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 574

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

What Vegans Eat – Day 465: Special Travel Edition

20may-burrito

Breakfast: With plans to meet Gary’s sister-in-law Tammy for yoga in the main house, I got ready with a little tea and a fresh orange.   After yoga, Gary and I had Rolled Oats with Blueberries, Walnuts and Soy Milk.   Lunch: We drove over the hill to Santa Cruz with Tammy to see the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 464: Special Travel Edition

19may-spring-rolls

Breakfast: Gary’s sister-in-law set up our guest house with everything – lots of organic fresh fruit, nuts, salsa, carrots and water. The nectarines had an irresistible fragrance. Breakfast was simple – Almonds, Banana, Nectarine and Green Tea.   Lunch: After lounging around, setting up our space and adjusting to the new time zone we headed…

What Vegans Eat – Day 463: Special Travel Edition

18may-salad

Breakfast: And we are off. We had a 9:40am flight which means we had to get up a lot earlier to put the luggage in the rental car, return the car and shuttle over to the airport. Once through security we relaxed. Gary had prepared some Baked Tofu for the trip and I was ready…

What Vegans Eat – Day 462

17may-lunch

Breakfast: We’re heading out to California tomorrow so I thought it would be nice to visit with my folks before leaving. My mom always prepares fresh fruit for her guests and today was no exception. We had watermelon, pineapple, strawberries, oranges and mangoes.   Lunch: For lunch we went to Jani’s. Gary and I shared…

What Vegans Eat – Day 461

16may-lunch

Breakfast: It’s time for ice cream for breakfast! This treat was made with Blueberries, Frozen Spinach, Soy Milk, Maca Powder and Flax Seeds. It was so much fun to eat. It’s so good but you want to eat it slowly. Watch out for brain freeze.   Lunch: More frozen Spinach Sautéed with Buckwheat and Onions,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 460

15may-dinner-spread

Breakfast: It’s berry, berry good: Waffles with a Blueberry/Strawberry compote. The best.   Daily Green juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots   Dinner: We enjoyed a satisfying feast of Black Bean Soup, Romaine Lettuce Salad, Marinated Tempeh, Organic Sprouted Corn Tortillas and a Guacamole Salsa.    

What Vegans Eat – Day 459

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Breakfast: I was traveling home today. I had an early flight and a full day planned when I returned home to New York. I wasn’t hungry but ate a quick bowl of Rolled Oats and Soy Milk. I knew I’d be home in time for lunch.   Lunch: With engine troubles before take off, we…

What Vegans Eat – Day 458

13may-smoothie

Breakfast: I awoke hungry. While preparing a bowl of rolled oats with Bananas, Blackberries, Strawberris and Soymilk, I finished off the last bit of Brown Rice Goulash.   Daily Green Juice: The weather was warm, the sun was out and I was being called to run. I have a route that I like when I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 457

12may-breakfast

Breakfast: This was going to be another long day without access to the kind of food I prefer to eat. I needed to be prepared. First, a bowl of Rolled Oats, Unsweetened Soy Milk, Bananas, Blackberries and Strawberries along with some Earl Grey Tea. Frozen berries are lovely, convenient and nutritious. But fresh berries are…

What Vegans Eat – Day 456

11may-goulash

Breakfast: On the road again… I was getting ready for a little trip. First thing was to fuel up before taking a bus to a plane where I knew good food would be scarce. Gary made lots of waffles the day before. There was Peanut Butter Cream leftover too. I sweetened mine up with a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 455

10may-dinner

Breakfast: More waffles! Gary was at it again making a big batch of Light and Crispy Waffles. And I helped! I made Peanut Butter cream. Have you made any yet? It sounds good, right? Just mix a little water with some peanut putter until it’s thick like cream. You get that great peanut butter flavor,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 454

