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 665

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

corn-cakes1

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…

What Vegans Eat – Day 569

1sept-candle-late-night

Breakfast: Yesterday’s Kale Salad became today’s great breakfast. I refreshed it with extra Walnuts and nutritional yeast.   Lunch: There was much to do and we were going out to a fundraiser dinner later on, so I worked through lunch, munching on a few carrots. They were sweet, crunchy and very satisfying.   Tea and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 568

31aug2016-matzoh-treat

Breakfast: Change it up. Not everyday has to be an oatmeal day. Gary made a big pot of Millet last night and this morning I fluffed it up and filled our bowls with it, topped with Bananas, Raisins, Apples and Coconut Milk. I could not get over how sweet it tasted. Maybe we should have…

What Vegans Eat – Day 567

Caryn-and-May-Kaidee-at-PRN

Breakfast: I wanted cold cereal and milk. I know a lot of people love cold cereal anytime of the day or night. I made Coconut Milk with Let’s Do Organic Coconut Cream. We blend it with three cups water, which is more than recommended on the box but we like it best this way, plus…

What Vegans Eat – Day 566

29aug2016-salad

Breakfast: Leftover Socca, leftover Waffles, leftover Blueberries mixed with Bananas, Corn Thins, Peanut Butter, Apricot Butter and Sliced Grapefruit, an easy, great breakfast. Gary had hot Vanilla Black Tea with Cashew Milk and I went with cold brewed Jasmine tea.   Dinner: We couldn’t wait any longer. Only one more day until our GoOrganicNYC delivery…

What Vegans Eat – Day 565

28aug-green-zen

Breakfast: We love out waffles. All of them. Try all of our waffle and pancake recipes. Gary made a variation on the Light and Crispy Oat Waffles with Blueberries for me and Bananas and Maple Syrup for him. I am really enjoying cold brewed tea – simply adding loose tea to a jar, pouring in…

What Vegans Eat – Day 564

27aug-brunch-plate

Brunch: It’s the foods that keep on giving. We wanted to finish all the food from our dinner last night and couldn’t. I thought they’d go well with Socca for a BIG Sunday brunch. Gary’s eyes opened wide when I said it so I knew what I would be doing when I got up. I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 563

26aug-india-ale

Breakfast: We are celebrating Real Foods Sesame Corn Thins. They have been around a while but we just discovered them during our 3-month stay in Northern California. I learned about them when I had dinner with John and Deo Robbins at their home. Gary and I are now hooked on them. Making my first Vitacost…

What Vegans Eat – Day 562

25aug-dinner

Brunch: After making Avocado Maki the night before with Black and Red Rices, I was dreaming of a Japanese-Style meal. We had brunch with the maki, a amazing dipping sauce by my live-in saucier, Gary, and Miso Soup made with Chickpea Miso, Wakame, Silken Tofu and Porcini Mushrooms for me. The sauce was similar to…

What Vegans Eat – Day 561

24aug-gary's-soup

Breakfast: When we got up in the morning the kitchen table was beautifully set for breakfast. We had some of the Fresh Fruit from the day before, Pineapple Strawberries, Oranges and I added a Banana to mine. I selected some Chinese Restaurant Tea for my hot beverage.   Lunch: My parents drove us back to…

What Vegans Eat – Day 560

23aug-vegan-cobb

Breakfast: The big day was here and things were tense. The whole family was meeting my parents for lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. They didn’t know my sister and brother-n-law were in from Florida along with my nephew and his girlfriend from Michigan. They were going to pick up Gary and me in their rental…

What Vegans Eat – Day 559

22aug-beyond-sushi-soup

Breakfast: When you take the time to make a lot of Buckwheat Pancakes then you can celebrate later with leftovers. This breakfast was fast with Buckwheat Pancakes I made yesterday. This morning we had them topped with Strawberries and Grapefruit on the side and Earl Grey Tea.   Lunch: We were meeting my sister’s family…

What Vegans Eat – Day 558

21aug-dinner-bar

Breakfast: Still trying to adjust to being home in NY after 3 months in Northern California. Nothing feels more like home than pancakes. I surveyed the remaining flours left in the refrigerator and made a giant stack of Buckwheat Pancakes with Blueberry Compote. Bringing back a little NorCal to the table, I topped the Irish…

What Vegans Eat – Day 557

20aug-cobb-lunch

Breakfast: Today I began the major catchup crunch. I had a long “to-do” list and got started early. Gary served me grapes.   And then I was treated to a cool Smoothie. We have one little air conditioner here in the apartment that we use if really necessary when we sleep. That means it is…

What Vegans Eat – Day 556

19aug-breakfast

Breakfast: Did I mention it is good to be home? We’ve been home for two full days. It still feels strange but getting more normal as the hours pass. Especially with a Rolled Oats Breakfast, served with cold Soy Milk, Sunflower Seeds, Bananas, Chia Seeds and Blueberries and Apricots.   Lunch/Dinner: We had a very…

