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 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

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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

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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

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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…

What Vegans Eat – Day 170

29july-dinner

Breakfast: Yesterday’s lunch is today’s breakfast. Chilled Creamy Carrot Bisque is luscious on a hot summer morning served with Chilled Green Tea.   Lunch: I steamed a lot of collard greens the day before and munch on some for lunch with green kukitcha tea.     Daily Green Juice: Collards, Celery, Lime, Carrots and Ginger.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 169

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I was getting our GoOrganicNYC weekly delivery today. I like to make sure all the fresh produce from the previous week is eaten before getting a new delivery. Since Gary left a few days before I haven’t been able to finish everything we purchased last week. There were two big heads of collards and lots…

What Vegans Eat – Day 168

27july-breakfast

Breakfast: I am on a mission to finish some projects that have lingered on my list. And it’s hot and I don’t like to use the air conditioning very much. I am not as hungry in the heat and I am craving the simplest of foods. This morning I ate sliced tomatoes, cauliflower and dipped…

What Vegans Eat – Day 167

26july-blueberries

Breakfast: I’m just not really hungry lately in the warm weather. I got up and finished the 1/2 pear I saved from the day before and made some green kukitcha tea. I don’t drink the tea hot these days. I wait for it to cool and drink it warm or at room temperature. And sometimes…

What Vegans Eat – Day 166

25july-dinner

Breakfast: Making cold oats for one instead of two leaves me with leftover fruit. I used 1/2 banana and 1/2 pear along with raisins and cashews in this morning’s bowl with rolled oats topped with soy milk.   Lunch: It was party time at my brother’s home, celebrating his son’s 8th birthday, his daughter’s 10th…

What Vegans Eat – Day 165

24july-lunch

Breakfast: Gary was flying out early on a business trip. We both got less than four hours sleep. I thought I would get back to sleep when he left but it wasn’t possible. I struggled the rest of the day, thinking I would get a nap in and never did. The morning I grazed, with…

What Vegans Eat – Day 164

23julydinner

Breakfast: Oatmeal is back with Cashews, Bananas, Raisins, Apples, Cinnamon, Flax Seeds and Soy Milk, served with Green Mango Peach Tea, Grapefruit and Oranges.   Daily Green Juice: Collards, Celery, Lime, Carrots, Ginger   Dinner: The Bean Soup returns for a third day in a row topped with Melty Cashew Cheese Sauce and served with…

What Vegans Eat – Day 163

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Breakfast: We used to make this oatmeal waffle a lot. And then I began to experiment making waffles with other flours. Gary wanted to make these Light and Crispy Oat Waffles. I was the one who used to make them. I like when Gary goes to the REAL App, finds a recipe and makes it.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 162

21july-evening

Breakfast: Just another super hot and humid July day in New York City. I am so grateful to have a terrace and be able to eat most of our meals outdoors! I called this breakfast a Trifle because Gary had prepared it in layers: apples, pears, raisins and cashews, then oats, then more apples, pears,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 161

20july-lunch

Breakfast: When it’s hot I am not as hungry. I drink more water and eat more fruit. This morning I had just that, cool water and an apple.   Lunch: It’s millet mania! With more millet leftover and the temperatures still brutal, millet maki was back on the menu. I filled them with avocado, grated…

What Vegans Eat – Day 160

19july-lunch-smoothie

Breakfast: Who doesn’t like making things easy? As the temperature rises it’s hard to want to do anything, like prepare food. I knew there were leftover chickpeas and it sounded good for breakfast. They were really good.   Lunch: This day was the hottest we had had so far this summer. I was grateful to…

What Vegans Eat – Day 159

18july-bareburger

Breakfast: Happiness is finding oats in the freezer when you think you are out of them. Grateful for our morning oats we celebrated topping them with strawberries, bananas, cashews and flax seeds. I had it with a Green Mango Peach tea.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Celery, Lime, Carrots, Mint, Cilantro   Dinner: We were…

