What Vegans Eat

The daily blog that answers the question, WHAT DO YOU EAT? What do VEGANS eat? Find out what vegans eat by following REAL founders, Caryn Hartglass and Gary De Mattei blog about their daily meals. Many post include recipes. #WhatVegansEat
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What Vegans Eat – Day 1196, Travel Edition

Breakfast: I thought I had been smart packing Steel Cut Oats, Raisins and Dried Apricots to make breakfast in the morning. When I got up this morning, I realized there was no stove in our condo kitchen, only a microwave and a toaster oven. I would have to get creative. I put a serving each…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1195, Travel Edition

Breakfast: I’m flying, flying, flying, flying… I am off to Quebec today. With a flight leaving at 11am, I left the house around 8am so I could be at the airport two hours early. I had a big cup of Maté and half of a Pink Grapefruit.   Lunch: I had brought along Apples, Bananas,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1194

Lunch: We are having dinner with friends tonight and tomorrow I leave for five days in Quebec. I did not have any set meals before dinner. Instead, with Gary’s encouragement, I prepared some food for my journey the following day. I would be traveling with my friend Deo who was flying to New York today…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1193

Breakfast: Gary served me a cup of Teeccino with his expert Soy Milk foam, dusted with Cocoa. Good morning everybody!   For breakfast we had Steel Cut Oats with Raisins, Apples and Bananas, served with Cherries.   Lunch: For a late lunch, I made the salad – Baby Greens with Black Olives and Grated Apple,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1192

Breakfast: It’s my day of the week to visit mom and help her with a few tasks. For breakfast I had what I call “Sloppy Maki” using the ingredients for Avocado Maki without rolling anything together. I took a piece of nori and grabbed some Brown Rice and Avocado with it. It’s fun and a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1191

Lunch: I had a lunch date at Candle Cafe and skipped breakfast in anticipation. I was meeting Lianne, the group leader of the Manhattan PlantPure Pod called Plant Powered Manhattan. My latest favorite at Candle Cafe is the Good Food Plate where you choose the four sides and two dressing you want. Today I went…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1190

Breakfast: I love PSP toast. PSP stands for Purple Sweet Potatoes. I love them! We made some Baked Sweet Potato Toast yesterday and had many slices leftover for breakfast along with Pumpkin Seed Crusted Tofu. It was a sumptuous savory meal.   We put Peanut Butter and Bananas on our PSP toast.   Dinner: Gary…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1189

Breakfast: I was looking forward to this day for a long time. Gary and I were meeting Dale and Bobby. I knew Dale all of my life, my first friend. Our families lived next door in the same apartment building in Bronxville. We were meeting in Hoboken, NJ. I didn’t realize it until this morning…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1188

Breakfast: We enjoyed a lovely Sunday morning with Buckwheat Pancakes, Fruit Coulis, Bananas and Peanut Butter while listening to a Cello Concerto by Haydn on WQXR.   Lunch: It’s Mother’s Day and Gary and I took my mom to lunch. We chose P.F. Chang’s because she loved it there the last time we went out.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1187

Breakfast: I got up and was ready to celebrate the beautiful morning with Pancakes! I whipped up a batter of Buckwheat Pancakes, with freshly ground buckwheat flour in the Vitamix made with buckwheat groats. I also made a fruit coulis with Bananas, Raspberries, Strawberries and Apples. I happily used the new spoon rest my niece…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1186

Brunch: After a few hours sleep I got on a plane home to New York. Gary was ready, greeting me with Maté Chocolatte!   And the kitchen smelled good! He was preparing brunch for me on the terrace. We haven’t “eaten out” for a long time. It was a gorgeous morning. Baby birds were chirping.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1185, Travel Edition

Breakfast: I couldn’t wait to get out and run again this morning. I made sure I drank a lot before leaving the house and I didn’t run as long as yesterday. I felt good when I returned and ready to eat. There was plenty of Kale Salad from yesterday. After Lori took some for her…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1184, Travel Edition

One of the things I love about this area, Weston, is it’s a great place to run. The neighborhoods are calm and quiet. The sidewalks are wide and well-maintained and they gently rise and fall. It’s lush, warm and the lizards skirt back and forth in and out of the bushes. I took a morning…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1183, Travel Edition

Breakfast: I was spending today visiting at a hospital. I wasn’t hungry in the morning when I left but I knew there wouldn’t be anything to eat so I prepared my breakfast and lunch. When I was hungry I enjoyed this bowl of Soaked Oats with Soy Milk, Blueberries, Pumpkin Seeds, Walnuts and Cacao nibs.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1182, Travel Edition

Breakfast: I appreciate my calm, easy mornings! The Food Revolution Summit has ended and I am no longer on a schedule. I enjoy working when I want to work, which tends to be pretty much all day anyway! Gary set out the Oatmeal Bar where we could each add our own toppings. I had everything!…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1181

Breakfast: The Cherry Almond Waffle recipe makes 8 big waffles. We had plenty for breakfast today. Gary made his version of Peanut Butter Cream with Apricot Butter, a little thicker than mine and he added a Banana too.   I saved my Banana to eat with Peanut Butter Cream after finishing my waffles.   Lunch:…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1180

Breakfast: Somehow I got up early enough to make waffles before going to work on the Food Revolution Network Summit. I chose to make Cherry Almond Waffles, my latest waffle recipe, to test it out. We were out of Millet so I double the Oats used in the recipe. The result was exquisite. I made…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1179

Breakfast: It’s Day 7 of the Food Revolution Summit and my desk is getting more and more cluttered. I can’t wait to have a moment to bring order to this space. That time is not now. I wolfed down my Oatmeal with Blueberries, Walnuts and Coconut, doing my best to chew each mouthful carefully, as…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1178

Breakfast: I had to get up early today and that’s not something I like to do. For one, the car was parked in a “Thursday 11:30am-1pm street cleaning” space. I would have to move the car. I decided I would drive over to Mom’s early, tune in to the 7th Annual Food Revolution Summit and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1177

Breakfast: It’s Day 5 of The Food Revolution Summit and I got up and was ready to roll. I knew there would be plenty of questions regarding nutrition with three medical doctors being interviewed to talk about heart disease, brain and gut health and dairy. I was ready. Gary made Oatmeal with Blueberries, Flax Seeds…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1176

Breakfast: This morning I was treated to a cup of Yerba Maté and an expertly peeled and sliced Orange. Gary continues to surprise me with his skills.   Lunch: As I worked with the Food Revolution Network team during Day 4 of the 7th Annual Summit, Gary asked me what I would like for lunch.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1175

Lunch: I admire the folks on the west coast who are up at 8am PT to tune into the 7th Food Revolution Summit, now on Day 3. I’m up at 10am ET to start reviewing the comments and answering the questions that have been coming in from people all around the world who have been…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1174

Breakfast: It’s a special day. I am singing in a concert for the Leonard Bernstein centennial! Today is the first of four of the same program. Gary pampered me before the afternoon event. He served me Teeccino with Soy Foam, dusted with Cinnamon in bed!   I knew what I would want for breakfast the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1173

Breakfast: It’s a waffle party this morning. There are plenty of Cherry Almond Waffles from the batch I created yesterday.   Lunch: It’s the beginning of the 2018 Food Revolution Summit. Have you signed up to be a part? It’s a 9-day not-to-be-messed event! Plus you’ll get a new recipe each day, created by REAL…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1172

Breakfast: Now that we are home from our trip in the jungle of Costa Rica we want to eat all our favorite foods. Waffles – yes! I made a new recipe too – Cherry Almond Waffles. We had them with Apricot Butter and Peanut Butter. It’s good to be home.   Dinner: There is plenty…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1171

Breakfast: We’re back from Costa Rica and craving our favorite foods. Gary made Corn Bread. He made it a little differently this time and made long strips of toast. Since it’s my birthday month I am treating myself with little things, like slathering my corn bread toast with lots of vegan butter. Mm.