9may-breakfast

Breakfast: Basic Cold Rolled Oats with Bananas, Shredded Coconut, Sunflower Seeds, Flax Seeds and Unsweetened Soy Milk served with Pink Grapefruit and Green Tea – this is our REAL Classic weekday breakfast.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Cucumber.   Dinner: Yesterday’s dinner plus: The Mashed Potatoes with Jerusalem Artichokes were reheated, The Dandelion…

What Vegans Eat – Day 453

8may-dinner

Breakfast: We are waffle people! We like waffles. I used to be the waffle maker in the family and recently Gary’s been in waffle making mode, learning the secrets to making them light, crispy or soft and cakey. Here are the Buckwheat Waffles served with Peanut Butter, Prune Butter, Bananas and Pink Grapefruit. The grapefruit…

What Vegans Eat – Day 452

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Breakfast: Coming to the end of the Food Revolution Summit, I was treated to Buckwheat Waffles with Bananas, Prune Butter and Papaya, along with Green Tea.   Daily Green Juice: I finally got to making a new batch of juice made with Kale, Collards, Celery, Cucumber and Lemon and I added in a couple of…

What Vegans Eat – Day 451

6may-ripe-juice

Breakfast: I skipped breakfast on this busy morning and just went for a Green Tea with Ginger.   Lunch: My appetite came around for lunch. We had some Yellow Split Pea Vegetable Soup and Salad tossed with Papaya Avocado Salsa.   Daily Green Juice: We have not had a chance to make juice for this…

What Vegans Eat – Day 450

5may-burger

Breakfast: There are so many things I love about polenta. It can be served creamy when it’s hot or you can mold it and bake it in the oven until it’s crispy. After we refrigerated yesterday’s Breakfast polenta, Gary unmolded it from the bowl it was stored in, and baked it in a hot oven…

What Vegans Eat – Day 449

4may-lunch

Breakfast: It’s just another day at the Food Revolution Summit. And that simply means another day of FANTASTIC, INSPIRING INFORMATION. Are you tuning in? I enjoyed a wonderful bowl of Breakfast Polenta with warm Coconut milk.   Lunch: After 3 hours plus concentrating on the summit I looked to Gary and said we needed to…

What Vegans Eat – Day 448

3may-treat

Breakfast: Now into Day 4 of the Food Revolution Summit. Short on fresh fruit, somehow the morning Oatmeal was spectacular, topped with Blueberries, Pumpkin Seeds and Shredded Coconut. The secret to food tasting especially good is to be hungry! I made a Green Tea with Ginger. I recently dehydrated the ginger fiber leftover from making…

What Vegans Eat – Day 447

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Breakfast: Now in Day 3 of the Food Revolution Summit, I worked away at the computer while noshing on leftover Light and Crispy Oat Waffles with Peanut Butter Cream and Prune Butter. Life is oh so good. Hibiscus tea was my hot beverage.   Lunch: A Dr. Ornish recipe seen in What Vegans Eat –…

What Vegans Eat – Day 446

1may-waffle

Breakfast: It’s Day 2 of the Food Revolution Summit. It just gets better an better. Don’t miss any of it. Register now! Gary made Light and Crispy Waffles. I started slowly with a little one with Plum Butter.   Later, working intensely during the summit, I had more waffles with Peanut Butter Cream and Blueberries.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 445

30april-caryn-taco

Breakfast: It’s a big today today. The Food Revolution Summit is about to begin. Have you registered yet? I’ll be working behind the scenes fielding the questions that come in on the Facebook page. But first, during breakfast with Oats, Raisins, Coconut and Soy Milk, I am editing the tracks from my last radio show…

What Vegans Eat – Day 444

29april-kale-salad

Breakfast: With leftover mashed potatoes I piled them on my plate and topped them with porcini mushrooms. For me that’s pretty close to heaven on Earth. A coconut milk/banana/vanilla shake made this a luxurious meal.   Lunch: We are putting in a lot of long hours lately and Gary and I were both up for…

