April 1, 2012

marcy – operation 6-pack semi-fail

April 1, 2012 - .  

vegan eggless wonder at victory’s banner with emily. fresh oj.

entire personal sized vegan pizza from giordano’s in hyde park, in direct violation of my light dinner goals :(


exercise: ~15 miles biking, but it doesn’t count as that much because i had a wicked tailwind. 10 push-ups

March 31, 2012


March 31, 2012 - .  

tjs everything bagel with tjs cream cheese. 8oz tjs green smoothie. 2 clementines.

leftover rice and bean mix with steamed broccoli

amy’s gluten free breakfast burrito

like 6 sweet potato tots at burger bar. they violate my rules, but they’re so special! gin and tonic.


exercise: mostly took today off because i was so sore from the last few days. biked a few miles and did 12 push-ups…

March 30, 2012


March 30, 2012 - .  

tj’s everything bagel with tj’s vegan cream cheese (not as good as tofutti, but more conveniently purchased and i’m getting used to it). 8oz of tjs green smoothie.

rice and bean mix from whole foods with smoked paprika and salt. roasted sweet potato slices. apple.

snacks at colloquium: hummus, carrots, cucumber, slices of bread, olives

snacks at art opening: grapes, cherry tomatoes, veggie chips

rice cake and clementines

exercise: ~3 miles biking, 30 min on elliptical, 30 min stretching (i’m sore from all of this activity!)

March 29, 2012

operation: 4-pack commences

March 29, 2012 - .  

i’ve been really good since i got back late monday! i need to cut out sweets a bit, but mostly what i’m trying to do is eat way smaller portions and move my heavier meals earlier in the day. i’m mostly following the advice of this wikihow article.


hibiscus cinnamon tea

lentil soup with pita from cobb

hummus, a tiny bit of bread, and a huge carrot

exercise: biking to school and around campus (~15 miles)–i put my bike on the bus to go home. eventually i want to start biking to school and back twice a week (~30 miles), weather permitting. but i have to work up to it a bit.


February 23, 2012

guest post!

February 23, 2012 - .  

have you guys seen this?? i would totally eat it. or would i? it would be so weird! also it’s funny how much of my serious news comes from the onion american voices.

also maybe you already know this, but watch out for heart-healthy tropicana orange juice. i happened to be reading the ingredients because i wanted to see what kind of vitamin C and B i was getting (i have a cold) and i saw that it contains 3 kinds of fish! gross


January 2, 2012

marcy – cameo post

January 2, 2012 - .  

happy new year, guys!

i thought i’d share a link to a recipe for tahini baked tofu. someone made it for me recently and it was really delicious, and also as it turns out very simple. i don’t know about you, but i’m always looking for good baked tofu recipes. at some point i settled into a tamari-and-balsamic rut, but it’s time to break free!

hope you’re both doing well!


November 1, 2011

special guest star cameo post – minneapolis

November 1, 2011 - .  

hi everybody!

i went to minneapolis this last weekend for my society of music theory conference, and i had some good food. i wanted to share this especially with katherine, since i think you go through minneapolis somewhat often, right?

anyway, i had a late dinner at a cafe called the bad waitress. they have all kinds of vegan stuff specified on their menu. i ended up having the soup of the day (vegan split pea) and hash browns, but i could have probably done something a lot more interesting if i had been hungrier.

the other place we went that i hiiiiiiiighly recommend is the seward cafe. they actually had so many delicious looking vegan options on the menu that i got really panicky and stressed out (i hadn’t had any choices all weekend because i was eating with nonvegans in downtown minneapolis, so it was overwhelming to be faced with the better part of a menu). but it all ended well, i ate some delicious hashbrown scramble with veggies and daiya cheese and got a cinnamon blackberry muffin to go. my friends all got food that looked pretty awesome as well.

katherine, i will miss your presence on greader! let me know if you and michael figure out somewhere else to go so that i can join you.



July 18, 2011

marcy – special san francisco update!

July 18, 2011 - .  


zante pizza–indian pizza, and their vegan pizza pie is fuckin amazing
cinnaholic–vegan cinnamon rolls in berkeley

we went to millenium too, which was amazing but expensive. but the other two should be pretty affordable…i hope i see these places on the blog in a few weeks!

July 13, 2011


July 13, 2011 - .  

hi guys! so i’m going to be traveling to san francisco in a couple days, and i was wondering if you could recommend restaurants around there. yay for posting!

August 26, 2010


August 26, 2010 - .  

dear friends,

as you probably know, i’m studying for my comprehensive exams–they’re coming up on september 10, and are a pretty big deal. because i’ve been spending hours every day staring at a computer, i’m starting to experience all kinds of crazy and slightly scary eye problems, and as a result of this, i’ve been severely limiting the amount of time spent on my computer. so i think i’ll have to catch up with all of you on the blog (as well as current events and my stories) after my exams end late next month–september 20, to be exact.

wish me luck, and i’ll see all of you on the other side!