What Vegans Eat – Day 1170, Special Travel Edition

Breakfast: We are going home! Hurray! It’s been quite an adventure and we are ready to get back to life as usual. I made our Rolled Oats breakfast with Soy Milk, Almonds and Bananas and locally grown Cantaloupe. Gary made Teeccino in the coffeemaker.   Our flight was leaving at about noon. It was delayed…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1169, Special Travel Edition

Breakfast: I thought I would have to go to the local city office to pay my property tax since I couldn’t pay them on my Costa Rica bank website anymore. But Gary saved the day and suggested searching the web to see if I could pay them online. I found the site and got paid…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1168, Special Travel Edition

Breakfast: Gary and I are wiped out! Yesterday was an exhausting day and today we wanted to take it easy. We were heading back to Beth’s house in San Isidro, leaving the farm. We finished up the Oats and Bananas with Soy Milk and shared a Papaya.   We watched a couple of Toucans in…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1167, Special Travel Edition

It’s my birthday and it’s Earth Day. I’m 60! The big plan for the day was to visit my 40-acre property. I bought it in 2005 and have not begun to do anything with it. It’s just jungle. I hired one of Beth’s farm workers, Edgar to chopped and clear some of the overgrown trails…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1166, Special Travel Edition

Breakfast: We slept in a house in San Isidro last night. It’s warm here and all the windows are open. They have no screens. Life of all kinds come in and out here including mosquitoes, moths and lizards. We slept with a sheet covering our heads to keep out the mosquitoes. When we got up…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1165, Special Travel Edition

Breakfast: Today we leave Playa Hermosa and drive south, down the west side of Costa Rica to San Isidro. We had our bowl of Rolled Oats, Bananas, Raisins, Soy Milk before getting on the road at 7:30am. Thank goodness Gary brought a good supply of raisins from Trader Joe’s. Our breakfasts would not have been…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1164, Special Travel Edition

Breakfast: I am enjoying eating “locally grown” tropical fruit every morning. This morning we had cooked Oatmeal with fresh Pineapple on the side. I brought a lot of teabags for this trip. As I have mentioned before, I prefer loose leaf tea for lots of reasons but I have collected a lot of teabags and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1163, Special Travel Edition

Breakfast: Oatmeal and Pineapple breakfast, repeat from yesterday.   We went back to the Super Luperon grocery for a few items and we discovered they had several shelves of plant milks! Lunch: I made a big salad in the Slow Cooker bowl with Lettuce, Garbanzo Beans, Tahini, Onions and Tomatoes. Good salad.   I made…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1162, Special Travel Edition

Breakfast: Oatmeal with Raisins and Bananas is always special with fresh, locally grown Pineapple here in Costa Rica.   Lunch: I made a Green Cabbage Slaw with Papaya, Onions and a creamy Silken Tofu dressing. We have a mini chopper and blender in our condo. I started with the mini chopped and tried to chop…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1161, Special Travel Edition

Breakfast: The condo we are staying at in Costa Rica has a kitchen with most basic things necessary for simple meal preparation. But there are a few items that would make it better, like at least one large bowl. There are none. We’ve been taking turns cooking in the large pot and then using it…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1160, Special Travel Edition

Breakfast: This morning’s breakfast consisted of cooked Oatmeal with Walnuts, Bananas and Raisins, and Mango for dessert. This Mango is sweeter than candy. We sat outside at the picnic table in front of our condo with a few of the boats and the beach.   We also dined with the Iguanas. They were the size…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1159, Special Travel Edition

After our first night in Costa Rica we got up to search for food. We have a kitchen in the unit we are staying in so we can prepare some of our meals. I have been looking forward to the tropical fruit, one of my favorite things here. Before our arrival I had checked online…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1158, Special Travel Edition

Breakfast: Our flight is late in the morning. We are up and ready to go. Gary scavenged in the refrigerator to find what he could make for a light breakfast – Tortillas with Peanut Butter, Apricot Jam and Raisins.   At the airport we settled in with a couple of Venti Starbucks teas and Walnuts.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1157

Lunch: It’s the day before we leave for Costa Rica and there is still much to do. We took a walk out in the ‘hood to pick up a few last items. Gary and I both needed hiking boots and walking beach shoes. We ended up both buying the same ones! We stopped for our…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1156

Breakfast: Counting down the days before my birthday celebration trip to Costa Rica. I had hoped to finish all my projects before the trip so I stayed over Mom’s last night to work. I was not as successful as I had hoped. Mom wanted to chat and show me photos and enjoy my company. I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1155

Breakfast: We are heading out to Costa Rica in a few days. This was my last chance to visit with Mom before leaving. Gary set out our morning breakfast to get me started for the long day: Grapefruit and Rolled Oats smothered with Blueberries and Coconut Milk.   Lunch: I brought some of our Millet…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1154

Breakfast: This was the best breakfast! Sweet Potato Toast with Peanut Butter and Bananas served with sliced Oranges and Ginger Turmeric Latte.   Dinner: A collection of leftovers made a tasty feast. This buffet table had Mashed Potatoes, Baked Tofu, Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Basil Sauce, Mushroom Chorizo and Whole Grain Blend with Avocado.  …

What Vegans Eat – Day 1153

Breakfast: We got to bed late last night after being on our feet all day preparing food. I got up early to finished typing up the recipes for the dishes we prepared to share at the Food Revolution Summit. You can register for the summit here. Today was the 11th Annual Veggie Pride Parade. REAL…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1152

This was a big day of making food and very little eating! Gary and I created, prepared and photographed 9 recipes for the upcoming Food Revolution Summit. You’ll be a getting a sneak preview of what me made over the next few days as we eat the leftovers! Register for the summit and get all…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1151

Breakfast: I love waking up really hungry. Oatmeal tastes doubly good, topped with Blueberries, Walnuts and Chia Seeds.   Dinner: Our giant Red Leaf and Arugula Salads, with Avocado and Tahini Dressing were washed down with Green Juices made with Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Cabbage, Lemon and Ginger.   The Salads were followed by the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1150

Breakfast: Today was my day to visit Mom. We had a full day planned. I skipped breakfast and was super hungry when I arrived. The house was feeling cold and Mom showed me the thermostat which was at 64o rather than 73o where it was supposed to be. The heater was broken. Thanks to her…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1149

Breakfast: Can someone tell me why I don’t make Miso Vegetable Soup all the time? It’s one of my favorite meals. This soup had a 3-year Barley Miso, with Collard Ribbons, Tofu, Red Onions, Wakame and Celery.   Lunch: I was hungry and had no desire to put anything together. There were some Blueberries and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1148

Today I was getting my annual medical exam. Gary came along for the fun. We skipped breakfast. It wasn’t necessary but I wanted my blood drawn before I ate.   Lunch: My doctors are at Mount Sinai Hospital on the upper east side of Manhattan. You know what else in on the upper east side?…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1147