What Vegans Eat – Day 158

17july-bok-choy

Breakfast: We were off on an all day road trip. I brought along plums, apples and pears and Raw Revolution Organic Bars. This was breakfast.   Lunch: We didn’t stop for lunch but munched on millet avocado maki as we drove.   Dinner: There and back again – we got home just before Simple Veggie…

What Vegans Eat – Day 157

16july-chickpea-salad

Breakfast: More millet muffins for breakfast served with apricot butter.   Lunch: The chickpeas from the day before now top a satisfying salad.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Celery, Lime, Carrots, Mint, Cilantro   Dinner: We were going on a road trip the following day. I had not been in the mood or focused enough…

What Vegans Eat – Day 156

15july-chickpea-dinner

Breakfast: Gary made muffins and I enjoyed them with leftovers from the night before: kale salad and roasted veggies. He began with our Banana Maple Walnut Muffin recipe. The recipe called for rice flour and we didn’t have any so he used sorghum and millet flours. We only had one banana instead of two so…

What Vegans Eat – Day 155

14july-dinner

Breakfast: I love summer thunder storms. The rain came down fast and furious and was over in no time at all. We enjoyed our breakfast oatmeal out on the terrace admiring the fresh drops.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Celery, Lemon, Carrots     Dinner: Using the oven on a hot summer day is probably…

What Vegans Eat – Day 154

13july-breakfast

Breakfast: In the summer when it’s hot, I don’t get as hungry and I crave juicy fruits. This morning I enjoyed a lovely red plum with some fruit salad from the day before.   Lunch: Still not feeling ravenous or inspired to cook, a simple kale salad filled our nutritional needs.   Daily Green Juice:…

What Vegans Eat – Day 153

12july-breakfast1

Breakfast: I’m lucky. Gary made me breakfast! He found this Garbanzo Bean Flour Waffle Recipe right here at Responsible Eating And Living! I made this recipe up about 2 years ago and have not thought to try it again. He followed the recipe and they came out great, better than I remember them to be.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 152

11july-herbed-mushroom-pasta

Breakfast: Leftover millet becomes our quick morning cereal mixed with figs, bananas and apples, enjoyed on the terrace.   Lunch: I can never tire of salads! Not when we have so many tasty dressings and toppings to toss in them along with fresh, quality, organic, crunchy greens.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Celery, Lemon, Carrots…

What Vegans Eat – Day 151

10july-dinner

Breakfast: Fresh fruit must have been created for hot summer days because that’s what I crave when the heat is on. We had juicy plums, pears and apples with leftover cornbread.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Celery, Lemon, Carrots   Dinner: I tend to prefer eating one thing at a time and with this meal…

What Vegans Eat – Day 150

9july-breakfast

Breakfast: Here is another REAL breakfast favorite of ours, cornbread this time fully loaded with blueberries, corn kernels and sunflower seeds, served with our favorite schmears, peanut butter and apricot butter.   Lunch: We called this Heavenly Salad because it is – with crunchy bean sprouts, Napa cabaage, scallions, cilantro and peanuts.   Daily Green…

What Vegans Eat – Day 149

8july-dinner2

Breakfast: My mom always outdoes herself when she has guests. We were treated to an exquisite breakfast of Cooked Oatmeal with Bananas and Cinnamon, topped with Blueberries and Soy Milk. She is the queen of fresh fruit and always includes a luscious fruit platter. This one had Watermelon, Pineapple, Oranges.   Snack: We had rented…

What Vegans Eat – Day 148

7july-pizza

Breakfast: I happily had a beautiful plate of Simple Veggie Cuisine Leftovers and Gary’s Baked Tofu for breakfast.   Daily Green Juice: Not quite up to speed yet with preparing green juice, Gary bought a couple of juices from Ripe Juice Bar, the Achilles, made with Celery, Spinach, Parsley, Broccoli, Cucumber.   Snack: We were…

What Vegans Eat – Day 147

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Breakfast: Rolled Oats Cold Cereal has a new face this morning with Chopped Figs in the mix along with Bananas, Sunflower Seeds and juicy, ripe Pears.   Daily Green Juice: Slowly getting back to the old routine. Gary picked up some juicing materials and I made juice with Kale, Collards, Celery, Lime, Carrots.   Lunch:…

