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 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

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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 –…

What Vegans Eat – Day 284

21nov-nachos

Breakfast: The last of the cooked chickpeas were heated up with leftover Green Zenphony Chinese Broccoli and Brown Rice for a fabulous soup. I could not believe how good it was. Can it ever be duplicated?   Late Lunch: We were off to the Anti Fur Society Conference and Cruelty Free Fashion show to film…

What Vegans Eat – Day 283

20nov-arrugula

Breakfast: We knew we’d be having a lovely lunch out so we kept breakfast simple. I had organic Bai Mu Dan white tea. Lunch: Gary and I met with Judith Haskins and her sister Laura Hyman at one of our favorite places on the planet for lunch – Candle Cafe West. You may remember I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 282

19nov-zenphony

Breakfast: My computer, sadly, is in the shop. As a result, there will be a few less pictures in my posts for the next few days. This particular morning’s breakfast was satisfying and delicious, but not worthy of a photo anyway! I took a lot of cooked chickpeas and warmed them up in leftover French…

What Vegans Eat – Day 281

18nov-onion-soup

Breakfast: It’s just too much fun having cheese in the house! Our REAL Almond Mozzarella Cheese that is. You’ll be seeing it on everything in the next few days. The leftover Crushed and Crispy Potatoes from yesterday became a great breakfast, topped with Almond Mozzarella Cheese.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Lime…

What Vegans Eat – Day 280

17nov-kale-wish

Breakfast: Our Almond Cheese Mozzarella recipe is the most popular page on this site. We kept saying we needed to make this recipe again, especially since everyone else was enjoying it. This was the morning to make it. I had already soaked the almonds the night beofre. I sat down with a cup of Chai…

What Vegans Eat – Day 279

16nov-more-pie

Breakfast: These Buckwheat Crepes hold up just fine when leftover and reheated a day or two later. Here’s a repeat of a fabulous breakfast. Just easier the second time around when everything has already been made: Buckwheat Crêpes, topped with a Strawberry Coulis and a Crème Anglaise. Served with sliced oranges and Bai Mu Dan…

What Vegans Eat – Day 278

15nov-dinner

Brunch: We were invited to celebrate the holiday of Diwali with our next door neighbors. It’s been a tradition here at our apartment for a few years. We all walked over to Agora Taverna on Austin Street in Forest Hills. I had eaten there once with my parents and although my parents enjoyed it, I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 277

14nov-crepes

Breakfast: Stunned and reeling from the news of the attacks in Paris the night before we wanted to find ways to celebrate France and all the good things that have come from the French people. We made crêpes. Buckwheat Crêpes, topped with a Strawberry Coulis and a Crème Anglaise made with homemade silken tofu, sugar,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 276

13nov-breakfast

Breakfast: The weather was so sunny and clear we ate outdoors. Breakfast on the terrace in mid-November! How sweet is that. We had Rolled Oats with Chopped Apples, Raisins, Blueberries, Coconut, Pumpkin Seeds and Flax Seeds, dusted with Cinnamon and served with Soy Milk along with Green Tea and Ruby Red Grapefruit.   Lunch: Yesterday’s…

What Vegans Eat – Day 275

12nov-evening-treat

Breakfast: I woke up deliriously hungry. I could not think. I had to eat. There were cooked lentils in the refrigerator. As I heated them up and sipped on Kukitcha team Gary warmed up some corn tortillas in the oven. After eating, I could think again and got to work.   Snack: Gary created a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 274

11nov-dinner-soup1

Breakfast: Just tea this morning, just green tea.   Lunch: We were having a little family get together since it was Veteran’s Day and the schools were closed. My parents, my brother’s family, Gary and I got together at the California Pizza Kitchen near our neighborhood at the The Shops at Atlas Park in Glendale,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 273

10nov-lentils

Breakfast: Oatmeal served again for breakfast with Raisins, Pears and Flax Seeds, served with Green Tea.   Lunch: I defrosted the “Sludgie” I had frozen 2 days before. (See What Vegans Eat – Day 271) When it was ready, I sipped and chewed on it.   Dinner: By late afternoon I was very hungry. We…

What Vegans Eat – Day 272

9nov2015-dinner

Breakfast: Leftover Blueberry Pear Compote cooked up sweetly in our morning oatmeal.   Lunch: Not wanting to take a break, I grabbed the leftover Romaine Lettuce with Tahini Dressing salad from the night before along with a piece of Rye Toast with Tahini that I didn’t eat at breakfast.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Carrots,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 271

8nov-cassoulet

Breakfast: The nice thing about making our Fruity Waffle recipe is that there are always more for the next day. We had Fruity Waffles with a Blueberry Pear compote and Vanilla Black Tea.   Lunch: When we make kale or collard salads we typically remove and save the stems for juicing. We had a huge…

What Vegans Eat – Day 270

7nov-roasted-veggie-duck-soup

Breakfast: Fruity Waffles are back! We make a lot of waffles here at Responsible Eating And Living Headquarters and we all agree that these are the best. A REAL waffle winner.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Carrots, Celery, Lemon, Lime   Dinner: We first tried Green Zenphony a few days ago. We did not go…

