What Vegans Eat – Day 148


Breakfast: I happily had a beautiful plate of Simple Veggie Cuisine Leftovers and Gary’s Baked Tofu for breakfast.
Daily Green Juice: Not quite up to speed yet with preparing green juice, Gary bought a couple of juices from Ripe Juice Bar, the Achilles, made with Celery, Spinach, Parsley, Broccoli, Cucumber.
Snack: We were going to make an overnight trip to visit with my parents further east on Long Island and I knew we’d be eating big food in a restaurant. I don’t typically make a meal like this, but a Raw Revolution bar seemed just right for the moment, while I worked on my blog post for the day.
Dinner: We had wanted to try 3 Brothers Pizza Café for a while. We had been to the original Rockville Centre location some years back. Have you heard about this place and Jay Astafa’s ingenuity behind it? We met Jay Astafa back in February at the La Fashionista Compassionista Launch Party.
Jay Astafa, at 16, created a simple menu featuring 100% plant-based dishes at his father’s Italian eatery, 3 Brothers. From Jay’s website it says: “Within a few months, due to its tremendous popularity, that modest menu expanded, evolving into a full-fledged multi-page promised land for every vegan within driving distance.” Long Island is surprisingly void of vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants and 3 Brothers Pizza Café is leading the way. It was very crowded when we were there on Tuesday night. Dinner began with a mise-en-bouche: Bruschetta.
My mom ordered the Seitan Parmesan with Breaded Seitan, topped with Tomato Sauce and Daiya Mozzarella that I took a taste of.
I ordered the Tempeh Portobello with consisted of Pan Fried Tempeh, Portobello Mushrooms, Roasted Peppers, Parmesan White Wine Sauce. Pan frying tempeh is a bit decadent and rich for me, but it was so delicious, especially in the lovely white wine sauce. And it wasn’t salty! When do I ever say that about restaurant food??
My dinner came with the House Salad of Mixed Greens, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Red Onions,
Shredded Carrots, Kalamata Olives.
Gary ordered a Pizza with Daiya Mozzarella, Onions and Olives that I also got to try.
It was a fun evening. There were several tables near us with young people in passionate conversations including a pedantic guy with an especially grating voice. I wasn’t listening in, but I couldn’t help but hear snippets from time to time, with phrases that included “The Humane Society” and “Animal Rights.” At one point I turned to Gary and said, ” I hope I didn’t sound like that when I was young.” “You did,” he replied.

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