What Vegans Eat – Day 146

5july-kale-salad-sangria

Breakfast: Gary knows I enjoy savory breakfasts sometimes more than sweet ones. Plus we have been enjoying lettuce roll ups now that summer is upon us. You’ll be seeing more of these. With lots of different leftovers, breakfast was unique and substantial. Romaine leaves were filled with a Cheesy Lentil Spread, Guacamole and Little Seed…

What Vegans Eat – Day 145

4julydinner

Breakfast: On this special day, Independence Day and our 9-year anniversary, I had requested one of Gary’s “no-egg” scrambles with baked home fries and I got it. Happy Day!   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Lime, Celery   Dinner: This dinner was fun and festive, with a fresh fruit Sangria, pinto beans, guacamole, leftover potatoes…

What Vegans Eat – Day 144

3julydinner

Breakfast: Our second breakfast at home since we got back from our month-long trip in California and we are settling in with our breakfast favorites. This morning I made a stack of Sourdough Cornmeal Pancakes filled with plump, fresh blueberries and topped with a coulis of frozen blueberries and bananas that we had on hand…

What Vegans Eat – Day 143

2july-green-juice

Breakfast: It’s our second day back home since a month-long trip in California. Now that we got the terrace cleaned up from the pigeon poop saga the day before we could out on the terrace. Gary made a special cooked oatmeal breakfast with fresh blueberries, bananas, chopped almonds and apples, dusted with ground flax seeds…

What Vegans Eat – Day 142

1july-dinner

Breakfast: Our first breakfast at home in over a month. The weather was perfect so we thought we’d dine on the terrace but we discovered some pigeons had been there while we were gone. The birds flew the coop but left us an abandoned nest and their pigeon poo was dropped over everything! We spent…

What Vegans Eat – Day 141

30june-veggie-wrap

Breakfast: The last day of our California trip has arrived. The morning was filled with last minute tasks: cleaning up the pool house; doing some laundry; some final packing. I munched on some of the leftover berries and grapes from the party food still remaining from Sunday.   Lunch: Hungry and grateful for the party…

What Vegans Eat – Day 140 (Special Travel Edition)

29-june-sf-dinner

Breakfast: One more day left in paradise! We’re winding down here and decided to have our breakfast inside the poolhouse. The goal today is to use up all the food we’ve purchased before we leave tomorrow. We have our last cold rolled oats with dates, sunflower seeds and soy milk, here in Monte Sereno.  …

What Vegans Eat – Day 139 (Special Travel Edition)

28-june-party-food-fruit

Breakfast: Winding down with just a few more days of paradise, we enjoyed our oatmeal again by the pool while we listened to some vintage Bill Evans jazz recordings on the Beats Pill for a smooth morning.   Dinner: Finally, the day we’ve been waiting for, the reason why we are here, Gary’s dad’s 90th…

What Vegans Eat – Day 138 (Special Travel Edition)

27june-evening

Breakfast: We were off to meet our friend Dave who lives in Watsonville. Fortunately the traffic over route 17 to Santa Cruz was light. We stopped in Aptos at Whole Foods and I got a green smoothie, The Berry Blast! It’s made with coconut water, kale and lots of berries. I asked them to omit…

What Vegans Eat – Day 137 (Special Travel Edition)

26june-salad

Breakfast: Staying in a pool house this month we don’t have a pantry or refrigerator filled with food and we were enjoying the gorgeous setting too much to leave for the store so our oatmeal breakfast this morning was lean and mean, with no fancy fruits, just a humble organic apple paired with sunflower seeds…

What Vegans Eat – Day 136 (Special Travel Edition)

25june-sauce

Breakfast: More strawberries please! When foods are in season that’s when it’s time to enjoy them. I am in strawberry country at the moment and I am taking advantage. Only organic strawberries of course – no methyl bromide for me please.   Lunch: Gary and I went for a run/walk on one of the Los…

What Vegans Eat – Day 135 (Special Travel Edition)

