What Vegans Eat

The daily blog that answers the question, WHAT DO YOU EAT? What do VEGANS eat? Find out what vegans eat by following REAL founders, Caryn Hartglass and Gary De Mattei blog about their daily meals. Many post include recipes. #WhatVegansEat
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What Vegans Eat – Day 1249, Travel Edition – Bay Area, CA

Every day should be a celebration. But we often get wrapped up in the routine of life and sometimes forget what we are grateful for. I realized in the morning that this was the eleventh anniversary of my third (and last) cancer surgery. I have been cancer-free for eleven years. This is something to celebrate.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1248, Travel Edition – Bay Area, CA

Breakfast: We have a tough schedule directing two casts of Into the Woods. We get home late and have to get up early. There does not seem to be time for anything. Prepping a lot of food in advance and our thermos bottles of tea is what is keeping me energized. During a rehearsal break…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1247, Travel Edition – Bay Area, CA

Breakfast: Back at rehearsal today with the teens from 9:30am-4:30am. I had a Tangelo in the morning, fresh from the tree at the apartment we are renting.   Lunch: I am very glad to have the cooked Quinoa and Red Lentils for a daily meal. I had them for lunch.   Dinner: In between teen…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1246, Travel Edition – Bay Area, CA

Breakfast: I wasn’t hungry when we got up in the morning so I prepared my breakfast and brought it with me: Rolled Oats, Raisins, Apples, Cacao Nibs, Soy Milk and Maté tea.   Lunch: I went into our bag of foods we had prepped and made a Salad with Greens, Chopped Onion, Purple Potatoes and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1245, Travel Edition – Bay Area, CA

Breakfast: And the rehearsal marathon has begun! We got up early. We made tea to fill up our large thermos bottles, Teeccino for Gary, Maté for me. We had our Rolled Oats bowls with Pears, Almonds, Pumpkin Seeds, Cacao Nibs, Raisins and Soy Milk.   Lunch: Last night we made a big batches of Red…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1244, Travel Edition – Bay Area, CA

Today is the last day before we start our intensive rehearsal period. We’ll be working Monday through Friday from 9:30am-4:30pm with the teen cast followed by 6:30pm to 10pm with the adult cast.   Lunch: Breakfast came late at 1pm, Rolled Oats with Apples, Raisins, Cacao Nibs, Pumpkin Seeds and Soy Milk.   After doing…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1243, Travel Edition – Bay Area, CA

Breakfast: Rehearsals are starting up again today with the adult cast from 1-5pm. We made an easy breakfast of Corn Thins, Walnut/Cashew Butter and Peanut Butter, Dates, Apples and Bananas.   Dinner: After our 4-hour rehearsal we headed over to the Vegetarian House. It’s getting busier and busier there. I am so happy to see…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1242, Travel Edition – Bay Area, CA

Breakfast: Here is what our Rolled Oats Bowl looks like in a new environment. This one had Cacao Nibs, Pumpkin Seeds, Strawberries, Apples, Raisins and Soy Milk.   Lunch: There was work to be done on the Into the Woods rehearsal schedule and we needed the right work environment for that. Roy’s Station was the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1241, Travel Edition – Bay Area, CA

Breakfast: I couldn’t wait to repeat yesterday’s breakfast again today: Corn thins with Avocado, Tomato, Almond Ricotta and Red Onion served with fresh Strawberries.   Dinner: We moved today. We left my friend’s home in Sunnyvale and moved to an apartment in Campbell we are renting for the month of July while directing Into the…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1240, Travel Edition – Bay Area, CA

Breakfast: It’s a special day. Yes, it’s Independence Day but it’s also Gary and my anniversary. We met doing a musical together in 1990 and reconnected 12 years ago on this day. We haven’t stopped talking since. We prepped some foods for a celebratory brunch, starting with Avocado, Red Onions and Tomatoes while we ate…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1239, Travel Edition – Bay Area, CA

Breakfast: It was time to treat Gary to a nice breakfast – Cheese omelets! Our vegan version of course with Garbanzo Bean Flour Crepes and Almond Ricotta Cheese Filling, serve with Melon.   Dinner: For our evening meal we were both in the mood for Mexican food. Or the clean, vegan version with simple beans,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1238, Travel Edition – Bay Area, CA

Breakfast: It’s a special day. We are not having Rolled Oats for breakfast, we are having Steel Cut Outs! I cooked them with Pears, Bananas and Raisins. The pears made it special.   Lunch: We have the week off from rehearsals. Gary and I drove over the hill to Santa Cruz and took a long…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1236, Travel Edition – Bay Area, CA

Breakfast: Repeat, repeat, it’s a repeat: Oats, Cacao Nibs, Bananas, Raisins, Soy Milk. We like this. It never gets boring.   Lunch: I had a rehearsal at 11:30am with our pianist for an upcoming fundraiser. It was good to sing some of my repertoire with a live pianist. Then I led a music rehearsal from…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1235, Travel Edition – Bay Area, CA

Breakfast: No rehearsal today! It’s a day off. But not really a day off, just time to work on everything else. We sat down for breakfast at noon! It’s been the same for days – Rolled Oats, Bananas, Cacao Nibs, Raisins, Apple and Soy Milk.   Lunch: Yesterday’s late lunch made the best leftovers: Seasoned…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1234, Travel Edition – Bay Area, CA

Breakfast: The routine is the same here. Breakfast in the morning, get as many tasks done as possible until the evening rehearsal for Into the Woods. Today’s breakfast is Rolled Oats, Bananas, Raisins. Blueberries, Walnuts and Soy Milk.   Lunch: I get these ideas sometimes of dishes I want to make. Today I desired a…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1233, Travel Edition – Bay Area, CA

Breakfast: It’s Oatmeal, drenched with Blueberries and Blueberry Juice, along with Apples, Raisins, Bananas, Cacao Nibs and Walnuts. Why doesn’t everyone eat this way?   Dinner: We stopped at Khanh’s before the evening rehearsal. It’s nice when the owner’s not only know you but know your order perfectly. Khahn’s has a few vegetarian dishes and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1232, Travel Edition – Bay Area, CA

Breakfast: This morning we just had tea and then went for a walk to investigate the neighborhood. It’s quiet here! Not like walking in our ‘hood in Queens. The Magnolia trees line many streets and are in bloom. Stunning!   Lunch: For lunch, Gary prepped the Snap Peas. Why don’t we eat these more often?…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1231, Travel Edition – Bay Area, CA

Breakfast: It’s Gary’s treat this morning, starting with Teeccino and Soy Foam.   He made a Vegetable Scramble with Tofu, Greens, Potatoes, Red Onions and Yellow Bell Pepper topping his with Sriracha Sauce and Nutritional Yeast.   My version was simpler.   Lunch: After a satisfying savory breakfast we each had a Banana for lunch.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1230, Travel Edition – Bay Area, CA

Breakfast: We are now fully installed in the home we are staying at in Sunnyvale. I made Steel Cut Oats with Cacao Nibs which I have missed and loved. Sweetened with Raisins, it’s Chocolate Heaven for me. With cream on top, or for us, it’s Almond Ricotta.   Lunch: For lunch, it’s Greens, Greens and…