What Vegans Eat – Day 555

18aug-squash

Breakfast: I had scheduled a doctor’s appointment long ago. In today’s world it seems that when you want to get a checkup you can never see a doctor right away. Although I was not in the mood to get up early for a 9am appointment in Manhattan, I did it. I brought along a bottle…

What Vegans Eat – Day 554

17aug-lunch

Breakfast: It is so good to be home. Gary made waffles and a berry compote. There is nothing better than this. We had our favorite English Breakfast tea made with our pristine, delicious, homemade distilled water. You can taste the difference with purified water this good, even in tea.   Lunch: I was wipe out…

What Vegans Eat – Day 553

16aug-GZ-juice

Breakfast: We arrived home after our red eye flight. I had gotten some sleep on the plane and felt ready to start the day. I had a lot to do – go through three month’s of mail and prepare for my radio show in the afternoon. I couldn’t wait to speak with the energetic and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 552: Special Travel Edition

15aug-andale-tea

Breakfast: We are going home!! After spending three months in Northern California we are on our way back to New York, just after a major heat wave. We made our last pot of hot Irish Breakfast Tea, with no Soy Milk, since we were all out. It was time to finish packing and finish what…

What Vegans Eat – Day 551: Special Travel Edition

14aug-grapes

Breakfast:It’s our last oatmeal by the pool before we leave tomorrow – Rolled Oats, Bananas, Sunflower Seeds and Chia Seeds with Earl Grey Tea with no soy milk…we’re out of milk.   Daily Green Juice: Riding around doing last minute errands, looking for a box to ship back the books we’ve brought and collected during…

What Vegans Eat – Day 550: Special Travel Edition

13aug-dinner-spread

Breakfast: I made a refreshing fruit Salad with Mangoes and the Red Bananas we purchased we before at the Staff of Life Market. They finally got ripe!   Lunch: Gary made an amazing Red Lentil Gumbo combining some of the remaining items we have purchased during our 3-month stay in NorCal along with the gift…

What Vegans Eat – Day 549: Special Travel Edition

12aug-pizza

Breakfast: The night before we had planned to go to Santa Cruz today. But when morning came, there were things to do and we decided to try to get to Santa Cruz another day before we leave on Monday evening. We began the day with Earl Gray Tea and Soy Milk.   Lunch: Getting hungry,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 548: Special Travel Edition

11aug-breakfast

Breakfast: Today was about catching up for me. We began with Irish Breakfast Tea with Soy Milk and Gary went out to visit with his dad and sister.   Lunch: Sometimes I get into “machine mode” working as efficiently and quickly as possible to get the tasks done. Getting hungry I made a simple plate…

What Vegans Eat – Day 547: Special Travel Edition

10aug-arugula-dinner

Breakfast: This day was all about relaxing and basking in the glow of our successful play reading. We slept late and then talked about where to go for breakfast. It was hard to decide. When we finally got in the car it was lunch time, so we went to the Veggie Grill nearby. Lunch: I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 546: Special Travel Edition

9aug-produce

Lunch: On the day of a show I find it is important to eat well early. The rest of the day you are fueled by adrenalin. Gary made me a huge Mixed Green Salad with garden Tomatoes, Fresh Lemon Juice, Avocado and Little Seed Caesar Dressing.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Celery, Cucumber and lots…

What Vegans Eat – Day 545: Special Travel Edition

8aug-heavenly-salad

Breakfast: One day left before the reading. Also one week before we return to New York. It’s time to finish up the food we have left in the pool house while nourishing us for the next 48 hour push. I made a Brown Rice Cereal – Brown Rice Cooked with Cinnamon, Raisins and Sunflower Seeds,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 544: Special Travel Edition

7aug-lunch

Breakfast: As it gets closer to the reading of Gary’s new play, we stay up later and later, reading and rehearsing. As a result we get up a little later in the morning, so there’s no need for breakfast. We have tea. Irish Breakfast Tea with Soy Milk.   Lunch: Of course when it’s lunch…

What Vegans Eat – Day 543: Special Travel Edition

6aug-lunch

Brunch: Any meal tastes delicious when eating in a space this beautiful! We had brunch by the pool with leftovers from last night’s dinner that I could not eat enough of because I got full so quickly: Cauliflower/Fennel/Bell Pepper Stir Fry with French Herbs served with Red Lentil “Cheese” Sauce and Corn Tortillas.   Plus…

What Vegans Eat – Day 542: Special Travel Edition

5aug-dinner

Breakfast: Back to Cooked Rolled Oats with Apple, Raisins, Sunflower Seeds, Chia Seeds and Almond Milk and Strawberries on the side. Note the Red Bananas in the picture. We bought them a few days before at the Staff of Life Market. The sign said they would be ripe when soft to the touch. They are…