24june-diiner

Breakfast: It’s the breakfast that comes together quickly whether you are in a hurry or not. Once you have the routine down, it practically makes itself. I was meeting my friend Ann for a walk on the Los Gatos Creek trail. We had our oatmeal and Gary dropped me off near the trail before going…

What Vegans Eat – Day 134 (Special Travel Edition)

23june-pizza

Breakfast: We ate our morning oats, strawberries, nuts, seeds and soy milk with kukitcha tea indoors, in the pool house, for a change. After a big, hot walk on the Los Gatos Creek Trail up to the reservoir and back, we went to Whole Foods and got ourselves a couple of green juices. I think…

What Vegans Eat – Day 133 (Special Travel Edition)

22june-breakfast1

Breakfast: We had another Groupon for Dharma’s Restaurant and we were ready for a big breakfast. So it was over the river and through the woods, or rather over the reservoir, through the woods, over the hills and twisting highway 17 south to route 1 to Dharma’s Restaurant we go – oh! We began as…

What Vegans Eat – Day 132 (Special Travel Edition)

21june-dinner-plate

Breakfast: What’s different about our rolled oats breakfast by the pool this morning? Rio decided to join in the fun and take a quick dip!   Lunch: We went for a long walk up around the reservoir on the Los Gatos Creek trail. Fortunately there was a nice cool breeze and it wasn’t sweltering and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 131 (Special Travel Edition)

20june-dessert-banana

Breakfast: Fresh organic strawberries make our every day rolled oats breakfast seem like a luxury hotel special!   Lunch: All the restaurant food lately has got me craving kale salad. This one had organic bell peppers and grape tomatoes, massaged to perfection with avocado and apple cider vinegar. A leftover piece of Vegetarian House “Firecracker”…

What Vegans Eat – Day 130 (Special Travel Edition)

19june-dinner

Breakfast: It’s back to basic with English Breakfast tea and rolled oats with banana, apples and raisins with a few sunflower seeds and peanuts sprinkled in the mix. The highlight of this breakfast was the fresh orange from cousin Nancy’s tree. Fragrant, not too sweet and nicely tart.   Lunch: We went for a walk…

What Vegans Eat – Day 129 (Special Travel Edition)

18june-breakfast

Breakfast: As I have mentioned, we are in California for a month, staying in the pool house at Gary’s brother’s home. We have a small kitchen but we are not cooking, except for boiling water for tea. We do make breakfast and a lot of salads but we are dining out more than we ever…

What Vegans Eat – Day 128 (Special Travel Edition)

17june-dinner-salad

Breakfast: Nothing special, yet everything special about our morning oats. When I wake up hungry this is what I crave. I love to be able to be outdoors and enjoy breakfast in this peaceful serene environment. Happily, once again, we have Rolled Oats with Bananas, Raisins and Soy Milk and English Breakfast Tea. Everything is…

What Vegans Eat – Day 127 (Special Travel Edition)

16june-alternative-meats-cheese

Breakfast: The special feature in this morning’s breakfast with rolled oats is mango. I love mango and yet, mango brings up many issues for me, some positive, some not so. Like its connection with nuclear technology and what we have to do to fruit that’s imported. (I discuss these issues in a little more detail…

What Vegans Eat – Day 126 (Special Travel Edition)

15june-lunch-hobees

Breakfast: I don’t like shopping but occasionally, especially when traveling or on vacation it’s a nice thing to do. The day before we had strolled around Los Gatos and I found a dress (on sale, of course) at J. Crew that called out to me. It was a size “0″ which is a bit small.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 125 (Special Travel Edition)

14june-dinner

Breakfast: Some cool mint tea that was leftover from another day made for the start of a refreshing morning which included a brisk swim. We had bottled green juices, some celery stalks and watermelon (with seeds!).   Lunch: We thought we’d try one of our favorite lunch spots but once in the car the traffic…

What Vegans Eat – Day 124 (Special Travel Edition)

13june-salad

Breakfast: I love salad for breakfast. Why don’t I do this more often? This salad consisted of baby greens, cherry tomatoes, walnuts, mashed tofu, and avocado tossed with apple cider vinegar. I had some corn tortillas on the side and Kukicha tea. The mashed tofu mixed with the vinegar has the look, texture and taste…

