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What Vegans Eat – Day 1668

First Meal: I brought mom’s car to Toyota for a repair, got a rental car while it was being fixed and then went to mom’s home for a visit. I made her a big pot of Brown Rice that I put in small containers for her to use when she wanted. And I made a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1667

Today’s Tea: First thing I had today was a pot of Bai Mu Dan.   First Meal: There was plenty of leftover Mushroom Vegetable Okara Soup and I was happy to have it when I got hungry.   We got our piano tuned today. It was a major event since it hadn’t been tuned in…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1666

First Meal: After my Okara Blueberry Muffin failure the other day I froze the rest of the Okara. Today I made a Mushroom Vegetable Soup and thought I could thicken it with the Okara. Okara is great in soup! I added some of the remaining creamy Pesto and served it with Genmaicha tea.   Gary…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1665

First Meal: Yesterday, I successfully made homemade Soy milk, thanks to Miyoko’s Artisan Vegan Pantry cookbook which had the secret tip to get rid of the paint smell! Today we put it to the foam test. It passed. I topped my Yerba Mate with foamy Soy Milk and Cinnamon.   We toasted the failed Okara…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1664

First Meal: I made homemade Soy Milk recently and a byproduct is Okara, the leftover fiber. I wanted to do something with it and I attempted making Blueberry Muffins. It was an epic failure! They cooked forever and stayed moist and gooey inside. We ate them anyway. The flavor was good, texture bad.   Second…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1663

First Meal: Today we walked! After doing Gary’s routine walk which is about 4 miles, we came home, hydrated and set out for Flushing to eat at Bodai Kosher Vegetarian for Dim Sum. Can you say Two Kinds Mushroom Congee? It’s my favorite.   There are a choice of Greens and we chose Choy Sum.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1662

First Meal: What are we going to do today? We’re driving up to Woodstock on an adventure. First, a feeding. I made a soup of leftovers, Creamy Pesto, Mushrooms, Tomatoes and Scallions.   Next we had Roasted Vegetables and Baked Tofu with Pesto on Tortillas.   Gary had packed bottles of tea, Apples and Figs…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1661

First Meal: It’s been bugging me for awhile. I wanted to take a second attempt at vegan, gluten-free Japanese Silk Pancakes. The last time I made them I didn’t have the molds. Now we had them and I was itching to make them. We did it. It was a little nerve wracking wondering if they…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1660

First Meal: Breakfast was easy with leftover Garbanzo Bean Flour Omelets from last night, served with sliced Apples.   A matinee, a Pinter play! Today we saw the play Betrayal with Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton, and Charlie Cox. We have been so lucky this year seeing some incredible once in a lifetime kinds of theater…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1659

First Meal: Polenta, to me, is that “other” hot cereal. Oatmeal is the hot cereal. And it’s not that I like one more than the other. I love them both. Maybe I like polenta even more. It just seems like a treat when I make it. Today it was served with Apricot Butter, Pumpkin Seeds,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1658

First Meal: Today is my mom’s 86 birthday. She will be having lunch with her girlfriends today to celebrate. She has had a tight circle of friends for most of her life and it is so nice that they gather together regularly. We celebrated her birthday with my brother’s family and my cousin Donna and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1657

First Meal: After yesterday’s meal at the Urban Kitchen I thought I would never want to eat again. Funny how quickly that changes when you get up and start moving around the next day. I wanted a full “eggs” and potatoes breakfast. Gary wanted to make his Blueberry Bread. He did and it was a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1656

Morning Tea: I was struggling today, hit with too many challenges. I have jungle property in Costa Rica that I hope to build a simple house on one day. In the meantime, I have to keep up with taxes and the laws keep changing. I realized I have forms to process and fees to pay…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1655

First Meal: I am reading Gesshin Claire Greenwood’s book Just Enough: Vegan Recipes and Stories from Japan’s Buddhist Temples for my show on Tuesday. As I read, I crave Japanese food. I made a big pot of Genmaicha tea and sipped it all day. When it was time for food, I made giant soup of…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1654

First Meal: It plans to be one of those brutally oppressive, hot summer days. I was going to mom’s early. Her home has central air conditioning and she takes advantage of it. Her clubhouse also has a pool and I thought I might get in a swim. I was meeting my friend Janet at mom’s…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1653

First Meal: This never get olds. It’s Rolled Oats time with Pumpkin Seeds, Blueberries, Raspberries, Bananas, Pears, Raisins and Soy Milk.   Snack Meal: More pie please! This is a winner. You should try it!   Second Meal: Another quick and yummy meal. I reheated the cooked Green Cabbage with water, Tofu and some Lion’s…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1652

Morning Tea: I have a concert this evening so I am taking most of the day off. This is not easy for me to do. So I am not completely relaxing. I made myself a pot of Chai and relaxed with my computer on my lap.   First Meal: Gary is taking care of me…

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…