What Vegans Eat – Day 945

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Breakfast: It’s another go-to-the-doctor-with-dad day. I prepare as much as I can in the morning for the draining day ahead with meditation and good food. The pineapple I bought a few days ago was very ripe. It was a good way to start the day.
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We are out of oats and that means it is time for Polenta Cereal cooked with Nectarines and Apricots and topped with Walnuts. With my belly satisfied, I was off for the day’s adventure.
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Dinner: We met a wonderful doctor today who was compassionate as well as forthright. She left the decision to move forward with certain tests up to my dad, explaining the risks of the procedures and asking him to consider all the treatment options depending on the possible outcomes. We all appreciated that she didn’t just sign him up for several expensive diagnostic procedures so that she could profit from them. We opted to put the tests on hold until after another treatment was completed. It was an emotional time for all of us. I often quote my dad saying, “no one gets out of this world alive.” I think he realized the literal meaning of this phrase, the finality of death for the first time today.
 
It was my parents 64th anniversary too. I told them I would take them anywhere they wanted to go for dinner, and yet no one was hungry. We went back to their house and while they rested I made dinner. We started with a chopped salad made with Romaine Lettuce, Tomatoes, Green Olives, Onions, Garbanzo Beans and Grated Carrots, plus a secret ingriedient: grated Apples. You can’t tell that there are apples in the salad. They mix with all the other flavors, adding a subtle sweetness. Everyone chose their own dressing. I went for Balsamic Vinegar.
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Looking at what was available to prepare I asked myself, “what would Gary make?” I decided to make Roasted Vegetables.I put a small amount of water and Balsamic Vinegar in the bottom of the pan and filled it chunks of Sweet Potatoes, Onions, Cauliflower and Carrots. I tossed a little Olive Oil and Garlic Powder with the Vegetables and let it bake, covered for an hour.
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The Salad and the Roasted Veggies were a hit and the plates were cleaned and seconds were taken. To make the evening special I made an Apple Crumble for dessert with Apples, Oats, Vegan Butter, Sugar and Cinnamon.
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I topped mine with Vanilla So Delicious.
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  2 comments for “What Vegans Eat – Day 945

  1. Pamela
    September 14, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Caryn,

    My sympathies are with you and your family during this time.. I’m sending energies of strength, health and healing to you all…

    Be well,

    Pamela

    • Caryn Hartglass
      September 16, 2017 at 11:41 am

      Thank you Pamela. Strength, health and healing energies are appreciated!

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