January 2, 2012


January 2, 2012 - .  

breakfast: soy latte from the ‘bou; Cheerios with soymilk

Cajun french fries with ketchup from Five Guys

dinner: creamy grits (grits plus almond milk and creamed raw cashews); Cajun tempeh with leeks and cherry tomatoes; arugula + roasted beet + candied walnut salad with beet balsamic vinaigrette (all recipes from Vegan Soul Kitchen

January 1, 2012


January 1, 2012 - .  

brunch at Pizza Luce: coffee; make-your-own Bloody Mary (spicy bloody mary mix; celery; zucchini; pickle; olive; vodka; lime; spicy salt); tomato florentine (tomato and spinach on a vegan English muffin with vegan Hollandaise sauce, served with hash browns); veganized breakfast burrito (tofu scramble, vegan cheese, vegan sausage, black beans, served on jalapeño hash browns with hot sauce and ketchup)

dinner at Village Inn near Port Wing, Wisconsin: linguine with marinara sauce; crackers; salad with lemon poppy vinaigrette

snacks during annual Erickson movie marathon (2011 theme: “Speed quest to the edge”):
Galaxy Quest: tortilla chips with salsa and Tabasco; Bell’s 10,000 Batch Ale (may not be vegan)
Speed: vegan chocolate chip cookies (recipe from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar); Fitger’s Brewhouse porter
The Edge: didn’t make it :/

December 30, 2011


December 30, 2011 - .  

breakfast: grits; coffee

lunch: leftover stuffing, wild rice, and rolls

dinner at New Scenic Cafe: veganized tempeh reuben; veganized wild mushroom appetizer; Ommegang Rare Vos beer

string beans (baked with garlic, fresh rosemary, fresh thyme, white wine vinegar, tamari, vegetable broth, salt, and pepper); rice; Brewhouse porter


PBR at Duluth Renegade Improv

leftover rice and string beans

December 29, 2011


December 29, 2011 - .  

brunch: coffee; leftover Tofurkey, stuffing, rolls, cranberry jelly

Sleepytime tea; rolls; Brewhouse porter; pepparkakor cookies

dinner at Pizza Luce: vegan winter vegetable and potato pizza (vegan soy cheese, squash, red potato, red onion, celery, carrots, white sauce, mock duck); Tallgrass Oasis (vegan according to Barnivore)

Budweiser at the Rustic bar

Equal Exchange very dark chocolate

December 28, 2011


December 28, 2011 - .  

Jumping Monkey (espresso, chocolate syrup, banana, ice) and toasted garlic bagel with hummus and sprouts at Bixby’s cafe

Thanksgiving leftovers; coffee; tea

popcorn and Lake Superior Brewing Co. Kayak Kölsch (may not be vegan) at Take Shelter at Zinema

dinner at Zeitgeist Arts Cafe: coconut curry rice bowl with tofu; green living rice bowl with tofu; Dubrue India black ale (may not be vegan)

chips and salsa; pepperkakor cookies with soymilk

December 27, 2011


December 27, 2011 - .  

Cheerios with soymilk

Thanksgiving leftovers (Tofurkey, mushroom gravy, wild rice bread stuffing, peas, cauliflower, cranberry jelly, rolls)

taste of Brewhouse porter (may not be vegan)

dinner at Burrito Union: chips with guacamole; rice and beans burrito with guacamole, chipotle sauce, corn, cilantro, tomatoes, green onions, red onions; vegan specialty burrito (Ding sauce, guacamole, rice, beans, charred tomatillo salsa, vegetables); Brewhouse Wildfire beer and bourbon-barrel-aged Edmund Fitzgerald Imperial stout (both may not be vegan)

espresso at the Road Kills Boys at Amazing Grace

beer at Sir Ben’s

December 26, 2011


December 26, 2011 - .  


Thanksgiving leftovers

dinner at Blackwoods: vegetable pasta with garlic and olive oil; side salad with oil and vinegar; Lake Superior Brewing Special Ale; sip of Michael’s beer

December 21, 2011


December 21, 2011 - .  

breakfast: avocado sushi from Sora Sushi at the Newark airport with soy sauce, ginger, and wasabi; Java Moon soy latte

pretzels on plane

lunch: quinoa and vegetable burrito (brought with me from the park slope food co-op)

peanuts on plane #2

dinner from Pizza Luce: cannellini bean spread with olives and sun-dried tomatoes, on olive oil toast; vegan lil’ gracie pizza (veggie ball crumbles, Muffuletta olive mixture, mushrooms, green peppers, onions, rinotta cashew-tofu cheese, red sauce)

Fat Tire beer

November 25, 2011


November 25, 2011 - .  