Breakfast: We began the day with fresh Oranges again.   For lunch we had more of the hearty Chickpea Corn Chowder.   I was still hungry after the soup and made my own version of “Ants on a Log” with Celery and Peanut Butter using Chia Seeds in place of Raisins. I think the chia…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1146

It’s Easter Sunday. Look what the bunny brought! This was one smart Easter Bunny who got his candy from the NaturalCandyStore.com, vegan and gluten-free! The basket had Ocho Organic Candy Bar Coconut Bars, ZOT Organic Licorice Beads, Candy Tree Organic Strawberry Licorice Laces, Amy E’s Bakery Organic Peanut Brittle, CleanCandy® Lemon Drop, CleanCandy® Watermelon Wheel,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1145

Breakfast: This morning I made a cereal with our cooked rice blend of Red Rice, Black Rice, Brown Rice and Millet, topped with Raspberry Coulis and Flaked Coconut.   Dinner: Our friend Lawrence was singing at a church nearby. When he sings there, we try to meet before for a meal. Today we went to…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1144

Breakfast:   Lunch: Today was a day with my brother’s family and mom. Gary and I drove to mom’s and brought her to the Cheesecake Factory where we met my brother’s family for lunch. Mom had the Wellness Salad.   Gary, my brother Barry and I had the Vegan Cobb Salad. Yes, that’s correct— The…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1143

Breakfast: Back home in Queens, and with a car, it was time to move it to another space. We had parked it on the Thursday side of alternate side parking. We had some Teeccino before leaving the house. The plan was to drive the car to Trader Joe’s to do some food shopping, and return…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1142

Breakfast: We are back at home, tired after a busy trip. It’s raining. We need food but it’s not the best time to shop. I dig into the cupboards to see what I can find. I made Garbanzo Bean Flour Waffles with Raspberry Coulis.   Lunch: I had brought home with me a the big…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1141

Breakfast: It’s another travel day. Today we head back to New York. The Into the Woods auditions are done. Now we go home and figure out who gets what role. Some choices are obvious, the rest is tricky. We cleaned up the pool house and packed the car. We had had a challenging evening and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1140

Breakfast: It’s a day off, sort of. We only have callback auditions in the evening. There’s a lot of prep work to do in the meantime but it took a while to get moving. Gary served me Apples in bed.   Then he brought me Grapefruit in bed. I could get used to this.  …

What Vegans Eat – Day 1139

Breakfast: Another big today ahead with a full day of auditions followed by an evening of call back auditions. I prepared our thermoses of tea for the day, black tea for me, mint for Gary. We had some simple cooked Oatmeal with Apples and were off.   Dinner: In between the day of auditions that…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1138

Lunch: We got up relatively early for us. We were excited about the day, holding auditions for Playful People Productions’ summer advanced theatre workshop of Into the Woods and we had a lot to do before they began at noon when we start selecting a teen cast and an adult cast. Our two stainless steel…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1137

Breakfast: Today we leave for California. We have an evening flight. We have packed lightly for this short trip. The refrigerator is cleared out of almost all of the perishable food. We eat what remains. There is one Pink Grapefruit left that we share in the morning.   Gary makes an Oatmeal and Polenta porridge…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1136

Breakfast: I made enough Garbanzo Bean Four Waffles yesterday for leftovers today, served with Oange Slices and Raspberry-Blueberry Coulis.   Lunch: I grabbed a small dish of the Vegan Chopped Liver (with Pumpkin seeds substituted for Walnuts). It’s even better the next day.     Dinner: Our freezer and pantry foods came together to make…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1135

Breakfast: The original plan was to fly out in the morning to California. Instead we watched the snow fall. It was hard not to be disappointed about delaying our trip to Mendocino. Trying to make the best of things, I made Garbanzo Bean Flour Waffles, flavored with Fennel, Coriander and Vanilla, topped with Raspberry Coulis.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1134

Breakfast: We are flying out to California tomorrow for a quick week-long trip. The plan is to take a well-deserved few days off in Mendocino before a intense weekend of auditions to pick our two casts for the Into the Woods Productions we’ll be directing in San Jose this summer. Gary and I have never…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1133

Breakfast: A made a quick visit to my mom before eating breakfast. Gary and I were going to be leaving for California in a couple of days and I wanted to make sure she had everything she needed while I was away. When I got to mom’s I surveyed the refrigerator and freezer. I like…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1132

Breakfast: After sleeping in, we got up for Oatmeal, all decked out with Blueberries, Walnuts, Cacao Nibs, Flaked Coconut and Ground Flax Seeds.   Lunch: Green juice with Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Cabbage, Lemon and Ginger. It’s the best!   Dinner: Gary was making Sunday dinner! To begin with he baked a Spaghetti Squash. I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1131

Breakfast: We don’t live extravagantly. We are not big consumers. We don’t make a lot of money, but what we do have we spend mostly on healthy, organic nutritious food. There are the occasional splurges. Gary had told me a while ago that he wanted to see Angels in America on Broadway. It’s a two-part…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1130

Breakfast: We began with Rolled Oats, Bananas, Blueberries, Pears, Soy Milk, Chia Seeds, Sunflower Seeds and Walnuts.   Lunch: We brought out the Corn Thins today for lunch with a Kale Arugula Salad tossed with Seed Caesar and Rancho Gordo Marcella Beans.     Dinner: Heat and repeat. It’s easy to do with yesterday’s Baked…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1129

Lunch: I was visiting with mom today. We have alternate side of the street parking, where cars must be moved on Thursday or Friday from 11:30am-1pm, for street cleaning. It’s a joke really, the street cleaning trucks come through at lightning speed and don’t do anything but make noise and air pollution. But I make…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1128

Breakfast: You always want to make enough for the next day when you make Fruity Corn Waffles. You’ll be glad you did. We were! It’s fun to smash Bananas into the Waffle pockets.   Dinner: We had a Kale Cabbage Salad with Red Onion, Apples and Seed Caesar Dressing served with Rancho Gordo Marcella Beans…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1127

Breakfast: We often takes turns making meals and it happens organically. No one says, it’s your turn to make breakfast, I did it yesterday. Although lately Gary has been making many more meals than me as I work to finish a project. This morning I was making waffles for Gary, Fruity Corn Waffles, one of…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1126

Breakfast: We have posted many a bowl of Oatmeal. Here is another. This is how it works. You take a simple bowl of Oatmeal like this one, with Raisins and Apples cooked in it.   And then you make it a celebration, a Sundae treat, topped with Blueberries, Ground Flax Seeds and Flaked Coconut.  …

What Vegans Eat – Day 1125

Breakfast: This is one of our favorite Sunday breakfasts – Baked Home Fries and Gary’s No-Egg-Omelette-Soufflé.   Lunch: My leftovers from yesterday’s visit to Plant Wise made a lunch with many flavors: Kale Caesar Salad with Veggie Tuna (Chickpeas, Celery, Broccoli, Red Onion, Almonds, Sunflower Dijonaise) and Cranberries plus the Masala Bowl with Chickpea Masala,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1124

I was off again to get my mom’s other car its annual inspection. I tried to do it yesterday when they changed the battery but learned that was not possible. When the battery was changed, it lost the data necessary for the inspection, so I had to drive it at least 30 miles first. I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1123

After our big night out last night at the James Beard House, we did not feel so well in the morning. We drank too much, that’s for sure. Each delicious course was paired with a pretty fabulous wine. We had not been to an event like this in a long time and forgot to just…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1122