What Vegans Eat – Day 443

28april-dinner

Breakfast: With leftover Buckwheat Crêpe batter I went to work making crepes. I made a new compote with Pears, Bananas and Strawberries. And voilà! A lovely breakfast was served.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Ginger Juice Ice Cubes.   Dinner: Gary wanted mashed potatoes. I wanted to prepare the cauliflower we had…

What Vegans Eat – Day 442

27april-cool-cubes

Breakfast: The day began with cocktails! Aguas Frescas, nonalcoholic drinks made from blended melons.   Get this recipe and eight others by attending the online Food Revolution Summit, starting Saturday, April 30. Register now for Summit. Keep in mind if you aren’t able to listen to the LIVE broadcast early in the morning each day…

What Vegans Eat – Day 441

25april-bars

Breakfast: There were a half dozen small pears that were very ripe. Gary and I looked at each other for ideas about what to do with them. Great minds think alike! Pancakes with a pear compote, of course. Looking at the flour inventory in the refrigerator I decided to go with Buckwheat Crêpes. Pear compote,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 440

25april-cocktails

Breakfast: We have a huge jug of blended watermelon. It’s fun to have this ready made to pour into glasses and enjoy. I was pretty hungry and I didn’t have the time or desire to be in the kitchen after spending two full days there. I grabbed about five quinoa balls from Friday’s Passover’s Matzoh…

What Vegans Eat – Day 439

burger

Breakfast: With a refrigerator full of prepared food from yesterday’s photo shoot it was time to start eating. I began with a honeydew cocktail, with watermelon, cantaloupe and ginger cubes. Gary had Teeccino.   I reheated the Moo Shu Vegetables and Mineral-Rich Mushroom Soup from yesterday. Gary made a brand new Kale Salad with Papaya…

What Vegans Eat – Day 438

23april-juice-ginger

Breakfast: It’s a big food day. We are creating, producing and photographing new recipes for the upcoming Food Revolution Summit. Have you registered? It’s free! And if you do register you’ll be able to get the recipes for some of the food we will be preparing and presenting here in the next few days. So,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 437

22april-cake

Breakfast: It’s my Birthday! It’s Earth Day! We slept in late. This was my day and I was not doing any work. Not today. I happily read all the good wishes sent to me on Facebook. That was fun. We got up and walked to the Red Pipe Organic Cafe. We thought we’d have some…

What Vegans Eat – Day 436

21april-forbidden-rice

Breakfast: I was up late the night before. I had slept late yesterday and as a result I was not tired when I normally go to sleep. Plus I had a lot of things to finish. It was about midnight when I was ready to settle in and relax, but not sleep. We watched Jane…

What Vegans Eat – Day 435

20april-soup-ingredients

Breakfast: We love waffles. Have you figured that out yet? I should count how many times we eat waffles in a year. This morning we had Light and Crispy Oat Waffles with Peanut Butter Cream. There’s nothing to making peanut butter cream. Just take a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter in a bowl and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 434

19april-dinner

Breakfast: Once again we were out of fresh and frozen fruit. When it seems like there are few ingredients to work with, something wonderful is created. This was a delicious Oatmeal treat with Apricot Butter, Flaked Coconut and Walnuts and topped with Cashew Milk. I also had a pot of Green Tea.   Lunch: The…

What Vegans Eat – Day 433

18aapril-japanese

Breakfast: Thinking about Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s recommendation to eat G-BOMBS – Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries, Seeds, I challenged myself to make a new breakfast dish that contained all those ingredients. I created the G-BOMBS burrito using Chickpea Socca Wrap and filling it with Sautéed Red Onions, and a Kale/Mushroom/Strawberry mixture that I gently steamed.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 432

17april-corn-crusted-tempeh

Breakfast: We were going to be meeting our friends Carole and Frasier later in the day for dinner at Candle Cafe West. They come up from Baltimore a few times a year to take in some New York culture. They were visiting with a group this time and heard the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra play at…