What Vegans Eat – Day 269

6nov-beans-airport

Breakfast: It was one of those days. You know what I mean. When you are so tired and nothing seems to go right for you. As I explained in yesterday’s post, I was in the Chicago area for a memorial service along with my friend Lorraine from Texas. We left the hotel at about 3:45…

What Vegans Eat – Day 268

5nov-tom

Breakfast: It’s hard to sleep deeply when you know you have a flight in the morning. I woke up a lot during the night. Plus, this was not going to be an easy trip. I was going to a memorial service for a dear friend, Thomas Siegel. I met Tom in 1970 when he was…

What Vegans Eat – Day 267

4nov-green-zenphony

Breakfast: Gary was thinking ahead this morning. He knew I had an early flight to take the next day so he made Blueberry Cornbread, enough for at least 2 days. I had a few pieces with Jasmine Tea. Gary improved the recipe, adding a little millet flour to the mix which gave the cornbread more…

What Vegans Eat – Day 266

3nov-dinner

Breakfast: Good morning. It’s a cold cereal kind of day. Our cold cereal is organic rolled oats, chopped organic apples, organic shredded coconut, organic raisins and organic flax seeds topped with organic soy milk (made with soy beans and water only).   Lunch: The weather is incredible and we are eating outdoors, Kale Salad and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 265

2nov-smoothie

Breakfast: My timing has been off and when I get up in the morning lately I have not been hungry. I have my tea and wait. This morning it was Genmaicha.   Lunch: I did get hungry just before I was to begin one of my private coaching sessions. I decided to practice while I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 264

1nov-breakfast

Breakfast: I have not been feeling too hungry in the morning, probably because I have been eating dinner later. This morning I kept it light with some Bai Mu Dan tea and a Banana with Sesame Tahini Butter.   Lunch: What about cravings? Do you have them? I crave kale! We did a little food…

What Vegans Eat – Day 263

31oct-guests3

Breakfast: The morning began with a cup of Vanilla Black Tea with Soy Milk served to me in bed. I like to call this “weekend tea” because its flavor is rich and comforting. It makes me feel like I am on a luxurious vacation in a fabulous hotel. Only the reality is, most hotels I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 262

30oct-lunch

Breakfast: Breakfast was Bai Mu Dan tea and nothing more. After our big meal the night before I was not very hungry and knew I would be having a big lunch out in a few hours.   Lunch: After interviewing Judith Haskins on my IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD show on Tuesday about the book she…

What Vegans Eat – Day 261

29oct-dinner

Breakfast: I love taking the time to open a pomegranate because those juicy little seeds are so worth it. We topped our morning oatmeal cooked with apples and cinnamon with pomegranates.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Carrots, Celery, Lime, Lemon   Dinner: Gary prepared a fabulous dinner combining some of our favorites – Mac ‘N…

What Vegans Eat – Day 260

28oct-table-full

Breakfast: This may look like another bowl of our fabulous oatmeal but it’s not. It’s oatmeal mixed with a little bit of polenta and lots of water, cooked slowly with sunflower seeds, apples and a cinnamon stick. It became a creamy, subtly flavored, yummy bowl of gooey goodness!   Lunch: It’s easy when you make…

What Vegans Eat – Day 259

27oct-lunch

Breakfast: Yay! We made our Light and Crispy Oat Waffles with Apple/Banana Compote and English Breakfast Tea.   Daily Green Juice: I sipped on the last jar of defrosted green juice (with Kale, Collards, Carrots, Lime, Lemon) that I had made and frozen last week while making a new batch for the week.   Lunch:…

What Vegans Eat – Day 258

26oct-dinner

Breakfast: After our weekend roadtrip I got up early to return the rental car. Gary made a great breakfast to come home to – Creamy Polenta with a Pear/Banana/Raisin Compote and Vanilla Tea.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Carrots, Lime, Lemon   Dinner: Still feeling a bit worn out from all the weekend driving…

What Vegans Eat – Day 257

25oct-lunch

Breakfast: We arrived in Lewisburg, PA, my alma mater and met with my thesis advisor and old friend, Dr. Pommersheim who is now retired. I had searched online and was excited to find a place in town that served tofu scramble. Yes the world is changing. It’s call Cherry Alley Café. It just happened to…

What Vegans Eat – Day 256

24oct-breakfast

Breakfast: On the road again our autumn weekend road trip, visiting Ithaca and the Finger Lake region, and then to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Gary prepared Breakfast Sandwiches with Tempeh Bacon, Cashew Cheese Fondue & Avocado and we nibbled on Bananas and Carrots with Peanut Butter along the way.   Daily Green Juice: I love freezing green…