Breakfast: This was not just another day of vegan eating. Tonight we were going to the James Beard Foundation’s dinner event entitled Women Chefs Rule: The Vegan Edition, Presented by Women Chefs and Restaurateurs. I was so excited!! Neither of us was in the mood to prepare anything for breakfast. That’s when Corn Thins come…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1121

Breakfast: Our leftover multigrain mix of Basmati Rice, Black Rice, Red Rice and Millet becomes a nice morning cereal with Apples and Raisins, topped with frothed Soy Milk.   Lunch: Today’s green juice has Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots and Lemon.   Dinner: Gary asked what I would like for dinner as the heavy snow was…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1120

Breakfast: Homemade Corn Bread from yesterday is ready for this morning’s breakfast. It’s a great recipe, served with Peanut Butter, Raspberry Jam and Apricot Butter.   Dinner: Several months ago we bought tickets for Farinelli and the King starring the incomparable Mark Rylance. Tonight was the night! I had prerecorded my radio show in the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1119

Breakfast: Gary’s Tempeh Tikka Masala served with homemade Corn Bread will hold us for the next few meals without much fuss. W   Lunch: Today’s green juice has Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots and Lemon and was sipped while munching on a handful of Walnuts.   Dinner: I beefed up my evening bowls of Tempeh Tikka…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1118

Breakfast: This Sunday morning I began with Irish Breakfast Tea and read the actual paper, rather than viewing it on my phone’s screen. I like it. I could get used to this.   Breakfast had two courses – first the savory: Garbanzo Bean “tuna” Salad on Corn Thins.   The second course was sweet: Raspberry…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1117

Breakfast: I was certain to make enough Buckwheat Waffles yesterday to have them for today. Gary also presented a “Muesli” that he had mixed together the night before with Rolled Oats, Raisins, Apricots, Walnuts and Flaked Coconut.   Lunch: Today’s Kale Salad was topped with a Garbanzo Bean “tuna” Salad loaded up with Celery, Red…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1116

Breakfast: Being back at home still feels new. We’ve been home less than two weeks and we like reconnecting with our favorite recipes, like Buckwheat Waffles. I ground the buckwheat flour in the Vitamix with Buckwheat Groats. It’s much better tasting than buying the flour already ground and I like the lighter, more yellow, less…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1115

Breakfast: Today’s schedule include a visit to the dentist and then a trip to see my mom. I got up early (for me) so the dentist could cement my temporary crown back in my mouth after coming off yesterday. I packed a Banana, a Pear, a bag of Power Greens, some Carrots, an Avocado and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1114

Breakfast: Beneath the mound of goodies, Blueberries, Coconuts, Walnuts, Cacao Nibs and Raisins you will find Rolled Oats and Soy Milk.   Green Juice: I made juice today. I have not made juice in a while and it’s time to bring back this healthy tradition. The last few days I have been waking up feeling…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1113

Breakfast: Some days we like it hot. Oatmeal that is. This morning’s Oatmeal was expertly prepared by Gary with Bananas, Apples and Raisins and topped with Coconut, Cacao Nibs and Walnuts.   Dinner: Another discovery in the freezer was cooked Kale with Onions. Once reheated we gobbled them up, chewing carefully of course.   Yes,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1112

Breakfast: Rolled Oats Cereal the way I like it. Okay, I like it many ways. This way was with Strawberries, Chia Seeds, Walnuts, Cacao Nibs, Raisins and Soy Milk.   Lunch: More of yesterday’s Sweet Potato Black Bean Vegetable Soup, better than yesterday.   Dinner: Today’s Salad consisted of Power Greens, grated Purple Carrot, Avocado,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1111

Brunch: My cousin gave me this Breville teamaker a few years ago. It belonged to his wife and she passed away on this day a few years ago. I named the tea maker Angi, after her and think of her whenever I use it, which is often.   We couldn’t wait to dig into the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1110

Breakfast: I believe we were running on adrenaline the last few weeks (or months!) in California and now our bodies are feeling the fatigue. There is always plenty to do but I am being mindful to work at a more relaxed pace. I began the day with a cup of Irish Breakfast tea and Soy…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1109

Brunch: We’ve been home a few days now and the celebration continues. Gary had wanted to make his Spinach Frittata while we were in California but there never seemed to be the right time or place to make it. I requested one this morning. It’s a beautiful way to start the day. You’ll have to…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1108

Lunch: After being away from home for so long it was very nice to wake up in our bed. What wasn’t nice was that I couldn’t sleep in! I had scheduled some coaching calls with clients in the morning and then I had to move the car. It’s Thursday and the car was parked on…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1107

We’re home! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. There’s no place like home! After unpacking I put our new Rancho Gordo beans in jars. Gary’s sister gave us five packages of Rancho Gordo Heirloom beans, grown in California.   Breakfast: We took a few hours rest, after arriving on a red eye…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1106, Travel Edition

Breakfast: It’s time to go. We have finished our run of The Music Man and are ready to return to New York. Getting ready for our flight tonight I am loading up on Oranges and using the Neti pot. We finished up the Rolled Oats and topped our bowls with Apples, Almonds and Soy Milk.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1105, Travel Edition

Lunch: We’re done! It’s our day off and the day is filled with activity. We tried to sleep in but we had a cast party to go to and it started at 10am. It was a pot luck. We are leaving tomorrow night so I wanted to bring something that was made with the ingredients…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1104, Travel Edition

Breakfast: It’s the last performance of The Music Man! We’ve made it. We are looking forward to wrapping this adventure up and heading home. First, a heaping bowl of Oatmeal with Raisins, Apples, Bananas and Walnuts followed by fresh Oranges to get us through the 1pm matinee, followed by the strike.   Lunch: I made…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1103, Travel Edition

Breakfast: Our meals are basic, nourishing and good. It’s Rolled Oats again with Bananas, Apples, Walnuts and Soy Milk.   Lunch: Gary’s big pot of Lentil Millet Stew with Sweet Potatoes and Arugula continues to nourish us with little effort. We brought a container to the theater and heated it up before the show.  …

What Vegans Eat – Day 1102, Travel Edition

Breakfast: It’s a REAL breakfast favorite: Rolled Oats, Cacao Nibs, Apples, Raisins, Walnuts and Soy Milk. We love it.   Lunch: We are winding down here with our adventure in the The Bay Area, directing The Music man. We have a few days left and that means it’s time to finish up the food we…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1101, Travel Edition

Lunch: I was meeting Erin today for lunch. She’s a new colleague from the veg world that I am working with who lives in Colorado. Since we are both in the Bay Area it seemed like a good opportunity to meet up. I suggested the Crepe Bistro. They make Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-free Crepes and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1100, Travel Edition

Breakfast: It’s Valentine’s Day, a Hallmark Holiday. I am believer in expressing love and appreciation for everyone you care about in your life all the time and not needing a special holiday promoting consumerism to do so. It’s always nice to be treated special and Gary made me my Maté and a big bowl of…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1099, Travel Edition

Breakfast: It’s our second and last day off from our performances of The Music Man. I am enjoying starting my days with Cacoco Drinking Chocolate. Katie, our co-producer treated me to a box. Gary is not touching chocolate since he is avoiding caffeine, so it’s all for me! I like starting the day with Chocolate.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1098, Travel Edition

