Breakfast: We received a special treat in the mail – Maple Syrup. REAL Maple syrup is expensive. It goes for about $68/gallon and up depending on if it’s organic, the brand and who is selling it. I had a $6 credit at Jet.com when I tried them for the first time last month. I ordered a bunch of West Soy unsweetened soy milk and a few exploded in transport. Oops. I decided to give Jet.com another try and use my credit. When I saw the 32-ounce jugs of Organic Maple Syrup going for $12.97 I grabbed two. That’s less than $40/gallon! We celebrated with our Vegan Buttermilk Pancakes recipe covered in maple syrup, served with Sliced Oranges and Black Vanilla Tea. Here they are on the grill.
And here they are on the plate.
Lunch: Some old theater friends of Gary’s were in town and we met them at Le Pain Quotidien. He hadn’t seen them in decades. We restaged them in a scene they had all done in the play Room Service over 30 years ago. Room service is about food, right? So I am including pictures from it here! Here’s Gary and his friends Gail and Dennis Rossow in the shot from 1980.
And here they are today.
Gary ordered his favorite plate, The Botanist, which I like to call the schmears plate since it comes with schmears – Hummus and Guacamole, a lot of great bread and Quinoa Tabouli.
I got the soup du jour, with Sweet Potatoes and Coconut Milk.
Dinner: We were pretty full from lunch and late in the evening Gary offered me his leftovers from the restaurant while he made a Peanut Butter Sandwich. I made an open-faced sandwich with Hummus, Avocado and Quinoa Tabouli and had it with Vanilla Almond Rooibos tea.