What Vegans Eat – Day 255

23oct-breakfast

Breakfast: We had the most amazing breakfast ever! Well, at least since a few days ago. It was fantastic – Fingerling potatoes, with Steamed Kale, Baked Tofu and Gluten-Free English Muffins topped with Cashew Cheese Fondue. And with sweaters on we could still eat outdoors.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Carrots, Lime, Lemon  …

What Vegans Eat – Day 254

22oct-salad

Breakfast: I was planning on spending the day at Memorial Sloan Kettering while a close relative went through surgery. I made some Genmaicha tea and filled one of my Takeya Glass bottles. Then I packed a frozen green juice, banana, a pear and a bag of Zippy’s Veggie Bites and was on my way. All…

What Vegans Eat – Day 253

21oct-lunch

Breakfast: A savory late breakfast that lasted all day – Kale Salad and Baked Home Fries. The potatoes were cut into small cubes and baked with bits of diced onion.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Carrots, Lime, Lemon   Dinner: Yesterday’s cabbage soup was even better today, served up in 7 cup bowls! Big…

What Vegans Eat – Day 252

20Oct-dinner

Breakfast: We clearly love oatmeal but sometimes a change is nice, especially when it’s creamy Polenta Cereal. Gary made it just right with Apples and Raisins and I topped mine with Pomegranate Seeds and Strawberries. I had my Kukitcha Twig Tea and Gary had Earl Grey Tea.   Lunch: We hadn’t finished up the Butter…

What Vegans Eat – Day 251

19oct-dessert

Breakfast: There is so much food in the house! I left early to go to the dentist and when I returned there was a big pot of creamy polenta waiting for me. I added some sliced apples and topped it with Cashew Cheese and enjoyed it with some Earl Grey Tea. I also nibbled on…

What Vegans Eat – Day 250

18oct-food-table

Breakfast: We were all set to film the last segments of our Halloween Food show. Knowing there’d be lots of sweets ahead, we decided to have extra large bowls of Miso Vegetable Soup for a late breakfast made with Cabbage, Onions, Tofu, Mung Bean Noodles and Fennel Seeds.   Daily Green Juice: Collards, Kale, Celery,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 249

graham-cracker-dough

Breakfast: Another day on the food show set. Most of the living space is cluttered with lights, camera equipment and food for the show. We sat on the couch and had breakfast: Vanilla Black Tea and Oatmeal with Bananas, Raisins and Cinnamon.   Then we got to preparing food for our upcoming Halloween Show –…

What Vegans Eat – Day 248

160ct-dinner

Breakfast: Cold Rolled Oats, Apple Sauce, Cinnamon, Almonds and Cashews with Soy Milk and Green Tea.   Lunch: Gary kept saying how good the last kale salad I made was I had to make another for lunch. This one had raw onion, black and green olives, grated carrots and a balsamic dressing.   Daily Green…

What Vegans Eat – Day 247

15oct-lunch-dawgs

Breakfast: With our guests Beth and her son Buddy visiting from Costa Rica I gave them a menu list of possible breakfast dishes and they joyfully requested cooked oatmeal! We made a pot of oatmeal with apples and raisins and everyone could top their own bowls with additional items including sliced bananas, cinnamon, shredded coconut,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 246

14oct-dinner

Breakfast: Another beautiful autumn day begins here at Responsible Eating And Living headquarters with – you guessed it – oats. This morning’s oats were mixed up with apple sauce, raisin and flax seeds and served al fresco so we could watch the leaves change color. We received our new shipment of teas from Arbor Teas…

What Vegans Eat – Day 245

13oct-cheese-chips

Breakfast: It was a big day. We were going to start filming a new food show for Halloween! We cooked up some oatmeal with apples, bananas and flax seeds. Gary was working on finishing up the English Breakfast tea before the new shipment arrived. I had some green kukitcha.   Lunch: The kitchen/living room area…

What Vegans Eat – Day 244

12oct-vitacost

Breakfast: Gary was off to acting class at HB Studio. I drank some English Breakfast tea with soy milk that he had prepared before leaving and got to work making what I call the “Everything’s Go To Go” smoothie. I like to clear our the produce when getting a new delivery the next day. I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 243

11oct-duck-noodle-soup

Breakfast: The fall weather has been fabulous. We ate out on the terrace and I made our classic cooked oatmeal with apples, cinnamon, figs, bananas, coconut and flax seeds. Autumn and Oatmeal in New York… with English Breakfast Tea.   Snack: We live in Queens and we don’t own a car. This is on purpose!…

What Vegans Eat – Day 242

10oct-breakfast

Breakfast: Why are English Muffins so good? I can’t answer this question. We had gluten-free English Muffins with fresh, organic canteloupe and our favorite schmears and English Breakfast Tea with Soy Milk. We like smashing bananas on our breads, muffins and waffles in the morning. An extra treat is to blend in a nut or…

What Vegans Eat – Day 241

9oct-dinner

Breakfast: No food, just tea was all we needed. I had Bai Mu Dan. Gary went with Earl Grey with Soy Milk.   Lunch: By lunchtime we were super hungry and leftovers from yesterday’s feast made for a quick big meal consisting of gluten-free Pita Breads, Homemade Hummus, Cucumber, Tomato, Parsley and Mint Salad, Ful…

