Jamo Tofurked Corno Cabbo

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

To some, it means eating corned beef and drinking green bud light. Which might be fun, but that does not fit my lifestyle whatsoever. I am an extremely stubborn person and I do what I want and what feels good to me. I will never eat meat, of any kind, ever again in my life. Now, minor dairy and egg exceptions will be made by me when it feels right to me. Label me as a bad person, but I will never purchase cheese, dairy or eggs. I will not stress about small amounts of these ingredients already in something.

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The stress and letdown is not worth it in my mind. My boss made blueberry muffins for me and I do not care what was in them, I ate two. That shows respect and also ease of mind. And they were delicious. Yeah, she could’ve put just blueberries in a cupcake wrap and given me that… Anyways, 97-98% Vegan is great, in my book.

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Let’s try something different….

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Jamo Tofurked Corno Cabbo

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Open a beverage and also open your mind. Heat a saucepan and add slight Avocado Oil. Brown Minced Garlic and continue adding Plum, Serrano Pepper, Carrot and Celery – diced. Generously add Jameson Irish Whiskey. It is absolutely essential, whenever cooking with alcohol, to sip on it a tad.

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Add Veggie Broth with Thyme, Capers, purple Potatoes and Onion. Let the cook down process happen. Add Cabbage. And I added Tofurky lately last. Seasonings used were Sea Salt & Pepper. Served on a toasted Pretzel Bun with Corn and a purple Potato.

Work Binge

I enjoy putting myself up to a somewhat difficult task, somewhat often and somewhat regularly. Ideas pop into my head and I quickly say, “ok, let’s try it.” I don’t always achieve my small goals, but at times, I do. I challenge myself on a bicycle almost daily. I think of different ways to eat and conquer various Vegan foods.

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And then you evolve, before repeating that same process on a larger scale.

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It’s not about succeeding all of the goals, it’s about the effort forth attempting completion of the goals. The key is to not be lazy and to just try while having fun.

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I also am decently easily documented for myself and have been infatuated with statistics since childhood figuring out equations for various sports stats. Averages, RBI, ERA, etc…

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I want to prove to myself that it can happen and possibly influence others to work harder.

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I may sacrifice my body by working too hard. I sometimes do not eat all day because I do not feel the need of food. I feel comfortable. If I am hungry, I snack healthily. Is it unhealthy to only feed the need?

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Working a shift is a bike ride, in my mind.

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When riding a bicycle, I only drink water when I’m thirsty and I eat when hungry. I take breaks when I need to take a break, not because I can.

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And that mindset has been my approach on life. I don’t eat a meal because I can. It eat a meal because I want to create something and because I want to eat. I shower because I need to and so on. There is a huge difference between need and between want. I’m progressively ascertaining those differences with age.

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I want to work hard. I want to work harder than you. In a sense, I may need to, also.

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Out of 162 hours, I worked 73.26 without a break or a lunch. For the motherblogging record, I did snack. And I snack mostly on peanuts. I walked 190.08 km (118.11 miles) and I rode a bicycle 84.4 km (52.44 miles) consuming three hours and thirty-one minutes and thirty-five seconds. 3:31:35

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Call the commuting work, if you dare. Riding a bicycle is amazing for the body and even better for the mind. I also, cooked all of my food other than the snack food.

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Work hard, play harder.

A Time Science Shorty

I find it entertaining and fascinating attempting trackage of my usage of time over a certain span of time. And this span of time will be from myself falling asleep Friday night May 14th at 10:19 pm (central time) through when I fell asleep Wednesday morning at 12:48 am (central time), creating a span of 98 hours and 30 minutes or 5,910 minutes or 354,600 seconds. It is less than 1% of the time an entire century, but never the less, all time is important. Basically, the time that I am tracking is Saturday May 14th through Tuesday May 17th with a little overhang to even out the sleep.

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Out of 98.5 H, I have 92% of my time documented with strong documentation. However, I still want to be above 95%. I will call a 92% over just short of 100 hours of time a C+. There are various excuses for error. I did take a few naps Sunday, recovering from a hellacious Saturday. It very well could be that my guessing estimations are off just a bit. I fully understand that it would be extremely hard to reach 100%, but 95+% is reachable.

Ride

I had a conversation, shortly last night, if Netflix or Hulu was better. My response was Apple Music. It pisses me off when it takes me 20 minutes to find something that I kind of want to watch. Little things like that need to be accounted for. I’m gonna have to concentrate on this for my annual June Time Science. Speaking of Apple Music, I have had my first beef (and being Vegan, I extremely despise beef) with Apple Music not having more than one song from an artist who I’d like to check out. YouTube has Apple Music beat on material from the instrumental Post-Rock Canadians, DestroyAllDreamers. It is disappointing that I may have to try and pirate their music in order to add it to playlists.

