What Vegans Eat – Day 947


Breakfast: After working late trying to catch up, I got to bed and woke up too early. The sun was pouring through and I could not get back to sleep. After a morning meditation I walked downstairs to the kitchen. My mom had prepared a lovely plate of fruit. This is something she is known for. In our family, she is the fruit lady. Whether there’s an event at home or at another family member’s house, if my mom is there you can depend on a platter of fresh fruit. The irony was seeing the dish next to my parents’ pills that they each take for a variety of health issues that I believe have been brought on by poor diet and lifestyle. The juicer sits on the counter, rarely used.
Lunch: I made it home and once again got a parking spot. We have street cleaning on Thursday and Friday from 11:30am to 1pm. It’s Thursday and I arrived at noon and parked on the Thursday side. Gary joined me in the car until 1pm when the no parking limit was up. He brought the New York Times and we read, chatted and relaxed. I couldn’t wait for 1pm. I was so hungry. Gary prepared a marvelous lunch: Arugula Salad, with Tempeh braised in a sweet Fig and Date Sauce with Sesame Seeds. I gobbled it up, chewing quickly.
Next up was a new soup Gary had prepared with Split Peas, Barley, Red Rice, Potatoes, Onions Carrots, Celery, Garlic, seasoned with Garam Masala and Madras Curry.
Dinner: We had tickets to see a preview of the new play A Clockwork Orange, based on the 1972 dystopian crime film and 1962 novel by Anthony Burgess. I never saw the film but I remember all the comments by people who did about how horribly violent it was. The play told the same story in a stylized version with the violent acts choreographed as dance. I can’t really comment on the how it transferred to the stage because, as I mentioned, I hadn’t seen the film or read the book. That said, I found the acting uneven and am still trying to figure out what the director’s vision was! Then again, it was a preview and I’m sure things were not the way they’ll be when it opens at the end of the month. One thing was certain, when we finally arrived home after a very slow train ride, we were hungry. I suggested making sandwiches with the leftover Tempeh, served with Sauerkraut, on gluten-free English Muffins.

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