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)

Monday, October 6, 2014

And Then There Was Gracias Madre

Last night we had dinner at a vegan Mexican place in West Hollywood called Gracias Madre. You guys? This is the new place where I would be happy to eat every meal.  I wanted everything on the menu but settled for half of everything on the menu, or at least that's what it felt like when I left. The place itself was lovely and it was a perfect night to sit on the patio. They has plenty of raw options but I went cooked for this visit. Potato gorditas and sweet potato flautas and a vegan flan were some of the highlights. If you're in the neighborhood, get yourself there. There's another one in San Francisco. Apparently both places have ties to the Cafe Gratitude people.  Not surprised. And yes, I said vegan flan.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Wherein I Don't Know What An Adzuki Bean Is

I got a pre-made salad at TJ's today. It had many ingredients, one of which was "adzuki beans." I Googled it and fell into an adzuki bean wiki page that was difficult to climb out of. The short story is that the beans come from a vine and adzuki is Japanese for "small bean." These small beans were sort of nondescript but innocuous. I can't imagine ever saying, "I sure could go for a bowl of adzuki beans about now." But then, I never thought I could be sold on cashew cheese and look where we are.

What I ate today:

• banana
• coffee
• raw nuts
• Trader Joe's Yellow Cold Pressed Juice
• Trader Joe's Mega Crunchy Salad With A Bite - quinoa, carrots, adzuki beans, sunflower seeds, cranberries, cilantro dressing
• felafel and hummus
• apple
• coconut water

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

My Produce Section

I baked some kale chips today. As usual, I had a lot of kale laying around plus my son loves the chips. Basic recipe: 350 degree oven. Parchment lined baking sheet. Kale leaves torn in pieces, no stems. Little olive oil, little salt. Bake 10 - 15 minutes until crispy but no browned edges.

Oh, and I went to Menchies and had weird non-dairy frozen "yogurt" that I don't want to know what's in it. And yes, it was good.

What I ate today:

• coffee
• banana
• handful cashews
• green salad - mixed greens, avocado, olive oil, nutritional yeast
• pear
• Non-Dairy Pomegranate and Pineapple Frozen "Yogurt" (Menchies)
• apple
• kale chips
• veg curry - cauliflower, peas, tomatoes, coconut milk, curry powder, turmeric, pink salt, brown rice