Orage

Wish I Was All Flames

Swirling Colours Sink

The Sky Was Glorious For a Moment

Ghost Guitar in the Shell

Perdre Est Une Question De Méthode

 Sunday was a day of recuperation and I took four naps and ate so much food. I’m not sure yet of how my Garmin watch does with naps. Naps may need to be documented manually for more accurate documentation. We will see.

I slept 11.2% of the 98.5 hours in a deep sleep of the entire 31% slept. And slept deeply 36% of the 30.3 hours. That averages over 7.5 hours per night and short of an average of 3 hours of deep sleep (or dleep?) per night. Not too bad, if you ask me. Although, last night’s dleep was only 24 freaking minutes. That is interesting. I rode my bike 8.5% of the total time for a distance of just over 175 (108 miles) km with an elevation gain of 826 (2,708 ft) meters. I walked 57.3 (35.6 miles) km over 56,234 steps. I walk much more when I am at work. I ride much more when I am not at work. The art of balance. I also eat more when I am not at work. I burned 30,521 calories over this span and probably only consumed a fraction of those calories burnt. I worked 22.43 hours in two days of the four days. I did not take a break either day.

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#WorkHardPlayHarder

The rest of the time usually overlaps and needs to be documented better. I spent 1.25 hours shopping. I spent two hours of traveling by machine. My time in a kitchen and also eating was calculated at six hours and also needs better documentation. A total of five hours were totaled for Cubs/Socializing, aka drinking beer outside of the closet:) And the very last thing is a mixture of maintenance (shower/laundry/cleaning/dishes/fixing), internet/blogging and Netflix/movie. I tallied that sum to be 14.5 hours, but is probably more which would help fix the gap. Here is a better overview.

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  • SLEEP – 30.3 h
  • BIKE TIME – 8.33 h
  • WORK – 22.43
  • TRAVEL – 2 h
  • GROCERY – 1.25 h
  • EAT KIT – 6 h
  • SOCIAL – 5 h
  • MIX – 14.5 h

Totaling 89.99 hours of a total of 98.5 hours. 92%. Check back in July for my June Time Science blog.

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Agave Ⓥiesta Nachos

I’ve heard rumors of good true Agave Tequila. I’ve heard it is technically a stimulant and not a depressant like all other alcohols. A bartender told me that once…

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I do know with a certain amount of drinks in you, you’re brain is quicker and in a groove. I may have just made that up, but it sounds good to me. All in all, if you’re cooking with alcohol, you need to enjoy some of it while cooking. It is a rule.

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Srirsalmic ingredients:

  • Oil, Olive
  • Garlic, fresh and minced
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Sriracha, cock sauce
  • Molasses
  • Shallot, diced
  • SeaSalt/Pepper/Oregano
  • Red Wine Vinegar, just a dash
  • Cayanne, a couple dashes

Mix and marinate.

Agave Ⓥiesta ingredients:

  • Rice, cooked
  • Pinto Beans, dry and cooked
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Lime, juiced and leftover slice for garnish
  • Avocado, chopped
  • Brown Sugar
  • Mushroom, sliced
  • Onion, diced
  • Celery, sliced
  • Carrot, sliced
  • ‘Butter’, Earth Balance mmmm
  • Garlic, fresh and minced
  • Olive, black and pitted
  • Potato, russet and sweet chopped
  • Srirsalmic, mmmmmm
  • Tequila, real w/ Agave
  • Salsa Verde, mmmmmmm

Saute Veggies and add accordingly. I ain’t no teacher, just use common sense.

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Agave Ⓥiesta Nachos ingredients:

  • Agave Ⓥiesta
  • Veggie Broth
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • SeaSalt/Pepper
  • Chipotle seasoning, generous 🙂
  • Tortilla Chips, NonGMO Tostitos are great
  • Pico de gallo, I used store-bought
  • Cilantro, freshly chopped
  • Avocado, sliced
  • Lime

Heat Agave Ⓥiesta and broth with seasonings and simmer. Top how you’d like. SO GOOD!

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I had a quickly put together downgraded version last night. And I knew what exactly would make it better today!

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Don’t be these guys…..

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Be these guys…

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I’ve never ridden a trainer and I never will. Happy Friday!

Relish Ⓥersatility

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Relish ingredients:

  • Cucumber (4.5) @ $0.70 = $0.16 per serving, deseeded and diced
  • Onion (4) @ $0.80 = $0.20 per serving, diced
  • Tomato (6) @ $1.50 = $0.25, deseeded and deiced
  • Serrano Pepper (8) @ $1.17 = $0.15, deseeded and diced
  • Celery Seed/Celery Salt/Pepper = $0.05 per serving
  • Garlic (3) @ $0.24 = $0.08, minced
  • Mustard = $0.05 per serving , ground
  • Basil (10) @ $3.00 = $0.30, freshly chopped

Mix & have fun with.

