What Vegans Eat – Day 1515


First Meal: Today is tightly scheduled. The key is to stay calm and carry on. I did not sleep well because my foot that was just operated on was bothering me. There was enough pain to make me limp. I moved slowly getting ready for the day. I had to move the car by 11:30am for street cleaning and I was getting a haircut at noon. I crammed my backpack with clothes for tomorrow since I would be staying at my mom’s and I stuffed some fresh organic Strawberries in my pocket for breakfast. I also made some Cinnamon Peppermint Maté and put it in a to-go cup. Carrying two bags, a backpack and my tea, I slowly limped to the the car and got there eight minutes late. Fortunately there was no parking ticket. I drove to the salon and waited for a parking spot in the lot there to open up. I remembered I had Strawberries in my pocket and I ate them.
Second Meal: I drove to my mom’s house. I was going to pick her up and head back to Queen’s where I live to go to a concert in the evening. I brought the rest of the organic Kale/Cabbage/Onion/Apple/Coconut/Lemon/Raisin Salad I made and ate half of it.

Afterwards I had a So Delicious Coconut Milk Dipped Vanilla Pop sweetened with Erythritol. They are pretty amazing. I bought them for mom a while ago because she has a sweet tooth and eats a lot of foods with refined sugar.

Third Meal:
I drove Mom through Chinatown in Flushing, Queens and waited for my brother Barry to arrive on the the subway. He had taken a train and then a subway to get here and I didn’t know when he would make it. We waiting in a “no standing” zone and then moved up behind a bus. Then I was told by a uniformed MTA employee I had to move because I was in a bus spot. There were no signs! I moved to the other side of the street where there was metered parking and we waited. He found us, since I left him so many texts as to where we were. Next I drove to a Vietnamese restaurant called Ginger and Lemongrass. We didn’t have a lot of time. We began with Jasmine tea served in these little cups. I liked the way they looked but you couldn’t feel the warmth of the tea, which for me is part of the tea experience.

Barry and I ordered the Vegetarian Pho with added Bok Choy, Mushrooms and organic Black Rice Noodles. This was an excellent pho. I have to bring Gary here! My mom ordered a Portobello Mushroom Sandwich that she loved. We always get excited when she likes something at a restaurant because it doesn’t happen very often.

It took a long time to get the food and we didn’t have much time to eat. We were going to the Way of the Cross Concert at the St. Luke Church in Whitestone. Donna Cori Gibson was performing. She lives in St. Louis and came in just for this concert. My brother has been producing and arranging her albums for years and tonight she sang to the music tracks he had prepared. Donna is a great singer and we enjoyed the concert very much. Afterwards I invited her to join us for a little nosh. We all shared a big Fruit platter.

There was still more driving to do. I dropped Donna off at the convent she was staying at, I took Barry to the subway and then drove mom home, which took about an hour. I prepared the couch in the guest room and got ready to sleep. Another day and I did do it all.

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