What Vegans Eat

A daily blog of what REAL founders, Caryn Hartglass and Gary De Mattei eat. Many post include recipes.
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What Vegans Eat – Day 770

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Breakfast: We are not early risers. This was clear when I had to get up at 6am for my annual physical. I scheduled it months ago thinking if I got there early, I would not have to wait long. I was right about that, I got there at 8am and was in and out very…

What Vegans Eat – Day 769

20MarchLunch1

Breakfast: It’s Monday and after a very long Sunday, this was to be a day of rest. Now that doesn’t mean I don’t work, because, I don’t know how to not do anything. At least not very often. So the plan was to move slowly and do less. And since we had prepared lots of…

What Vegans Eat – Day 768

19MarchRoastedGarbanzos

Breakfast: We had a long day ahead of food prep and photography. I began with a cup of Bancha Green Tea.   Daily Green Juice: I couldn’t wait for my newly made green juice that I made yesterday to defrost made with Kale, Collards, Beet Greens, Red Cabbage, Celery, Ginger and lots of fresh lemons.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 767

18MarchCocktaila

Breakfast: I packed a few oranges and lemons from Gary’s cousin’s tree in San Jose, CA. It was nice to bring a little California sunshine back home to New York.   What’s for breakfast? Crispy Oat Waffles of course. We have missed them so much. Gary made me an Apple Banana Compote to go on…

What Vegans Eat – Day 766

17marchMoviea

Breakfast: We are moving slowly after our first night back from California. I was happy to make Vanilla Tea in my Breville Tea maker that we call Angie. Gary had made some coconut milk the night before and it was delicious with the tea.   Dinner: I went food shopping and asked to have it…

What Vegans Eat – Day 765

16MarchTofu

Breakfast: We arrived home after a red eye flight from California. It was early in the morning. The unpacking could wait. We needed to sleep. I thought we might sleep on the plane at least a few hours but we were both wide awake and there were a lot of movies to watch on our…

What Vegans Eat – Day 764: Travel Edition

15MarchSalad

Breakfast: Finally, our departure day has arrived (again). We were supposed to leave two days ago but thanks to that Stella storm we are still in California. Gary and I shared four more fresh California Oranges with English Breakfast Tea   Lunch: With everything packed, and a couple of boxes mailed to our home in…

What Vegans Eat – Day 763: Travel Edition

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Breakfast: We should have been home by now. Being away for over nine weeks and having finished launching a production of Fiddler on the Roof we are somewhat disoriented. This often happens after a show, when you have focused so hard on it, spent many long hours and then, it’s over. What to do? Get…

What Vegans Eat – Day 762: Travel Edition

13MarchSalad

Breakfast: We are still here! Our flight to New York was canceled, thanks to Stella and we are in California for a few more days. Fortunately we haven’t finished up the food yet. We had Rolled Oats with Berries, Chopped Almonds, Flax Seeds and Soy Milk and English Breakfast Tea. Plus fresh oranges! Cousins Nancy…

What Vegans Eat – Day 761: Travel Edition

12MarchPizza

Breakfast: The day had arrived! I have been looking forward to it since we arrived. We were meeting our friends Ann and Larry (the original owners of the Millennium Restaurant in San Francisco) for brunch at the new Millennium in Oakland. We had some English Breakfast tea and hit the road. The Millennium Restaurant opened…

What Vegans Eat – Day 760: Travel Edition

11marchParty1

Breakfast: We’ll be leaving California in a few days. I am working on clearing out the food remaining that we purchased while staying here for nine weeks. Breakfast used up the remaining Millet and Dried Apricots for Millet Cereal with Bananas and Apricots.   Lunch: We were invited to a cast party for the Fiddler…

What Vegans Eat – Day 759: Travel Edition

10MarchMate

Breakfast: I had been soaking some Red Lentils for more than 24 hours. I cooked them yesterday with Smoked Paprika, lots of Lemon Juice and Garlic. We had a meeting planned this morning at Philz Coffee. I knew I should eat something before having tea so I took a small bowl of the Lentils. Once…

What Vegans Eat – Day 758: Travel Edition

9MarchTacos

Breakfast: I had scheduled a lot of activity this week, our last week in California. We did not have time during our Fiddler on the Roof run to be social and I thought we could catch up this week. The problem is we are still so exhausted! Gary got up early to take his dad…

What Vegans Eat – Day 757: Travel Edition

8MarchFavaPolenta

Breakfast: It is going to take a while to recover from our Fiddler production. I think we ran for weeks on adrenaline and now we could relax. Well, almost. Gary would be performing this evening in a reading of the play, The Exonerated with Silicon Valley Reads. We slept in late, had some English Breakfast…

What Vegans Eat – Day 756: Travel Edition

7MarchBreak

Breakfast: It is not berry season. And we don’t have a freezer here in the pool house. Still I asked Gary to pick up frozen berries yesterday. The few bags are defrosted in the refrigerator ready to eat. There was a tiny amount of Rolled Oats left and I topped them with Bananas, Strawberries, Chia…

What Vegans Eat – Day 755: Travel Edition

6marchBrunch

Breakfast: We did it! The Fiddler on the Roof production has ended. We survived. We slept in late and woke up hungry. Gary whipped up a hearty dish with Firm Tofu, Field Roast Sausage and Arugula.   Dinner: Gary left me in the pool house to catch up on lots of work. He came back…

What Vegans Eat – Day 754: Travel Edition

5marchVeggieGrill

Breakfast: It’s the last day of Fiddler on the Roof performances. Our 9-week project is coming to a close. We could use a big rest but there are still two more performances today to go. We began with Rolled Oats with Apples, Cinnamon and Vanilla Soy Milk.   Lunch: We had less time in between…

What Vegans Eat – Day 753: Travel Edition

4MarchBreak

Breakfast: We leave for New York in ten days. We are starting to run out of the few food items we’ve stocked, like raisins. So this morning’s Rolled Oats had Dried Apricots, Bananas, Apples and Vanilla Soy Milk. I like West Soy’s unsweetened soy milk made with just soy beans, water and vanilla. Somehow with…

What Vegans Eat – Day 752: Travel Edition

3MarchTofoo

Lunch: After opening night we were happy to sleep in. With our friend Janet in town from New York we wanted to take her out to a late lunch. The Vegetarian House unfortunately doesn’t open until 5pm so we met up at Tofoo Com Chay for their Veggie Chicken Salad and Pho.   Snack: At…

What Vegans Eat – Day 751: Travel Edition

2MarchDinner

Breakfast: Opening Night! Our Fiddler on the Roof production opens this evening. I made bowls of Rolled Oats, Vanilla Soy Milk, Bananas, Almonds and Raisins.   Green Juice: Whole Foods Campbell Blend.   I have to admit, the rest of the day was a big blur. We scurried around doing some last minute tasks before…

What Vegans Eat – Day 750: Travel Edition

1MarchFruit

Breakfast: After a disaster day of eating, I wanted to make sure we had healthy food with us to keep us going during another long, evening dress rehearsal for Fiddler on the Roof. We open tomorrow! I finished the soup Gary had made me yesterday with Vegetable Broth, Corn/Quinoa Pasta, Spinach, Tofu and Red Onions.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 749: Travel Edition

28FebLunchDinner

Breakfast: Tuesdays are particular rough lately, with my radio show right in the middle of the day followed by long evening rehearsals. This day was the roughest. I got up and fortified with Genmaicha Green Tea, Orange Slices and Millet Cereal. Breakfast:   Lunch: The night before I had been preparing a soup in my…

What Vegans Eat – Day 748: Travel Edition

27febDinner

Breakfast: So much to do, too little time! We were going to visit the Lyric Theatre office to look at their costumes. They were generously going to lend us whatever we needed. I made our breakfast quickly using the Millet I had prepared the day before, served with Earl Grey Tea and Soy Milk.  …

What Vegans Eat – Day 746: Travel Edition

25febVegCombo

Breakfast: We had both needed sleep so badly. Despite going to bed at a reasonable time, we woke up at about 4am and struggled to get in a few more hours. Then it was time to get up and get ready for our Sitzprobe, the music rehearsal with the cast and our Klezmer style band…

What Vegans Eat – Day 745: Travel Edition

24febFish

Breakfast: It’s Friday, our day off which isn’t really a day off. I volunteered to paint our Fiddler set that Gary designed and today was the day to do it. We fortified ourselves with Oatmeal with Apples, Raisins and Chia Seeds.   After collecting some paint at the Hoover Theater, Gary and I went over…

