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 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…

What Vegans Eat – Day 996

Breakfast: We took a red eye flight home and arrived an hour early. We got to our apartment at about 6am. The first thing we did after unpacking was to sit down to a perfect cup of Teeccino with Cashew Cream.   Next, I made Fruity Corn Waffles. I substituted Dried Apricots since we didn’t…

What Vegans Eat – Day 995, Travel Edition

Breakfast: It’s our last day in California. We are ready to go home! We started packing and cleaning up the house we have been staying in. There was some leftover Steel Cut Oats cereal form yesterday. I reheated it and added what remained of the Rolled Oats we had and topped it with Walnuts. Gary…

What Vegans Eat – Day 994, Travel Edition

Breakfast: Happy Halloween everybody! We are leaving California tomorrow evening. And today is a busy day. We made Steel Cut Oats cooked with Raisins and a Cinnamon Stick that Gary had found in the cupboard, topped with Walnuts. We are out of everything else we would normally add to this cereal. We also had mixed…

What Vegans Eat – Day 993, Travel Edition

Breakfast: Was it planned or by accident that we had just the right ingredients left in the refrigerator to make Vegan Chopped Liver? Tomorrow would be our last night here in Walnut Creek and we had plans for dinner in Santa Cruz with our friends John and Deo. I thought I would bring them the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 992, Travel Edition

Breakfast: It’s good to be back together again, Gary and me, after each of us had separate house-sitting assignments. We have a few more nights here in Walnut Creek at Gary’s niece’s home before we head back to New York. Gary brought his remaining food rations and merged them with mine. The plan was to…

What Vegans Eat – Day 991, Travel Edition

Breakfast: Today’s Steel Cut Oats cooked up well because I was prepared. I took 1/4 cup of oats and cooked it with 1 cup of water, plus a Pear and Raisins. Normally I use a 1:2 ratio of Oats to Water but learned yesterday that I needed to add more water when cooking a small…

What Vegans Eat – Day 990, Travel Edition

Breakfast: When Gary and I bought groceries last week we divided almost everything up so that half would go to his sister’s house in San Jose where he’d be staying and I’d take the other half with me to Walnut Creek where I would be cat sitting for Gary’s niece. The only thing we didn’t…

What Vegans Eat – Day 989, Travel Edition

Breakfast: I was so stuffed from my two giant bowls of soup last night I had no interest in eating. I made a thermos of Teeccino and Soy Milk to bring to Gary. We were having a morning meeting in San Jose with the production staff for the musical we are directing. Gary had bought…

What Vegans Eat – Day 988, Travel Edition

Breakfast: With more cooked Red Rice in the refrigerator I gave the Red Rice Cereal a second try. I know it takes about 8 tries to learn to like a new food. This time I added Blueberries, Pears, Raisins and Soy Milk. It’s not bad, but not my favorite either. I think Red Rice is…

What Vegans Eat – Day 987, Travel Edition

Breakfast: There was a lot of cooked Red Rice so I thought I would try it as a morning cereal. It’s an acquired taste that I have not yet acquired! I love red rice when it is mixed in brown rice or other whole grains. On its own it has a subtle earthy flavor and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 986, Travel Edition

Breakfast: After my night along in Walnut Creek I got up to make breakfast. I am not really alone, I am watching two cats named Jack and Cheddar, but they don’t say very much. Had brought some cooked Multigrain cereal with me that Gary and I had made when we were at his sister’s house…

What Vegans Eat – Day 985, Travel Edition

Breakfast: Now that The Music Man cast list was done, my plan for the day was to create the rehearsal schedule for when we return to California in December. Gary was going back to San Jose to stay at his sister’s home and keep an eye on his dad. This was our last breakfast together…

What Vegans Eat – Day 984, Travel Edition

Breakfast: Did I mention that my computer crashed? Yup, coming back from San Jose to stay in Walnut Creek a couple of nights ago something happened. When I turned it on I got the Apple screen, but no log in box, just a spinning wheel. I’ve had challenges with the MacBook Pro before. After all…

What Vegans Eat – Day 983, Travel Edition

Breakfast: After our first night in Walnut Creek we woke and enjoyed some Teecino and Soy Milk on the terrace. The view is stunning. The cats loved the chance to be outdoors too. Afterwards I made Steel Cut Oats, cooked with Apples and Raisins, topped with Bananas.   Lunch: So it’s back down to San…

What Vegans Eat – Day 982, Travel Edition

Breakfast: We stayed at Gary’s sister Deb’s home last night while she and her husband are in London. It’s very comfortable here and feels like home. We left the pool house yesterday afternoon and were pleased with ourselves that we had ate up almost all the fresh food we bought. That was good yesterday but…

What Vegans Eat – Day 981, Travel Edition

Breakfast: Breakfast was easy for me. All I wanted was the leftover soup from last night. And there was a lot of it, made with low sodium Vegetable Broth, Tofu, Kale, Red Onions, Garbanzo Beans, Tahini and Lemon.   Gary opted for a sweeter meal. With some cooked Brown Rice remaining from a few days…

