What Vegans Eat – Day 816


Breakfast: It’s one of those crazy schedule days. The Food Revolution Summit is on Day 8 of nine. I scrambled to prepare for the later part of the day before getting set up at my computer to listen and monitor Summit comments. Fortunately, my new favorite breakfast is easy to put together: Rolled Oats, Cacao Nibs, Raisins, Flax Seeds, Walnuts, Apples, Almond Yogurt.
Lunch: My parents are coming today and I’ll be driving them to my niece’s production of Legally Blind Junior. Because dad doesn’t drive at night anymore Gary and I will be taking them home and sleeping over. We decided to fill up on our good food before starting on this next adventure. This is one of my favorite meals that lasts for days: Sprouted Corn Tortillas, Black Beans Shredded Romaine Lettuce, Tomato Salsa, Corn and Roasted Red Pepper Salsa, Guacamole and Almond Yogurt.
Daily Green Juice: Kale, Collards, Celery, Carrots, Ginger, Lime
Dinner: After the show we drove to Long Island. Along the way my parents argued about which diner to go to for dinner. Dix Hills Diner was the best, but Plainview Diner was not as good but was on the way and would save time. We went to Plainview Diner. I have two good things to say about this place: the paper place mats were original and cute and the servers were friendly. The menu was circa 1975. This was a menu of cheap, big, low quality, unhealthy food. I guess that’s what the clientele wants. There were no vegan meals listed. Sure, you could create something from the ingredients in other dishes but for 2017 I expect more. None of the specialty salads were vegan, they all had a topping of chicken, turkey or tuna. Ugh. Thank goodness Gary and I knew to have a big lunch! We smiled and were pleasant; we never complained to anyone. We both ordered from the selection of sides – a Sweet Potato and Broccoli. Now Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli can make a fantastic meal, especially when they are organic, but this one was not. The Sweet Potato was small and anemic, with little flavor. We were each served two florets of steamed Broccoli. Two florets! I could eat a pound of steamed Broccoli in one sitting. I don’t know how old the steaming water was or what else they used it for but the Broccoli had a faint, unpleasant flavor.

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