What Vegans Eat – Day 624: Special Travel Edition


Breakfast: Now having the knack of how to cook here at the resort with the electric burners and supplied pots, Gary made another excellent oatmeal breakfast with Blueberries, Almonds, Apples and Walnuts, served with Earl Grey Tea for him and Genmaicha for me.
Daily Green Juice: We went for a 30-minute run around Lauder-By-The Sea and ended up at Dr. Juice. We met one of the co-owners, his mom and the staff and chatted away about the importance of juicing and eating plant foods. It’s always fun to meet people who are passionate about plants! Here’s the menu.
We ordered our modified Green IV again, without apple and wheatgrass, and with added ginger.
Lunch: We walked on the the windy beach and around town for about an hour or more. What a workout! We got “home” hungry. I knew we were going out for dinner later so I thought I’d make a light lunch with leftovers. I guess I got carried away. It was a luscious feast with Artichoke and Tahini Dressing; Tofu and Tomato Slices with Lemon Juice; Guacamole with Avocado, Scallions, Cilantro, Tomatoes and Lemon; the remaining Vegan Chopped Liver from Aunt Marietta; and our heavenly Purple Sweet Potato that tastes like a donut!
Dinner: We met Gary’s old friends Laura and her beau Bret at their home in Fort Lauderdale. Laura, Bret and I sipped a little red wine and Gary, our designated driver, sipped on some sparkling water. We all munched on spiced Pistachios and Dried Mango before going over to Sublime Restaurant & Bar. It would be their first time there. Gary and I have been there many times and even made a film about it. We were sat at a booth in the bar area. Our waiter delivered a mis-en-bouche of Polenta Fries to start with.
Bret ordered the Frito Misto Appetizer of Crispy Cauliflower with Sweet Chile Sauce and Sesame Seeds and Laura got the soup of the day, Creamy Cauliflower.
I ordered the Portobello Stack with Red Quinoa, Potato Slices, Spinach and a Mushroom Masala Sauce.
Laura went with the Mushroom Ravioli.
Bret ordered the Steak Sandwich made with Gardein. The server recommended it and Brett liked it a lot. But it was a burger! Why would they call it a Steak Sandwich?? Gary was disappointed. If he knew it was a burger he would have ordered it too. Brett was a good sport and said he enjoyed it and was trying to figure out what it tasted like? Gary said, “Salisbury steak?” Brett said, “Yes! That’s it! It tastes like a TV Dinner!” We all had a good laugh.
Gary ordered the Roasted Vegetable Flatbread. There is an awesome pizza oven at Sublime which made us wonder – why are there no pizzas on the menu? Gary and I both remember ordering excellent wood fired pies there a few years ago. Perhaps we hit Sublime on an off night but the restaurant was also empty. And I also didn’t see owner Nanci Alexander who we normally see greeting guests and approaching tables during dinner asking if everything is “Sublime”. I really missed that this trip especially because we were bringing some of our non-vegan friends to try what we consider some of the best vegan fare anywhere. Be that as it may, Laura and Brett were troopers and said they enjoyed the food and the atmosphere and said they’d be back. Interestingly enough, we too will be back and in less than 48 hours— we are going there again with my sister and brother-in-law on Saturday night before we head back to New York City! I will report back on Sublime in this very blog this weekend so stay tuned!
Evening: We ended our evening with our new vacation tea, Trader Joe’s Well Rested Herbal tea. I had some Dark Chocolate and Gary went for the caffeine-free Raisins.

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