April 21, 2010


April 21, 2010 - .  

banana nut muffin. strawberry kiwi juice.

pita with hummus. lentil soup.

veggie hummus pita from cedar’s

April 20, 2010


April 20, 2010 - .  

breakfast: cinnamon shredded wheat with soymilk; coffee

lunch: leftover Israeli couscous with eggplant, tofu, spinach, almonds, radishes, etc.

dinner: sauteed string beans with green onions and garlic (sauteed in olive oil) with sushi rice (cooked and then combined with rice vinegar, sugar, salt)

tahini-lime cookies (and dough)


April 20, 2010 - .  

breakfast: coffee with soy milk from marvelous market and a piece of sourdough bread with hummus

lunch: leftover okra stew with brown rice and more sourdough smothered with hummus.

dinner: hummus with matzoh, bean salad with tofu that I made for lunch tomorrow (I will post the recipe tomorrow), chocolate chips

emily: a series of things in tortillas

April 20, 2010 - .  

flour tortilla with black beans, mango, salsa huichol

whole wheat tortilla with tofu, muhammara, romaine

guava pear muffin; coffee with almond milk

creamy peanut butter and strawberry preserves in warm whole wheat tortilla; carrot; apple

dark chocolate covered dried fruit and nuts (easter candy from my mom)



dinner. i wanted to eat something else but had to continue the theme

bonus picture of the guava exploding out of a guava pear muffin


April 20, 2010 - .  

banana nut muffin from freezer

leftover pizza and noodles with peanut sauce (last of)

hummus and carrot snack while i was making dinner

french lentil soup with carrots, celery, onions, herbs, and tofu which was frozen and thawed. it turned out unexceptional so i’m not going to post the recipe. served over a mixture of rice and sauteed portabella mushrooms.

April 19, 2010


April 19, 2010 - .  

breakfast: cinnamon shredded wheat with soymilk; coffee

lunch from NY Dosas food cart: Jaffna Lunch (4 rice+lentil crepes with filling; coconut chutney; sambaar soup; vegan chicken wings

dinner: marinated and roasted tofu and eggplant with spinach, served on Israeli couscous, with toasted slivered almonds, fresh slivered radishes, and fresh lemon juice on top (click for the recipe)


  • 1 package tofu, cut into brick-shaped cubes
  • 1 eggplant, cut into brick-shaped cubes
  • 1 onion, chopped in large chunks
  • 5-6 cloves garlic, chopped into big chunks
  • fresh thyme (a lot.. maybe like 1/4 cup?)
  • a few chives, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp minced habañero pepper
  • fresh spinach (one bunch… about 2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 4-5 radishes
  • 1 lemon


  • 6 cups water
  • several stalks celery, chopped
  • about 3/4 cup dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 bay leaves
  • dried red peppers
  • black pepper
  • sea salt


  • 3 cups broth
  • 1/2 c soy sauce
  • 1/2 c sesame oil
  • 1 c rice vinegar
  • allspice (about 1 tsp)

Bake tofu and eggplant in the marinade at 400F for 80-90 minutes.  Flip periodically.  Drain (and save) most of the excess marinade.  Add the tofu and eggplant to a Dutch oven, along with onion, garlic, thyme, chives + habañero pepper.  Add about 1/2 cup of the excess marinade.  Bake, covered, 10-20 minutes.  Check periodically for dryness; if dry, baste with more marinade.  When the onion and garlic are just about cooked, add the spinach to the top, cover, and let the spinach steam for a few minutes.  Then stir in the spinach and cook a couple more minutes.

Separately, cook the Israeli couscous in 2:3 couscous:broth.  If there is not enough broth, substitute water.

Toast almonds in a pan and slice the radishes into think sticks.

Serve the tofu/eggplant on top of the couscous, with the almonds, radishes, and freshly squeezed lemon on top.

