What Vegans Eat

A daily blog of what REAL founders, Caryn Hartglass and Gary De Mattei eat. Many post include recipes.
Let us know what you think!

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…

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

28july-dinner1

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

22JULYbreakfast

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

6ju;y-spring-rolls-platter

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)

8june-party-salad

  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)

7JUNE - coconut-cheesecake

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)

Birthday Cake Vegan Gluten-Fee

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)

5june-tofu-mango

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)

4june-flying-buddha

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)

3june-tofu-steak

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)

2june-dinner

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)

1june-rice-salad

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

31may-ceareal with-coco-oat-milk

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

30may-breakfast-party-platter

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

29may-party-food

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

28may-appetizers

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

27may-blueberry-muffins

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

26may-dinner-pesto-polenta

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

french-omelette

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

24MAY-breakfast

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

nutty.buddy

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

22may-lunch-burrito-bar

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

21may-breakfast-burrito

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

20may-burger

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

19may-joes-special

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

18may-2015-breakfast

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

17may-cup-a-salad

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

16m1y-omelette

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

15may-squash-goop-polenta-asparagus

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

14may2015-melty-cheese-corn-chips

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

13may-clean-plate

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

12may-creamed-spinach

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

11may-smoothie-parts

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

10may-sticks

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

9may-kale-blueberry-salad-and-salsa

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

8may-muffin

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

7may-bareburger

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

6may-spicy-bean-stew

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…

What Vegans Eat – Day 85

5may2015-cornbread

Breakfast: It’s corn bread for breakfast once again. It’s always good.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collard Greens, Celery, Carrots, Lemon   We are still in celebration mode, unwinding from our successful fundraiser 2 weeks ago along with my birthday. We went to Simple Veggie for some of our favorites: Veggie Beef Flat Noodles; Hot…

What Vegans Eat – Day 84

4may2015-greens-and-buckwheat

Breakfast: I was summoned to jury duty which meant getting up earlier than I am used to. I grabbed a banana, two Raw Revolution bars and two bottles of green tea.   Dinner: This meal was clean and green! Steamed kale and collard greens with buckwheat.   Daily Green Juice: consisting of kale, collards, celery,…

What Vegans Eat – Catch Up Post! Days 70-83

1may-rice-lentils-tahini

It’s been 2 weeks since I made a “What Vegans Eat” post. I was on a roll, posting daily for over two months and then things came to a crashing halt. The last few days before our Happy B’Earthday review were intense and there simply were not enough hours in the day for simple things…

What Vegans Eat – Day 69

oatmeal-coconut

Breakfast: We’ve turned the apartment into a practice theater to prepare for the Happy B’Earthday Revue. There is little time for anything else now. We are getting low on fresh food, and being without a car, we are making do with what we have, which is really still a lot. There was oatmeal, but no…

What Vegans Eat – Day 68

banana-ice-cream

We had a lot to do this day. There was no time for breakfast. It started out with hair appointments, getting ready for our Swingin’ Gourmets performance at the Happy B’Earthday Revue. Gary filled a glass bottle of Bai Mu Dan White Tea to take with me. When we got back we had food to…

What Vegans Eat – Day 67

maywah

Breakfast: I was not hungry and I was excited the adventure we had planned for the day. We were off to Manhattan to pick up gift bag donations for our upcoming Happy B’Earthday Revue. I had a cup of Kukitcha Green Tea and a slice of dry, sprouted wheat toast. We were off.   We…

What Vegans Eat – Day 66

oatmeal-strawberries

We are just a few days away now from Earth Day and the Happy B’Earthday Revue. So much to do! There will not be much food prep in the next few days and it will be interesting to see what we do eat.   Breakfast: Oatmeal is easy and we love it. We had it…

What Vegans Eat – Day 65

red-bean-burger-and-bun

Breakfast: It was time for a regular favorite, buckwheat waffles. I eat them plain. Gary likes them with maple or agave syrup and peanut butter. And I made Jasmine tea.   Lunch: I had made millet and red beans 2 days before anticipating making veggie burgers and finally got to it. It was worth the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 64

hot-pot-lamb

Before breakfast I had some errands to run. On the way home I passed a 7-11 store. I have never gone in this store but the new sign caught my attention: VEGAN FOOD!   Breakfast: I love savory foods for breakfast and this was a good one: leftover corn cakes, millet and Greens with Thai…

