Blushing Ⓥ Linguine

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Back Burner Ragu Marinara ingredients:

  • Celery, finely diced
  • Carrot, finely diced
  • Onion, finely diced
  • Garlic, diced
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Veggie Broth
  • Tomato Paste
  • Chopped Tomatoes, canned or fresh (deseeded)
  • Sugar/SeaSalt/Pepper/Cayenne/GarlicP/OnionP

  

Steps:

  • Cook Garlic, Celery, Onion & Carrot before adding everything else.
  • Simmer for hours, stirring.
  • I used Brown Sugar this time and I put a splash of Liquid Smoke

   

 Blush Sauce ingredients:

  • Cashew ‘Milk’, mmmmm
  • SeaSalt/Pepper/GarlicP/OnionP/Cayenne/Turmeric
  • Nutritional Yeast/Sugar
  • Back Burner Ragu Marinara

Boil & simmer for 30-45 minutes.

  
Blushing Ⓥ Linguine ingredients:

  • Blush Sauce, hot & ready
  • Linguine, undercooked
  • Green Pepper, julienne sliced
  • Mushroom, sliced
  • Onion, diced
  • Parsley
  • Basil, sliced
  • Daiya, slices mmmm

    

  
Science:

  • Sauté Veggies and add Blush Sauce.
  • Undercook Linguine and drain to be completed in Blush sauce.
  • Plate Blushing Noodles and top with Blushing Veggies and Daiya slices.
  • Broil for two minutes and finish with herbs.

Ⓥegan ZZA


My favorite days are when I have time to create awesome food and have an outstanding ride on one of the bicycles. Today, being Monday “Fonday”, I made pizza, took a nap and attempted a ride. I only made it 7 km.


And I think it was because I read the temperature at 26-27 degrees Celsius and the wind blowing at 8 km/h and it was hot as shit and windy as shit. I need to stop checking the weather before I go and ride. Maybe just the radar. Or maybe I need to man up. Whatever the case being, I was not feeling a bigger ride today.


But, I made PIZZA. I am a pizza addict surviving life. The last time that I had pizza was June 22, 2015. That was before my Veganism lifestyle. Before my Veganism, I had the first of the month being my pizza day. And now, my pizza day is annually August 10, being Vegan Pizza Day.


I chose to make BBⓋ Tempeh, Roasted Ⓥeggie, Ⓥicago-Style Hot Dawg, Ⓥaco, MexiⓋano and Ⓥediterranean.

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I just enjoyed a Arcadia Ales’ Sky High Rye and checked it in on Untappd for the 91st time, being the most in Untappdiverse. Not sure if I’m proud of that or not. It’s a delicious beer, though. I am currently listening to 3eb. Third Eye Blind might be my favorite feel-good band. And now I’m enjoying a Schlitz. I wish that I could find 16oz cans of Schlitz. I’ve only seen them at The Castle Theater in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.


Pizza Dough ingredients:

  • Flour
  • Dry Active Yeast
  • Veggie Broth, warmed for yeast
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • SeaSalt/Sugar/GarlicP/OnionP
  • Rosemary, which I was out so I used Oregano, slightly crushed
  • Fennel Seed, slightly Crushed
  • Oil

Let rise and impatiently use, like I always do.

Pizza Sauce ingredients:

  • Crushed Tomatoes
  • Sugar
  • SeaSalt/Pepper/GarlicP/OnionP
  • Vegetable Broth

BBⓋ Tempeh Pizza ingredients:

  • BBQ sauce, vegan and I found this Whiskey Kicker, that was delicious
  • Tempeh, sliced smally, but not too tiny just to chicken slice size ewww chicken
  • Pizza Dough
  • Pizza Sauce, with a splash of BBQ sauce
  • Daiya, white and yellow mmmmm
  • Red Onion, julienne sliced
  • Cilantro, chopped for garnish which I forgot

Toss Tempeh and BBQ sauce lightly keeping that Tempeh whole slices. Sauce the pizza with a little BBQ and Pizza Sauce, put some Daiya (it’s expensive, go easy) Red Onion and Tempeh. Garnish with Cilantro and ENJOY. It’s so good.

Roasted Ⓥeggie Pizza ingredients:

  • Pizza Dough
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Daiya, whiteness greatness
  • Potatoes, red
  • Turnip, peeled if wax coated(LAME if waxed)
  • Corn, I used canned corn
  • Onion, reddish purple
  • Peppers, yellow, green, orange and red(my red pepper had fuzzy mold growing on it)

How’s it Gonna Be

I found a truly hilarious movie on Netflix last year called Awful Nice. I repeatedly watched it and watched it again last night. Also, this annual Pizza Day is stretching into three days…. Oh, well. I’ve also been blogging these words for the same three days. Here’s a sum of the movie I think is unbelievably funny.

Awful Nice Preview

And now that I’ve mentioned Netflix, I’ll have to mention a few others. As of the 15th of 2015 August these are on Netflix. From 1991, Ed O’neill and Ethan Embry deliver this now 24 year old classic. JUST WATCH IT.