What Vegans Eat – Day 980, Travel Edition

Breakfast: The air here in the San Jose area is clearing! It’s good to breathe. For breakfast, we had Oatmeal with Apples, Raisins and the special treat ingredient – Dry Roasted, Unsalted, Organic Peanuts.   Lunch: Gary was out most of the morning at meetings regarding our upcoming production of The Music Man. He came…

What Vegans Eat – Day 979, Travel Edition

Breakfast: We’ve been in California for eleven days and it seems like years! We have been through so much – relaxing days in Carmel, a wedding in Loomis, having our car towed and feeling the anxiety of the region as the wild fires burn and leave the air unhealthy to breath. We got up in…

What Vegans Eat – Day 978, Travel Edition

Breakfast: We weren’t hungry when we got up. We went down to breakfast at the hotel for some tea and then to the gym to workout. Afterwards we got on the road to head back to Monte Sereno. Fortunately the air was clear all the way back. I made my breakfast while Gary drove: Rolled…

What Vegans Eat – Day 977, Travel Edition

Breakfast: We met Gary’s sister and brother-in-law, the mother and father of the bride, for breakfast at the hotel. BREAKING NEWS! This Hyatt hotel served Almond Milk along with the dairy milk and juices. Wow. There is hope for the planet!   Gary and I piled the Oatmeal in our plastic bowls and topped it…

What Vegans Eat – Day 976, Travel Edition

Breakfast: We were driving up to Roseville California today. Gary’s niece Lisa was having her wedding rehearsal and Gary was to be the officiant. The last few days I have been checking the EPA site, AirNow.gov to check the air quality in the area. It was UNHEALTHY where we were in Monte Sereno and GOOD…

What Vegans Eat – Day 975, Travel Edition

Breakfast: Smoke is in the air. We are in Monte Sereno but the smoke from the fires raging north of here are blowing in our direction. It’s unsettling. We decided to take our troubles to the mall. We are not big shoppers but we wanted to pick up a few things for the wedding we…

What Vegans Eat – Day 974, Travel Edition

Breakfast: Settling in here in Monte Sereno for a few days, preparing for the next show we are directing, The Sound of Music. It goes well with Oatmeal, cooked with Apples, Raisins and Oolong Tea.   Lunch: Gary took off to visit his dad and left me alone in this quiet and peaceful place to…

What Vegans Eat – Day 973, Travel Edition

Breakfast: My cold has peaked. It is a day to rest. Gary made a nice breakfast of Rolled Oats, Apples, Raisins and Soy Milk. We found some of the teas we had left in the Pool House we are staying in from the last time we were here. I had Chai.   Lunch: Gary took…

What Vegans Eat – Day 972, Travel Edition

Breakfast: It’s time to hit the road again. Before leaving Watsonville we had our last meal at Dave’s. I made a pot of Steel Cut Oats and topped them with Blueberries.   I woke up with a cold. I was not surprised. I had been running all month taking care of my dad and trying…

What Vegans Eat – Day 971, Travel Edition

Breakfast: Dave was excited about making his pancake recipe and leaving out the eggs so they’d be vegan. They were gorgeous! I made the compote with Pears, Blueberries, Strawberries and Bananas. He prepared individual thermoses for each of us. Mine had Jasmine Tea and Gary had the decaffeinated Darjeeling.   Lunch: We decided to spend…

What Vegans Eat – Day 970, Travel Edition

Breakfast: Staying at Dave’s house is like being at a Bed & Breakfast. He had baked a Sourdough bread that he served with Inna Jam, made with apricots grown locally in nearby Gilroy.   Then he showed us all of his coffee-related paraphernalia and toys. I am not a coffee drinker but after hearing about…

What Vegans Eat – Day 969, Travel Edition

Breakfast: The objective this morning was to catch up on sleep. But I was also hungry. I got up to check out the hotel breakfast. I thought I would see what was available, bring it back to the room and go back to sleep. It was pretty standard fare for a “free” hotel breakfast, and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 968

Breakfast: Our flight is in the early evening. We’ll leave in the late afternoon, no rushing, no panicking. We recently purchased new luggage and everything is packed, neat and ready to go. This feels good! We had Rolled Oats with Raisins, Dried Apricots, Apples and Soy Milk. I munched on the rest of the Celery.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 967

Breakfast: Ann Hodgman, author of Vegan Food for the Rest of Us, who I interviewed recently posted an article on Facebook by someone who wrote about celery and how much they hated it. I kept thinking about how I loved it! And then I craved it. Celery with Peanut Butter was my choice for breakfast.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 966

Breakfast: We have a lot of fun with leftovers, especially Oatmeal. Just put it in a glass bowl, let it firm up in the refrigerator and unmold it the next day. It’s my kind of Sundae, with Soy Milk for cream, Flax Seeds for Sprinkles and Raspberries all around.   Lunch: I was off again…