What Vegans Eat – Day 541: Special Travel Edition

4aug-dinner

Breakfast: Some mornings I don’t want to start with starch. It was a smoothie kind of day. I made a big blender full with lots of Lacinato Kale plus Cocoa Powder, a little Peanut Butter, Almond Milk, a Mango, some Berries.   Lunch: This is a dish that I love, clean and simple: Red Lentils,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 540: Special Travel Edition

3AUG-breakfast1

Breakfast: Fun with Fruit and Corn Thins! I reheated the leftover Steel Cut Oats while cutting up some fresh fruit – Nectarines and Mangoes. I topped the cereal with the fruit and added some Bueberries.   Gary chose Corn Thins with Peanut Butter instead of cereal and top his with the Nectarines and Mangoes.  …

What Vegans Eat – Day 539: Special Travel Edition

2aug-dinner

Breakfast: Gary made Steel Cut Oats, with Raisins, Sunflower Seeds and Apples and served it with Fresh Strawberries and Sharlyn Melon and Irish Breakfast Tea. I gobbled of the fruit, ate a little of the oats and saved the rest for tomorrow.   Lunch: At lunchtime I was super hungry and couldn’t think. Gary was…

What Vegans Eat – Day 538: Special Travel Edition

1aug-evening

Breakfast: Sweet! Fresh fruit for breakfast. First I grabbed the Sharlyn melon, cut it in half and scooped out the seeds. But then I remembered we had some really ripe mangoes. I peeled and cut one up and filled the melon half with it.   Lunch: As we worked feverishly on preparing for Gary’s play…

What Vegans Eat – Day 537: Special Travel Edition

31july-pancake-stack

Breakfast: We have been away from home since May 18. Aside from our oatmeal cereals we often make waffles and pancakes and have many recipes for them on this site. We have been missing them so much. With access to another big beautiful kitchen, this one with a 6 burner industrial stove WITH A GRIDDLE,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 536: Special Travel Edition

30july-deos-lunch

Lunch: Knowing I had an appointment with my friend Deo for a Santa Cruz beach walk and lunch at Dharma’s in Aptos I skipped breakfast and left early to get over the hill. The traffic was as bad as I expected but fortunately it eased up as soon as I passed Los Gatos. After a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 535: Special Travel Edition

29july-salad

Breakfast: This morning Gary made the Steel Cut Oats with Apples and Bananas and filled our cups with Earl Grey Tea.   Lunch: I had a lunch date with two old friends. I met Susan in Junior High School and Nancy in High School. We all moved out to California from New York in the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 534: Special Travel Edition

28july-dinner

Breakfast: This morning I wanted something light and refreshing. Gary made Rolled Oats cereal for himself with 1/2 Apple and 1/2 Banana. I had the other 1/2 Apple and 1/2 Banana plus a Mango and Iced Irish Breakfast Tea.   Lunch: In my own world, working at my laptop, I felt the hunger pains. I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 533: Special Travel Edition

27july-lunch

Breakfast: With Gary working on the finishing touches to his new play, and me trying to stick to my self-imposed deadlines for book writing, the creativity was not necessarily put into our energy supply for the day. We started with Steel Cut Oats with Raisins, Cinnamon, Bananas, Sunflower Seeds, Chia Seeds and Iced Green Tea…

What Vegans Eat – Day 532: Special Travel Edition

26july-dinner

Breakfast: It was back to basics for breakfast: Steel Cut Oats cooked with Sunflower Seeds and Raisins, topped with Blueberries and served with Earl Grey Tea with Soy Milk.   Lunch: Preparing for my radio show with Mark Lewis, I finished up the Broccoli I cooked the day before and had a handful of Cashews.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 531: Special Travel Edition

25july-hot-dog

Breakfast: After a big food night yesterday, breakfast came late. I made my new “bagel, lox, red onion and cream cheese” dish again – Corn Thins with Avocado, Red Onion and Nori.   Lunch: I cut up a bunch of broccoli and let it sit about an hour so that it could create the anti-cancer…

What Vegans Eat – Day 530: Special Travel Edition

24july-zucchini -pasta

Breakfast: No it’s not Oatmeal! It’s cooked Millet with Raisins, Sunflower Seeds, Strawberries and Almonds. Sometimes we cook up a lot of millet for a meal and leftover millet makes a great breakfast.   Lunch: A family BBQ was planned for dinner so I went with simple light lunch – Corn Thins with Avocado, Red…

