2017 has been an interesting and turbulent year for myself. Ultimately, it was a good year. Is it really possible to have a bad year? Not for me. My goal of trying 2500 different beers has been accomplished. Goodbyes were said to Untappd, the social drinking network. I have progressed with my company and still somewhat enjoy my job.
2017 Cycling Summary
Good, healthy and mostly Vegan food has been plentiful. May your 2018 be amazing!
With ease, comfort and deliciousness, Ⓥajitas are ever customizable and fun. Cooked brown rice was tossed with Earth Balance ‘butter’, ‘parmesan cheese’, Paprika, Tomatoes and Black Beans.
A skillet was heated. Veggie Broth, Peppers, Onions, Gardein ‘chicken’, Corn, Garlic & Onion Powder were simmered before being tossed in Flour Tortillas.
Depth perception isn’t always our greatest friend. When assumption collides with confidence, someone is bound to fall on their ass.
Spending all week mastering riding road tires decently quickly on ice/snow, a tree branch brings ya down. And brings ya down hard, reminding you how old you truly are.
Recover, Forget, Persevere.
I needed to redeem my original Ⓥajita concept. HERE IS DAIYA ⓋAJITA.
Marinating for over a day, Tofu infused with greatness.
The marinade is garlicy, lemony, stunningly dilling and plant based powerful.
Garlic was sauteed with Celery, Onion, light Oil, raw Cashew, Balsamic Vinegar, Chardonnay (I am currently trying to finish the bottle:), Cashew ‘milk’, Garlic Powder, Ginger, Earth Balance ‘butter’, Sugar, Fresh Dill, Cayenne Powder, Parmesan ‘cheese’ & Sea Salt // Pepper.
Obviously (I’d hope), I added things accordingly and not at the same time. This is not a teaching blog, yet, (hopefully) a inspiring creative blog that keeps you thirsty. A blender made this plant genocide much, much less bloody.
The deliciously marinated Tofu was grilled. Fresh Asparagus were roasted. Rice was prepared with Tomatoes, Earth Balance ‘butter’, Parmesan ‘cheese’, Sea Salt // Pepper // Garlic Powder. Plated with an artful mindset and garnished with Dill and Lemon.
Tofu versatility is overwhelmingly awesome. Enjoy a good Beer and take a good Photo.
Go on an adventure:)
Chinese food is much better when good Chinese food is prepared. Chinese food is much greater when good Chinese food is prepared at home. Chinese food is the best when it is consumed out of the ordinary context, as in, for breakfast or brunch. Perhaps, in the same concept as to why breakfast for dinner is so exciting.
Have fun with your food.
Tofu and GadenIn Meatless Meatloaf were utilized as my Chinese-style protein while Yellow Potato, Sweet Potato, Onion, Garlic, Rice Noodles, Cauliflower, Broccoli were stir-fried with amazing seasonings.
Fennel and Sesame Seeds, Garlic Sriracha, Cumin, Sugar, Pink Himalayan Sea Salt, Pepper, Lemon Pepper, Dill, Rice Wine Vinegar and Sesame Seed Oil were added to this fry at various key times to obtain a flavorfully exciting taste and smells.
The Noodle fry was plated and topped with Ⓥ protein, Kimchi and Soy Sauce.
Ride a Bike. Drink a Beer.
Fall is basically here in Northern Illinois. Which means open windows, sweatpants, beautiful colors and ideal cycling conditions.
Sakitumi from Lagunitas Brewing was utilized with a huge variety of vegetables and Veggie Broth to marinade Tofurky ‘roast beef’ slices. Among those Vegetables were; Onion, Green, Red & Yellow Peppers, Carrot, Broccoli, Cucumber, Rice and more. A Pretzel Bun, Daiya and BBQ Sauce were involved also to create this delicious sandwich.
Happy Sunday! And, please, Enjoy Outside!
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.
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.
Let’s try something different….
Jamo Tofurked Corno Cabbo
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.
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.