Tostada Calzoni

A Bean Sauce was monumentally constructed infusing Chipotle Peppers with Refried Beans, Almond Milk, Tofurky™ Chorizo, Roasted Corn and Pico de Gallo with careful effort before evolving ever so slightly into a separate Bean Dip. Sliced Cheican (Gardein™ Scappolini), Black Beans, Onion, Avocado and Scallions were added for the Dip.

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Pizza Dough was slapped with Bean Sauce on half before being topped generously with Daiya, Spinach, Onion, Tomato, Avocado, Olive and Cheican Strips. The unused dough was folded onto sealing these Taco ingredients ever so tight. Baked to a slight color the Calzoni was topped and baked with more Daiya on top. The Calzoni was sliced and served with the Bean Dip.

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CHEERS

Ⓥegan Reuben Pi

Vegenaise, Horseradish, Smoked Poblano Powder, Lemon Juice, diced Dill Pickle, Ⓥ Parm, diced Carrot, Pepper and Garlic Powder were combined and mixed together, Veganly.

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A small lightly oiled pan was stuffed with dough before being layed with wonderful ingredients. Ⓥ Smart ‘bacon’, Garbanzo Beans, the Dressing previously stated above, Daiya, diced Onion, Sauerkraut, Ⓥ Parm and light Basil topped this Pi so high. When you look up in the sky and the Moon hits your eye like a big Pizza Pi, that’s Ⓥ Reuben Pi.

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Thrice Roasted Chelada Papas

Riding to work early to beat the rain

Raindrops fall, instantly rushing adrenaline into my vein

Flip my backwards cycling cap about, tall,

Ensuring water-free sight

Cadencing my pedals with all my might,

Three tanish/brown blurs past the river to the right,

Galloply pass me to seek the bleak sheltering trees,

Three deer seemigly sprinting in fear.

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Go explore, feel, see places. Traveling too fast misses true beauty, nature-the purist. These instances happen and help visualize why. Drink a (good) Beer. Enjoy something different. Take a Pic. Make your own Food.

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Cheers.

 

Plant Protein Super Cluster Tacoisms

A quick comparision between Flour Tortillas and Corn Tortillas. The comparision was between Mission (™) Flour Tortillas (20 in package) @ $2.99 = $0.15 per serving & El Milagro (™) Corn Tortillas (36 in package) @ $1.39 = $0.04 per serving.

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Flour Tortilla = 110 calories, 3 g protein, 2.5 g fat, 18 g carbs

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Corn Tortilla = 50 calories, 1 g protein, 0 g fat, 12 g carb

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Ride a Bike. Drink a Beer. Make your own Food. Take Pics.

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Cheers.

 

RideOn

This story starts out going for a bicycle ride to the most Vegan friendly grocery store, which happens to be the furthest, to grab ingredients and good Beer being craved.

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Dissecting road and trail angles, bends and hills with wind in the face and blood rushed variables, through town and through the brain, the mind opens and ponders craved ingredients into a recipe concept.

After purchases are made, the mind Rides developing certain techniques of how these ingredients can come together.

A stop is made in a beautiful park. A Beer is enjoyed. A few pictures are captured. The miniature journey continues and evolves into a day of Bike Riding, Creating and (somewhat responsible:) Consumption.

Workdays interrupt these days from happening consecutively, but not by much.

Be Free.

RideOn.

Cheers.

Ⓥ Cacciatore

There are many benefits in riding a bicycle to work, for fun, errands or any reason. An ingredient, gardein  (™) Scallopini, has me dabbling glimpses of old cooking memories. Also, inspiring to recreate, yet enhance, to better fulfill my personal Vegan palate.

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The connections the brain makes can seem infinite. Sometimes the brain can produce an adrenaline rush consequentially connecting and simultaneously creating an adaptation so amazing, sparks fly mentally like a minor Big Bang. Riding bicycles helps:)

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Sautéed in Earth Balance (™) ‘Butter’ were Onion, Celery, Carrots, Bell Peppers and Garlic. Seasoned with Sea Salt, Cracked Pepper and Crushed Red Pepper, this copper skillet literally transformed into a senses enhancing apparatus. Balsamic Vinegar, Red Wine and Veggie Broth flooded the veggies with Cherry Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, grilled Ⓥ Scallopini, Cayenne, (ready) Garbanzo Beans, Mushrooms and Brown Sugar.

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After allowing to cook down, Go Veggie (™) ‘Parmesan Cheese’ and Instant Mashed Potatoes were mixed in to thicken. The pieces of Scallopini were pulled up and covered with Veggies and Sauce before piling Daiya on top. The skillet was thrown into the oven for a few minutes before being broiled to slightly char the Daiya. Scallions garnished this skillet.

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The Ⓥ Cacciatore was served with Pasta. Organic Whole Wheat spaghetti was utilized and tossed with Sea Salt, Pepper, chopped Tomatoes and freshly boiled Wild Rice. Parsley to garnish the combination of all of these wonderful ingredients.

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Cheers.

Ⓥ Piccata

Gardein (™) Scallopini was utilized as the “chicken” in this concept. Many of years ago, I made the real Chicken Piccata for hungry carnivores in the restaurant realm. Recipes are guidelines. Normal is boring. No animals were harmed in this Ⓥegan Piccata.

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A Garlic Sauce was simmered from mixing Almond ‘Milk’, Earth Balance (™) ‘Butter’, Go Veggie (™) ‘Parmesan Cheese’, Pepper, Cayenne, Garlic Powder and Parsley. Linguine and Scallions were added to the Garlic Sauce and tossed.

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The ‘Chicken’ Scallopini was prepared as the the package stated and set aside while the Piccata was created.

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Earth Balance (™) ‘Butter’ and sliced onions were sautéed before adding Ⓥ So Delicious (™) ‘Cream’, Chardonnay Wine, Cayenne, Cherry Tomatoes, Capers, Parsley, Sea Salt, Pepper, Mushrooms, Go Veggie  (™) ‘Parmesan Cheese’, the Scallopini and eventually Lemon Juice.

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Garnished with Parsley and sliced Spinach, this plate was created with ever flavorful Linguine, meatless ‘Chicken’, and amazingly plant based creamy Piccata Sauce.

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Multiple (good) Beers were (responsibly) enjoyed and (good) Tunes were (irresponsibly) heard.

CHEERS.