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 with my Spring Rolls, Baked Tofu and Sweet Potatoes. Gary Baked the tofu and potatoes. I made the Spring Rolls with Scallions, Mint, Cilantro, Peanut, Rice Noodles, Bean Sprouts, Lettuce and Baked Tofu. With the leftovers we made a big salad for today’s lunch.

Snack: I took a small bowls of Red Lentil Soup for a snack.

Third Meal: Our neighbor Dan is celebrating his 65th birthday and his wife invited us to a party in Harrison, NY. We drove up with another couple who lives on the same floor with us to the Trattoria Vivolo. It’s an old-school Italian restaurant. I checked the menu before we left which is one reason I had the soup for a snack. We started with a salad. The waiter suggested we share one. We listened to him. That was the first mistake! Our Arugula Salad was very tasty and too small!

The menu boasted “Vedura” consisting of Broccoli Rapé, Escarole (which I love), Spinach and Asparagus. I thought a big vegetable plate with the veggies sautéed with garlic and oil, and no salt added would be great. The waiter kept saying, “you like steamed vegetables?” I said no, please sauté them with garlic and oil but don’t add salt. Well, not only did we get steamed vegetables, they were not the ones I expected. We got Broccoli, Carrots, String Beans and Asparagus. It felt like we were back in the 1990’s when no one knew how to make anything interesting for a vegan. I asked the waiter about garlic and oil. He was very nice and brought a bowl of some freshly made to pour on top. The garlic definitely helped.


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