What Vegans Eat – Day 663


Breakfast: It’s Sunday and that’s always a good excuse to make a great breakfast. Gary made a variation on his Easy Spinach Frittata, using Zucchini as the featured vegetable and tossing in some leftover cooked grain mix (millet, black rice, red rice and brown rice) into the batter. Yup, it’s another winner!
It was served with a little “bread” basket of Corn Tortillas and Panettone.
Dinner: Tradition! We’ve been meeting at least once a year with our friends from Baltimore, Carole and Frasier, when they come up for a weekend of NYC culture. They had just come from seeing Les Liasons Dangereuses on Broadway and had tickets to go to Democracy Now’s 20th Anniversary Celebration the following day. Our tradition includes dining at Candle Cafe West.
Gary began the celebration with a Maker’s Mark Manhattan.
That Manhattan sure looked good, but I went with the Spicy Cilantro Green Juice. I need to start adding a little Jalapeno to my green juice. It was good!
Frasier ordered a little soup of the day.
Carole got the Beet Salad with String beans, Baby Arugula, Almond Cheese, Pears, Red Onions, Toasted Pecans, and Balsamic Fig Vinaigrette. Yum.
The Chanterelle and Sage Crusted Tofu had my name all over it, with Sautéed Spinach, Celeriac Purée, Wild Mushrooms, String Beans, Mushroom Gravy and Apple Cranberry Salad. The sweet fruit on top was a delightful touch.
Frasier’s daughter Anna joined us and for her main dish, she went for one of the specials, the Pumpkin Seed Crusted Tempeh, served with roasted Brussels Sprouts, Fingerling Potatoes, Sautéed Leeks, Broccoli Rabe, Squash Sauce and topped with Orange Cranberry Chutney. Excellent choice!
I am not sure which dish Carole got but it looks wonderful.
Frasier went with the classic Seitan Piccata.
My burger boy couldn’t resist the Seitan Cheeseburger.
We all shared a couple of servings of the Apple Cranberry Pie
After dinner, we headed down to Midtown. Carole wanted to see her friend Joe, the bartender who works at Sardi’s. She met him there a long time ago and visits when she can. It was just past 9:00pm and Sardi’s was closed! We walked around the corned and up a few blocks to Joe Allen to continue our evening of fun and conversation. Gary and I both ordered the Maker’s Mark with Cherries.
Evening: Once home we had a bit of the munchies. We burned a lot of energy talking up a storm. We finished up the morning Frittata.

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