April 30, 2010

katherine – likely vegan fail (never trust a man at a strawberry festival)

April 30, 2010 - .  

breakfast: half a Field Roast sausage; espresso

snacks at the strawberry festival: strawberries; lemon+grape+orange snocone (no animal products in the flavoring, just corn syrup); salt and vinegar popchips (I had avoided these since they list lactic acid, but the popchips representative at the festival said he was certain they were totally vegan, and that the lactic acid must be from a vegetable source. But now I just looked at the website and the answer to the FAQ about veganism is that the original flavor is vegan.. no mention of the salt and vinegar. He might have gotten them mixed up.)

lunch from the place across from Mamoun’s falafel: fava bean pita sandwich with tahini, lettuce, and tomatoes (only $2.50!)

dinner #1 from Chipotle (Manhattan, NY): vegetarian burrito (guacamole, black beans, cilantro rice, corn salsa, tomato salsa, lettuce, flour tortilla)

snacks on bus: Crazy Core Skittles; dark chocolate covered espresso beans; dried strawberries; roasted peanuts and the last of the cashews from Emily

dinner #2 from Duccini’s (Washington, DC): 1/4 of a vegan pizza with Daiya cheese

So much food today…


April 30, 2010 - .  

breakfast: soy latte from a place that shall not be named (I only slept for 3 hours last night, which i am hoping can help justify that i went to this store, but it can’t), salty oatmeal and half of a Julia’s Empanadas (the main ingredients were bok choy and lentils).

lunch: the rest of the empanada; caesar salad from Cafe Green.  They changed their menu since the last time I was there (a couple of weeks ago).  Their lunch menu is now similar to Java Green; the rest of the food from Everlasting Life

snack: pumpkin seeds

I don’t remember what I had for dinner!


April 30, 2010 - .  

cornflakes with banana, ground flax, almond milk

whole wheat tortilla with tofu, muhammara, romaine, black olives; small navel orange

carrot; animal crackers

trader joe’s indian fare bengal lentils (“best before” date october 2008 but still good), white rice; mango

iced coconut green tea with agave and dogfish head 60 minute ipa at the steeping room happy hour; half of a mary louise butters coconut vegan brownie

one back to nature triple ginger cookie; smoothie with frozen strawberries, banana, peanut butter, almond milk; few pieces of a sweet sesame seed bar from the dominican republic


April 30, 2010 - .  

happy last day of april, everyone

my blueberry muffins turned out weird this time, and i just realized it’s because i forgot the flax seeds! i found the ground flax and water mixture in my fridge this morning (i usually put it in there for a few minutes, i forget where i saw to do that)

blueberry muffin with earth balance. oj.

another muffin

toasted english muffin with white bean spread

another muffin

glass of chardonnay at handlebar, which i actually ended up having to pound down because of poor time planning by yours truly.

sultan’s market in wicker park to combat the weird mid-evening drunkenness: baba ganouj with pita, lentil soup

April 29, 2010


April 29, 2010 - .  

breakfast: leftover wild rice with leftover broccoli+peanut stir fry; espresso

lunch from The Giant Bagel Shop: toasted everything bagel with tofu scallion cream cheese

orange chocolate sweet bread from Karen’s on Astor

dinner: pasta with yummy eggplant tomato sauce; broccoli sauteed with olive oil, Bragg’s, black pepper, and minced habañero pepper; little bit of flat Żywiec; more cashews


April 29, 2010 - .  

breakfast: banana and a slice of chocolate chip pumpkin spice bread

snack: pretzels

lunch: leftovers from Everlasting Life

more snacks: pumpkin seeds and another slice of chocolate chip pumpkin spice bread (I have eaten about 12 meals in the last 24 hours, what’s wrong with me? maybe it’s because i’m moving today and i have done everything i can to avoid packing)

dinner: leftovers from Everlasting Life. I am almost finished with them, but I saved a little to have to tomorrow

drinks: Miller High Life from Wonderland (I previously confirmed with the company that it is vegan.  in case you forgot, here is their response.  maybe we can figure out a way to store this information?)

Thank you for contacting MillerCoors.

MillerCoors does not use any animal by-products in our brewing process, nor are there any animal sources used in our packaging. Isinglass is not used in our brewing. There are five basic ingredients in all MillerCoors products. These include pure water, malted barley, corn syrup, hops, and yeast. Corn syrup is one of the basic ingredients used in most MillerCoors products as US consumers prefer its taste. Again, we do not use animal derived ingredients in our beer.

We appreciate your interest in our products.


