What Vegans Eat – Day 608

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Monday, Monday. Gary headed out to his HB Studio class and I was meeting my parents and brother’s family for lunch. I took the train to Huntington on Long Island while I read Street Farm by Michael Ableman. I would be interviewing him on IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD tomorrow. The family was meeting at the Cheesecake Factory at the Walt Whitman Mall, where I used to hang out as a kid. The mall has completely changed over the years along with the food offerings. It was a 2 mile walk from the train station. As I walked I looked around at the depressed neighborhood, passing by empty paved, fenced in lots. Inspired by Street Farm I envisioned these lots given new life like the urban farms described in the book.
 
Lunch: At the restaurant, I ordered the Vegan Cobb Salad with Quinoa, Garbanzo Beans, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Green Salad, Beets and Asparagus. It’s pretty good for an industrial operation like the Cheesecake Factory.
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When we got back to my parent’s home we had the traditional Fruit Bar – fresh fruits lovingly sliced by my mom, watermelon (her favorite), cantaloupe, honey dew, pineapple, oranges, grapes and strawberries.
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Dinner: The train back home was delayed. It was late and cold when I arrived at the home station. Gary met me and we walked home. I was craving Miso Soup to warm me up and I couldn’t make it fast enough. It had Carrots, Onions, Tofu, Mushroom and Collard Green “Noodles”. Mm good.
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Gary made the second course, a skillet mix of Onions, Potatoes, Corn and Kale.
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