What Vegans Eat – Day 965

Breakfast: The weather is getting cooler. It’s a good morning for cooked oatmeal made with apples and raisins. I topped mine with a sprinkle of cinnamon and cacao nibs, which are my “chocolate chips’.   Lunch: I’m back with my parents to take dad to a doctor’s appointment. Mom reheated the leftover Mashed Potatoes and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 964

Breakfast:It’s a real day off. That means we have no place to go, nothing scheduled! I like my days like this most of the time. We celebrated our freedom with Rolled Oats, Pears, Sunflower Seeds, Raisins, Walnuts and Soy Milk.   Lunch: We’ll be going to California in a few days. One of the reasons…

What Vegans Eat – Day 963

Breakfast: It’s Yom Kippur and although I am not observing it, my parents are doing what they can. They lit the Yahrzeit candles yesterday at sundown in honor of people that have passed, their parents, grandparents and siblings. It made for a lot of light! The candles are design to burn for 24 hours so…

What Vegans Eat – Day 962

Breakfast: Today I was heading back to my parents’ house to take mom grocery shopping. I wasn’t hungry but a juicy ruby red grapefruit sounded really good. And it was.   Gary knew I needed to eat to get fortified for the day and he placed this bowl of Rolled Oats, pears, Raisins and Ground…

What Vegans Eat – Day 961

Breakfast: We couldn’t wait to have more Oatcakes! Gary warmed some up and was excited to serve them up like English muffins.   He made a Tofu Scramble just for me. I rehydrated and cooked some dried Shiitake Mushrooms that I added to the scramble along with Red Onion. It was a feast.   Dinner:…

What Vegans Eat – Day 960

Breakfast: I got up ready to cook. My friend Beth was in town from Costa RIca and she requested I make her Brown Sugar Cinnamon Rolls. It was my neighbor’s 91st birthday and I would give her some of the Cinnamon Rolls and also bake her a small Raspberry Vanilla Cake with Swiss Buttercream Frosting.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 959

Breakfast: We’re having a heat wave here in New York in early autumn. It’s call Indian Summer and I’m not in the mood for it! We had a cold oatmeal breakfast. Some people might say they don’t like cold oatmeal but it tastes “gourmet” when we make it. Yesterday’s leftover cooked oatmeal was chilled in…

What Vegans Eat – Day 958

Breakfast: Today I had planned another visit with my parents and I had a list of things to do with them Gary was being very attentive as I tried to catch up on some work before leaving. He made me a big Strawberry Banana smoothie.   Afterwards, we had Rolled Oats with Walnuts, Bananas, and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 957

Breakfast: We were serving up our breakfasts today in the style of Gary’s mom, Margie. When out at one of her favorite spots for lunch, Nordstrom Cafe in San Jose, she’d like to ask the server to bring her an extra cloth napkin to use as a placemat. On his napkin, Gary laid out his…

What Vegans Eat – Day 956

Breakfast: Just to show you how it’s done – we often make a serve yourself Cereal Bar. This one had Rolled Oats, Bananas, Cashews, Walnuts, Chopped Apricots, and Ground Flax Seeds. We filled our bowls and added Soy Milk. Done.   Dinner: It was a Green Zenphony Day. Hurray! We went there after our walk.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 955

Breakfast: My dad had an early morning procedure that I was going to take him to. If you have been reading this blog, you must know by now that Gary and I are not the early rising type. This morning I had to get up early and I was not hungry when I left the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 954

Breakfast: I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it. I like sleeping in my own bed and being at home! I’ve been spending too many nights at my parents’ home. I was tired when I woke up and couldn’t get back to sleep. I was looking forward to catching up on my work but…

What Vegans Eat – Day 953

Breakfast: Fortunately for me, I got a decent amount of work done late last night and got to bed before midnight. I awoke a little before 8am and starting the day at high speed. First, I went to my dad’s doctors office to pick up some forms I left them. Apparently they don’t know about…

What Vegans Eat – Day 952

Breakfast: It was going to be a long, intense and draining day. I prepared the perfect cup of tea, an organic Irish Breakfast and served it in my favorite China tea cup. I sat in the early morning quiet to absorb as much calming peace as I could to prepare for the day ahead. Gary…

What Vegans Eat – Day 951

Breakfast: My Two Kind Mushroom Congee was just what I wanted for breakfast.   Lunch: There were plenty of Sludgie materials (Kale stems) collecting in the refrigerator. I made a batch blending a little water with the Kale Stems, Celery, Carrots, Bananas, Cacao Nibs and Lemon. I took a big glass and froze the rest…

What Vegans Eat – Day 950

Breakfast: I am calling today “Fun Day Sunday”. We have a full day of fun planned. We got to sleep too late last night, catching up on projects. We had hoped to get up in time to have a nice breakfast before leaving but that didn’t happen. We planned to meet our friends Carole and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 949

Breakfast: It’s a real day off. A day off from taking my dad to a doctor. I could sleep in! Gary and I talked for a moment about making a special breakfast, like pancakes, especially after my ordeal at the International House of Pancakes yesterday. But then we chose to keep it simple. And I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 948

