Ⓥ Sloppy Jo Pi Ⓥ

Slight Oil, Garlic, Onion, Jalapeño, (real) Mustard, Tofu, Sugar, Sea Salt, Pepper, Liquid Smoke and Paprika were pan-fried for a good while before adding diced Tomatoes (canned in Juice) & Ⓥ Boca crumbles.

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Ingredients were extremely easy to prepare and assemble, but allowing time to cook down is obviously time consuming.

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Paired with Mashed Cauliflower, Pickles and Onions, Sloppy Jo sandwiches were ever comforting.

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The Sloppy Jo Pi started with greasing a pan with Earth Balance ‘butter’. Dough was placed in the pan and layered with Waffle, Sloppy Jo awesomeness, Pickles & Onions, Mashed Cauliflower and Daiya before covering with excess Dough.

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Sesame Seeds topped the Dough and this beast was baked with a lower temperature.

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Cheers.

Ⓥegan Stromboli

To overcome various obstacles is never an easy feat, but sense of accomplishment can be so great once overcome.

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Illinois, this month of January, has been bipolar and basically psychopathic. This one commute home on a Sunday evening was very unusual. The air was thawing the frozen ground like a shock thaw, that some of the most dense fog was literally in the air. On this commute, I had to overcome the fog and a portion of that commute was dealing with the thick fog and the road traffic barely visible. Eyewear was useless because of the heavy moisture in the air. The ground was still mostly frozen with some ice and water. Getting closer to home I chose an off-road path on the softest ground that had some snow, some mud and some puddles. Never had I ever had to deal with all of those obstacles in one ride.

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#RideOn

Today, through an indecisive process, a Stromboli was made. A Celery Blush Sauce was utilized to compliment this Vegan roll of awesomeness. The Celery Blush Sauce was a combination of Celery Soup:

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Celery Soup Recipe

High Quality Tomato Puree, Basil, Garlic, White Onion, Sugar, Cayenne, Sea Salt & Pepper were simmered and slightly cooked down before combining with the Celery greatness.

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The Ⓥ Stromboli’s key ingredient was a Plant-Based Protein mostly from Lightlife products.

Chopped Smart ‘bacon’, Garlic & Onion Powder, Cayenne, Parsley, Liquid Smoke, Sesame Seed and Ⓥ Parmesan was infused with Lightlife ‘sausage’ and ‘beef’.

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Dough was rectangled and seasoned to be then stuffed with the Plant-Based Protein and Daiya. After being rolled up and splashed with Celery Blush Sauce, this massive loaf was baked and cooled to be sliced up and served.

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Cheers.

 

Ⓥ Linguine

Tofu is an extremely versatile and underrated ingredient. Twice Garlic marinated Tofu was the basis for this and another concept. In-between marinating sessions, the Tofu was Grilled. UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_5cafUNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_5c5aUNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_5cb4

Linguine is and always will be my favorite noodle. Nothing beats Linguine cooked al dente to be finished cooking with its starches in a sauce. Here, I used Earth Balance ‘butter’, Garlic & Onion Powder, Sea Salt, Pepper, Crushed Red Peppers, Parsley and Ⓥ ‘parmesan cheese’.

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I saw a video online this morning on how to make a Taco Bell Crunchwrap. Craving Pasta constantly, I adapted an idea to make something absolutely edible. Pasta plated to be consumed with hands and a fork.

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Quick and easy Garlic Daiya Bread was prepared using Bread, Earth Balance ‘butter, Ⓥ ‘parmesan cheese’, Garlic Powder, Sea Salt, Parsley and Daiya.

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On a Tortilla Daiya was double-stacked to be smothered with Ⓥ Linguine nice and neatly.  Daiya side down Garlic Daiya Bread was put on top of the Ⓥ Linguine pile. The Tortilla was folded over the Bread and pan-fried on both sides.

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This was fun, quick, extremely easy and ever rewarding. Cheers!

Roasted Caulifloweredo

Roasted Cauliflower, Garlic and Carrots were blended ever so smooth with Almond milk. The Caulifloweredo was slightly enhanced with Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Sea Salt and Pepper. Bringing to a boil, Whole Wheat Rotini Noodles were added, then simmered to cook flavor into every single noodle.

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Roasted Green Beans were sautéed in Garlic Sauce (Earth Balance ‘butter’, Garlic, Sea Salt) and then mixed with Cayenne and ‘Parmesan cheese’.

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Baked with Daiya, this dish was sexy.

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Maple Balsamic Sriracha Potato Medallions

These Potato Medallions were prepared to seriously be the dish with a side of a sandwich. These Potatoes were sliced, boiled, roasted and panfried before adding a single ingredient. The ingredients added were: slight Oil, Sea Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Dill Weed, Sesame Seeds, Riced Cauliflower, Balsamic Vinegar, Sriracha and Maple Syrup. Garnished with Pea Tendril, the sandwich complimented the Potatoes with ingredients such as: Meatless Brat, Dough, Pea Tendrils, Daiya and Smart ‘bacon’.

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Mexican-Italian-Frankly

In the past few months, I have fallen in love with Ⓥegan ‘brats’. Tofurky and Field Roast are just damn amazing!

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In this concept, I utilized Field Roast Mexican Chipotle ‘brats’. Mindful of how awesome Chipotle is with its smoky pleasant heat, I wanted to give something already great, a flair. Choosing to infuse the Mexican-style ‘brat’ with Italian-style finesse, was just damn badass.

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O’Brien style Potatoes were roasted on parchment paper. Minestrone soup (from a can) was heated. The ‘brats’ were grilled. The soup was strained while saving the soup juices. The Potatoes, with slight Oil, were sautéed to achieve good color//char.

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The Soup ‘stuff’ was flooded with a few amazing ingredients. Earth Balance ‘butter’, Garlic Powder, Sea Salt, Pepper, Cayenne, Dill and Ⓥegan Parmesan ‘cheese’. The Potatoes were mixed with the remaining Soup juices.

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Happy November.