What Vegans Eat – Day 240

8oct-dinner-composite

Breakfast: The Buckwheat Waffle is back on our table with our favorite topping: Smashed Banana! It went with fresh Pink Grapefruit. I sipped on some Jasmine Tea that I had jarred and chilled from the day before.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Celery, Carrots, Ginger   Dinner: We had been thinking of a Middle Eastern…

What Vegans Eat – Day 239

7oct-kale-salad-dinner

Breakfast: The morning began with tea. We had come home from California with a gift some family members gave us which they had purchased when in Italy a couple of months before: colorful glass mugs and ceramic spoons. I love drinking tea in glass mugs! I made a pot of Jasmine tea.   Then it…

What Vegans Eat – Day 238

6oct-tofu-club

Brunch: Adjusting to the time difference after traveling we got a late start, but a delicious one with Tofu Club Sandwiches made with gluten-free English Muffins, Masala Baked Tofu, Avocado, Raw Onions, Lettuce and Mustard Sauce. We had second servings wrapping the tofu and toppings in the lettuce leaves.   Daily Green Juice:: Kale, Celery,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 237

5oct-dinner

Breakfast: Back at home we had rolled oats for breakfast. We needed to do some food shopping but still had plenty of good things for a nice breakfast – Rolled Oats with Apples, Figs, Flax Seeds, Almonds and Soy Milk with Bai Mu Dan White Tea.   Daily Green Juice: So glad I made some…

What Vegans Eat – Day 237: Special Travel Edition

4oct-spring-rolls

Breakfast: It’s a travel day. We left the hotel in San Francisco without eating breakfast and headed to San Jose to say goodbye to family members. We got some Earl Grey tea at a local Peet’s Coffee & Tea.   Lunch: We headed over to Khanh’s Vietnamese Restaurant. I got the Lemongress Tofu with Steamed…

What Vegans Eat – Day 236: Special Travel Edition

3oct-sandwich

Breakfast: This was our last full day in California and we decided to spend it walking around San Francisco. We were using some vacation time share points at the World Mark where we had stayed twice before. This time was different. We were accosted as soon as we checked in by some sales people who…

What Vegans Eat – Day 235: Special Travel Edition

2oct-veg-house-salad

Breakfast: I made a nice cup of Genmaicha and relaxed reading a New Yorker Magazine.   Lunch: Where to go to lunch when in San Jose? Vegetarian House of course! This is one of our favorite restaurants, anywhere. We began with Jasmine Tea. With our eyes wide we chose three favorites. I practically always order…

What Vegans Eat – Day 234: Special Travel Edition

1oct-saturn

Breakfast: I made a cup of Genmaicha Tea in the hotel room. Then we took a brisk walk along the Monterey Bay. Afterwards we went to Jamba Juice for some Green Smoothies. I had the Amazing Greens with Kale, Peaches, Lemon, Bananas and Pumpkins Seeds. Wowee. It was tart and delicious!   Lunch: On our…

What Vegans Eat – Day 233: Special Travel Edition

30sept-peets-tea

Breakfast: We walked around Monterey and stopped at Peets for some Earl Grey tea with Soy Milk. Tea is always better brewed in a tea pot and served in tea cups. Plus there is less waste than in paper cups!   Lunch: I was craving a big salad and after looking at all the restaurants…

What Vegans Eat – Day 232: Special Travel Edition

29sept-lunch-dharmas

Breakfast: Gary and I took a 6am flight out of JFK to San Francisco. We brought along a mixture of peanuts and raisins and a couple of Eli’s Earth Bars that we got at the VegNews Comfort Food Shindig a couple of weeks before.   Lunch: We were heading to Monterey for business. On the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 231

28sept-lunch-with-parents

Breakfast: We’re traveling tomorrow so my goal is clean out the refrigerator with whatever foods I don’t want to go to waste. I finished off the last French Herbed No-Egg Omelette made a few days before with some Jasmine Tea.   Lunch: My parents offered to take me out to lunch before traveling. We walked…

What Vegans Eat – Day 230

27sept-soup

Breakfast: It’s the Oatmeal Bar this morning, just like at a hotel, only better. The oatmeal is made with organic thick cut, rolled oats and cooked with organic apples, organic raisins and organic pears. I chose to top it with ground organic flax seeds, organic ground cinnamon, and unsweetened organic soy milk (just soybeans and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 229

26sept-dinner-omelette

Breakfast: Just tea for me please – Earl Gray this time. I was not hungry for breakfast. I don’t have a scheduled routine every day and normally I get to exercise later rather than earlier. Today I started my yoga practice in the morning. It was delicious! I had a hair appointment and when I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 228

25sept-tempeh-buffet

Breakfast: The Green Super Power Smoothie is back for a second day in a row. Gary loves them, so much so, he is going green! sticking with the green theme, I had Green Kukitcha Tea.   Lunch: Planning and testing recipes for our next food show, we get to eat the samples and enjoyed a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 227