Breakfast: It was nice to sleep at home again. Today I’d be returning to my parent’s house for another doctor appointment with dad. I had a big bowl of soup that Gary had made with Split Peas, Barley, Red Rice, Onions Carrots, Celery, Garlic, seasoned with Garam Masala and Madras Curry. He blended it up…

What Vegans Eat – Day 947

Breakfast: After working late trying to catch up, I got to bed and woke up too early. The sun was pouring through and I could not get back to sleep. After a morning meditation I walked downstairs to the kitchen. My mom had prepared a lovely plate of fruit. This is something she is known…

What Vegans Eat – Day 946

Breakfast: I slept over my parents’ home since we had another doctor’s appointment to go to today and because I could not leave early enough yesterday to get home in time to find a parking space. My parking “carma” has been good because I have been getting home early enough in the afternoon to grab…

What Vegans Eat – Day 945

Breakfast: It’s another go-to-the-doctor-with-dad day. I prepare as much as I can in the morning for the draining day ahead with meditation and good food. The pineapple I bought a few days ago was very ripe. It was a good way to start the day.   We are out of oats and that means it…

What Vegans Eat – Day 944

Breakfast: You’ve seen this before. I love making soup from Green Zenphony leftovers. I couldn’t wait to wake up for this breakfast: Chinese Broccoli and Brown Rice with added Mushrooms and water.   Lunch: The week of going to doctors with my dad had begun. After our appointment everyone was hungry. We stopped at the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 943

Breakfast: You’ve seen Steel Cut Oats with Bananas and Apricots here before. Today, I’m calling it brain food. Doesn’t it look like a brain? These are nutritious foods that help power the brain. I need power right now – a lot of it. I’ve been taking my dad to different doctors because he has a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 942

Breakfast: It’s the weekend and I was in the mood for big weekend brunch food. Omelettes! I made vegan omelettes with seasoned Garbanzo Bean Flour. I am always modifying recipes, even my own. I added a little baking powder to the Garbanzo Bean Flour (1 teaspoon baking powder per cup of flour). I poured more…

What Vegans Eat – Day 941

Breakfast: Naturally we repeated yesterday’s Buckwheat Waffle breakfast with Apricots, Bananas and Peanut Butter Cream since there were two more servings remaining.   Lunch: Breakfast was pretty filling so around lunch time we nibbled on a few Almonds, Brazil Nuts and Dates with a strong cup of Teeccino (it’s caffeine-free).   Dinner: There’s plenty of…

What Vegans Eat – Day 940

Breakfast: I just want to celebrate being home! Making waffles is one way to celebrate. Taking a quick inventory of the grains available I decided upon Buckwheat Waffles. To make them extra special we served them with Mashed Bananas, Peanut Butter Cream and stewed Apricots. I made a pot of Bai Mu Dan White Tea.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 939

Breakfast: Don’t you love waking up in your own bed when you have been away from it for a while? I had a decent night’s rest and now looked forward to my morning rituals with tea and a good breakfast. I made Black Vanilla Tea and Gary topped it with his Soy Foam. It tastes…

What Vegans Eat – Day 938

Breakfast: I actually made it through this day and can now write about it! It began at my parents’ home. I slept over after bringing my dad home from the hospital. We were going to see his primary care doctor today and take some more tests. Then I needed to get back home and get…

What Vegans Eat – Day 937, Special Hospital Edition

Breakfast: I got to bed late and thought I might sleep in. That didn’t happen. Sleeping at my parents home, the room I was in had a lot of light and more light when the sun came in. I woke up early and couldn’t get back to sleep. And I was hungry. I made Rolled…

What Vegans Eat – Day 936, Special Hospital Edition

Breakfast: It was a beautiful morning! I was trying to finish some work before heading to my parents. My dad had a bad reaction to a medication in his eye and couldn’t see very well. He needed to do some financial transactions and I said I would come by to be his “eyes”. I got…

What Vegans Eat – Day 935

Breakfast: I went to sleep dreaming of a Sludgie. Yes, it is true. When I awoke, I knew what I was having for breakfast. This was a Sludgie light, or a very thick smoothie made with the usual ingredients – Kale, Kale Stems, Peanut Butter, Cacao Nibs, Flax Seeds, Frozen Bananas and water. There was…

What Vegans Eat – Day 934

Breakfast: I stayed over my parents’ house. In the morning we had the Fruity Corn Waffles I had brought them. They heat up nicely in the toaster! My mom brought out some fruit – Strawberries, Cantaloupe, Watermelon and Blueberries. The Blueberries fit perfectly in the waffle holes.   Lunch: We had another doctor’s office to…

What Vegans Eat – Day 933

Breakfast: I planned to visit my parents today and wanted to get off with a good, nutritious start. I made Fruity Corn Waffles. I mixed the batter up in the Vitamix and then added the chopped Apples and Raisins. I didn’t realized that the Apples stayed on top and the Raisins fell to the bottom.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 932