What Vegans Eat – Day 431

16april-lasagna

Breakfast: “Waaah,” I cried, “Nobody cut my grapefruit!” Okay, I was kidding but it was funny. Gary is a perfectionist and always serves grapefruit beautifully cut and ready to enjoy with a simple spoon. Only this time he forgot. It was remedied immediately   The perfect grapefruit was followed by perfect Oatmeal served with Strawberries,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 430

15april-kale-pesto

Breakfast: I wanted something like rolled oats cereal but lighter. I filled a bowl with chopped Apples, Bananas, Raisins and Strawberries, dusted it with Cinnamon and poured some unsweetened Almond Milk over it. It was just what I wanted.   Daily Green Juice: I’ve been to this area I am visiting before and it’s ideal…

What Vegans Eat – Day 429

14april-snack

Breakfast:I knew I would be in a place all day with limited food options. I needed to have a good breakfast and pack a satisfying lunch. The problem was I was not hungry and I find it hard to prepare meals when I have no desire to eat!   Lunch: I spent most of the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 428 – Pizza Belly

13april-dinner

Breakfast: I had a big day of travel ahead and knew I should get some nourishment for the day but when I awoke with Pizza Belly from our Pizza Night yesterday the last thing I wanted to do was eat. However, traveling makes me hungry so I thought I had better have a breakfast that…

What Vegans Eat – Day 427

12april-garys-pizza

Breakfast: I’d been wanting to make Buckwheat cereal for a long time. This was the morning! I cooked up some buckwheat groats with water and sweet, ripe, soft pears. I topped the cereal with chopped Walnuts Flax Seeds and Strawberry slices. Buckwheat has a strong, unique flavor. I love it. If you are tired of…

What Vegans Eat – Day 426

11april-evening-oats

Breakfast: This morning we had Oatmeal with Cashew Milk, Walnuts, Pears, Flax Seeds, served with Kukitcha Green Tea. Mixing up the type of milk (soy, almond, cashew, etc), the kind of fruits (apples, pears, bananas, berries, raisins, apricots) , nuts and seeds (walnuts, almonds, cashews, pecans, pumpkin, sunflower, sesame) we use make every oatmeal morning…

What Vegans Eat – Day 425

10april-lunch

Breakfast: At my parent’s home, everyone eats differently and eats what they want. I went for my leftovers from our dinner out the night before: Green Tripe Delight (steamed) and Brown Rice. Gary and I had bananas and strawberries and a Trader Joe seasonal black tea flavored with vanilla and spices. My dad brought home…

What Vegans Eat – Day 424

9april-butter

Breakfast: I’m sure you’re getting tired of me saying “Gary got very creative and…”. So I’m going to be more aware of the fact that by now you all know that I live with a creative person who understands the basics of preparing food and applies those basics to the basic recipes we’ve both created…

What Vegans Eat – Day 423

8april-appetizer

Breakfast: Yes, this breakfast looks a lot like yesterday’s breakfast. Sometimes a dish is so good you dream of having it again and again. Only I am lucky because this dream came true: Oatmeal with Blueberry Fruit Compote, Flax Seeds and Walnuts with Green Tea.   We received a package filled with delights from Miyoko’s…

What Vegans Eat – Day 422

7april-salad-tofu

Breakfast: Oatmeal is such a welcome comforting breakfast when we haven’t had it for a while. This breakfast treat was topped with Berry Fruit Compote, Flax Seeds and Walnuts and was served with Green Tea.   Daily Green Juice:: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots   Dinner: We had a REAL Classic Favorite – Kale Salad tossed…

What Vegans Eat – Day 421

6april-split-pea-soup

Breakfast: With a new supply of rolled oats in the refrigerator (we refrigerate all of our whole grains and flours), Gary offered to make Oat Waffles.   We’ve all heard that no two snowflakes are alike. How about a breakfast plate design after eating waffles with berry fruit compote? I love these works of art!…

