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 1009

15nov2017-dinner

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

14nov2017-caryn-LoriRobin-Gabriel

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

13nov2017-me-and-dad-small

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

12nov2017-dinner

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

11nov2017-soup

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

10nov2017-maki

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

9nov2017-lunch

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

8nov2017-smoothie

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

7nov2017-dinner

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

6nov2017-tofu

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

5nov2017-soup

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

4nov2017-oatcakes

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

3nov2017-chestnuts

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

2nov2016-sizzling-wonder

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

1nov2017-dinner

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

31oct2017-lunch-with-friends

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

30oct2017-aldos

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

29oct2017-smoothies

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

28oct2017-farm-bowl

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

27oct2017-pepper-prep

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

26oct2017-frittata-fries

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

25oct2017-cauliflower-salad

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

24oc2017-tortillas

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

23oct2017-blueberry-trreat

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

22oct2017-late-night-soup

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

21october2017-dinner

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

20oct2017-burrito-lunch

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

19oct2017-tofoo-com-chay

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

18oct2017-snack

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

17oct2017-lunch-salads

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

16oct2017-white-bean-salad

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

15oct2017-smoothie

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

14oct2017-almond-milk

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

13oct2017-wrap

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

12oct2017-veg-house

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

11oct2017-smashed-potatoes

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

10oct2017-tofu

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

9oct2017-andales

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

8oct2017-breakfast

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

7oct2017-pesto

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

6oct2017-freeze

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

5oct2017-potatoes

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

4oct2017-celery

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

3oct2017-molded-oats

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

2oct2017-salad

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

1oct2017-nutty-buddy

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

30 sept2017-tofu

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

29sept-oy-veh

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

28sept2017-dinner

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

27sep2017-cabbage-potatoes

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

25seo2017-orzo

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

25sept2017-pineapple

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

24sept2017-popsicle

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

23sept2017-unagi

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

22sept2017-snack

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

21sept2017-breakfast

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

20sept2017-chloes

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

19sepr2017-tea

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

18seot2017-appetizer5

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

17sept2017-carole-dish

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

16sept-congee

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

15sept2017-diiner

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

14sept2017-fruit

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

13sept2017-crumble

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

12sept2017-a-la-mode

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

12sept2017-breakfast

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

10sept2017-soy-fish

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

9sept2017-brunch3

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

8sept2017-fries

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

7sept2017-breakfast

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

6sep2017-dinner

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

5sep2017-beer

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

4sept2017-dinner1

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

3sept2017-sushi

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

2sept2017-soup

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

1sept2017-breakfast

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

31aug2017-tomato-garbanzos

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

30aug2017-dinner

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

30aug-teeccino

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

28aug2017-dinner

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

27aug2017-breakfast

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

26aug2017-tofu-hummus

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

25aug2017-cake-remains

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

24aug2017-garbanzos-spinach

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

23aug2017-salad

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

22aug-soy-fish

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

21aug2017-dinner

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

20aug2017-breakfast

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

19aug2017-lunch

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

18aug2017-scramble-in-pan

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

17aug2017-soups

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

16aug2017-salad

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

15aug2017-dinner-early

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

14aug2017-freeze2

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

13aug2017-at-PS

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

12aug2017-tempeh-in-pan

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

11aug2017-tempeh-reuben

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

10aug2017-sandwiches

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

9aug2017-dinner

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

8aug2017-dinner

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

7aug2017-pancake-art

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

6aug2017-tempeh-steak

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

5aug2017-dinner

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

4aug2017-dinner

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

3aug2017-tempeh

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

2aug2017-sitting-at-riverdel

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

1aug2017-dinner

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

31july2017-lunch

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

30july2017-lunch

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

29july2017-lunch

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

28july2017-dinner

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

27july2017-crepe

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

26july2017-duck

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

25july2017-lunch

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

24july2017-tempeh

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

23july2017-dinner

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

22july2017-lunch

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

21july2017-dinner

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

20july2017-brunch

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

19july2017-polenta

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

18july2017-lunch

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

17july2017-beer

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

16july2017-eggplant

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

15july2017-breakfast

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

14july2017-waffle

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

13july2017-banana

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

12july2017-dinner-salad

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

11july2017-live-streaming-PRN

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

10july2017-freeze

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

9july2017-salad

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

8july2017-water

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

7july2017-breakfast

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

6july2017-meatloaf

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

5july2017-collards

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

4july2017-appetizers

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

3july2017-airpop

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

2july2017-veggie-grill

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

1july2017-dinner

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…

What Vegans Eat – Day 871, Travel Edition

30june2017-kale

Breakfast: It was time to say goodbye to Palo Alto. I wanted to go on one last walk on the Stanford Dish Trail. We did it almost every day this week. Before we left I made a giant Kale Salad using up the two heads of Kale we had left, along with Red Onion, Apples…