What Vegans Eat – Day 529: Special Travel Edition

23july-dinner

Breakfast: We’ve been eating a lot of Steel Cut Oats lately. As the morning temperature started to rise we decided to go with something cool – Rolled Oats with Soy Milk, Raisins, Almonds and Bananas. The Irish Breakfast Tea was hot, but I let it cool down before drinking.   Later in the morning to…

What Vegans Eat – Day 528: Special Travel Edition

22july-snack

Breakfast: Steel Cuts Oats with Pears, Bananas, Raisins, Cinnamon, Sunflower Seeds and Chia Seeds with Irish Breakfast Tea.   Lunch: Tricolore Carrots and Red Lentil Soup with added Celery, reheated from yesterday.   Snack: Deconstructed Peanut Butter Cups: Plain Dry Roasted Unsalted Peanuts with Dairy-Free Dark Chocolate Chips.   Dinner: A replay on last night’s…

What Vegans Eat – Day 527: Special Travel Edition

21july-dinner

Breakfast: The pool house where we are staying is now fully stocked with goodies from our shopping at Staff Of Life Market yesterday. This morning’s Steel Cut Oats came with a surprise inside! I cooked the oats with water, sunflower seeds, cinnamon and a pear and poured the cereal over sliced Bananas and Blueberries. You…

What Vegans Eat – Day 526: Special Travel Edition

20july-dinner

Brunch: We had a meeting in Watsonville so we had to stop at Dharma’s in Santa Cruz on the way, especially since we still had 2 Groupons left to use there. Although many dishes sounded tempting, I knew they would be too salty for me. I got the Gardener’s Salad with Tahini Dressing and it…

What Vegans Eat – Day 525: Special Travel Edition

19july-maki-brunch

Breakfast: The Millet Maki I had made the day before made a great brunch. I prepare the rolls and don’t slice them until I am ready to eat them. They seem to hold up better that way. I made a Peanut Sauce by beating a little water in some peanut butter until it was creamy…

What Vegans Eat – Day 524: Special Travel Edition

18july-lunch

Breakfast: A breakfast worth repeating: Steel Cuts Oats, Bananas, Dates, Blueberries, Chia Seeds with Earl Grey Tea, served al fresco.   Lunch: I met my friend Nancy from San Francisco in Redwood City, a midway point between each of us. I had not been to Redwood City in a long time. The downtown area is…

What Vegans Eat – Day 523: Special Travel Edition

17july-lunch

Breakfast: Steel Cut Oats with Bananas, Blueberries and Chia Seeds served al fresco, the best way to start the day   Lunch: With lots of reading to do, and many leftovers to attend to, I made a mob of cooked vegetables: Broccoli, Zucchini, Celery, Bell Peppers, Cauliflower and Tofu and served it on a bed…

What Vegans Eat – Day 522: Special Travel Edition

16july-kale-bruchetta

Breakfast: It was heaven on Earth. I kid you not. While Gary was waking up I made Steel Cut Oats cooked with Apples, and topped with Bananas, Blueberries and soaked Chia Seeds. We brought our bowls and cups of Earl Grey Tea out to the picnic table by the pool. We were under the umbrella…

What Vegans Eat – Day 521: Special Travel Edition

15july-caryn-burrito

Breakfast: It was moving day. We were leaving San Jose and going back to Monte Sereno. We packed up our clothes, washed the linens and swept up the house. When we were all done it was time for a tea break. We went to Roy’s Station in Japantown. Gary got an Earl Grey and I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 520: Special Travel Edition

14july-burger

Breakfast: The morning came too soon. With my flight from Chicago delayed 4 hours, we got to sleep around 3am. My plan was to wake up at 11am to get my necessary 8 hours of sleep. That didn’t happen. The sun pours in from the top window with no shade at around 6:30am. I tried…

What Vegans Eat – Day 519: Special Travel Edition

13july-celery

Breakfast: One of the reasons the hotel I was in was selected was for the breakfast. They served Steel Cut Oats with Dried Fruit and Fresh Berries. They also had Soy Milk which I had with Earl Grey Tea.   Lunch: With appointments all day at a clinic, I stopped to make lunch with the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 518: Special Travel Edition

12july-food-supplies

Breakfast: Traveling to Chicago on a red eye flight for a meeting, Gary had sent me off with a bag of goodies: Sprouted Corn Tortillas with Melted Chao Cheese, Baked Lemon Tofu and Mini Baked Sweet Potatoes. I ate the tortillas early in the morning, while in flight. Towards the end of the flight the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 517: Special Travel Edition

11july-dinner

Breakfast: Some say breakfast is the most important meal. I believe in eating when hungry. In the morning, sometimes I enjoy being quiet, moving slowly and drinking tea, especially after an exiting evening the night before. I was still humming all the songs from the Diana Ross concert. “STOP, in the name of love…” We…

