What Vegans Eat – Day 344: Apples and Oranges


Breakfast: Here’s hoping today is the last day I write about my Apple; my Apple computer that is. I was off to the Apple Genius Bar to pick up my repaired MacBook Pro. The logic board was replaced for the third time in 5 months! I made some Jasmine Tea and poured it into my glass Green Apple Takeya bottle. (I kid you not, the bright green color of this bottle is called green apple!) I packed the bottle in my backpack, grabbed a pear, not an apple, and was on my way.
Lunch: When I returned home, lunch was ready. Kale Salad (with Apples!) tossed with Seed Caesar Dressing. We haven’t had Seed Caesar Dressing in a while and we both welcomed its return.
Along with the salad we had last night’s Vedure Al Forno leftovers with creamy Baba Ganoush. Mmm, that caramelized red onion was so sweet.
Snack: Gary went out “hunting” and came back with fresh oranges along with some other essentials from our local health food store, the Natural. We ate some oranges followed by a Coconut Orange Smoothie made with more fresh oranges and coconut milk.20jan-orange
Dinner: While I was getting caught on my newly repaired computer, Gary was working hard in the kitchen. For dinner he made Country Fried Tempeh with Sweet Potato Pancakes and Collard Greens. He just happened to whip up Apricot Orange Chutney with the orange peels leftover from our afternoon snack. What a concept! No waste, and it’s delicious.
Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Lemon, Ginger
Evening: We settled in, with a little reading and Vanilla Almond Rooibos Tea.

  2 comments for “What Vegans Eat – Day 344: Apples and Oranges

  1. Hi Caryn,

    I hope your Apple plays nice! The coconut orange smoothie sounds fabulous! Makes me think of a piña colada. Can you please share the recipe? Thanks!


    • We had originally intended to make Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream, https://responsibleeatingandliving.com/orange-creamsicle-ice-dream/ but the oranges were not frozen and we did not want to wait for them to freeze. We had some coconut milk in the freezer, about 2 cups. Gary ran hot water over the jar to remove it and then broke it up into pieces. He blended the coconut milk with 1/2 cup of plain, unsweetened soy milk and 2 oranges. That was it! We make our coconut milk from Let’s Do Organic Creamed Coconut, only we add a lot more water than the package recommends. We add 3 to 4 cups of water to the 7 ounce package of coconut. It works for us. The smoothie we made was rich with a delicate sweetness.

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