-way flight to Phoenix, Arizona. Additionally ironic, my first weekend as an Arizonian is next weekend where the Chicago Cubs will be in Phoenix to play the Diamondbacks.

This Seitan batch included Vital Wheat Gluten, Fennel Seed, Sesame Seed, Sea Salt, White Pepper, Garlic, Tomato Sauce, Water and Cayenne. After mixing and kneading, the loaf was wrapped in a dairy-free Cheese Cloth. In a pot, Veggie Broth, Bay Leaves, cracked Pepper, Sea Salt and Garlic Powder we’re combined. The Seitan loaf roasted in this mixture, turning and flipping halfway through.

The Seitan was sliced thickly and panfried on both sides for color//texture. Tomato Sauce, Liquid Smoke, BBQ Sauce, Chipotle Powder, Tarragon, Pepper and Brown Sugar were generously mixed and lathered all over the Seitan before being baked. Sliced, relathered and additionally baked, the Seitan concluded.

Happy Easter!

CHEERS – sent from my iPhone




The marinate was a mixture of Broth, Pineapple Juice, BBQ Sauce, Molasses, Wasabi Powder, Cilantro, Ginger, Garlic, SeaSalt/Pepper/Sugar, diced Cucumber, Sesame Seed, Sesame Oil, Poblano Pepper and Sesame Seed Oil to marinade TOFU, Pineapple & Onion slices.


With extra BBQ sauce added in the roasting of this Tofu, I easily ate the whole brick of Tofu. I made Lemon Dill Potatoes on the side. I day drunk a Lagunitas Born Again Yesterday.



Ⓥaladito = Ⓥegan (and extremely valid) Salad Burrito


Like any idea with food that I prepare, I try to utilize other ingredients before they are no longer usable. Mixing an abundance of ingredients together is my favorite way of preparing food concepts. I find it annoying and somewhat frustrating looking through different BBQ sauces and finding quite a few of them include anchovies. I might not always be 100% Vegan, but I will never budge from being 100% Vegetarian. Until death, will I be well above 100% Vegetarian. Famous Dave’s Devil’s Spit BBQ Sauce does not include any meat, fish or eggs/dairy. And it’s deliciously spicy.


Besides the BBQ Sweet Potato slices, the Ⓥaladito ingredients were; Avocado, Mustard, Vegenaise, roasted Garlic, Chipotle Powder, Pepper, Cayenne, Sugar, Cashews, Corn, Beans, Tomato, Cucumber, Onion, Olive, Celery, Lightlife Fakin’ Bacon, Romaine and Tortillas to fill. I lightly grilled the Ⓥaladito lightly for my own personal happiness. And I ate these for breakfast this morning:)


Happy Thursday.

Dill ‘Em All

An idea or concept, for me, usually means multiple attempts at trying something and with food, hopefully the attempts are edible. Which they were in this case. The key ingredients that I was toying with were Potatoes, Pineapple Juice and different types of BBQ sauces. Dill Weed is an amazing herb. Freshly chopped Dill Weed is the greatest thing ever. It basically defies physics and was probably responsible for the construction of the egyptian pyramids.

Sweet Baby Ray’s has a mustard BBQ sauce. The concept of flavors without even tasting has me excited, however, my taste buds are a bit disappointed. What can you do…Make your own.

In our vastly available variety of Craft Beer these days, I’ve been growing bored and almost impatient. It’s been a progressive trend for many months now. I could make my own….:)


I put a few ingredients together and decided to turn them into a salad. And later on, a burrito.


Dill ‘Em All : Potatoes, Carrot, Pineapple, Shallot, Tomato, Tofu, roasted Garlic, Liquid Smoke, Mustard BBQ, DILL WEED, Pineapple Juice, Pepper, SeaSalt, OnionP, ChipotleLime, PoppySeed, Turmeric were infused on a stove top via pan-fry while they were later met with much cooooler Iceburg Lettuce and Daiya. And that is how the Salad was one. I mean…..And that is how the salad was won.


LBV 8/10 BBⓋ Eggplant

I am so impressed with this BBⓋ Eggplant concept that I will be redesigning it with a few upgrades at a later date. These two sandwiches were amazingly delicious. They were also cheap and easy like the hooker I’ve always dreamed of….   😐

In all seriousness…

Low Budget Ⓥegan 8/10 BBⓋ Eggplant ingredients:

  • Eggplant, grilled and chopped (8) @ $1.78 = &0.23 per serving
  • Brown Sugar (227) @ $1.50 = $0.01 per serving
  • Ketchup (47) @ $2.24 = $0.05 per serving
  • Salsa (22) @ $2.48 = $0.12 per serving
  • Seasonings: Salt/Pepper/GarlicP/OnionP = $0.05 per serving
  • Rye Bread, grilled (16) @ $2.89 = $0.19 per serving
  • Liquid Smoke (8) @$1.48 = $0.19 per serving

For the taste and cost, this is a no-brainer easy lunch or snack inside the Vegan lifestyle. It calculates to $0.84 per serving.

Cross Country Ski Trek:

  • I used an awesome pan that is non-stick. I heated that pan and threw the chopped Eggplant in and tossed ’em around a bit.
  • I seasoned with Salt/Pepper and then Liquid Smoke.
  • After obtaining a bit more color, I added the Salsa, Ketchup, Brown Sugar & Seasonings and reduced heat.
  • After a few minutes, turn off heat and letlive.
  • Put on bread and I now recommend cutting in half.


    CHEERS to the 50 followers I have as of today! Feel free for any input or suggestions or dares. It keeps me going (because I’m hungry), but to influence others with ideas and to have an audience is the best motivation. I wish people would survive off of their own cooked meals and I wish fast food would deplete and Cows Wouldn’t Fart So Much.

    They deserve to fart, just not be raised just for slaughter and farts. Murder is bad. Meat is Murder.