What Vegans Eat – Day 1012


Breakfast: You’ve heard it said, “Breakfast is the most important meal.” Personally, with our irregular schedule, breakfast is important but it doesn’t always come in the morning. We eat when we are hungry and sometimes the hunger comes around lunchtime. Anyway, focusing on my dad, spending all day in the hospital, meals have not been a priority. Knowing we’d be in the hospital all day again, we knew breakfast would be our most important meal. I was okay with cold Rolled Oats but Gary insisted on making hot Oatmeal. The weather is cold and somehow hot Oatmeal seemed more health-giving. He made it with Apples, Raisins and Bananas and I topped mine with Chia Seeds, Cacao Nibs and Blueberries.
Lunch: Gary had cooked Garbanzo Beans and whipped up a Red Pepper Hummus. (He also saved the bean water, call Aquafaba, and froze it in ice cube trays for later use). He brought a lunch bag to the hospital with the Hummus, Celery and Carrot sticks, Mary’s Gone Crackers and what little was left of the Cheezehoud Liptauer spread Lori Robin gave me earlier in the week when I interviewed her on my show. We sat in the cafeteria with my brother-in-law who bought some chicken to eat. There was a salad bar that looked rather anemic. I was glad Gary thought ahead and brought great food.
Dinner: My dad was stable and resting comfortably in the ICU and we went home. We don’t eat pasta very often but I knew we had Cheezehound Macadamia Nut Mozzarella. I suggested a pasta dish with Marinara. No we didn’t burn it. Those black pieces are Black Bean Pasta, made only with Black Beans. We saw it in the store recently and wanted to try it. Gary added Tempeh to the Marinara Sauce to beef it up a little. It was beautiful.
It was more beautiful on the plate.
A Kale Salad with Red Onions, Black Olives and Tahini Dressing completed the meal. We were re-energized, ready for a good night’s sleep and then to return to the hospital tomorrow.

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