What Vegans Eat – Day 63

polenta-bar

Breakfast: We had a polenta bar! Creamy bowls of polenta with your chose of toppings: shredded coconut, chopped apple, pumpkins seeds, flax seeds and brown sugar with Bai Mu Dan white tea.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots & Lime Juice.   Dinner: I made a big batch of millet in the morning…

What Vegans Eat – Day 62

kale-coconut-veggies-salad

Breakfast: It was a corny day! I made vegetable corn cakes, with a few modifications – using cooked vegetables from the evening before, adding some chile pepper and masala curry powder. I blended some pumpkin seeds with water and dill and made a lovely creamy sauce to top the corn cakes. We buy mostly all…

What Vegans Eat – Day 61

maki-sweet-potato

Breakfast: Oatmeal and Genmaicha Green Tea   Lunch: We reheated the remaining black bean stew from the day before.   Dinner: There was leftover brown rice that I reheated, added some apple cider vinegar and agave and made maki with sesame seeds and sweet potatoes. A quick miso soup was made with onions, carrots, shitake…

What Vegans Eat – Day 60

smoothie

Breakfast: We warmed up the blueberry muffins made the day before and served them with peanut butter and some Genmaicha Tea. There was a little kale salad leftover and I finished it.   Lunch: I was working at my desk and Gary surprised me with a delicious and energizing smoothie made with collards, strawberries, bananas,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 59

kale-salad-again

Breakfast: I’ve been making muffins for a long time. They are probably the easiest thing to bake and they come together fast. I use to make them with cow’s milk, eggs and oil, adding in wheat germ and bran, thinking that was healthy. A lot has changed since the 1980′s! I learned to veganize muffins…

What Vegans Eat – Day 58

stew

Breakfast: We were putting together our music book for the upcoming Swingin’ Gourmets’ performance at the Happy B’Earthday Revue. There’s a lot of craft involved, cutting music, rearranging specific bars on the paper, whiting out and rewriting words. This required some serious oatmeal. Nothing but oatmeal, stick-to-your-ribs kind of oatmeal, would do and lots of…

What Vegans Eat – Day 57

quinoa-balls

I wasn’t thinking or was thinking of too many things and forgot to take photos of all the food I ate, so this post is image-limited. Breakfast: We had come to the end of the Quinoa balls. I enjoyed them, cold with Mint Tea and my daily Green Juice. Some thoughts on quinoa: Quinoa is…

What Vegans Eat – Day 56

caryn-book

Breakfast: It was the day after Easter and the Monday after a big weekend of holiday food. We craved simple, organic fruit: ripe succulent pears and crisp crunchy apples with jasmine tea.   Lunch: A late lunch before an evening out consisted of kale salad with a variation of our Seed Caesar Dressing with added…

What Vegans Eat – Day 55

tempeh-stack

Breakfast: What to eat when you have a refrigerator full of leftovers? We had a lot of matzo balls, which are really quinoa balls. I sauteed some onions and mix them with the quinoa balls and added some leftover gravy from the Passover vegan brisket. Kukitcha was my choice of tea.   Lunch: It was…

What Vegans Eat – Day 54

passover-2nd-night

Breakfast: After a big day of making lots of great food, we started the morning with a simple breakfast of matzoh, fresh pears and apples and our favorite schmears.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Lemon   Late afternoon we were off to attend a family Passover Seder. I didn’t photograph any of…

What Vegans Eat – Day 53

tempeh-brisket

Breakfast: What a joy and a luxury to be able to think – what do I want to eat and then have it? This morning I wanted Polenta cereal and I got it, thanks to Gary who made it, topped with a Blueberry-Pear-Banana Compote.   Lunch: As we were thinking of Passover and Easter foods,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 52

soup-kale-sweet-potatoes

Breakfast: Another morning, craving the same breakfast I had the day before. Because it’s so good! Rolled oats, tossed with coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, blueberries and cool, unsweetened soy milk. This time I added fresh orange slices and some Bai Mu Dan white tea.   Lunch: Leftover over cabbage/potato/onion stew with an extra…

