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What Vegans Eat – Day 1781

First Meal: We like our waffles. The Steel Cut Oat and Millet Waffle recipe is one of the best. It’s especially good topped with Raspberries and Cashew Yogurt.   Second Meal: I find serving a meal in a big bowl has a comfort food feel to it. This big bowl was filled with Millet, Black…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1780

First Meal: This morning I craved Roll Oats and I made us a couple of bowls with Coconut, Apple Sauce, Yogurt, Raspberries and Walnuts.   Second Meal: Gary had an appointment with his oral surgeon and I had a doctor appointment after that in Union Square. A fun day of appointments. Peacefoods is near Union…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1779

First Meal: It’s Christmas Day. We were trying to decide what to make for breakfast and couldn’t. I think it’s because we both knew there were still three doughnuts in the house. Doughnuts for breakfast, hurray! I will admit that doughnuts are one of the most unhealthiest foods to eat. When I was a child,…

REAL Body Cream

Many of the commercial personal care products available have toxic ingredients in them. I like putting products on my skin that I know are safe to eat. The skin is the largest organ in the human body and what you put on your skin, goes in. I make a cream that I use on my…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1778

First Meal: It’s Christmas Eve. I didn’t want to spend the day at home. I suggested we try Champ’s Diner for a late brunch. I had some things to do and by the time we got out of the house it was about 1pm. The restaurant was closing today at 3pm and the last seating…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1777

First Meal: We had a date with my friend Nancy to meet, eat and see a movie. I chose Blossom du Jour in the Times Square area but we couldn’t get out fast enough. It was a small space with dark, depressing, graffiti urban decor, it was overheated and there was no place to sit.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1776

First Meal: We’ll be going to mom’s today. My cousin Donna is visiting from Florida with her daughters and my brother’s family will be joining us too. Tonight is the first night of Chanukah. I had this crazy idea that we should make Potato Pancakes at mom’s house. I had the groceries delivered to mom’s.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1775: Food for a Tooth Extraction

First Meal: Gary’s been through a lot. His gum where the tooth was extracted is healing well. He’s been sleeping fine at night. He deserves pancakes! And they are soft, no serious chewing required. I made him a big stack.   Second Meal: Another excellent thing to prepare when eating soft foods is the green…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1774: Food for a Tooth Extraction

First Meal: I am eating in solidarity with Gary who had a tooth extracted. That means purées, mashed, mushy foods. Baby food. Sometimes food like this is nice, liked mashed potatoes or a creamy soup. But when there’s nothing to chew, you can go nuts! I warmed up a plate of three puréed dishes: Red…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1773: Food for a Tooth Extraction

It’s been a long day already. Gary had a tooth extracted earlier today. Neither of us wanted to eat before his 11am appointment, although I made a thermos of Vanilla Black tea to bring to the Oral Surgeon’s office. Afterward I drove Gary home and then walked to our neighborhood pharmacist and grocery store to…

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…