24sept-pasta-pesto-cream

Breakfast: A Poem by Caryn Hartglass   With a freezer full Of recently made green juices Our new supply of kale Was put to other good uses Kale inspires me! We made Green Super Power Smoothies and sipped on them slowly. These smoothies were fully loaded, 28 ounces each serving.   Daily Green Juice: Kale,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 226

23sept-dinner

Breakfast: Not very hungry we had some Earl Grey Tea.   Lunch: More maki! Still not satisfied from two days of delicious Tri-color Quinoa Avocado Maki, I decided to make some more. But alas, I only had one sheet or nori left. Not to fear, there were collard green leaves to the rescue. I trimmed…

What Vegans Eat – Day 225

go-organic-caryn-gary

Breakfast: Oatmeal/Polenta mixed with Apples and Raisins served with Kukitcha Tea.   The weekly delivery from GoOrganicNYC arrived just in time. We thought we had never seen such beautiful kale!   Lunch: Salads are never boring here. I was giddy when I got to the table for lunch and saw this stunning salad with Romaine…

What Vegans Eat – Day 224

21sept-dinner

Breakfast: We got a new teapot! I love it and seasoned it with Kukitcha Tea. Oatmeal with apples, raisins and flax seeds went along with it.   Lunch: With Gary out at his acting class, I lunched on leftovers while working on the computer. I grabbed a container that I thought had kale salad and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 223

20sept-lions-head

Breakfast: We have oatmeal a lot. Can you tell what’s different about this bowl? Gary added a little bit of polenta in with the oats. Polenta takes a little bit longer to cook but just a little bit adds a nice chewy texture and subtle flavor. What shall we call it? Oatlenta? Polentoats? Apples and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 222

19sept-breakfast

Breakfast: Mmmm, English Muffins (gluten-free) schmeared with Tahini, Apricot Butter and smashed Bananas. We each had a small bowl of oatmeal that was leftover from the day before. What a treat! I had some green Kukitcha tea.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Celery, Carrots, Broccoli, Ginger, Lemon   Dinner: Saturday night special! Easy Spinach Frittata,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 221

18sept-lunch

Breakfast: And the oats roll on, the oats roll on… Organic rolled oats cooked with water and apples, topped with flax seeds. Always the same, always different. We like our oats for breakfast. Served with sliced oranges and Green Tea.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Celery, Carrots, Broccoli, Ginger, Lemon   Dinner: It’s a basic…

What Vegans Eat – Day 220

17sept-kale-lunch

Lunch: After an evening of comfort food we slept in late, missed breakfast and craved kale. We ate out. Out on the terrace, that is. Gary made the perfect Kale Salad with a Balsamic Tahini Dressing, Grated Carrots, Pecans, Sunflower Seeds and Olives.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Celery, Carrot, Ginger   Dinner: Still craving…

What Vegans Eat – Day 219

dandies

Breakfast: We enjoyed a comforting breakfast, finishing up the last of the Blueberry Peanut Butter Scones and Challah Bread with Genmaicha Tea.   Lunch: Gary had made this Tomato, Red Bean and Corn Soup a few days before but there were so many other foods around I didn’t get to enjoy it until now.  …

What Vegans Eat – Day 218

15sept-drink

Breakfast: This morning’s breakfast was cooked oatmeal with bananas, pecans and flax seeds. I added some cinnamon, maybe a little more than usual because the oatmeal looked pink!   Lunch: Not hungry but thirsty we had glasses of cold water served with orange juice ice cubes!   Snack: I love our tea breaks in the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 217

14sept-lunch

Breakfast: Lots of leftovers are in the house for easy, good eating. Blueberry Peanut Butter Scones, Orange Slices and Green Tea, enjoyed out on the terrace served up with some good conversation was a great way to start the day.   Lunch: Gary had made an Herbed Rice dish a few days before that I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 216

challah-round

Breakfast: It was Blueberry Peanut Butter Scone Day at our house. They are so rich I eat them plain. I had them with plain Green Tea.   Lunch: Tradition! I have said it many times – I am not a religious person, I just love holiday foods. I really didn’t plan on making anything special…

What Vegans Eat – Day 215

12sept-beyond-sushi

Breakfast: Not being hungry in the morning I made a cup of Thyme Tea and had an Orange.   Lunch: Gary was invited to see the second to last performance of Mamma Mia! on Broadway. He went to the matinee and it was closing that evening. I worked at the computer and made myself an…

What Vegans Eat – Day 214

11sept-lunch

Breakfast: It’s a smiling pile of Polenta! This Breakfast Polenta was served with Chopped Pecans, Coconut, Flax Seeds and Soy Milk.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Celery, Carrots, Ginger, Lemon   Dinner: We had a late lunch or an early dinner. Either way it was phenomenal. Gary made Baked Tofu, Bake Sweet Potato Fries and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 213