Breakfast: We were not hungry in the morning. I sipped on Bai Mu Dan White Tea all morning long.   Lunch: A spectacular stew came together quickly with Black Beans, Corn, Tomatoes, Red Onions served on top of precooked whole grains: Millet, Brown Rice and Red Rice. I like to cook up a pot of…

What Vegans Eat – Day 931

Breakfast: Our Corn Bread lasts a few days and makes breakfast easy.   We didn’t finish the Steel Cut Oats yesterday. Storing our food in Pyrex bowls makes food prep faster and easier too. I unmolded the Oats on a plate and it was ready to go. We sliced it up and served it with…

What Vegans Eat – Day 930

Breakfast: If you don’t overeat in the evening and leave at least 12 hours before your next meal, the food will taste even more delicious when you sit down to eat. We love Steel Cut Oats and these were especially good, made with Apples, Pecans, Raisins, and Flax Seeds.   Daily Green Juice: Gary made…

What Vegans Eat – Day 929

Brunch: Any day that starts with a cup of Teeccino topped with Soy Milk Foam and dusted with Cinnamon has to be a good day.   And then Gary started making a variation of his Baked No-Egg Omelette adding in Roasted Red Peppers, Herbs and sustituting Spinach for Kale. I joined in the fun and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 928

Breakfast: Gary and I slept over my parents’ house along with my sister and brother-in-law. Breakfast came together easily with leftovers from yesterday’s celebration.There was plenty of fruit – Watermelon, Honey Dew, Cantaloupe, Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries and Prunes, plus Red Pepper Hummus, Vegan Chopped Liver, Raw Fruit Tart and Raspberry Vanilla Cake.   Lunch: Lunch…

What Vegans Eat – Day 927

Breakfast: I jumped out of bed as soon as I woke up. I had a cake to finish! I had trimmed the layers the night before. Now I had to make the Swiss Buttercream, using a recipe from Zsu Zsu Dever’s Aquafaba cookbook. I had never made the frosting before and was hoping it would…

What Vegans Eat – Day 926

I got up early. It was early for me, at 7:30am. I had slept over my parents home and had a lot of things to do. First, I wanted to do some food shopping, on my own, for what I needed. I was at Trader Joe’s by 8:30am and got almost everything on my list.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 925

Breakfast: Big day planned. I was going to visit with my parents. I had hired a new cleaning service for them and wanted to supervise. I have never used a cleaning service for my own home. As Cinderella says in the musical Into The Woods, “sometimes I even enjoy cleaning.” And I do. Gary and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 924

Breakfast: Yup, Cantaloupe for breakfast again. I love it. At 99 cents it’s a deal and so good. I love eating local and in season!   Lunch: I had a small bowl of Mung Bean Dal. It’s hot and humid and I ate it cold. It hit the spot.   Dinner: We took our long…

What Vegans Eat – Day 923

Breakfast: Cantaloupe is in season! It’s time to eat a lot of it. It’s juicy and sweet. After a few slices of melon, we had Teeccino with Soy Milk Foam.   A little later it was time for Oats cooked with Apples and topped with Cacao Nibs, Flax Seeds and Almond Yogurt.   Lunch: I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 922

Breakfast: In the morning I sat out on the patio at my parents home. My mom treated me to her specialty, Fruit. She brought out Honeydew Melon, Oranges, Bananas, Blueberries and Raspberries and served me a cup of Green Tea. We sat there a long time, chatting and enjoying the perfect weather. My dad joined…

What Vegans Eat – Day 921

Breakfast: Gary got up early to go to a rehearsal. He had some Oatmeal and was off. I made myself a fresh Sludgie, with Kale Stems, Celery, Carrots, Peanut Butter, Cacao Nibs, Apple, Banana, Flax Seeds and Water. Afterwards I had a few slices of Melon.   Lunch: We had plans to go to a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 920

Breakfast: Teeccino for two and two for Teeccino. Both with Soy Milk Foam and one with Cinnamon.   Lunch: Gary made one of his special skillet meals, Tofu Scramble with Tomatoes and Kale. I provided the herb/spice with with Turmeric, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Marjarom, Summer Savory and Basil. A masterpiece!   It’s also stunning…

What Vegans Eat – Day 919

Breakfast: The Kale and Collard stems are collecting in the refrigerator. It was time to make a new batch of Sludgies. This time I blended the stems with water, Bananas, Celery, Carrots, Peanut Butter, an Apple and Cacao Nibs. My Sludgy is not for everyone! But it is for me. I love how it takes…

What Vegans Eat – Day 918

Breakfast: Yup, Steel Cuts Oats again, cooked with Apples and Apricots, topped with Chia Seeds, Cacao Nibs, Cinnamon and Almond Yogurt. I cold-brewed some Vanilla Black Tea which I had after my oats were done.   Lunch: Gary created this work of art for lunch with Brown and Red Rices, Peas, Kale Salad, Baked Tofu,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 917