What Vegans Eat – Day 420

5april-papaya-towers

Breakfast: Gary was off to an appointment in Manhattan. I stayed in to work and enjoy the Green Zenphony leftovers. I began with the remainder of the Wheels of Dharma dish, cold. The true test of good Chinese food is to see how it fares the next day, eaten cold. This was excellent: Shiitake Mushrooms…

What Vegans Eat – Day 419

4april-green-zen-sweet-potatoes

Breakfast: The Green Smoothie is back. This one was made with 1 cup water, 2 cups packed Kale, 2 Tablespoons Flax Seeds, 2 Tablespoons Red Maca, One Pear, 1 cup frozen Blueberries. We sipped slowly. Served with Bai Mu Dan white tea.   Lunch: Yay! I love it when Gary makes his version of Joe’s…

What Vegans Eat – Day 418

veggie-pride-caryn-and-fruits

Breakfast: Sunday breakfast of Polenta and Berry Compote accompanied by some good reading. Dr. Fuhrman’s latest book, The End of Heart Disease will be released on Tuesday and that’s when I will be having him on my show, IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD. Don’t miss it! Lunch: We were off to the annual Veggie Pride Parade…

What Vegans Eat – Day 417

2april-breakfast-plate

Breakfast: I am lucky! I was treated to a spectacular Saturday breakfast. Gary’s French Scramble made with Soy Milk instead of Cashew Cream…   …with Baked Home Fries.   I topped it with Sky Valley Sriracha and Ketchup and a pot of Vanilla Black tea.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Lemon, Lime…

What Vegans Eat – Day 416

1april-meatballs

Breakfast: It’s a simple repeat from the day before: Peanut Butter Blueberry Scones, Apricot and Prune Butters, Rose Jasmine Tea. Why change something that’s so good? Well, we did change one thing – we added fresh oranges!   Lunch: Yesterday’s Cabbage Papaya Sesame Slaw now topped some heavenly Marinated Tempeh with a Romaine Lettuce Salad.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 415

31march-scones

Breakfast: When we are low on one breakfast ingredient or another, like rolled oats, that means it’s time to make scones. We made Peanut Butter Scones! Revisiting our REAL recipes always gives us the opportunity to think about how to make them better. This recipe originally had xanthan gum and it’s not necessary, so it’s…

What Vegans Eat – Day 414

30march-broken-heart

Breakfast: The pears Gary picked up yesterdays were fragrant with a lovely sweet perfume. I warmed up the last (finally!) of some savory leftovers, the Eggplant in Plum Sauce and the Red Cabbage with Oven Roasted Vegetables and saved the sweet, ripe Pear for last. I made a pot of Rose Jasmine Tea.   We…

What Vegans Eat – Day 413

29march-dinner

Breakfast: We have another spread to add to our favorite Peanut Butter (PB1) and that’s Prune Butter, (PB2). Look for PB1 and PB2 creations to come. Here is a variation on our Buckwheat Waffles. We are always mixing things up and this batch had some Rolled Oats and Sorghum Flour in the mix. I had…

What Vegans Eat – Day 412

28march-tea-treat

Breakfast: I wanted more Breakfast Socca Wraps and I got them. I had made extra socca crepes a couple of days before so they were ready to roll, literally, when I was. I filled them with Black Beans, Potatoes, Tofu Sour Cream and topped with Sky Valley Sriracha served with Jasmine Tea. Good morning! Daily…

What Vegans Eat – Day 411

27march-easter-basket

Breakfast: Gary’s Easter Basket of Vegan Candies stood proudly on the table. It contained a Sjaak Organic Large Filled Chocolate Bunny with Fruity Bears, a Sjaak Organic Peanut Butter Crunch Egg, Sjaak Organic Vegan melk Caramel Filled Egg Box, Sjaak Organic Peanut Butter Chocolate Filled Egg Box, a Sjaak Organic Chocolate heart, Dandies Vegan Marshmallow,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 410

26march-breakfast

Breakfast: Remembering and writing about this breakfast makes me want more right now! I got up in the morning and made Socca Breakfast Wraps. Socca is made from Chickpea Flour and Water. I like to spice up the batter and added Turmeric, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Coriander, Cardamom and Madras Curry. Once the Socca Crepes…