What Vegans Eat – Day 516: Special Travel Edition

10july-breakfast

Breakfast: When the air is fresh and sweet, take notice! Enjoy breathing. It’s something that we do somewhat automatically. Enjoy every breathe. I love eating outdoors and breathing the air. There is a backyard where we are staying in San Jose and we’ve been taking advantage of it. We began working with our laptops on…

What Vegans Eat – Day 515: Special Travel Edition

obon

Breakfast: Rolled Oats with Raisins, Almonds, Soy Milk and Fresh Strawberries. I am going to get my fill this summer of organic Fresh Strawberries grown so close by to where we are staying in California. What a treat!   Lunch: Gary made an amazing Kale Salad with Chick Peas, Tomatoes, Raw Sauerkraut and Tahini Dressing.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 514: Special Travel Edition

8july-tea

Breakfast: My conference call this morning was postponed for an hour and half later. After some Earl Grey Tea in the backyard we decided to leave the house we are staying in early in the day because there was some work being done here. We got in the car thinking we’d head to Hobee’s but…

What Vegans Eat – Day 513: Special Travel Edition

7july-breakfast

Breakfast: Breakfast with Minnie! What a great morning. Working at the breakfast table, we had cooked Millet with Blueberries, Raisins and soaked Chia Seeds and Earl Grey Tea with Soy Milk.   Lunch: Gary put together a simple stew with Broccoli, Red Onions, Black Beans and Tomatoes, dusted with Nutritional Yeast and served it up…

What Vegans Eat – Day 512: Special Travel Edition

6july-fish

Breakfast: Sometimes it just tastes like the best oatmeal you have ever had. It was one of those mornings with Steel Cut Oatmeal, Almonds and Blueberries, served with Green Tea.   Lunch: I spent the afternoon chatting nonstop with my old friend Susan who I met in junior high school in New York. She lives…

What Vegans Eat – Day 511: Special Travel Edition

5july-lunch

Breakfast: Who doesn’t like Pie Day? Pie for breakfast, pie for lunch… We had pie for breakfast. Just a SLIVER of course. It was good pie, Fresh Fruit Tart from our Independence Day celebration served with Earl Grey Tea.   Lunch: Lunch was made up of Independence Day leftovers too, the savory ones: Kale and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 510: Special Travel Edition

4july-dinner

Breakfast: Hooray for Independence Day and Gary and my 10-year anniversary! Gary’s Eggs recipe from the day before was reheated easily and beautiful. Served with Sky Valley Sriracha Sauce, a pile of fresh slice Grapefruit, Sliced yellow and red Organic Cherry Tomatoes (they taste like candy!), Sprouted Organic Corn Tortillas and Irish Breakfast Tea with…

What Vegans Eat – Day 509: Special Travel Edition

3july-breakfast

Breakfast: I was treated to Gary’s Eggs, a special dish Gary invented that was published in Farm Sanctuary’s Living the Farm Sanctuary Life cookbook. This time he made it with Spinach instead of Kale and served it up with warm Organic Sprouted Corn Tortillas and Guacamole. We also had slices of fresh organic Cantaloupe on…

What Vegans Eat – Day 508: Special Travel Edition

2july-lunch

Breakfast: Breakfast can be a beautiful work of art. Especially when you are hungry. Gary got up early to feed his brother’s dogs in Monte Sereno and then came back to San Jose to feed me with Steel Cut Oats, Bananas, Raisins and Sunflower Seeds and a pot of Irish Breakfast Tea.   Lunch: Today…

What Vegans Eat – Day 507: Special Travel Edition

1july-dinner

Breakfast: Over the 4th of July we are doing double double duty. We’re house sitting at Gary’s sister’s in San Jose and, over the holiday weekend, we’re also up at Gary’s brother and sister-in-law’s in Monte Sereno. Good thing there are two of us. In Monte Sereno we’re up early to feed the dogs and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 506: Special Travel Edition

30june-ice-cream

Breakfast: I did it! I soaked the Chia Seeds and included them in our morning Rolled Oats with Apples, Raisins, Almonds and Soy Milk, served with Irish Breakfast Tea and Sliced Grapefruit.   Lunch: Just a ripe, juicy Pear and some Green Tea did it fine for me.   Daily Green Juice: I’ve been taking…

What Vegans Eat – Day 505: Special Travel Edition

29june-dinner

Breakfast: Let’s go to Hobee’s! There are only 6 remaining Hobee’s restaurants. We typically go to one n Palo Alto but we decided to try the one in Cupertino. I think they may have heard my complaints about the salt! The last time in Palo Alto and this time in Cupertino, the dish was not…

What Vegans Eat – Day 504: Special Travel Edition

28june-breakfast

Breakfast: We are now at our second destination during our extended Bay Area stay – housesitting at Gary’s sister and brother-in-law’s home. Breakfast in the backyard is especially lovely; it’s quiet and fragrant. We found “our teapot” (the one we gifted our hosts one of the last times we stayed) and made Earl Grey Tea.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 503: Special Travel Edition