10sept-dinner

Breakfast: It was a cloudy morning and rain would fall soon. Sitting outdoors waiting for the storm we had Creamy Oatmeal cooked with Cinnamon and Chopped Apples and served with toppings: Chopped Pecans, Ground Flax Seeds, Blueberries. I had some Kukitcha Tea.   Lunch: This meal came late in the day and we were going…

What Vegans Eat – Day 212

9sept-breakfast1

Breakfast: In celebration of the Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest-reigning UK monarch, we decided to have our veganized, Americanized version of an English breakfast, consisting of gluten-free English Muffins, English Breakfast Tea, Orange Juice, Fresh Pears, Apricot Jam and Vegan Butter. Long live the Queen!   Daily Green Juice: Achilles from our local Ripe…

What Vegans Eat – Day 211

8sept-frittata1

Breakfast: The Fruity Waffles are wonderful after being frozen and then toasted, and was served with leftover Compote and Iced Coffee.   Lunch: It really is the easiest Spinach Frittata. In no time at all this delicious lunch appeared!   It went well with more of our Saturday Brunch leftovers of Salsa and gluten-free English…

What Vegans Eat – Day 210

7sept-kale-andoj

Breakfast: After a couple of days of rich food, we happily began Labor Day with a simple bowl of pears, banana, sunflower seeds and dates with rolled oats, topped with soy milk. I did have a cup of iced coffee with cashew cream, since it was leftover from our weekend brunch. I look forward to…

What Vegans Eat – Day 209

6sept-lobster-mushroom-tofu

Brunch: It was time for the big event we had been planning for about a year – The Hartglass Family Circle. The last time we had one was 53 years ago. We all gathered at the fabulous Candle Cafe West at noon for the big event. We started with a green salad.   I selected…

What Vegans Eat – Day 208

5sept-brunch

Brunch: Gary and I invited my parents and sister’s family for brunch. We made all our favorites: French Scramble, Fruity Waffles, Compote, Home Fries along with some homemade salsa, a creamy pesto sauce and a cashew cheesy sauce. Gluten-free English Muffins and French Bread were also served along with a variety of teas and coffee.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 207

lentil-avo-salad

Breakfast: Sometimes I find when we are planning a big weekend of food I am not focused on the present, or eating in the present. We had a number of big family festivities planned over the Labor Day Weekend. I had a pear for breakfast, a little Bai Mu Dan tea and that was enough.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 206

3sept-breakfast

Breakfast: This was a most exquisite cereal: rolled oats, blueberry coulis (from a previous breakfast with waffles), chopped apples, bananas, pumpkin seeds and flaked coconut.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Cabbage, Carrots, Lime, Ginger   Dinner: We went for big bowls of Spicy Split Pea Soup and had seconds.    

What Vegans Eat – Day 205

2sept-beyond-sushi

Breakfast: Fruity Waffles are the star of another happy breakfast this week, this time with Apricot Butter in the nooks and crannies with peanut butter on top. Make a batch on the weekend and you can have happy, easy breakfasts like these all week!   Lunch: We were off to Manhattan to pick up my…

What Vegans Eat – Day 204

1sept-waffle-with-banana

Breakfast: What’s for breakfast? Fruity Waffles again?? Yay!! These are my new favorite and I am glad there are a bunch in the freezer ready to be reheated and devoured. We like to spread bananas on our waffles and then top with other fun spreads. I put blueberry coulis on mine.   Daily Green Juice:…

What Vegans Eat – Day 203

31aug-tempeh

Breakfast: I woke up STAHHHHVING! I was hungry. Gary had made up a bunch of Fruity Waffles when I was away and we had a few with Peanut Butter, Apricot Butter, Blueberry Coulis and Bananas.   But I was still hungry. And I was dreaming of the Black Bean Stew Gary had made and ate…

What Vegans Eat – Day 202

30aug-peach

Breakfast: My second breakfast on Fire Island was the same as the day before: Rolled Oats, Shredded Coconut, Pumpkin Seeds and Dates, along with Kukitcha Tea.   I did not want to be hungry on the beach like the day before so I wanted to eat more! I heated up half of the Creamy Carrot…

What Vegans Eat – Day 201

29aug-grill-plate

Breakfast: Nancy’s little beach cottage has everything you could possibly wish for. I made a cup of Kukitcha tea and cooked up my rolled oats with shredded coconut, pumpkin seeds and dates. The dates were the special sweet treat that made it so yummy.   Soon we were out on the beach. I brought my…

What Vegans Eat – Day 200

soup28aug

Breakfast: Everything seemed out of sorts since I brought my MacBook Pro into the shop the day before. It’s a 2011 model, the warranty expired and I was nervous about the potential of having to shell out a lot of cash to get it fixed. Fortunately it had a particular video issue that was still…

What Vegans Eat – Day 199

27aug-sandwich

Breakfast: I had shredded a head of cabbage yesterday and looked forward to another colorful cabbage salad with carrots, olives, scallions, sesame seeds, tomatoes and rice vinegar and had it with Bai Mu Dan and Orange Slices.   Dinner: After a long day in Manhattan taking care of some things we headed to Candle Cafe…