What Vegans Eat – Day 51

kale-pasta-tofu

Breakfast: It was April 1st, April Fool’s Day. But when it comes to food, I don’t fool around! I was craving, yes, craving rolled oats with cool unsweetened soy milk, flaked coconut, ground flax seeds and blueberries. I always use frozen blueberries and by the time I get the cereal and tea prepared the blueberries…

What Vegans Eat – Day 50

soup-and-small-bites

Breakfast: Buckwheat waffles are one of my favorite things to have for breakfast. We hadn’t had them for awhile and I was in the mood for them. Normally I don’t flavor them with anything but I thought I would try mixing cinnamon and fennel into the batter. I love them even more now! They were…

What Vegans Eat – Day 49

peasza

Breakfast: I was not hungry, just really thirsty and I went with Bai Mu Dan white tea.   Late Lunch: It’s Peazza time. With leftover mashed potatoes, peas and tomato sauce, Gary made a gluten-free quick pizza dough and topped it with the leftovers. Genius! It was very filling with leftovers to munch on later…

What Vegans Eat – Day 48

fortune-cookie

Breakfast: Gary and I were off to the Veggie Pride Parade in Manhattan. Responsible Eating And Living had an exhibitor table and I was giving a brief talk. We bundled up, loaded up our banner and promo materials and were off, without breakfast. I packed a couple of pears and 2 bottles of green tea…

What Vegans Eat – Day 47

polenta-fries-brussells-sprouts

Breakfast: Feeling very hungry and not very creative, cold oats with sunflower seeds, flax seeds and coconut milk hit the spot.   Lunch: When I don’t know what to make for a meal I start sautéing onions. I usually get inspired along the way. I ended up steaming Brussels Sprouts, made Polenta Fries with a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 46

small-red-bean-soup

Breakfast: I left the apartment early to mail a grant submission at the post office. On the way home I stopped in a supermarket that I never go in – Key Foods. We needed some fruit and I thought I would look and see what kind of organic produce they had. I was in luck.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 45

lemon-poppy-seed-and-curd

Breakfast: There hasn’t been much time for anything this last week or two, including walking to our local stores for fresh produce. Fortunately, we found GoOrganicNYC a few months ago who deliver and we get to customize our box every week. That’s where we get most of our green vegetables. GoOrganicNYC is also one of…

What Vegans Eat – Day 44

cornbread-kale

Breakfast: I was inspired after interviewing Jessica Nadel on Tuesday. We spoke about her book Greens 24/7 where she puts green vegetables in just about everything, beautifully and deliciously. Her corn muffins with kale caught my eye and I had to make them. I took our favorite cornbread recipe, added some chopped kale and the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 43

never-bored-with-oatmeal

I believe in eating when hungry. The converse is also true, I don’t eat when I am not hungry.   I had several cups of Bai Mu Dan white tea in the morning and really wasn’t hungry until late after the official lunch time. I was tired from the long work days and just needed…

What Vegans Eat – Day 42

gorp

With the release of the third episode of the REAL Good News in Review, it was time to tell the world about it. I spent the day at the computer, creating art work for bulk emails, posts and tweets, and there was no time to eat! Gary was concerned and brought me bowls of food…

What Vegans Eat – Day 41

fritata-good

My objective for the New Year here at REAL was WORK HARDER in 2015. So far I haven’t lost focus on that objective. That said, at times my eyes have lost their focus, but not the rest of me. Yesterday was Sunday…I knew this because I saw the Sunday New York Times at the door.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 40

french-toast

And just like that, the What Vegans Eat blog turns 40. Forty days and forty nights of good vegan eating. Are you getting a feel for how easy and delicious this can be yet? Breakfast: Early to bed again, like 2am and early to rise. We go to sleep thinking our project is just about…

What Vegans Eat – Day 39

pancakes

Breakfast: There’s still quite a bit of post production work going on here at REAL prior to the release of the next episode of our webs series, REAL Good News In Review. We’re working on a special edition to submit to public television and we’ve doubled the content. Plus, we’re working on several fundraising shorts…