What Vegans Eat – Day 123 (Special Travel Edition)

12june-yellow-noodle-soup

Breakfast: We are coming to the end of the bag of rolled oats as well as soy milk and will need to shop soon. Still we had another delicious bowl of oats with fruit and nuts along with Kukicha Tea.   Lunch: We have some favorite food establishments that we always go to while here…

What Vegans Eat – Day 122 (Special Travel Edition)

11june-breakfast-burrito

Breakfast: No oatmeal breakfast today! It’s seeded watermelon. It’s a breakfast, it’s a snack, it’s a dessert. I love it and I love watermelon with seeds.   Lunch: Staying in Monte Sereno we decided to drive south over the hill to Santa Cruz. I love Santa Cruz and have so many varied memories there starting…

What Vegans Eat – Day 121 (Special Travel Edition)

10june-tortilla-sandwich

Breakfast: You’ll be seeing a lot of this breakfast this month, rolled oats with fruit and nuts and soy milk. We are staying in a poolhouse with a small refrigerator and are living simply. And it’s simply lovely.   Lunch: I had a lot of work to do, writing and coaching clients. I enjoyed grazing…

What Vegans Eat – Day 120 (Special Travel Edition)

9june-veggiegrill-tofu-salad

Breakfast: I am enjoying the grazing concept I started a few days ago and I did a repeat for breakfast – kale leaves and orange slices with Kukitcha tea.   Lunch: We went to Veggie Grill in Westlake! What fun is that? A lot, with a lot of yummy menu items – ALL VEGAN!!! I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 119 (Special Travel Edition)

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  Breakfast: English Breakfast tea with Rolled Oats, Fresh Fruit and Nuts and Soy Milk.   Lunch: I had a lot of work to do. It was so enjoyable, working with my laptop in paradise by the pool. I crunched and chewed on celery stalks followed by grazing a plate of kale leaves, fresh oranges…

What Vegans Eat – Day 118 (Special Travel Edition)

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Breakfast: Another rolled oats with fruit and soymilk cereal while sitting by the pool in paradise. On this trip I am hoping to catch up on my magazine reading. The morning is a good time for reading and drinking Kuitcha tea.   Lunch: Lots of leftovers from the big party the day before made for…

What Vegans Eat – Day 117 (Special Travel Edition)

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Breakfast: Gary had made blueberry muffins before we left for California. We brought them on the plane for snacks but never ate them. They finally got devoured for breakfast by the infinity pool with tahini, fresh oranges, strawberries and bananas.     Lunch: I knew we were having a big dinner later on so I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 116 (Special Travel Edition)

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Breakfast: Oatmeal is always a treat when mixed with different fruits. This morning’s bowl of roll oats was mixed with plums, strawberries, walnuts, raisins, banana, sunflower seeds and soy milk, served with Vanilla Nut Teeccino.   Lunch: Gary’s cousin Nancy gave us a huge bag of lemons, oranges and kale from her garden. Lemon juice…

What Vegans Eat – Day 115 (Special Travel Edition)

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Breakfast: We were now stocked with simple staples and made some cold rolled oats cereal with apple, walnuts, sunflower seeds, raising and soy milk, served poolside with Kukitcha tea. Welcome to Paradise.   Lunch: It’s not too difficult to make a great kale salad with limited tools. With some scissors, I snipped the kale leaves…

What Vegans Eat – Day 114 (Special Travel Edition)

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Breakfast: We had not gone shopping yet since we arrived here and California and had a few staples that our hosts, Tammy and Mark, had bought for us, including some plain tofu. We love plain tofu and we were hungry. We at it like cheese along with some mixed nuts and Kukitcha Tea. I had…

What Vegans Eat – Day 113 (Special Travel Edition)

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Breakfast: We are easily settling in to our new accommodations for the month, a lovely pool house. I did my yoga routine outdoors in the sun. My Sun Salutation felt true. We brought along some of our favorite loose teas from home. I had a cup of Kukitcha with some mixed nuts, melons and pineapple.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 112 (Special Travel Edition)

