Cauliflower Ⓥ Piccata

Happy December! 2020 is almost in  the history blogs…

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A Vegan Piccata was prepared yesterday. An Illinois (only) Craft Beer advent calendar begun yesterday, as well:)

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Cauliflower was utilized to help this different Piccata concept come together. Cut into ‘steaks’, and coated with light Avocado Oil, these hearty slabs were roasted generously.

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In a saucepan, the sauce was started with Garlic, Veggie Broth, Sea Salt, Pepper, Cayenne, Earth Balance ‘butter’, Tomatoes, Capers and Spinach – added accordingly:)

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Rice with added Earth Balance ‘butter’ was also prepared. Brought together as if the plate was posing for a picture, this dish was fun (with a goofy IPA from Woodstock, IL) and extremely delicious!

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CHEERS.

Brussel’s Chipotle Bean Burger

Happy Saturday night!

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Utilizing store bought Chipotle (frozen) ‘burger’ patties, an enhancement to their subtle Chipotle flavoring took place.

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A seasoning mixture was produced. Chipotle Powder, Sea Salt, Pepper, (Good) Sugar, Garlic Powder and Paprika were thrown into this old tin-like shaker as happy as could be:)

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Shaved Brussel’s Sprouts were prepared to be roasted as well as pan-fried. The pan-fried method required a bit more oil, but it was worth it. Olive oils, Brussel’s Sprouts, Onion and the created spice were sautéed amazingly.

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The ALDI Chipotle ‘burger’ patties were ‘grilled’, topped with the Brussel’s savory sauté solution before being smothered with DAIYA and another sprinkle of the SPICE.

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Served with delicious Potatoes, no condiments were required in my sandwich. The enhanced Chipotle//rooty Sprouts flavor simply imploded the entire sandwich. Stay safe and don’t forget to moisturize the mind with a God Beer, responsibly.

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CHEERS.

Taco Pizza Salad

Life isn’t what it once was, but for hopefully all of us, still thriving through this global pandemic.

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(Vegetarian) Refried Beans were warmed with Veggie Broth, Crumbles, Pepper, Garlic Powder and Paprika.

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Small Pizza Crusts were then topped with the Bean Sauce, Jalapeño and Daiya:)

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A Taco Salad Shell was warmed and stuffed with a mixture of Arugula, Spinach, Iceberg Lettuce and Corn.

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To further Tacofy (?) this Salad…. Avocado, Tomato, Onion and Olives were added.

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The Pizza was the angel to the christmas tree…..

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STAY SAFE. MASK UP.

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CHEERS.

Pilaf Wild

Happy November!

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The world, at least mine, is still a mess, but let’s make some comfort food and calm our nerves with a quality drink.

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Evolution is such a beautiful thing. As humans, we are evolution. And as long as we’re on a planet, it will never end.

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My drinking habit has evolved to still include great beverages, but allowing my “man-boobs” & “beer-gut” to dissipate. For the last six months, I’ve been enjoying sugarless//maltless hard seltzer’s between beers. Instead of drinking four craft brews in one night, I might have a hard seltzer or two and a beer.

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Try it. Who wants to be overweight anymore. Just something that works for me.

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In water, Carrots and Potatoes were boiled with Sea Salt, Pepper & Garlic Powder. Wild Rice was cooked separately and drained. Jasmine Rice was added to the Potatoes and Carrots and cooked appropriately.

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Once the Rice has been cooked, Corn, Black & Red Kidney Beans, Celery and Onion were added and stirred in with the Wild Rice (previously cooked).

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The taste and smell of this dish was amazing, but the texture achievement (after all of the ballots were counted:) stole the show.

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Daiya Waffle Tortillas were made in a waffle maker:):):):)

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CHEERS.

Tato Tota Casso

Traditional recipes names are boring. This recipe is nowhere near traditional, anyways. Let’s make it Vegan with texture & character. My recipes are Super spontaneous and meant to be inspiration to create your own recipe:)

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This began mixing Salsa, Water, Carrot, Split Pea, Onion, Potato into soupiness that became chunky once the Peas were cooked in.

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In a bigger pot, Garlic and Beyond Beef were slightly pan-fried before Rice was mixed in. After browning, Water, a curry cube and Cilantro were combined. Eventually, the prior concoction was tossed in and cooked appropriately.

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A skillet was preheated and the rice mixture was thrown in with Vegan Tomato Basil Soup. Organic Tater Tots were baked. Daiya was melted into the Riceyness. Tater Tots to top with a garnish of Cilantro. BOOM.

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CHEERS.

 

 

 

 

Ⓥ Andouille Dawg

A sauce was started by panfrying Garlic, Onion, Bell Peppers, Jalapeño, Ⓥ Cheican, Corn, Meatless Crumbles, Seasonings (Hot Sauce, Sea Salt & Pepper) to be softly blackened.

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Veggie Broth, Sugar and Garlic Powder was stirred in and simmered for a bit before (store bought) Marinara was added. Cooked Black Eyed Peas were tossed in and this flavorful textured mixture was slow cooked for a few hours with Tofurky Italian Sausages in the chaos in this pot.

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In Whole Wheat Buns, the marinated Sausages plopped into and topped with the Cajun/Creole – style Saucy greatness. Daiya partially covered this sandwich and then broiled lightly. Garnished with Parsley and a Smile, with simplicity yet complexity, this hit the spot.

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CHEERS.