Beyond Sausage Pilaf

Beyond Sausage was experienced for the first time in this idea. The meatless product held up well. Here is the wordless recipe.

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A desert Mountain Lion pack intersection was made by accident on an evening bike ride last night. Nobody nor animal was hurt. When one Mountain Lion (Cat) looked back at me with a little kitty in mouth, our eyes matched and I could tell this animal was as scared as I was. I was unable to capture a photograph. Happy Friday. CHEERS.

 

Spicy Sprouts

Garlic, Ginger, Carrots, Raw Cashews, Onion and Serrano Peppers were pan-fried generously in Sesame Seed Oil before adding handfuls of Bean Sprouts. Eventually, Crushed Red Peppers, Radish halves & sliced Spinach were added to the mix.

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Quickly, this dish was plated. Bad joke…? Short, Quick and deliciously easy. CHEERS.

Flat Aco Two

Sitting in the refreshing breezy shade

Dull subtly humming 101 loop buzz

Pondering food, pondering bicycle rides

Birds singing

palm trees dancing

Mountains distant, standing short and tall in every direction

The sun ever present

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Adapting to the desert has been a trial/error process. Surviving while Riding a bike and drinking beer all day in Illinois was easy compared to riding a bike and drinking one beer for one hour in the desert.

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CHEERS.

Potato Chowder

A Dill Weed and Almond Milk mixture was simmered to be infused with VEGGIES. Oil was kept away. Chopped Potatoes, Onion, Carrot and Celery were cooked into the Almond Milk creaminess for hours. The greatness was seasoned with Garlic Powder, Sea Salt, Pepper and Corn Kernels. True texture, flavor and versatility was happily achieved today:)

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CHEERS

DaiyaMelt Salad

A new Veggie patty was experienced and enjoyed the other day, differently.

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The All-American Ⓥ patty was pan-fried in light oil to be set aside. Good Bread was fried appropriately with Earth Balance “butter” before being crafted with Daiya, Ketchup, Mustard, Grilled Onions and Pickles. Lathered with more Earth Balance, the patty was added and pan-fried, lastly.

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Lettuce, Sunflower Seeds, Tomato, Northern Beans, Cucumber and grilled Jalapeno were topped with a Plant-Based protein-heavy Daiya Melt Sandwich, cubed.

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A different take on an American ‘burger’ to be eaten with a forking fork without animal harm or discomfort.

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CHEERS.

 

 

Ⓥotatorito

Happy Monday and Blackjack from the desert valley in Arizona.

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Twenty-one days have passed in my Arizona-resident-acclimation.

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Things are progressing well.

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O’Brien Potatoes were roasted and broiled before being tossed in Earth Balance ‘butter’ and Daiya.

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In a separate pot, Pickle Juice, Pepper and Garlic Powder were brought to a simmer. Northern Beans, (Instant) Brown/Quinoa/Wild Rice mixture, Beyond Meat Crumbles were added and heated until the Pickle Juiced infused and evaporated.

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After the Daiya melted, the two seperate concoctions were combined with chopped Dill Pickles. Tortillas were warmed. Tortillas were stuffed and folded.

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CHEERS.

 

BBQ SEITAN

Happy Friday! Too long has passed since my last homemade Seitan exploration, however, this time around was extremely enjoyable.

As some know, I’m a huge baseball // Chicago Cubs fan. And possibly in a previous post, some may have read about my voyage west soon. Ironically, the Arizona Diamondbacks are in Chicago, this weekend, playing the Cubs. This weekend also happens to be my last weekend, for me, in Illinois as I will partake in my first ever one-way flight to Phoenix, Arizona. Additionally ironic, my first weekend as an Arizonian is next weekend where the Chicago Cubs will be in Phoenix to play the Diamondbacks.

This Seitan batch included Vital Wheat Gluten, Fennel Seed, Sesame Seed, Sea Salt, White Pepper, Garlic, Tomato Sauce, Water and Cayenne. After mixing and kneading, the loaf was wrapped in a dairy-free Cheese Cloth. In a pot, Veggie Broth, Bay Leaves, cracked Pepper, Sea Salt and Garlic Powder we’re combined. The Seitan loaf roasted in this mixture, turning and flipping halfway through.

The Seitan was sliced thickly and panfried on both sides for color//texture. Tomato Sauce, Liquid Smoke, BBQ Sauce, Chipotle Powder, Tarragon, Pepper and Brown Sugar were generously mixed and lathered all over the Seitan before being baked. Sliced, relathered and additionally baked, the Seitan concluded.

Happy Easter!

CHEERS – sent from my iPhone