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What Vegans Eat – Day 1772

First Meal: I have scheduled a professional housecleaning service for my mom’s home out on Long Island. When I interviewed the service I mentioned that mom is a little high maintenance. They assured me they were used to having to chat with people and that it shouldn’t be a problem. It was a problem. Apparently…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1771

First Meal: Some days I feel bottomless. Nothing satisfies my hunger. Today was one of those days. I made Steel Cut Oats with Blueberries, Apples, Coconut and Flax Seeds. We were okay for a while but hunger came back soon.   Second Meal: We sat down for open-faced sandwiches with Ezekiel Bread, Avocado and the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1770

First Meal: I suggested a buffet breakfast this morning. I brought out the Red Cabbage Salad with Apples, Ginger, Carrots, Onions and Lime Juice. Gary made Ezekiel Toast and I put out the Lundberg’s Thin Stackers Red Rice and Quinoa Crackers that we brought home from our trip to California last week.   There was…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1769

First Meal: It’s the Annual Vegan Cookie Swap Party. We had a bunch of things to do before leaving and I stuffed my mouth with a few spoonfuls of Red Cabbage Salad that I had made the day before. We love this party hosted my Annie and Michael Walsh. We started going before their girls…

Cuccidati, Italian Fig Cookies, Gluten-Free

  Holidays are about traditions and treats. When I learned about all the Christmas cookies Gary’s family used to make, I was inspired to get baking. One of those cookies is the Cuccidati, the Italian Fig Cookie. Gary has reminisced about it many times. I never had one. Gary’s sister recently told us she was…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1768

First Meal: I got up and after a little exercise was so hungry. But I was overwhelmed with all the food we had after shopping yesterday I couldn’t think of what to make. Gary had more clarity and took over, making a Tofu Vegetable Hash with Potatoes, Red Peppers and Kale. Thank you, Gary.  …

What Vegans Eat – Day 1767

First Meal: We are low on food and it’s time to go out an hunt. The timing is right, I have to move the car which is parked in a Friday, no parking 11:30am-1pm spot. We are off to Trader Joe’s. It’s a Friday and everyone is here. It’s like Manhattan with the check out…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1766

Green Juice: We walked to the Oral Surgeon today to see about Gary’s tooth that lost a filling. An appointment has been made for an extraction next week. Gary’s lucky, he had had little work done on his teeth. This is the first major tooth event for him. Afterwards we walked home stopping at Ripe…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1765

First Meal: It’s Mother’s Day again, time to visit mom. I don’t usually go on Wednesdays but I had scheduled an inspection with a service we have for mom’s house and today was the day. Gary offered to come along and I was so grateful to have his company. It snowed this morning and the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1764

First Meal: Yesterday’s Brown Rice Pasta with Peas was so good, I looked forward to having the leftovers. I warmed them up, adding in Red Onion and Mushroom Powder to the buttery sauce. It was even better than last night.   Second Meal: I cooked a pot of Millet for Millet Maki. Some rolls I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1763

First Meal: We always fly home on the red eye flight and get in early. After unpacking and settling in, Gary made Oatmeal with Apples. He remembered the last time I made it with cinnamon and he really liked it asking how much I added. I said two teaspoons, but obviously I was wrong. I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1762: Travel Edition, San Jose

First Meal: Another great hotel breakfast in our hotel room, prepared by Gary and Caryn, the Swingin’ Gourmets! I made cups of Cashew Yogurt with fresh Blueberries, Bananas and Apples, all organic. Why can’t the hotel serve something like this?   Tea: No trip to San Jose would be right without a trip to Roy’s…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1761: Travel Edition, San Jose, CA

First Meal: Yesterday I had Whole Foods deliver some food to our hotel. This morning we had a wonderful hotel breakfast, because we provided all the food! Gary set it up beautifully on a small table in our room. We had Grapes, Avocado, Baked Tofu, Mary’s Crackers and Lundberg’s Thin Stackers Red Rice and Quinoa…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1760: Travel Edition, San Jose, CA

First Meal: We are back in San Jose, CA staying downtown at the Hilton. We are going to Gary’s brother’s company holiday party tonight at the Hotel De Anza. Gary’s parents had their wedding party there, a long time ago! We thought we would spend the weekend downtown, without a car, walking and getting a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1759

First Meal: A twist on our morning Rolled Oats, Mango! We have frozen Organic Mango in the freezer. I added it to our Rolled Oats along with Flax Seeds, Coconut and Blueberries. I had made some last night, as soaked Oats for my brother who was staying over and had to leave early in the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1758

Green Juice: Today is one of those push, push, push days and cram everything in. I started with a Green Juice, made with Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Lemon and Ginger.   First Meal: Tomorrow we are leaving for a long weekend in San Jose, California. That means today, I need to visit my mom. I…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1757

First Meal: It’s our Better-Than-A-Hotel Breakfast. Gary sliced and toasted the remainder of the fresh bread I made a few days ago and put out a bowl of sweet, ripe Pears and crispy Apples.   Second Meal: I had my radio show today and I am meeting one of my guests in the studio. Gary…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1756

First Meal: Buried under the Ground Flax Seeds, Walnuts and Coconut are Rolled Oats. Top it off with Soy Milk and it’s breakfast. Breakfast at 1pm. We typically start eating late in the day.   Second Meal: The second meal of the day is a big one with Purple and Yellow Sweet Potatoes, Baked Tofu…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1755

First Meal: Our friend Bilal is in town and he wanted to meet. Plus he had a craving for Knishes. I suggested we meet at Kinsh Nosh, a few blocks from where we live. It’s slushy outside, not the best to go out but we bundled up. We got the goods, Potato, Kasha, Mushroom and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1754

First Meal: We’re up early to meet my dear friend Josée’s son and his children. They are French and the children are studying here in the United States, one at Brown and the other at Tufts. I suggested Le Pain Quotidien by Central Park. I had the Smoothie Bowl with Coconut Yogurt. It’s a Yummy…