Ithaca Brewery Nut Brown Ale and Cascazilla (both vegan according to employees at the Ithaca Brewery store)

stacey- how nice it is to have fresh food

April 19, 2010 - .  

i gave in last night and went to the market.  i was feeling tired all the time from only eating carbohydrates.  hopefully the fresh food i bought will help…too bad i didn’t end up eating much of it today

breakfast: grapes

lunch: okra stew with brown rice (recipe is posted in the archives)

snacks: soy latte (I don’t want to say where it’s from) and baked lays

drink/food at busboys and poets while watching tapped: dogfish head brown ale and a few sweet potato fries

dinner: i got drunk off one beer and couldn’t manage to make food when i got home, so i had leftover pesto pasta and a second bowl of pasta with nutritional yeast and braggs

post dinner snack: after i sobered up a bit, i made hummus (chickpeas, chickpea liquid, garlic, lemon juice and cumin. no oil or salt!) and ate it with some sourdough bread i got in ithaca

chocolate chips


April 19, 2010 - .  

warm black beans and cold, perfectly ripe mango in a whole wheat tortilla with salsa huichol

whole wheat tortilla with tofu pan-fried in olive oil, romaine lettuce, and muhammara slather from 101cookbooks (the red stuff in the photo); small navel orange

carrot; guava pear muffin

leftovers: brown rice, baked sweet potato, roasted mustard greens, kidney beans and black-eyed peas with peanut-ginger sauce; grapefruit; surf sweets gummy swirls and sour worms

chocolate coconut haystacks and dark chocolate sour cherries from whole foods bulk; almond milk


April 19, 2010 - .  

stacey, i feel you on not eating enough fresh food–i’ve been running around lately and i feel like i haven’t made enough time to cook.

honey os with ricemilk. oj.

prepackaged soul veg meal purchased from the coffee shop in the basement of the library: chick peas on rice, greens, bbq seitan. it was pretty good, but i wish i could have heated it up.

leftover noodles with peanut sauce and pizza

one banana walnut chocolate chip muffin. ok, two. i based it on this recipe, but changed it enough to repost here:

Click for the recipe.


  • 3 ripe bananas (i used 4)
  • 1/4 c. oil
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • about a cup of ricemilk
  • 2 c. white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • walnuts
  • chocolate chips

mix wet and dry ingredients as per usual (sugar with the wet). bake at 350 degrees (the recipe said 360??)

April 18, 2010

katherine – possible vegan fail

April 18, 2010 - .  

breakfast: Rice Krispies with soymilk; coffee

Trident orange gum. I wasn’t thinking… does anyone know if it is vegan? On the Trident website FAQ page, it says Trident gum is not kosher, so this isn’t looking good…

Second piece of evidence, from this site:

“Lindsay, July 27th, 2005, 15:13
Trident is vegan. I emailed the company about the glycerin and they said it’s vegetable based.

EDIT: The glycerin is vegetable based, but it contains casein.”

lunch: beer pancakes with Earth Balance and Maple Syrup (see “Fluffy Beer Pancakes” recipe on recipe page); fried slices of wild mushroom pilaf from Twin Oaks; homemade mango sorbet (champagne mangoes, simple syrup, and lime)

dinner: more pancakes! Some like above (Earth Balance + maple syrup); one with roasted red pepper+eggplant spread and green olive salsa; one with vegan cheese, green olive salsa, and Sriracha. Is this weird?

Gorges smoked porter and Coldfront amber ale from Ithaca Brewery (vegan according to employees at the Ithaca Brewery store); tortilla chips


April 18, 2010 - .  

i feel the need to explain my bad eating habits these past couple of weeks.  i am moving at the end of the month and am trying to eat a lot of the food i have in my house, so i don’t have to pack it.  that means a lot of dried goods and not many fresh foods.

banana “ice cream” (frozen ripe bananas blended to make banana ice cream)

pesto pasta

Milwaukee’s best

chocolate chips

a taste of the okra stew and brown rice that I made for lunch tomorrow (the recipe is in the recipe archive)

dinner with nate, shelley and eva: asparagus and mustard green risotto (with veggie broth, vegetable oil, baby bella mushrooms, porcini mushrooms, asparagus and mustard greens).  this was a great success considering we did not use Earth Balance or wine- the porcini mushrooms were the key to this dish


April 18, 2010 - .  

