July 28, 2010


July 28, 2010 - .  

watermelon; cornbread

last lasagna; red delicious apple

carrot; samples at whole foods; big delicious soft pretzel from whole foods; 1/2 small orange

leftover chili and cornbread; corn tortilla chips; hot chocolate at bennu

July 21, 2010


July 21, 2010 - .  

small orange; smoothie with kale, peanut butter, banana, frozen blueberries, soy milk; little piece of cinnamon raisin challah bread

melty raspberry mamba

soba noodles pan-fried in coconut-peanut sauce from ’1,000 vegan recipes’; carrot dipped in extra peanut sauce; 1/2 small orange

red delicious apple; medjool date

taste of a wedding cake flavored snow cone from sno beach (i don’t even like snow cones but i think this might be my new favorite treat); lentils with garlic, onions, carrot; steamed kale; tofu fried in oil, cumin, black pepper, cayenne; quinoa; garlicky tahini sauce

little pieces of stale-ish chocolate chip banana bread dipped in a friend’s coffee; hot chocolate (steamed and super foamy soy milk with ghirardelli dark chocolate syrup, it was one of the best vegan hot chocolates i’ve had) at bennu

June 21, 2010


June 21, 2010 - .  

toasted homemade bread with apple butter and cinnamon

samples at HEB: medjool date, cherries, almond butter, dried strawberries

homemade hummus, tomato, avocado, spinach in a flour tortilla; carrot

two whole wheat fig bars from HEB bulk; red delicious apple; handful of peanuts

brown rice, lentils with onions and carrots, steamed kale all topped with sloppy sauce; valencia orange; handful of chocolate chips

decaf americano at cherrywood coffee house

perfectly ripe and juicy texas peach

June 13, 2010


June 13, 2010 - .  

toasted homemade bread with apple butter; peach and banana

roasted tomato soup from 101cookbooks; everything bread from freezer; steamed kale with leftover ginger-miso dressing

soynut butter and raspberry preserves in a pan-warmed whole wheat tortilla; smoothie with mango, frozen banana, soy milk

french press at cafe medici

brown rice, potatoes, spinach, green beans, tofu topped with indonesian instant peanut sauce and kecap manis (indonesian sweet soy sauce); watermelon; dried pineapple. i forgot to mention in previous posts: the ingredients imported from indonesia were found at golden pacific market in chicago

animal crackers; tea from an unlabeled tea bag from trader joe’s

June 5, 2010


June 5, 2010 - .  

gallo pinto (costa rican-style refried rice and beans, recipe from ‘viva vegan’) with mango

snacks throughout the day: last banana-coconut-guava muffin from freezer; dried mango; soy cafe au lait at thunderbird coffee; banana; multigrain bagel from HEB; two cherries; apple with peanut butter; 1/2 grapefruit; “brownies” from yesterday (why do i keep eating them when they’re so weird?)

summery potluck: tomatoes with fresh farmers market basil, balsamic, salt, pepper; quinoa pasta salad with green beans, corn, celery, cashew “feta” cheese, dressing; mango; red wine

June 4, 2010


June 4, 2010 - .  

fiesta cornflakes sprinkled with ground flax (out of soy milk); grapefruit; taste of smoothie (see below)

salad (romaine, carrot, beet, avocado, ginger-miso dressing, i forgot the raisins and cashews) in a whole wheat wrap; banana-coconut-guava muffin from freezer

smoothie with frozen strawberries, frozen bananas, spinach, lots of fragrant basil from the farmers market, h2o

o.n.e. coconut water with a splash of pink guava mixed with gin. o.n.e. coconut water with a splash of pink guava is gross and i poured it out after a few sips. also, o.n.e. stands for “one natural experience” and i hate that the “o” in the acronym “o.n.e.” stands for “one.” gross all around.

snobby joes (recipe from ‘veganomicon’) on toasted counterculture bun

draft pbr at the parlor

black bean brownies following this recipe. they turned out super weird and i melted chocolate chips on top of some of them to make them more satisfyingly chocolatey. i’ve made good black bean brownies before, but they were much less healthy- i think the recipe called for a cup of butter. maybe i’ll try veganizing that recipe sometime

May 29, 2010


May 29, 2010 - .  

