June 5, 2011


June 5, 2011 - .  


black bean empanada (by V-Spot)

apple with peanut butter

dinner at V-Spot: lentil soup; butternut squash soup; empanada; Bandeja Paisa platter (seitan, grilled veggies, soy chorizo, Daiya arepa, plantain, beans, rice, avocado); quinoa with curried kale; red wine

blood orange and mango sorbets from Scoopz

June 4, 2011

I’m back honey!!!

June 4, 2011 - .  

brunch at ‘sNice: coffee; vegan marmalade cookie; tofu scramble wrap; vegan Philly-style seitan sandwich with salad

apple-apricot sorbet at Sky Ice (they label vegan options)

dinner/snacks at Julie farewell party: spicy tofu sandwich; tortilla chips, bell pepper, and carrots with guacamole, hummus, and salsa; vegan chocolate chip oatmeal cookies; Dogfish Head Raison D’Etre (vegan according to Barnivore); Michigan Brewing Company Peninsula Porter (vegan according to Barnivore); Charles Shaw white wine (NOT VEGAN according to Barnivore… I remembered this wrong and should have checked)

June 3, 2011


June 3, 2011 - .  

breakfast from Canteen: iced coffee with soymilk; toasted everything bagel with tofu cream cheese, tomato, and onion

leftover chocolate tofu mousse with cayenne

dinner at Blossom (all shared dishes):

  • black-eyed pea cake (crispy cake of yukon gold potatoes and black eyed peas, served with chipotle aioli)
  • ravioli with cashew cream (filled with smoked tempeh, spinach, pine nuts, and white mushrooms)
  • porcini cigars (hand-rolled phyllo filled with porcini mushrooms, almonds, and ground tempeh, served over a cashew pesto, finished with pomegranate seeds.)
  • sides of mashed potatoes and sauteed garlic spinach
  • port wine seitan (seitan cutlets pan-seared in a sauce of port wine and mushrooms, accompanied by creamy mashed potatoes, tempura onion, and sautéed garlic spinach)
  • feijoadinha with smokey tempeh (a lighter version of “Feijoada,” the Brazilian national dish: a stew of smokey roasted tempeh, black beans, chayote squash, and sweet potatoes, in an orange-lime broth)
  • hickory basted tempeh over horseradish crème fraiche (served with roasted fingerling potatoes and collard greens)
  • Samuel Smith lager (vegan according to Barnivore)
  • lavender creme brulee
  • dessert port wine (hopefully vegan since they’re serving it at Blossom, although I didn’t ask)

The dessert was the best vegan creamy dessert I’ve ever had.  Michael’s dad thought the pistachio and pepper dusted tofu was the best vegan dish he’d had (even compared to Candle 79 and Dirt Candy).

sip of Glass’s gin and tonic at Aloe Blacc

PBR (vegan according to Barnivore), Blue and Gold house beer (may not be vegan), and several different whiskey tastes at Blue & Gold Tavern

June 2, 2011


June 2, 2011 - .  

breakfast: avocado during lab meeting

lunch: iced coffee from Oren’s Daily Roast; toasted everything bagel with tofu olive cream cheese, tomato, and onion from Bagel Bob’s

leftover chocolate tofu mousse

Dogfish Head Raison D’Etre (vegan according to Barnivore)

beer at The Sackett


coffee beer at Pacific Standard

peanut butter bomb brownie by Vegan Treats

June 1, 2011


June 1, 2011 - .  

iced coffee

lunch: garlic knots with marinara sauce; apricot

Helene’s birthday chocolate tofu mousse with cayenne (thank you Anita!)

red wine (may not be vegan) after fake science charade

dinner from Atlas Cafe: vegan mississippi chicken sandwich; vegan unchicken salad sandwich; banana peach smoothie

Budweiser at Source Code (vegan according to Barnivore)

May 7, 2011


May 7, 2011 - .  

breakfast: toasted everything bagel with tofu cream cheese, tomato, and onion

soy latte

spiced tomato couscous

dinner at Palà (has separate vegan menu!): contadino salad (greens, cherry tomatoes); rapa salad w/o cheese (roasted yellow beets, ginger, red onions, mixed greens); patatosa pizza (shaved potatoes, zucchini, rosemary, daiya cheese); funghi e salsiccia pizza (veggie sausage, field mushrooms, daiya cheese, hot pepper); bufala negra (bourbon, balsamic vinegar, ginger ale, basil)

Stacey, I need to take you here!

more bourbon

May 6, 2011


May 6, 2011 - .  

breakfast from Canteen: toasted everything bagel with tofu cream cheese, tomato, and onion; coffee

more coffee at genomics symposium

lunch from Mamoun’s: falafel sandwich (falafel, tahini, lettuce, tomato, pita)

at symposium: half a lemon poppyseed cookie; Anchor Steam beer (vegan according to Barnivore); cucumber with hummus, olives, cashews, peanuts, and edamame

Goose Island IPA (vegan according to Barnivore)

dinner at Sacred Chow: 3 tapa deal: lasagna, Korean tofu cutlets with steamed kale, and baby root vegetable latkes with Indonesian date butter; roasted black olive seitan hero with homemade oat cheese, served with pickle and coleslaw; sip of Magic Hat #9 (vegan according to Barnivore); Ommegang Witte (vegan according to Barnivore)

Dogfish Head 90-Minute IPA (vegan according to Barnivore) at Cave of Forgotten Dreams

May 3, 2011


May 3, 2011 - .  