Breakfast: All right, I will tell you, I love Steel Cut Oats, probably more than Rolled Oats. I love the texture, there is more to chew and it’s denser. We had Steel Cut Oats cooked with Apples and Apricots and topped with Chia Seeds, Cacao Nibs, Fig Butter and Yogurt.   Lunch: Today is It’s…

What Vegans Eat – Day 916

Breakfast: Gary and I had a date with my brother’s kids in Manhattan while he was at a music rehearsal. My niece is 12 and my nephew is 10. We had a little more than three hours and I prepared in advance to make sure everything went smoothly. My niece is in a ‘Hamilton Camp’…

What Vegans Eat – Day 915

Breakfast: Gary and I had plans to meet friends at the new PS Kitchen for dinner so I wanted to make sure I got my greens in early. Gary had a bowl of oats and went off to class at HB Studio. I had the last of my jars of Sludgies, with Kale and Collard…

What Vegans Eat – Day 914

Breakfast: Gary was off early for a long rehearsal. I got up and went right to work on the computer. When I couldn’t work any longer I found the leftover Oatmeal from yesterday, nicely molded in a one-cup Pyrex bowl. I had an idea. Instead of putting it in a pot and reheating it, I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 913

Breakfast: We made Steel Cuts Oats with Strawberries, Blueberries, Bananas and Raisins.   Snack: Our Janet was stopping by. We haven’t seen her for a while and she was heading to Nicaragua in the morning. We were working but stopped to take a break. I put a bowl together of Cashews, Almonds, Pumpkin Seeds and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 912

Breakfast: Steel Cuts Oats were cooked this morning with Raisins and Apples and topped with Blueberries, Chia and Flax Seeds. I made a pot of Jasmine Tea.   Dinner: I was not feeling my best today. I laid down for a while and Gary prepared a comforting dinner. He made Garbanzo Bean Flour Flatbread and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 911

Breakfast: Gary makes his Teeccino with Soy Milk Foam almost every morning. And he always offers to make me a cup, but very often I am drinking something else, like a green or white tea. This morning I happily accepted. He added a little Maple Syrup this time. It’s decadent!   Our Oats breakfast had…

What Vegans Eat – Day 910

Breakfast: You may think I am a bit ridiculous sometimes, like this morning for example. I made a Sludgy. This is what I call an exceptionally thick and fibrous smoothie. We had lot of Kale and Collard Stems in the refrigerator. We used to add them to the green juices we made every week but…

What Vegans Eat – Day 909

Breakfast: What supplements do we take? In the morning, there is always a Vitamin D. We recently began trying Dr. Fuhrman’s Immune Biotect with berries and mushrooms. Once a week we take a B12 and sometimes we take a zinc. We are also committed to taking a DHA/EPA liquid from algae. Here in the spoons…

What Vegans Eat – Day 908

Breakfast: Gary was off to acting class and I got my butt out of bed and got to work. When I couldn’t concentrate any longer I went searching for food. First I devoured the few pieces of Cantaloupe cut up from last evening that we didn’t finish. Still hungry. Then I found yesterday’s Sourdough Crepes…

What Vegans Eat – Day 907

Breakfast: We don’t have a typical work week. Since we mostly work from home, we work all the time! There is not much different between a weekday and a weekend day. Still I like to make special breakfasts on the weekend. This morning I was in the mood for pancakes. I also wanted to work…

What Vegans Eat – Day 906

Breakfast: The day started nicely. I like to take my time in the morning, reading a little and drinking my tea. I had cold-brewed some Bai Mu Dan White Tea and poured myself a glass. Gary made a pot of Teeccino and frothed his Soy Milk. Everything was lovely and calm. I had soaked some…

What Vegans Eat – Day 905

Breakfast: Basic breakfast this morning of Rolled Oats and Soy Milk, topped with frozen Blueberries and Chia Seeds. In the hot weather I like having the frozen fruit on my cereal. It’s cool!   Lunch: How big is your salad? We eat BIG salads. Today’s salad consisted of Romaine Lettuce, Tomatoes and Tahini Dressing. You…

What Vegans Eat – Day 904

Breakfast: You never know when you wake up that the day is going to be magical. This one was going to be. Gary had a rehearsal in Manhattan and then we would be meeting our friend Lawrence in Brooklyn for his birthday. Gary fortified us with Rolled Oats, Apples, Raisins, Chia Seeds and Soy Milk.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 903

Breakfast: Yes, I will have Garbanzo Bean Flour waffles two days in a row. It is so much easier too on the second day, when they are already made. Top them with Apricot Butter and Cashew Yogurt.   Lunch: After our walk we picked up some fruit at the market across the street. We have…

What Vegans Eat – Day 902

Breakfast: I got up before Gary did and made Garbanzo Bean Flour Waffles. These have a cake-like texture that’s a nice change from some of our other waffle recipes. We topped them with Cashew Yogurt and Apricot Butter – what else?   Lunch: Yes, it is time for lunch at Green Zenphony. I ordered from…

