Ⓥ 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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Happy Sunday!

Tofurky-Daiya Crescently Infused

Aldi Veggie Patties

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

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

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

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BBQ Sauce was lightly added to this ordeal.

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Veggie Patties were also involved.

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Deliciousness.

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CHEERS.

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.

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No harm to animals became of this.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 🙂

Countdown to Pi Dai (2)

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I have a new theory. Studies have shown, in a sense, the same theory with sunlight. People are generally much happier when they experience more sun. People who do not experience a surplus of sunlight are generally not as happy as to those showered in vastly radiant sunshine. Recently, I jumped on the “artificial daylight” bandwagon with LED lightbulbs. They are extremely bright with use of less energy. They are daylight Light-Emitting Diodes that generally make me happier anytime I need artificial lighting to see than my old standard power-sucking light bulbs. Maybe it’s the brighter, cleaner artificial light that makes me happier. Maybe it’s the economical perks that make me happier. Maybe it’s the combination of the many pros without a single con. LEDs are Smart. LEDs are beyond electricity.

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Beyond cheese. Beyond cream. Beyond meat. To infinity and Beyond.

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Beast Burger

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This concept is basically a modular (home) sandwich. Separate sandwiches are constructed before combining into one.

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Daiya ‘cheese’ lover Pizza is baked and sliced into four sandwich sized pieces. Whole Wheat Bread is grilled on both sides and set aside for a few minutes. The daiya pi wiches were constructed with Daiya slices under the Pizza on the grilled Bread. The sandwiches were lathering with Earth Balance Coconut Spread to be set aside after grilling both sides.

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Onion Bagels smothered with Earth Balance Coconut Oil were grilled on the flats (insides.) A Beyond Meat Beast Burger was baked before baking the patty in Garlic Chipotle Molasses which consists of Garlic Sauce (boiled Potato, Cashew and Onion blended down with Garlic, Veggie Broth, Crushed Red Pepper, SeaSalt, Pepper, Paprika, Sugar, Garlic P, Parsley and Instant Mashed Potatoes to help find consistency.), Chipotle Sauce, Chipotle P, Molasses, Paprika, Balsamic Vinegar, Sugar, SeaSalt, Cumin and Mustard.

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The grilled Onion Bagels were generously smeared with Tofutti Herbs & Chives Better Than Cream Cheese. The two halves were constructed with Daiya slices melted on top. A Beast Burger was between the two halves when they folded together, smartly pointing the Daiya Pi face up and infusing non dairy with meatless protein greatness. A plant based massacre has unfolded with delicious Craft Beers.

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Happy February!

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I used to think and almost judge February for its unique spelling and constantly wonder why January isn’t spelt very similarly. Janruary? I’ve figured out that there is nothing wrong with one being different than the other. Excepting things that aren’t normal are a way of life and should be the way of the world. Cheers!

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Countdown to Pi Dai (1)

Being a dropout math/engineering major, I still have a strong connection with 3.14, Pi Day, every year starting with my birth. Not knowing what Pi Day was on 3.14.1985, I still celebrated 3.14 every year. I don’t think my first sip of Beer was until 1989, probably not on 3.14, but usually (good) Beers are involved. I’m going to make various pies through March 14, 2017. Here is number one.

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SHEPARDLESSPOINTONEFOUR

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…is a Vegan play of food from the recipe Shepards Pie, commonly a meat dish. Let’s tear shit up with this one and kill so many different plants. If you consume plants, it does state that you (and I) hate plants. Therefore, I eat and murder so many plants. I do, however, LOVE animals and good health. I do not take part in animal consumption.

Ⓥravy

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Slight oil and Garlic was heated to destroy diced Celery, Carrot and Onion. Balsamic Vinegar, Molasses, Bay leaves, Veggie Broth, with seasonings (Sugar, Salt, Pepper, Paprika & Garlic Powder) were cooked down for a good while before being blended (after Bay leaves were removed:)

NeatⓋeatFri

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Protein was prepared for the base of this wonderful activity. Along with protein was fiber. Without any blood clotting properties, I pan-fried Sunflower Seeds (unsalted), Tempeh, Red Beans, Lightlife ‘beef’, Tomato, Onion, Celery, Carrot and similar seasonings.

Chunky Ⓥashed Potatoes

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Baked potatoes were chopped and mixed with simmering Almond Milk, chopped Avocado, Tofu, Salt, Pepper, Garlic & Onion Powder, Cayenne and then later Instant Mashed Potatoes, Daiya, Fakin’ Bacon and Scallions.

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The construction is simple:

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Neat Ⓥeat Fri

Ⓥravy

Corn and Peas

Chunky Ⓥashed Potatoes

Daiya

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Have some fun as the days are becoming longer. img_6869img_6871

MacNDaiya Pasta Pie

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Step One:

Whiteout Chili

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:Step Two

Whiteout Chili MacNDaiya

I’m a lazy ass usually. I used dough in a can. It’s good, quick and easy. Earth Balance ‘butter’ was used to ‘butter’ my pan followed by the unleashed dough. Whiteout Chili MacNDaiya engulfed the center of that panned dough and was baked slowly. Wrapped in aluminum foil, I stored this beauty in the fridge for a later day.

I unwrapped my panned greatness and turned the oven on low. Like 225 degrees low. Daiya, yellow and white, were combined with crumbled Cauliflower to top this animal-product-less BEAST.

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Evolution of recipes is the greatest thing ever. Don’t let it die until it’s dead. Please, don’t kill anything. Plants must die. And that is all.

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