MillerCoors Consumer Affairs Department
Ref: Case#N20551580
I am wondering if your beers are vegan.  I do not use
any ingredients derived from an animal including gelatin, milk, honey, whey,
casein, isinglass, etc. I am interested both in the filtration process and
in the ingredients that go into the beer itself. Thank you for your help


April 29, 2010 - .  

cornflakes with ground flax, raisins, almond milk; pumpkin carrot cake (it actually turned out pretty good! however, half of it had already been eaten by me and my housemates, and i couldn’t find a tupperware with a matching lid anyways, so i didn’t bring it to class and just ate more instead!)

whole wheat tortilla with tofu, romaine, muhammara, black olives; small navel orange

in class: strawberries, grapes; chocolatey crinkle cookies (from ‘vegan cookies invade your cookie jar’) and a jelly donut cupcake (from ‘veganomicon’), both made by a girl in my class who knows i’m vegan. i was already sugared out from eating cake with breakfast, but how can you say no when somebody makes something vegan for a whole class of people just so you can have some?? the cupcake was not my favorite, but the cookies were excellent, as have been all the other cookie recipes i’ve tried from that book.

carrot (to counterbalance the sweets)

last of gnocchi, asparagus-white bean puree, asparagus, peas, black olives; mango

samples of coffee, navel oranges, and pineapple at central market; dark chocolate sandwich cookies and dark chocolate raisins from bulk section

real ale rio blanco pale ales at barflys


April 29, 2010 - .  

honey os with ricemilk. oj.

decaf soy mocha from istria cafe

(i made waaaaay too much) gratin with the last of the tjs baked beans

pita with rice and white bean spread Click for the recipe.


  • 1.5 c. cooked white beans
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 large celery rib, diced
  • oregano
  • stone ground mustard
  • s/p

cook beans. sautee onion and celery separately with salt and oregano. add cooked beans to the mix along with a bit of cooking liquid. add mustard, pepper, and more salt to taste. blend to desired consistency in food processor (i left mine pretty chunky)

handful of chocolate chips

blueberry flax muffins (see recipe archive). they turned out super huge this time, for some reason. not that i’m complaining.

April 28, 2010


April 28, 2010 - .  

breakfast: other half of ABC cranberry-orange-muffin-with-walnuts cookie; dried strawberries; coffee

lunch: leftover wild rice with sauteed vegetables and kidney beans, with Sriracha sauce

dinner from Vinnie’s (Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY): halves of vegan eggplant Parmesan slice, vegan barbecue chicken slice, and vegan artichoke, black olive, etc. cheese-less slice

Żywiec, Żywiec Porter, Tatra beer (all may or may not be vegan); dried strawberries; dark-chocolate-covered espresso beans

delicious black pepper cashews, Thai curry cashews, and mesquite barbecue cashews (thank you Emily!! Now I really did eat everything you ate the weekend of April 1st.)


April 28, 2010 - .  

breakfast: salty oatmeal and a banana

lunch: mac and cheese from Everlasting Life

snacks: pretzels, the rest of the mac and cheese, coffee with soy milk from marvelous market,  a slice of the chocolate chip pumpkin bread

more snacks: some leftover food from Everlasting Life and Trader Joe’s Veggie & Flaxseed Tortilla Chips (these are great, has anyone else tried them?)


April 28, 2010 - .  

oatmeal with banana, turbinado, almond milk

whole wheat tortilla with tofu, romaine, muhammara, black olives; small navel orange; guava coconut bar

animal crackers; snyder’s of hanover peanut butter pretzel sandwiches

leftover gnocchi with asparagus-white bean puree, asparagus, peas, black olives

medjool dates from fiesta bulk aisle

pumpkin carrot cake: i veganized and pumpkinized my mom’s carrot cake recipe to bring to class tomorrow, but it turned out so weird that i just ate a bunch (with almond milk, and some with melted chocolate chips on top) and am going to leave the rest for my housemates to eat! why is it that whenever i have the opportunity to prove to a bunch of people i don’t know very well that vegan baked goods can be delicious, it always turns out disastrous?


April 28, 2010 - .  

english muffin with honey and earth balance. oj.

leftover potato gratin. baby carrots.

last of the coconut sorbet

kalamata olives

leftover potato gratin. tjs organic baked beans. a few asparagus stalks, sauteed/steamed with salt.

