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What Vegans Eat – Day 1651

First Meal: We sat down to a bowl of cool Rolled Oats with Apples, Raisins, Coconut, Walnuts, Sunflower Seeds, Flax Seeds, Bananas and Soy Milk. Gary remarked, “How many thousands of bowls of Oats have we eaten?” We still love it.   Second Meal: It’s a special day. We went into Manhattan and Gary opened…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1650

First Meal: I am in the mood for Chai today, topped with Cinnamon.   A little while later we warmed up the remaining Oat Waffles. I had mine savory with Tomatoes and Avocado and a side of Black Beans.   Second Meal: I attacked a big project today, working on the musical book for Gary’s…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1649

First Meal: I made some Jasmine Tea. I knew what I really wanted was a cool Smoothie. I made one with Kale, frozen Acai, an Apple, Peanut Butter, Cocoa, Flax Seeds and Soy Milk. So filling!   Second Meal: My cousin Donna is visiting this weekend from Jacksonville with her daughter Megan. With mom’s 86…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1648

First Meal: Today is an adventure day. We are going on an adventure. There are lots of lovely white sand beaches on Long Island and we don’t take advantage of them. I chose to go to one that was closest, Rockaway Beach. I had never been there so I don’t know what it looked like…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1647

Tea: We took our long walk through Forest Hills Gardens. It’s a beautiful neighborhood with the loveliest homes I have ever seen. When we were on our way home I suggested we stop into the Red Pipe, the vegetarian Organic Cafe in our ‘hood. We shared a pot of decaffeinated Chai Tea with Soy Milk.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1646

First Meal: To make up for the crunchy (okay, gritty) Sorghum Waffle experiment the other day, today, I made Light and Crispy Waffles with Oats. I made a double made and almost screwed it up by adding water for one recipe, not two. I poured the thick batter into the waffle iron when I realized…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1645

First Meal: Yes we eat a lot of waffles. Today’s waffle was an experiment. How do you make good recipes if you don’t? I had purchased whole Sorghum a while ago and cooked the grains to try them. I had never had whole Sorghum before. It was okay. Perhaps I will buy and try them…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1644

We have not done a big shopping since we came from from California. Our pantry and freezer are bare. This is not inspiring when you want to cook. I like to have a wide choice of foods to choose from to come together in a meal, even if it is prepared simply. We took a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1643: Rosendale, NY

First Meal: I joined my brother Barry and his family on a trip to the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. I had never been there. I got to their house early and had not eaten anything. I brought a bottle of water along. Visiting the sanctuary was a lot of fun and we had a nice…

Classic French Tarte aux Pommes

Ingredients 8 Apples, organic, cored and quartered lengthwise (We recommend using organic apples. They do not need to be peeled. If the apples are not organic, it’s best to peel them to avoid the concentrated residues of pesticides.) 1/2 lemon 1/4 cup vegan sugar 1/4 cup water 1 Pie Crust, gluten-free 2 Tablespoons vegan butter,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1642

First Meal: I went shopping for fruit across the street from our apartment building and found some avocados that were reasonably priced. We made a favorite meal, beans, Guacamole, Sweet Potatoes and Romaine Lettuce Salad. It’s got everything you need.   For dessert we had organic Red Grapes.   Second Meal: Later in the evening…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1641

First Meal: Today’s first meal is a simple one, leftover Oatmeal and slice Oranges. These oranges are like candy, so sweet and juicy.   Second Meal: We have not gotten back into a groove yet since we came home from California. We’ve picked up a few groceries but the refrigerator and pantry are not stocked…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1640

First Meal: Mm, Gary made with Teeccino with Soy Foam.   Then we had a big bowl of Oatmeal with lots of Cinnamon, Apples and Walnuts.   Second Meal: I made a sauté of vegetables: Zucchini from Gary’s cousin Nancy’s garden that we brought back from San Jose, Onions and Kale.   Third Meal: I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1639

First Meal: I went to visit mom today. I never eat before I get to her house. When I arrived she was baking Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes in the oven and was boiling more Potatoes on the stove. It was a potato fest. I turned everything off and took her to her doctor’s appointment. She…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1638

First Meal: We arrived home on a red eye, unpacked and went to sleep. I had my radio show to record from 4-5pm with Amy Jean Davis and Laura Reese. When I was finished Gary and I walked to Bareburger. I ordered the Cali Fresh Salad with quinoa, hummus and greens.   Gary ordered the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1637: Travel Edition Los Gatos, CA

First Meal: Yesterday’s dinner becomes today’s breakfast – Tofu Scramble.   Second Meal: We’re having our last meal at Khanh’s before we fly home tonight. I typically order the Tofu with Shiitake Mushrooms and Vegetables only today I asked for it steamed. It arrive the same as always, sautéed with oil and salt. I rolled…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1636

First Meal: All our California projects have now been completed. Today is a day of rest. A day of NOTHING. We walked to Roy’s Station for tea. Gary’s cousin Nancy joined us. After a couple of refills, my friend Ann stopped over. Gary and Nancy walked to the farmer’s market while Ann and I stayed…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1635

First Meal: It’s catering day. I started by baking bread. Simple Whole Wheat Bread. I made flatbread, rolls and sliced loaves, all from the same dough. Then I ate some of “the employee meal” I had made last night, quinoa cooked in water where Potatoes, Kale and Broccoli Rabe had been cooked before with Black…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1634

After taking a long walk, I got started making the pies. First, the Tarte aux Pommes. I cut the apples and squeezed a little lemon juice on them. Half of them were sliced thinly, the other half were cooked and then blended into a smooth compote. The compote lines the crust and the thin slices…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1633

First Meal: Next big project is catering a dinner for 12 on Saturday. Gary and I, aka the Swingin’ Gourmets, offered a vegan dinner party with food prepared by us for an auction prize at the Playful People Productions Fundraiser in December. We had scheduled to do it earlier in the year but had to…