July 31, 2010


July 31, 2010 - .  

“brunch”: espresso; Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos (yeah.)

peach and strawberry chunks while chopping fruit for beer-brewing (beer subsequently exploded out of 6-gallon jug, fruit hitting ceiling)

homemade pickles and onions, roasted peppers, vegan cheese, and tomatoes on rice crackers; blueberry mojitos

dinner at Japan Inn: agedofu with no bonito; eggplant appetizer with no bonito; miso soup; avocado roll, shiitake mushroom roll, and vegetable spring roll, all with soy sauce; Sapporo (vegan according to Barnivore). I’m starting to wonder if the spring roll has eggs in it; I thought I asked once but it tasted suspicious. They also previously said they use vegetable-based broth for the miso soup, agedofu, etc., but it’s worth asking again, especially about the eggplant dish.

stacey- block island and narragansett, ri

July 31, 2010 - .  

breakfast: onion bagel with earth balance; banana; almonds

snacks/ drinks: miller lite; calvitto’s pizza strip; a few chips and fries from other people’s sandwiches; a taste of mike’s classic raspberry margarita

lunch at froozies: lentil nut burger (lentil mixed with cashews and sunflower seeds, zucchini and spices topped with dill vegan mayonnaise, sprouts, lettuce and tomato)

dinner/drinks at rhody joes: baked potato; sweet potato fries; steamed broccoli; narragansett beer and miller lite (both vegan according to barnivore)

emily: road trip

July 31, 2010 - .  

the last two days blurred into one because i did a big fridge cleanout and an overnight road trip. i ate a lot of weird stuff that i can’t totally remember. i had two notable fast food stops while driving, at what i think are the best options for vegans that can be found at almost any rest stop:

taco bell: good job

for dinner last night i had two fresco bean burritos. “fresco” means that they had lettuce and tomato instead of cheese and sour cream- in other words, i could order something completely vegan without having to make any off-the-menu special requests! good job, taco bell!

subway: frustrations

subway is always a good option on the road, but i had two frustrations: subway’s pizza, which looked delicious when my friend ordered it, comes frozen with the cheese already on the crust (even though they also add more cheese later), so there is no way to make it vegan. also, when i had subway at 8:00 this morning, the subway employee who made my sandwich would not let me pass off my veggie delight as an egg-and-cheese-breakfast-sandwich-hold-the-egg-and-cheese, but made me pay for the veggie delight, which cost almost twice as much even though it contained all the same veggies. in other words, i had to pay more to NOT have egg and cheese on my sandwich!

one other note: i found stage planks at a gas station near memphis. i’ve only ever seen these at gas stations in the south. try them if you see them!


July 31, 2010 - .  

whole wheat bagel with tofutti cream cheese. oj.

last of the leftover pizza

chocolate avocado cupcake

cantaloupe and peach–i started getting a box of produce from a csa called edible alchemy. it’s cool, you pay as you go and it’s every 2 weeks.

vietnamese sandwich. salad with arugula and cucumbers from the csa, and also apples, onion, and pine nuts–i tossed it in balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

illicit but organic substance.

whiskey and ginger ale

July 30, 2010

katherine – vegan fail :(

July 30, 2010 - .  

breakfast from Think Coffee: toasted everything bagel with Tofutti cream cheese and sprouts; double espresso

lunch: spinach noodles with tofu and vegetables (by Macro Vegetarian)

snacks at going-away party for co-worker: tortilla chips with salsa, mango guacamole, and tomato+corn guacamole; cherries; Double Stuf Oreos; Labatt Blue (vegan according to Barnivore); Corona (vegan according to Barnivore)

The vegan fail was that I bought tortilla chips to the party but I was not the person who put out the food, so when I saw a bowl of tortilla chips, I assumed they were the ones I brought. So I started eating those with a salsa, and then after a few chips someone said, “I love these Tostidos Hint-of-Lime chips!”, which aren’t vegan, and which had filled the bowl instead of my chips. Oops.

dinner: leftover spinach noodles; Doritos Spicy Sweet Chili chips (I believe the only vegan Doritos?)

