August 8, 2010


August 8, 2010 - .  

raisin toast with earth balance. oj.

black iced tea at metropolis.

pb&j quesadilla, except toasted in the toaster oven instead of fried

roasted beets, corn chowder, wheat bread with pesto

cookies (i finally baked the dough)

August 7, 2010


August 7, 2010 - .  

breakfast with katherine! raisin toast and oj. a ton of cookie dough

more cookie dough

a gigantic lunch with beets, leftover chowder, wheat bread smeared with homemade pesto (recipe in the archive), leftover chard and raisins

more cookie dough


black iced tea at intelligentsia

chipotle burrito, yes fajita/mild salsa only

more cookie dough


August 6, 2010

marcy – vegan fail

August 6, 2010 - .  

raisin bread with “cream cheese”. oj.

amy’s teriyaki wrap. last of the cantaloupe.

homemade corn chowder, adapted from vegan planet. i roasted frozen corn and didn’t add a milk substitute. it turned out good. roasted beets, tossed with pepper and salt and balsamic.

chocolate chip cookie dough, recipe from vegan cookies take over your cookie jar.

UPDATE: i realized that i forgot to mention my vegan fail! i ate a cracker and while it was in my mouth read the box, which said that it contained artificial butter flavor which contained real dairy. i could taste it! oh well.

August 5, 2010


August 5, 2010 - .  

very unsatisfying smoothie with strawberries, raspberries, peaches, ricemilk.

brunch at m. henry: tofu scramble (it mostly tasted like turmeric and dill), home fries, yuba (according to the menu, yuba has been a staple soyfood in asia for thousands of years. made from the cream that rises to the top of hot soymilk when making tofu)


fancy dinner at yoshi’s cafe: grilled breaded tofu (probably a vegan fail but someone i didn’t know very well was buying me dinner so i didn’t inquire too much), and a ton of grilled veggies. salad with balsamic reduction and olive oil. homemade sorbet.

August 4, 2010


August 4, 2010 - .  

raisin toast with tofutti cream cheese

lunch at noodles etc. in hyde park: chow mein with tofu

ritz crackers and sour patch kids at inception. note to self: do not make a meal out of crackers and sour patch kids and then watch a movie featuring action scenes filmed with handheld camera, especially if you’re going to sit near the front. i feel like any of these elements alone would have been fine but they combined to make barfy times for sure.

dr praegers bombay burger with arugula, bbq on fresh whole wheat bread from medici

August 3, 2010


August 3, 2010 - .  

toast with peanut butter and cinnamon sugar

leftover rice and curry, chard

plain tostada shells

more curry and rice, csa salad

cantaloupe with cashew “cream”

August 2, 2010


August 2, 2010 - .  

blueberry muffin at fritz pastry–awesome! iced king crimson tea.

last of the mac n cheese. csa salad.

plain tostada shells.

green olives.

leftover curry with brown rice. leftover chard.

cantaloupe with “cream”

part of a pb&j quesadilla (emily taught me this)

more olives

August 1, 2010


August 1, 2010 - .  

whole wheat toast with peanut butter and cinnamon sugar. oj.

leftover mac and cheese, baked beans, salad with the csa stuff

dinner: swiss chard, sauteed with tamari, pepper, and raisins. this was inspired by something emily’s mom made for us one time–chard isn’t my favorite green (i got it in my veggie box) and actually raisins aren’t my favorite food either, but somehow together they’re not so bad. curry: i salted a couple small eggplants (csa), and while they sweated i diced an onion (csa) and threw it on the stove to brown. oh, and i boiled a piece of tempeh for 10 minutes or so. when the onions were cooked i added the eggplant and tempeh, and then some curry from a can that i got at the supermarket, along with a can of coconut milk. curry in a can is so much easier! then i had cantaloupe (csa) with cashew “cream”

Click for the recipe.


  • cashews
  • water (i read that light colored fruit juice (apple, white grape) works well too
  • agave or other sweetner
  • vanilla

boil the cashews in the water or juice (i read that soaking overnight is good too). drain the cashews, reserving the cooking liquid. pulse the cashews in the blender with the agave and a dash of vanilla, adding some of the cooking water slowly, as necessary.