What Vegans Eat – Day 409

25march-fruit-salad

Breakfast: One of our favorite breakfasts is as beautiful as it is delicious. We made Buckwheat Waffles and served them with Peanut Butter, Apricot Butter and Prune Butter. If you haven’t checked out our fruit butter recipes, I highly recommend that you do. The ingredients are quite complex. The Apricot Butter is made with dried…

What Vegans Eat – Day 408

24march-blueberry-treat

Breakfast: It’s still the holiday of Purim and there were four remaining Hamentaschen cookies. Guess what we had for breakfast? We each had one with apricot butter and one with prune butter.   Lunch: This can be a fun lunch when you want to keep going at whatever you are doing: Celery and Carrot Sticks,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 407

23march-golden-bricks

Breakfast: The breakfast began with the remaining few pieces of Corn Bread, Prune Butter and Chai Tea with a little Cashew Cream. When we run out of soy milk, we usually treat ourselves to a homemade nut milk. Fortunenately Gary cooked a little Oatmeal to fill out the meal. I piled on the Flax Seeds.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 406

22march-roasted-veggies

Breakfast: Corn Bread and Sliced Oranges and Vanilla Black Tea got me going for the long day ahead. I had my radio show and I was planning on going in to the Progressive Radio Network for the recording. Robbyne Kaamil was meeting me in the studio and afterwards I would be speaking with Joe Cross.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 405

21march-beans-corn-bread-kale-salad

Breakfast: A day of simple, good eating: Leftover Black Beans with Mashed Avocado, Kale Salad with Seed Caesar Dressing and Corn Bread.   Daily Green Juice:: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots   Dinner: We had more of the most delicious Corn Chowder and Hamentashen cookies for dessert!    

What Vegans Eat – Day 404

20march-hamentaschen

Breakfast: Toasted Corn Bread (maybe even better than when it’s fresh baked) with our favorite schmears: Apricot Butter, Prune Butter and Vegan Butter. Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots Dinner: I was craving Corn Chowder and Gary went to the REAL recipe index and found my Corn Chowder recipe. And guess what, he made it…

What Vegans Eat – Day 403

19march-cornbread

Breakfast: It’s Sunday. We’ve got the Sunday New York Times, the new T Magazine and homemade cornbread. I love when Gary makes one of my recipes, they always turn out better! He made our favorite Corn Bread topped with Pumpkin Seeds. Sneak preview: I made homemade Prune Butter to fill the Hamentaschen cookies I was…

What Vegans Eat – Day 402

18march-breakfast

Breakfast: I understand the lovely convenience of having whatever you want to eat, just ready to heat and serve. I just believe it’s better to make the food yourself, a lot of it, that you can have ready to go when you want it. And that includes pancakes. Our Blueberry Pancakes are quite fine reheated,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 401

17march-triple-mushroom

Breakfast: Not all wishes can be granted but when Gary dreams of Blueberry Pancakes, I know that this is something I can make come true. I prepared a tall stack of pancakes for breakfast after hearing his dreamy wish the night before. I think pancakes are fun to make too. Basically I take a bowl…

What Vegans Eat – Day 400

16march-tempeh-steak

Breakfast: Yes we had cookies for breakfast again! We finished up those lovely Maple Peanut Butter Oatmeal cookies and one remaining waffle from a few days ago. We are going to have to make those cookies again. Lunch: Gary took a few big bowls of his hearty Mung Bean and Vegetable soup. I helped myself…

What Vegans Eat – Day 399

15march-tempeh-bbq

Breakfast: My appetite is slow to coming back. I got up and drank a big pot of hot water with fresh lemon. It was exactly what I wanted and was very good!   Lunch: There was a Green Salad with Tahini Dressing that Gary had made for dinner that I had not touched. I was…

What Vegans Eat – Day 398

14march-v-beefaroni

Breakfast: The fever is gone but the appetite and energy are still at low levels. Gary made plain oatmeal and I asked him to give me three spoonfuls. He did. Daily green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots. This week’s juice is high intensity kale, thick and bitter. I squeezed an entire lemon into it and…

What Vegans Eat – The Influenza Edition!

