What Vegans Eat – Day 57


I wasn’t thinking or was thinking of too many things and forgot to take photos of all the food I ate, so this post is image-limited.
Breakfast: We had come to the end of the Quinoa balls. I enjoyed them, cold with Mint Tea and my daily Green Juice.
Some thoughts on quinoa: Quinoa is a nutritious pseudo-grain or seed that has been growing in popularity in the US in the last decade or so. When I first started buying it, the price was around $2.99/lb, then $3.99 and now I never see it below $5.99/lb and sometimes I see it for even more. What’s driving the price up? I imagine as it becomes more popular, the old supply and demand concept kicks in. I had read that quinoa comes from Bolivia and there are a few farmers trying to grow quinoa here in the U.S. but it’s not that easy. Because Americans have been importing more and more quinoa, the locals in Bolivia can’t afford it anymore and they are consuming less nutritious, more processed starchy products instead. I felt terrible when I learned about this. Between this and the increasing price I decided not to buy quinoa very often. I do love to use it as a wheat replacement for matzo balls during Passover.
Snack:We knew we would be sampling the food for our upcoming fundraiser event on Earth Day so we didn’t want to eat to much beforehand. Somehow, our vegan, gluten-free Cannoli seemed like just the right thing.
Dinner: I can’t believe I didn’t remember to photograph the Hor d’Oeuvres at Jade. Or I did, a little too late when everything was almost gone, which is what you can see below. We sampled veggie skewers with a garlic cilantro dip (so good!), mini samosas, spring rolls and veggie tempura with a ginger soy sauce dip. Have you purchased your tickets yet for the event?
Evening: The Hors D’Oeuvres were satisfying for a while but then hunger returned. I had a piece of Matzoh with Peanut Butter, a Pear and a Kale salad.

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