What Vegans Eat

A daily blog of what REAL founders, Caryn Hartglass and Gary De Mattei eat. Many posts include recipes.
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What Vegans Eat – Day 489: Special Travel Edition

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

What Vegans Eat – Day 369: Late Afternoon of No Consequence

14feb-bread

Breakfast: Happy Valentine’s Day. I was served Vanilla Black Tea in bed! Thank you Gary. When I got up I was served some oatmeal which I decorated appropriately with Raspberry Apple Coulis for the occasion.   Lunch: Our friends Eytan and Rosie were coming over. We had not seen them in a long time. When…

What Vegans Eat – Day 368: What’s in an Apple?

13feb-dinner

Breakfast: It’s an easy breakfast with the Corn Bread ready made from yesterday filled with Blueberries and Walnuts, along with Sliced Oranges and Vanilla Black Tea.   Daily Green Juice:   Dinner: Our Black Thai Peas made a great burrito filling with Avocdo, leftover Steamed Kale, Brown Rice and a little hot sauce.   Evening:…

What Vegans Eat – Day 367

12feb-dinner

Breakfast: Our favorite Corn Bread is back on the breakfast plate. This time we poured half the batter in the pan, sprinkled blueberries and chopped walnuts on top and then pour the rest of the batter over everything. It was served with Kukitcha Tea, Peanut Butter, Tahini and Apricot Butter.   Daily Green Juice: Kale,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 366

12feb-breakfast

Breakfast: Life as art. Here is my morning breakfast palette with Banana, Opal Apple, Sliced Oranges, Oat Waffle, Apricot Butter, Peanut Butter, Tahini and Raspberry Apple Coulis served wtih Jasmine Tea.   Lunch: I got that lentil craving again. It happens from time to time. I love lentils but sometimes my body says, “lentils, NOW!”…

What Vegans Eat – Day 365!

11feb-dinner

Here we are at Day 365 of the What Vegans Eat blog. It’s hard to believe we’ve been at it for one year. I have never been a person who has gotten into keeping up a daily journal. That is until now. It’s been fun, and we are just getting started. Thanks for reading and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 364

9feb-dinner

Breakfast: We had been out of rolled oats for a few days. I know, it is hard to believe, but it’s true. Gary had picked some up after his class yesterday so we celebrated with Oat Waffles, Raspberry Apple Coulis and English Breakfast tea. Gary put his favorite toppings on his waffles: peanut butter and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 363

8feb-dinner

Breakfast: Gary got up early to go to his acting class. When I finally got moving I was happily greeted by a hot pot of Earl Grey tea that Gary had wrapped in towels to stay warm. I had some errands to run and got dressed warm to face the dumping of snow outside.  …

What Vegans Eat – Day 362

7feb-fish-dinner

Breakfast: It’s Sunday comfort, cozy breakfast time. One of our many versions of vegan eggs and potatoes, is this one-skillet fluffy vegetable omelette. This one is made with chickpea flour, soft tofu, collards, onions and roasted red peppers; served with sweet potato home fries, guacamole and Arbor Teas vanilla black tea with soy milk.  …

What Vegans Eat – Day 361

6feb-lunch

Breakfast: Oatmeal with Apples and topped with Raspberry Coulis. It’s a breakfast Sundae on Saturday! It was served with Arbor Teas Kukitcha Green Tea.   Lunch: We were celebrating my dad’s 88th birthday with the family. Gary and I rented a car and drove east to my parent’s home where we were joined by my…

What Vegans Eat – Day 360

5feb-blt

COUNTDOWN! Only six days until the What Vegans Eat Blog 1-year anniversary. Thanks for reading.   Breakfast: I wanted scrambled eggs, vegan-style, so I made them. I had been thinking about this for a few days and finally set out to put my thoughts on the frying pan. I was please with the results. This…

What Vegans Eat – Day 359

4feb-dessert2

COUNTDOWN! Only seven days until the What Vegans Eat Blog 1-year anniversary. Thanks for reading.   Breakfast: Still feeling a little dryness in my throat I made a second flush of ginger tea from the ginger I had used the night before. It was still very potent and good. Gary offered to make me breakfast…

