June 30, 2010


June 30, 2010 - .  

tjs sesame bagel with tofutti cream cheese.

leftover pad thai with tofu no egg

handful of almonds and cranberries

vegan burger from leona’s, on emily’s suggestion. i topped it with onions, mushrooms, and avocados. i don’t think i got the full experience, since it was all soggy and i had to eat it out of the take away container (my house is full of boxes because i’m moving, so no tables and all the dishes were packed too). i think i’ll reserve judgment and try it again later.

June 29, 2010


June 29, 2010 - .  

tjs sesame bagel with tofutti cream cheese. oj.

black bean soup and white bread from the au bon pain right by the art institute

some sushi place in lincoln park/lakeview: avocado, asparagus, sweet potato rolls

i tried to go to molly’s cupcakes because they usually have vegan cupcakes but i was denied (they were out). sad.

last of the baklavah

June 28, 2010


June 28, 2010 - .  

honey nut os with ricemilk. oj.

lunch at taste of lebanon: wrap with baba ganouj and falafel. good and cheap!

vegan baklavah from the middle eastern market across the street. this place had quite a few vegan and slightly weird desserts that i want to try. i was super excited to eat baklavah, i don’t think i’ve had it since i went vegan because they usually use butter.

dinner at icosium: essentially an icosium crepe but on a bed of spinach instead of a crepe, and with avocado instead of cheese

June 27, 2010


June 27, 2010 - .  

brunch at handlebar: corn cakes with tofu, seitan, black beans, rice, delicious chipotle sauce. this was my first time going to handlebar for brunch, it was pretty awesome.

dinner at noodles etc.: pad thai with tofu no egg

June 26, 2010


June 26, 2010 - .  

big show day!

half of a muffin and half a glass of oj. i got distracted and left without finishing my breakfast.

vegan ‘pizza’ delivery: basically tomato and basil bits baked on bread. their sauce wasn’t vegan ):

vodka and cranberry juice

late night eats at tacqueria traspasata: sope with beans, lettuce, tomatoes, onions

June 25, 2010


June 25, 2010 - .  

oh dear. things got crazy around my big show on saturday and i haven’t updated in a while. let me think.

cinnamon berry muffin from freezer. oj.

bagel with hummus

vietnamese sandwich

a ton of fries at moody’s pub. a drink which was oj, lemonade, and vodka (i forget what it’s called)

June 24, 2010


June 24, 2010 - .  

brunch at victory’s banner: eggless wonder (stir fry with marinated tofu, veggies, rice) served with hearth bread. fresh oj. they have vegan french toast now!

tjs sesame bagel with hummus

June 22, 2010


June 22, 2010 - .  

smoothie with mango, raspberries, strawberries, oj.

last of the lentil soup (thank god). sauteed collards.

sloppy joes, inspired by emily! i looked up recipes online but realized that what i really wanted was basically bbq, so i improvised a recipe based loosely off of the one in vegan planet (i always do things in a different order than that recipe and i spiked it with rum instead of bourbon). then i added water and tvp. it turned out really really well. i put it in a medici bun and sauteed some kale to go on the side.

June 21, 2010


June 21, 2010 - .  

sandwich on tjs sesame bagel: tjs regular hummus, avocado, tomato.

bowl of granola with ricemilk.

blueberry raspberry muffin from freezer.

another bowl of granola with ricemilk.

June 20, 2010


June 20, 2010 - .  

homemade granola with ricemilk.

leftover lentil soup with last of the bread. collards.

handful of cashews

tjs soy nuggets with bbq. collards.

June 19, 2010


June 19, 2010 - .  

homemade granola with ricemilk. oj.

leftover lentil soup. collards. bread toasted with olive oil, s/p

tiny bit of granola

dinner buffet at standard india. all of their food is clearly marked as vegan or not, which is amazing.

June 18, 2010


June 18, 2010 - .  

muffins: cinnamon rhubarb muffins, but with raspberries and blueberries instead of rhubarb

you guys i made granola for i think THE FIRST TIME EVER and it turned out so super awesome!!! it was crunchy and clumpy. i used this recipe, except i didn’t have any wheat germ or oat bran. served with ricemilk.

leftover lentil soup. wheat bread toasted with olive oil, salt, pepper. sauteed collard greens.

more toasted wheat bread with olive oil, salt, pepper.

dinner at a friend’s “peruvian food orgy”: some sort of delicious fried rice with mushrooms, boiled potatoes, mango salsa with jalapenos, a pickled salad which i believe contained artichokes, hearts of palm, and some sort of mushroom. sooooooo good. white wine.

gin and tonic at a friend’s graduation/birthday party.

June 17, 2010


June 17, 2010 - .  

tjs sesame bagel with peanut butter. oj.

leftover lentil soup. collard greens, sauteed in olive oil and tamari. fresh “whole wheat country bread” from medici.

smoothie with mango, blueberry, oj.

handful of cashews

leftover rice pudding. red wine.

June 16, 2010


June 16, 2010 - .  

honey os with ricemilk. oj.

leftover pumpkin soup from last week (probably a mistake). tjs soy nuggets with bbq sauce.

dinner: lentil soup with fresh sage and ginger, which turned out really well

Click for the recipe.


  • about 2T ginger, grated or finely diced
  • about 8 sage leaves, very finely diced
  • about 2c. cooked brown lentils (reserve cooking liquid)
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • splash of balsamic vinegar
  • s/p

heat olive oil in a sauce pan. add the ginger and sage; cook until ginger begins to brown. add the carrot and onion. saute until both are soft. add the sauteed veggies to the lentils. vinegar, salt, and pepper to taste.

sauteed collards. also a rice pudding to which i will not post a recipe because it turned out less than optimal. but the ingredients were rice, coconut, almond bits, diced dates and coconut milk.

June 15, 2010


June 15, 2010 - .  

honey os with soymilk. oj.

leftovers from the chicago diner: quesadillas, mac n cheez

chocolate chip cookies from this recipe with pecans added. that recipe is the first google hit on “vegan chocolate chip cookies” but the results were pretty unremarkable. it was good though–chocolate chip cookies are always good.

June 14, 2010


June 14, 2010 - .  

smoothie with strawberries, mango, raspberries, oj.

leftover pho

dinner at chicago diner: black bean and sweet potato quesadillas with salsa, mac n cheeze, bites of bbq seitan sandwich. vegan s’moores shake

June 13, 2010


June 13, 2010 - .  

smoothie with mango, strawberries, raspberries, oj from concentrate

leftover pumpkin soup with leftover french fries

vegetable pho. a spring roll.

a few handfuls of tjs honey-os. red wine.

June 12, 2010


June 12, 2010 - .  

smoothie with mango, raspberry, strawberry, oj from concentrate

last of the pumpkin bread

linner at yummy yummy: split cashew soy gluten and kung pow soy gluten with white rice

June 11, 2010


June 11, 2010 - .  

huge smoothie with raspberry, strawberry, mango, a bunch of my housemate’s orange juice from concentrate (she left for china)

bagel with peanut butter and jelly

pumpkin bread

vietnamese sandwich

pumpkin bread

June 10, 2010


June 10, 2010 - .  

early breakfast at clarke’s, just because it was the only place open when i had to kill time on the north side at 6am: burrito with veggies including lettuce and tomato, served with guac, fire roasted salsa, and french fries. so-so food but you take what you can get at 6am.

orchid oolong tea at fritz pastry

last of the split pea soup and rice

leftover pumpkin soup and tofu sticks dipped in bbq

pumpkin bread

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