Aldi Veggie Patties

Aldi has always impressed me with their prices and their quality. I have finally tried their Veggie Patties and I need to talk about them. They have two versions. One is advertised as Vegan on the package. The other is also Vegan according to the ingredients, but a Black Bean Chipotle burger with the additive, Cellulose Gum.


Other than that one additive, the ingredients are stated to be mostly Organic and Wholesome. These patties were baked in the oven. I noticed the quality of these patties immediately while placing them on my parchment paper. The Black Bean Chipotle burgers were a bit more flavorful, but not as healthy as the other Veggie burger. It is a funny game with the different levels of “healthy” foods. Both of these Patties are given two thumbs up and I am sold. At only $2.49 per four patties, with their quality and deliciousness, these are a no-brainer. I’ve been eating the Vegan Boca burgers for years now. They are delicious, but more expensive and with more additives. Methylcellulose, Caramel Color, Artificial Flavors, Disodium Guanylate and Disodium Inosinate do not sound appetizing and quite frankly is BULLSHIT to be added to food. Boca burgers are usually $3 + and basically a joke, if you ask me. (someone asked me, but it was myself:)


That’s one thing I have learned immediately after choosing the Vegetarian Lifestyle off was that the quicker easier non-meat options are filled with SHIT additives. I, as well as many of you, do not always have time to prepare wholesome food. This Aldi discovery is Euphoric. Not to mention, Aldi doing away with pesticides. I’m a bigger fan of Aldi, now, than I ever have been before.


More Wholesome food at a lower price, Aldi is attempting to change the world for the better with their own hands. THANK YOU.

Plant-Based Protein Sauce

It is time to redeem my prior attempt to blog your arteries of a Vegan meatless sauce with loads of protein. Just like my consumed beers and lack of reviews, I have not measured ingredients except water for my food in so many years. They are not recipes, I guess. I do not wish to tell people how to prepare food, let alone, teach cooking basics. I do wish to influence others to try a plant-based lifestyle and to be creative. I think eating out is extremely overrated. It needs to be a necessity to want to know exactly what is in the food being prepared to keep us healthy and to ensure prosperity.


I am a modest beer snob, who cannot depict every accent or flavor in good beer. I probably never will. I also will not pretend to know. I know good beer from bad beer and that is good enough to me. It is a necessity to me to relax and unwind regularly. I am extremely good at documenting it. And now, I am just kind of (soberly) rambling. I’m overdue for a good bike ride. It was like 10° C yesterday, but I did not have time to make it out. Anyways….


Ⓥaioli ingredients:

  • Wash, reused (Earth Balance ‘Butter’, ‘Milk’, Corn Starch)
  • Garlic, minced
  • ‘Cream Cheese’, Daiya mmmmmmmm
  • Breading, reused (Cashews, SeaSalt, Breadcrumbs, Garlic, Oregano, Parsley)
  • Corn Meal

Mix to a somewhat solid consistency.


Garlic Rye ingredients:

  • Rye, bread
  • ‘Butter’, Earth Balance
  • Parsley, fresh and chopped
  • Garlic, fresh and minced
  • SeaSalt/Pepper/OnionP/GarlicP/Sugar

Heat. Mix. Cool. Spread.

Smashed Potatoes ingredients:

  • Potatoes, red and golden – diced and boiled then strained (time it right)
  • Aioli
  • Basil, fresh and diced
  • Parsley, fresh and diced
  • Oil, Olive
  • Garlic, minced
  • Onion, diced
  • ‘Cream Cheese’, Daiya mmmmm
  • Spinach, to garnish
  • Celery, diced
  • Carrot, diced
  • ‘Milk’, Almond
  • Cashews, SMASHED
  • Brown Sugar
  • Wine, white Vino is great
  • Dill Weed, fresh and chopped
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Idaho Spuds, instant mashed for concistency assurance

Prep everything and go. Cook Veggies in Oil while boiling Potatoes. Add Wine and cook down and then add everything and crush and smash away. I enjoyed charred store-bought Pretzel Bun with the utter.


Plant-Based Protein Sauce ingredients:

  • Celery, diced
  • Carrot, diced
  • Onion, diced
  • Serrano, seeded and diced
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Tofu, extra firm – crumbled
  • Cashew Milk
  • Tomato Puree
  • Chopped Tomatoes, canned with liquid
  • Basil, fresh and diced
  • Parsley, fresh and chopped
  • Brown Sugar
  • Lightlife ‘Sausage’, crumbled or chopped
  • SeaSalt/Pepper/GarlicP/OnionP
  • Mushroom, diced
  • Shallot, diced
  • Garlic, fresh and minced
  • Oregano, dash of dried

Saute Veggies before adding seasonings and sauciness. Cook down for hours:)

Eggplant Ⓥarmesan ingredients:

  • Eggplant, sliced & dried w/ salt
  • Wash (CashewMilk/EarthBalance/CornStarch)
  • Flour/Salt/Pepper/CornMeal
  • Breading (Cashews/Salt/Breadcrumbs/Garlic/Oregano/Parsley)
  • Plant-Based Protein Sauce, heated
  • Linguine, mmmmmmm slightly undercooked-SEASONED
  • Daiya, mmmmmm
  • Parsley & Basil, fresh and chopped or sliced

Flour Eggplant then wash and bread. Bake or pan-fry.


Finish baking Eggplant in Sauce w/ or w/o Daiya.

Build a pasta and garnish.

Ⓥodka Pasta ingredients:

  • Plant-Based Protein Sauce, heated
  • Onion, diced
  • Potato, diced
  • Oil, Olive
  • Almond Milk
  • Daiya, cream cheese
  • Fennel Seed
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Molasses
  • Idaho Spuds instant mashed, for consistence
  • Ⓥaioli

  • Spinach, sliced
  • Vodka infused w/ Rosemary and Basil
  • Noodles, I had Rotini


Saute Potatoes and Onion in Oil. Add Vodka and cook down

Add all other ingredients and garnish w/ Spinach.

Smashed Ⓥodka Pasta ingredients:

  • Plant-Based Protein Sauce, blended
  • Vodka, infused w/ Rosemary and Basil
  • Garlic, fresh and minced
  • Onion, diced
  • Oil, Olive
  • Smashed Potatoes
  • Tomato Puree
  • Chopped Tomato, canned w/ juice
  • Molasses
  • Rigatoni, undercooked

Saute Potatoes and Onions before adding Infused Vodka. Cook down Vodka. Add Sauces and Tomatoes. Finish cooking Rigatoni in sauce.


You (me) cannot ever have enough pasta! It is true comfort food. And when prepared correctly, it is true ART.