spicy refried black beans and mango

green and yellow split pea soup (recipe from ’1,000 vegan recipes’ but i added sweet potato and collards); everything bread fresh out of the oven (see ‘herbed everything bread’ in the recipe archive, though i left out the herbs this time and added caraway seeds to the everything toppings); dried mango

more bread; valencia orange; tropical dried fruit mix at HEB

same salad as yesterday, but wrapped in a tortilla; leftover iced coconut green tea from the steeping room; handful of chocolate chips (guittard semisweet are my current favorite vegan chocolate chips, available at central market and HEB)

chocolate chip banana bread and banana-chocolate fudge, both made by a friend from ’1,000 vegan recipes.’ the fudge especially was amazing and only has four ingredients, i’ll send the recipe to you guys if you want it

May 28, 2010


May 28, 2010 - .  

spicy refried black beans (made by my housemate john) & mango

salad: romaine, spinach, grated carrots, steamed beets, avocado, cashews, raisins, ginger-miso dressing (already in recipe archive); valencia orange; spirulina & agave mini raw revolution bar

smart dog on toasted counterculture bun with spinach and yellow mustard; spicy chocolate cupcake (recipe from ’1,000 vegan recipes’); banana/strawberry/soy smoothie

coconut green tea at the steeping room; chile lime cashews at central market

more of the same salad i had for lunch; toasted mini everything bagel

i had leftover chocolate ganache (see recipe index) from frosting the cupcakes, so i reheated it, poured it over a banana, put the whole thing in the fridge, and had half for dessert. it was a beautiful object:

while i’ve got my camera out, here’s a picture from marcy’s and my cookie experiment. the lumpy one has applesauce instead of canola oil.

May 13, 2010


May 13, 2010 - .  

cornflakes with ground flax and almond milk; grapefruit

pinto bean burger with chile lime “mayo” on counter culture bread with lettuce, tomato; banana; graham crackers and apple juice

carrot; small gala apple; guava pear muffin from freezer

leftover harissa pasta topped with a small amount of leftover quinoa; last piece of quinoa cornbread; grapefruit

cocoa diablo (chocolate with cinnamon and cayenne) soft serve at toy joy; handful of ginger harvest trailmix (crystallized ginger, tamari almonds, cashews, raisins, dried cranberries, dark chocolate chips) from wheatsville co-op; real ale blanco pale ale at barflys

May 12, 2010


May 12, 2010 - .  

cornflakes with raisins, ground flax, almond milk; grapefruit

pinto bean burger with chile-lime mayo, romaine, tomato on counter culture bread; graham crackers and apple juice

small gala apple

leftover harissa pasta (see yesterday’s); leftover quinoa cornbread (see last week). both recipes adapted from 101cookbooks

iced coconut green tea and half a molasses cookie at the steeping room; cashews (spicy cayenne, thai curry, mesquite bbq, black pepper), dark chocolate covered cacao nibs, dark chocolate covered banana chips from heb bulk; blackberries (77 cents a pint at heb)

addendum: late night snack of banana with peanut butter

May 11, 2010


May 11, 2010 - .  

cornflakes with ground flax and almond milk; grapefruit

my coworker gave me an extra bag of delicious vegan bread from counter culture (the little loaves they serve their sandwiches on, which they apparently sell for cheap on sundays if there is surplus) and i used half a loaf as a burger bun for a pinto bean burger with chile lime mayo (recipe from 1000 vegan recipes). the burger itself was a little bland and mushy, but with the “mayo”, lettuce, tomato, and that delicious bread it would totally satisfy a craving for fast food; banana with peanut butter and a handful of chocolate chips for dessert

carrot; small gala apple; banana coconut guava muffin

dinner at karibu (one of austin’s two ethiopian restaurants): the usual vegetarian dishes (red lentils, brown lentils, split peas, collards, cabbage, and one with string beans and carrots) served with salad and injera. the food was good, but the injera was not up to par- instead of thick and pliable, it was dry and even kind of crispy around the edges. i think aster’s had better injera, but i remember being a little disappointed by the food. i miss chicago ethiopian!

dried pineapple; lindt intense dark chocolate

April 26, 2010


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 25, 2010


April 25, 2010 - .  


vegan brunch platter at kerbey lane cafe: well-seasoned but kind of dry tofu scramble; well-seasoned but kind of dry homemade soysage; short stack of delicious strawberry blackberry vegan pancakes. thanks for brunch, marcy’s parents!