Breakfast: We believe in Green Juice. While we can’t make it at home we are grateful to get it anyway we can. Today was in bottles from Trader Joe’s.   Lunch: We were giving a bag of Artichokes from Katie, one of The Music Man co-producer’s. She’s always giving us healthy food. We steamed them…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1097, Travel Edition

Breakfast: Conducting two shows a day is a test of endurance! After yesterday’s two shows I woke up weary. We have two more shows today. Gary made me a thermos of Maté.   Lunch: In between shows we went to Khahn’s. On the weekends they open up at 4:30pm. We got there at 4:20pm and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1096, Travel Edition

Breakfast: Now at the pool house we have a stove and can cook. That means Oatmeal. We made a big pot with all the fixin’s: Apples, Bananas, Raisins, Apricots and Almonds. I topped mine with sprinkles: Cacao Nibs.   Lunch: We had a matinee performance at 1pm. The next show is at 7pm. In between…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1095, Travel Edition

Breakfast: We were leaving his sister’s house today and moving back to Gary’s brother’s pool house in Monte Sereno. We had a lot of bags and boxes to bring up the stairs and out to the car. How did we collect so much stuff in the last 2 months? When we were almost done I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1094, Travel Edition

Breakfast: We have what’s called a “soft” opening or preview tonight. One cast had their dress rehearsal last night and tonight the other cast will have theirs, but there will be an audience who purchased tickets at a reduced price. Gary didn’t get much sleep – he was still working things out in his head…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1093, Travel Edition

Breakfast: We survived the tech rehearsal for The Music Man last night. We had an ambitious plan for what we wanted to accomplished and barely got through about half! Gary got up early and went to the theater.   Lunch: I still had plenty of computer work to do and I found a moment to…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1092, Travel Edition

Breakfast: Tonight we have our Tech Rehearsal for The Music Man. Gary set out early to get back to the theater. There is still much to do to make tonight’s rehearsal more efficient. I was on my own to work on other projects. Maté was my tea for the day. As I worked I ate…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1091, Travel Edition

Breakfast: Gary is in the theater all day and night today, loading in the set, programming the light board and anything else that needs taking care of before we have our tech rehearsal and final dress rehearsal. My plan is to work at lightning speed to finish some other projects while he is away. I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1090, Travel Edition

Lunch: Sunday, our day off. Ah, do we need this day! We didn’t have any specific plans and we didn’t want to rush. We slept in and skipped breakfast. Neither of us thought about packing what we might want to wear during the performances when we had left New York. I needed some black clothes…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1089, Travel Edition

Breakfast: Today’s rehearsal for The Music Man was the Sitzprobe. This is where the cast sits and sings with the orchestra, integrating the two before the run throughs with the musicians. Gary and I had our morning Teeccino and took off early for the theater to set up.   Lunch: We did not bring any…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1088, Travel Edition

Breakfast: Sometimes I put celery stalks in water to keep them fresh. It looks like this celery got really chilled in the refrigerator. Fortunately the stalks were fine and ready to go into my breakfast smoothie.   This smoothie had Kale, Blueberries, Peanut Butter, Celery and Water. It never looks as good as it tastes.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1087, Travel Edition

Breakfast: We have only a few ingredients to work with while on the road for meal prep, but we like what we have. Gary made breakfast sandwiches, using organic sprouted Corn Tortillas, Bananas and Peanut Butter.   Lunch: I gobbled up the leftover Rice with Garbanzo Beans and Tahini and cooked Sweet Potato while I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1086, Travel Edition

Breakfast: We were happy to find some bags of frozen Blueberries in the freezer section of the refrigerator in the basement where we are staying. We left them here in December. They were a welcomed topping to our morning Rolled Oats with Bananas and Soy Milk.   Lunch: With Gary out running errands and going…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1085, Travel Edition

I got up very early to prerecord my radio show. I was interviewing Dr. Melanie Joy. She’s in Berlin, the station is in New York and I am in California. It’s amazing what we can do today with technology. Too bad we haven’t figured out how to make it the same time everywhere around the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1084, Travel Edition

Breakfast: It’s the week before we open and there is so much to be done. We need to stay strong and flu-free. We started the day with Grapefruit.   We haven’t gone food shopping since we moved yesterday so the materials for our morning Oats are slim. Fortunately we have some lovely homemade Plum Jam…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1083, Travel Edition

Breakfast: We are leaving the pool house today in Monte Sereno and moving to Gary’s sister and brother-in-law’s home for a week or so. We are almost all packed up. Gary prepared breakfast with what we had remaining, Rolled Oats, Soy Milk, Apricots and Walnuts. And fresh Oranges. During this flu epidemic I am grateful…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1082, Travel Edition

Breakfast: At lunch yesterday, our friend Wilbur brought us a bag of Grapefruits from his tree. We had one when we woke up.   Next up was classic Oatmeal with Apples, Raisins, Apricots and Walnuts.   Dinner: We are rehearsing every day now. Since it’s the weekend rehearsals are during the day, not in the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1081, Travel Edition

Breakfast: On our late night theater schedule we sometimes skip breakfast or have it at lunchtime. Since we were meeting our friend Wilbur for lunch, we just had Teeccino.   Lunch: Wilbur was our fiddler in last year’s production of Fiddler on the Roof and he is also subbing for us in the band on…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1080, Travel Edition

Lunch: It’s my catch up day on all other projects aside from The Music Man. I feel like there isn’t a moment to waste which is why I am glad I had the Red Lentil Soup to nourish me quickly when I needed the fuel.   Afterwards, I grabbed one of the cooked Purple Potatoes…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1079, Travel Edition

Breakfast: I was looking forward to this day! We didn’t have the time, but we were driving up to San Francisco to see the Klimt/Rodin exhibit at the Legion of Honor Museum. I had heard aout it months ago and it was closing in less than a week. Gary packed treats for the ride up:…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1078, Travel Edition

Breakfast: Breakfast was all ready to go for me. Gary had made two servings of Rolled Oats with Apples, Raisins and Walnuts last night for dinner and I didn’t have mine. I enjoyed it this morning instead.   Snack: We finally got out for a long walk to the Los Gatos Reservoir. It takes about…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1077, Travel Edition

Lunch: We ate at midnight last night so no one was hungry until noon. I made one of those “everything but the kitchen sink” kind of soups. For the base, I used what remained of the Coconut Curry Soup our producer Barb had given us. She also gave us some Acorn Squash and small Purple…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1076, Travel Edition

Breakfast: We have rehearsals for The Music Man every day now! But today is almost like a day off because instead of working with the cast, I get to give a private voice lesson and rehearse with The Music Man band. Gary made me Oatmeal with Apples and Raisins first. Gary would be off working…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1075, Travel Edition

Breakfast/Lunch: We have a big, long day ahead of us and neither of us had the time or inclination to prepare food. We left the pool house late in the morning with no breakfast for our 11am appointments at the theater. We packed a bag with Apples, Bananas, Oats, Peanuts, Kale Salad, cooked/cold Oatmeal, Oranges…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1074, Travel Edition

Lunch: Today I was meeting my friend Susan for lunch and chat. I met Susan in junior high school and it’s always fun getting together and catching up. She picked me up and we went to Andale’s in Los Gatos, my third time there this week! Only this time, may be my last…   I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1073, Travel Edition

Breakfast: Morning begins with sliced Oranges.   Gary made Oatmeal Apple Pie a la Mode Oatmeal with Apples and Apricots, topped with Apple Sauce and Walnuts. Can Oatmeal get any better than this?   Dinner: Gary was at rehearsal and I made myself a simple meal, the kind I love. I made a simple soup…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1072, Travel Edition