What Vegans Eat – Day 358

3feb-dinner

COUNTDOWN! Only eight days until the What Vegans Eat Blog 1-year anniversary. Thanks for reading.   Breakfast: I tried another Organa tea flavor, pan-fired green. I cut open the bag, like I did yesterday and brewed it as a loose tea. It was the first thing I had in the morning, before eating. On occasion…

What Vegans Eat – Day 357

2feb-tartine

COUNTDOWN! Only nine days until the What Vegans Eat Blog 1-year anniversary. Thanks for reading.   Breakfast: We are always delighted when we decide to have waffles. This morning it was our Buckwheat Waffle recipe with Raspberry Coulis. Gary made the waffles and he likes to thin the batter a little more than required in…

What Vegans Eat – Day 356

1feb-dinner-salad

COUNTDOWN! Only ten days until the What Vegans Eat Blog 1-year anniversary. Thanks for reading.   Breakfast: I was meeting my dear friend Nancy from San Francisco who was in Manhattan for a brief moment. And Gary was off to class, also in Manhattan. We got up very early (for us). I was meeting Nancy…

What Vegans Eat – Day 355

31jan-dinner

Breakfast: You’ll be seeing this mung bean soup all week since we made a lot. I had it for breakfast with fresh oranges and Earl Grey tea.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Lemon, Lime, Ginger.   Dinner: Sweet repeats for dinner: yesterday’s Kale Salad, Tempeh, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, more Mung Bean…

What Vegans Eat – Day 354

30jan-breakfast

Breakfast: Before going to bed the night before we started to imagine what we would enjoy for breakfast. When we awoke, we made it. It’s a scramble with seasoned soft-tofu/garbanzo bean flour batter mixed with sautéed onions and collard greens, baked in a cast iron pan in the oven and served with home fries, served…

What Vegans Eat – Day 353

29jan-breakfast

Breakfast: We woke up very late after an incredible evening of fine vegan food, vegan wine and innovation. I wanted the simplest food. I made oatmeal with just rolled oats and water. Nothing else was in it, no fruits, no nuts, no seeds, no spices, no salt, no sugar, no milk. It was what I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 352

glasses

Breakfast: January 28th is National Blueberry Pancake Day. We celebrated with our favorite Blueberry Pancake recipe. Gary made his favorite syrup with agave and I topped my pancakes with Raspberry Coulis.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Lemon, Lime, Ginger   Dinner: Gary and I were invited to the Querciabella Vegan Delights event…

What Vegans Eat – Day 351: Be Prepared!

27jan-kale-salad-rice-tahini

Breakfast: Be prepared! I remember as a little girl I would listen to my mom’s vinyl records, over and over and over. One of them was Doris Day, Wonderful Day that included the song Be Prepared. I didn’t realize it then but I guess I learned a lot from those songs. With a busy day…

What Vegans Eat – Day 350

26jan-kale-slaw-top

Breakfast: When I got up I was in serious multi tasking mode. I pulled out the remaining head of kale and a bag of carrots that I wanted to do something with because I knew we would be getting a GoOrganicNYC delivery with more carrots and kale along with other fresh produce. But I got…

What Vegans Eat – Day 349

25jan-toast

Breakfast: Sometimes tea is all I need to start the day. We had Earl Grey tea with soy milk.   Lunch: From time to time I crave beans. Just plain beans. I soaked yellow split peas in the morning and cooked them for lunch. I started with a small bowl of plain split peas. Then…

What Vegans Eat – Day 348

24jan-snack

Breakfast: One of the joys of making food is having it to eat in subsequent days. It’s like a gift you’ve made for yourself and your family. Gary made Five Seed Raspberry Lemon Muffins yesterday and now they were there for us to enjoy in the morning. And we did— with peanut butter, apricot orange…

What Vegans Eat – Day 347

24jan-snow-party

Breakfast: Snowmageddon has arrived. It’s a lovely winter wonderland outside and we are warm and cozy inside. I sipped on Jasmine tea as Gary created a new muffin recipe, Five Seed Gluten-Free Raspberry Lemon Muffins. They are delightful.   Lunch: It’s Saturday and we are working as we often do. When I finally realized I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 346