peach rooibos iced tea at thunderbird


italian-themed potluck: white bean-arugula soup; linguine made with egg-free pasta dough from ’1000 vegan recipes’; buckwheat-spelt pasta; andrea’s secret family pasta sauce recipe; prima pils from victory brewing co (vegan according to barnivore, updated 1 month ago); marcus james cabernet sauvignon; haagen-dazs mango sorbet with bittersweet chocolate sauce (baker’s chocolate melted in a small amount of hot soymilk)

April 23, 2010


April 23, 2010 - .  

flour tortilla with black beans and mango

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

banana walnut breakfast muffins from ’1000 vegan recipes,’ except i substituted dark chocolate chips for the walnuts

dogfish head 60 minute ipa and edamame at the steeping room happy hour. want a tip on getting wasted for cheap? pick a happy hour that’s a good deal and about 10 miles away, and then bike to it right before dinner time. the dogfish head was $3 and i was so tipsy on the bike ride home!

cashews (black pepper, mesquite bbq, and spicy cayenne flavors) and dried apricots from heb bulk

leftovers: brown rice, sweet potato, mustard greens, kidney beans, black-eyed peas, ginger miso sauce; whole grapefruit

April 21, 2010


April 21, 2010 - .  

flour tortilla with black beans, mango, salsa huichol

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

samples at central market: magic pop w peanut butter and agave, pineapple, clementine, yellow watermelon (ew); dried apricots and dark chocolate sandwich cookies (contain confectioner’s glaze) from bulk

medjool date from heb bulk

leftovers: brown rice, sweet potato, mustard greens, kidney beans, black-eyed peas, peanut ginger sauce; perfectly ripe mango (currently 4/$1 at heb)

medjool dates and dried apricots from fiesta bulk (yes i went to three grocery stores today!!)

half a cranberry kombucha (from local brewer buddha’s brew) and half a fireman’s four blonde ale at cherrywood coffee house

April 16, 2010


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

April 15, 2010


April 15, 2010 - .  

grapefruit; last gingerbread pig with strawberry preserves

whole wheat tortilla with last of cedar’s original hummus and spinach; green beans; small navel orange

carrot; guava pear muffin; banana

tofu and pea curry with whole wheat tortilla

i heard through the grapevine that toy joy has new “baby shakes,” which are 9 oz and $3.50 for any flavor. nice! however, when my housemate and i went there specifically to get them, we got sidetracked by the soft serve flavor of the week, which was strawberry. i ended up getting strawberry soft serve in an organic cone. the strawberry was quite coconut-y and delicious.

April 12, 2010


April 12, 2010 - .  

grapefruit; marranito (gingerbread pig) from fiesta bakery with strawberry preserves

whole wheat tortilla with cedar’s creamy original hummus; carrots and green beans; small navel orange; guava pear muffin

apple; one handful of really old trail mix

burrito vegetal from el chilito; fruit salad with mango, strawberries, banana; paulaner hefeweizen (vegan according to barnivore, but a lot of hefeweizens have honey, so i’m not totally sure); marcus james malbec

decaf coffee with a shot of hazelnut at the alamo drafthouse

April 11, 2010


April 11, 2010 - .  


perfect pancakes from ‘vegan brunch’ (i added ginger and allspice as well as cinnamon) topped with strawberries we picked yesterday and blackberries that were 87 cents a container at heb; small amount of coffee (flores bajawa beans from anderson’s -> katherine, which beans did you get and how were they?)

cedar’s original hummus, whole wheat tortillas, carrots, green beans, small navel orange, sip of young coconut juice

dinner at friends’: homemade quinoa tabouleh; salad with mixed greens, roma tomatoes, moroccan olives, roasted sunflower seeds and walnuts, crumbled tofu “feta” with olive oil, garlic, oregano, fresh rosemary, fresh thyme; stuffed grape leaves that come in a can at fiesta; haagen dazs raspberry sorbet and mori-nu chocolate pudding mix; marcus james malbec, three different homebrews

April 10, 2010


April 10, 2010 - .  

fiesta brand cornflakes with raisins, almond breeze unsweetened almond milk; genmai cha green tea with roasted brown rice

whole wheat tortilla with hummus, paprika, spinach; grapefruit

snacks over course of day: apple, peanut butter, whole wheat tortilla, orange slice, carrot, guava pear muffin, samples of pumpkin butter and lemon fig jam at wildseed farms market center, strawberries picked at marburger orchard

dinner at ruby’s bbq: vegetarian chili with wheat bread, side salad with honey mustard dressing, lone star; decaf lavender mocha with almond milk and a taste of a chocolate lavender vegan milkshake at toy joy

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