What Vegans Eat – Day 870, Travel Edition

29june2017-tofu

Breakfast: We picked up a bag of Teeccino at the Staff of Life in Santa Cruz. Now Gary could have a good brew in the morning. I made a cup of Jasmine Tea. We had bowls of Rolls Oats with Banana, Raisins, Apples, Walnuts and Soy Milk and sliced Oranges from Gary’s cousin’s tree.  …

What Vegans Eat – Day 869, Travel Edition

28june2017-breakfast

Breakfast: We drove down to Pajaro Dunes Beach for a meeting. The producer of the show we will be directing later this year was leading a girls empowerment camp there. The drive was beautiful. On the way there she called us and wanted to meet an hour ater than we originally planned. Serendipity! We were…

What Vegans Eat – Day 868, Travel Edition

27june2017-sweet-green

Breakfast: We are staying with a friend in Palo Alto, so our food choices are limited. We’ll be eating Rolled Oats for breakfast most of the week. But then, that’s what we normally do when we are at home. This morning’s bowl had Bananas, Raisins, Walnuts and Soy Milk. I had a cup of Jasmine…

What Vegans Eat – Day 867, Travel Edition

26june2017-breakfast

Breakfast: We are rich with fruits! I made a fruit salad with the nectarines and plums from Gary’s cousin’s Nancy’s tree, plus the figs from our host Roswitha’s tree and pineapple we had bought a few days before. This topped our Rolled Oats along with Walnuts and Soy Milk.   Lunch: This is a go-to…

What Vegans Eat – Day 866, Travel Edition

25jun2017-breakfast

Breakfast: Gary’s been asked by his niece, Lisa and her fiancé Brian, to officiate at their wedding in October. So sweet! We got up early and drove to their home in Pleasant Hill, about an hour away. Lisa had prepared Soaked Oats with fresh Blueberries and Soy Milk for us.   Lunch: We drove a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 865, Travel Edition

24june2017-tofu-scramble-mushrooms

Breakfast: Oh what a beautiful morning! We are staying in Palo Alto and it is simply lovely. And we are so close to Hobbee’s! We went for breakfast. Gary typically orders the tofu scramble (with NO mushrooms) and I learned awhile back to ask for the tofu scramble with no salt. This means no seasonings…

What Vegans Eat – Day 864

23june2017-jamba-juice

Breakfast: We’ve got an evening flight we have time to relax. We enjoyed our Rolled Oats breakfast with Sunflower Seeds, Apples, Raisins, Almond Yogurt and Soy Milk. I was so tempted to bring a couple of jars of yogurt with me on the trip but we decided to freeze them before we leave.   Lunch:…

What Vegans Eat – Day 863

22june2017-dinner

Breakfast: Tomorrow we are leaving for California. We’ll be gone for about 10 days, visiting friends and family. Food-wise, we’ve planned for this and now we are eating up what’s left that needs to go. We had some precooked Oatmeal, with sliced Bananas and Almond Yogurt. Gary grated some Nutmeg on top of our bowls.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 862

21june2017-vegan-bags

Breakfast: The bathtub was being refinished today. In many apartment buildings in New York City, the bathtubs are not allowed to be replaced. We live in one of these buildings. I was lucky because the last time I refinished the tub was over 15 years ago. It lasted a long time but started to peel…

What Vegans Eat – Day 861

20june2017-breakfast1

Breakfast: I made a lovely breakfast cereal bar with individual dishes of chopped Apples and Bananas and Raisins, along with Cacao Nibs, Shredded Coconut, Flax Seeds, Walnuts, Almond Yogurt, Soy Milk and the star ingredient – Rolled Oats! Grapefruit was served on the side along with Cold Jasmine Tea.   Here is the final result,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 860

19june2017-waffles

Breakfast: Our Oats Appreciation Week must include waffles! We made our Light and Crispy Waffles, served with sliced Oranges. I eat my waffles plain. Gary likes them with Maple Syrup and Bananas.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Celery, Carrots, Lime, Ginger   Dinner: When it’s hot outside I want to eat light and simply. We…