What Vegans Eat – Day 744: Travel Edition

23febDinner

Breakfast: Salad makes a wonderful breakfast. I had a big bowl of Mesclun Greens with Chia Seeds, Walnuts and Blasamic Vinegar.   Lunch: Gary’s still getting creative with those Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Tortillas. For lunch he rolled them up with Greens, Avocado, Dijon Mustard and Field Roast Frankfurters. It’s a Wiener! It’s a Winner!  …

What Vegans Eat – Day 743: Travel Edition

22FebBreak

Breakfast: This morning we had an appointment at Cabrillo College to select costumes to rent for our upcoming Fiddler on the Roof. I was excited because we had a chance to visit the Staff of Life Market beforehand. I ordered a “Hempereur’s New something-or-other” smoothie with Hemp Milk, Almond Butter, Strawberries and Banana. Gary got…

What Vegans Eat – Day 742: Travel Edition

21FebLunch

Breakfast: It’s another busy day. Oatmeal is a good way to start. We had some with Bananas. Then I was off. I was preparing my radio show for today. I decided to rebroadcast my 2012 interview with Tom Regan, who had just died on February 17. I wanted to honor him and prepare some commentary…

What Vegans Eat – Day 741: Travel Edition

29febBreak

Breakfast: This was a day of grazing. Monday is our day off from Fiddler rehearsals and a day “on” for catch up. I worked inside the pool house in “robot mode” stopping to eat briefly when really hungry. Gary was out in the rainy weather, working on other assignments. I had a bowl of Red…

What Vegans Eat – Day 740: Travel Edition

19febDinner

Breakfast: It’s another rainy day in Northern California. I’m making up for the lack of sun by eating a lot more Oranges these days, fresh from Gary’s cousin Nancy’s tree. Oranges are liquid sunshine, right? After the oranges, we had our big bowls of Oatmeal with Bananas, topped with Chia Seeds.   Lunch: We need…

What Vegans Eat – Day 739: Travel Edition

18febBreak

Breakfast: We got up in the morning and prepared our bags for the day’s long rehearsal. We’ve been getting very creative with Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Wraps in the last week or so. This morning Gary made a new wrap with Field Roast Smoked Tomato Deli Slices, Lettuce, Dijon Mustard. I had a few for breakfast…

What Vegans Eat – Day 738: Travel Edition

17febDinner

Breakfast: TGIF! It’s our day off. I relish this day since I am rehearsing every other day of the week. I had big plans to catch up on lots of other work today. Gary made Polenta Cereal with Bananas, topped with Chia Seeds.   Lunch: I learned early in the day that Tom Regan, the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 737: Travel Edition

16febDinner

Breakfast: I haven’t had oats in a long time, ten days actually. That may be a record. And it was time to break that record. I chopped up whatever I could find in the pool house: Apples, Bananas, Walnuts, Almonds and added in Raisins and Rolled Oats and mixed it all with some cold Soy…

What Vegans Eat – Day 736: Travel Edition

15febSalad

Breakfast: On Valentine’s Day, Gary and I were both given roses by one of our cast members. They add a cozy touch to the pool house we are staying in and made our morning Oatmeal and Tea taste even better.   Lunch: Gary made me a giant Kale Salad with Avocado, Garbanzo Beans, Cherry Tomatoes…

What Vegans Eat – Day 735: Travel Edition

14febSalad

As we get closer to our Fiddler on the Roof performances there will be more early mornings and late nights of activity, and less sleep. This was one of those early mornings. We had an appointment at 10am to pull set pieces and props to rent from Cabrillo College’s theater department located in Aptos. This…

What Vegans Eat – Day 734: Travel Edition

13febGoogle

We were invited to lunch and a tour at Google today by my friend (since junior high school) Susan and her husband Demyn who works there. We rose late, happily caught up on our sleep and headed North to the Mountain View campus.   Lunch: We began at the KitchenSync for lunch. This is one…

What Vegans Eat – Day 733: Travel Edition

12febDonut

Breakfast: We are not morning people. Especially now during rehearsals for Fiddler on the Roof. Theater is more of an evening event. As a result we go to bed late and if lucky enough to sleep in, we get up late. Today was not one of those days. Because of conflicting schedules I called a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 732: Travel Edition

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Breakfast: Gary made me a cup of Fire Walker Cacoco. This may be my new favorite way to start the day. We had bananas and oranges and went off to rehearsal.   Dinner: We needed to do some grocery shopping. It’s better to eat first before buying food, right? Of course, right! So we went…

What Vegans Eat – Day 731: Travel Edition

10febDinner

Breakfast: TGIF! Fridays mean no rehearsal and a mad dash to finish all the work that didn’t get done for the week. I caught up on this blog, added a new recipe, edited transcriptions done by volunteers of our It’s All About Food podcast, and all that before breakfast! While working I made a pot…

What Vegans Eat – Day 730: Travel Edition

9febMushroomBurger

Breakfast: Staying in a family member’s pool house for 2 months while working in California I typically wake when the sun comes up because the light comes in through the shades. I am not ready to get up and if I can’t fall back to sleep I read various newspapers from my phone. It used…

What Vegans Eat – Day 729: Travel Edition

8febVeggieGrill

Breakfast: With rehearsals in the late afternoon and evening I work quickly to get all my work done early in the day. It is never ending of course. When one project is complete another appears on the “to-do” list. I was glad to have leftover soup from last night, with Red Lentils, Kale, Onions and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 728: Travel Edition

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Breakfast: We are out in California for over 9 weeks, as you may know, directing a production of Fiddler on the Roof. I lived in the Bay Area from 1982-1992 and commuted here from 1996-2001. When we come to visit for work or to spend time with Gary’s family I like to see some of…

What Vegans Eat – Day 727: Travel Edition

6febBreak

Breakfast: I woke up hungry and I wanted a Sunday breakfast. It felt like Sunday but it’s Monday. Well, lately Monday is our day off from Fiddler on the Roof rehearsals so it is a day off in one sense. I made a Tofu Scramble with Kale and Red Onions, in a Dijon Cream Sauce…

What Vegans Eat – Day 726: Travel Edition

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Breakfast: Rolled Oats with Apples, Bananas, Soy Milk, plump juicy Raisins, Coconut Flakes and dusted with lots of crunchy Chia Seeds.   Daily Green Juice: We have not been having green juices every day, so they are not “daily” at the moment. This will change when we are back home. In the meantime we are…

What Vegans Eat – Day 725: Travel Edition

4febPizza

Breakfast: This morning Gary made me a lovely bowl of Rolled Oats, Coconut, Bananas, Cashews and Chia Seeds.   Lunch: At rehearsal, during one of the breaks, I had a few Orange slices and a Corn Thin.   Dinner: We had plans to meet Gary’s old friend Ted and decided to go to Blue Line…

What Vegans Eat – Day 724: Travel Edition

3febDinnerBowl

Brunch: Gary left early in the day to visit with his dad and go on some errands. This morning’s brunch was all orange. I had cooked some red lentils – they take about 25 minutes to get creamy and soft, and orange. I took a small bowl, topped it with Nutritional Yeast and had it…

What Vegans Eat – Day 723: Travel Edition

2febLunch

Breakfast: It’s Ground Hog’s Day. The ground hog has reportedly seen his shadow so we will have more winter. It’s also my dad’s 89th birthday. Happy Birthday dad! Gary and I had Polenta cereal again with Chia Seeds and Raisins.   Lunch: Today’s big soup is made with low sodium Vegetable Broth, Ancient Harvest Corn/Quinoa…

What Vegans Eat – Day 722: Travel Edition

1febDinner

Breakfast: In our “spare time” Gary and I are working on a model of the set for Fiddler on the Roof. It’s fun to do, especially having to be creative with few supplies in the pool house. We worked quickly since we had to be at the theater for rehearsals at 3pm. I put a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 721: Travel Edition

31janLunch

Breakfast: It’s the last day of January. A whole month of 2017 has passed. We wake up every morning and think, “oh no, is that psychopath still president?” We have endured almost 2 weeks of the new federal government administration. I am inspired by the prostests all around the country. How do we stay focused…

What Vegans Eat – Day 720: Travel Edition

30janHummus1

Breakfast: We have still not gone food shopping to restock the little pool house we are staying in with fresh produce but there is still a lot of food to work with. There was some leftover cooked Millet that I reheated with water in a pot. I added a small chopped pear to it along…

