December 31, 2010


December 31, 2010 - .  

brunch: coffee; leftover stuffing; leftover vegan bruschetta from Pizza Luce

spiced apple cider; chocolate jelly bar

dinner at Burrito Union: two-fisted burrito with rice, beans, guacamole, salsa verde, onion, cilantro, tomato, corn, Ding sauce; tortilla chips; Brewhouse Lighthouse Golden (may not be vegan); Brewhouse’s Woodruff Reserve (bourbon plus cherries plus ginger)

3/4 of a PBR (free) at Fond-du-Luth casino

Brewhouse wildfire lager

chocolate chip cookie in a cast iron skillet

Lay’s potato chips

Bell’s Batch 10,000 (vegan according to Barnivore); Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne at midnight (vegan according to Barnivore)

stacey- st thomas day 1

December 31, 2010 - .  

breakfast: oj; tortilla with galaxy vegan cheese; tortilla with peanut butter

snacks on the airplane to st. thomas: tomato juice; roasted squash seeds

more snacks: wild rice cakes

lunch at wikked: grilled bbq tandoori tofu (tandoori spiced grilled tofu with seasonal vegetables, beans and rice and french fries; happy hour margarita for 2 dollars

drinks at iggies: i wanna iguana (banana; coconut rum; mango)

dinner at island time pub (i checked with the owner and their dough and sauce are vegan): pizza with peppers, tomatoes, onions, garlic, mushrooms and olives; miller lite

drinks at the cellar: miller lite; kamikaze

December 30, 2010

katherine – vegan beer fail

December 30, 2010 - .  

brunch: coffee; tofu scramble (tofu, onion, garlic, Earth Balance, white wine vinegar, curry powder, red pepper flakes, fresh thyme, salt, and black pepper); rolls

leftover wild rice stuffing; chocolate jelly bar from Tobies in Hinckley, MN

Wildfire lager from Duluth Brewhouse (with New Mexico Hatch chilies, scotch bonnets, jalapeños, and Serrano peppers… tastes like eating a raw scotch bonnet pepper!!)

dinner at Pizza Luce: vegan bruscetta with soy cheese; vegan pizza with rinotta cheese, spinach, and mock duck; Surly Furious beer (NOT VEGAN according to Barnivore! I should have checked!)

beer at Fair Game at the Zinema

pumpkin pie; spiced cider; another chocolate jelly bar

saltine crackers


December 30, 2010 - .  

breakfast: peppermint tea with vanilla soy milk; banana

lunch: celery and peanut butter; leftover couscous and brussels sprouts; leftover sadza with creamed collards

snacks: pumpkin spiced soy milk; kettle salt and vinegar chips; broccoli stems

dinner made by one of my housemates: hieran’s favorite rice from how it all vegan with vegan rella

December 29, 2010


December 29, 2010 - .  

coffee; banana


lunch at Birchwood Cafe: sip of coffee; half a veganized black-bean quinoa burger (with caramelized onion, portabella, lettuce, and pickle on toasted multigrain bun… ask for it without the cheese or aioli; the bun and the burger are vegan); half a parsnip & pear sandwich (parsnip walnut spread & comice pear puree on toasted focaccia with jicama, carrots, black spanish radish, chioggia beets & DragSmith microgreens)

food and drinks at Fitger’s Brewhouse: hummus platter (pita, carrot, cucumber, broccoli with hummus); sweet potato fries; El Niño IPA; another beer


December 29, 2010 - .  

breakfast: salty oatmeal; roasted squash seeds; coffee with vanilla soy milk

lunch: leftover bulgar with cherry tomatoes and sun-dried tomatoes; leftover chickpea and butternut squash tagine; leftover sadza with creamed collards

snack: clementine

dinner: whole wheat couscous with guacamole; roasted brussels sprouts; collard greens with tofu, garlic, ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil; cucumbers, tomatoes and green peppers with vinegar and salt

December 28, 2010


December 28, 2010 - .  


throughout day, while watching movies (Full Metal Jacket and Exit Through the Gift Shop) and playing Donkey Kong (seriously… all day… ): Thanksgiving leftovers (cauliflower, wild rice stuffing, mushroom gravy, cranberry jelly; rolls with Earth Balance)

pumpkin pie

vegan pepperkaker cookies with soymilk


December 28, 2010 - .  

breakfast: banana; coffee with vanilla soy milk

lunch: cornbread; leftover vegetables and tofu in peanut sauce; leftover bulgar with cherry tomatoes and sun-dried tomatoes; chickpea and butternut squash tagine; another banana

snacks: apple with peanut butter; last of the lemon cake

dinner: tofutti marry me ice cream bar; ravioli with potato and scallion filling (thanks Phil!)

