What Vegans Eat – Day 962

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Breakfast: Today I was heading back to my parents’ house to take mom grocery shopping. I wasn’t hungry but a juicy ruby red grapefruit sounded really good. And it was.
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Gary knew I needed to eat to get fortified for the day and he placed this bowl of Rolled Oats, pears, Raisins and Ground Flax Seeds in front of me. I am glad he did.
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Lunch: On the way to my parents’ house I got a message from one of my dad’s doctor’s office telling me he was schedule for a procedure tomorrow morning at 8:30am. So I will be staying over. When I arrived we had a bit of emotional drama. Facing the truth about illness and disease is never easy. Mom wasn’t ready to shop just yet, so I made myself some celery and carrot sticks.
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While shopping, I couldn’t resist taking a photograph of the cart. I don’t lecture or argue anymore about what my parents want to eat. It’s frustrating to see them choose the foods that I know are not making life easier for them – like Greek Yogurt, Ice Cream, Mozzarella and Ricotta; dairy foods that only exacerbate the troubles they are experiencing.
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Dinner: At sundown the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur begins. I was raised Jewish, but I am not a religious person today. My parents have been members of the local synagogue for decades. Normally they would begin a fast this evening, from sundown until sundown the next day, and spend the evening and tomorrow during the day in prayer at the temple. But this is not a normal time. Dad is getting a medical treatment tomorrow morning. They are both fatigued and are not fasting. I decided to cook and make a festive meal. It included Corn on the Cob, Buckwheat with Onions, a big Salad and a special baked Tofu dish.
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I roasted some gorgeous Red and Orange Bell Peppers.
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The salad consisted of Romaine Lettuce, Kale, Sweet Soft Pears and Green Olives.
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The homemade Vegetable soup had Kidney Beans, Barley, Onions, Celery, Carrots, seasoned with Garlic, Fennel, Parsley and Lemon Pepper.
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This was my favorite dish which I will be making again soon for Gary and posting the recipe for you, an Herb and Almond Crusted Baked Tofu.
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My mom set the table with glasses that had different Yiddish expressions on each. Mine said “Oy Veh!” It kept things light and humorous.
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Evening: After dinner and cleaning up, we sat down for a little dessert and “hot drinks”. I finished up the So Delicious Vanilla Ice Cream along with some Green Tea.
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