Countdown to Pi Dai (1)

Being a dropout math/engineering major, I still have a strong connection with 3.14, Pi Day, every year starting with my birth. Not knowing what Pi Day was on 3.14.1985, I still celebrated 3.14 every year. I don’t think my first sip of Beer was until 1989, probably not on 3.14, but usually (good) Beers are involved. I’m going to make various pies through March 14, 2017. Here is number one.




…is a Vegan play of food from the recipe Shepards Pie, commonly a meat dish. Let’s tear shit up with this one and kill so many different plants. If you consume plants, it does state that you (and I) hate plants. Therefore, I eat and murder so many plants. I do, however, LOVE animals and good health. I do not take part in animal consumption.



Slight oil and Garlic was heated to destroy diced Celery, Carrot and Onion. Balsamic Vinegar, Molasses, Bay leaves, Veggie Broth, with seasonings (Sugar, Salt, Pepper, Paprika & Garlic Powder) were cooked down for a good while before being blended (after Bay leaves were removed:)



Protein was prepared for the base of this wonderful activity. Along with protein was fiber. Without any blood clotting properties, I pan-fried Sunflower Seeds (unsalted), Tempeh, Red Beans, Lightlife ‘beef’, Tomato, Onion, Celery, Carrot and similar seasonings.

Chunky Ⓥashed Potatoes


Baked potatoes were chopped and mixed with simmering Almond Milk, chopped Avocado, Tofu, Salt, Pepper, Garlic & Onion Powder, Cayenne and then later Instant Mashed Potatoes, Daiya, Fakin’ Bacon and Scallions.


The construction is simple:


Neat Ⓥeat Fri


Corn and Peas

Chunky Ⓥashed Potatoes



Have some fun as the days are becoming longer. img_6869img_6871

Relish Ⓥersatility


Relish ingredients:

  • Cucumber (4.5) @ $0.70 = $0.16 per serving, deseeded and diced
  • Onion (4) @ $0.80 = $0.20 per serving, diced
  • Tomato (6) @ $1.50 = $0.25, deseeded and deiced
  • Serrano Pepper (8) @ $1.17 = $0.15, deseeded and diced
  • Celery Seed/Celery Salt/Pepper = $0.05 per serving
  • Garlic (3) @ $0.24 = $0.08, minced
  • Mustard = $0.05 per serving , ground
  • Basil (10) @ $3.00 = $0.30, freshly chopped

Mix & have fun with.

A good Vegan Dawg, to me, is spiritly uplifting.


Ⓥ Char Dawg ingredients:

  • Lightlife Smart Dawgs, charred
  • Buns
  • Relish, mmmmm
  • Mustard, optional
  • catsup/ketchup/tomato flavored sugar, NOT AN OPTION


Gnocchi Ⓥreatness ingredients:

  • Gnocchi, I used packaged whole wheat
  • Capers, mmmmm
  • Relish, mmmmm
  • Spinach, basil-sliced
  • Brown Sugar/SeaSalt/Pepper
  • Sriracha
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Dill


Ⓥimmitation ingredients:

  • Ⓥ patty, I used Hilary’s

  • Ⓥ bacon, Sweet Earth

  • Daiya, provolone and block cheddar
  • Relish, mmmmm
  • Bun, gourmet/large/yummy
  • Spinach, basil-sliced
  • Pepper
  • Vegenaise, mmmmmm

It’s not burger, it’s not bacon, it’s not cheese, that is not an egg… It is Plant Based win-win happy food! Healthy tastes so good!

Ground Tempeh ingredients:

  • Onion, diced
  • Tempeh, crumbled
  • Celery, diced
  • Sriracha/Balsamic Vinegar
  • Salt/Pepper/ChiliP
  • Serrano, deseeded & diced
  • Garlic, minced
  • Soy, saucy


Tempehito ingredients:

  • Ground Tempeh
  • Rice, cooked
  • Relish, mmmm
  • Spinach, basil-sliced
  • Potato, chopped & sauteed
  • Tortilla

Daiya’s Patatas ingredients:

  • Potatoes, chopped
  • Daiya, mmmmmmmm
  • Salt/Pepper/Rosemary/Caraway/Fennel/Dill
  • Relish, mmmmm
  • Tempeh, sauteed

And construct.


Rice-Spinach-Relish Burrito ingredients:

  • Rice, cooked
  • Spinach, basil-sliced
  • Relish, mmmmmmm
  • Tortilla
  • Potatoes or something, on the side


Ⓥ Fry ingredients:

  • Cauiflower, chopped
  • Tofu, cubed
  • Daiya, mmmmmmmm
  • Garlic, minced
  • Turmeric, minced
  • Ginger, minced
  • Serrano, deseeded and diced
  • Relish, mmmmmmmmmmm
  • SeaSalt/Pepper/Paprika/OnionP/NutritionalYeast
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Carrot, stringiness
  • Soy sauce

Have fun and Fry away.


Tofempehwich ingredients:

  • Tofu, grilled
  • Tempeh, grilled
  • Daiya, mmmmm
  • Bun, gurmet
  • Spinach, basil-sliced
  • Relish, mmmmmmm

Suggestion: Enjoy a delicious high octane brew and have fun session.


Reward: A decent buzz and good food.