Mac N Daiya was prepared as normal for a second. Imagination was evident and severely utilized. Fire roasted tomatoes, Chives and Cucumber were added to the slightly undercooked Mac. Crushed Red Peppers and Soy ‘chorizo’ was mixed in on a low//medium heat before adding the mouth watering Daiya ‘cheese’. Lightly salted and peppered, excitement was immense.
A single ingredient can light a spark in the mind that infuses multiple sparks to reuse ideas with a new concept and, BOOM, let’s make food today like this………….
Daiya ‘string cheese’ was found! I’ve been in love with Daiya for many of years now, bringing dairy-free deliciousness to my beloved comfort food. And excuse to make a pizza pi….. any excuse…. Vegan Pizza does not count as a relapse, in my book:)
Forever a Pizza Addict, a delicious pizza was made with a Daiya stuffed crust. I added the MacN Daiya with a bit more Daiya, some Smart ‘bacon’ and (:OMG:) Vegan ‘parm’ and Earth Balance ‘butter’ CRUST.
Sitting in the refreshing breezy shade
Dull subtly humming 101 loop buzz
Pondering food, pondering bicycle rides
palm trees dancing
Mountains distant, standing short and tall in every direction
The sun ever present
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.
A new Veggie patty was experienced and enjoyed the other day, differently.
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.
Lettuce, Sunflower Seeds, Tomato, Northern Beans, Cucumber and grilled Jalapeno were topped with a Plant-Based protein-heavy Daiya Melt Sandwich, cubed.
A different take on an American ‘burger’ to be eaten with a forking fork without animal harm or discomfort.
Happy Monday and Blackjack from the desert valley in Arizona.
Twenty-one days have passed in my Arizona-resident-acclimation.
Things are progressing well.
O’Brien Potatoes were roasted and broiled before being tossed in Earth Balance ‘butter’ and Daiya.
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.
After the Daiya melted, the two seperate concoctions were combined with chopped Dill Pickles. Tortillas were warmed. Tortillas were stuffed and folded.