Dutch Preview

Another is The History of Future Folk. A feel-good movie that is very well put together. Future Folk Preview

And lastly, I just watched this last night (8.14.15) as it was just put on Netflix this week. I first was introduced to this comedian years ago when you was on The Daily Show talking about myspace. He has had his own show with his own style of comedy on Comedy Central that I found hilarious.

Demetri Martin: Live (At the Time)


Ⓥediterranean Pizza ingredients:

  • Tofu, firm
  • Spinach, present
  • Onion, white and julienned
  • Tomato, roma julienne sliced
  • Artichoke Hearts, canned whole sliced
  • Kalamata Olives, cut long ways
  • Daiya, white and yellow
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Pizza Dough
  • Sriracha, cock sauce
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • SeaSalt/GarlicP/OnionP/DillWeed

Backflips:

  • First, infuse your Tofu with SeaSalt/GarlicP/OnionP/DillWeed, Balsamic Vinegar & Sriracha. Get your dough stretched and put on pan. I sometimes like to fold the dough over to make a thicker crust.
  • I topped Pizza Sauce, Spinach, Daiya, Tomato, Onion, Olives, Artichokes & Daiya. I could’ve baked for 5 minutes longer, but I was impatiently hungry.

Perfect Situation


Monday night, I made two pizzas somewhat tipsy. Hence, the picture quality. They were made well, just not perfectly. The two styles of Pizza were the Ⓥicago-Style Dawg Pizza and The MexiⓋano-Style Pizza.


Ⓥicago-Style DawgZza ingredients:

  • Pizza Dough
  • Pizza Sauce
  • LightLife Smart Dogs, sliced and grilled
  • Sauerkraut, drained
  • Onion, red and julienned
  • Tomato, roma and julienned
  • Cucumber, diced
  • Daiya, mozz-style
  • Scallions or Mustard, for garnish

Hurdles:

  • Get everything chopped/sliced/grilled and ready. Dough is ready with some sauce, just add toppings and Daiya and garnish how you’d like. This one is a treat.
  • Only Hunter Pence uses ketchup on DAWGS, dog. GO CUBBIES. That sweep against the SFGiants was HUGE.


Schlage


Ⓥexicano Pizza ingredients:

  • Pizza Dough
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Tempeh, chicken-like sliced
  • Daiya, orange and white
  • Black Beans, rinsed and dried
  • Corn Kernels, rinsed and dried
  • Cilantro, chopped for garnish
  • Scallions, sliced for garnish
  • Cayenne/Pepper/Sriracha/ChiliP/GarlicP/OnionP
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Triathlon:

  • Mix Cayenne/Pepper/Sriracha/ChiliP/GarlicP/OnionP with Tempeh softly leaving Tempeh intact.
  • Top Pizza Dough with Sauce, Daiya and toppings.
  • Bake and Garnish with Scallions and Cilantro. Apologies for the picture quality.

Jon from Vegan Zombie


AvocadoNaise ingredients:

  • Acocado, peeled and chopped
  • Vegenaise, mmmmmmmm
  • Cilantro, finely chopped
  • Scallion, sliced
  • Lemon, juice

Mix while not trying to consume all on the spot.


 Ⓥaco Pizza ingredients:

  • Tempeh, crumbled
  • Tofu, crumbled and infused (see Ⓥediterranean (above))
  • Sriracha/BalsamicVinegar/Cayenne/Turmeric/GetchaSum!/Cumin
  • Black Beans, rinsed and dried
  • Corn Kernels, rinsed and dried
  • Daiya, orange-mmmmmmmm
  • Daiya, white-mmmmmmmm
  • Pizza Dough
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Iceberg Lettuce, chopped finely
  • Onion, red-julienned
  • Tomato, roma-julienned
  • Olives, black-halved
  • AvocadoNaise, tasty!


Wheelies:

  • Preparations before hand is easier. Like always…
  • Mix already infused Tofu with the crumbled Tempeh and infuse that with eventually infused Sriracha/BalsamicVinegar/Cayenne/Turmeric/GetchaSum!/Cumin, BUT do not get confused
  • I went Pizza Dough, Pizza Sauce, Beans, Corn, Tempeh/Tofu, orange Daiya and then baked.
  • I cut the pizza when finished baking.
  • I topped the already topped finished pizza with Lettuce, more Beans and Corn, the white Daiya, AvocadoNaise (plopped in center), Tomato and Onion nicely around the AvocadoNaise, and to top it completely off, Black Olives around the perimeter of the AvocadoNaise or beginning of Mount AvocadoNaise.


They might be considered foothills, but I’m not too sure. Eat and enjoy with a stack of napkins or hand/face wash station nearby. Better yet, it wouldn’t hurt to have an eye wash station close by either. Depending on amount and time of Ⓥaco Pizza, it can get super messy. Clean up and #RideOn!