13march-bp-machine

Daily blogging after a time becomes routine, a part of the day, along with everything else, like brushing teeth. Sometimes it’s fun other times challenging but something to manage with everything else on the “to do” list. That is until you get the flu. When illness appears, it takes over. Nothing else seems to matter…

What Vegans Eat – Day 391

7march-dinner-soup

Breakfast: How did this happen? Gary and I rarely ever have colds. We got a really bad one over Christmas that knocked us down for days. And now some new bug had taken over! We were starting to feel something Sunday night and sleeping was difficult. We have congestion and low grade fevers. Blech! Gary…

What Vegans Eat – Day 390

6march-spicy-string-beans

Breakfast: Reheat, repeat. We had Our Pancake House pancakes again that I made yesterday, topped with our bargain organic Maple Syrup and served with Sliced Oranges and Black Vanilla Tea. Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Lime Dinner: When I had ordered string beans from GoOrganicNYC.com I knew how I wanted them prepared. As…

What Vegans Eat – Day 389

5march-soup-du-jour

Breakfast: We received a special treat in the mail – Maple Syrup. REAL Maple syrup is expensive. It goes for about $68/gallon and up depending on if it’s organic, the brand and who is selling it. I had a $6 credit at Jet.com when I tried them for the first time last month. I ordered…

What Vegans Eat – Day 388

tempeh-steaks-au-jus

Breakfast: Surprise! We had Oatmeal for breakfast – with Raisins, Apples and Shredded Coconut and Vanilla Black Tea. Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Lime, Ginger Dinner: Gary made one of his signature dishes that I love: Marinated Tempeh with Oven Roasted Vegetables. It all comes together in an oval Le Creuset Dutch Oven…

What Vegans Eat – Day 387

smoked-salmon-platter-veg

Breakfast: What’s in your morning bowl? Along with fresh orange slices and Kukitcha tea we had Oatmeal with Apples and Dried Apricots. I find this simple dish simply delicious. Lunch: Gary and I took off on the subway. He was off to a rehearsal and I was invited to attend the FoodBytes! Summit in Brooklyn.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 386

2march-yonanas

Breakfast: As promised, the Chinese Spinach dish from Green Zenphony that I had no room for the night before became breakfast. I like to make a quick soup of Chinese food leftovers adding water and leftover rice. Green Zenphony rice is nice! It has brown and red rice varieties.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 385

1march-dinner

Breakfast: Do you remember what you had to eat yesterday? One of the benefits of this daily blog for me has been to pay more attention to the present moment, something that takes a lot of effort for most of us. And I still have a long way to go. When putting today’s post together…

What Vegans Eat – Day 384

29feb-breakfast

Breakfast: Gary was off to acting class. I found his leftover polenta/oatmeal cereal and reheated it with a little water. I topped it off with blueberries and enjoyed it with a big pot of Jasmine tea.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Lime, Ginger   Dinner: A simple kale salad and Field Roast…

What Vegans Eat – Day 383: Home Sweet Home

28feb-breakfast

Breakfast: My flight from Panama landed in the Newark airport early at about 4:20am. Yawn. Things moved very quickly from there. The express bus rolled right up to take me to Manhattan and the F train, running local, in the morning appeared a few minutes after I descended into the subway terminal. When I was…

What Vegans Eat – Day 382: Special Travel Edition

pejibayes

Breakfast: It was my last day in Costa Rica and I still did not have one of my favorite foods there, Pejibayes. They are a relative of the coconut and grow in clusters on palm trees. Pejibayes are brightly colored red, yellow and green and about the size of a plum. You find them raw at…