August 23, 2010


August 23, 2010 - .  

last of the blueberry-lemon muffins. oj.

salad with mixed greens, carrots, celery, pine nuts, dried cranberries, and simple balsamic dressing (balsamic, olive oil, salt, pepper, italian seasonings, stone ground mustard, water). bowl of rice chex and ricemilk with sugar on top.

i made ‘chicken’ noodle soup with frozen (and thawed) tofu (see recipe archive). eaten with crackers from tjs fancy cracker assortment.

August 22, 2010


August 22, 2010 - .  

blueberry lemon muffins adapted from this recipe. i used half white ww flour and added the juice of one lemon as well as the zest, and then took out the cider vinegar. they turned out great. oj.

ginger lemonade from the kitchen sink–this place is great, they have a ton of vegan stuff. i want to go back when i’m hungry.

lunch picked up from the middle eastern bakery by my friend’s house: super hearty 7-grain pita with tons of seeds etc., roasted eggplant spread, very lemon-y potato soup.

more blueberry muffins and several mushrooms (these were the only foods i could grab as i was running out the door to see where the wild things are in the park)

part of an amy’s roasted vegetable no-cheese pizza; sweet potato chips; coconut vegan ice cream in coconut and vanilla flavors

August 21, 2010


August 21, 2010 - .  

blueberry muffins (see subsequent post, whoops)

fresh cherries

pinto gallo (see recipe database) mixed with fresh greens

vegan potluck: sweet potato fries, very garlic-y mashed potatoes, my pinto gallo, lentil soup, homemade chocolate coconut ice cream with rum, served with marshmallow goo and homemade strawberry compote. there’s probably some other stuff i forgot as well.

drink at the whistler: gin and tonic

August 19, 2010


August 19, 2010 - .  

pb puffins with ricemilk. grapefruit.

lunch at the booth school cafeteria at uc: grilled boca burger with tomato, lettuce on ww bun. sweet potato fries

ill-advised iced soy mocha at the smart museum

snack of almonds, dried cranberries, chocolate chips in peanut butter

migraine medicine

extremely ill-advised late dinner at pick me up: vegan mac n cheese with chili (bordering on inedible), moo-free pizza (ok but too expensive), sip of a chocolate-pb-oreo vegan shake (delicious) and most of a vegan rice crispy treat (delicious). we decided that the food at pick me up straight up sucks, but the desserts are good enough to where we don’t care so much.

August 18, 2010


August 18, 2010 - .  

you guys, i’ve been bad and not updated for a little while. i blame it on my comprehensive exams–staring at a computer screen for a million hours a day is starting to take a serious toll on my eyes. so if it’s alright, i’ll just start from today.

puffin peanut butter cereal with ricemilk. half of a grapefruit.

brunch at tweet, the restaurant attached to big chicks: buckwheat pancakes with peach compote and fruit on the side. veggie sausage patties. a sip of a friend’s bloody mary (i definitely hate bloody marys and i don’t think i will be trying one again).

ginger snap from vegan cookies take over your cookie jar

pasta with homemade pesto from the freezer mixed with a salad i made a couple days ago (white beans, broccoli, basil, green pepper, onion)

fresh watermelon

August 13, 2010

marcy – happy friday the 13!

August 13, 2010 - .  

blueberry muffin and iced jasmine raspberry tea at fritz pastry

green lentils with red onion, italian seasonings, lemon juice. asparagus (the store had these beautiful bunches, stalks are thinner than pencils) roasted in the oven with olive oil, s/p and then a bit of balsamic vinegar when they came out. quinoa.

same for dinner

apple sauce cup

margarita cupcakes and frosting from vegan cupcakes take over the world

screwdriver at quenchers saloon

August 12, 2010


August 12, 2010 - .  

raisin toast with earth balance. oj.

leftover stir fry and rice

bag of potato chips

vietnamese sandwich and weird drink thing

apple sauce cup

August 11, 2010


August 11, 2010 - .  

homemade biscuit with jam and earth balance. oj.

leftover half burrito from the other night.

applesauce cup

vegan gelato: green tea, raspberry

dinner at millennium park during a concert of west african cora music: leftover stir fry from last night and cherries

August 10, 2010


August 10, 2010 - .  

homemade biscuits with jam. oj.

sesame seed butter and jelly quesadilla (toasted not fried)


another biscuit

brown rice and simple stir fry: broccoli, carrot, baby bella mushrooms, onions, and a TON of ginger with soy sauce and a bit of agave. i’ve been trying to test my limits to see how much ginger i can eat, but i actually think that i would welcome infinite amounts of it.

homemade screwdriver

August 9, 2010


August 9, 2010 - .  

homemade biscuits, again adapted from the ‘whole wheat biscuit’ recipe in joy of cooking. i used olive oil instead of butter, ricemilk instead of buttermilk, and left out the sugar.

last of the chocolate chip cookies

leftover corn chowder and a biscuit

biscuit with raspberry jelly

burrito–a friend bought it for me, i forget from where. i think it had refried beans, yellow rice, tomatoes, lettuce, and avocado. oh, and a bite of a tortilla chip but i didn’t like it (i only like plain!)


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