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Breakfast: We were excited about getting to the airport for our flight and just had some tea before leaving. My choice was Genmaicha.   Lunch: Some smart thinking the night before led to some satisfying food while in flight. Our chinese food leftovers were chopped up together with brown rice and traveled very well with…

What Vegans Eat – Day 111

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Breakfast: We were running out of coconut milk and didn’t have any backup soy milk in the house. Gary made some oat milk and mixed it with the rest of the coconut milk to put on our oatmeal cereal with was topped with peanuts, figs, bananas and flax seeds.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collard,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 110

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Breakfast: The night before’s party food makes a fantastic breakfast: Mango Salsa, Melons, Chickpea Flour Flatbread, Crudités and Dip.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Lemon   Lunch: Romaine Lettuce Salad and Spicy Sweet Potato Fries.   Dinner: We knew we’d be living on a trip in two days so the leftover melty…

What Vegans Eat – Day 109

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Brunch: We were pretty full from the big dinner the day before so we waited to eat and had a brunch with kale salad with pesto polenta crumbles.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Lemon   Dinner: We wanted the birthday celebrating to continue and we had the neighbors over for a day-after-birthday-party.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 108

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Breakfast: Blueberry Muffins with Fig Butter and Leftover Kale Salad to start a happy birthday!   Lunch: The leftover vegetable bean soup continued with added tomatoes making it even tastier than before.   Dinner: It was Gary’s big birthday and we celebrated by going to Candle 79 and indulging in a fanstastic meal. We started…

What Vegans Eat – Day 107

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Breakfast: Blueberry Muffins with Fig Butter. A REAL original favorite!   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Lemon   Dinner: Leftover Sunny Pesto Polenta was grilled and served with a kale salad and vegetable bean soup.   Evening: I loved the Peanut Chocolate Green Smoothie so much the day before I had to make…

What Vegans Eat – Day 106

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Breakfast: I was so inspired by Jessica Nadel’s blogpost yesterday with her Peanut Butter Milkshake Smoothie recipe. When I saw it, I had to have it. I do have a problem following recipes exactly and I did not have all of the ingredients so I came up with my own. Thank you Jessica for the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 105

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Breakfast: I can’t get enough of these chickpea flour no-egg omelettes. They are so satisfying and make a lovely brunch. No-Egg French Herbed Omelette with Shiitake Mushrooms, Onions and Corn.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Lemon   Dinner: I love when Gary makes Pesto and this might be the most delicious version…

What Vegans Eat – Day 104

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Breakfast: The day after a big day requires big rest and simple foods. Rolled Oats with a big pile of blueberries and shredded coconut looked like a special dessert Sundae.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Lemon   Dinner: Miso paste makes soup come together fast. We had a miso vegetable soup with…

What Vegans Eat – Day 103

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Breakfast: The morning started out like any other day with oats. But I knew it was going to be special. Gary’s birthday is on May 28 and we started celebrating early. We had the oatmeal bar where we added whatever we want to our rolled oats – sunflower and pumpkin seeds, raisins, coconut, flax seeds…

What Vegans Eat – Day 102

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Breakfast: The breakfast burrito fest continues. This morning we added Tempeh Bacon and Baked Home Fries to the beans, guacamole and vegan cashew cheese. Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Lemon Lunch: Eat, work, repeat and Eat. More burritos! Help yourself with the REAL Burrito Bar. Dinner: I think I satisfied my burrito craving.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 101

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Breakfast: I couldn’t wait for breakfast! Last night’s untouched treats turned into the best breakfast burrito with beans, guacamole, salsa and cashew cheese sauce.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Lemo   Dinner: If you have not discover raw kale in your salad yet, you don’t know what you are missing, This was…

What Vegans Eat – Day 100

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The 100th day of What Vegans Eat! Breakfast: We had the sweetest grapefruit with cold oats, mixed with apples, raisins, flax seeds, sunflower and pumpkin seeds topped with coconut milk and English Breakfast tea. Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Lemon I was visited by my best friend Nancy who lives in San Francisco…