cornflakes with raisins and almond milk

apple, peanut butter; toasted mini everything bagel; guava coconut bar (from freezer)

coffee (flores bajawa beans from anderson’s) with almond milk and agave

a carrot

brown rice, baked sweet potato, steamed mustard greens, kidney beans and black eyed peas, with peanut ginger sauce from ‘vegan soul kitchen’ on top of everything

dried pineapple


April 18, 2010 - .  

honey os with ricemilk. oj.

vietnamese sandwich. weird drink thingie, this one with mung beans and coconut milk.

leftover scone from chicago diner that i found in my backpack. i ate a tiny bit of this during one of my blackout days from earlier this week. they sell them at whole foods, but as i find is often the case with chicago diner stuff in retail situations, it was kinda stale and not worth the money.

leftover vegan pizza and pasta with peanut sauce.

April 17, 2010


April 17, 2010 - .  

Ricola herb throat drop (the LemonMint flavor, which does not list honey)

brunch: coffee; brown rice + sauteed chickpea and vegetable leftovers; last of the Trinidadian corn soup

dinner at Patsy’s (thanks parents!): red pepper and basil off of antipasti plate; spaghetti al pomodoro

Kim’s Magic Pop


April 17, 2010 - .  

sourdough bread with hummus


the last of the udon noodle peanut pasta and the leftover pho

chocolate chips

yuengling and ithaca beer (nut brown)

pesto pasta

more pasta with nutritional yeast and braggs


April 17, 2010 - .  

oatmeal with banana and agave

tortilla sample, dried apricots, medjool date at heb

apple, peanut butter, toasted mini everything bagel; small navel orange; strawberries and bits of pie crust while baking a spelt strawberry rhubarb pie, recipe from the babycakes nyc cookbook

friend’s birthday bbq: lots of tortilla chips with hummus and guacamole; marinated and grilled portabellas and tofu on a bun with lettuce and tomato; beet salad; potato salad from veganomicon; homebrewed brown ale, lone star, topo chico; lots of pie


April 17, 2010 - .  

honey os with rice milk. oj.

salad with iceberg lettuce, avocados, mangos, and lime vinaigrette from lucky strike bowling alley in hyde park. also a ton of french fries.

rhubarb muffin, last one!

snacks at a reception: rosemary crackers, carrot sticks. white wine.

leftover vegan pizza that someone especially ordered for me at a departmental event that i wasn’t able to attend! they just sent it home with my roommate.

April 16, 2010


April 16, 2010 - .  


Ricola LemonMint herb throat drops

lunch: apple sauce; chocolate brownie Clif bar (sad, sad breakfast and lunch day..)

triple espresso; ABC oatmeal raisin cookie. No flavor so far has lived up to the lemon poppyseed.

dinner: brown rice; sauteed chickpeas, onion, garlic, carrot, and giant red kale with cumin, coriander, paprika, turmeric, oregano, allspice, red pepper flakes, and olive oil; Sriracha sauce. Before adding the chickpeas to the vegetables, I sauteed them in a separate pan with a bit of olive oil so that they browned a lot… I think I learned this from Shelley. This made them very tasty.

Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA (vegan according to Barnivore)


April 16, 2010 - .  

breakfast: grapes, a banana and chai tea with soy milk

lunch at Cafe Green: I split the house caesar, spring rolls, home style mac and cheese and root vegetable chili.

chocolate chip almond cookies

about 8 more cups of chai tea with soy milk (i finished the soy milk)

dinner 1: leftover peanut udon noodles

dinner 2: spring rolls and vegetarian pho at Pho 14


April 16, 2010 - .  

oatmeal with banana and agave

creamy peanut butter and strawberry preserves on oat bread from heb; huge carrot; small navel orange

guava pear muffin

last of tofu and pea curry with whole wheat tortilla; grapefruit

double chocolate cupcake and chocolate chipotle chai tea at the steeping room. this place is a weird discovery- it’s in one of those creepy malls that’s like its own little village (reminded me a lot of the one in westlake, ohio that had the trader joe’s), but it has lots of vegan food on the menu, several vegan baked goods, and tons of fancy tea. a little overpriced, but the cupcake and the chai were both excellent and worth the drive. next time i want to try biking out there for the daily happy hour or a tea tasting

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