23jan-lunch

Breakfast: Rolled Oats Oatmeal for this morning’s breakfast got an A+, cooked with Apples plus Apricots.   Lunch: Working from home has its benefits but it can often keep you inside. We decided to take a walk and go out for lunch. Since the big snow storm was to arrive the next day it was…

What Vegans Eat – Day 345

21jan-dinner

Breakfast: We’ve been in a polenta state of mind the last few days and I thought it would be good for breakfast. This Breakfast Polenta was made with pears instead of apples and I stirred in some cinnamon in my bowl. Gary warmed up some of the Rustic Bread Rolls he had made and froze…

What Vegans Eat – Day 344: Apples and Oranges

20jan-baba-ganoush-baked-veggies

Breakfast: Here’s hoping today is the last day I write about my Apple; my Apple computer that is. I was off to the Apple Genius Bar to pick up my repaired MacBook Pro. The logic board was replaced for the third time in 5 months! I made some Jasmine Tea and poured it into my…

What Vegans Eat – Day 343

19jan-juice

Breakfast: We love dessert for breakfast. Who doesn’t? Poached Pears with Raspberry Coulis is an elegant dessert served in the finest French restaurants but it also makes a great breakfast.   Snack: On Tuesdays we get our produced delivered from GoOrganicNYC. I like to clear out the produce that is leftover in the refrigerator before…

What Vegans Eat – Day 342

18jan-dinner

Breakfast: Gary was off to a class. He had prepared a bowl of soaked oats with bananas, raisins, walnuts and soy milk and left it for me to eat along with vanilla black tea. They were both sweet – the bowl of oats and Gary.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Lime, Ginger  …

What Vegans Eat – Day 341

17jan-dinner

Breakfast: We finished the rest of the Fruity Waffles and Blueberry Coulis along with Vanilla Black Tea and Soy Milk.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Lime, Ginger   Lunch: Gary was feeling ironic so he went into the kitchen and created a dish that he either wanted to call Haute Tamales or Neo…

What Vegans Eat – Day 340

16jan-evening-treat

Breakfast: After our brief “fruit shortage” and now feeling in abundance I couldn’t wait to make Fruity Waffles. I put some frozen blueberries in a pot and warmed them up to make Blueberry Coulis and served them with Vanilla Black Tea.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Lime, Ginger   Dinner: My niece was…

What Vegans Eat – Day 339

15jan-dinner

Breakfast: Apple is today’s theme! Apples and raisins are delicious, especially when you haven’t had them for a while. We were out of some basic fresh and dried fruit staples and had picked some up the night before. Yay! We both got excited about our morning oatmeal cooked with all of our favorites – apples,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 338

14jan-lunch

Breakfast: I had a cup of Earl Grey tea with soy milk and got straight to work because I had an exceptionally long “to-do” list. My MacBook Pro Early 2011 model has been problematic since August. I’ve been going to Tekserve in Manhattan 4 or 5 times since then for repairs. Fortunately, since the problem…

What Vegans Eat – Day 337

13jan-pbj

Breakfast: Bai Mu Dan tea began breakfast as Gary created a new bread recipe. I waited with anticipation until it was done. Then we had a kale salad tossed with a tahini lime dressing along with these freshly baked Rustic Rolls.   Lunch: There seemed to be no time to take a break and I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 336

Beyond-Sushi-Rolls-Platter

Breakfast: One of my favorite breakfasts, cold rolled oats topped with walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, plump blueberries and soy milk. Served with Bai Mu Dan tea.   Dinner: We were invited to Dr. Michael Greger‘s book launch party for his New York Times best-seller How Not To Die at the home of co-author, Gene…

What Vegans Eat – Day 335

11jan-dinner

Breakfast: We had the Oats Breakfast Bar this morning. That’s where we put 1/2 cup of rolled oats in our bowl and bring out all the toppings. I put coconut, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, apricot butter and soy milk on mine and enjoyed it with green kukitcha tea.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 334

10jan-breakfast

Breakfast: This was a simple repeat of yesterday’s breakfast, our Blueberry Walnut Upside Down Muffins served with homemade vegan butter and Apricot Butter along with Bananas and Peanut Butter, a family favorite. The tea was Bai Mu Dan.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots   Dinner: Ah, Kale Salad, how do I love…