What Vegans Eat – Day 38

post-production-toast

Breakfast: We don’t eat a lot of bread. We typically keep a loaf of Sprouted Grain Bread in the freezer and it lasts a long time. But when one has Corned “Bean,” you have to make sandwiches. So I had bought a loaf of rye bread the day before. And it called me this day…

What Vegans Eat – Day 37

corned-bean-sandwiches

Breakfast: We always have frozen organic blueberries on hand. I like to take a few out in the morning and while the water is boiling for tea and the oatmeal is being tossed with raw nuts, seeds and coconut, the blueberries defrost perfectly. By the time they reach the cereal and are mixed in with…

What Vegans Eat – Day 36

irish-flag

It was St. Paddy’s Day, which for us means a day to do fun things with food. It’s all about Ireland and the “wearing of the green” – or eating of the green… and orange of course. The Irish flag is symbolic of its history with green representing the Gaelic tradition of Ireland, orange representing…

What Vegans Eat – Day 35

mung-beans-wtih-corn

Breakfast: I’ve heard people say they get bored with oatmeal. We don’t! I think there are a number of reasons for this. We always buy organic rolled oats and use them quickly. They are as fresh as possible, not stale. We refrigerate all of our grains so that they stay fresh and don’t get that…

What Vegans Eat – Day 34

grilled-polenta

Breakfast: I often crave something savory rather than sweet for breakfast. That’s when leftovers come in very handy. This morning’s breakfast was easy – grilled polenta and spicy tomato sauce from the day before, along with Genmaicha tea.   I visited the Seed Market at the Altman Building in Manhattan. This is a pop up…

What Vegans Eat – Day 33

Gary's-Special

Breakfast: Gary talks a lot about Original Joe’s in San Jose. I remember going there when I lived in the Bay Area, late at night after performing in a show. They had huge plates of pasta, which was the best way to calm the post-performance adrenaline and get a good night’s sleep. Gary’s favorite dish…

What Vegans Eat – Day 32

IMG_2951

Breakfast: Rolled Oats with blueberries, bananas and a little cashew cream served with Jasmine Green Tea.   Lunch: I was invited to lunch at Sardi’s. I met Carole Hamlin (pictured on the left) about 11 years ago at Vegetarian Summerfest and we became fast friends – not only did we share a love for good…

What Vegans Eat – Day 31

tempeh-grilled-vegetables

Breakfast: This was a grab and go morning. I had an appointment for a blowout with stylist Evilina at Sera Salon to get ready for our last day of filming episode 3 of the REAL Good News in Review. I grabbed an apple, filled a glass bottle with Jasmine Green Tea, filled a bag of…

What Vegans Eat – Day 30

field-roast

    Breakfast: Since going to sleep very late or early in the morning the day before, Gary said that what I posted for dinner yesterday was really our breakfast. So I’m including it as breakfast in this post too. Late night or early morning lasagna, either way, it’s gooey good food.      …

What Vegans Eat – Day 29

eggplant-parm

Breakfast: Big day of filming ahead. Big days need to start with oatmeal! It went well with Bai Mu Dan White Tea.   Lunch: We were filming the next episode of the Transition Kitchen and that means BIG FOOD! With Gary’s spicy tomato sauce, he put together the best eggplant parmesan EVER!! Who needs dairy?…

What Vegans Eat – Day 28

kale-blueberry-carrot-salad

It’s been 4 weeks of What Vegans Eat. What have you learned? What surprised me is how we continue to come up with new recipes, new ways to eat plants, deliciously. Many are simple modifications of our typical meals and some have been amazing, beautiful masterpieces.   Breakfast: It’s oatmeal again and that’s good. We…

What Vegans Eat – Day 27

grilled-escarolle

Breakfast: Our leftover buckwheat crêpes from the day before became new again, filled with roasted banana cream and strawberries with a Brandied Apricot Butter and Berry Coulis. Served with Sliced Oranges, Kukitcha tea and the Sunday New York Times. That’s a Sunday Brunch!   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Black Radish, Lemons  …

What Vegans Eat – Day 26

buckwheat-crepes

When you work from home, it is hard to differentiate between weekdays and weekends. Our marker for the weekends is the arrival of the New York Times. It is a wonderful opportunity to have a lovely breakfast, drink tea and read the paper.   Breakfast: Buckwheat crêpes, served with homemade syrup and Apricot Butter, Genmaicha…