What Vegans Eat – Day 719: Travel Edition

29janEggplant

Breakfast: The news is still a disaster – the inspiring stay issued by Judge Ann Donnelly was being ignored at some of the airports. Chaos has hit the United States. The rule of law, is not being followed. What is happening to this country??? Gary and I sat in disbelief, drinking our bitter tea that…

What Vegans Eat – Day 718: Travel Edition

28janAndale

Breakfast: We are not hungry. We are feeling sick to our stomachs. The actions of the new United States federal government are disturbing, frightening, unbelievable. Every day we read the news and it is worse than the day before. Now a Muslim ban has been enacted and there’s chaos in the airports. I go through…

What Vegans Eat – Day 717: Travel Edition

27janCollard

Breakfast: Gary had made a pot of Millet last night but I recommended saving it for the morning. He put together a luscious Millet cereal with Pears, Apricots and Walnuts.   Tea Break: After visiting with Gary’s 91-year-old dad we went to Roy’s Station for tea. We were hungry but it was too early to…

What Vegans Eat – Day 716: Travel Edition

26jandinner

Breakfast: I loved this morning’s brunch, made with the simplest ingredients: Garbanzo Beans tossed with Cherry Tomatoes, Mashed Avocado with Tomatoes, Sprouted Corn and Sprouted Whole Grain Tortillas.   Doesn’t that look good? Roll ‘em up!   Daily Green Juice: Whole Foods Campbell Blend made with Kale, Carrots, Parsley, Celery and Ginger.   Snack: We…

What Vegans Eat – Day 715: Travel Edition

25jansoup

Breakfast: We seem to be getting to bed later and later. The mornings come too soon, even when we get up late. When we are at home in New York, I don’t eat until I am hungry. But here in California with our rehearsal schedule if I don’t eat well in the morning I’ll be…

What Vegans Eat – Day 714: Travel Edition

24janBreakfast

Breakfast: Tuesdays are my busiest days lately with my radio show at 1pm PT, then coaching Wonka Jr. for 2 hours, followed by a 4-hour Fiddler on the Roof rehearsal. It’s important to eat in the morning when I can because I don’t take any breaks for myself during the rehearsals. There are always too…

What Vegans Eat – Day 713: Travel Edition

23janSalad

Breakfast: Not hungry for anything, I made a cup of Kukicha. Gary left to do some errands and I stayed in to prepare for my IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD show tomorrow with Gene Stone and Mike Shanahan. Mike Shanahan wrote a book called Gods, Wasps and Stranglers, The Secret History and Redemptive Future of Fig…

What Vegans Eat – Day 712: Travel Edition

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Breakfast: Mix up your morning with Millet. I made Millet cereal with Walnuts and Raisins, topped with Chia Seeds and served with Earl Grey Tea.   Lunch: Gary’s quick Tofu, Tomato and Greens stir fry the other night was so good he made a repeat, this time using Black Beans instead of Chickpeas. They were…

What Vegans Eat – Day 711: Travel Edition

22janLunch

Breakfast: It was Oatmeal with Chia Seeds, Walnuts and Soy Milk today with Kukicha Tea.   Lunch: After our 4-hour rehearsal day, we went to Khahn’s It was close and we were hungry. We ordered a bunch of Tofu rolls which we devoured quickly. I got the Lemongrass Tofu.   Gary got his Rice Vermicelli…

What Vegans Eat – Day 710: Travel Edition

21janLunch2

Breakfast: It’s our day off! Well, not really. It’s a day off from Fiddler rehearsals and that means time to catch up on preparing for upcoming rehearsals and work here at our mobile Responsible Eating And Living headquarters. The day begins with Rolled Oats, Bananas, Coconut and Soy Milk with Kukicha Tea.   Lunch: I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 709: Travel Edition

19janSoupLate

Breakfast: My friend Nancy came down from San Francisco to spend some time. We hadn’t seen each other in a while and it was time to catch up. We had some time too, to share our disbelief regarding who would become the next U.S. president tomorrow. Many of us have been traumatized since November 8…

What Vegans Eat – Day 708: Travel Edition

18janSandwich

Breakfast: We don’t have a pantry here in the pool house but we made sure we had whole grains like Rolled Oats, Millet and Polenta. This morning we had Earl Grey Tea, fresh Oranges and a steamy, creamy pile of Polenta. What you can’t see in the picture are the Bananas and Chia Seeds underneath…

What Vegans Eat – Day 707: Travel Edition

16janLunch

Breakfast: This week our basic Oatmeal Breakfast now features Coconut Flakes, Raisins, Chia Seeds and Apricot Butter served with Earl Grey Tea.   Lunch: After recording my It’s All About Food show, talking about detoxing with Whole Detox author Deanna Minich, I needed to find food fast. Yesterday’s late night salad was ready to go…

What Vegans Eat – Day 706: Travel Edition

16jantreat

Brunch: There was a lot of Flying Buddha soup leftover from the Vegetarian House and I got to enjoy it for a late brunch. Gary always cedes the Chinese food leftovers to me. He made Oatmeal for himself.   Dinner: This was a day of rest and catch up and preparation before our week of…

What Vegans Eat – Day 705: Travel Edition

15jansalad

Breakfast: I am enjoying eating fresh Oranges every morning. We began the day with oranges and Earl Grey Tea.   Lunch: Gary made a gorgeous salad with Mixed Greens, Walnuts, Avocado and lots of fresh Lemon Juice. His nephew Kyle came down to the pool house for a visit and we invited him to join…

What Vegans Eat – Day 704: Travel Edition

14janbreakfast

Breakfast: Sundaes for Saturday breakfast! We had leftover cooked Millet topped with Coconut, Walnuts, Raisins and Apricot Butter. Since I don’t add sweeteners to my morning cereal, the Apricot Butter tasted wonderfully sweet. It was a morning treat. My belly was full and warm and ready for a full day of vocal rehearsals for Fiddler…

What Vegans Eat – Day 703: Travel Edition

13jansoup

Breakfast: Avocados and tomatoes are a favorite food combination for me.. Now that avocados seem to be in season with reasonable prices, we are eating them up. This morning I had mashed avocado, tomato and sliced tofu on Sprouted Corn Tortillas.   Lunch: It’s our day off from Fiddler rehearsals and I will admit I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 702: Travel Edition

12janBreakfast

Breakfast: We survived a day without power and when we awoke, it was still off. I repeated the dish I made the night before for breakfast: Corn Thins with Avocado and Cherry Tomatoes and a generous squeeze of fresh Lemon. Gary ate the Oatmeal that was leftover from the morning before.   Lunch: Fortunately, I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 701: Travel Edition

11janTofoo

Breakfast: The rain seems very close by. Obviously when it rains, the rain is right there on the outside. But when you live in a house or an apartment with lots of thick walls and hallways and rooms you can feel very far from the outdoors. We are staying in a poolhouse, it’s like a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 700: Travel Edition

10janFalafelDriveIn

Breakfast: The big rains have begun. We started the day with some liquid California sunshine, fresh Oranges from cousin Nancy’s tree followed by some cooked Oatmeal with Chia Seeds, Coconut, Raisins, Bananas and Walnuts.   Lunch: Gary took off to do some errands and I prepared for my weekly radio show. This week I was…

What Vegans Eat – Day 699: Travel Edition

9jan2017salad

Breakfast: Gary was off early for a family meeting. I kept things simple with cold Rolled Oats, Coconut, Raisins, Walnuts, Chia and Soy Milk   Lunch: After his meeting he went out with cousin Nancy and her husband Wade for vegan, gluten-free pancakes at a restaurant called, Deluxe! Nancy had been talking about going there…

What Vegans Eat – Day 698: Travel Edition

8janpolenta

Breakfast: The big rain storm everyone’s been talking about has arrived in the South Bay. We sat in the poolhouse, staying cozy with our Earl Grey Tea. I made a big pot of Polenta with Coconut, Raisins and Apples. While we sat, eating, sipping and working, the power went out. We kept cozy by the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 697: Travel Edition

7janveggiegrillburger

Breakfast: Our Fiddler On the Roof project is about to begin. Today is our Orientation when we will do a table reading of the script and discuss the concept for this workshop production. We made Oatmeal with Coconut Flakes, Bananaa and Apples and had some Earl Grey Tea.   Daily Green Juice: Whole Foods Campbell…