What Vegans Eat – Day 859

18june2017-lunch

Breakfast: Oatmeal Appreciation Week continues with pretty much the same bowl as yesterday: Oats, Apples, Pears, Cacao Nibs, Raisins, Flax Seeds, Coconut Milk and Almond Yogurt.   Lunch: My family celebrates my niece’s birthday and Father’s Day together. There were lots of vegan salads for everyone and my mom brought her classic Vegan Chopped Liver.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 858

17june2017-soup

Breakfast: It’s Oatmeal Appreciation Week in our house after being without Rolled Oats for so long. We couldn’t wait to wake up an d have breakfast. And my Cacao Nibs arrived so I could have my most favorite Oats breakfast of all: Oats with chopped Pears, Apples, Raisins, Coconut Milk, Flax Seeds, Almond Yogurt and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 857

16june2017-dinner

Breakfast: Oh my goodness! We have Rolled Oats in the house again. You have not seen an oat breakfast on this blog for a while now. But I picked up a few pounds in the bulk foods section at Westerly Market yesterday. Now we are in oat heaven. The cereal bar included chopped apples and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 856

15june2017-salad

Breakfast: I had a networking lunch planned. I wasn’t very hungry and didn’t want to eat too much for breakfast. Herbal Iced Tea and Pineapple sounded good. Gary insisted I eat one of the Sourdough Cornmeal Pancakes I had made yesterday. I’ve been eating my pancakes dry these days, since I don”t like them too…

What Vegans Eat – Day 855

14june2017-dinner

Brunch: It’s cooled down a bit. Since I have been making Almond Yogurt regularly now, Gary suggested last night that we might have Sourdough Cornmeal Pancakes for breakfast. I got up and made them and kept them warm until we were ready to eat. My sweet tooth has all but disappeared. Instead of making a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 854

13june2017-tofu-masala

Breakfast: Gary’s new morning ritual consists of making Teeccino with Soy Foam. It’s his indulgence since giving up caffinated beverages. He made me Ice Teeccino with Soy Foam for breakfast, a cool treat on a hot morning. Especially good served with the last of our Doughnuts.   Lunch: We’ve been going on long walks. Gary…

What Vegans Eat – Day 853

12june2017-supper-salad

Breakfast: Hot, hot, hot. It really feels like June now with some very warm weather. Fortunately the humidity has not arrived. All I want to do in this weather is hydrate. I began with one of my herbal iced tea brews: Hibiscus Lemon Ginger Mint.   The motivation to do anything goes way down in…

What Vegans Eat – Day 852

11june2017-lunch

Breakfast: I shared Gary’s morning hot beverage, Teeccino with Soy Foam, and I sprinkled mine with Cinnamon. Breakfast:   Breakfast was a treat with Doughnuts and Slice Oranges. These doughnut are guilt-free. Check out the recipe.   The hot weather of June has arrived and it will be over 90oF today. I got prepared and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 851

10june2017-yogurt-mango

Breakfast: Morning rituals can be quite lovely. Gary’s new morning routine includes frothing the soy milk for the hot beverages. He has been off caffeine for a while and his soy milk foam makes his caffeine-free Teeccino beverages a special treat. And sometimes I join in the fun. I topped my Vanilla Black Tea with…

What Vegans Eat – Day 850

9june2017-brunch

Brunch: I thought I bought Dandelion Leaves at the store. Gary thought our GoOrganicNYC.org order had substituted something with Spinach. “Polly put the kettle on and we’ll all have tea…”. When we shared our thoughts with each other we figured it out – I had bought Spinach and not Dandleion Leaves at the store, and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 849

8june2017-gz-soup

Breakfast: I got up early and ate an Apple. I was exhausted and just went back to bed. I needed more sleep. There was a lot to do, but if I was tired, nothing would happen. Gary and I both slept late actually. When we finally did start the morning, we had sliced Oranges.  …

What Vegans Eat – Day 848

7june2017-king-oyster

Breakfast: A ready-made Garbanzo Bean Flour Waffle with Apple/Banana Compote and Almond Yogurt was a happy breakfast for me, working at my desk.   Lunch: Yesterday’s Greens and Little Seed Caesar Dressing were all ready for me when hungry called me away from my desk. I put the salad together quickly and went back to…

