LBⓋ 12/10 Insalata Minima

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I picked up a few vines full of attached ripe tomatoes yesterday. And I’ve never had better raw store-bought tomatoes ever in my life. I almost ate all of them. Here’s the mathematics. I bought 15, I ate ten and threw out two vines. I did not feel sick, but did become dependant of these tomatoes. Consuming a surplus of raw Tomatoes is not at all dangerous. Please try them if you come across them!

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Insalata Minima translates from Italian to Minimal Salad in English, I believe. It was easy to prep, cheap and delicious.

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LBⓋ = Low Budget Vegan

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LBⓋ 12/10 Insalata Minimalist ingredients:

  • Lettuce, Iceberg shaved (6) @ $1.38 = $0.23 per serving
  • Spinach, baby & sliced (3.5) @ $1.99 = $0.57 per serving
  • Tomato, fresh & quartered (4) @3.34 = $0.84 per serving
  • Green Olive, Garlic stuffed (8) @ $3.98 = $0.50 per serving
  • SeaSalt (357) @ $1.99 = $0.01 per serving
  • Chipotle seasoning (105) @ $5.99 = $0.06 per serving

At $2.21 and the number of good sized salads that can be constructed, awards this a great starter for a hot date with a nice bottle of red or white wine. Vino, that is! No dressing needed, the natural flavor and texture minus the oil and other shit normally destroying salads is truly unbelievable.

I also made a sandwich…

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  • Lettuce, Iceberg shaved (6) @ $1.38 = $0.23 per serving
  • Spinach, baby & sliced (3.5) @ $1.99 = $0.57 per serving
  • Tomato, fresh & quartered (4) @ $3.34 = $0.84 per serving
  • SeaSalt (357) @ $1.99 = $0.01 per serving
  • Chipotle seasoning (105) @ $5.99 = $0.06 per serving
  • Vegenaise (64) @ $9.98 = $0.16 per serving
  • Wheat Bread, whole wheat (10) @ $2.28 = $0.23 per serving

A delicious sandwich ringing in at $2.10 per serving and literally falls apart in your (my) mouth with the minimalist of chewing needed. A lazy mans sandwich. Enjoy a good beer and take a hike or explore a new route on a bicycle! Happy weekend.

Blushing Ⓥ Linguine

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Back Burner Ragu Marinara ingredients:

  • Celery, finely diced
  • Carrot, finely diced
  • Onion, finely diced
  • Garlic, diced
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Veggie Broth
  • Tomato Paste
  • Chopped Tomatoes, canned or fresh (deseeded)
  • Sugar/SeaSalt/Pepper/Cayenne/GarlicP/OnionP

  

Steps:

  • Cook Garlic, Celery, Onion & Carrot before adding everything else.
  • Simmer for hours, stirring.
  • I used Brown Sugar this time and I put a splash of Liquid Smoke

   

 Blush Sauce ingredients:

  • Cashew ‘Milk’, mmmmm
  • SeaSalt/Pepper/GarlicP/OnionP/Cayenne/Turmeric
  • Nutritional Yeast/Sugar
  • Back Burner Ragu Marinara

Boil & simmer for 30-45 minutes.

  
Blushing Ⓥ Linguine ingredients:

  • Blush Sauce, hot & ready
  • Linguine, undercooked
  • Green Pepper, julienne sliced
  • Mushroom, sliced
  • Onion, diced
  • Parsley
  • Basil, sliced
  • Daiya, slices mmmm

    

  
Science:

  • Sauté Veggies and add Blush Sauce.
  • Undercook Linguine and drain to be completed in Blush sauce.
  • Plate Blushing Noodles and top with Blushing Veggies and Daiya slices.
  • Broil for two minutes and finish with herbs.