What Vegans Eat – Day 333

Triple Mushrooms Shanghai Vegetables

Breakfast: We got up wanting to create a new muffin recipe. It’s an Upside Down Muffin with Cinnamon, Walnuts and Blueberries on the bottom. We’ll be perfecting this muffin and then we’ll post the recipe for you. Stayed tuned. We enjoyed them with Apricot Butter and homemade Vegan Butter (another recipe we are working on)…

What Vegans Eat – Day 332

8jan-dinner

Breakfast: It’s an easy breakfast when you’ve made Gooey Apricot Danish the day before. I think this has to be our best quick bread recipe so far. There’s a small market across the street from us that has been selling organic, fair trade fresh blueberries for an incredibly inexpensive price so we have been blueberrying…

What Vegans Eat – Day 331

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Breakfast: Gary was describing an apricot bread he used to get from the Acme Bakery in Berkeley. I had never had anything like it and it sounded wonderful. I thought we would make some this morning and we did. I prepared the dough and Gary made the apricot glaze and nut filling. This is a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 330

6jan-brittle

Breakfast: What’s the different twist on this morning’s oatmeal? We’ve been out of soy milk for a while and haven’t had a chance to pick some up. (I just ordered some West Soy Unsweetened Soy Milk online). Gary made a quick milk from cashews. This topped our Oatmeal with fresh Blueberries, Walnut, Dried Apricots and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 329

5jan-kale-salad2

Breakfast: Before going to sleep and when I woke up early in the morning my mind was imagining making a smoothie. A green smoothie! I was almost feeling obsessed about it. Gary was sweet and brought me Bai Mu Dan white tea while I was still in bed reading. When I got up I made…

What Vegans Eat – Day 328

4jan-lunch

Brunch: After having the Lentil and Avocado Salad yesterday at Le Pain Quotidien I wanted more lentils. And we had just bought a bunch of my favorite kind, dried pink lentils. They cook very fast. I was hungry and for a moment I thought the lentils would not cook fast enough. I took out the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 327

3january-lentil-salad

Breakfast: Still in the holiday celebratory mode and wanting to get out after being cooped up for a week with a cold we planned a special day. We got up early, had some Vanilla Black Tea with Coconut Milk and headed to the subway to the AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater for the 8:45am…

What Vegans Eat – Day 326

2jan-lasagna

Breakfast: Just tea for breakfast this morning. When we are out of soy milk, we usually make a batch of coconut milk using Let’s Do Organic Creamed Coconut. We dilute it more than recommended with 3 cups of water to a 7 ounce package and we find it’s just right.   Lunch: We celebrated my…

What Vegans Eat – Day 325

1jan-kale-salad

Breakfast: After a late night and lots of great food at our New Year’s Eve party for two at home I was not hungry in the morning. I was thirsty and in the mood for fruit, grapefruit with a little Earl Grey Tea.   Lunch: Nothing like a mountain of kale after an evening of…

What Vegans Eat – Day 324, the New Year’s Eve Party!

31dec-manhattans

Breakfast: I wanted to make something special. After all it was New Year’s Eve. I went to our recipe index using the App on my phone and found this recipe for Coconut Waffles that I had made back in 2011! I thought it was time to take that recipe out for a spin. Gary loved…

What Vegans Eat – Day 323

30dec-teeccino

Breakfast: Oatmeal with Apples and Dried Apricots with a sprinkling of ground Flax Seeds makes another great morning breakfast served with Kukitcha Tea.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Celery, Ginger   Dinner: I was craving more of our newest salad, How Did This Costa Rican Pineapple Get In My New York City Slaw or simply…

What Vegans Eat – Day 322

29dec-dinner2

Breakfast: It’s oatmeal once again, cooked with a little polenta, apples and a couple of cinnamon sticks. Flax seeds were added in the bowl. Served with Bai Mu Dan tea.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Celery, Ginger   Dinner: I went to the Progressive Radio Network studio for my radio show and interview with Dr.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 321