Breakfast: As I mentioned yesterday, we are doing what we can to keep our immune systems strong while the flu virus is all around us. That means Oranges.   Lunch: We were planning to meet Gary’s sister and brother-in-law at Hanna Bistro in Los Gatos for lunch. We skipped breakfast other than oranges thinking we’d…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1071, Travel Edition

Breakfast: The flu is now an epidemic around the United States. We were given a big basket of Oranges and Lemons from Gary’s cousin Nancy. I am committed to eating them everyday as part of our immunity plan. I ate a Rice Cracker with Peanut Butter too. I made a tea too, an Italian Chamomile…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1070, Travel Edition

Breakfast: I was meeting my friend Nancy from San Francisco and her 7-year-old son Robby and we were going to go to Vasona Park to spend a few hours. I had a quick Teeccino and a Rice Cake so that I could take my Aleve for the day. I am still taking Aleve for my…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1069, Travel Edition

Breakfast: It’s our last day staying at the home of one of our cast member’s parent’s house. We packed up last night and tidied up. We had our last Oatmeal here with Strawberries, Raisins and Applesauce.   Dinner: I had a long day of giving voice lessons, followed by an band rehearsal for The Music…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1068, Travel Edition

Breakfast: On Saturdays we have afternoon rehearsals instead of in the evening. Breakfast is important. We had cooked Oatmeal with Strawberries, Raisins and Applesauce on top. Gary bought me the applesauce since I am trying to eat soft foods, while my root canal procedure-induced lockjaw heals.   Snack: At rehearsal, our co-producer Katie who frequently…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1067, Travel Edition

Breakfast: My lockjaw seems to be improving slightly. Hallelujah! I made Rolled Oats with Blueberries and Walnuts and let it sit a while in a lot of Soy Milk to soften up.   Lunch: Gary was out for the day and I worked at the house where we are staying. When I got hungry I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1066, Travel Edition

Breakfast: I was meeting some family members who were in San Francisco for a few days. It’s about an hour drive from where we are staying in San Jose. I was slow getting started in the morning and didn’t have time for breakfast. I grabbed my soft foods – a cooked Sweet Potato and the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1065, Travel Edition

Breakfast: This lockjaw thing is a pain in the neck, no the jaw! I am committed to healing and that means eating soft foods. We’ve been doing minimal cooking while on the road and I decided to “go to the trouble” of cooking our morning oats so that breakfast would be super soft. It was…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1064, Travel Edition

Breakfast: In the morning we started with Teeccino. I am really loving this no-caffeine, coffee-like beverage.   Lunch: It’s raining. We needed to do some food shopping but decided to eat first, at Khahn’s. Everyone else seemed to be thinking the same thing, the place was packed. We ordered the same dishes we always do…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1063, Travel Edition

Breakfast: Rolled Oats can be beautiful. This bowl was with Strawberries, Walnuts, Pears and Soy Milk. Still, a little rough on my sore jaw to chew.   Lunch: A late lunch before our rehearsal for The Music Man started with Red Lentils and Corn Tortillas.   Gary picked up some Rice Cakes. He made a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1062, Travel Edition

Breakfast: Over a week ago I had root canal and unfortunately I now have a sore jaw – lockjaw, or trismus. It makes eating difficult and I am hoping it doesn’t last long! Plus, since we are not at home, we are not eating a wide variety of food where we are staying. We keep…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1061, Travel Edition

Breakfast: We did not eat a lot yesterday and we were both really hungry when we got up. We had our bowls of Rolled Oats, Pears, Blueberries and Soy Milk. That was a good beginning.   Lunch: Gary’s niece gave us a gift card to True Food Kitchen. We had never been there and decided…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1060, Travel Edition

Breakfast: Since we ate really late last night we skipped breakfast.   Lunch: I had plans to interview the manager of the Vegetarian House, Sunny Mueller. Since the interview would take place at the Vegetarian House, Gary and I had to have lunch first. I tried something different – the Masala Curry.   Gary tried…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1059, Travel Edition

Breakfast: We’re back to our simple Oats breakfast with Raisins, Bananas, Almonds and Soy Milk. It’s all we have at the moment so there isn’t a lot of variety. It’s a good thing we love eating this way.   Lunch: Salad Greens with Garbanzo Beans and Tahini Dressing – it’s another repeat meal, we had…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1058, Travel Edition

Brunch: After a late night and a need for rest we got up late. I suggested having lunch at Happy Hooligans, a vegan restaurant in San Jose, California. I had been there once before and I wanted Gary to try it.   We both ordered the Breakfast Bowls: Tater-Tots loaded with Tofu Scrambled Eggs, Diced…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1057, Travel Edition

Lunch: We landed in San Jose late last night. Naturally we took our time getting up and getting out. We went to the nearest place we could go to where we like to eat. That’s Khanh’s. We only ordered 2 Tofu Rolls to start. I was sure we’d get more later.   There are 4…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1056, Travel Edition

Breakfast: We’re off to California today! But before we go, we’re having a good breakfast. Gary bought gluten-free, vegan English Muffins and we’re finishing them up, served with Bananas, Mandarin, Grapefruit, and some Soy   At the airport, I started to take out some necessary fuel for the trip. Dark Chocolate with Espresso Beans! We…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1055

Breakfast: We leave tomorrow for California to get back to directing The Music Man with Playful People Productions. That means we are clearing out the food that needs to be eaten. Gary picked up a package of gluten-free, vegan English Muffins for a fun, holiday breakfast treat. We had them with Vegan Butter and Apricot…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1054

Breakfast: My morning Black Vanilla Tea was topped with Soy Milk Foam. We had our vitamins (B12, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Zinc) with it and DHA/EPA which we call our fish.   Lentils are often eaten on the new year and are considered good luck. Gary got a big pot soaking last night with Pink…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1053

Breakfast: It’s Smoothie Day. This one was made with 10 ounces of Kale, Coconut Milk, Peanut Butter, Frozen Strawberries, Celery, Carrots and Cacao Nibs. I just realized I forgot to add Flax Seeds! It made a lot and I saved half of it in a thermos for later.   Lunch: I had work to do…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1052

Brunch: As promised, we had Fruity Corn Waffles this morning after making a batch last night. In addition to the Raspberry Coulis, we topped them with Apricot Butter and Peanut Butter Cream (peanut butter mixed with water until the consistency is light and creamy).   Dinner: First course for dinner consisted of Celery Stalks dipped…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1051

Brunch I am feeling full of energy and no jet lag as I wake at 6:30am. I have a full agenda today. Yesterday morning we arrived home on a red eye flight from California. We unpacked, opened mail, had breakfast, took a nap and then I had root canal, later we watched a movie on…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1050

Breakfast: I’ve said it before, there’s no place like home! We arrived home at about 7am. The carbon monoxide alarm was doing its change the battery alarm. We changed the battery, went through the mail and unpacked. There was no Soy Milk in the house but we did have Let’s Do Organic Creamed Coconut. We…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1049, Travel Edition

Breakfast: The REAL fast food comes naturally packaged – fresh fruit. We leave tonight for New York and I am frantically trying to finish some projects before we leave. I ate a Banana and some Mandarin Oranges along with Walnuts. Christmas Dinner: Gary’s sister Deb had been working the last few days creating a feast…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1048, Travel Edition