What Vegans Eat – Day 381: Special Travel Edition

costa rican vegan lunch plate

Breakfast: I was leaving Beth’s farm today. as usual I did not want to waste any food. I had a purple cabbage left that I chopped and steamed. I knew I would eat it later in the day, or during my plane flight back home on Saturday or both! I cut up the last papaya…

What Vegans Eat – Day 380: Special Travel Edition

Kale and Cabbage Salads

Breakfast: My breakfast was already made the night before, Mashed Malanga with Caramelized Plantains. I liked it but could only eat about a third of what I made. I had Hibiscus Tea and Gary Null’s Green Powder.   What I really was in the mood for was Papaya. I took 1/2 of one and cubed…

What Vegans Eat – Day 379: Special Travel Edition

Cows in Costa RIca

The big event today was to visit my property. I bought 80 acres of undeveloped property here in Costa Rica about eleven years ago with another woman from New York. We each took 20 acres for ourselves with the intent of selling the other 40 acres. Since neither of us gets down here as often…

What Vegans Eat – Day 378: Special Travel Edition

Tuesday CR Breakfast

Breakfast: Not wanting to waste anything, I am eating the food I’ve prepared before making something completely new. So with Brown Rice, Cabbage, Plaintains and Avocado I made a giant tasty breakfast bowl which I couldn’t finish. I worked on it through lunch. I also had Hibiscus Tea and some Green Powder with water.  …

What Vegans Eat – Day 377: Special Travel Edition

Mama Toucan's

Breakfast: Beth was off early in the morning to teach yoga across the road to the Airborne Arts Flying Trapeze retreat people. We planned on meeting afterwards to go to the beach. I began with some Hibiscus Tea and a piece of Miracle Fruit. Beth told me that after you eat this fruit, everything tastes…

What Vegans Eat – Day 376: Special Travel Edition

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Breakfast: The morning was spent running around the neighborhood by the hotel to get cash from my Costa Rica bank account and recharge my local phone. Each time I visit I have these problems and when I think I have it all figured out, the rules change. It always takes time to get settled in.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 375: Special Travel Edition

dinnerplate

Breakfast: Two years ago when I last visited Costa Rica I grabbed some of Gary Null’s green powder before leaving for my flight. I knew that it would be hard to get the quantity of leafy greens I like to consume on a daily basis. I should have thought about it in advance and ordered…

What Vegans Eat- day 374: Special Travel Edition

19feb-marble-cornbread

Breakfast: I was flying to Costa Rica. I got up at 4am to take the subway at 5am , then a bus to the airport. Gary had made a lovely cornbread the night before with the blueberry coconut milk sauce he had made the other day. He poured the sauce and marbleized it in the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 373

18feb-afternoon-snack

Breakfast: After an amazingly magical dinner party last night we got up late. Typically when I have a late breakfast I like it to be savory. I made Sautéed Cabbage with Onions and Boiled Potatoes served with Mustard.   Snack: We finished the last of the Flourless Chocolate Cake, a sad, but delicious goodbye.  …

What Vegans Eat – Day 372

17feb-soup

Breakfast: I have probably posted over a hundred photos of oatmeal in the past year, never sweetened with anything other than fresh and dried fruit. Until now! Gary had made a thick syrup from some hardened brown sugar and we treated ourselves to a little on our morning oats. It was quite decadent! I had…

What Vegans Eat – Day 371

16feb-produce

Breakfast: Still feeling a little under-the-weather, Gary offered to make me breakfast. I requested Breakfast Polenta and he made the polenta with a mixture of water and coconut milk and then made a Blueberry, Banana and Coconut Milk cream to go with it. It was exotic and delicious!   Our weekly delivery from GoOrganicNYC arrived…

What Vegans Eat – Day 370

15feb-soup

Breakfast: Gary was off to his acting class. I began with some Earl Grey Tea that Gary had prepared before he left. I heard something out in the hall and realized it was one of our porters. I knew he liked my Flourless Chocolate Cake. I sliced a piece and brought it to him. He…