28dec-the-table

Breakfast: Our appetites are returning and we both craved oats. It was a classic mix of rolled oats, apples, apricots, flax seeds and almonds with soy milk. I drank lots of kukitcha tea.   Daily Green Juice: Lacinato Kale, Celery, Ginger, Red Cabbage   Snack: A sweet, ripe banana makes a great mid day snack.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 320

27dec-fruit-cheese

Breakfast: Our colds linger on. I made Kukitcha tea this morning and served it with yesterday’s homemade Corn Bread with Peanut Butter, Apricot Butter and Grilled Polenta.   Lunch: We defrosted some of the Almond Mozzarella Cheese we had made for Thanksgiving and served it on top of Adzuki Beans I had made days before.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 319

26dec-cornbread

Breakfast: Twas the day after Christmas and I made cornbread. We are still feeling lousy with our colds but I thought I could manage making Corn Bread. It’s an easy recipe. I served it with the Tempeh Bacon Gary had made and yesterday’s Berry Banana Compote.   Trying to recover and catch up on our…

What Vegans Eat – Day 318

25dec-fruity-waffle

Breakfast: It’s Christmas Day and although I am still feeling sick, I feel so much better than the day before. I am filled with joy to not have pain and a sick stomach. Hurray! Even though Gary and I are still under the weather I wanted to make something festive for Christmas Day breakfast. We…

What Vegans Eat – Day 317

24dec-vanilla-ice-cream

Twas the day before Christmas and all through the apartment two humans were still sick and it was the worst day thus far for both of them. Or it sure felt like it. I did not sleep well. I had no energy. I had a sinus headache and a sour feeling in my stomach. I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 316

23dec-breakfast

Breakfast: I feel like I am on the mend. I had a burst of energy and put it into making the morning’s oatmeal. Gary was not feeling as well. For that reason I cooked the oatmeal with nothing in it, just oats and water. We could each add to it what we wanted. When you…

What Vegans Eat – Day 315

22dec-miso-soup

Breakfast: The bug is taking over. We are going down. We’ve pushed and pushed, worked many long nights and now we have very bad colds. On the rare occasions that we do get a cold we never have it at the same time. This way one can take care of the other. Not this time.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 314

21dec-dinner

Breakfast: Breakfast is easy as pie when you have made Fruity Waffles the day before and froze the rest. They heat up quick. Today they were served with a banana/strawberry/blueberry compote. I started with a pot of Bai Mu Dan and lemon and then made a pot of fresh ginger, lemon zest and lemon tea…

What Vegans Eat – Day 313

19dec-cookie-balls

Breakfast: Fruity Waffles are back on the plate and none too soon. These are without a doubt my favorite waffle recipe. There was an orange in the batter plus some added orange zest and fresh oranges on the side. Orange-you-glad?   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Lemon, Ginger   Dinner: Another creation made from…

What Vegans Eat – Day 312

19dec-blossom-dinner

Brunch: After being up very late finishing the REAL End-Of-Year report and fundraising letter we got up late. Fortunately there were plenty of leftovers for a nice brunch: Brown Rice Pasta and Peas, Vegan Buttermilk Pancakes, Baked Tofu, plus a fresh pot of Vanilla Black Tea.   Snack: Tomorrow is the annual vegan cookie swap…

What Vegans Eat – Day 311

18dec-pancakes

Breakfast: It’s so good to be back home. We celebrated with pancakes! Vegan Buttermilk Pancakes, served with a new batch of our homemade Apricot Butter.   Lunch: A great salad made with muscular Romaine Lettuce, topped with yesterday’s leftover scallion pancakes and beans and tossed with a tahini dressing made with Balsamic Vinegar, served with…

What Vegans Eat – Day 310

17dec-breakfast

Breakfast: Back from our California trip what could I make for breakfast? I was surprised that the scallions we had left in the refrigerator a week ago were perfect. I made scallion pancakes and filled them with black beans and garbanzo beans. I had brought an avocado back with us that I mashed and mixed…

What Vegans Eat – Day 309: Travel Edition

16dec-breakfast

Breakfast: It was time to head back to New York. We had some English Breakfast tea in the pool house before we left for the airport. Once checked in we went to the United Club. This one at the San Francisco airport was not as good as the one at the Newark airport. The food…

