Ⓥ Scrambled Tofu

After being mostly disgusted by my trials with Vegan Egg by Follow Your Heart a couple of years ago, this concept is not intended to taste or look like eggs. Although, the Tofu turned out looking like eggs, the taste was nowhere near an egg taste. That is a VICTORY.

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Vegan Egg Review

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In a non-stick skillet, Celery, Onion, Smart Bacon, Tofu, Sea Salt, Pepper, Balsamic & White Wine Vinegar, Wasabi Powder, Garlic Powder, (Gourmet) Tomatoes, Spinach, DAIYA, Ⓥ ‘parmesan cheese’ and Dill Weed were cooked-up strategically. A wrap seemed most fitting for this VEGAN victorious monument.

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Enjoy a good Beer. Enjoy a small Bike ride. Create your own Masterpiece and consume dangerously like the Plant murderers we are.

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CHEERS.

 

Three Floyds Brewing Company

Here in the psychotic midwest, mother (F*#ker) nature gave us 2 ½ days of spring. Bikes and Beers must be had before Old Man Winter slaps anyone in the face with a 23° F wind chill on a bicycle (like today).

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Illinois weather does really suck sometimes, but if you’re up by the suburbs of Chicago, safe trail Cycling is vastly open to where your mind and body can take you.

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On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, the trunk bag was minimally packed on the Trek Darth Vader to trek to Three Floyds and back. And by back, I mean to my parents where they’ll bring my bicycle and I the remaining distance.

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Trails taken (that made up of 97% of the entire trip):

  • Kishwaukee – Kiwanis Trail
  • DeKalb Nature Trail
  • DeKalb – Sycamore Trail
  • Great Western Trail
  • Randall Road Bike Trail
  • Silver Glen Trail
  • River Bend Trail
  • Fox River Trail
  • Stearns Road Trail
  • Illinois Prairie Path Elgin Branch
  • Illinois Prairie Path Aurora Branch
  • DuPage County Regional Trail
  • Dupage River Walk
  • West Branch DuPage River Trail
  • Southern DuPage Regional Trail
  • Greene Trail
  • Veterans Trail
  • Centennial Trail
  • Old Plank Road Trail
  • Thorn Creek Red Paved Trail
  • Pennsy Greenway
  • Munster, IN – Pennsy, Thorn Creek, Old Plank Road were taken back
  • I & M Canal Trail (61 miles)

The 365.53 km (227.13 miles) in three days were Beautiful and exhausting. Here are my Relive links:

Day One

Day Two

Day Three

I have not experienced a bad 3Fs brew. And I don’t think that I ever will. The stay at a new hotel almost next door to 3Fs was modern and wonderful. Please, check out Munster, Indiana and Three Floyds Brewing Company.

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Adventure is my exercise.

CHEERS

Winter Cycling

Cold weather and air is adaptable. Getting sick cannot be fun. Constant boosting of my immune system is key to my survival through the Winter commutes. Often, the choice of bike depicts exactly how fast you will get to point B or point C. Weather forecasters and I all suck at predicting the weather. Here in Illinois, the weather forecasts change hourly.

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As long as the Winter cyclist is dressed appropriately, the cold shouldn’t truly effect a cyclists well-being. Of course, it is not good for anyone to be out in negative degree Fahrenheit temperatures for longer than 60 minutes.

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Layers are more important than bicycle choice. Correct footwear, headwear and handwear are most crucial to comfort.

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My commutes range from 6-8 miles to and from 6-8 fro. The time ranges from 20-45 minutes each way. In-between my rides, the work hours range from 7-13 hours. Lights are essentially a must. At the moment, two front (both 700 lumens) and one rear attempt to keep me seen. I have just upgraded to a brighter rear light as I’ve been riding more road lately on my cross bike. The All-Weather hard-case tires are amazing in sloppy conditions. My FatBike, the Arrogant Bastard, is so heavy and slow and hard to commute with unless an utter snow massacre has just happened.

#RideOn

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#BeSafe

Oriental Cash(tof)ew

Happy Tuesday, readers and picture viewers. I hope your socks are as warm and comfortable as mine, if not more. To me, nothing is more rewarding than working hard all day only to get home to prepare a wonderfully delicious Vegan meal. Play with your food.

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Oriental Cash(tof)ew was created winding down from a busy and productive workday with a couple of Good Beers and Fun with Food.

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Tofu was marinated in Vegan Garlic Sauce, grilled, marinated in Vegan Garlic Sauce some more and than diced. Raw Cashews were pan-fried in super light oil before adding the diced Twice marinated Tofu. In this stir-fry, ingredients on hand were utilized. Seasonings instead of fresh ingredients were used.

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Frozen Veggies were in the mix. As well as Garlic, Onion, Ginger & Poblano Powders, Balsamic & Rice Vinegars, Sesame Seed Oil, Sea Salt and Pepper. Rice Noodles & Soy Sauce were the final additions to this amazing mixture of ingredients.

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Cheers.