soy latte from the ‘bou

lots of Thanksgiving leftovers; soymilk

Lake Superior Kayak Kolsch (may not be vegan) at J. Edgar at Zinema

dinner at Pizza Luce: vegan version of The Rustler (vegan rinotta, vegan soy cheese, mock duck, pineapple, banana peppers, red onion, barbecue/red sauce); Dubrue IBA (may not be vegan)

golden Dubrue brew at Carmody’s

leftover pizza; more Thanksgiving leftovers

December 30, 2010

katherine – vegan beer fail

December 30, 2010 - .  

brunch: coffee; tofu scramble (tofu, onion, garlic, Earth Balance, white wine vinegar, curry powder, red pepper flakes, fresh thyme, salt, and black pepper); rolls

leftover wild rice stuffing; chocolate jelly bar from Tobies in Hinckley, MN

Wildfire lager from Duluth Brewhouse (with New Mexico Hatch chilies, scotch bonnets, jalapeños, and Serrano peppers… tastes like eating a raw scotch bonnet pepper!!)

dinner at Pizza Luce: vegan bruscetta with soy cheese; vegan pizza with rinotta cheese, spinach, and mock duck; Surly Furious beer (NOT VEGAN according to Barnivore! I should have checked!)

beer at Fair Game at the Zinema

pumpkin pie; spiced cider; another chocolate jelly bar

saltine crackers

December 29, 2010


December 29, 2010 - .  

coffee; banana


lunch at Birchwood Cafe: sip of coffee; half a veganized black-bean quinoa burger (with caramelized onion, portabella, lettuce, and pickle on toasted multigrain bun… ask for it without the cheese or aioli; the bun and the burger are vegan); half a parsnip & pear sandwich (parsnip walnut spread & comice pear puree on toasted focaccia with jicama, carrots, black spanish radish, chioggia beets & DragSmith microgreens)

food and drinks at Fitger’s Brewhouse: hummus platter (pita, carrot, cucumber, broccoli with hummus); sweet potato fries; El Niño IPA; another beer

December 25, 2010

katherine – thanks honey!

December 25, 2010 - .  

tastes while cooking dinner throughout morning

dinner: Tofurkey; mushroom gravy; bread stuffing with wild rice; roasted beets+sweet potato+garlic+onion; mashed potatoes; bread rolls with Earth Balance; cranberry jelly; cauliflower; peas; soymilk

dessert wine (may not be vegan); Bell’s Best Brown Ale (part of my mom’s bird beer series; vegan according to Barnivore); Silk nog; pumpkin pie from this recipe; vegan pepperkaker cookies

Lake Superior Brewing Company Mesabi Red (may not be vegan) at Zinema during free showing of Pee Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special (may not be vegan)

August 13, 2010


August 13, 2010 - .  

“brunch” at New London Cafe: coffee; sweet potato fries with ketchup

Purely Decadent chocolate chip cookie dough coconut milk ice cream

dinner at Burrito Union: two-fisted beans+rice burrito with hot chipotle-tomatillo salsa, tomato, corn, cilantro, onion, Ding sauce (vegan, roasted garlic plus curry-ish sauce), and guacamole; margarita

more Purely Decadent chocolate chip cookie dough coconut milk ice cream

August 10, 2010


August 10, 2010 - .  

breakfast: Cheerios with soymilk; coffee

homemade cherry pie

grapes (throughout day); potato chips

lunch: toasted peanut butter and jelly sandwich

Sour Patch Kids

dinner at At Sara’s Table/Chester Creek Cafe: bell peppers stuffed with arborio rice, almonds, raisins, dill, parsley, and mint, on a bed of red lentil+buckwheat ‘potage’

what’s potage?

August 9, 2010


August 9, 2010 - .  

breakfast?: Oreos; grapes

lunch: leftover pasta with marinara sauce; coffee

homemade pie with cherries from the backyard (thanks Dad!)

dinner at Duluth Grill: burrito with tempeh, black beans, lettuce, pico de gallo, chipotle sauce, guacamole, and vegan cheese

(They have several sandwiches that seem to be vegan aside from honey in the bread, including tempeh and tofu fillings. I established that the guacamole and the wild rice cranberry salad are vegan. The wild rice burger patty is NOT vegan.)

Lake Superior Special Ale and popcorn at Sir Ben’s

August 7, 2010


August 7, 2010 - .  

breakfast: raisin toast with Earth Balance; orange juice; chocolate chip cookie dough


“lunch” at Culver’s: french fries with ketchup (probably vegan according to this, which indicates that they have no egg, dairy, or fish. The only thing other thing that I can imagine would be meat in the flavoring, but they’re hardly flavored.)

Mamba and vanilla wafers in car

dinner: broccoli, carrots, tomato slices, and grapes; lemonade; vegan pizza with “rinotta” cheese and spinach from Pizza Luce. They told me that the mock duck wasn’t vegan on the phone, which I expressed confusion about because it used to be labeled as vegan. It still says it’s vegan on the website so I’m going to have to confirm later.