What Vegans Eat – Day 308: Travel Edition

15dec-veggie-grill

Breakfast: We had one more day in California. It was time to clear out the mini refrigerator. We had leftovers from the last two days – Spicy Cha Cha and Brown Rice from the Vegetarian House and Sautéed Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts and Farro from Pasta Pomodoro. Plus there was an entire package of unopened sprouted…

What Vegans Eat – Day 307: Travel Edition

14dec-veggie-grill

Breakfast: Gary made our Rolled Oats breakfast and he likened it to the fruit salad his mom used to make. It had tons of Blueberries, Clementines, Bananas, Apples, Raisins and Walnuts, topped with Soy Milk and served with English Breakfast tea.   Lunch: Checking off our favorite eateries before we leave, we went to the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 306: Travel Edition

13dec-spicy-cha-cha

Breakfast: I got up early to go to San Francisco. I had a quick cup of Rolled Oats, Blueberries and Soy Milk with a cup of English Breakfast Tea.   Lunch: I was visiting an old friend in San Francisco. We grabbed a bite at Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen. We both ordered the Vegetariana with…

What Vegans Eat – Day 305: Travel Edition

12dec-asparagus

Breakfast: Oh my darling – we ate Clementines for breakfast and some English Breakfast tea.   Lunch: A small party was planned at Andale with some of my old friends from the area. We were chilled when we walked in and the Mexican Coffee with Cinnamon sounded really good. It was.   Then we enjoyed…

What Vegans Eat – Day 304: Travel Edition

11dec-dinner

Breakfast: After 2 days away from home we needed oatmeal. We were prepared. We had Rolled Oats with Blueberries, Apples, Raisins, Bananas and Soy Milk. I had green tea.   Lunch: We were going to a big Holiday party that evening and we did not know what kind of food would be there. We wanted…

What Vegans Eat – Day 303: Travel Edition

10dec-kahns-lunch

Breakfast: In the pool house where we are staying I made some English Breakfast tea. I had packed several of our favorite bulk teas for the trip. Then we set out to do some food shopping for the remainder of our stay. First priority was green juice! We ordered the “Campbell” at Whole Foods.  …

What Vegans Eat – Day 302: Travel Edition

9dec-nuts

Breakfast: We got up early, excited about our trip to California. We’d be taking a subway to Manhattan and a bus to Newark Airport. Lots of connections to think about. We had some luscious Vanilla Black tea and were on our way.   Lunch: We had some passes for the United Club and visited the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 301

8dec-breakfast

Breakfast: One day before we were leaving on our trip there was lots to do. Rolled Oats with Apples, Bananas, Almonds, Pecans, Cinnamon and Soy Milk got us going, literally! Did you know that about oats? They keep everything moving along nicely. I had prepared some Bai Mu Dan tea leaves and water the night…

What Vegans Eat – Day 300

7dec-dinner

It’s Day 300!! I’ve posted what I have been eating every day for 300 days. Now do you know what vegans eat? I continue… Brunch: For some reason we both slept in very late. I think we were tired. Breakfast came late too so I’ll call it brunch. And it was savory. A Romaine lettuce…

What Vegans Eat – Day 299

6dec-tempeh-sandwich

Brunch: Once again I started the day with some green tea. I had to return our rental car and by the time I got home I was STAHVING! Gary had prepared Brown Rice Pasta with his Spicy Marinara Sauce (with extra veggies) and a Romaine Lettuce Salad.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Cabbage, Celery,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 298

5dec-salad

Breakfast: I was picking up a rental car for the day and just had some green tea before going out.   Lunch: We had a family gathering at my parents home where we munched on orange slices, pineapple, vegan chopped liver and potato chips. Then we went to the California Pizza Kitchen. I had the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 297

4dec-omelette

Breakfast: I love omelettes – egg-free of course, made with garbanzo bean flour – chickpea flour crepes filled with sautéed onions, Cashew Cheese and topped with Spicy Marinara.   Dinner: We started with a Romaine Lettuce Salad with Olives and Sun dried Tomatoes.   Then we brought out some of the Thanksgiving leftovers that were…