What Vegans Eat – Day 696: Travel Edition

6jansoup2

Breakfast: Our first morning meal in the pool house here in Monte Sereno consisted of fresh homegrown Oranges from cousin Nancy’s tree and Irish Breakfast Tea that we brought from home.   Lunch: There was no questions about where we would go for lunch, to relax and settle in to our 9-week stay here in…

What Vegans Eat – Day 695

5janoranges

Brunch: Today was the day. We would be flying to California on an evening flight. We had planned to have everything done yesterday, get a good night’s sleep and meet some friends for breakfast. Everything went according to plan except for the sleeping. We couldn’t sleep. Perhaps we were excited and/or nervous about the upcoming…

What Vegans Eat – Day 694

4janbreakfast

Breakfast: The kitchen water is off again. Our food today will be simple because we don’t want to have too many dishes to wash in the bathtub and because we’ll be leaving tomorrow for California and we’ll be clearing out what we have. We set up the Oatmeal Bar for Cold Rolled Oats Cereal with…

What Vegans Eat – Day 693

3jandinner

Breakfast: We still have water in the kitchen but I know it’s not going to last. The building super told us he would be turning it off tomorrow. Fortunately we are prepared. I was craving a repeat on yesterday’s lunch: Cranberry Beans, Guacamole and Brown/Black/Red Rice. Gary dug into the precooked Steel Cut Oats with…

What Vegans Eat – Day 692

2janlunch

Breakfast: It’s the second day of the new year. We don’t know how long we will have our kitchen water. Our building has a major plumbing nightmare in the basement and they got us a temporary situation to get us through New Year’s Day and a few days after. We are not sure when the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 691

1janbreakfast

Breakfast: Happy New Year! We awoke in the beautiful guest house of a country club in Bethlehem, PA, a beautiful beginning to the new year. We had mentioned to the manager that we were vegan. He was kind enough to make sure there was Almond Milk for our tea this morning. We had fresh Berries…

What Vegans Eat – Day 690

31declatkes

Breakfast/Lunch: It’s New Year’s Eve and we’ll be renting a car and driving to the little town of Bethlehem… in Pennsylvania to the home of our friends Tamera and Keith for their New Year’s Eve party. In addition to New Year’s Eve it’s also Keith’s birthday and he’s been throwing this little soiree since he…

What Vegans Eat – Day 689

30decmaki2

Breakfast: The water in the kitchen is still off. I was super hungry but didn’t want to dirty any dishes. I made a cup of Bai Mu Dan tea and had a couple of Corn Thins with Apricot Butter and Pine Nuts. I am so grateful for Corn Thins!   Lunch: Gary and I had…

What Vegans Eat – Day 688

29decsprouts

Breakfast: The water was turned off in our kitchen because their was a plumbing problem in the building. We were glad to have water in our bathroom but for people like us who live in the kitchen, no water in the kitchen sink is challenging. I had some Daikon Radish Sprouts growing in my Tribest…

What Vegans Eat – Day 687

28declunch

Breakfast: Breakfast was Silk Nog, warmed up. Mm, creamy, lovely.   Lunch: I was off to my parents home where we’d be joined by my brother and his family for holiday festivities. My mom set out the usual fare – Vegan Chopped Liver, Baked Tofu, Hummus, Gluten-free Chips, Peanuts and Raisins, lots of fresh fruit.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 686

27declasagna

Breakfast: Chinese food is always good the next day for breakfast and it went well with the final leftovers from our Christmas Day brunch: Chinese Broccoli with Buckwheat, Onions, Baked Tofu and Latkes. Afterwards I got to work with a few small bowls of red fruits: Pomegranate and Cherries.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 685

26declunch

Breakfast: The rewards of cooking up a storm are the leftovers a day or two later. We had a rich breakfast buffet with Waffles, Strawberries, Pomegranate, Buckwheat and Onions, Baked Potato Latkes, Homemade Bread, Apple Sauce, Tofu Sour Cream, Grapefruit and Genmaicha tea.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Red Cabbage, Celery, Carrots, Ginger, Lemon…

What Vegans Eat – Day 684

25deceggs

Breakfast: It’s Christmas Day and the first day of Chanukah. We invited my parents for Brunch. As we got ready we enjoyed hot cups of Vanilla Black Tea with Soy Milk.   Lunch: Gary worked all morning prepping the dishes. We were serving some foods we had made the day before but he rolled up…

What Vegans Eat – Day 683

24decbreakfast

Breakfast: It’s Erev Chanukah and Christmas Eve and a good excuse to party! We started the day with Vanilla Black tea and Gary and I shared one Gingerbread Cookie.   Daily Green Juice: We worked together on making a lovely holiday meal but did not think about what we would eat before then. My green…

What Vegans Eat – Day 682

23decbreakfast

Breakfast: We began the holiday festivities today with a breakfast at Red Pipe Cafe before some last minute food shopping. We had vegan scones – mine was Spinach and Artichoke, Gary had Cranberry. And we had Hot Cocoa! Made with Almond Milk. Red Pipe Cafe is awesome. We spied some Pinkus beer in the cold…

What Vegans Eat – Day 681

22decbreakfast

Breakfast: Here at Responsible Eating and Living headquarters we’re in the middle of a long term project of reorganizing and renovation. As often happens, the kitchen table was being used as a work table, we are covering the bar stools with new fabric. So, we ate a late breakfast of oats, Blueberries, Flax Seeds, Raisins…

What Vegans Eat – Day 680

21decdrinks

Breakfast: We were having Vanilla Tea with Soy Milk while asking that popular question, “What shall we have for breakfast?” I said, “How about Corn Thins?” Gary’s eyes lit up. This really happened folks. We love Corn Thins, especially with Peanut Butter and Apricot Butter. It’s a favorite early in the day or late at…

What Vegans Eat – Day 679

20decdinner

Breakfast: It’s snowing on my cereal everybody! Flaked coconut always makes me think of snow on a hill. This was a hill of rolled oats, blueberries, flax seeds and soy milk.   Lunch: We were having people over in the evening to discuss a music project. They were coming over after the dinner hour but…

What Vegans Eat – Day 678

19decbuckwheaties

Breakfast: Although we never tire of oats, sometimes Buckwheaties are in order. This was going to be a tough day, after hearing about the atrocities in Turkey and Berlin, and knowing that the Electoral College was going to vote for someone that did not win the popular vote, someone that I do not feel is…

What Vegans Eat – Day 677

18decveggieplate

Breakfast: Waking up I knew there was going to be a great Sunday breakfast awaiting us. We had homemade Challah and our new Meatloaf recipe. That meant cold Meatloaf sandwiches!   Lunch: Our neighbors called us to join them for lunch. It was warm out, but windy and rainy. Six of us ventured out together…

What Vegans Eat – Day 676

17decsmoothie

Breakfast: Gary made a big pot of Vanilla tea, which we call weekend tea. It was a lovely way to begin our Saturday morning along with reading the NY Times. I asked Gary what he would like for breakfast. Pancakes? Waffles? No, he said, I want a green smoothie. Oh yeah! That made me happy.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 675

16dec-lunch-soup

Breakfast: Yesterday I made Buckwheaties. They are a special treat for me. I had an early appointment in Manhattan. I let Gary catch up on his sleep and adjust his time zones after his quick California trip. A bowl of Buckwheaties with Soy Milk, Raisins and Banana got me off to a good start.  …

What Vegans Eat – Day 674

15declunch

Breakfast: I was looking forward to a big salad for breakfast. I was dreaming about it when I went to sleep the night before. Yeah, I dream about eating salad. Here it is, my dream salad: Baby Kale, Walnuts, Red Onions, Pears and Creamy Balsamic Dressing.   Lunch: My to-do list is long and I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 673

14decsalad

Breakfast: This is the only kind of “box” cereal I will eat – Rolled Oats, served in a box-shaped bowl, with Cashew Milk, Chia Seeds, Pear, Coconut, Cinnamon and Blueberries   I love my salads big and green! I filled a big bowl with mixed greens, tossed it with some Little Seed Caesar Dressing and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 672

13decdinner

Breakfast: Gary had flown to California yesterday and I was on my own. I had a full day ahead of me. I wanted to prepare a bunch of dishes so that I would not have to think about cooking once I got into my “robot mode” and started working. While I made the food, I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 671

12dec-dinner

Breakfast: Staying over at my parent’s house, my mom always wants to feed us lots of food. We were not very hungry and she had not prepared anything so it all worked out. In the morning, we had a repeat of the night before – Rolled Oats with Almond Milk, Walnuts and Raisins.   Lunch:…