What Vegans Eat – Day 847

6june2017-dinner

Breakfast: Okay, it is going to be one of those days! Too many things are planned. Eating right and breathing often are top priorities. We made Garbanzo Bean Waffles, and served them with an Apple Banana Compote and Almond Yogurt. Gary kept the waffles warm in a covered pot. Great idea!   Yum.   I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 846

5jun2017-treat

Breakfast: Sometimes mornings are just for tea. I made a pot of Darjeeling in Angie, our Breville Teamaker.   Lunch: When hunger finally screamed inside me, I got up from my work and looked to see what I could find in the refrigerator. Score! There was a Kale Salad ready to go for me to…

What Vegans Eat – Day 845

4june2017-dinner

Brunch: We woke up late, feeling a bit toxic from our indulgent evening with white flour breads and wine. I made a pot of Polenta with Apples and Dried Apricots to start the day off right.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Red Cabbage, Celery, Carrots, Lime.   Dinner: There’s nothing kale can’t do and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 844

3june2017-party-table

Breakfast: It’s Saturday. We don’t have a normal work week with weekends off, but today was different. We were going to relax. We had tea and read the New York Times. I started reading Climate of Hope, for my Tuesday interview with co-author, Carl Pope. It’s an inspiring book and I was happy to read…

What Vegans Eat – Day 843

2june2017-air-pop

Breakfast: I like salad for breakfast especially when it’s already made. Kale salads are great for so many reasons and one of them is that they hold up nicely for a couple of days, when already tossed with dressing. Make a giant salad for dinner and save some for breakfast. I should do this more…

What Vegans Eat – Day 842

1june2017-burrito-sushi

Breakfast: I am sensing a pattern. When we are low on Oats and fresh produce and it’s time to do some online and neighborhood shopping, I make Polenta for breakfast. I can’t explain why I typically wait to be out of Oats before I reach for the polenta but that’s what I do. And we…

What Vegans Eat – Day 841

31may2017-breakfast

Breakfast: We finished the Buckwheat Waffles that were made for our Memorial Day Brunch, served with Blueberry Pear Compote and Almond Yogurt.   Daily Green Juice: I made a new batch of green juice, this time made with Kale, Collards, Red Cabbage, Celery, Carrots and Lime.   Dinner: We had a challenging day and were…

What Vegans Eat – Day 840

30may2017-beans

Breakfast: I had a lot of food in my belly from yesterday’s holiday brunch. We each dug into some of the leftovers – a Buckwheat Waffle and Home Fries, Almond Yogurt and Berry Pear Compote. I brewed a Chocolate Pu Erh tea.   Lunch: I made sure I ate before broadcasting the It’s All About…

What Vegans Eat – Day 839

29may2017-brunch

Breakfast: We invited my parents over for Memorial Day Brunch and to celebrate Gary’s birthday which was yesterday. Gary and I made our favorite brunch foods: French “Eggs”, Home Fries, Buckwheat Waffles, Blueberry Pear Compote, Almond Yogurt, Grapefruit and Field Roast Apple Sage Sausage. My mom brought cut fruit: Strawberries, Oranges and Pineapple. We took…

What Vegans Eat – Day 838

28may2017-dessert

Brunch: It’s Gary’s birthday. We have been celebrating for a few days and now it’s time for the biggest celebration of all. Where do the Swingin’ Gourmets go for a festive meal? Candle 79 of course. It was a perfect choice, especially since we planned on going to the Metropolitan Museum of Art afterwards, which…

What Vegans Eat – Day 837

27may2017-mango

Breakfast: I made DONUTS! When I interviewed Del Sroufe on Tuesday and talked about The China Study Family Cookbook I knew I wanted to make his doughnut recipe for Gary’s birthday weekend. And I did. And they are fantastic. No guilt here. This recipe, like all the recipes in the cookbook are made with REAL…

What Vegans Eat – Day 836

26may2017-group

Breakfast: Gary’s Birthday Week Celebration is in process. He wanted waffles and I made them. We have many waffle recipes and the choice depends on the flours we have on hand. I made Buckwheat Waffles, with buckwheat flour made by grinding buckwheat groats in the Vitamix. I am never buying buckwheat flour again! This is…

What Vegans Eat – Day 835

25may2017-dinner

Breakfast: I woke up in a total panic. I had set my alarm for 8:30am. I don’t usually use an alarm but I had an appointment to prerecord an interview with Phillip Wollen at the Progressive Radio Network Studio at 11am. I had originally scheduled the appointment for 9:30am and forgot that it had been…

