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 1681

First Meal: I love starting the day here with a beautiful plate of Fresh Fruit, served outdoors. The mornings during this rainy season are sunny and lovely.   Second Meal: Helen and I met again with our new lawyer here in Costa Rica. He had great news and helpful recommendations that are saving us money.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1680

First Meal: Starting my day here in Costa Rica with another Fruit Plate at the hotel. I had it with a Cardamom Black tea and I liked this combination.   Today is a day off. I worked most of the morning on my computer sitting in the hotel courtyard. It was delightful. I love breathing…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1679

First Meal: At my hotel in San Isidro, Costa Rica, I went to the outdoor restaurant for breakfast. The server did not speak English, but he understood “soy vegana!” There was fruit on the menu and I chose that. Look what I got! So beautiful.   Second Meal: I am here to take care of…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1678

First Meal: I am traveling to Costa Rica today. I got up super early for a 6:15am flight going to Orlando. One of my carry on bags had my food for the long day. I had prepared Spring Rolls yesterday with Rice Paper filled with Baked Tofu, Romaine Rice Vermicelli, Bean Sprouts, Cilantro, Mint, and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1677

First Meal: The joy of Oatmeal in the morning and Teeccino with steamy, foamy Soy Milk. It’s a great way to start the day.   Second Meal: I am preparing for my flight to Costa Rica tomorrow. It will be a long day, with a three-hour bus ride after my flight. I decided to bring…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1676

Tea: If I had to choose a favorite tea, would it be Bai Mu Dan? I love it’s refreshing flavor and fresh scent. I also love smelling the leaves after they have been brewed. It makes me feel like I am in a grassy field with wildflowers.   First Meal: Yesterday’s Pasta and Pea becomes…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1675

First Meal: Time to visit with mom. It’s my mom and dad’s wedding anniversary today. They married in 1953. I promised Mom we would visit dad’s grave at the cemetery today. When my dad was buried, my sister had the idea of “planting” bowling pins around his gravestone. I brought extra pins with me and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1674

First Meal: Pancakes this morning! I made up a batter from the few ingredients we have left in the refrigerator, All Purpose GF Flour, Flax Seeds, vanilla, Soy Milk, Apricot Butter plus some Baking Powder. I was not in the mood to whip up some Aquafaba so they weren’t as light or fluffy as they…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1673

First Meal: Yes, bean soups make great breakfasts. The Carrot Red Lentil Soup with Genmaicha tea was just right.   Second Meal: Gary and I will be traveling in a few days so we are not stocking the refrigerator. It’s a good excuse to go to Bareburger. Gary tried (and liked) the Black Bean Burger…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1672

First Meal: A REAL classic breakfast never gets old. It starts with Vanilla Tea with Soy Foam.   Next is Oatmeal with Apples, Raisins and Raspberries.   Second Meal: A quick Carrot Lentil Soup with Carrots and Herbes de Provence.   Third Meal: Our whole grain blend of Millet, Brown Rice, Red Rice and Black…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1671

First Meal: Gary was up for making his version of Joe’s Special, which I call Gary’s Special. He made it with the same ingredients but cooked everything together so it looked like a hash.   The crispy part that sticks to the pan he called “bacon”.   Second Meal: We were due for a trip…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1670

First Meal: The car that I brought in for repair was ready. Gary went with me to bring back the rental car and pick up the Camry. Afterwards we grabbed a little lunch at Plant Wise. I tried the Tomato and Chickpea dish over Spinach and Quinoa. These bowl dishes are super rich. Next time…

What Vegans Eat – Day 1669

First Meal: Savory or sweet? Savory for me today with leftover Kale Salad and Baked Fries.   Gary chose sweet of course, with Rice Cakes, Peanut Butter, Apples, Raisins and Banana.   Today’s tea is Chai with Soy Milk.   Second Meal: I cut open a perfect Pineapple. So sweet and fresh. This was the…

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…