What Vegans Eat – Day 901

Breakfast: You can’t tell by looking at it, but this is a bowl of Breakfast Polenta. Some folks call them grits. The polenta is hidden, covered up with Dried Apricots, Fresh Strawberries, Cacao Nibs and Cashew Yogurt.   Lunch: Gary missed breakfast. He had an acting class. When he got home there was plenty of…

What Vegans Eat – Day 900

Breakfast: Eat when you are hungry! I often wake up feeling thirsty but not hungry. I start the day slowly, sipping tea. I made a pot of Green Bancha. Sipping the tea slowly in the morning, without eating anything at the same time I notice its nutty sweetness.   Lunch: This is a one photo…

What Vegans Eat – Day 899

Breakfast: It almost looks like an egg, over easy, right? But it’s not. It’s just me having fun with food. The bottom of the bowl has cooked Steel Cut Oats cooked with Apples. It’s dusted with Cacao Nibs and Chia Seeds and topped with Apricot Butter and Cashew Yogurt. And it so much better tasting…

What Vegans Eat – Day 898

Breakfast: It started out like an ordinary day. We had Steel Cut Oats cooked with Apples and Apricots, topped with Cashew Yogurt, Chia Seeds and Apricot Butter. I drank my cold-brewed Jasmine Tea.   Lunch: We were invited to an event at the Gracie Mansion with Mayor Bill de Blasio. We weren’t sure exactly what…

What Vegans Eat – Day 897

Breakfast: This morning I got a What’s App message from my friend Beth in Costa Rica. She was looking for a gluten-free Cinnamon Roll recipe. I knew we had made them once so I checked our recipe index here on the site. I looked at the recipe for Brown Sugar Cinnamon Biscuits, created four years…

What Vegans Eat – Day 896

Breakfast: We had eaten late last night and I was not hungry in the morning. But it’s always important to drink fluids, so I did. I treated myself to Vanilla Black Tea. I made a pot and drank three cups throughout the day. I have not had black tea in awhile.   Lunch: Gary made…

What Vegans Eat – Day 895

Breakfast: Gary is the frother king! He made us Teeccino piled high with Soy Milk Foam. I got extra Cinnamon on mine.   Our cups were refilled when the Oatmeal and Raisins breakfast was served, with Strawberries, Pineapple and Coconut Milk.   Lunch: The leftover Kale Salad was packed into a Pyrex container and put…

What Vegans Eat – Day 894

Breakfast: The rain has brought relief after several days of brutal heat. Somehow we endured and only turned the air conditioner on for one night in the bedroom. What a luxury it was! But we are feeling the fatigue from less than ideal sleep. Breakfast was cool and simple: Rolled Oats, Cacao Nibs, Raisins, Bananas…

What Vegans Eat – Day 893

Breakfast: Breakfast can be a beautiful work of art. Isn’t this breakfast bowl of Rolled Oats, Coconut Milk, Bananas and fresh, organic Strawberries stunning? Even better when topped with homemade Cashew Yogurt, served with a cold-brewed Jasmine Tea.   Lunch: Today we’re celebrating my nephew Noah’s and sister-in-law Jennifer’s birthdays at their home upstate near…

What Vegans Eat – Day 892

Breakfast: I love our Breakfast Bars. Today’s Breakfast Bar consisted of Rolled Oats, Blueberries, Strawberries, Cacao Nibs, Raisins, Soy Milk, Soaked Chia Seeds and Cashew Yogurt. I also prepared my cold-brewed teas. Today’s flavors are Vanilla Black Tea and Chamomile/Lemon.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Lemon   Dinner: What you can’t tell…

What Vegans Eat – Day 891

Breakfast: After a perfect evening last night at Candle West, we were not hungry in the morning. I drank my cold-brew Chamomile/Lemon?ginger/Peppermint tea that I had made the day before. Then I got to work. If I wasn’t going to eat, I would prep food. I made green juice for the week and started some…

What Vegans Eat – Day 890

Breakfast: I have a new summer ritual of making cold brewed teas in the mornings. Today’s brews are Bai Mu Dan White Tea and an herbal blend of Lemon rinds, Peppermint, Chamomile and Ginger.   When I got hungry I was grateful to have last night’s Kale Salad ready to eat.   Lunch: We were…

What Vegans Eat – Day 889

Breakfast: There’s is nothing else to make for breakfast on a hot summer day than a green smoothie especially when you received your GoOrganicNYC.com delivery the day before with a gazillion heads of kale. This meal in a glass had Kale, Water, Blueberries, Strawberries, Apples, Bananas and Flax Seeds. I added in our Vitamin D…

What Vegans Eat – Day 888

Breakfast: Our days start late. We are still on California time, maybe even Hawaii time! And somehow with the heat, we get up late and stay up late to work when it is cooler. We had our first meal, breakfast at about 1:30pm. Gary made cooked Oatmeal with Apples and Bananas, topped with Blueberries, Coconut,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 887

Breakfast: How can I miss you if you don’t go away? It’s a fun song by Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks. I can’t help but think about it, being back at home again after our recent trip. I’ve missed my kitchen. How can I miss it if I don’t leave it once in a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 886

Breakfast: There’s a two drink minimum at our house. Two drinks for breakfast! I’ve been making a tart Cherry drink with concentrated Cherry Juice and water. Plus, I make a big bottle of cold brewed tea to enjoy all day long. Today, I made Bai Mu Dan. There is something wonderful about cold brewing teas,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 885

Breakfast: We’ve gone a few weeks without our favorite Light And Crispy Oat Waffles. I made some. I put Peanut Butter Cream on mine (peanut butter thinned to a cream with water) and dusted it with Cocoa Power.   Gary topped his with a Banana and Maple Syrup.  