December 27, 2010


December 27, 2010 - .  

breakfast: Cheerios with soymilk; coffee

lunch: Christmas leftovers (Tofurkey, stuffing, mushroom gravy, roasted beets and sweet potato; roasted cauliflower)

more leftover stuffing

Lake Superior Brewing Company Mesabi Red at The Social Network at Zinema (may not be vegan)

dinner: more leftovers (see lunch)

pumpkin pie; vegan pepperkaker cookies with soymilk; Hook Norton brewery Twelve Days ale (part of my mom’s bird beer series; may not be vegan)


December 27, 2010 - .  

breakfast: cornbread; banana; oj

lunch from sticky fingers: orange raspberry muffing; chai latte; bagel breakfast sandwich

dinner: banana; leftover sadza with chili and vegan rella

dessert: carrot; celery and peanut butter; clementine

December 26, 2010


December 26, 2010 - .  

brunch: Christmas leftovers (Tofurkey, mushroom gravy, stuffing, roasted beets and sweet potatoes, roasted cauliflower, vegan rolls with Earth Balance); coffee


dinner: more Christmas leftovers (see lunch)

Goose Island 2009 Christmas Ale (part of my mom’s bird beer series; may not be vegan)


December 26, 2010 - .  

breakfast: lemon cake; many rice cakes; imperial stout; oj; hot chocolate with dandies (vegan marshmallows- thanks honey!)

snacks: yeast hoist beer; Picobrouwerij Alvinne Podge Belgium Imperial Stout; kettle salt and vinegar chips

dinner: lemon cake with cream cheese frosting; leftover collards with sadza; chili

December 25, 2010

katherine – thanks honey!

December 25, 2010 - .  

tastes while cooking dinner throughout morning

dinner: Tofurkey; mushroom gravy; bread stuffing with wild rice; roasted beets+sweet potato+garlic+onion; mashed potatoes; bread rolls with Earth Balance; cranberry jelly; cauliflower; peas; soymilk

dessert wine (may not be vegan); Bell’s Best Brown Ale (part of my mom’s bird beer series; vegan according to Barnivore); Silk nog; pumpkin pie from this recipe; vegan pepperkaker cookies

Lake Superior Brewing Company Mesabi Red (may not be vegan) at Zinema during free showing of Pee Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special (may not be vegan)

stacey- merry christmas crispen and honey

December 25, 2010 - .  

breakfast: cornbread; kettle salt and vinegar chips; roasted squash seeds

lunch: vegan creamed collards with almond butter; cornbread;

dinner: red lentil soup; lemon cake; sadza ne muriwo (see recipe archive)

drinks throughout the day (starting at breakfast): williamsburg alewerks wheat ale; williamsburg alewerks tavern ale; williamsburgg alwerks washington porter; cigar city brewing maduro brown ale

December 24, 2010


December 24, 2010 - .  

breakfast: Cheerios with soymilk; coffee


dinner at Grandma’s house: boiled potatoes; peas and corn; pickles, carrot sticks, and celery

second dinner at home: Boca burger on bun with ketchup and mustard

Jelly Bellies


December 24, 2010 - .  

brunch at thaiphoon (make sure to specify no fish AND oyster sauce- otherwise they add oyster sauce): ka pow jae (string beans,zucchini, mushrooms, deep fried tofu stir-fried with fresh grounded peppers, garlic and basil leaves; drunken noodle tofu

dinner at meskerem: vegetarian sambusa with lentils; kay seer salad (chopped beets, potatoes, onion and chilli pepper in house dressing); vegetarian platter

beers at home (i’m not sure which kind, but I already emailed about all of the beers I have in the house to make sure they ave vegan)

December 23, 2010


December 23, 2010 - .  


lunch: leftover pasta with tomato sauce with Boca pieces; leftover Spanish rice

vegan pepperkaker cookies and cookie dough

french fries

dinner: more leftover Spanish rice with Boca chicken

a Jolly Rancher and Smarties from Adventure Zone; coffee at Black Bear Casino

Jelly Bellies; soymilk with pepperkaker cookies

Something about being at home really makes me disregard any consideration for healthy food.


December 23, 2010 - .  

breakfast: oj; banana; coffee with vanilla soy milk; date pieces in flour

lunch from peking garden: tvp general tso’s chicken with broccoli

dinner from cafe green: veggie caesar salad (Crisp Romaine lettuce tossed in creamy caesar dressing with tomato, cucumber, carrots and red onion. Topped with croutons and Daiya Cheese); gnocchi dish; seoul platter (jobcohi kimchi; pancake; brown rice; sckerwer); root beer float

beer: williamsburg alewerks wheat ale; g schneider and sohn aveninus  beer (i didn’t like it, but crispen likes it a lot)

December 22, 2010


December 22, 2010 - .  

lunch: pasta with tomato sauce and Boca burger pieces

Caribou coffee

dinner: Spanish rice and vegetables

vegan pepperkaker dough

part of a Moa beer (the first of 9 bird beers I got my mom for her birthday. Might not be vegan.)

Luna and Larry’s chocolate hazelnut fudge coconut ice cream, eaten in a hot tub in the snow


December 22, 2010 - .  

breakfast: oj; banana; clementine; peppermint tea

lunch: bulgur with cherry tomatoes and sun-dried tomatoes; chickpea and butternut squash tagine

snacks: the last of the tahini lime cookies; route 11 bbq potato chips; stayman apple; peppermint tea with vanilla soy milk; date pieces in flour

dinner made by one of my housemates: pasta with homemade pasta sauce, spinach, tofu and vegan rella; pasta with earth balance and nutritional yeast

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