Friday Fun

I went to Earth’s General Store to see if I could find Butler Foods Sam’s Harvest Jerky, if you’re following me, you know I would give my left arm for this stuff- and I’m a lefty. Anyways, not only DID I find what I was looking for, I went by the chips, because I’m “stalking” to see if they have any Enjoy Life’s  Plentils. I’m pretty sure I let out an excited squeal when I discovered, they DID have them. And not just the ones I can buy at other stores, BUT the Sour cream and onion flavor. I had a huge smile on my face, I’m pretty sure they thought I was crazy or something, because it’s just jerky and chips right? Oh no, they are not. One simply does not smack talk the Plentils and Harvest Jerky. Those people clearly have never tried them before. Which I kinda feel sad for them, kinda, but that means more for me 😉

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When I got into my car, Hedley’s  Loose Control was playing. How perfect THIS is how I feel:

Can I make a little toast?
Can we get a little close?
Can I get an amen?
Can I get a hell yeah?

Somebody give me a chip
I don’t need any dip

I’m gonna catch you if I can
I don’t think you understand where we’re going
When you taste it and you know
When the flavor is about to blow
And it hits you
Ooh it hits you like

In my body
In my bones
Give me the chip and free my soul
When I hear that rock and roll
Oh my god, get in my mouth
La la la la, oh oh oh
La la la la, oh oh oh
I can not let it go
Oh my god, I lose control

Like a shot to the face
Now I got a little taste
Baby I can never get enough

When you pop it in your mouth
You’re gonna love the taste

That’s all I have. lol, a little Friday fun. What snack make you loose control?

Oh, and the photo credit for the picture of the Plentils that says chips with benefits goes to the fine people over at  Plentils. 



Vegan Snack Down, the double onion ring

The other week, a video about double decker onion rings popped up on my facebook page. It wasn’t vegan, but easy enough to make it vegan, as I was watching the video, I knew exactly what I was going to use. Of course, I re-facebooked it and said- now picture this but use flax egg and your fave vegan cheese. (You can search for the original recipe on tasty’s fb page).

Shane from Vegan with kids and I started chatting about how good they looked, and what we would use etc, gave each other a “hard” time and then #vegansnackdown was born.

We decided to challenge each other,  go out on social media, get votes to see who did it better, so please vote for me- #teambloggins  (I’ll even give you the recipe 🙂 To vote click Here and it will take you to our site. The voting post will be only a few posts down. Easy to find!

I have to admit- Tasty makes it look so damn easy- but they are a pain in the ass- but they are soooooooo good if you have the patience. You need to use white onion. Don’t waste your time with yellow as they will not hold up properly. I was able to get one onion ring, so I made single’s with the rest of the yellow onion slices. The next day I went out and bought white onion, chopped it up- and made my double deckers. White onion’s are more firm, you will break some but the hold up well when it comes to coating them.

Double Decker Onion rings

1/2 bag of  Enjoy Life Foods Plentils*

2 tablespoons of Manitoba Harvest Hemp seeds

1 to 2 WHITE onions

Chao cheese slices, sliced to fit your cut onion rings

Your choice of egg sub
Cut your onions to the thickness you want your rings.

Take your plentils put them in a ziplock bag, grab your rolling pin and squish them to resemble Panko crumbles, add the hemp seed, shake and pour into shallow dish.

Take two pieces of onion, stuff your cheese between the layers, keep going until you get the amount that you want assembled. Put on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Freeze for at least an hour.
Turn on the fryer. In one dish get you egg sub ready, in another shallow dish add your flour. Now the fun begins. Take a double decker dust it in flour, then dip in egg sub, dip in Plentil hemp mixture, dip in egg sub, dip in Plentil hemp mix.

I fry a few at a time. Watch them, they fry pretty quickly. 3-5 mins.

That’s it – make your favourite dip, you will be having a mouthgasm.

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Mozza Sticks

A bag of Daiya

1/2 bag of Enjoy Life Plentils*

2 tablespoons Manitoba Harvest Hemp

Melt the cheese, I add teaspoon of garlic powder and a scant 1/4 teaspoon of thyme before I melted the cheese. I put a bowl inside a slightly smaller pot. Keep stirring until cheese is completely  melted, pour melted cheese into a parchment lined bread pan, place in fridge for a few hours or over night to firm up.

Cut into sticks- use the directions and method for the onion rings for the batter and coating. Keep an eye on them they should be ready within 5 mins.  Enjoy with your fav dip and or sauce. (Recipe inspired by the Vegan Zombie)

Daiya actually makes it easier now than when I first making Vegan Zombie’s recipe – if you buy the blocks- just cut it up to desired thickness. Easy!
My fav dip  is to take 3 heaping tablespoons of Vegenaise, a teaspoon of garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder, 1/4 teaspoon of each dill and basil. Stir until blended, let set in fridge for at least a half hour. It is better the next day though.  (Inspired by Happy herbivore)

* for the double decker onion rings and mozzarella sticks I use Plentils margherita pizza flavour. The single onion rings are covered in Plentil sea salt hemp love.

Let me know what you think- I know you want to make them…… The singles might become a Friday night movie night snack with Daiya pizza. Oh the surperem one is so good!!