What Vegans Eat – Day 198

26aug-pizza

Breakfast: Having fun with food! I made this Picasso-inspired breakfast plate with Banana Muffins, Pears and Bananas with some Jasmine Tea.   Dinner: We celebrated my mom’s 82nd birthday and went to a pizza restaurant. I shared a large pizza with Broccoli rabe, Fire Roasted Peppers, Carmelized Onions and Mushrooms with No Cheese with my…

What Vegans Eat – Day 197

25aug-breakfast1

Breakfast: Gary says I am impressionable. While finishing reading Dr. Karin Dina’s book, Raw Food Nutrition Handbook for my radio show later in the day, I was thinking of the 1/3 head of cabbage in the refrigerator. We were getting a GoOrganicNYC delivery today and that cabbage had to be eaten before the new one…

What Vegans Eat – Day 196

24aug-dinner

Breakfast: It was a muffin morning with freshly made Banana Muffins, Fresh Pears and Sliced Oranges with Green Kukitcha tea.   Lunch: There was a bowl of leftover Kale Salad with Chickpea Salad from the night before. It was just what I needed and I washed it down with my Daily Green Juice of Kale,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 195

23aug-tofu-scramble

Breakfast: I woke up really hungry and Gary took care of that right away with his Easy Tofu Scramble , baked Fingerling Potatoes and (leftover) Buckwheat Crêpe Triangles served with Apricot Butter and English Breakfast Tea.   Snack: We stopped working for a tea break in the afternoon with Chai Tea, Dark Chocolate and Medjool…

What Vegans Eat – Day 194

22aug-crepes

Breakfast: I love to give in to cravings especially when they are like the one I had this morning for Buckwheat Crêpes with Sautéed Pears. It was served with Earl Grey Tea.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Lemon, Ginger.   Dinner: It may be the weekend but we’re always working. While I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 193

21aug-pie

Breakfast: If you haven’t tried Polenta in the morning, you should. This Polenta was cooked with Raisins and Apples and topped with Nectarines and Flax Seeds.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Lemon, Ginger   Dinner: Bring the Beandae back! Yesterday’s new creation, the Beandae made with chickpeas, tahini sauce, nutritional yeast sprinkles,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 192

20aug-breakfast

Brunch: I had set a pot of chickpeas to soak the night before, rinsed them and started cooking them in the morning. They were done quickly. We had some Chai Tea and enjoyed the quiet of the morning. It was late when we had our first meal, which included what I am calling a Beandae,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 191

19aug-blueberry-dream

Breakfast: We eat a lot of oatmeal. I think of oats as a blank canvas sometimes to add color and texture to. Today’s Oat Art is made with Strawberries, Nectarines, Pecans, Flax Seeds Coconut Milk and Rolled Oats. It’s as delicious as it is beautiful. I had a pot of Kukitcha Tea and Gary had…

What Vegans Eat – Day 190

18aug-roast-meat-wanton-noodle-soup

Breakfast: Gary is home and we got to sit down for breakfast. We warmed up some of the Buckwheat Waffles I had froze the week before. I made a quick strawberry coulis and Gary topped his waffles with Peanut Butter and Apricot Butter. It went well with Sliced Oranges and Earl Gray Tea. Gary was…

What Vegans Eat – Day 189

17aug-kale-by-candlelight

I woke up an hit the bottle right away. A bottle of chilled Jasmine Ginger tea that is! It’s another hot and humid day and the plan is to chill all day with cool foods.   Breakfast: Cool Rolled Oats with Frozen Strawberries, Flax Seeds and Coconut Milk served with a glass of Gary Null’s…

What Vegans Eat – Day 188

16aug-stuffed-cabbage

Breakfast: It’s another hot day in NYC. It began with Rolled Oats, Frozen Blueberries (which defrost instantly in this weather), Flax Seeds and Coconut Milk. I mixed some ginger powder in with my tea for a Jasmine Ginger Tea.   Lunch: Half of the Stuffed Cabbage I made yesterday went into the freezer and I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 187

5aug-cabbage-salad

I ate dinner out two days in a row and that’s a lot for me. I practically jumped out of bed this morning and started to cook. I spent the next few hours in the kitchen making whatever came to mind in the moment. I am not sure what inspired me but in the end…

What Vegans Eat – Day 186

14aug-hummus

Breakfast: It just Soaked Oats, okay? Nothing exotic or creative, just something nourishing that I enjoy eating, especially in the morning. This time I added Pumpkin Seeds, Flax Seeds and Flaked Coconut with Soy Milk and served it with Sliced Oranges and some Kukitcha Tea.   Daily Green Juice: I made my weekly batch of…

What Vegans Eat – Day 185

13aug-delivery

Breakfast: Today’s oats were soaked for a little while in coconut milk along with flax seeds, flaked coconut and dried figs, topped with white peaches and served with Kukitcha Tea.   Not only do people ask me what I eat every day (hence this blog), I am also asked how and where I shop. For…