What Vegans Eat – Day 25

roll-your-own-tacos

Breakfast: You’ve seen these before, our REAL corn bread, this time made into corn muffins. It’s an easy favorite. We had them with Apricot Butter and English Breakfast Tea.   Lunch: There was still some Kohlrabi purée leftover from a few days ago. I had it plain and simple and Gary spiced his bowl with…

What Vegans Eat – Day 24

sweet-potato-hash

The day began with news headlines I never thought I’d read: Indian State Bans Possession and Sale of Beef and Elephants to Retire From Ringling Brothers Stage. While nowhere near perfect: the Indian State of Maharashtra’s ban is on the slaughter of bulls, bullocks and calves but still allows for the slaughter of water buffaloes…

What Vegans Eat – Day 23

snowy-kale-salad

As I write this blog my head is reeling with my long list of things to do. We are planning for our April 22 fundraiser and working on securing sponsors and underwriters. That tax date of April 15 is fast approaching as I think about what I need to do well before that date, for…

What Vegans Eat – Day 22

hamentaschen-breakfast

Breakfast: The day began with a treat! One hamentaschen cookie. Why not? It’s like a breakfast pastry and the modification I made to the recipe gave the dough a bread-like texture. I had it with Genmaicha Green Tea and an orange. It went well with the book I was finishing for my interview later in…

What Vegans Eat – Day 21

breakfast-with-vitamins

Breakfast: This was a simple breakfast and get-to-work-as-fast-as-you-can kind of day. We had vanilla tea and hot oatmeal with apples and dried apricots that I topped with nothing-but-the-flax, 2 Tablespoons ground flax. Got to keep those omega-3′s up. And speaking of nutrients, here’s what vitamins I take at breakfast: Vitamin D3, the vegan version and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 20

kale-collards-grilled-tofu

When people talk about food, they often mention cravings. I never crave animal foods for a number of reasons. I haven’t eaten them in a very long time. The #1 reason for me is knowing that non human animals are not “its” or “things” or “food”. They are thinking, feeling, sensitive beings, like human animals.…

What Vegans Eat, Day 19

blogging-at-breakfast

I love tea. Lately I have been enjoying some of the lighter green and white tea varieties. We order mostly from Arbor Teas in bulk, organic, fair trade, loose leaf teas, which are proudly stored in tins in our tea drawer.   We were out of black tea for a short time and when our…

What Vegans Eat – Day 18

miso-maki-lunch

We keep some crazy hours here at Responsible Eating And Living. We have begun to prepare for our first fundraiser in New York, since we launched the organization in 2011. You can find more about it here. We got up late and I was craving savory Japanese food, starting with miso soup. I chopped up…

What Vegans Eat – Day 17

lentil-stew-and-kale-salad1

  Breakfast: When I need inspiration for what to eat for breakfast I go to the Responsible Eating And Living App on my phone and look for the recipes I love. We typically have a variety of gluten-free flours and starches on hand along with nut and seeds, nut and seed butters, homemade fruit butters…

What Vegans Eat – Day 16

fusion-tacos

  Breakfast: The big pot of millet I made a few days ago was finished this morning with cold millet cereal served with coconut milk. It was quick, easy and good. Our coconut milk is made from creamed coconut and water. No extra added anything.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, collards, Celery, Lemon, Lime  …

What Vegans Eat – Day 15

stir-fry-prep

With the extra millet I made yesterday breakfast came together quickly:   Breakfast: Millet Cereal, version 2 with apples, apricots, flax seeds and coconut milk. Served with orange slices and Bai Mu Dan White tea.   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Beets, Carrots, Lemon.   We skipped lunch again but I did nibble on…

What Vegans Eat – Day 14

kale salad wtih roasted veggies

Well, we started this blog two weeks ago and I have to say I have been overwhelmed with the positive responses we’ve been getting! Thank you. Let’s keep going, shall we? In the morning I made a big pot of cooked millet to use for several different meals, the first being this breakfast. I find…

