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 37

Breakfast: We always have frozen organic blueberries on hand. I like to take a few out in the morning and while the water is boiling for tea and the oatmeal is being tossed with raw nuts, seeds and coconut, the blueberries defrost perfectly. By the time they reach the cereal and are mixed in with…

What Vegans Eat – Day 36

It was St. Paddy’s Day, which for us means a day to do fun things with food. It’s all about Ireland and the “wearing of the green” – or eating of the green… and orange of course. The Irish flag is symbolic of its history with green representing the Gaelic tradition of Ireland, orange representing…

What Vegans Eat – Day 35

Breakfast: I’ve heard people say they get bored with oatmeal. We don’t! I think there are a number of reasons for this. We always buy organic rolled oats and use them quickly. They are as fresh as possible, not stale. We refrigerate all of our grains so that they stay fresh and don’t get that…

What Vegans Eat – Day 34

Breakfast: I often crave something savory rather than sweet for breakfast. That’s when leftovers come in very handy. This morning’s breakfast was easy – grilled polenta and spicy tomato sauce from the day before, along with Genmaicha tea.   I visited the Seed Market at the Altman Building in Manhattan. This is a pop up…

What Vegans Eat – Day 33

Breakfast: Gary talks a lot about Original Joe’s in San Jose. I remember going there when I lived in the Bay Area, late at night after performing in a show. They had huge plates of pasta, which was the best way to calm the post-performance adrenaline and get a good night’s sleep. Gary’s favorite dish…

What Vegans Eat – Day 32

Breakfast: Rolled Oats with blueberries, bananas and a little cashew cream served with Jasmine Green Tea.   Lunch: I was invited to lunch at Sardi’s. I met Carole Hamlin (pictured on the left) about 11 years ago at Vegetarian Summerfest and we became fast friends – not only did we share a love for good…

What Vegans Eat – Day 31

Breakfast: This was a grab and go morning. I had an appointment for a blowout with stylist Evilina at Sera Salon to get ready for our last day of filming episode 3 of the REAL Good News in Review. I grabbed an apple, filled a glass bottle with Jasmine Green Tea, filled a bag of…

What Vegans Eat – Day 30

    Breakfast: Since going to sleep very late or early in the morning the day before, Gary said that what I posted for dinner yesterday was really our breakfast. So I’m including it as breakfast in this post too. Late night or early morning lasagna, either way, it’s gooey good food.      …

What Vegans Eat – Day 29

Breakfast: Big day of filming ahead. Big days need to start with oatmeal! It went well with Bai Mu Dan White Tea.   Lunch: We were filming the next episode of the Transition Kitchen and that means BIG FOOD! With Gary’s spicy tomato sauce, he put together the best eggplant parmesan EVER!! Who needs dairy?…

What Vegans Eat – Day 28

It’s been 4 weeks of What Vegans Eat. What have you learned? What surprised me is how we continue to come up with new recipes, new ways to eat plants, deliciously. Many are simple modifications of our typical meals and some have been amazing, beautiful masterpieces.   Breakfast: It’s oatmeal again and that’s good. We…

What Vegans Eat – Day 27

Breakfast: Our leftover buckwheat crêpes from the day before became new again, filled with roasted banana cream and strawberries with a Brandied Apricot Butter and Berry Coulis. Served with Sliced Oranges, Kukitcha tea and the Sunday New York Times. That’s a Sunday Brunch!   Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Black Radish, Lemons  …

What Vegans Eat – Day 26

When you work from home, it is hard to differentiate between weekdays and weekends. Our marker for the weekends is the arrival of the New York Times. It is a wonderful opportunity to have a lovely breakfast, drink tea and read the paper.   Breakfast: Buckwheat crêpes, served with homemade syrup and Apricot Butter, Genmaicha…

What Vegans Eat – Day 25

Breakfast: You’ve seen these before, our REAL corn bread, this time made into corn muffins. It’s an easy favorite. We had them with Apricot Butter and English Breakfast Tea.   Lunch: There was still some Kohlrabi purée leftover from a few days ago. I had it plain and simple and Gary spiced his bowl with…

What Vegans Eat – Day 24

The day began with news headlines I never thought I’d read: Indian State Bans Possession and Sale of Beef and Elephants to Retire From Ringling Brothers Stage. While nowhere near perfect: the Indian State of Maharashtra’s ban is on the slaughter of bulls, bullocks and calves but still allows for the slaughter of water buffaloes…

What Vegans Eat – Day 23

As I write this blog my head is reeling with my long list of things to do. We are planning for our April 22 fundraiser and working on securing sponsors and underwriters. That tax date of April 15 is fast approaching as I think about what I need to do well before that date, for…

What Vegans Eat – Day 22

Breakfast: The day began with a treat! One hamentaschen cookie. Why not? It’s like a breakfast pastry and the modification I made to the recipe gave the dough a bread-like texture. I had it with Genmaicha Green Tea and an orange. It went well with the book I was finishing for my interview later in…

What Vegans Eat – Day 21

Breakfast: This was a simple breakfast and get-to-work-as-fast-as-you-can kind of day. We had vanilla tea and hot oatmeal with apples and dried apricots that I topped with nothing-but-the-flax, 2 Tablespoons ground flax. Got to keep those omega-3’s up. And speaking of nutrients, here’s what vitamins I take at breakfast: Vitamin D3, the vegan version and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 20

When people talk about food, they often mention cravings. I never crave animal foods for a number of reasons. I haven’t eaten them in a very long time. The #1 reason for me is knowing that non human animals are not “its” or “things” or “food”. They are thinking, feeling, sensitive beings, like human animals.…

What Vegans Eat, Day 19

I love tea. Lately I have been enjoying some of the lighter green and white tea varieties. We order mostly from Arbor Teas in bulk, organic, fair trade, loose leaf teas, which are proudly stored in tins in our tea drawer.   We were out of black tea for a short time and when our…

What Vegans Eat – Day 18

We keep some crazy hours here at Responsible Eating And Living. We have begun to prepare for our first fundraiser in New York, since we launched the organization in 2011. You can find more about it here. We got up late and I was craving savory Japanese food, starting with miso soup. I chopped up…