What Vegans Eat – Day 670

11dec-lunch

Breakfast: We had rented a car the day before to drive to the party in Irvington. Today was another day on the road. We drove east on Long Island to pick up my parents and then back past our home in Queens to go North to Cross River, NY. We were going to hear my…

What Vegans Eat – Day 669

10dec-dinner

Breakfast: I couldn’t wait for breakfast! I wanted more Black Thai Peas, rolled in a Brown Rice Tortilla. It was just right, with a little Sky Valley Sriracha on top.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Lemon   Dinner: We were invited to a dinner party in Irvington, NY at the home of…

What Vegans Eat – Day 668

9dec-lunch

Breakfast: We buy most of our flours, condiments, sauces, and other nonperishable items from Vitacost.com. In the last order we received a free package of Bob’s Redmill Cornbread Mix. We make most baked items from scratch here at Responsible Eating And Living and that includes Cornbread. But I thought I would give the mix a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 667

8dectreat

Breakfast: One more time – Steel Cut Oats with cooked with Dried Apricots, Walnuts, Cinnamon, Nutmeg topped with Frozen Blueberries and soaked Chia Seeds, served with Darjeeeling Tea.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Lemon   Dinner: There’s some romantic and rustic about Gary’s Oven Baked Vegetables. Especially when they are cooked in…

What Vegans Eat – Day 666

7declunchm

Breakfast: Our breakfast for the week seems to be Steel Cut Oats cooked with Dried Apricots, Walnuts, Cinnamon, Nutmeg topped with Blueberries. I add soaked Chia Seeds to mine and Gary goes for Brown Sugar. It’s worth repeating.   Lunch: Soup and salad make the best late afternoon lunch. We had Creamy Carrot Bisque with…

What Vegans Eat – Day 665

6decbreakfast

Breakfast: We got busy soon after waking. We’ve been purging and rearranging furniture and I was happy to do my morning yoga in the open space we created. Afterwards we worked as the Steel Cut Oats cooked with Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Dried Apricots and Walnuts. We set our laptops aside to enjoy the breakfast. I topped…

What Vegans Eat – Day 664

5declate

Breakfast: Gary’s got a cold and he needs his rest. I let him sleep and got to work. I made some Darjeeling Tea and nibbled on Almonds with Cacao Nibs.   Lunch: We are running low on basic food items but we had everything required for one of my favorite soups: Carrot Lentil. It’s one…

What Vegans Eat – Day 663

4dectofu

Breakfast: It’s Sunday and that’s always a good excuse to make a great breakfast. Gary made a variation on his Easy Spinach Frittata, using Zucchini as the featured vegetable and tossing in some leftover cooked grain mix (millet, black rice, red rice and brown rice) into the batter. Yup, it’s another winner!   It was…

What Vegans Eat – Day 662

3dec-burger-plate

Breakfast: I brewed a pot of Darjeeling Tea in our tea maker we call Angi. It was perfect. I was going to a lunch meeting so I didn’t have breakfast. I knew there would be a lot of great vegan food and I wanted to arrive hungry.   Lunch: We were invited to attend a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 661

2dec-waffle-stack

Breakfast: After such a beautiful Thanksgiving-style dinner the night before, I rewarded Gary with a stack of waffles. These were Garbanzo Bean Flour waffles and they were good. We were out of tahini so I used Peanut Butter. In our house, Peanut Butter goes with everything.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Lemon…

What Vegans Eat – Day 660

1dec-thanks3

Breakfast: We had a basic breakfast. For me that consisted of a little oatmeal topped with Banana, Blueberries, Chia Seeds, Cashew Milk and Jasmine Tea. The special meal was coming later.   Daily Green Juice: Gary made the weekly batch of green juice with Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, and Lemon. Thank you Gary!!   Dinner:…

What Vegans Eat – Day 659

30nov-salad

Brunch: Last night’s dinner leftovers made a wonderful late morning brunch: Chickpea Flour crepes with Sautéed Red Onions, Roasted Red Peppers, Tomatoes, Cashew Cheese Sauce, Field Roast Sausage. It was so good.   After the lovely crepe, I had some Rolled Oats, Chia Seeds, Walnuts and Coconut Milk.   Daily Green Juice: We still haven’t…

What Vegans Eat – Day 658

29nov-dinner

Brunch: It’s a savory start of the day for me with Fresh Romaine Lettuce Salad, Millet with Cashew Cheese Sauce, Sauerkraut and Bai Mu Dan tea.   Lunch: The Pumpkin Pie I made yesterday was fine for lunch. It was more than fine actually. It was spectacular.   We were invited to an International Studio…

What Vegans Eat – Day 657

28nov-dinner-late

Breakfast: Careful what you ask for! Gary asked me if I wanted some oatmeal for breakfast. I said, “Yes, just a small bowl.” He found the smallest dish he could find and served me my “small bowl”. There’s a story we tell in my family about when I was really young. My mom put some…

What Vegans Eat – Day 656

27nov-dinner

Breakfast: If you don’t know by now, we love our waffles. We made Oat Waffles with Blueberry/Raspberry Compote. They are easy and fun to make!   Daily Green Juice: I have not had a daily green juice in several weeks. It is time to get back on track. I was not quite ready to get…

What Vegans Eat – Day 655

26nov-dinner

Breakfast: It’s a slow day to relax and catch up even though the “to do” list is long. We needed to go food shopping but fortunately we had plenty of food to keep us going. Gary made some Cashew Milk which we had with Rolled Oats, Pumpkin Seeds, Flax Seeds and Apples. I made a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 654: Special Travel Edition

25nov-dinner

Breakfast: We were going home today. It would be a long travel day so we made sure we had oatmeal in our bellies before taking off.   Lunch: We packed what we had remaining in the pool house refrigerator: Apples, Chocolate, Raisins, Dates, leftover Baked Tofu and Corn Tortillas and ate them at the airport…

What Vegans Eat – Day 653: Special Travel Edition

24nov-coffee-break

Breakfast: Thanksgiving Day! I remind myself to be especially mindful today. This is a challenge and so difficult on this day of hypocrisy. I describe some of my angst around the holiday in this article I wrote a few years back. We give thanks for all the good that we have and we celebrate with…

What Vegans Eat – Day 652: Special Travel Edition

23nov-dharmas

Breakfast: Another meeting called at Peets to discuss details of our upcoming Fiddler workshop production. The last week has been satisfying, sharing our knowledge and experience in the theater with playful people of all ages. Every day, especially in the crazy political climate, I reaffirm how important the arts are to show the truth and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 651: Special Travel Edition

22nov-dinner

Breakfast: Gary was giving a theater lecture at San Jose High School and I was preparing from my IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD program. He left before I did but we both grabbed similar breakfasts – Rolled Oats with Raisins and Soy Milk. Gary put an Apple in his cereal and I ate one later on…

What Vegans Eat – Day 650: Special Travel Edition

21nov-breakfast

Breakfast: I woke up early and super hungry. Staying in a pool house in Monte Sereno, I thought about what food items we had in the little beverage refrigerator we are using. I worked quietly and quickly – Gary was still asleep. I have no idea how he managed not to wake up while I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 649: Special Travel Edition

20nov-soup

Breakfast: Fortunately we didn’t have to be at the theater until noon for the second day of auditions and callbacks. I made Oatmeal with Apples, Raisins and Dates with Irish Breakfast Tea.   Lunch: Before heading to the theater we went to Peet’s. I ordered a vegan scone with my tea. I wasn’t hungry for…

What Vegans Eat – Day 648: Special Travel Edition

19nov-dinner

Breakfast: It’s a big day today. I would be giving some voice lessons in the morning and we would be auditioning all day for the upcoming Playful People Productions’ Fiddler on the Roof Workshop. We started with Rolled Oats with Apples, Raisins, Dates and Soy Milk. I had Bai Mu Dan and Gary chose Earl…

What Vegans Eat – Day 647: Special Travel Edition

18nov-breakfast

Brunch: I had been dreaming of making Tofu Scramble using some of the veggies that Barbara had given us a few days ago along with the leftovers from the Vegetarian House. It was fantastic, a dream come true.   Barbara had given us a gift card for Peet’s Coffee and Tea so we had to…

What Vegans Eat – Day 646: Special Travel Edition

17nov-lunch

Breakfast: We had a meeting with the Playful People Productions’ producer Barbara at Philz in Los Gatos. It was a fun coffee shop with an upbeat staff. I ordered a Chai with Almond Milk. It was a beautiful day and I was happy to sit outside in the sun and make my own vitamin D.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 645: Special Travel Edition