What Vegans Eat – Day 884

Breakfast: It’s so good to be home, and bring out the Breakfast Oat Bar where we add the toppings we want to our Rolled Oats. I went with Soaked Chia Seeds, Apples, Bananas and Almond Yogurt. Gary’s had Apples, Bananas, Flax Seeds, Walnut and Soy Milk. I poured myself a glass of cold-brewed Jasmine Tea…

What Vegans Eat – Day 883

Breakfast: I began the day with Cherry Juice. We bought some unsweetened Cherry Juice concentrate and have not used it much. I like adding diluting it with water for a morning drink.   I defrosted the Almond Yogurt we had frozen before leaving for California. It’s good! Hallelujah. I don’t like wasting food, especially food…

What Vegans Eat – Day 882

Breakfast: We arrived home in the morning after our red-eye flight. We were both pretty good about unpacking and getting settled in. I had a big day planned. I made some Steel Cut Oats with some of the foods we traveled home with: Cacao Nibs and Almonds. Without any fresh fruit, I put a little…

What Vegans Eat – Day 881, Travel Edition

Breakfast: It’s our last day in California. Food-wise we have done well. I packed up whatever I could that was leftover like the grains and cacao nibs, and of course, the lemons from cousin Nancy’s tree. For breakfast we had Steel Cut Oats and finished up the Apple, Blackberries and Blueberries. I soaked Chia Seeds…

What Vegans Eat – Day 880, Travel Edition

Breakfast: We have one day left here in sunny California. We leave tomorrow night. Today is about eating what’s remaining so not to waste anything before we leave. The day began with Sliced Oranges from cousin Nancy’s tree. They are delicious!   We finished up our precooked Whole Grain mix: Millet, Black Rice, Red Rice…

What Vegans Eat – Day 879, Travel Edition

Breakfast: Start the day with water! Hydrating is important especially when the weather is hot. I can’t seem to get enough. I love drinking water with lemon and we have lots of fresh lemons from cousin Nancy’s tree.   Our multi grain mix with Millet, Black Rice, Red Rice and Farro used to make Meatloaf…

What Vegans Eat – Day 878, Travel Edition

Breakfast: While we are here in San Jose I seem to be finding time every day to do a little work. I just don’t like things to pile up. But today was a complete day off. It was planning to be a hot one, reaching 98oF. The beach was on the horizon. But first we…

What Vegans Eat – Day 877, Travel Edition

Breakfast: Oats again? Yes, please! With Soy Milk, Chia Seeds, Walnuts and Raisins.   Dinner: What to serve when the boss is coming over for dinner? Meatloaf! We had Deo and John Robbins coming over for dinner. They are dear friends and yes, I do work with John and his son Ocean at the Food…

What Vegans Eat – Day 876, Travel Edition

Breakfast: It’s cooked Steel Cut Oats again this morning with Bananas and Raisins and Chia Seeds. Steel Cut Oats are more dense than Rolled Oats. I took a small bowl since they fill me up quickly. Later on in the morning I ate some more.   Lunch: I finished up the last of the Kale-Salad-that-kept-on-going…

What Vegans Eat – Day 875, Travel Edition

Breakfast: Can you tell what is different today about our Oats breakfast? It’s Steel Cut Oats this time cooked with Raisins and topped with Bananas, Strawberries, Blueberries and Chia Seeds.   Lunch: Last week we stayed in Palo Alto with our friend Roswitha. She had planned a 4th of July Brunch which was to be…

What Vegans Eat – Day 874, Travel Edition

Breakfast: While we are in California, we are having Oats every day for breakfast. What keeps it interesting is changing up the fruit, nuts and seeds we add to the Rolled Oats each day. Today’s toppings included Strawberries, Apples, Pecans, Raisins and Chia Seeds.   Lunch: I was in the mood for a Chopped Salad…

What Vegans Eat – Day 873, Travel Edition

Breakfast: I tried a last minute Soaked Oats cereal. This morning, I prepared two bowls with Rolled Oats and Soy Milk and added in frozen Strawberries and put them in the refrigerator. I thought the Strawberries would defrost by the time we came back from our walk. When we got back it seemed like the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 872, Travel Edition

Breakfast:Soaked Oats are fun to make and yummy to eat. We’ve made them often with Rolled Oats, using equal parts Oats to Plant Milk, adding in chopped fruits, nuts and seeds and letting it set in refrigerator overnight. In the morning everything has softened and the flavors have merged deliciously. We never tried it with…