Breakfast: Craving greens! I made my favorite smoothie mix and finally let the Blendtec do what it is meant to do. I am used to the Vitamix which allows you to control the motor speed and gives you a tool to push the food toward the blade. The Blendtec has programs for you to select…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1047, Travel Edition

Breakfast: It’s the day before Christmas Eve. My friend Roswitha had told me when I saw her two days ago that she was meeting some people at Margaritaville in Capitola on Saturday. It was a tradition to go there the day before Christmas Eve. We love Capitola and we thought we would meet them there.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1046, Travel Edition

Breakfast: We have finished our December rehearsals for The Music Man and now have 4 days off before we fly home to New York. I had this goal in my mind to finish a number of work projects before boarding a plane on Monday evening. I knew I would have a lot more work to…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1045, Travel Edition

Breakfast: Barb, the co-founder/producer of Playful People Productions, the company we are working with to put up The Music Man, is a kind and generous person. Knowing that we had left New York to come to California to work on the show just after my dad died with no real time to grieve, she gifted…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1044, Travel Edition

Breakfast: We had a theater production meeting at the Purple Onion. We were not hungry enough for breakfast before we left and thought maybe we’d eat something there. There were things we could have veganized on the menu but we didn’t get anything other than hot beverages. I guess we were not inspired enough or…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1043, Travel Edition

Breakfast: I awoke a lot earlier than Gary. We are staying in the basement apartment at his sister’s home. I didn’t want to disturb Gary while he slept but I was hungry. I discovered some Celery in refrigerator and quietly dipped it in the bottom of Peanut Butter jar, scooping out the little that remained.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1042, Travel Edition

Breakfast:We both didn’t sleep very well last night – too much going on in our heads, with The Music Man soundtrack playing 24/7 in our mind’s background. Gary’s got the dance numbers in his head and I have the measures of songs that have the harmonies. When we finally got up and moving we went…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1041, Travel Edition

Breakfast: Let’s do it again! Gary made smoothies again this morning for breakfast. I had already been up for hours, reviewing all the music for my first band rehearsal today for The Music Man. I needed this good fuel, made with Greens, Peanut Butter, Berries and Water.   Dinner: We had a fun rehearsal and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1040, Travel Edition

Breakfast: I have been getting my favorite smoothie, that kind that I like to make at home, with Kale, Peanut Butter and Berries at Whole Foods. This morning Gary surprised me by making me this smoothie in our current home away from home, staying in the basement apartment at his sister’s home. There’s a Blendtec…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1039, Travel Edition

Breakfast: We ate late last night and a lot so we were not hungry in the morning. Gary made a pot of Teeccino.   Lunch: It’s our day off from rehearsals and it’s a nice day so we decided to take a drive and go to some shops to return some items recently pruchased. Afterwards…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1038, Travel Edition

Breakfast: It was another day of trying to get as much work done as I could before going off to rehearsal in the evening. We have this big bag of fresh Oranges from Gary’s dad’s tree. That was breakfast.   Lunch: Later, I could hear my belly talking, demanding food. I made a quick bowl…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1037, Travel Edition

Breakfast: I got to work as soon as I got up. At some point when I started feeling hungry I didn’t want to spend a moment preparing food. Even putting oats in a bowl with plant milk seems like too much. I collected some fresh Oranges, an Apple and a Banana and set them next…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1036, Travel Edition

Breakfast: This morning’s Oatmeal was sweetened with fresh, ripe Pears and golden Raisins. Mm.   Dinner: After recording my radio show, Gary made a great late lunch or early dinner. We haven’t sat down with a home cooked meal in a while He made a Lentil, Tofu, Barley Stew with Red Peppers and Tomatoes.  …

What Vegans Eat – Day 1035, Travel Edition

Breakfast: All right, I am feeling it. I drank a lot of whiskey last night. I fell asleep right away but woke up in the middle of the night and had a restless time after that. I need to take it easy. Since we just “moved in” to Gary’s sister’s home we were not entirely…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1034, Travel Edition

Breakfast: Sunday… my day off! It’s really a day off today. I began by meeting my dear friend Nancy who lives in San Francisco for breakfast. We met half way at a Hobee’s in Belmont. We both got the Tofu Scramble, mine with salty seasoning. We talked a lot about my dad who died a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1033, Travel Edition

Lunch: We have a big long day planned and we got a late start. Before rehearsal we went over to Whole Foods for nourishment. We walked around the salad bar and ultimately decided on Smoothies. Gary gets a Kale Mango smoothie and my favorite is my own creation with Kale, Almond Milk, Peanut Butter and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1032, Travel Edition

Breakfast: It’s a day off from rehearsals, a day to get our work done and maybe roam about freely. We begin with Oatmeal with Raisins and Apples.   Lunch: We are treating ourselves to lunch at Khanh’s! Gary got his favorite Rice Vermicelli with Vegetables.   I ordered the lovely Tofu with Lemongrass.   And…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1031, Travel Edition

Breakfast: I am still in wild catch up mode with work. Breakfast is basic, like yesterday and many hundreds that have come before and will come again: Rolled Oats, Walnuts, Raisins, Apples, Bananas and Soy Milk.   Lunch: Gary is out doing what he needs to do and I am working in the pool house.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1030, Travel Edition

Breakfast: Keeping it cool this morning, we had raw Rolled Oats with Walnuts, Raisins, Apples, Bananas and Soy Milk.   Lunch: When lunchtime came around I reheated the Farro and Garbanzo Beans I made yesterday. The Vegetable Broth was all soaked up in the grain making it more flavorful.   Later in the afternoon, I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1029, Travel Edition

Breakfast: Here in the pool house in Monte Sereno, it’s all about eating simply. Today it’s Oatmeal with the usual nut, seed and fruit additions: Walnuts, Raisins, Apples, Bananas. It’s always satisfying, comforting and just good. And don’t forget to take your vitamins. Ours are pictured to the right of the oatmeal.   Lunch: The…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1028, Travel Edition

Breakfast: The first day of The Music Man rehearsals are here. We are starting with teaching music, and that’s my responsibility. Gary is the stage director and choreographer. We have plenty of food supplies now in the pool house. We are ready to roll, starting with Rolled Oats with Raisins, Apples, Bananas, Walnuts and Soy…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1027, Travel Edition

Breakfast: The challenge is eating well, not in restaurants, while here in San Jose. There isn’t much room to store food in the pool house we are staying in, especially in the small refrigerator. One of the co-producers of The Music Man gave us a bag of goodies to nourish us: Bananas, Blueberries, Crackers, a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1026, Travel Edition

Breakfast: We settled into the pool house at Gary’s brother’s in Monte Sereno. We’ve stayed here many times. It feels like home, a tiny home, with everything we need. Gary’s sister-in-law set the place up with fresh flowers and a basket of Oranges and Bananas.   Lunch: We were feeling a bit foggy and had…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1025

Breakfast: It’s Fly-Day. We have a late afternoon flight to San Jose and we’ll be starting rehearsals for The Music Man. Somehow, things were moving along well. We finished packing yesterday and despite all the drama and activity, we got to bed at a reasonable hour. We had a stress-free breakfast of Rolled Oats, Granny…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1024

Breakfast: We are leaving tomorrow for California. It’s a mad rush to get everything done before we leave. It’s always hectic preparing for a trip but with my dad passing last week everything is more difficult. And with my laptop crashing a month ago, things are harder. Gary picked up a new hard drive for…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1023