16nov-flying-buddha

Breakfast: We got up in the morning, well-rested and hungry. We need to go food shopping but fortunately I had packed some of our favorite teas. I made a pot of Irish Breakfast tea before we went out to hunt for breakfast. We were in the car with the idea we would go to Hobee’s…

What Vegans Eat – Day 644: Special Travel Edition

15nov-airplane-food

Breakfast: Thank you Gary for preparing some food to eat on our flight to California. It was raining and our flight was delayed a couple of hours. We had Lemon Baked Tofu, Yukon Gold Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes.   Lunch: We had a stopover in Chicago. We were looking forward to getting burritos like we…

What Vegans Eat – Day 643

14nov-pizza

Breakfast: Gary was going to his last class at HB Studio for the term. We had so much to do before leaving for California the next day he was tempted to skip the class but I would not let him. I knew he would get a lot out of it and enjoy it so skipping…

What Vegans Eat – Day 642

13nov-lunch-maki

Breakfast: We had planned to get up very early and pick up a car rental that we would use until we left for the airport in a couple of days. But when the alarm went off we both agreed to delay the car pickup until noon. We needed more rest. Once up, I spied the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 641

12nov-lunch

I don’t know about you but we have not recovered from the shock of Tuesday’s election results. I feel like I have been kicked in the gut. When I went through my cancer treatment in 2006-7. I would often wake up with something I called the “Belly of Dread”. It continued for years after I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 640

11nov-dessert

Breakfast: Our Fruity Waffle and Fruity Corn Waffle recipes make 8 thick waffles in our waffle maker. That means there are always more the day after we make them. These waffles, as I mentioned yesterday, are so tasty you don’t need to put anything on them. I pressed some raspberries into the waffle holes. That…

What Vegans Eat – Day 639

10nov-waffles

Breakfast: It is taking a bit more energy this week to get up, stay up and fight the good fight. Today we did it starting with waffles. I made a cross between our Fruity Waffles recipe and the Fruity Corn Waffle recipe. We were out of corn flour but had oats instead. We took out…

What Vegans Eat – Day 638

9nov-lunch

Breakfast: This was a difficult morning. We went to bed late, upset about the election results. But the sun came up and I got up. I was glad to have Buckwheaties to simply pour in a bowl. I thought about the name Buckwheaties, and how it was likely named after the boxed cereal, Wheaties with…

What Vegans Eat – Day 637

8nov-evening-pasta

Breakfast: Election Day! Gary was so excited he barely slept. He got up early and stood in the long line of proud Americans to vote. I took my time, got dressed up in a pantsuit and a little makeup and went out to vote. I welled up in tears when filling in my ballot. I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 636

7nov-dinner-cauliflower-tofu-dinner

Breakfast: Oatmeal does it, easy. With raisins, apples and soy milk and Breville Tea Maker brewed Jasmine Tea.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots.   Dinner: Gary had spent the afternoon at his acting class. I was working on some ancient items on my “to-do” list that I finally finished. I was exhausted.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 635

6nov-dinner

Breakfast: Have you tried this Corn Bread recipe yet? Gary made it using Coconut Milk this time instead of water. What a treat! It was rich, moist, sweet and delicious.   Lunch: After a walk back from grocery shopping, Gary made a wonderful stew. It’s a little like ratatouille, with eggplant, onions and tomatoes, but…

What Vegans Eat – Day 634

5nov-spinach-mash-potatoes

Breakfast: Saturdays are often Waffle Days here at Responsible Eating And Living headquarters. We went for the Light and Crispy Oat Waffles and made a discovery. We’ve been making these waffles for years and they don’t always come out the same. I think it has to do with whether or not we oil the waffle…

What Vegans Eat – Day 633

4nov-treat

Breakfast: This was my breakfast made with special appliances. I am grateful to have them both. I made a thick smoothie with Coconut Milk, Cacao Nibs, Maca Powder, Peanut Butter, Blueberries, Strawberries, Banana and Kale Stems. The Vitamix is great for blending up just about anything. Since I wasn’t planning on making a green juice…

What Vegans Eat – Day 632

3nov-breakfast

Breakfast: Should we have Buckwheaties again today? No, Gary thought he would make Oatmeal. But remembering we had freshly made Almond Milk he decided Cold Rolled Oats would be best and I agreed. We had it with Apples, Bananas, Walnuts, Flax Seeds and Shredded Coconut. It was a big bowl of pure deliciousness. I made…

What Vegans Eat – Day 631

2nov-dinner

Breakfast: We couldn’t wait for breakfast! I had made Buckwheaties and we wanted to try them. I had soaked some almonds overnight and blended up some Almond Milk. Yummy! This was a fun breakfast. I haven’t eaten boxed cereal in a long time, Buckwheaties have that crunch and they hold up in your favorite nondairy…

What Vegans Eat – Day 630

1nov-lunch

Breakfast: I was really motivated this morning. I started a pot of chickpeas cooking since they had soaked over night. And I had soaked some raw buckwheat groats because it was time to make Buckwheaties. I hadn’t made this delightful, crunchy cereal in over ten years. Why did I let so much time go by?…

What Vegans Eat – Day 629

31oct-burrito

Breakfast: It’s Monday. That means Gary is off to his acting class at HB Studio. He went in early to practice a scene with another classmate. I planned on meeting him later in the day after a doctor’s appointment in Manhattan. I had a quick meal, copying what Gary did for dinner last night: Spinach…

What Vegans Eat – Day 628

30oct-dinner

Breakfast: We slept in as late as we could. We had no fresh produce and we were out of oats. But we had Corn Thins. Gary whipped up a fresh batch of Apricot Butter. It’s so good when it’s warm, it’s like caramel. I made a big pot of English Breakfast tea. It’s always lovely…

What Vegans Eat – Day 627: Special Travel Edition

photo-oct-29-pancake

Brunch: For our last day in Fort Lauderdale we promised Laura and Bret that we would make pancakes at their home. Laura’s friend Adele had just arrived the night before and they were going to do some volunteering for the presidential campaign later in the day. Rather than make one of our many pancake recipes,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 626: Special Travel Edition

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Breakfast: Did you ever wonder why some oatmeal is creamy and some it chewier and chunky? If you heat up the oats and water together you’ll get a creamy cereal. If you boil the water then add the rolled oats, the result will be chewy. Normally I cook everything all at once because it is…

What Vegans Eat – Day 625: Special Travel Edition

27oct-breakfast

Breakfast: Frozen Strawberries, Almonds, Apples, Raisins, Rolled Oats and Soy Milk come together again for breakfast with Earl Grey Tea for Gary and Genmaicha for me.   Daily Green Juice: We are so happy to have found Dr. Juice so close to where we are staying in Lauderdale-By-The_sea. We got our Green IVs again with…

What Vegans Eat – Day 624: Special Travel Edition

26oct-lunch

Breakfast: Now having the knack of how to cook here at the resort with the electric burners and supplied pots, Gary made another excellent oatmeal breakfast with Blueberries, Almonds, Apples and Walnuts, served with Earl Grey Tea for him and Genmaicha for me.   Daily Green Juice: We went for a 30-minute run around Lauder-By-The…

What Vegans Eat – Day 623: Special Travel Edition

25oct-bait-cutting

Breakfast: Gary took a turn at making breakfast. We were out of Soy Milk so instead of Cold Rolled Oats with Fruit and Nuts, he cooked the oats, making oatmeal. Normally this is a very simple task. But here at the resort, we have finicky electric burners and low quality pots and pans. The result…

What Vegans Eat – Day 622: Special Travel Edition

24oct-drive-snacks

Breakfast: Big road trip to Jacksonville area today. We are staying in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and my cousins live in Jacksonville and my aunt and uncle live in St. Augustine. We had a satisfying breakfast of Rolled Oats, Strawberries, Walnuts, Raisins and Soy Milk, plus Earl Grey tea and Genmaicha for me. Then we were on our…

What Vegans Eat – Day 621: Special Travel Edition

23oct-juice

Breakfast: We woke up after our first night in Lauderdale-By-The Sea and went for a walk on the beach. It looks, feels and smells like vacation so it must be vacation. It’s vacation!! We have gone far too long without a REAL vacation and far too long without oatmeal. We had run out at home…