What Vegans Eat – Day 99

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Breakfast: Good ol’ Easy Oats. Sometimes only oats will do, this time with sunflower seeds, flax seeds, raisins and coconut milk.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Lemon, Ginger   Dinner: I had a busy afternoon and evening with my radio show and the first Plant-Powered & Thriving Class with John & Ocean…

What Vegans Eat – Day 98

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Breakfast: I was testing a recipe for Quinoa Breakfast with Cranberries and Pecans. I love quinoa, I love cranberries and I love pecans, but this was not a favorite way for me to combine them. The cranberries, which were organic and fruit juice sweetened, were very TART and overwhelmed the spicy lovely pecans. The quinoa…

What Vegans Eat – Day 97

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Lunch: How about a cup of salad for lunch? A simple romaine lettuce salad with avocado and Seed Caesar Dressing was served up in a very large mug.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Lemon, Ginger   Dinner: We had yellow split peas that had been soaking for two days with water rinses…

What Vegans Eat – Day 96

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Breakfast: Most days are the same here at Responsible Eating And Living Headquarters, we don’t differentiate much between weekdays and weekends. But this Saturday felt like a weekend and I was craving savory, stick-to-your-ribs brunch food. So I made it: Vegetable No-Egg Omelettes with Cashew Cheese Sauce, filled with sauteed onions, baby spinach, red peppers…

What Vegans Eat – Day 95

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Breakfast: We had scheduled a day off! This is a rare event at Responsible Eating And Living Headquarters. Our plan was to drive through some neighborhoods we wanted to get to know better in Connecticut and then visit with some friends for dinner. While I went to pick up the rental car, Gary prepared baked…

What Vegans Eat – Day 94

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Breakfast: A busy food day was planned. We were doing some recipe testing and food photography. First recipe was a breakfast cereal made with leftover whole grains. We do this a lot actually, but I was testing someone else’s recipe.   Break: I was not in a rush to get on with the meal planning…

What Vegans Eat – Day 93

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Breakfast: I think waffles may be our favorite breakfast. We have them a lot and we are always excited to have them. Here we had oatmeal waffles. They are really just a bowl of oatmeal made into a waffle. We topped them with some fun “schmears” including peanut butter cream, fig butter, blueberry coulis and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 92

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Breakfast: Just like the day before, I craved a cold oats cereal but this time, I wanted it topped with blueberries. How lucky am I to get what I want when I want it!   Lunch: This was a major green event. I loved it! Kale Salad with Millet, Collard Greens with Onions and my…

What Vegans Eat – Day 91

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Breakfast: We get our produce delivery on Tuesdays, so Monday we make food from the produce remaining from the last week. Gary made a gorgeous smoothie with strawberries, banana, flax seeds and kale.   I sipped on several glasses throughout the morning.   The smoothie was satisfying but we both felt a need for oats.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 90

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Breakfast: It was Mother’s Day and we planned to celebrate at a Chinese Restaurant in White Plains, NY. Since we had been out late the night before we got up late and just had some tea before we left for Mother’s Day lunch. Lunch: At the restaurant I had some edamame as an appetizer and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 89

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Breakfast: I was hungry this morning, really hungry. I started breakfast with a banana. Then I moved on to the muffins with homemade fig jam. But that was not enough! I made a breakfast wrap with leftovers: baked tofu, guacamole, sautéed peppers and onions. That did it. I was sated.   Lunch: I am glad…

What Vegans Eat – Day 88

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Breakfast: As planned, the muffins were already made. We warmed them in the oven and served them with a fresh fruit basket and teas.   However I knew there was a ready-made kale salad in the refrigerator that I had prepared and not eaten the night before. It called me and I followed. Kale and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 87

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Breakfast: Making big batches of whatever you plan on making is like giving a gift to yourself in the future when you get to enjoy the what is leftover. We were having a guest stay over, cousin Jared, so we made extra muffins that we could serve the next morning. We made a variation on…

What Vegans Eat – Day 86

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Breakfast: I was feeling creative and savory scallion pancakes seemed like a good idea. I used to make them with rice flour but I don’t use rice flour much anymore, since we learned about how it can have high levels of arsenic. I came up with a new (and better) version for scallion pancakes and…