Daiya Grilled Portabella Ⓥeggie Sandwich

Awesomely Ⓥegan, this sandwich is ‘beefy’, ‘meaty’ and just damn delicious. Grilled Portabella strips, grilled Onion and a grilled Bun create a solid foundation for roasted Radish slices, roasted Daiya, raw Cucumber and Tomato slices.


German Beer Mustard Recipe


Homemade German Beer Mustard and Vegenaise were hidden, but essential building blocks to this masterpiece’s construction. Complimenting its texture and flavorful properties even more, is a giant pinch of Alfalfa Sprouts. Seasonings used: Sea Salt, Pepper, Cayenne, Garlic Powder and Dill Weed.




Daiya Ⓥajita

With ease, comfort and deliciousness, Ⓥajitas are ever customizable and fun. Cooked brown rice was tossed with Earth Balance ‘butter’, ‘parmesan cheese’, Paprika, Tomatoes and Black Beans.


A skillet was heated. Veggie Broth, Peppers, Onions, Gardein ‘chicken’, Corn, Garlic & Onion Powder were simmered before being tossed in Flour Tortillas.



Depth perception isn’t always our greatest friend. When assumption collides with confidence, someone is bound to fall on their ass.


Spending all week mastering riding road tires decently quickly on ice/snow, a tree branch brings ya down. And brings ya down hard, reminding you how old you truly are.


Recover, Forget, Persevere.


I needed to redeem my original Ⓥajita concept. HERE IS DAIYA ⓋAJITA.

Ⓥ Cleanwich Ⓥ

Ⓥegan sandwiches are my favorite. They are usually quick, easy and delicious. The bigger the sandwich, the better. The better the sandwich, the messier the sandwich. Let’s clean things up just a bit. And with the ingredients being so clean, how about a sandwich that doesn’t involve a few napkins.


A homemade Veggie Burger with a condiment//dressings sandwich within a sandwich.


A pre sandwich bicycle ride with a few Beers is a necessity. Open your throat and open your mind, responsibly and safely.


Thrice Baked Potatoes were prepared on the side. Simple and delicious.


A prior Rice concoction was utilized. I did not write down the ingredients. Along with the rice concoction, Carrots, Lightlife ‘sausage’ and ‘beef’, chopped Daiya and Instant Mashed potatoes were mended together and cooked in an oil-less copper skillet.


The condiment-wich was a mixture of Iceberg Lettuce, Vegenaise, Liquid Smoke, Garlic and chopped Spinach, Tomato, Onion & Avocado. Bigger Tortillas were warmed and stuffed with the mixed veggies and then folded shut. Gluten-free and Ⓥegan waffles were baked with Daiya and top. Dill Weed and Chipotle powder were lightly sprinkled on top before combining the waffles and condiments into sandwich form.


The Bun was spread (top and bottom insides) with Earth Balance Coconut Spread and Grilled face down. The Cleanwich was combined and cut in half to be plated with the Thrice Baked Potatoes and then destroyed, cleanly.



Happy Sunday!

Tofurky-Daiya Crescently Infused

Aldi Veggie Patties

My link above dives deeper into the quality of these Veggie Patties:)


Using prepared dough, I seasoned with Onion & Garlic Powder and Crushed Red Pepper before infusing/confusing with slices of Tofurky & Daiya.


This concoction was rolled up and formed into a croissant form, topped with Sesame Seeds and then baked.


BBQ Sauce was lightly added to this ordeal.


Veggie Patties were also involved.





Cheican Jambalaya

Yesterday, an extremely spontaneous plant-based concoction was prepared and destroyed dangerously as if I were carnivorous, teeth ripping, blood gurgling animal flesh to survive a deadly northern pole winter without a grocery store.


No harm to animals became of this.


Exhausted and tipsy, Jasmine and Wild Rice were cooked in water with Lentils. Drunk and lazy, dried seasonings were used in the form of Minced Onion, Crushed Red Pepper, Sea Salt, Pepper and Garlic Powder. Cheican ( iMade that name up, Ⓥ Morning Star chicken strips) were added with Penne and Pepe Noodles. Served with Marble Rye Bread and Salsa Verde, my hunger was fulfilled.


Today, in a warmed skillet, Veggie Broth and last nights Noodle Concoction were simmered stirringly. Additional seasonings (Sugar, Liquid Smoke, Sea Salt, Pepper, Onion & Garlic P) were added before stirring in Guacamole, Tofutti ‘cream cheese’, Tofutti ‘chorizo’ and BBQ Sauce.


In the meantime, homemade Bread Daiya was well underway. Marble Rye Bread was engulfed one side with Earth Balance ‘butter’ and grilled on a cast iron skillet. After all pieces were grilled, a couple of pieces were selected to further the Bread Daiya. They were smeared with Earth Balance again, Garlic, Onion Powder, Oregano and BBQ before Daiya. They were baked on the cast iron skillet and topped with a bit of Dill Weed.


I garnished this dish with fresh Tomatoes and paired with a Surly #Merica! Happy Mother’s Day to y’all moms. A moms presence is your life in unbeatable.


Waffle Burgers w/ Potatoes

Global Warming and Climate Change is absolutely evident. Northern Illinois winters seem to be shrinking as if only January is truly winter. Maybe it’s el Nino, maybe it’s just this winter, but this Illinois winter was weak. February cycling, for me, this year has been extremely friendly. Outside time has been friendly as kitchen time, for me, has depleted.

I’ve been a huge fan of these Vegan frozen Waffles that I’ve come across as of recent. My grocery store has Vegan Boca burgers on sale, at the moment, so I purchased quite a few. Using Daiya, Tofurky Chorizo-style ‘meat’, Cilantro, BBQ Sauce and Vegenaise, I made some sandwiches.

Along with the sandwiches, Potatoes were made with Cilantro, Potatoes, Carrot, ‘cream cheese’, Fennel seed, Lemongrass, SeaSalt/Pepper, Serrano Peppers and Onion.


And to reiterate, Illinois is constantly inconsistent. It has been in the 60s for the last week and this weekend the lows will dip into the 20s with some snow. Gotta love it 🙂