What Vegans Eat – Day 620: Special Travel Edition

22oct-coconut-burger

Brunch: It’s hard to believe but we are on vacation! I mean a real vacation, without working. Well without too much working. Take this blog for example. Is this work?? As usual, we went to bed late, got up too early and took a 6:24am flight to Fort Lauderdale. We were so hungry when we…

What Vegans Eat – Day 619

21oct-dinner

Breakfast: We will be leaving tomorrow for a week long vacation. We are out of oats and I thought I would wait until we get back to replenish them. What do we make for breakfast? We were low on the flours we typically make waffles with, so I came up with a new recipe with…

What Vegans Eat – Day 618

20-oct-brunch2

Brunch: The original plan was to get up early, go to the South Port TKTS booth in Manhattan and pick up some theater tickets and then meet our friend Beth from Costa Rica and her son Buddy who were here for a brief visit. The best laid plans… often go awry. We got up late…

What Vegans Eat – Day 617

19oct-root-salad

Breakfast: It was so good I had to do it again. I made my new favorite breakfast – Fruity Cacao Nibs Breakfast Bowl with chopped Apple, Walnuts, Almonds, Strawberries, Blueberries, Flax Seeds, Maca Powder, Cacao Nibs, Vanilla Extract and Coconut Milk.   Lunch: We will be leaving in a few days for a little vacation.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 616

18oct-hummus-kitchen

Breakfast: Let me introduce you to my new favorite breakfast! This is what I was craving and it did not disappoint. I chopped up an Apple, some Walnuts and Almonds, tossed in some Strawberries and Blueberries (they were frozen and I let them defrost a little}, Flax Seeds, Maca Powder, Cacao Nibs, Vanilla Extract and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 615

17october-lunch

Breakfast: With Gary off to acting class I grabbed a simple bowl of my homemade Ruby Kraut. I often enjoy savory foods for breakfast. This first batch of homemade sauerkraut is surprising me because I like it so much.   Lunch: I baked a squash knowing Gary would be hungry when he got back in…

What Vegans Eat – Day 614

16oct-breakfast

Breakfast: Frankly, I can’t imagine life without Corn Thins! How did we exist so long without them? I remember while living in France enjoying the popular store brand boxes of wheat “toast” or biscuit (bis-qwee) as they call them in French. Rice cakes are okay but never got my interest. Corn Thins have it all,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 613

15oct-dinner

Breakfast: Oatmeal? Pancakes? Waffles? What’s for breakfast? It depends on what’s available at home. We talked about making pancakes but settled on Garbanzo Bean Flour Waffles. Garbanzo bean flour is very easy to work with. The trick is to flavor it so that you don’t taste the bean flavor. We added almond extract and anise…

What Vegans Eat – Day 612

14oct-candle-brunch

Lunch: With a morning doctor’s appointment, we skipped breakfast and Gary came along with me. I’ve lost some hearing since being treated with chemotherapy nine years ago and I wanted to have it checked out. I always go to doctors affiliated with Mt Sinai Hospital in Manhattan since this is the hospital where I had…

What Vegans Eat – Day 611

13oct-lunch2

Breakfast: Soup can be quite satisfying for breakfast. With the seasons changing and a chill in the air both Gary and I were feeling a bit “under the weather” as the expression goes. Maybe the expression should be “between the seasons”. Anyway, this is the weather, or the season or the moment for soups with…

What Vegans Eat – Day 610

12oct-breakfast

Breakfast: After a miss on the Corn Bread recipe yesterday, I had to try it again to make sure the recipe was all right. And, thank goodness, it was. I followed my time-tested instructions and the result was – Corn Bread, just the way we like it. We typically use a Corn Meal but I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 609

11oct-lunch-salad

Breakfast: I sipped on Vanilla Black Tea while Gary was inspired to make Corn Bread. We’ve both made this no-fail recipe many times over the years, sometimes adding in something extra to spice it up a bit. We hadn’t made this recipe in a while. Somehow, something went awry. The batter took forever to cook,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 608

10oct-cobb

Monday, Monday. Gary headed out to his HB Studio class and I was meeting my parents and brother’s family for lunch. I took the train to Huntington on Long Island while I read Street Farm by Michael Ableman. I would be interviewing him on IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD tomorrow. The family was meeting at the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 607

9oct-franchia

Breakfast: We had a date to meet cousin Lou who was in town with his wife Amy, visiting from California. I suggested Spring Natural in Soho, an old favorite that I had learned not too long ago had moved around the corner. In fact, Lou went to the old place first but fortunately Gary had…

What Vegans Eat – Day 606

8oct-dinner

Breakfast: Oatmeal is back. It’s been days since I had any and this one was exceptional with Coconut, Blueberries, Apples, Raisins, Cinnamon and Flax Seeds and Vanilla Black Tea. With the fall chill in the air this meal warmed by belly up and kept me going all day.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 605

7oct-dinner

Breakfast: After consuming all those sweet treats the night before I wanted to clear everything out. I drank some Chamomile Mint tea that I had cold brewed the day before. I was so grateful for it. We didn’t eat until dinner!   Dinner: Gary’s dear friend Stephanie was visiting from the Bay Area. She invited…

What Vegans Eat – Day 604

6oct-peanut-butter-bomb

Breakfast: The day began simply and plain. We had more Lemon Chickpea Soup for breakfast with Pumpkin Spice Bread and our favorite schmears. You should know what they are by now!   Lunch: Gary made a big Kale Salad for lunch. We always fill refill our plates.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 603

5oct-lunch

Breakfast: I began by making a Pumpkin Bread modifying our Pumpkin Spice Muffin recipe. The batter looked like a batter should but it took forever to cook so this bread wasn’t going to make it for breakfast. It will show up later in the post.   Lunch: It was around lunchtime when I finished with…

What Vegans Eat – Day 602

4oct-fish

Brunch: Last night’s Miso Soup with Tofu, Mushrooms and Brown Rice Noodles became today’s lunch. I was still hungry and didn’t know what to eat. We were low on produce and then our GoOrganicNYC delivery arrived. There were sweet potatoes in the delivery box. I remembered reading about Sweet Potato toast, slicing the potato into…

What Vegans Eat – Day 601

3oct-dinner

Breakfast: It was hard getting up in the morning after a fun, late evening out. Gary had to get to his acting class at HB Studio and I could sleep in. Only I couldn’t sleep. So I had to struggle through the day. But it was a GREAT day! Ten years ago I was diagnosed…

What Vegans Eat – Day 600

2oct-apples-agave-more-salad

Brunch: I went with a savory meal -Cream of Cauliflower Soup with freshly grated Nutmeg and Black Pepper. Pop! Goes the flavor. Gary had a nice bowl of Oatmeal.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Cleery, Carrots, Lemon, Ginger   Dinner: Getting creative, again, Gary made a Cauliflower Béchamel Sauce with the remaining soup to…

What Vegans Eat – Day 599

lasagna-and-honey-cake

Brunch: It was a lovely Saturday morning. The kind we hadn’t had in a while. The apartment was cozy on this rainy morning. We were relaxed, drank Vanilla Black Tea and read the New York Times. It was the kind of morning where nothing of consequence happened, just life. Life as we like it.  …

What Vegans Eat – Day 598

30sept-treat

Breakfast: As promised, Fruity Waffles were served for breakfast with Raspberry Coulis. It was delightful waking up, knowing that this breakfast treat was already made, just waiting to be warmed, served and enjoyed. We’ve been drinking a lot of Vanilla Black tea these days but this morning I went for Genmaicha. With it’s toasted flavor…

What Vegans Eat – Day 597

29sept-breakfast

Breakfast: We made our most favorite waffle recipe, Fruity Waffles. Sometimes we make other recipes for waffles for variety but then when we have these, we remember they are the best. The recipes makes about 8-10 Belgian style waffles, the thick kind so for us, that means enough for tomorrow. Can’t wait. They are especially…

What Vegans Eat – Day 596

caryn-and-terry

Breakfast: A smiling, sunny pile of Polenta was served for breakfast with a choice of toppings: Coconut, Flax Seeds, Raspberries, Walnuts and Maple Syrup along with Vanilla Black Tea.   Lunch: I had taken 2 cups of green split peas a couple of days before and had them soaking. I rinsed them twice a day,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 595

27sept-dinner

Breakfast: What could be better than jam on bread? How about fresh fruit that is sweet, soft and spreadable? We spread mashed bananas on our muffins, waffles and breads all the time. And when the pears are ripe, it’s time to schmear them on. That’s just what I did. We had a small loaf remaining…