A good Vegan Dawg, to me, is spiritly uplifting.

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Ⓥ Char Dawg ingredients:

  • Lightlife Smart Dawgs, charred
  • Buns
  • Relish, mmmmm
  • Mustard, optional
  • catsup/ketchup/tomato flavored sugar, NOT AN OPTION

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Gnocchi Ⓥreatness ingredients:

  • Gnocchi, I used packaged whole wheat
  • Capers, mmmmm
  • Relish, mmmmm
  • Spinach, basil-sliced
  • Brown Sugar/SeaSalt/Pepper
  • Sriracha
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Dill

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Ⓥimmitation ingredients:

  • Ⓥ patty, I used Hilary’s

  • Ⓥ bacon, Sweet Earth

  • Daiya, provolone and block cheddar
  • Relish, mmmmm
  • Bun, gourmet/large/yummy
  • Spinach, basil-sliced
  • Pepper
  • Vegenaise, mmmmmm

It’s not burger, it’s not bacon, it’s not cheese, that is not an egg… It is Plant Based win-win happy food! Healthy tastes so good!

Ground Tempeh ingredients:

  • Onion, diced
  • Tempeh, crumbled
  • Celery, diced
  • Sriracha/Balsamic Vinegar
  • Salt/Pepper/ChiliP
  • Serrano, deseeded & diced
  • Garlic, minced
  • Soy, saucy

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Tempehito ingredients:

  • Ground Tempeh
  • Rice, cooked
  • Relish, mmmm
  • Spinach, basil-sliced
  • Potato, chopped & sauteed
  • Tortilla

Daiya’s Patatas ingredients:

  • Potatoes, chopped
  • Daiya, mmmmmmmm
  • Salt/Pepper/Rosemary/Caraway/Fennel/Dill
  • Relish, mmmmm
  • Tempeh, sauteed

And construct.

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Rice-Spinach-Relish Burrito ingredients:

  • Rice, cooked
  • Spinach, basil-sliced
  • Relish, mmmmmmm
  • Tortilla
  • Potatoes or something, on the side

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Ⓥ Fry ingredients:

  • Cauiflower, chopped
  • Tofu, cubed
  • Daiya, mmmmmmmm
  • Garlic, minced
  • Turmeric, minced
  • Ginger, minced
  • Serrano, deseeded and diced
  • Relish, mmmmmmmmmmm
  • SeaSalt/Pepper/Paprika/OnionP/NutritionalYeast
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Carrot, stringiness
  • Soy sauce

Have fun and Fry away.

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Tofempehwich ingredients:

  • Tofu, grilled
  • Tempeh, grilled
  • Daiya, mmmmm
  • Bun, gurmet
  • Spinach, basil-sliced
  • Relish, mmmmmmm

Suggestion: Enjoy a delicious high octane brew and have fun session.

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Reward: A decent buzz and good food.

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LBⓋ 11/10 Roasted Potatoes

LBⓋ = Low Budget Ⓥegan

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MERRY CHRISTMAS, y’all!

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Good food, good beer, a bit of time on my CROSSMAS bike (2014 TREK CrossRip aka HULKRIP) and not to mention quality family time is the perfect balance of greatness for I to strive this holiday season.

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My sisters were mentioning that I need to write a cook book. I failed to mention all of you wonderful people that I annoy and torture with my deafening words and blinding pictures on WordPress. I will, however, take it into consideration.

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It is oftenly easy to get ahead of yourself (myself) and experiment with food. Which is great, but not the best thing to do with family as your test bunnies unless you do not like them. There is nothing wrong with keeping things simple. I made Roasted Potatoes and a mastered experimental dish that I’ll get into another time. I will seriously not be climbing into the casserole dish with all of that glorious food consuming space waiting to be embraced inside of my tummy. Apologies for any misleads. I have an idea for bread, but decided to hold off and do that concept as a project just for myself. Crafting your (my) Ⓥ experiments before sharing is ideal. And it pans out. Happiness and joy to follow. Nothing is more satisfying (to me) than showing off a successful experimental dish you (I) constructed.

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LBⓋ 11/10 Roasted Potatoes ingredients:

  • Red Potato (15) @ $2.49 = $0.17 per serving
  • Sriracha (96) @ $2.97 = $0.04 per serving
  • Balsamic Vinegar (32) = $0.10 per serving
  • Seasonings: Salt/Pepper/Oil/Rosemary/Basil = $0.08 per serving

Potato Process:)

  • Chop potatoes and from a decent distance, throw into large mixing bowl;)
  • Add everything except Basil and mix.
  • I put on baking sheet and wrapped with foil.
  • I baked for 60-75 minutes before removing foil and broiling slightly to finish.
  • Garnish with Basil and transfer to be made presentable.
  • At a whopping $0.39 per serving, this is a simple no-brainer for a side dish.

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Happy Crossmas!