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 141

Breakfast: The last day of our California trip has arrived. The morning was filled with last minute tasks: cleaning up the pool house; doing some laundry; some final packing. I munched on some of the leftover berries and grapes from the party food still remaining from Sunday.   Lunch: Hungry and grateful for the party…

What Vegans Eat – Day 140 (Special Travel Edition)

Breakfast: One more day left in paradise! We’re winding down here and decided to have our breakfast inside the poolhouse. The goal today is to use up all the food we’ve purchased before we leave tomorrow. We have our last cold rolled oats with dates, sunflower seeds and soy milk, here in Monte Sereno.  …

What Vegans Eat – Day 139 (Special Travel Edition)

Breakfast: Winding down with just a few more days of paradise, we enjoyed our oatmeal again by the pool while we listened to some vintage Bill Evans jazz recordings on the Beats Pill for a smooth morning.   Dinner: Finally, the day we’ve been waiting for, the reason why we are here, Gary’s dad’s 90th…

What Vegans Eat – Day 138 (Special Travel Edition)

Breakfast: We were off to meet our friend Dave who lives in Watsonville. Fortunately the traffic over route 17 to Santa Cruz was light. We stopped in Aptos at Whole Foods and I got a green smoothie, The Berry Blast! It’s made with coconut water, kale and lots of berries. I asked them to omit…

What Vegans Eat – Day 137 (Special Travel Edition)

Breakfast: Staying in a pool house this month we don’t have a pantry or refrigerator filled with food and we were enjoying the gorgeous setting too much to leave for the store so our oatmeal breakfast this morning was lean and mean, with no fancy fruits, just a humble organic apple paired with sunflower seeds…

What Vegans Eat – Day 136 (Special Travel Edition)

Breakfast: More strawberries please! When foods are in season that’s when it’s time to enjoy them. I am in strawberry country at the moment and I am taking advantage. Only organic strawberries of course – no methyl bromide for me please.   Lunch: Gary and I went for a run/walk on one of the Los…

What Vegans Eat – Day 135 (Special Travel Edition)

Breakfast: It’s the breakfast that comes together quickly whether you are in a hurry or not. Once you have the routine down, it practically makes itself. I was meeting my friend Ann for a walk on the Los Gatos Creek trail. We had our oatmeal and Gary dropped me off near the trail before going…

What Vegans Eat – Day 134 (Special Travel Edition)

Breakfast: We ate our morning oats, strawberries, nuts, seeds and soy milk with kukitcha tea indoors, in the pool house, for a change. After a big, hot walk on the Los Gatos Creek Trail up to the reservoir and back, we went to Whole Foods and got ourselves a couple of green juices. I think…

What Vegans Eat – Day 133 (Special Travel Edition)

Breakfast: We had another Groupon for Dharma’s Restaurant and we were ready for a big breakfast. So it was over the river and through the woods, or rather over the reservoir, through the woods, over the hills and twisting highway 17 south to route 1 to Dharma’s Restaurant we go – oh! We began as…

What Vegans Eat – Day 132 (Special Travel Edition)

Breakfast: What’s different about our rolled oats breakfast by the pool this morning? Rio decided to join in the fun and take a quick dip!   Lunch: We went for a long walk up around the reservoir on the Los Gatos Creek trail. Fortunately there was a nice cool breeze and it wasn’t sweltering and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 131 (Special Travel Edition)

Breakfast: Fresh organic strawberries make our every day rolled oats breakfast seem like a luxury hotel special!   Lunch: All the restaurant food lately has got me craving kale salad. This one had organic bell peppers and grape tomatoes, massaged to perfection with avocado and apple cider vinegar. A leftover piece of Vegetarian House “Firecracker”…

What Vegans Eat – Day 130 (Special Travel Edition)

Breakfast: It’s back to basic with English Breakfast tea and rolled oats with banana, apples and raisins with a few sunflower seeds and peanuts sprinkled in the mix. The highlight of this breakfast was the fresh orange from cousin Nancy’s tree. Fragrant, not too sweet and nicely tart.   Lunch: We went for a walk…

What Vegans Eat – Day 129 (Special Travel Edition)

Breakfast: As I have mentioned, we are in California for a month, staying in the pool house at Gary’s brother’s home. We have a small kitchen but we are not cooking, except for boiling water for tea. We do make breakfast and a lot of salads but we are dining out more than we ever…

What Vegans Eat – Day 128 (Special Travel Edition)

Breakfast: Nothing special, yet everything special about our morning oats. When I wake up hungry this is what I crave. I love to be able to be outdoors and enjoy breakfast in this peaceful serene environment. Happily, once again, we have Rolled Oats with Bananas, Raisins and Soy Milk and English Breakfast Tea. Everything is…

What Vegans Eat – Day 127 (Special Travel Edition)

Breakfast: The special feature in this morning’s breakfast with rolled oats is mango. I love mango and yet, mango brings up many issues for me, some positive, some not so. Like its connection with nuclear technology and what we have to do to fruit that’s imported. (I discuss these issues in a little more detail…

What Vegans Eat – Day 126 (Special Travel Edition)

Breakfast: I don’t like shopping but occasionally, especially when traveling or on vacation it’s a nice thing to do. The day before we had strolled around Los Gatos and I found a dress (on sale, of course) at J. Crew that called out to me. It was a size “0” which is a bit small.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 125 (Special Travel Edition)

Breakfast: Some cool mint tea that was leftover from another day made for the start of a refreshing morning which included a brisk swim. We had bottled green juices, some celery stalks and watermelon (with seeds!).   Lunch: We thought we’d try one of our favorite lunch spots but once in the car the traffic…

What Vegans Eat – Day 124 (Special Travel Edition)

Breakfast: I love salad for breakfast. Why don’t I do this more often? This salad consisted of baby greens, cherry tomatoes, walnuts, mashed tofu, and avocado tossed with apple cider vinegar. I had some corn tortillas on the side and Kukicha tea. The mashed tofu mixed with the vinegar has the look, texture and taste…

What Vegans Eat – Day 123 (Special Travel Edition)

Breakfast: We are coming to the end of the bag of rolled oats as well as soy milk and will need to shop soon. Still we had another delicious bowl of oats with fruit and nuts along with Kukicha Tea.   Lunch: We have some favorite food establishments that we always go to while here…

What Vegans Eat – Day 122 (Special Travel Edition)

Breakfast: No oatmeal breakfast today! It’s seeded watermelon. It’s a breakfast, it’s a snack, it’s a dessert. I love it and I love watermelon with seeds.   Lunch: Staying in Monte Sereno we decided to drive south over the hill to Santa Cruz. I love Santa Cruz and have so many varied memories there starting…