Magic Hat #9 (vegan according to Barnivore) at Fang Banger (with Norah Jones!) show


July 30, 2010 - .  

breakfast: almonds; banana

lunch at bouchard’s for my cousin’s wedding: i don’t think that they normally have any vegan food on their menu, but my cousin asked them to make a vegan option.  the food was delicious.  i am not sure if i have ever had vegan french food.

preambles chaudes: vegan puff pastry; sauteed mushrooms and asparagus

pallet cleanser: lemon sorbet with a slice of lemon

plat principaux: an assortment of vegetables; white beans in a squash bowl; pasta with fresh tomato sauce

pour finir: raspberry sorbet with raspberries

white wine- i forget the brand, but they looked it up and said it’s vegan

snack: almond crunch bar

dinner delivered from via via gourmet pizza: pizza (dough and tomato sauce, no veggies) and falafel

dessert: grapes


July 30, 2010 - .  

homemade granola with ricemilk. oj.

leftover pizza. avocado chocolate cupcake.

plain tostada shells

comfort food dinner after a bad study day: vegan mac n chreese (look! another way to spell cheese!) from whole foods, and bush’s vegetarian baked beans.

July 29, 2010


July 29, 2010 - .  

breakfast: shredded wheat with soymilk; espresso

iced coffee from Oren’s Daily Roast

lunch from Vegetarian’s Paradise 2: half of fried “chicken” with french fries, ketchup, and sweet sauce; half of tofu pad thai

dinner: leftover pasta with marinara sauce and nutritional yeast

vodka gimlets and beer at open bar; roasted vegetables (artichoke heart, peppers, zucchini, squash, etc) and dried apricot. These were at a party for people who work with start-up companies, venture capital, business, etc. The only food at the party was a grilled vegetable platter (no cheese) and a fruit platter with only a bit of cheese on it. I have never seen such vegan-friendly catering at an event that it not oriented towards vegans. Unfortunately, I did hear several people complain about the food, but I am still impressed.

pinto and rice burrito


July 29, 2010 - .  

breakfast: 2 bananas; salty oatmeal; coffee with french vanilla soy milk creamer

snack: wheat thins (I finished the box in under 24 hours)

snacks: toasted pita with peanut butter

snacks on the drive to rhode island: skittles; toasted sourdough bread with hummus, spinach, red onion, tomatoes, last of the cheezly smoked cheddar cheese; a taste of my brother’s drink (half lemonade and half iced tea); lay’s potato chips

on the drive to rhode island (in connecticut) i saw a billboard advertising vegan and gluten free food (shoreline diner).  has anyone ever seen a billboard adverstiting vegan food? it was my first!


July 29, 2010 - .  

toasted oats cereal with soy milk, ground flax, agave

leftover chili and cornbread

coffee and banana bread; watermelon

whole wheat bread out of the oven (recipe from ’1,000 vegan recipes’) with peanut butter and raspberry preserves; 1/2 session black lager


July 29, 2010 - .  

smoothie with strawberry, raspberry, peach, oj

leftover slice of pizza with cupcake

bbq potato chips

banana chips that andrea bought

falafel in a pita with hummus, baba ganouj, cucumber etc. in tahini sauce, tomato from sultan’s market

fancy assed martini at matisse bar–i think it had pomegranate juice, cranberry juice, and some other things. also a maraschino cherry. it tasted like a cough drop, in a good way.