27june-breakfast

Breakfast: Rolled Oats for breakfast! Hurray! I missed them when a few days go by without oats. We had them cold, with Soy Milk, Pears and Raisins, served with sliced Grapefruit and Irish Breakfast Tea.   Tea Break: The remaining hot tea from the morning became Iced Tea with Lemon for a cool break in…

What Vegans Eat – Day 502: Special Travel Edition

26june-cake

Breakfast: We still have plenty of fresh picked grapefruits. We began the day with some along with Irish Breakfast tea.   Lunch: The leftovers from the week had been merged into new dishes and now would be merged for the Grande Finale. I warmed up the stir fry from What Vegans Eat Day 500, which…

What Vegans Eat – Day 501: Special Travel Edition

25june-cafe

Brunch: Gary and I planned a brunch at Lyfe Kitchen in Palo Alto for any of our Bay Area friends to come by and say hi while we are in town. We had tried this place out last week and thought it would be a good place to meet people. It has food for everyone.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 500: Special Travel Edition

24june-dinner

Breakfast: I am loving the fragrant, ripe Plums from the neighbor’s tree. I had a few or breakfast.   Lunch: We were meeting Gary’s sister for lunch before her trip to Scandinavia. Khanh’s is the family favorite these days and that’s where we met. I can’t get enough of those Spring Rolls!   Once again,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 499: Special Travel Edition

23june-dinner

Breakfast: I knew I’d be going out for lunch and was still a bit full from the dinner the night before. I had a half of a Banana and some ripe, juicy Plums fresh off the neighbor’s tree.   Lunch: My friend Nancy from San Francisco came down for a visit. We walked around downtown…

What Vegans Eat – Day 498: Special Travel Edition

22june-staff-of-life

Breakfast: Remember my interview with Dr. Michael Greger discussing his new book, How Not To Die? I learned that cold brewing tea is more nutritious than brewing tea with boiled water. I’ve been promising myself to start cold brewing my tea. Now that it’s hot, it seemed like the right time. I prepared a bottle…

What Vegans Eat – Day 497: Special Travel Edition

21june-salad-lunhc

Breakfast: Gary and I took a long walk along the Lexington County Park Reservoir. It took two hours. When we got back I was so thirsty and felt thirsty most of the day. We drank a lot of water, followed by sliced Grapefruit. Then I had a Mango and got to work to prepare for…

What Vegans Eat – Day 496: Special Travel Edition

20june-dinner

Breakfast: After a big day of Sunday eating, and with so many freshly picked grapefruit, sliced Grapefruit is an easy and obvious choice for breakfast.   Dinner: We had a late lunch or early dinner, however you want to describe it. We eat when hungry and this was a satisfying meal. Gary cooked up some…

What Vegans Eat – Day 495: Special Travel Edition

19june-smoothies

Breakfast: I stayed over in Santa Cruz. I woke up to a beautiful, new day. Deo made us Ginger Tea and Green Smoothies with lots of frozen Berries and Fruit, Cucumber and extra Kale for me.   Morning Snack When I got back to Monte Sereno, our host, Tammy brought a big bag of freshly…

What Vegans Eat – Day 494: Special Travel Edition

18june-dessert

Breakfast: The breakfast features crunchy tart Green Apples, Raw Almonds and Raisins atop Rolled Oats and Soy Milk – all organic, of course.   Lunch: How about deconstructed Falafel Taco Salad? Falafel are made with garbanzo beans, dried coriander and tahini. This salad had Mixed Greens, whole Garbanzo Beans, Fresh Coriander (cilantro) and Tahini Dressing,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 493: Special Travel Edition

17june-colin-quote

Breakfast: This was a morning of nibbling on Nectarines, Almonds and Bananas plus some Green Tea.   Lunch: I was waiting for Gary to get back and I was hungry. I prepared a big lunch. First I made some fresh Guacamole made with Avocados, Cilantro, lime and Organicville Salsa. Then I tossed Mix Greens and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 492: Special Travel Edition

16june-morning-nectarine

Breakfast: The scent of ripe nectarines can be intoxicating! Fruits should be eaten when in season and ripe. And now is the season for nectarines. And for those that are just learning about vegan foods, nectarines are vegan. All fresh fruit is vegan. Hallelujah!   Lunch: I am a happy girl right now staying near…

What Vegans Eat – Day 491: Special Travel Edition

15june-pinkberry

Breakfast: We had the last of our English Breakfast tea with Soy Milk and fresh Pink Grapefruit.   Lunch: We had a lot of leftover cooked quinoa. I started making a salad with it, adding chopped Celery, chopped, Carrots, chopped Green Apple and chopped Raw Almonds. Then I challenged myself to make maki, without the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 490: Special Travel Edition

