Friday, August 1, 2014

Not Raw, But Vegan. It Happens. A Vlog.

You've done this, right? Right?

Not So Much

Shishito peppers showed up in the organic box yesterday. I've heard the way to eat them is sauteed in some olive oil and a little sea salt. Sounds good.

This was another odd day. I know, I didn't eat much but don't worry, I'm far from wasting away. I had a regular breakfast then all kinds of busy good hell broke lose and all of a sudden it was dinner time and lunch hadn't happened. At 6:00pm I went for a vegetable tray and another popsicle. (Hot day.)

What I ate today:

• coffee3bananasBrazilnutsofcourse
• Palapa Azul Frozen Watermelon Bar
• Trader Joe's Vegetable Tray - jicama, snap peas, cherry tomatoes, carrots
• Palapa Azul Yellow Sunrise Frozen Bar - pineapple, cucumber, orange, celery, lime (Bristol Farms)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Another Side Of Sides

Today I met some friends for lunch at Palihouse, a boutique hotel in West Hollywood. The restaurant is set up like your living room, if your living room was gigantic and had been decorated in boho chic. The three of us sat in giant armchairs to eat lunch. The salad was greasy and boring. Like they took the greens out of a bag and poured dressing on it, boring. The fruit and the company however were terrific.

What I ate today:

• Say it with me - coffee!
• 3 bananas!
• Brazil nuts, of course!
• Palapa Azul Watermelon Frozen Fruit Bar (Bristol Farms)
• side salad - mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, vinaigrette (Palihouse)
• fruit plate - green apples, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, grapes, strawberries, nectarines (Palihouse)
• iced tea
• green grapes
• salad - romaine, micro greens, cherry tomatoes, avocado w/goddess dressing
• dark chocolate with raisins and pecans
• Trader Joe's Cold Pressed Green Juice - kale, spinach, apple, cucumber, celery, lemon, ginger

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Walk It Off

I tried this stuff I got in the refrigerator section of Trader Joe's called Balela. It's a chickpea salad, not raw but vegan and really good. Thumbs up.

My plan was to eat dinner after we got home from Bob's basketball practice. At practice I got hit in the face with a ball so I didn't really feel like eating much after that. I just had a green juice and an ice pack. *Cue the violins.

What I ate today:

• coffee
• banana
• cherries
• Brazil nuts
• salad - kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, green and red cabbage, micro greens, almonds, cherry tomatoes w/citrus ginger dressing
• Taste of Nature California Almond Bar (Got this out of a weird bag of swag I got at the conference.) vegan not raw
• Balela - chickpeas, tomatoes, oil, vinegar, black beans, onions, parsley mint, salt, garlic, black pepper, cayenne - (Trader Joe's) vegan not raw
• Trader Joe's Cold Pressed Green Juice - kale, spinach, apple, cucumber,celery, lemon, ginger
• 2 Advils

I Vlogged, Yes I DId

Today I tried something new while I was trying something new. I tried the new-to-me Trader Joe's Cold Pressed Yellow Juice and while I was trying it, I recorded it, for your viewing pleasure. (Hopefully.)

I have always been the teensiest bit annoyed by people who say they, "forget to eat." Eating is one of the few things I can count on to always remember. Today was weird though. I didn't "forget" to eat, I just wasn't all that hungry so my list is a bit on the small side today. It happens.

What I ate today:

• coffee, you bet
• Brazil nuts
• cherries
• dried apricots
• cold pressed yellow juice (Trader Joe's)
• green salad - mixed greens, micro greens, tomatoes w/goddess dressing
• Caribbean frozen juice bar (Trader Joe's)

*Not a compensated post.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Hotel Breakfast Buffet

This morning, before we checked out of the hotel, we joined some friends at the breakfast buffet in the hotel restaurant. I had my default restaurant breakfast: oatmeal.

Then, airplane snacks that we brought. (No peanuts for me this time. I'm over them.)

When we got back home, we walked across the street to the Sunday night music in the park thing they do here in summer. Mr. Rosenberg picked up stuff for us at Bristol Farms. There *may* have been a few vegan cookies involved in that picnic.

What I ate today:

• coffee
• hotel green juice - spinach, orange
• oatmeal w/ slivered almonds
• mixed fruit - cantaloupe, honeydew melon, pineapple
• banana
• almonds
• kale salad - kale, chickpeas, red peppers
• mixed fruit - grapes, blueberries, cantaloupe, honeydew melon. strawberries, pineapple
• 3 vegan cookies we had in the freezer leftover from i-don't-remember-what

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Just Say No

It was a weird food day. Conference food and bar food. I made it work,

The party I went to tonight was sponsored by McDonalds so no snacks there. The musical guest was Reverend Run so I quickly got over the bad food situation and danced my ass off.

What I ate today:

• coffee
• Brazil nuts
• really old banana
• dinner salad with fried tofu (conference food)
• pineapple, honeydew melon
• the odd bits and crumbs left over in a bag of trail mix
• iced tea
• orange juice (lobby bar of the Fairmont Hotel)
• 3 pieces of vegetable sushi (lobby bar of the Fairmont Hotel)
• side salad -mixed greens, radishes, Marcona almonds, carrots (lobby bar of the Fairmont Hotel)