I can’t remember the beginning of this day either.

lunch: Chipotle burrito

espresso and stout beer at bar

dinner from Bliss: half a Bliss bowl (rice, kale, seaweed, tempeh, beans, veggies, tahini sauce); half a seitan steak sandwich; tortilla chips; coleslaw

whiskey ginger and beer at Peter, Bjorn, & John show

May 2, 2011


May 2, 2011 - .  

I can’t remember what I ate for most of this day.

take-out dinner from Lin’s Garden: General Tso’s tofu; broccoli; rice; fortune cookie

April 28, 2011


April 28, 2011 - .  

breakfast: mini bagels with tofu cream cheese from Bagel Bob’s; free Brad’s coffee

lunch: peanut butter and jelly sandwich; leftover spicy salad

vegan pumpkin bread from babycakes

champagne, red wine (may not be vegan), and Skittles at lab happy hour

dinner: tempeh sloppy joes (tempeh baked in marinade of Bragg’s, soy sauce, panca pepper sauce, mustard, sesame oil, cider vinegar, garlic, and red onion) with sauteed spinach on bread; orange juice

April 26, 2011


April 26, 2011 - .  

breakfast: toasted everything bagel with tofu cream cheese, tomato, and onion from Canteen; coffee

lunch from NY Dosas: roti curry with coconut chutney, salad, and sambar soup; ginger beer

dinner: raw kale salad (massaged kale with olive oil, Bragg’s liquid aminos, nutritional yeast, tomato, avocado, onion, and garlic); TLT (tomato, lettuce, tempeh bacon, Vegenaise, bread); Anchor “Old Foghorn” barleywine (vegan according to Barnivore)

April 24, 2011


April 24, 2011 - .  

breakfast: everything bagel with tofu cream cheese, onion, and tomato; coffee

lunch: eggless egg salad sandwich

dinner at V-Note: mushroom phyllo dough cigars, rosemary seitan schnitzel, pistachio-crusted tofu, mushroom risotto, red wine, dark chocolate fondue

Note for the future: Buying a $30-value-for-$15 Groupon does not mean you can afford a huge meal at a fancy restaurant.

April 21, 2011


April 21, 2011 - .  

breakfast: cereal with soymilk; coffee

3rd lunch in a row from NY Dosas: roti curry with coconut chutney, salad, and sambar soup

bite of rotten avocado

dinner: angel hair pasta with tomato sauce and vegan meatballs; sauteed spinach with garlic and olive oil

Magic Hat #9 (vegan according to Barnivore) at Who Framed Roger Rabbit viewing

April 20, 2011


April 20, 2011 - .  

coffee trains 4/20 man

2nd lunch in a row from NY Dosas (also, first time I don’t have cash and he says I can just pay him next time… I have really made it now!): Jaffna lunch (4 pancakes with coconut chutneys and sambar soup)

dinner: salad (five types of greens, carrot matchsticks, tomato, avocado, and dressing with olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, mustard, and panca pepper sauce); frozen Amy’s vegan enchilada dinner with Daiya cheddar; Anchor Steam Summer Beer (vegan according to Barnivore)

April 19, 2011


April 19, 2011 - .  

breakfast: cereal with soymilk; coffee

lunch from NY Dosas: roti curry with coconut chutney, salad, and sambar soup

dinner: Tofurky Italian Sausage pizza; pea shoots with Daiya cheese; Vat 19 rum

April 17, 2011


April 17, 2011 - .  

brunch: toasted sesame bagel with Earth Balance, tomato, and red onion; coffee

at Soda Bar (goodbye Liz!!!): french fries; Sixpoint Sweet Action (vegan according to Barnivore)

dinner: pasta with weird coconut-tomato sauce and chickpeas

Dogfish Head IPA and Raison D’Etre (vegan according to Barnivore)

April 14, 2011


April 14, 2011 - .  

breakfast: coffee; mini bagels with peanut butter at lab meeting

lunch: pita with arugula and jalapeño hummus

dinner at Hampton Chutney Company: Dosa with grilled portobello mushroom, spinach, roasted onions, and cilantro chutney

at Wye Oak show: whiskey and ginger; Magic Hat #9 (vegan according to Barnivore); a vegan brownie

on the floor of the Scarsdale train station, after sleeping through my commuter rail stop on my way up to housesitting, after the trains had stopped running in the other direction: Lay’s classic potato chips

cherry pie, supposedly

April 12, 2011


April 12, 2011 - .  

breakfast: cereal with soymilk; coffee

lunch: leftover vegan mac and cheese with collards

honeydew, pretzels, and Sierra Nevada IPA (vegan according to Barnivore) at Worm Meeting

dinner at Cowgirl’s Bakery (all-vegan bakery): Patsy Cline sandwich (vegan ham, vegan salami, vegan cheese, pepperchinis, Vegenaise, mustard, onion, tomato, lettuce, salt, & pepper on hero); lentil knish; vegan cheese and dill scone; donut with chocolate frosting and sprinkles; chocolate chip cookie

April 11, 2011


April 11, 2011 - .  

breakfast: cereal with soymilk; coffee

lunch from NY Dosas: roti curry, served with coconut chutney, salad, and sambar soup

dinner: vegan macaroni and cheese with collards; Hairy Navel (orange juice, vodka, peach schnapps)

Neapolitan soy ice cream

April 8, 2011


April 8, 2011 - .  

breakfast: cereal with soymilk; coffee

lunch: burrito from Chipotle (black beans, peppers, onions, corn, tomato, rice, guacamole, lettuce)

red wine (may not be vegan) and Trader Joe’s chocolate sandwich cookies (cool down after insanely dramatic, reality-TV-esque work meeting)

dinner from Pizza Plus: pizza with vegan cheese and garlic; sauteed spinach with garlic and olive oil

Luna and Larry’s vanilla island coconut ice cream with Oreos

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