What Vegans Eat – Day 962


Breakfast: Today I was heading back to my parents’ house to take mom grocery shopping. I wasn’t hungry but a juicy ruby red grapefruit sounded really good. And it was.
Gary knew I needed to eat to get fortified for the day and he placed this bowl of Rolled Oats, pears, Raisins and Ground Flax Seeds in front of me. I am glad he did.
Lunch: On the way to my parents’ house I got a message from one of my dad’s doctor’s office telling me he was schedule for a procedure tomorrow morning at 8:30am. So I will be staying over. When I arrived we had a bit of emotional drama. Facing the truth about illness and disease is never easy. Mom wasn’t ready to shop just yet, so I made myself some celery and carrot sticks.
While shopping, I couldn’t resist taking a photograph of the cart. I don’t lecture or argue anymore about what my parents want to eat. It’s frustrating to see them choose the foods that I know are not making life easier for them – like Greek Yogurt, Ice Cream, Mozzarella and Ricotta; dairy foods that only exacerbate the troubles they are experiencing.
Dinner: At sundown the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur begins. I was raised Jewish, but I am not a religious person today. My parents have been members of the local synagogue for decades. Normally they would begin a fast this evening, from sundown until sundown the next day, and spend the evening and tomorrow during the day in prayer at the temple. But this is not a normal time. Dad is getting a medical treatment tomorrow morning. They are both fatigued and are not fasting. I decided to cook and make a festive meal. It included Corn on the Cob, Buckwheat with Onions, a big Salad and a special baked Tofu dish.
I roasted some gorgeous Red and Orange Bell Peppers.
The salad consisted of Romaine Lettuce, Kale, Sweet Soft Pears and Green Olives.
The homemade Vegetable soup had Kidney Beans, Barley, Onions, Celery, Carrots, seasoned with Garlic, Fennel, Parsley and Lemon Pepper.
This was my favorite dish which I will be making again soon for Gary and posting the recipe for you, an Herb and Almond Crusted Baked Tofu.
My mom set the table with glasses that had different Yiddish expressions on each. Mine said “Oy Veh!” It kept things light and humorous.
Evening: After dinner and cleaning up, we sat down for a little dessert and “hot drinks”. I finished up the So Delicious Vanilla Ice Cream along with some Green Tea.

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