Friday, October 28, 2011

Vegan MoFo #6: Southern Comfort

Zatarain's jambalaya mix jazzed up with extra spices (cayenne, s&p, garlic & onion powders), add mushrooms, onions and the stems of the kale along with Gardien BBQ skewers chopped up. I usually use sausage but I had this and it worked out great, the bbq sauce gave it a good saucey texture.

I cooked the kale by steaming it then cooking with a little vegetable stock, red wine vinegar, s&p and fresh garlic. I sometimes make this meal with collard greens, whatever greens I have in the fridge.

Lazy rolls from one of those cardboard pop tubes, they came out alright (especially with some margarine)!

Vegan MoFo #5: Welcome to Another Installment of "Random Crappy PhotoBooth Pix of Food I Make"!

I only eat burritos bigger than my head:

Lazy mans ramen stir fry:

Sloppy Bacn Cheez Burger:

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Vegan MoFo #4: Golden Road Grand Opening

Sunday October 16th was the Grand Opening for Golden Road Brewing! Check out the website for more details. This was actually my first time visiting a brewery and it was fun to have it right here in Los Angeles. I can't wait for them to finish building their brew pub so I can go there again (and again.. and again..).

Firestone Velvet Merlin & Golden Road Brewing Point The Way IPA
Mandoline Grill Truck!

Oskar Blues Cans
A look at the brew pub still in progress -

Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans & The Bruery Lokal Red
Avery Brewing Co. Cans

Avery Ellies Brown Ale & Beachwood Brewing BBQ Thrill Seeker IPA
Finally Mandoline Grill! 2 orders of vegan tacos and nachos to split, of course extra sriracha!
Golden Road Hefeweizen & Hangar 24 Double IPA
Soft pretzels with vegan cheese sauce & spicy mustard
Ninkasi Total Domination IPA (not pictured, Dawn's 2nd Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Vegan MoFo #3: Breakfast Burrito

The breakfast burrito is one of the best foods ever invented (after pizza and regular burritos). I make these babies almost every morning. They are always slightly different, depending on what I have in the fridge and how much greasy goodness I am craving.

This is the "No Vegetables Allowed" Breakfast Burrito:

Vegetarian refried beans
Tofu "eggs"
Potato wedges
Flour burrito size tortilla
hot sauce!!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Vegan Mofo Post #2: Chkn Pot Pie

Yesterday was a rainy fall day in Los Angeles aka perfect comfort food weather! I made this Vegan Chicken Pot Pie from Vegan Dad. I love this site because his recipes are easy and delicious!

I modified it by adding 1 cup of white mushrooms, store bought puff pastry and instead of seitan used Gardien Chick'n Scallopini.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Bad Blogger Update: National Taco Day, Lost Pix & Vegan MoFo Intro!

This is my first year signing up for Vegan Mofo! I'm planning on blogging more about the comfort food I love to make and, since I have been getting more into beer, include beer pairings in some posts. Check back soon!

Today apparently is National Taco Day, so I made some tacos! Onion, bell pepper, zucchini, potato, fresh tomato, avocado, tofu, Gimmie Lean sausage crumbles

Here are some pictures I have taken recently (some with my cell phone) that have gotten lost in the mix:

Mohawk Bend - First Day of Beer Flights

We ordered both of their flights being offered that night:

In State - Lagunitas Lil Sumpin Wild, Port Hot Rocks, Steel DIPA, Stone 15th IBA

Out of State - (All Grand Teton Brewing) The Grand Saison, Bitch Creek ESB, Lost Continent DIPA, Pursuit of Hoppiness Imp. Red

And since we are beer geeks, scored them (highest to lowest):

In State - Stone 15th, Hot Rocks, Lil Sumpin, Steelhead DIPA

Out of State - Lost Continent DIPA, Bitch Creek, Pursuit of Hoppiness, Grand Saison

Veggie Grill - Nachos with steak added, Chikn Caesar wrap & side of chilli

Western Bacn Cheez Burger (side of fries)
Fried Chikn Plate (gravy on the side)

Fried Oreos with Ice Cream