April 27, 2010


April 27, 2010 - .  

breakfast: dried apricot; Rice Krispies with hemp milk (yes Emily, it is hilarious! I wonder if corn syrup and hemp milk have ever before made contact…); coffee

lunch from Mamoun’s: falafel sandwich (pita, tahini, falafel, lettuce, tomato) – $2.50; stuffed grape leaves ($2.00/4)

Skittles (original flavor); half an ABC cranberry-orange-muffin-with-walnuts cookie

dinner: wild rice; vegetables (collards, red onion, garlic, baby bella mushrooms) and kidney beans with fresh thyme, salt and pepper, Bragg’s, Sriracha, and lemon, sauteed in olive oil

whiskey with lemon


April 27, 2010 - .  

breakfast: coffee (they labeled it as espresso, so i’m confused) from Marvelous Market with soy milk, salty oatmeal and a banana (I was hungry this morning)

lunch: leftover Chipotle burrito; leftover lentils from last night

snacks: pretzels and chocolate chip pumpkin bread

dinner: Eva and I went to Everlasting Life.  The website is a bit misleading (at least for now). They are renovating, but are still open.  The food is in the back of the building and you have to walk through an empty room to get there.  The people who work there are VERY friendly and let you try samples of everything.  Eva and I sampled:

sesame spinach salad,  spinach quiche (doesn’t look like quiche, but it was really good), barley salad, Live Stir Fry, Mung Bean)

I settled on getting the carrot salad (I don’t think I would get this again. It is good, but I can only it a little of it before getting sick of and they give you a ton), mock chicken salad, bean curd, kale salad).  Eva got the spinach salad, quiche, spicy tofu and barley salad (I tried all of her food).

I also ordered mac and cheese, but i didn’t eat it today. i’m going to eat it for lunch tomorrow.


April 27, 2010 - .  

oatmeal with banana, almond milk, agave

lunch while shopping at heb: mesquite bbq, black pepper, and spicy cayenne cashews, turkish apricots, dark chocolate goji berries all from bulk bins; legitimately purchased everything bagel and pixie tangerine. the tangerine was recommended to me by a stranger and was deliciously sweet

leftover coffee, stauffer’s animal crackers (i can’t stop eating them! just opened the second of two bags. for some reason they were on the $1 shelf at target and now i want to go back and get the rest of them)

pre-class dinner: leftover gnocchi with asparagus-white bean sauce, asparagus, peas, black olives; pixie tangerine

post-class dinner: carrot; creamy peanut butter and strawberry preserves on a warm whole wheat tortilla; apple juice

marcy – road trip!

April 27, 2010 - .  

honey os with ricemilk. oj.

pb&j with bread i accidentally burned in the toaster

fries with honey from mcdonalds. if you want to judge me for that, i understand. also sips of root beer.

dinner at peaceful greens in lafayette IN: parts of a vegan tempeh reuben and vegan ratachaela. chocolate and strawberry ‘mousse’ (really mori-nu pudding i think) for dessert and chocolate cake. the food at this place was fine, but i generally thought that i could have made everything at home for myself, and maybe slightly better? definitely cheaper. still, it’s good to support entirely vegetarian restaurants.

part of a bag of wild berry skittles (the regular kind at the gas station had gelatin but wild berry didn’t for some reason)

April 26, 2010


April 26, 2010 - .  

breakfast: Rice Krispies with hemp milk; coffee

black cherry almond Clif bar

dinner at Papacitos (Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY): vegan burrito with seitan asada, vegan cheese, vegan sour cream, rice, black beans, cilantro, tomato, etc. (I think this burrito is slightly different every time, in an awesome way); vegan nachos (tortilla chips, vegan sour cream, vegan cheese, black beans, olives, jalapeños, salsa, etc.); Tecate


April 26, 2010 - .  

breakfast: coffee with soy milk from marvelous market and salty oatmeal

lunch: garden blend chipotle burrito and a banana

snack: pretzels and another banana

dinner: lentils and greens (the mystery green from yesterday’s post stir fried with red onion, garlic, cumin and carrots with brown lentils)

dessert (how come no one told me i have been spelling this wrong?) : chocolate chip pumpkin bread (very moist!)

Click for the recipe.

dessert1 cup sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
a little over 1/2 cup silken tofu
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350.

blend together the silken tofu, oil and pumpkin. after it is mostly blended add the sugar and blend again (we used an immersion blender and it worked really well).

sift together flour, spices, baking soda, salt and baking powder. mix the pumpkin mixture into the flour mixture. Mix in chocolate chips.

we didn’t have a bread pan (our pan was wider and shorter). we baked it for about 30 minutes until a knife came out clean.

drink: mickey’s


April 26, 2010 - .  

oatmeal with banana, mango, almond milk

whole wheat tortilla with tofu, romaine, muhammara; small navel orange; guava coconut bar

handful of animal crackers

leftovers: whole wheat gnocchi with asparagus-white bean sauce, asparagus, peas, black olives; grapefruit

live oak ipa at the gingerman

carrot; banana chocolate chip muffins


April 26, 2010 - .  

honey os with ricemilk. oj.

last banana nut muffin from freezer

leftover potato gratin

snacks at my reading group: baby carrots, weird crackers that tasted a little musty but i liked them anyway, strawberries

more potato gratin for dinner with baked beans.

coconut sorbet

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