What Vegans Eat – Day 13

oatmeal-bluesberries-coconut-apricot-flax-sunflour

Breakfast: I confess – I love oatmeal. It’s creamy and comforting and never boring. At least not the way we make it. With the kitchen stocked with essentials (and my essentials are probably different than most), oatmeal is chocked with tasty surprises. This morning’s all organic oatmeal was cooked with sunflower seeds, apricots, coconut flakes…

What Vegans Eat – Day 12

polenta-roasted-veggies

We eat when we are hungry. What a concept! Sometimes we have a lavish breakfast, sometimes none at all. This was a no breakfast day, just some Genmaicha green tea. Instead of eating I cooked up a storm. I like to prepare food to eat during the rest of the week. We had a lot…

What Vegans Eat – Day 11

beans-on-socca

Yesterday was exceptionally cold here in New York. I had learned the day before that an uncle had died and Gary and I were off to the funeral the next day, this cold day, with temperatures in the single digits.   Breakfast: We were not feeling very hungry and breakfast consisted of sliced oranges and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 10

terri-plates

Breakfast: We like waffles and we have them at least once a week. We have a bunch of different waffle recipes on this website and lately I’ve been making the Buckwheat Waffles. They are simple to make and I love the nutty buckwheat flavor. Gary likes his waffles with syrup. He makes his own, warming…

What Vegans Eat – Day 9

cold-cereal

Breakfast: You are not still eating cereal out of a cardboard box, are you? As the artist Tom Lieber said when I interviewed him on my IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD SHOW,   “How uninvolved do you want to be with your life?”   Why grab for a box, even the “healthy” “natural” ones, when you…

What Vegans Eat – Day 8

brunch

Breakfast: This was a major food event. We had our guests, Beth and her son Buddy, from Costa Rica and it was Buddy’s 19th birthday. Since it was Pancake Day we had to have Pancakes topped with fruit compote. And Home Fries. And a French Scramble. We had it all.   Our guests went off…

What Vegans Eat – Day 7

kale-salad-tempeh-mushrooms

We were expecting guests, my friend Beth and her younger son Buddy. It’s Buddy’s birthday and when I asked him what kind of cake he wanted he asked to make an apple pie. I wanted to make it before they arrived and got started on it before breakfast. I always have a little extra dough…

What Vegans Eat – Day 6

Pho-with-Mushroom

This was a simple eating day after the holiday feasting.   Breakfast: We eat a lot of oatmeal and it’s never the same. This Oatmeal was cooked with pears and dried apricots and topped with leftover Fruit Compote. It was served with sliced oranges and black currant tea   Daily Green Juice: Kale, collards, celery,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 5

heart-pancake

It was Valentine’s Day yesterday, or Vegantine’s Day as we like to call it. What do vegans who like to cook eat on Vegantine’s Day?   Breakfast: For breakfast, I made pancakes. We have a lot of pancake recipes here on the site, and now we have a new one, a pancake recipe for Vegantine’s…

What Vegans Eat – Day 4

winter-pho

Breakfast: We finished up the cornbread that we made the day before and served it with apricot butter. I also had an organic pear. For tea, I had Organic Genmaicha Extra Green Tea. I love this tea not only for its light but complex flavor, but because it is indeed extra green.   Snack/lunch: I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 3

blueberry-cornbread

Breakfast: Today started with our favorite Cornbread which we make regularly. We had it with our usual spreads: apricot butter, vegan butter, peanut butter along with fresh orange slices. Today’s tea was Bai Mu Dan, an organic white tea.   The juice from the blueberries stained the white napkin. I had a lot of fun…

What Vegans Eat – Day 2

waffle-and-tea

Another all organic, vegan menu… Breakfast: Oatmeal Waffles, jasmine tea. We eat a lot of waffles and have some great waffle recipes here on the website. Our oatmeal waffle is just like a bowl of oatmeal, but more fun. I’ve been enjoying them plain lately and Gary likes to make his own syrups with agave…

What Vegans Eat – Debut

kale-with-tempeh

I have been asked so many times, “what do you eat?” Five years ago I did an IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD SHOW entitled “A Week Of Eating Vegan” where I kept a journal of what I ate all week and spoke about it on the show. I have received a lot of great feedback on…