What Vegans Eat – Day 594

26sept-tempeh

Breakfast: Gary was rushing to get ready for his acting class at HB Studio. I made sure he was nourished by making Oatmeal with Pears, Bananas, Walnuts, Coconut, Flax Seeds and Soy Milk. It was so good and Gary was on his way.   I was motivated to prep some food. I prepared a simple…

What Vegans Eat – Day 593

25sept-breakfast

Breakfast: Lemon Poppyseed Muffins already made the day before gave me a happy face! Served with Pears and Bananas.   Coffee Break: There was brewed Coffee in the refrigerator that I had made a few days before when I had not slept well. I never drank it. Gary took it and whipped up a luscious…

What Vegans Eat – Day 592

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Breakfast: We haven’t had muffins in a long time so I made Lemon Poppyseed Muffins. We served them with Apricot Butter and Peanut Butter as usual, and Bananas. I like to smash and spread bananas on my muffins. We also had English Breakfast Tea.   Dinner: We had a big pot of just cooked Black…

What Vegans Eat – Day 591

23sept-eggplant

Breakfast: This was a rough day. As I explained in yesterday’s post, the Cacao Nibs shake we made kept us up all night. I tried to get things done throughout the day but it was painfully difficult. We began with breakfast. Cold cereal sounded good, nothing too difficult. We had Rolled Oats with Apples, Bananas,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 590

22sept-dinner-plate

Breakfast: Hooray for waffles! Gary made Light and Crispy Waffles. He enjoys playing around with this already perfect recipe. Sometimes the modifications are fantastic. Sometimes, not so much. Thinking the batter was too thick and not really pourable he added a lot more water making it thin. The result was great tasting, really, really light…

What Vegans Eat – Day 589

21sept-breakfast2

Breakfast: We began with a late breakfast/brunch of Lentil Soup with Carrots and Onions, served with Corn Thins. And Vitamin D, B12 and Zinc. These are the vitamins we take, not quite daily, but when we remember.   There were a few pieces of Banana Bread leftover that I made from Marco Borges’ 22-Day Revolution…

What Vegans Eat – Day 588

20sept-eatx

Breakfast: Big day today! And it was all about food. I knew I would need to eat well in the morning to get through the busy day, but I was not hungry. Gary carved up a Cantaloupe and while hurrying to get some tasks done before leaving I enjoyed those fruity slices. I also took…

What Vegans Eat – Day 587

19sept-breakfast

Breakfast: Gary was off to his acting class at HB Studio and I got started on my long “to-do” list for the day. I grabbed the leftover pineapple and nibbled on it while I worked.   Lunch: When hungry started calling, I went to the refrigerator and took out some of the (Avocado/Millet/black and Red…

What Vegans Eat – Day 586

18sept-corn-brunch

Breakfast: My parents had brought us some sweet Corn from a local Long Island farm. You know that the best corn is grown on Long Island, don’t you? This is the corn I grew up on every summer. I took two and then another. There was little room for the maki made with millet, black…

What Vegans Eat – Day 585

17sept-breakfast

Breakfast: Papaya took the place of bananas in this morning’s cereal. In my mind papayas are similar to bananas, they are sweet, starchy and satisfying. Gary expertly carved the fruit into perfect slices. I added in Flax Seed and Shredded Coconut and served it with English Breakfast tea.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Carrots,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 584

16sept-lemon-meringue

Breakfast: No breakfast today, just a little tea. I began with Cold-Brewed Green Tea and did some prep work for our lunch that we were preparing for my parents. Gary had made our Healthy World Burger recipe but then we thought it might be a little on the spicy side so I made another batch…

What Vegans Eat – Day 583

15sept-breakfast

Brunch:Gary was up to making one of his hearty, manly brunches! He made a skillet dish with Tofu, Green Bell Peppers, Potatoes, Onions, Chick Peas and Tomatoes.   The hash was served with an usual Salsa made with fresh Avocado, Tomatoes and a little of the baked Acorn Squash we had leftover in the fridge—…

What Vegans Eat – Day 582

14sept-kebabs

Breakfast: This morning we had a repeat breakfast with leftover Polenta served with Blueberries, Coconut, Flax Seeds and Vanilla Black Tea on the side.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Lemon   Dinner: We were invited out to celebrate our neighbor Dan’s birthday. Last week we celebrated his wife, Marcia’s birthday. They suggested a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 581

13sept-chickpeas

Breakfast: Here is the morning cereal with all its components, served way I like it. We had creamy Polenta and I added Coconut, Blueberries, Flax Seeds and Bananas to mine, served with cold-brewed Jasmine Tea.   Lunch: Some days we are hungrier than others. Here is what our BIG FOOD lunch table on the terrace…

What Vegans Eat – Day 580

12sept-dinner

Breakfast: Cousin Nancy had sent us some Pineapple Guava or Feijoa with the box of lemons she sent us. We tried some for breakfast, sliced like little oranges. The flavor is a mix of pineapple and banana and a little like bubble gum!   Lunch: Gary was off to start a new semester of acting…

What Vegans Eat – Day 579

11sept-waffle-breakfast

Breakfast: This morning we enjoyed a lovely basket of waffles, served with Blueberry Coulis and Cold-Brewed Green Tea.   Lunch: I had an unusual craving for bread and butter. I satisfied it with Corn Thins and Miyoko’s Kitchen Cultured Vegan Butter which went well with our Lentil Cabbage Soup.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 578

10sept-treat

Breakfast: Breakfast was a dream come true. I went to bed looking forward to Gary’s Lentil Cabbage Soup and had a big bowl for breakfast before getting back to our weekend project of overhauling the apartment. I topped the soup with Nutritional Yeast.   Lunch: Lunch was a repeat of breakfast: Lentil Cabbage Soup and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 577

9sept-dinner

Breakfast: We had been talking about doing a major overhaul on the apartment and the time arrived. Unfortunately the weather was not on our side. Another heat wave was here as well. We got fortified with Rolled Oats with Coconut Flakes, Bananas, Ground Flaxseeds and Soy Milk served with Sliced Oranges and Earl Grey Tea.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 576

8sept-pain-quotidien

Breakfast: Today we were going to be tourists in our hometown. My favorite professor and thesis advisor from my days at Bucknell University was coming to Manhattan for a visit. Dr. James Pommersheim would be with his son, a Bucknell graduate, Dr. Jamie Pommersheim who is now a math professor at Reed College. They suggested…

What Vegans Eat – Day 575

7sept-baked-tofu-wraps

Breakfast: We were going on a road trip to Ithaca. Gary prepared an incredible feast for our day-long journey there and back. We’d be in the car for about 10 hours round-trip. He had his oatmeal at home but it was too early for me. I had it later once he was driving and we…

What Vegans Eat – Day 574

6sept-dinner

Breakfast: Still feeling full from our big party night out we had our morning tea, English Breakfast with Soy Milk.   Lunch: With Gary’s delicious homemade Tahini Dressing made from sesame seeds, I made a quick Kale Salad and served it with leftover Brown Rice Pasta in Gary’s Classic Tomato Sauce that he made a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 573

5sept-appetizers

Breakfast:There was plenty of leftover Easy Spinach Frittata and Corn and Sweet Potato Hash. It’s even easier when it’s leftovers. Served with cold brewed Green Tea.   Lunch: Simple and Big: Romaine Lettuce Salad with Avocado and Tahini Dressing.   Dinner: We were taking our next door neighbors Marcia and Dan out to celebrate. Marcia…

What Vegans Eat – Day 572

4sept-breakfast

Brunch: It’s a holiday weekend and that’s a good time for our Easy Spinach Frittata. Gary made his signature dish along with a Sweet Potato Corn Hash.   Snack: When there is Coconut Meringue Pie in the refrigerator it calls to you. We had some for an afternoon snack.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 571

3sept-cupcakes

Breakfast: This was an Aquafaba sort of day. You’ve heard of Aquafaba? Sure you have. Aquafaba is the water you find in a can of beans like chick peas or cannellini. When whipped into a frenzy it becomes meringue, the perfect vegan, cruelty-free, environmentally-friendly replacement for egg whites. When we were in Northern California for…

What Vegans Eat – Day 570

2sept-pasta

Breakfast: Today was a day of simple, classic foods, REAL style. It began with our big bowl of Rolled Oats, Blueberries, Ground Flax Seeds, Bananas, Apples and Coconut Milk with cold-brewed Jasmine tea, my new summer favorite.. Served on the terrace makes it taste event better.   Lunch: Another classic, Kale Salad made with Tahini…