July 28, 2010


July 28, 2010 - .  

breakfast: Cheerios with soymilk; iced coffee from Oren’s Daily Roast

lunch: leftover pasta with marinara sauce and nutritional yeast

dinner from Atlas Cafe: vegan steak Cubano sandwich; half a mint brownie made by Vegan Treats


July 28, 2010 - .  

breakfast: multiple cups of coffee with a lot of french vanilla soy creamer

lunch: toasted sourdough bread with hummus, lettuce, red onion, tomatoes; a few lay’s potato chips

snack: a disgusting amount of wheat thins (almost the entire box)

dinner: fuji apple; banana

drink at the raven: magic hat #9 (vegan- see company responses about vegan products)


July 28, 2010 - .  

watermelon; cornbread

last lasagna; red delicious apple

carrot; samples at whole foods; big delicious soft pretzel from whole foods; 1/2 small orange

leftover chili and cornbread; corn tortilla chips; hot chocolate at bennu


July 28, 2010 - .  

breakfast at the chicago diner: vegan s’moores milkshake (yes, we ate this first). ‘chicken fried steak’ with potatoes, scrambled tofu, gravy, slices of pineapple and cantaloupe. french toast with the same sides, except maple syrup instead of gravy.

chocolate avocado cupcake, gin and tonic at veggie bingo

leftover pizza

July 27, 2010


July 27, 2010 - .  

breakfast: Cheerios with soymilk; iced coffee from Oren’s Daily Roast

lunch: leftover beans and sauteed collards with tortillas, salsa, fresh lime, and vegan sour cream

white nectarine

dinner: sauteed spinach with green onion, garlic, sea salt, and olive oil; pasta, some with marinara sauce, and some with melted Vegan-rella cheddar, Earth Balance, and nutritional yeast (Vegan-rella was not my favorite vegan cheese, but it tasted okay when mixed with the other ingredients

chocolate soymilk with brandy

Purely Decadent peanut butter chocolate coconut ice cream


July 27, 2010 - .  

lunch 1: SANDWICH AND PICKLE FROM DC CENTRAL KITCHEN- i can’t find their website

lunch 2: toasted bread with melted cheezly smoked cheddar; lettuce, mustard, red onion and tomatoes

snack: bruschetta- toasted sourdough bread with tomatoes and garlic; a sip of yuengling

dinner at Pho 14: vegetarian pho


July 27, 2010 - .  

leftover cinnamon-raisin challah bread, toasted; small orange; glass of 8th continent soy milk

lasagna from freezer; red delicious apple; last sweet potato-guava muffin from freezer

carrot; small orange; free beer at i <3 video; peach-raspberry-ginger sno cone from fat cock coffee trailer; corn tortilla chips from fiesta bakery

late dinner: tempeh chili from this recipe; jalapeno cornbread from ’1,000 vegan recipes’; watermelon; 1/2 session black lager mixed with 1/2 topo sabores tamarind

marcy marcy

July 27, 2010 - .  

homemade granola with ricemilk

leftover cold slice of pizza and avocado chocolate cupcake at my study group

tostada with last of the fake meat, tomatoes, lettuce

gin and tonic @ brendan’s pub, a place right around the corner from me that doesn’t have a website as far as i can tell. it was fine but unimpressive and then the bartender went out of his way to help out a sick pigeon that was huddled near the door and i liked it better

July 26, 2010


July 26, 2010 - .  

breakfast: Cheerios with soymilk; iced coffee

lunch: leftover sauteed collards with garlic, kidney bean seitan patty, and jalapeño cornbread


Ricola cough drops

Follow Your Heart vegan mozzarella cheese

spoonful of Purely Decadent peanut butter swirl chocolate coconut ice cream

dinner: toasted corn tortillas served with salsa, fresh lime, collards+garlic sauteed in olive oil, and strange beans [I reduced a strained+rinsed can of pink beans with about a cup of 2x-diluted vegetable broth, a splash of olive oil, bay leaves, red pepper flakes, black pepper, quartered onion, and large garlic chunks until the water mostly evaporated, removing the onion, garlic, and bay leaves at this point. Separately I sauteed garlic, red onion, Mexican chili powder, and cumin in a bit of olive oil until just brown, then blanched the garlic and onion with the juice of 3/4 lime, and added cilantro. I mixed this with the pink beans, smashing the beans up a bit. It was too flavorful, so I then added a can of black beans, lightly sauteed + smashed.]

Dogfish Head Aprihop IPA (vegan according to Barnivore)

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