July 31, 2010


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


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 - .  

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 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

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 - .  

big eating day!

brunch with emily (: before her flight took off ):  fruit salad with blackberries, strawberries, bananas, kiwis, and then lemon juice and sugar. we ate an enormous amount of this, i wish we had taken a before picture. also cheezy southern biscuits. we used the ‘whole wheat biscuit’ recipe from joy of cooking, subbing ricemilk for buttermilk and eliminating the sugar, and then added daiya vegan cheddar cheese and finely diced jalapenos. this was my first experience with daiya cheese, it’s by far the best vegan cheese i’ve tried.

hummus and crackers at a friend’s house. candied ginger.

vegan pizza: a friend brought the crust. we did two with homemade tomato sauce and then some combination of basil, mushroom, onion, spinach, garlic, jalapenos, soy sausage. the third one was bbq chikkin (tjs vegan chicken, pretty good!) with onions and mushrooms.

chocolate avocado cupcakes from this recipe with a quick chocolate ganache on top (i think either emily or i has posted the recipe for the ganache in the archive)…the cupcakes were not as good as the ones emily and i made one time, but it’s impossible to go too far wrong with cupcakes.

July 25, 2010


July 25, 2010 - .  

peanut butter puffs with soymilk, raspberries and blueberries at emily’s house

ants on a log

beet patties with avocado

plain tostada

delicious mushroom special at handlebar–just mushrooms cooked in red wine with onions and garlic, and then some awesome focaccia bread.

July 24, 2010


July 24, 2010 - .  

fruit salad of peach, plum, and banana

multigrain bagel with roasted garlic hummus and tomato

handfuls of dried fruit and nut trail mix

cuban-themed meal, all recipes from ‘viva vegan’: arroz con coco (coconut rice); zesty orange mojo baked tofu; boiled yuca with lime-garlic-mojo sauce; cuban black bean soup with cashew crema; mojitos; dark chocolate; cafe con leche flan


July 24, 2010 - .  

homemade granola with ricemilk. oj.

lunch at victory’s banner: vegan eggless wonder (tofu scramble). small glass of oj.

plain tostada

smoothie with frozen peach, ricemilk, oj

everything that emily had for dinner! she made it so i’ll just rely on her explanation. plus she forgot to mention that we ate some pieces of trader joe’s chocolate. oh, and i had a small piece of chocolate-hazelnut-raspberry cake with fresh raspberries and vanilla soy ice cream as an appetizer. and flan! none of us could remember how it compared to real flan, but we agreed that it was really good regardless!

July 23, 2010


July 23, 2010 - .  

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homemade granola with ricemilk. oj.

beet-millet patties with avocado. bean/kale/tomato salad.

iced oolong tea at intelligentsia

tostadas with fake meat, tomato, lettuce

last of the margarita cupcakes

July 22, 2010


July 22, 2010 - .  

smoothie with mango, ricemilk, ice.

tjs everything bagel with spinach hummus. leftover kale/tomato/bean salad. margarita cupcake.

plate of french fries with catsup at medici in hyde park. their fries are pretty weak.

one tostada with fake beef, tomato, onion, lettuce. one beet patty with avocado on top.


July 21, 2010


July 21, 2010 - .  

whole wheat bagel with tofutti cream cheese. smoothie with mango, rice milk, a tiny bit of agave, ice.

coffee cake at fritz pastry

tostadas with gimme lean ‘beef’, tomato salsa, lettuce. sauteed kale.

bites of new batch of homemade granola. same recipe as before, but i added a tablespoon of cocoa powder this time.

dinner made with a friend: i made beet-millet patties, inspired by this very simple recipe. i think that next time i would use only one large beet, my mix came out a bit heavy on beet proportionally. i also added carmelized onions with salt, pepper, paprika, red chili flakes. oh and i hate mint so i substituted parsely. they turned out good though! my friend made a really good salad with cooked kale, white beans, tomatoes, and a lemon-y dressing. really good white wine that he brought.

another batch of margarita cupcakes (to finish off the extra frosting)

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