What Vegans Eat – Day 278


Brunch: We were invited to celebrate the holiday of Diwali with our next door neighbors. It’s been a tradition here at our apartment for a few years. We all walked over to Agora Taverna on Austin Street in Forest Hills. I had eaten there once with my parents and although my parents enjoyed it, I did not. There were one or two vegan options and the roasted vegetables I had ordered back then were relatively tasteless. This time there was a brunch menu. I was not interested in the Vegetarian Panini with Roasted Vegetables, since I didn’t want the bread and I had a bad recollection of their roasted vegetables. Gary and I both chose the Greek Salad, without Feta and no dressing. It was small for a main meal salad but colorful. The raw onions and kalamata olives provided the flavor, the peppers and cucumbers, though rather bland provided the crunch. I had some grapefruit juice and a cup of Lipton Tea with lemon. For those of you who know of my love of tea, fresh, flavorful, organic loose leaf teas brewed in baskets, not paper or nylon bags, you can imagine how much I enjoyed this one. Actually, I don’t put lemon in my tea very often and it was a nice change.
Late Lunch: Reheat, repeat, rejoice. We were pretty hungry when we got home. I made a few Chickpea Crepes (Socca) and filled them with the Seasoned Adzuki Beans, Brown Rice and Cashew Cheese Fondue from the night before.
Evening: We had eaten a substantial late lunch and didn’t feel like sitting down for a dinner meal. But pie sounded just right. I got to making one with organic Gala apples. When apples are organic you don’t have to peel them. Pie making is easier this way and is filled with great nutrients from the apple skin.
The recipe comes with an easy to roll gluten-free crust!
Warm apple pie served with Teeccino Soy Lattes topped with Pumpkin Spice made a fun dinner.

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