Arizona Bound

Happy Spring! Exciting news awaits as it is in the mid 60s here, today, in Northern Illinois.

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A little over one week ago, I was hired for a retail position in Peoria, AZ. And within a week, I’ve hired a moving service, signed a lease, gotten a raise and gave a two-week notice. I will not dive into details about my job, but rest assured, I’m in great hands.

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A one-way flight and a little packing is all that is left. The excitement is immense and the number of adventures to come are endless being less than 300 km from California or Mexico, just over 500 km from Las Vegas, less than 1,000 km from the Rocky Mountains and roughly 350 km from The Grand Canyon.

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#NeverStopExploring

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Being a sunshine addict, Arizona is perfect for myself to strive and thrive all year round. Strategically, my residence and workplace are at the center of a trail intersection.

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Elote en Ⓥaso (Mexican-style Street Corn) GONE Vegan was simplistic. Corn Kernels seasoned with Hot Sauce, Sea Salt, Pepper and Garlic Powder were stirred in Ⓥ ‘cream’ and heated generously. A few pieces of Daiya were tossed in with Ⓥ Crumbles. Cilantro and Scallions were mixed in at the very end. After spooning corn in a glass, Ⓥ ‘sour cream’ topped the tasty corn with Chipotle Powder sprinkled on top. Lime and Radish garnished this Corn fiesta.

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CHEERS.

2018

Ups, downs, twists and turns were my 2018 on Earth. Strongly addicted to the sun, 2019’s goal is to exploit this addiction. Winter in the midwest is ever dreary – depleting my mojo, yo. If you experience the harsh winter, hang in there. Be positive:)

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Please, take more quality photos, ride more bikes, enjoy good local brews and cook your own food:) Don’t forget to get plenty of sunlight. It’s the only reason that we’re alive.

Daiya Hasselback

Happy Sunday, y’all.

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A Russet Potato was sliced Hasselback-style and roasted. The roasted Potato was stuffed with chopped Daiya slices to be further roasted. A Daiya Sauce was constructed on top of the oven in a saucepan.

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Coconut Milk (dairy-free) Creamer was simmered and seasoned with Garlic Powder, Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, Sea Salt and Pepper. After heating, chopped Broccoli Florets and five slices of Daiya were stirred into the Vegan Cream. The heat was increased, allowing the dairy-free greatness to expand while stirring frequently.

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The Sauce stood for a few minutes before engulfing the plated daiya infused Hasselback-style Potato. Vegan Bacon was a tasty garnish for this amazing Potato.

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CHEERS

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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