What Vegans Eat – Day 834

24may2017-dinner

Breakfast: How can breakfast ever be boring? If you are eating breakfast out of a box you are missing one of the greatest joys in life! This morning’s bowl was filled with Blueberries, Flax Seeds, Walnuts, Almond Yogurt, Pears and Raisins.   Lunch: Working vigorously at my computer I gobbled up the leftover Skillet breakfast…

What Vegans Eat – Day 833

23may2017-fish

Breakfast: Gary made this skillet dish with Spinach, Red Onions and the leftover Tempeh in Spicy Marinara with Prunes and a batter made from Garbanzo Bean Flour. Another winner!   Daily Green Juice: I went into the Progressive Radio Network studio to interview Del Sroufe and talk about The China Study Family Cookbook. I love…

What Vegans Eat – Day 832

22may2017-dinner

Breakfast: I am hooked on Almond Yogurt. It is just perfect. I kept my bowl simple with Yogurt and ripe, sweet Pears.   Daily Green Juice: It’s been perfect walking weather. As New Yorkers we walk a lot but we have been walking even more in the last few weeks. It’s a wonderful exercise, a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 831

22may2017-OKO

Breakfast: I was served the fully loaded, luxurious version of my new favorite breakfast bowl. It had Rolled Oats, Apples, Bananas, Dried Apricots, Raisins, Frozen Strawberries, Frozen Blueberries, Shredded Coconut, Pumpkin Seeds, Flax Seeds and Almond Yogurt. It took a long time to eat and I enjoyed every bite.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 830

20may2017-diiner

Breakfast: I was in the mood for a classic American Saturday morning breakfast – a Scramble with Home Fries, Pink Grapefruit and Tea. I got to chopping and Gary made the Teeccino with Whipped Soy Milk. Watch him whipping up that milk. He uses a Deluxe Stainless Steel Milk Frother that his cousin Nancy gave…

What Vegans Eat – Day 829

19may2017-maki

Breakfast: A bowl of Fruit, Nuts, Seeds and Almond Yogurt is morning’s perfection. I made a new batch of Almond Yogurt yesterday. Warning, it’s addicting!   Lunch: It’s another hot day in May. Time for giant Salads on the terrace, made with Romaine Lettuce, Tahini Dressing, Tomatoes and Red Onion. And lots of water, with…

What Vegans Eat – Day 828

18may2017-breakfast

Brunch: I got up early (for me) and went into the PRN studio to interview David Yeung of Green Monday. He lives in Hong Kong and is in New York for the Reducetarian Summit. It was a fantastic interview which will air on June 13. I picked up a few things at Trader Joe’s and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 827

17may2017-tofu

Breakfast: Yesterday’s leftover Oatmeal became today’s Crispy Oatmeal Fries, Gary thought about how I preferred my Polenta crispy, rather than creamy and he thought of doing something similar with Oatmeal. It’s genius! And delicious. Something to keep in mind for the future when needed and easy travel food.   I had a big project to…

What Vegans Eat – Day 826

16may2017-lunch

Breakfast: This was an Oatmeal morning made with Apples, Bananas, Flax Seeds, Walnuts   Lunch: I asked for Tofu Masala and I got it with a Romaine Lettuce Salad made with Tomato, Red Onions, Tahini Dressing and small side of Kale with Onions and Ginger. Gary had to check the recipe for his own Secret…

What Vegans Eat – Day 825

15may2017-lunch

Breakfast: We used to make Corn Bread all the time and then we didn’t. I can’t say why, that’s just the flow of life. Gary made a beautiful Corn Bread this morning. It was like visiting with an old friend, comforting, familiar, good.   Lunch: We nibbled on more Corn Bread for lunch with all…

What Vegans Eat – Day 824

14may2017-vegan-platter

Breakfast: It’s Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day everybody. It’s a Hallmark Card holiday, I know, but I go along with it. The plan was to drive my parents to David, my sister-in-law’s brother and his wife Geygi’s home. I got ready with a good breakfast, Fruity Corn Waffles, reheated from yesterday, topped with some Sweetened…

What Vegans Eat – Day 823

13may2017-salad

Breakfast: We’ve got a big job to do today. We are filming and editing our first under 1-minute food show. Stay tuned. Gary served me a cup of his extraordinary Teeccino and Whipped Soy Foam, along with Orange and Grapefruit slices, while I got to cooking up some waffles.   I decide to make Fruity…

