Monday, November 10, 2014

More Things That Want To Be Other Things

I had a vegan salami and vegan cheese sandwich today. It tasted so strongly of onion that I pulled the sandwich apart to remove the onion and there was no onion. So, I guess we know what they put in the "salami."

HERE is a good link to some vegan Thanksgiving options. I also got some ideas from my vegan guru friend, Trina. I'll share them here soon. I think this weekend will be my trial run for new vegan Thanksgiving recipes. Probably.

What I ate today:

• coffee
• oatmeal w/ bananas, raisins
• vegan salami/vegan cheese sandwich (Grassroots)
• green drink - kale, spinach, cucumber, apple, lemon, orange
• green salad - mixed lettuce, sunflower seeds, avocado, tomato, olive oil, Bragg's Nutritional  Yeast
• apple
• pear

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Here Are Some Carrots

Little, purple fingerling potatoes showed up in the organic delivery box today.  They were very tiny with a different texture than a regular potato - smoother and less grainy.  I should have taken a photo of them but I was in too much of a hurry to eat them, so here's a picture of some carrots that were also in the box.

I threw together some chia seeds with almond milk and raw cacao powder and let it sit in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. What happened next tasted like chocolate pudding - in a tapioca-ish boba kind of way. It's good. My 8 year-old likes it too. Bob liking a raw/vegan dessert = minor miracle.

What I ate today:

2 bananas
baked purple fingerling potatoes
sunflower butter
lightly sauteed green beans
baby kale salad w/ olive oil, Himalayan pink salt, and sunflower seeds
2 Medjool dates
chia seed chocolate pudding

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Vegan Thanksgiving Hostess Plans

We've been talking about Thanksgiving around here. Traditionally, we host our family and friends at our place. There will be a turkey breast for our non-vegan guests. (Thanks, Honeybaked.)  I have been talked out of "Tofurkey" by approximately every member of Facebook, so not going there. I've been looking into how to make some vegan versions of the usual sides.

A vegetable side, probably green beans sauteed with shallots - no problem. Maybe a green salad AKA Thanksgiving roughage - easy peasy. Sweet potatoes are simple and I think my usual stuffing recipe is vegan. Some of the things I'm going to try out before Turkey/Not Turkey Day will be vegan mashed potatoes, (If they're bad, I'll just make the real thing for our guests.) and vegan mushroom gravy, instead of turkey gravy.  I can get a vegan pie and a non-vegan pie. And some variations on rolls.

I'll let you know how the new recipes turn out. You know I will.

Today I ate:

green juice - kale, spinach, cucumber, apple, orange, lemon (Grassroots)
bananas and strawberries
mixed baby kale salad w/ avocados, sunflower seeds, olive oil and Bragg's Nutritional Yeast
Delicata squash sauteed in olive oil w/ Himalayan pink salt
felafel w/ hummus, tomatoes, and Persian cucumbers

Monday, October 27, 2014

A Quick Vegan Website Recommendation

I'm new to this website that has some great, easy, vegan recipes for those times you aren't eating raw, but are still eating vegan. I love The Vegan Stoner. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Trial and Error

I tried the Go Raw Organic Super Lemon Cookies. "Cookies" should be in quotes. It's more like a sesame cracker mixed with Murphy's Oil Soap for Hardwood Floors. Despite that, I still had a difficult time putting them down.

Today for lunch I tried to eat one of those Back to Life Raw Vegan Chees-y Pizzas because apparently I don't read my blog and forgot how not good it is.

What I ate today:

• 2 bananas
• macadamia nuts
• coffee
• part of a Back to Like Raw Vegan Cheeze-y Pizza (Grassroots)
• green drink - kale, spinach, cucumber, apple, orange, lemon (Grassroots)
• Ratel Intl Vegan Ater - yellow peas in injera wrap (Grassroots)
• Go Raw Organic Lemon Super Cookies (Pavillions)
• kale salad w/ olive oil and nutritional yeast

Monday, October 13, 2014

Hope Springs Eternal

Did they taste anything like "carrot cake?" No, they did not. Did I eat the whole bag anyway? Yes, yes I did. The ingredients are organic coconut, sprouted organic sesame seeds, organic carrots, organic dates, and organic nutmeg and the cookies taste just like all of those things.  Not even close to carrot cake but small and sweet and sesame-y, and they're good with coffee so they pass my snack test. 

What I ate today:

• banana
• coffee
• handful macadamias
• Trader Joe's Cold Pressed Yellow Juice
• 1 avocado
• 1 apple
• 1 pear
• Go Raw Carrot Cake Super Cookies (Pavillions)
• more coffee
• Happy Vegan Salad - wheat with cranberry and hazelnuts, quinoa with cucumber and beets, green hummus, tabbouleh, mixed greens (Tender Greens)

Friday, October 10, 2014

You Never Know Until You Try, And Then You Totally Know (And a Video Review)

Today I tried a couple of new things for you people. You can watch the video of my review of one thing  HERE or below.

The pie was pretty good. Because pie.

What I ate today:

• soy latte
• coffee
• Living Gourmet Ranch Avocado "Burger" - sprouted garbanzo beans, sprouted sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, avocado, sprouted almonds, chard, tomato, onion, garlic, ground flax, thyme, cilantro, parsley, dill, green onions, lemon, bell pepper, coriander, cumin, fresh dates, cardamom, cayenne, coconut aminos, Himalayan pink salt, psyllium husk, Pristine Hydro living water, dulse (Grassroots)
• green drink - kale, spinach, cucumber, apple, lemon, ginger
• green salad - mixed greens, raw beets, sunflower seeds, goddess dressing
• Veggos Raw Vegan Deli Chocolate Banana Pie - dates, bananas, cashews, almond milk, walnuts, coconut, coconut oil, cacao powder, vanilla extract (Grassroots)