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Monday, June 20, 2016

Keepin Cool

Breakfast oats are backkk and better than ever

      overnight oats, chia seeds, almond, blackberries, goji berries, coconut flakes, and soy milk

                 spinach, roasted beets, carrot, sundried tomato, pepitas, tahini, and braggs

onion flavored mary's gone crackers, coconut thai curry flavored hummus, baby carrots. simple dinner.

                      Sweet Greens with ginger Evolution juice, Haxan in the background

You may remember my dear friend Greg Farrell from all the years we dated and lived together, ha. Well he's got a new book out and it's great. I ate a ABC chocolate chip cookie while reading it, which only added to the experience.

 my parents are outta town in Maine for the week. I stopped by the house to feed the cats and get some quiet time. There is a park near their house with a woods, so I took a night walk.

                                                         ehehehe peep that little tongue

                                                                    sunbathing beauty

Breakfast done right: sesame bagel with vegetable tofu cream cheese, iced espresso with soy milk, poetry, and a crossword puzzle in the backyard. It really doesn't get much better than that.

back to my apartment to love my own little black beauty. Cool, quick lunch after the bike ride back home: acai smoothie with banana, kale, Vega berry protein powder, ginger, frozen acai, and lemon! The lemon cut the sweetness and made it a lot better.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Summer Eats

Been slacking on oats for breakfast this week, took a turn for the breadier:

                                Tofu cc on a toasted sesame bagel. I ate both halves, of course.

 WW with hickory smoked Tofurky, Daiya swiss cheese, romaine, hummus, tomato, and avocado

 Layered shot here, you're welcome.

Something way, way outta the ordinary but damned well a good decision: Luna & Larry's ice cream was on sale! This is the ginger cookie caramel flavor and ooohhh my god. Never have I walked faster than with a pint of melting vegan ice cream in my bag.

Lentils, romaine, roasted beets (yes, maybe outta season but our oven is working again and I missed roasted veg most of all,) hummus. Looks like I didn't get any photos, and now it's all gone but for the rest of the week, I ate the lentils and beets over sauteed green beans with sundried tomatoes and red pepper flakes. Really good.

Walked over to St. mark's in the Bowery church to sit and eat lunch in the yard and saw that they had put up a memorial to the victims of the Pulse Orlando shooting. So sad, and really moving to see 49 shirts fluttering in the wind. I decided to find a different place to eat, but stood for a second to remember their lives.

Found some frozen acai packs, so I've been making smoothies for dinner again. This was frozen acai, 1 banana, Vega berry protein powder, spinach, unsweetened almond milk, and ginger. Pretty good but a little on the sweet side. Gotta remember to buy a lemon to cut it a bit.
TTFN.

Monday, June 13, 2016

V Burger and the rest of it

Breakfast oats!!!!!! maybe if I add exclamation points, it will be more exciting!!!!!!

oats, chia, strawberries, coconut flakes, and this chocolate coconut butter that Jarrod kindly bought for me a while back. It's melty in this heat but kind of hardened on the oats from the cold milk.


                                                                     SODAAAAAA

more salad with roasted chickpeas. This is romaine, tomato, carrot, chickpea, and potato with tahini and sriracha on top.
my friend J met me after work and we got some food across the street at VBurger. It's been staring me in the face since it opened months ago but I'd yet to go in. He assured me that the chili cheese fries were worth it, and he knows the best vegan food around the city, so:

Da Vinci burger: kinda sweet like an Italian meatball, but pretty good. It was a soft burger, though, and made a bit of a mess.