What Vegans Eat – Day 296

3dec-white-beans in sauce

Breakfast: We began the day with a stunning ruby red grapefruit.   Next up for breakfast was oatmeal, as we’ve been having as late with pecans, walnuts, bananas, cinnamon and soy milk. I had green tea.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Cabbage, Lemon   Dinner: Gary’s Spicy Marinara with added eggplant and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 295

2dec-baked-tofu-rice

Breakfast: Oatmeal with Pecans, Walnuts, Cinnamon and Soy Milk, served with Genmaicha Green Tea.   Lunch: With my afternoon concert coming up I wanted to be well-fed and energized. We brought more Baked Tofu out of the freezer from Thanksgiving and had it with brown rice and Tahini Dressing. This baked tofu recipe is so…

What Vegans Eat – Day 294

1dec-miso-soup

Breakfast: Oatmeal is it, once again, with chopped walnuts and pecans, cinnamon and apples with green tea.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Cabbage, Celery, Carrots, Lemon   Lunch: I was feeling a bit worn down after the Thanksgiving holiday and was preparing to give a concert for cancer patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer…

What Vegans Eat – Day 293

30nov-kale-salad

Breakfast: Hurray for oatmeal! We are craving it after days of Thanksgiving food and leftovers. Pecans make this oatmeal still seem festive since we don’t have them in the house on a regular basis. And I am now asking myself why that is. I think pecans will be on the shipping list more often. They…

What Vegans Eat – Day 292

29nov-breakfast

Breakfast: Working our way through the Thanksgiving leftovers, I thought the Kabocha Squash stuffed with Creamy Risotto would make a nice breakfast.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Cabbage, Celery, Carrots, Lime   Dinner: There was so much food leftover from Thanksgiving I moved everything to the freezer. When we came home after a long…

What Vegans Eat – Day 291

28nov-lunch

Breakfast: It’s Thanksgiving week and that means pie for breakfast! This raw pecan pie is made with nuts, dates and spices. It’s real food and real sweet. A breakfast treat.   Lunch: The leftovers continue: Baked Tofu, Tempeh In Crosta, slices of La Baguette, and Olive Bread, Carrot Sticks, assorted homemade vegan cheeses.   Dinner:…

What Vegans Eat – Day 290

27nov-dinner

Breakfast: With a belly still a little full from Thanksgiving I went for a variation on the Super Green Power Smoothie. Instead of the nuts, seeds and nut and seed butters I used a piece of Raw Pecan Pie from Thanksgiving. Why not? It was made with pecans, walnuts and dates. I sipped and chewed…

What Vegans Eat – Day 289

26nov-apps

It’s Thanksgiving Day! Since eating will be the main event of the day we naturally skipped our early meals. I got up and began baking bread. I had conveniently measured, mixed and stored the dry and wet ingredients separately the night before so it was easy to quickly make the dough and get to baking…

What Vegans Eat – Day 288

25nov-lunch

More cooking! One day until Thanksgiving and lots more to do. I wasn’t hungry until lunch time. Lunch: My 89-year-old neighbor gave me a box of arugula. I tossed the entire contents with leftover brown rice, chopped black olives, raw onions and apple cider vinegar and ate it all. It was delicious and energizing.  …

What Vegans Eat – Day 287

24nov-breakfast

Breakfast: Got into the Thanksgiving swing of things with a festive oatmeal made with dried cranberries, pecans, apples, bananas, cinnamon, allspice and coconut milk which prepared us for the big day of cooking ahead.   Lunch: No time or desire to make anything complicated when hungry and preparing food for the big holiday meal in…

What Vegans Eat – Day 286

23nov-pea-pod-leaves

Breakfast: Our Fruity Waffles recipe makes a lot of waffles and they are great the next day. I made a peanut butter cream, peanut butter blended with water to pour over my waffles.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Lime   Dinner: It’s Thanksgiving week and we are preparing a big meal for…

What Vegans Eat – Day 285

22nov-kale-dinner

Breakfast: I made a variation of our Fruity Waffles. Have I mentioned that this is our best waffle recipe yet? Gary created it and I keep modifying it based on what ingredients we have in the house. I used 2 oranges instead of one orange and a pear. The results are basically the same –…