What Vegans Eat – Day 822

12may2017-teeccino-drink

Breakfast: What a treat to wake up and look forward to breakfast. Rolled Oats, Homemade Almond Yogurt, Cacao Nibs, Raisins, Pumpkins Seeds, Flax Seeds and Blueberries – this is it, folks.   Gary made himself a stunning Frappa-teeccino, with his fantastic foam made with Soy Milk.   Lunch: It was the best of all possible…

What Vegans Eat – Day 821

11may2017-burgers

Breakfast: I had another rehearsal scheduled this morning with my brother’s new band, Audible Abstraction. I had just enough time to do a short workout before it started. I made tea for everyone. We began with Jasmine and later I made Vanilla Black Tea.   Lunch: Gary’s fantastic stew became soup for lunch along with…

What Vegans Eat – Day 820

10may2017-stew

Brunch: I am so glad I made a pile of Buckwheat Crepes a few days ago because it’s so nice to have them to warm, fill and roll with leftover Black Beans, Tomato Salsa and Almond Mozzarella Cheese.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Lemon, Ginger   Dinner: Can cookware inspire a chef?…

What Vegans Eat – Day 819

9may2017-dinner

Breakfast: I was thinking of making my new favorite breakfast of Rolled Oats, Cacao Nibs, Raisins, Walnuts and Flax Seeds, topped with Almond Yogurt. My head was full of thoughts for the day ahead and I mindlessly poured Soy Milk on my cereal before adding the yogurt. Oh no! I was disappointed, but like they…

What Vegans Eat – Day 818

8may2017-crepes

Breakfast: We’re having fun with crepes. I made a pile of them yesterday and now we get to enjoy them. Gary filled his with Apricot Butter and Almond Yogurt and rolled them up. I went savory first, with Almond Cheese and then sweet with Blueberries and Almond Yogurt. Vive La France! Congratulations Emmanuel Macron. We…

What Vegans Eat – Day 817

7may2017-mango

Breakfast: My mom is the queen of fruit plates. You can always count on having a nice selection of fresh fruit when visiting. For breakfast we each put together our own bowls. Mine had Rolled Oats, Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Banana and Soy Milk and I had a few pieces of Pineapple afterwards. There was a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 816

6may2017-diner-null

Breakfast: It’s one of those crazy schedule days. The Food Revolution Summit is on Day 8 of nine. I scrambled to prepare for the later part of the day before getting set up at my computer to listen and monitor Summit comments. Fortunately, my new favorite breakfast is easy to put together: Rolled Oats, Cacao…

What Vegans Eat – Day 815

5may2017-caryns-tacos

Breakfast: I love starting the day with Oranges!   Listening to Dr. David Katz, the first speaker at the Food Revolution Summit today. I was on the Dr. Oz show back in 2007 when Dr. Katz was on the show that day. I also interviewed him a few years ago. You can listen to that…

What Vegans Eat – Day 814

4may2017-squash

Breakfast: It’s been fun getting up, doing some exercise, and getting ready for the Food Revolution Summit this week. After my yoga routine (I am following an old video series from Bryan Kest, Power Yoga), I quickly prepared my breakfast to enjoy while working during the Summit. I prepared a bowl of Rolled Oats, Cashew…

What Vegans Eat – Day 813

3may2017-pho-toppings

Breakfast: We often start the day with tea. I had a Darjeeling. Gary has been avoiding caffeine for awhile. He’s been making up for missing his black tea, by having Teeccino with a lot of fun foam, made with soy milk and topped with maple syrup.   After my morning tea, followed by my workout…

What Vegans Eat – Day 812

2may2017-pho

Breakfast: We live in New York, but our rhythm is on Pacific time. I got up with enough time to doing my morning routine before logging in at 11am for Day 4 of the Food Revolution Summit. Every day I learn more than the last! I brewed a pot of Bancha Green Tea for the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 811

1may2017-dinner

Brunch: It’s day 3 of the fantastic Food Revolution Summit. I love listening to the interviews and answering questions from the audience. Are you listening? The program is replayed all day long for 21 hours. Don’t miss the rest. Register here. After my morning yoga practice, I made a bowl of Rolled Oats, Apples, Dried…

What Vegans Eat – Day 810

30april-breakfast

Breakfast: It’s the second day of the 6th Annual Food Revolution Summit. If you haven’t registered yet, you still can and enjoy the remaining 7 days of the conference for free. The summit replays for 21 hours after it ends so if you can’t catch it live you can listen when it is more convenient.…