What Vegans Eat – Day 612

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Lunch: With a morning doctor’s appointment, we skipped breakfast and Gary came along with me. I’ve lost some hearing since being treated with chemotherapy nine years ago and I wanted to have it checked out. I always go to doctors affiliated with Mt Sinai Hospital in Manhattan since this is the hospital where I had the surgery that saved my life. The hospital is up at 102nd Street just east of Central Park. Normally I like to walk south along Central Park after an appointment but Gary and I had not eaten. There was only one place to go to solve that problem. Candle Café on 3rd Avenue between 74th and 75th Streets. We have not been there since they redecorated and revised the menu. Off we went.
 
The interior of this small and narrow restaurant now has a contemporary, industrial look with white walls, gray accents and metal chairs. Here’s the view looking left from where I sat.
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And here is the other side from where I was sitting.
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People look good here don’t they? Gary was very happy.
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The menu has changed and we didn’t see our favorite Green Goddess juice or anything like it that was all green without added fruit. The server informed us they could make the Green Goddess for us. We ordered big ones, mine with no apple, just Greens, Ginger and Lemon. It was spicy!
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There were lots of new items we wanted to try. It was so hard to choose. But we did. Our dishes were both stunning!
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I ordered the Daily Wrap with Grilled Tofu, Black Beans, Aioli and Veggies. It was big food the way I like it!
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Gary settled on the Tempeh BLT – that’s Tempeh Bacon with Lettuce and Tomatoes and Sweet Potato Fries on the side. Candle Café we love you forever!!!
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Dinner: After our meal we took a walk in the park. A WALK IN THE PARK! That’s Central Park of course. It was such a lovely day. Once on the west side we did some light shopping at Trader Joe’s and went to the New York Library for the Performing Arts to pick up the musical score to Fiddler On The Roof. Gary and I will be directing a production in California next year and we are getting ready now. When we got back home we warmed up the Veggie Chicken Noodle Soup. It may have been even better than yesterday.
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Next we finished the Black Bean Stew with Tempeh, served with Corn Tortillas.
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