What Vegans Eat – Day 184

12aug-dinner

Breakfast: Soaked Rolled Oats with Dried Figs, Coconut Flakes, Flax Seeds, Blueberries and Soy Milk for breakfast with chilled Russian Caravan Tea. I wrote about the tea the other day. It wasn’t so bad hot but it was absolutely awful chilled! I don’t recommend it at all. Drinking it cold brought out that asphalt flavor.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 183

11aug-strawberry-polenta

Breakfast: I had made some plain polenta a day or two before. I took what was left and reheated it in a small saucepan with a little water, the strawberry coulis I had made for my waffles and sprinked in some coconut flakes and flax seeds. I broke up some pecans and added them on…

What Vegans Eat – Day 182

10aug-waffles

Breakfast: Haste makes… a dozen waffles! I was thinking of too many things when I started to make my favorite Buckwheat Waffles for breakfast. It’s an easy recipe and I have made it many times. In my haste, I used 1 Tablespoon of baking powder and the recipe calls for 1 teaspoon. This became very…

What Vegans Eat – Day 181

9aug-tofu-tomato-dinner

Breakfast: Catching up on my oatmeal intake with Rolled Oats, Coconut, Blueberries, Flax Seeds and Soy Milk with a cup of Russian Caravan Tea. This tea is a blend of Oolong, Keemun, and Lapsang Souchong teas, all produced from Camellia sinensis, the Chinese tea plant. It is described as an aromatic and full-bodied tea with…

What Vegans Eat – Day 180

8aug-breakfast

Breakfast: A selection of things I have been eating for the week made a quick and satisfying breakfast: Cabbage with Collards and Onion Soup, Creamy Pink Lentil Carrot Bisque and Canteloupe.   Lunch: I made a GIANT Kale Salad with Tomatoes, Avocado and fresh Lime. I ate the whole thing!   Daily Green Juice:Kale, Collards,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 179

7august-cabbage-soup

Breakfast: The day began with some fresh papaya that I had cut up the day before. Papaya is one of my favorite fruits, not to sweet, and starchy and substantial. It fills you up. I don’t eat them often because they are not locally grown, but I love them. I had some iced Genmaicha Tea.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 178

6aug-dessert

Breakfast: A simple Rolled Oats breakfast was just the right thing with Coconuts, Figs and Almonds, served with a cool Green Kukitcha Tea.   Dinner: My friend Linda Long, author of Great Chefs Cook Vegan and Virgin Vegan invited me out to a New York Pops concert at the Forest Hills Stadium right in my…

What Vegans Eat – Day 177

5aug-stir-fry

Breakfast: I had a cabbage I bought the week before. I shredded it yesterday with one head of collard greens and a onions. It made about 21 cups! I tossed a few cups with a dressing of peanut butter and apple cider vinegar and topped it with almonds. It was delicious.   Lunch: I had…

What Vegans Eat – Day 176

5aug-waffles

Breakfast: With 2 leftover Buckwheat Waffles I warmed them up in the toaster. Thinking of Gary (who is away) and how he would eat his waffles I made a peanut butter cream, simply beating water into the peanut butter until creamy and topped the waffles with it and some apricot butter.   Lunch: I made…

What Vegans Eat – Day 175

3august-dinner

Breakfast: I don’t want to cook anything in the heat and I definitely don’t want to turn on the oven. Then I remembered the waffle iron and went to making Buckwheat Waffles. Being out of all-purpose gluten-free flour which I typically mix with buckwheat flour for this recipe, I substituted sorghum flour and the results…

What Vegans Eat – Day 174

2aug-lettuce-wraps

Breakfast: This was more fruit salad that cereal with strawberries, blueberries, apples. flax seeds, rolled oats and soy milk and a glass of chilled Thyme Tea. If you are not eating this way, you are really missing out on life!   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Lemon (lots of lemon!), Ginger.   Lunch:…

What Vegans Eat – Day 173

1august-linch

Breakfast: I had not slept well and I was sluggish when I got up. I didn’t want to prepare anything so I finished up the last of the Many Vegetable Stir Fry, served cold with chilled Jasmine Green Tea.   Lunch: With Gary away, not only do I miss him, I miss his cooking. I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 172

31july-breakfast

Breakfast: Heat and humidity dictate what I want to eat. I want food that is hydrating, cool, crunchy. This morning I had the remaining collards I had steamed and chilled earlier in the week. Celery stalks with peanut butter was the fun, main event along with iced green tea.   Lunch: Still wanting only cold…

What Vegans Eat – Day 171

30july-lunch

Breakfast: Can you believe I have not had oatmeal in a week? I had some with chopped apple, some dried figs, sunflower seeds, blueberries, a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg, and soy milk plus sliced oranges and green kukitcha tea.   Lunch: Sometimes you just have to have ice cream for lunch. And you can…