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What Vegans Eat – Day 1401

Breakfast: My preferred breakfast is savory most days, and Gary prefers sweet. While Gary had Corn Thins with Apricot Butter and Peanut Butter, I warmed up our Brown/Red/Black rice blend and topped it with Mushroom Gravy, leftover and frozen from Thanksgiving and reheated.   Dinner: Sometimes the kitchen calls me and it was one of…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1400

Breakfast: Again, it’s good to be home. Oatmeal topped with freshly made Apricot Butter, served with Grapefruit and Jasmine tea hit the spot.   Dinner: Gary joined me in Manhattan after my radio show interview with Jacy Reese, the author of “The End of Animal Farming”. We were going to go to the Food and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1399

Breakfast: We arrived home in New York after a red-eye flight. Were we nuts when we scheduled this flight thinking Gary could get home and go straight to his acting class? We unpacked, had some tea and he was off. Somehow he did it. I was a zombie. At some point in my stupor I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1398

Breakfast: Tonight we head back to New York on a red eye flight. We are all packed and working on what foods we need to eat this morning, what we are taking with us and what Gary will leave at his dad’s house for when he returns in January. We had our big cups of…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1397

Breakfast: It’s an easy day for me and a work day for Gary. I am reveling in the success of my concert last night. My plan is to relax in the glow and do a little catch up work. It’s rare when I can just “be”. We stopped at Roy’s Station for hot drinks. I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1396

Breakfast: The big day is here. Instinctively my body knows to conserve energy until my concert this evening. I feel like I am in a fog. Gary makes our cups of Rolled Oats, Apples, Raisins, Walnuts and Soy Milk. Gary’s dad’s medications make up the background. Gary also made a thermos of my herb tea…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1395

Breakfast: It’s the day before my big concert. I am focusing on doing a lot of nothing, just going through song lyrics in my mind. When I wake up in the middle of the night the concert music is always there. My subconscious and conscious are rehearsing while I sleep and when I am awake.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1394

Breakfast: This morning we had a brunch meeting with the co-founder of Playful People Productions. I am giving a concert this Friday as a fundraiser for the organization and Gary is the MC. We talked about event details at Luna. They make their own tortilla chips here and you can taste the difference.   They…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1393

Breakfast: We are staying at Gary’s 93-year-old dad’s house during this quick trip. The first thing we needed to do when we got up in the morning was to search for food. We decided to treat ourselves to crepes at the Crepes Bistro. They have an attractive water dispenser with Cucumber, Oranges and Strawberries adding…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1392

Breakfast: We leave later today for California. As a rule, we make an effort to eat the fresh produce or cook it and freeze it for when we come home. There’s no food wasting in our house. Gary got up early and went to his acting class. I sat at my desk and worked, eating…

Purple Sweet Potato Pie

This is another new tradition for our Thanksgiving dessert table. Ingredients 4 Tablespoons ground flax seeds (soaked in coconut milk) 3 cups of coconut milk, separated 1 cup sugar (we use evaporated cane juice) 1 1/4 cups date paste 2 teaspoon vanilla 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2…

Turnip Cakes

Ingredients 1 pound turnips, peeled and grated 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon Porcini mushroom powder 1 pound rice flour 7 cups water Optional: Organic Canola Oil* *We recommend organic canola oil, NOT conventional/industrial/GMO canola oil. They are not the same. Directions 1. Peel and grate the turnips. 2.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1391

Breakfast: We are leaving tomorrow for California. That means today is a busy one. First, I am off to my mom’s to make sure she has what she needs while we are gone. I made myself a pot of my new favorite tea, an herbal blend of Summer Savory, Marjoram, Basil, Tumeric, Black Pepper and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1390

Breakfast: Yes, we check the REAL app for recipes all the time! This morning we scrolled through the waffle recipes and selected the Fruity Waffles. An old favorite and an excellent choice! And in keeping with the Thanksgiving spirit we topped them with Gary’s Cranberry Sauce (sweetened with Apricots and Dates and no refined sugar).…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1389

Breakfast: This morning I was motivated. I wanted to make Socca. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with them. When I finished making them I didn’t want to prepare anything else. We decided we’d save the Socca for dinner. Still I wanted a savory breakfast. I picked the one that was already ready.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1388

Breakfast: Staffordshire Oatcakes are back again, spread with a Tahini/Miso/Nutritional Yeast Spread, topped with Apricot Butter and Red Onions. We love the mix of the sweet and salty tastes.   Dinner: This meal began with Olives. While we waited for the food to get cooked we had these olives. Let me tell you about olives.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1387

Breakfast: Now I am really going to take it easy. Gary insists I stay in bed all day. That won’t happen but I am lingering. He brought me Vanilla Tea with Coconut Milk which I sipped in bed.   I got an itch to cook. Specifically I wanted to make Staffordshire Oatcakes. We haven’t had…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1386

Breakfast: Today is It’s All About Food day. I am drinking my Chai Tea with Soy Foam as I read Mississippi Vegan, the cookbook by Timothy Pakron. I’ll be interviewing him later today. It’s a gorgeous book. The recipes remind me a lot of dishes Gary likes to make.   Our Rolled Oats breakfasts have…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1385

Breakfast: Thanksgiving Weekend has come to an end and life is almost back to normal. Almost. Mom is still in the hospital and I will likely bring her home this evening. But first, it’s time to get back to my life! Gary had an acting class today. I left a little later for a lunch…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1384

Breakfast: It’s concert day today. I am singing at Long Beach Library at 2:30pm. First, our morning brew – Teeccino with Soy Foam.   Next, a savory brunch of Thanksgiving leftovers and the remaining Kale Salad. I love Kale Salad with Black Wrinkled Olives and this salad is loaded with them. Today’s Thanksgiving dishes consist…