Normally, I only have room for one vice. This past Tuesday and Wednesday, I made room for one more. Las Vegas was experienced for the first time during an intentional overnight layover.
When in Vegas, one has to gamble. I’m happy to say that I came out with $250 and a great experience.
Avocado was sliced thinly and placed on top of Pico de Galo on top of a frozen Daiya Cheese Pizza and then baked heavily.
Veggie Refried Black Beans, Soyrizzo, Tomato Sauce, Corn, Garlic Powder, Spice and Sea Salt were simmered.
Yellow Potatoes were chopped and tossed in Sunflower Oil before being roasted at high heat.
Flour Tortillas were lathered with the Refried Bean concoction and a few small slices of Daiya before being slightly warmed.
The Daiya Pizza was cut into one square and sliced into Taquito fillers. The Daiya Pizza strips and Cilantro were rolled up into a Taquito and then baked.
Potatoes were seasoned with Chipotle, Garlic Powder and Sea Salt to be mixed with Radish and Guacamole.
I don’t condone gambling, but when in Vegas, enjoy a few Beers and play a few hands of Blackjack. And perfection in one person does not exist no matter where you are:)
In light Sunflower Oil, Garlic and Onion were sautéed before adding Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale. One sip was had before the remaining 15 ish ounces went into the pot. Stone Chipotle Mustard, Sea Salt and Garlic Powder were mixed in and cooked down.
Ⓥegan ‘cream’ was added into a boiling Beer stew. ‘cheddar’ Daiya was stirred in at a continuous high heat. Nutri Yeast and chopped Jalapeño complimented with frozen Ⓥegan Meatballs helped deliciousness to come one step closer.
Scallions were dropped in at the very end and Instant Mashed Potatoes to control consistency. Pretzel Hoagies were warmed and filled before being slightly toasted.
Beyond Meat’s Beyond Beef was used, but thinned out to adding wholesome veggie heartiness and texture.
An instant Rice mixture (Brown, Red, Wild & Quinoa), Pico de Gallo, Tomato Sauce, Roasted Garlic, Roasted Corn, Sweet Potato, Daiya and light seasonings were mixed with the Beyond Beef. Controlling consistency was instant Mashed Potatoes.
An Earth Balance’d Bun was topped, one side – Ⓥ ‘sour cream’ & Cilantro, the other – Refried Beans (Pinto, Chipotle in Adobe, Garlic, Carrot, Crushed Red Pepper, Nutri Yeast and Cilantro).
Spinach, Tomato Sauce, Daiya and the Taco Pizza Burger completed this hefty sandwich. Cheers.
Mac N Daiya was prepared as normal for a second. Imagination was evident and severely utilized. Fire roasted tomatoes, Chives and Cucumber were added to the slightly undercooked Mac. Crushed Red Peppers and Soy ‘chorizo’ was mixed in on a low//medium heat before adding the mouth watering Daiya ‘cheese’. Lightly salted and peppered, excitement was immense.
A single ingredient can light a spark in the mind that infuses multiple sparks to reuse ideas with a new concept and, BOOM, let’s make food today like this………….
Daiya ‘string cheese’ was found! I’ve been in love with Daiya for many of years now, bringing dairy-free deliciousness to my beloved comfort food. And excuse to make a pizza pi….. any excuse…. Vegan Pizza does not count as a relapse, in my book:)
Forever a Pizza Addict, a delicious pizza was made with a Daiya stuffed crust. I added the MacN Daiya with a bit more Daiya, some Smart ‘bacon’ and (:OMG:) Vegan ‘parm’ and Earth Balance ‘butter’ CRUST.
Sitting in the refreshing breezy shade
Dull subtly humming 101 loop buzz
Pondering food, pondering bicycle rides
palm trees dancing
Mountains distant, standing short and tall in every direction
The sun ever present
Adapting to the desert has been a trial/error process. Surviving while Riding a bike and drinking beer all day in Illinois was easy compared to riding a bike and drinking one beer for one hour in the desert.