What Vegans Eat – Day 623: Special Travel Edition


Breakfast: Gary took a turn at making breakfast. We were out of Soy Milk so instead of Cold Rolled Oats with Fruit and Nuts, he cooked the oats, making oatmeal. Normally this is a very simple task. But here at the resort, we have finicky electric burners and low quality pots and pans. The result is the oatmeal sticks to the bottom of the pot because electric burners don’t respond as quickly as gas does in immediately reducing the heat. A scratched, poorly maintained pot encourages sticking and is more difficult to clean. For those that don’t like being in the kitchen these issues may make things more difficult. Fortunately, Gary is a skilled chef and he overcame the challenges beautifully. The oatmeal was his best yet, with Apples, Blueberries, Almonds, Walnuts…and subpar pots and utensils.
The first day we were here in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea we walked south. Today we were going north. We discovered the lively “downtown” along the beach by Commercial Blvd and scoped out the restaurant menus for vegan food. There were options, but not very exciting. Still it was fun to walk around and think about returning one evening during the week for a beer by the beach. One sign along the beach was encouraging. This area appears to be protective of the turtles that come to nest.
We headed toward a pier and thought we would walk out on it. We discovered you had to walk through the restaurant and pay $2/person to do that! We did and as we walked out on the pier my heart sunk. There were men fishing, everywhere. We were looking for a peaceful place to walk and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and instead found a place of murder and death.
The oceans are warming, polluted and becoming acidic. Ocean life is dying from toxic waste, over fishing and climate change. Yet people continue to torture and kill fish. Required reading: What A Fish Knows.
Saddened and confused by the beauty of Mother Nature and violence of Human Nature, we watched two pigeons show us the way. Love is the only answer.

Lunch: We came back to our “apartment” and munched on some snacks, Mary’s Gone Crackers and Vegan Chopped Liver.
Daily Green Juice: Later it was time to get some essentials, distilled water, more soy milk and find some green juice. We discovered Dr. Juice a raw, organic juice bar. We each got a modified Green IV, make with Kale, Celery, Cucumber and Ginger. It was delicious and restored our energy and souls.
Dinner: I put together a simple meal of Steamed Artichokes with Tahini Dipping Sauce, Kale and Butter Lettuce Salad with Tahini Dressing and Chickpeas with Scallions.
Evening: Trader Joe’s Well Rested Herbal Tea and a few Dates, Raisins and Walnuts makes the evening just right.

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