Friday, August 29, 2014

Wherein I Vlog A Review

I tried a new thing. You can watch my review below, or by clicking HERE.

Tonight was back-to-school night. Busy times. Went to sort of dinner after.

What I ate today:

• coffee
• 2 bananas
• cup macadamia nuts
• Trader Joe's Cold Pressed Green Juice
• wrap w/avocado, spinach, green tomato, "Wrawp"
• large bowl of vegan cauliflower soup (Sonny's Hideaway)
• equally large bowl of fries (Sonny's Hideaway)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

It May Have Been 4 Bananas

Cruising through the day. Then 4:00pm hit with a blinding headache. Wasn't sure where dinner was going to come from, but I knew I wasn't making it. Mr. Rosenberg stopped at Bristol Farms on the way home and picked up some stuff. I have a million exciting stories just like this one!

What I ate today:

• 3 bananas
• coffee
• raisins and pine nuts
• green salad w/goddess salad
• iced tea
• some kind of vegan indian food from Amy's Organics - don't know what it was. Not paying attention because headache.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Run Around

It was a running around kind of day. An eat on the run, kind of day. The kind of day where you end up doing all of your eating standing up by the kitchen sink. (The running around was only interrupted by standstill traffic on the 10.)

What I ate today:

•  coffee
•  2 bananas
•  pine nuts and raisins
•  popcorn w/olive oil and sea salt (Trader Joe's)
• Trader Joe's Vegetable Tray - jicama, snap peas, carrots, cherry tomatoes
• Trader Joe's Cold Pressed Yellow Juice
• broccoli slaw w/ hummus dressing

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Yesterday: A Detour

So... yesterday. It was my friend Jennifer's birthday and a group of us met for dim sum in Rosemead. Trying to stay vegan at dim sum is a challenge and raw is not an option but I made the vegan part happen. There was some sauteed spinach-y broccoli-ish vegetable, a tofu thing, and something called "fungus pocket." It was great. And then there was birthday cake. Beautiful, sweet and delicious, non-vegan birthday cake. I had a piece and managed not to go down in flames. I felt fine afterward.

At dinner I found myself at Antigua in Highland Park. I had to decide whether I was getting the side salad or a vegetable sandwich. I chose the veg sandwich. With fries. No raw yesterday.

Today I'm back.

What I ate today:

• coffee
• 2 pears
• handful Brazil nuts
• Trader Joe's Cold Pressed Green Juice
• carrots w/ eggplant hummus
• dark chocolate w/raisins and pecans
• Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar All Natural Drink (Grassroots)
• spinach salad w/avocado, micro greens, green onions, tomato, pine nuts, ginger dressing
• sauteed zucchini, collard greens, chard w/red onions,

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Goal Is 12.5

This is where the magic happens. Droopy hydrangeas and all.

Today I went back to City of Hope to try and give blood platelets after spending the last few days trying to get my iron up so that I can be an eligible candidate. Find out what happened HERE or watch the video below.

Lunch was at old favorite, Lemonade. They have little symbols on the menu so that you're able to tell which food is nut free, lactose free, gluten free, vegetarian, or vegan. (We're a high maintenance people, here in Southern California.)

What I ate today:

• coffee
• Total cereal w/almond milk
• banana
• black lentils w/purple cauliflower (Lemonade)
• kale w/hazelnuts  (Lemonade)
• quinoa w/tomatoes  (Lemonade)
• 1 cup Brazil nuts
• Trader Joe's Yellow Cold Pressed Juice
• spinach salad w/ avocado, microgreens, green tomatoes
• coconut water

Thursday, August 21, 2014

That's A Lot Of Bran, People

Guys. I'm still going strong with the iron so I'll be ready for my platelet donation appointment on Saturday. Now that I've been enjoying all too much All Bran, I just read that there is more iron in Product 19 or Total than All Bran. Is Product 19 even still a thing anymore? I guess I need to go back to the store.

I have had a lot of beet juice. I have had spinach and kale. I have had copious amounts of Cream of Wheat. So today's "What I Ate" looks a little different than usual since I'm still working on the iron situation. I really don't have a secret thing for Cream of Wheat that I've been keeping from you. I swear.

What I ate today:

• coffee
• grapefruit juice
• Cream of Wheat
• beet/orange juice
• kale, spinach, avocado, tomato salad w/ginger citrus dressing
• All Bran cereal w/almond milk
• more Cream of Wheat
• carrots
• apples
• raisins

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Today I went to donate some blood platelets for a friend who's in the hospital. I've donated before, but today, even though my iron count was normal, it wasn't high enough for me to donate. I was sent home with instructions on how to raise my iron levels and a new appointment set for Saturday morning.

I went shopping for a bunch of iron rich foods and I guess I have a pretty clear idea of what I'll be eating for the next few days. I'll be able to stay vegan, mostly raw, except for some enriched cereals that I'll have with rice milk.

What I ate today:

• 2 bananas
• coffee
• macadamia nuts
• cream of wheat
• gigantic apple/beet juice (Grassroots)
• Trader Joe's Coconut Water
• sun-dried organic raisins
• All Bran cereal w/almond milk
• handful of goji berries
• hummus w/carrots, cucumber, cherry tomatoes