Breakfast: The plan today was to take my parents’ two cars to the Toyota store in Huntington for tune ups. They both had maintenance check lights lit on the dashboards. My dad used to bring his cars to this place and I could understand why he liked it. It was a big operation with a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1022

Breakfast: In the morning I had more of the fruit smoothie I had made last night with Pineapple, Oranges, Grapes, Strawberries and Almond Milk.   Lunch: Many people brought food to my mom’s home for the shiva in memory of my dad. A lot of the cookies and cakes that remained went into the freezer.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1021

Breakfast: It was good to go home last night after the memorial for my dad and get a good night’s sleep. I needed it barely. We woke and enjoyed the basics – Oatmeal piled with Blueberries and Flax Seeds.   Dinner: I drove to mom’s house after breakfast. My sister, mom and I had a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1020

Breakfast: We are coping. There has been so much to do and no time to grieve. I hope sometime soon to take some peaceful, quiet time and think about my dad. Today we’d be sitting Shiva at my mom’s home. Gary and I had Grapefruit and Cold Rolled Oats with Raspberries, Bananas, Almonds and Soy…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1019

Breakfast: My dear friend Janet came with us to my dad’s funeral yesterday. Before we left, she gave me a jar with a smoothie prepared with Bananas, Pineapple, Watermelon, Raspberries, Strawberries, Cocoa Powder, Cinnamon, Almond Breeze, Water and Lime. It was what I needed right now in this sad time.   We had loads of…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1018

Breakfast: I need to be strong to get through this day. Green smoothie to the rescue with Kale, Peanut Butter, Cacao Nibs, Chia Seeds, Bananas and Blueberries. I made a lot and froze two portions for later.   Dinner: When I interviewed Lori Robin about her vegan cheeses, she gave me a lot to bring…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1017

It’s Thanksgiving Day. We had not made any plans for this day since dad was ill and we didn’t know what was going to happen. Since he died yesterday morning no one in the family was in the mood to celebrate. Tomorrow is the funeral and burial and people will be coming over my parents’…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1016

The day began early. Gary and I were both in reclining chairs at the hospital in my dad’s room. Dad was on a morphine drip now, not really conscious. We were planning on sleeping by his side. I dozed off and woke up around 1am after receiving a text from a friend. I watch my…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1015

Breakfast: Good morning! I spent the second night with my dad in the ICU. Gary joined me. I slept a little better than the night before in the recliner but Gary suffered. He put together a makeshift bed with two chairs and it wasn’t very comfortable. And speaking of comfort, the Family Comfort Cart arrived…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1014

Breakfast: It was rough spending the night in the hospital. I tried to get comfortable in the reclining chair one of the nurses brought me. There was a lot of activity and noise all during the night and I did not get much sleep. I left the hospital in the morning and went to my…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1013

Breakfast: Here we go again. My dad is still in the ICU. It looks pretty clear that he will not be coming home. It’s a difficult time. After a needed night’s sleep, I got up, had my breakfast and went back to the hospital. I went with the cold version of yesterday’s breakfast: Rolled Oats,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1012

Breakfast: You’ve heard it said, “Breakfast is the most important meal.” Personally, with our irregular schedule, breakfast is important but it doesn’t always come in the morning. We eat when we are hungry and sometimes the hunger comes around lunchtime. Anyway, focusing on my dad, spending all day in the hospital, meals have not been…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1011

Breakfast: I woke at my parents’ home and got ready for another day at the hospital. I am so grateful for Rolled Oats. It is an easy breakfast that keeps me nourished for a long time. Mom had defrosted some frozen Strawberries a few days ago. They are so good this way, sweet and syrupy.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1010

Breakfast: My dad spent the night at the hospital. I was planning on going back to the hospital as soon as I could. I called my dad at 9am. He didn’t answer the phone. I left a message telling him I would be there soon. I was scrambling to get some work done before I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1009

Breakfast: I had made a decision to get my dad to his doctor. The problem was, would he agree to go. He has been very weak for two weeks or more. Gary and I went together to my parents’ home. It was going to be a long day. When we got to the house I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1008

Brunch: It’s my day off! A day off as a caregiver that is. Today I could relax and do my REAL work! I was looking forward to catching up on everything and doing my radio show. I had a fabulous show planned. While I worked I enjoyed another delicious bowl of Risotto with Creamy Walnut…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1007

Breakfast: My dad’s not doing well and my mom cannot manage all of his needs. I arranged for a nurse to come to the house to assess his needs to get an aide to come to the house on a regular basis. I left the apartment early to be at my parents’ home when the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1006

Breakfast: We spent the morning with my parents after rushing to their house last night when my dad had a fall. We got home in the afternoon and had our breakfast, a gorgeous Rolled Oat bowl with Blueberries, Cacao Nibs, Pears, Bananas, Raisins, Chia Seeds and Walnuts and Soy Milk.   Coffee Break: My personal…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1005

Breakfast: I think I worship Oats! When you mix it up every day with different fruits and nuts and seeds it is a treat to look forward to. This morning our Rolled Oats were topped with Pumpkin Seeds, Chia Seeds, Blueberries, Almonds, Raisins and Soy Milk.   Lunch: Once or twice a year the Pollination…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1004

Breakfast: Gary made a perfect pot of Oatmeal with Raisins, Apples and Bananas. Sometimes we finish off our bowls with our own additional toppings. I wanted Cacao Nibs and Chia Seeds.   Lunch: It’s the season for soup. We are busy and don’t have time to cook. The soups we make don’t take much time…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1003

Breakfast: My favorite kind of morning is when I wake up and want to make a nice breakfast, I check the REAL app for our breakfast recipes and pick something. This morning I chose Late Night Corn Pancakes. They have this name because I made the recipe late one evening, but these pancakes are good…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1002

Breakfast: The plan was to visit my parents again and take my dad to two doctor appointments. I was anxious, knowing he was too weak on Monday to go to another appointment. Would he be able to make them today? I needed reinforcements. Gary came through with Oatmeal, fully loaded with Apples, Bananas, Raisins, Pumpkin…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1001

Breakfast: I spent the night at my parents’ home. A lot of hours passed, helping my mom, checking on my dad and taking care of household activities that my dad usually does. It was about 10:30pm when I finally settled in to do my own work! Plus I had to finish reading the book for…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1000

Breakfast: We are working our way through the Staffordshire Oatcakes. Again, these are the ones we baked and they are not as lovely as the ones we cooked on the griddle. Live and learn. I wanted to see what the difference would be and I found out. I just won’t do it again! Cooking them…

What Vegans Eat – Day 999

Breakfast: There are plenty of Staffordshire Oatcakes leftover since I made them yesterday morning. Yesterday we had the ones that were cooked on the griddle. Today we are working our way through the ones that were baked. The baked ones are okay, but they don’t look as nice and the texture is not as good.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 998

Breakfast: I got serious about breakfast and set out to make Staffordshire Oatcakes. I made them over a month ago and I wanted to experiment with the recipe. I made some the way I made them the first time, which was in a frying pan. Some of them I baked instead. The original way was…

What Vegans Eat – Day 997

Breakfast: This morning we had a typical breakfast of Oatmeal with Apples and Raisins. The variation today was in the plant milk. We are out of soy milk so Gary blended up some Cashews for Cashew Milk. It’s a treat.   Snack: When we were in California in October holding auditions for The Music Man…