The chili cheese fries. The cheese wasn't very melty, nor was there much cheese on the fries, but these were good too. Ya just kind of have to mush things around.
We also went on an Oreo hunting expedition after this...successfully scoring Reese's mini Oreos (not to be confused with peanut butter Oreos.) No pictures of the pocketful of cookies I walked away with.

back to the usual, boring, healthy stuff I eat when left to my own devices. Chia pudding with almond milk, peanut butter, vanilla protein powder, and banana. The combination of protein powder and peanut butter did something disagreeable to the texture and flavor. I might have to leave out the protein powder next time. Oh, wait, i told myself I'd stop eating peanut butter anyway. Ok, problem solved.

didn't feel like making a real dinner after work at the almost-end of the week, so just a simple turmeric smoothie: frozen banana, almond milk, a little protein powder (Vega vanilla), and a lot of turmeric and ginger.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Groceries + Prep

Stir fry because that was all that was left in the fridge:

rice, tofu, carrot, broccoli, mushrooms, tamari, ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes, scallions, the usual.

 oats, chia, banana, blueberries, goji berries, peanut butter, almond milk to fuel the grocery trip.

Haul: avocado, onion, red potatoes, strawberries (non-Driscoll!), sundried tomatoes, vine tomatoes, garlic, a Justin's cup, prickly pear soda, almond milk, string beans, a coffee I picked up on the way back.

the store I usually go to has upped their price on hummus by a dollar! (guess they finally caught on) so I made my own from some soaked + cooked chickpeas. Blended with tahini, cumin, paprika, cayenne, garlic, lemon juice, and chickpea cooking water. 
 
the remaining chickpeas were tossed in salt, liquid smoke, cayenne, olive oil, and garlic powder and roasted. I also boiled some potatoes. Nice productive prep day.

                                        oat, chia, peanut butter, strawberries, almond milk

              romaine, roasted chickpeas, tomatoes, carrots - later with a miso tahini dressing

iced coffee, avocado toast (actually I didn't toast the bread) with black salt, cayenne, and hemp seeds. I ate 2 slices.

same salad as above with the dressing on it. Really big and filling. I was eating a head of romaine a day for these lunch salads.

                     Sauteed broccoli, Sweet Earth veggie burger with a ketchup-sriracha mix.
Boring, boring, I know. I'll try to have some fun stuff for you guys next time. Hope you're all well and cool enough and giving those animals enough water...

Sunday, June 5, 2016

The healthy stuff, then the candy

Hi again.

 hot coffee, cold cereal: oats, chia, frozen blueberries, peanut butter, raspberry jam, almond milk

sandwich on wheat: horseradish-beet hummus, romaine, Tofurky hickory smoked, avocado. also a few baby carrots.
 
  Smoothie: frozen kale, frozen banana, peanut butter, vanilla Vega, almond milk. Hot coffee.

            Sauteed kale, Sweet Earth Teriyaki flavor veggie burger. Sriracha on it all post-pic.

      Gave a friend some zines and he bought me one of Blossom's storemade "betterfinger bar."

It's really good. They're sizeable too. Slightly less crunchy than I remember the original Butterfinger bar being, but that's not really a complaint.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Taj Mahal

J and I continued our long, lovely weekend post-Toad Style with a nice bike ride to Crown Heights where we got veggie roti (so delicious, so much food for $6 but no pictures because it was SO messy and I couldn't hold a roti and my phone at the same time) and went for a loop around Prospect Park. This was Memorial day, so tons of people were out but it was a pleasant ride and we stopped in at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, which is just at the top of the park.

                                                       Bubble Bath in the Rose Garden

                                             I just liked these flowers because they were black

                                                         waterfall in the Japanese Garden

                                  I forget the name of these, but they were so delicate and pretty

                                                      milk thistle in the Shakespeare Garden

                                                                        a pretty rose

                                             my beautiful rose in the Cherry Esplanade
It was such a nice day. I worked on Tuesday but after work Jarrod and I went out to dinner at a newly-opened Indian restaurant, the Taj Mahal, we passed near his apartment that was offering 30% off in-house meals for its grand opening.

                                                       Bhakri with chutneys and spices

                                              Gobi manchurian - spicy, sweet fried cauliflower

                                                                channa with bhatoora

               aloo gobi masala (potato cauliflower) and bhindi masala (okra) with basmati rice
All that food with a bit left over for under $25. We were happy and stuffed little humans leaving that place.

             I'll probably have a bit of a quiet June. Expect a lot of reading and coconut seltzers.