14june-party

Breakfast: We began this day with Steel Cut Oats cooked with Bananas and Dates and served with a Teavana Black Tea.   Lunch: I reheated the remaining Tricolore Carrot and Red Lentil Soup. As always, this soup was even better the next day.   Served with the soup, our new favorite treat – Corn Thins…

What Vegans Eat – Day 489: Special Travel Edition

13june-lunch-rolls

Breakfast: “Life is Just a Chair of Bowlies.” I’ll never forget that silly line, the title of Mary Engelbreit’s 1992 book of pleasant thoughts and gentle reminders to look on the bright side that I had received once on a greeting card. It was the obvious twist on the phrase “Life is just a bowl…

What Vegans Eat – Day 488: Special Travel Edition

12june-brunch

Breakfast: Whenever we are in the Bay Area we have to get to Hobbee’s. This restaurant has been around since the mid-70s and I have been long-time loyal fan. Their menu was pretty evolved when I first discovered it in the mid-80s, serving tofu scramble and soy milk. But it hasn’t evolved much since. I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 487: Special Travel Edition

11june-lunch

Breakfast: Rolled Oats are back with Soy Milk, Blueberries, Walnuts and Flax Seeds.   Lunch: Gary’s nephew Josh took his ACT exams in the morning and we celebrated by going over to the Veggie Grill. I got the Papa’s Portobello again served bread-free Kale Style (served on top of steamed kale) with grilled mushroom, tomato…

What Vegans Eat – Day 486: Special Travel Edition

10june-breakfast

Breakfast: GREAT breakfast! I like savory breakfasts especially on the weekend. Staying in the pool house with an efficiency kitchen Gary efficiently whipped up this brothy stew with Vegetable Tempeh, Tomatoes, Red Onions, White Mushrooms and Kale.   Lunch: Red lentils cook up very fast and I love eating them plain. A bowl of creamy…

What Vegans Eat – Day 485: Special Travel Edition

9june-dinner

Breakfast: We had Steel Cut Oats with Blueberries, Walnuts and Flax Seeds, along with Ruby Red Grapefruit and English Breakfast Tea, while discussing what Gary loved about the playwright Anton Chekhov.   Lunch: Gary made a quick stew made with cooked Black Beans, Tofu, Avocado, Tomatoes and Red Onions.   Afternoon Tea: I had made…

What Vegans Eat – Day 484: Special Travel Edition

8june-lunch

Breakfast: We were heading up to San Francisco for an appointment. But first we enjoyed a bowl of Rolled Oats with Strawberries, Flax Seeds and English Breakfast Tea, poolside.   Lunch: After our meeting it was celebration time with one of our favorite restaurant that we have not been to in so long, Herbivore! We…

What Vegans Eat – Day 483: Special Travel Edition

7june-lunch-salad

Breakfast: When I got up I realized the WiFi wasn’t working. After a few minutes, I discovered the electricity was out and the outage was all over the neighborhood! It’s almost scary how dependent we are on electricity. Gary and I were grateful for the battery backup that operated the gate so we could get…

What Vegans Eat – Day 482: Special Travel Edition

6june-breakfast

Breakfast: Every day should start like this with a luscious bowl of fresh Strawberries.   Breakfast of Steel Cut Oats and English Breakfast Tea was served with What A Fish Knows, the book I am reading to prepare for my interview with author, Jonathan Balcombe. It’s a fabulous book about fish, their intelligence, their skills,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 481: Special Travel Edition

5june-polenta-sign

Breakfast: We had Rolled Oats with Fresh Strawberries, Flax Seeds and Soy Milk and Green Tea.   Lunch: There was a memorial celebration at Gary’s brother’s home where we are staying for their Aunt who recently passed at 101 years old! It was lovely to hear what people had to say about her and watch…

What Vegans Eat – Day 480: Special Travel Edition

4june-lunch

Breakfast: There is some very simple, repetitive eating going on. And I enjoy it. I am not going to make any apologies for it, I just acknowledge it. We are staying in a lovely pool house. We don’t have all the supplies we have back in our apartment at home. We are eating more fresh,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 479: Special Travel Edition

3june-lunch

Breakfast: It is not officially summer yet but it feels like it. When it is hot I just want to hydrate – I drink and eat juicy fruits. I had some chilled Green Tea and a few fresh Strawberries. Then I swam about two thirds of a mile in the pool.   Lunch: After exercising…

What Vegans Eat – Day 478: Special Travel Edition

2june-andale-lunch

Breakfast: Ground Flax Seeds, Fresh Strawberries, Walnuts and Steel Cut Oats smothered in Coconut Milk – I could eat this every day and never tire of it.   Lunch: My very dear friend Nancy that I have known since high school drove down from San Francisco for a visit. We hiked the Lexington Reservoir County…

What Vegans Eat – Day 477: Special Travel Edition

1june-dharmas

Breakfast: We had a morning meeting at the Los Gatos Brewing Company about our upcoming Musical Theater Workshops this month. Breakfast was English Breakfast tea with Soy Milk.   Lunch: Gary and I looked at each other and knew the place to go for lunch. Dharma’s in Santa Cruz! I’ve been going there since the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 476: Special Travel Edition

31may-sauces

Breakfast: We were off to hike the trail at Lexington Reservoir County park. We drank some chilled green tea and took off before it got too hot.   Lunch: I was so hungry after our big walk (about 2 hours). I put a plate together of leftovers from the party on Saturday: Green Beans, Potato…

What Vegans Eat – Day 475: Special Travel Edition

30may-veggie-grill

Breakfast: Mixed berries + Oranges + Oats + Flax Seeds + Green Tea = Good Breakfast!   Dinner: Oh my – it’s so near by – we just had to try – Veggie Grill – AGAIN! It’s the third time since we’ve arrived in California that we have visited Veggie Grill. This time we brought…

What Vegans Eat – Day 474: Special Travel Edition

29may-dinner

Breakfast: With refrigerators loaded with party leftovers I chose a hefty breakfast of the Rainbow dish from the Vegetarian House, layers of seasoned bean curd skin wrapped in seawood, a sweet and sour sauce made with peppers and mushrooms.   Gary went the traditional route, Rolled Oats with Strawberries, Blueberries and Bananas.   Snack: We…

What Vegans Eat – Day 473: Special Travel Edition

28may-more-cake

Breakfast: It’s Gary’s birthday! Yay! But no special breakfast here in the guest house we are staying in. First, we weren’t hungry. Second, we had to run. We had a graduation to catch at Archbishop Mitty High School for Gary’s nephew Kyle. Third, We knew there would be lots big food later, and cake –…

What Vegans Eat – Day 472: Special Travel Edition

27may-rainbow

Breakfast: Today is a repeat of yesterday’s breakfast: Steel Cut Oats with Blueberries and Bananas, served with Grapefruit and Green Tea.   Lunch: Tomorrow is the big day – high school graduation for Gary’s nephew Kyle and Gary’s birthday. We helped prepare some of the food for the party – Quinoa Vegtable Salad, Tricolor Pasta…

What Vegans Eat – Day 471: Special Travel Edition

26may-grapefruit

Breakfast: I love eating fruit that comes directly from the tree! We picked grapefruits several days ago and are enjoying them every morning.   Now I return to the game we started yesterday, what’s different about this oatmeal served with blueberries and bananas? Normally we make our morning oat cereals with rolled oats. This time…

What Vegans Eat – Day 470: Special Travel Edition

25may-salad

Breakfast: We began each with one half fresh cantaloupe, one half banana and green tea. Then I was off to the main house for yoga with Tammy.   After yoga I had a delicious bowl of oatmeal. Let’s play the game called what’s different about this oatmeal, okay? If you have been following this blog…

What Vegans Eat – Day 469: Special Travel Edition

24may-taco-Tuesday

Breakfast: Salad for breakfast everybody! It was what I was craving: Mixed Greens with fresh Grapefruit, Walnuts and Apple Cider Vinegar. After chewing the entire contents of the big bowl I had made I was heading over the hill to Santa Cruz again to finish up my work with John and Ocean Robbins.   Lunch:…

What Vegans Eat – Day 468: Special Travel Edition

23may-broccoli-slaw

Breakfast: I am working with John and Ocean Robbins on a health and wellness course. We planned a full day of work for today and tomorrow. I had a quick bowl of Rolled Oats, Strawberries, Walnuts and Soy Milk and was on my way to Santa Cruz.   Lunch: John’s wife Deo nourished us all…

What Vegans Eat – Day 467: Special Travel Edition

22may-heavenly

Breakfast: A quick morning yoga stretch session followed by classic Rolled Oats, Strawberries, Bananas, Raisins and Soy Milk with Green Tea began this full agenda day. We were off to Hoover Middle School for Day 2 of our two-day Musical Theatre Workshop.   Dinner: The workshop was over by 4pm. After lots of smiles, hugs…

What Vegans Eat – Day 466: Special Travel Edition

21may-at-starbucks

Breakfast: Freshly picked Grapefruit from Santa Cruz brightened up our morning Rolled Oats with Walnuts, Bananas and Blueberries.   Tea Break: Gary and I collected our thoughts and relaxed at Starbucks just before starting our Musical Theatre workshop. I had a cup of Jade Citrus Tea. It was light and lovely. I have begun a…