Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WTF Wednesday

Kashi Island Vanilla for breakfast...
Tofu No-Egg Salad and Potato Salad from Everlasting Life Cafe for lunch.
Field Roast Hazelnut Cranberry Roast En Croute and Zucchini Pancakes for dinner.
The other half a slice of Blueberry Cheesecake from Vegan Treats via Loving Hut for dessert.
Coming up: One last item of carryout from Everlasting Life Cafe.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

WTF Tuesday

Picnic food theme. Tofu No-Egg Salad on Toast for Breakfast.
Field Roast Frankfurter and Potato Salad from Everlasting Life Cafe for lunch.
Gardein Crispy Tenders with carryout Mac & Cheese from Everlasting Life Cafe.
Half an Oatmeal Raisin Cookie for dessert from... Everlasting Life Cafe! Wow. They incorporated just the right about of sugar and still kept it nice and chewy. I don't know how they do it, and I'm starting to think I don't want to know.
A couple commenters questioned my 'Energy Bite' for Breakfast yesterday. Below is the ingredient list. These types of little Carob Chunks can commonly be found at health food stores. FF got me into them. Gotta give credit where its due.
A few other commenters questioned my Zucchini Pancakes. This recipe was the basis, subbing flax seeds for the eggs and oil for the butter. So, yea, a White & Brown food day can be good!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday, November 28th

An Apple and one of those "Energy Bites" that are really just glorified little Brownies.
Salad from WF's, cuz there was nothing else worth getting there today.
Field Roast Hazelnut Cranberry Roast En Croute and Zucchini Pancakes for dinner.
WF's Pumpkin Pie for dessert. Still great after all these weeks.
Coming up: More carryout from Everlasting Life Cafe.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday, November 27th

I brought my own Tofu No-Egg Salad to House of Light to go with my Toasted Bagel $1.95
VaVa Style lunch at home..
Gardein Burgers and Roasted Purple Potatoes for dinner.
Chocolate Hazelnut Cake from Vegan Treats via Loving Hut for dessert.
My five day vacation went by faster than tomorrow will go by in its entirety. Thanks for checking out my eats.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Saturday, November 26th

Oatmeal at Mom's for breakfast. $1.95. Mr. SV suggested I use the Raisins to make a Snoopy face on my hot cereal. Andy Cohen recently drew Snoopy on TV. Mr. SV insists that he too can draw Snoopy, but he really can't.
Lunch was at Everlasting Life Cafe:
When I saw all the hot:
& cold vegan food on display, I got over excited and couldn't think straight.
My 'Rising Sun Smoothie' made with a blend of Tahini, Blackstrap Molasses, Spirulina, Brewer's Yeast and Sweetener $6.60. Awesome.
The Fried Chicken tasted so realistic, it was scary. Don't know how they do it.
Major secret recipe action going on.
Dinner was another carryout entree from the restaurant: Manicotti.
Reheated at home. An astonishing achievement!
I stocked up on a couple side dishes and desserts for the coming week.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday, November 25th

Breakfast was at House of Light. Neither of us is Christian, Mr. SV just loves their Coffee & their Breakfast Burrito. I brought my own Tofutti Cream Cheese to go with the Toasted Bagel $1.95 (whenever I get carryout dressing etc I always save the little containers to use for situations like this).
Lunch was at Mimosa Asian Restaurant. My Spring Roll $1.50:
and Kung Pao Tofu $5 (no I don't eat the Rice)...
Field Roast Hazelnut Cranberry Roast En Croute and Zucchini Pancakes for dinner.
Here's something to be thankful for: An Old Navy Groupon. Take two Performance Fleece and call me in the morning.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thursday, November 24th

Ramped up slowly today, starting with a Banana and PB for breakfast...
We arrived at noon for the Life Affirming Thanksgiving Celebration put on by the Vegetarian Society of D.C.. Below is one of the appetizer stations where there was Cudites, Crackers, Olive Tapenade, Artichoke Hummus & Muhummara.
I liked the Artichoke Hummus the best, Mr. SV preferred the Muhumarra. Seconds were had of both.We snagged two of the three open seats at Karen Davis' table. Terry Cummings, cofounder of Poplar Springs Animal Sanctuary was at the table as well so there was lots of interesting conversation. The five other people at the table were super nice, I just don't know if they have their own websites.
The entire menu was vegan. Everyone was served Butternut Squash Soup (I didn't like this and only had a couple spoonfuls)....
...and a basket of Warm Fresh Baked Rolls was placed on all tables...
When the buffet opened, I loaded up on Wild Striped Mushroom Ravioli with Tomato & Fennel Broth, Vegan Stuffing and Gravy, Savory Tofu Tempeh Patties, Spicy Collard Greens with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Green Bean Casserole. The Ravioli and Stuffing were the two best items, IMO.
Pumpkin Pie for dessert. I prefer WF's brand. So all this was $58/pp (no alcohol, although some tables appeared to have pre-arranged to have bottles of wine). All attendees received a little box of Chocolates and there were door prizes where the best prizes were a Vitamix and an overnight at the Hyatt.
At the end of Will Tuttle's speech, a black man stood up and loudly demanded that Tuttle apologize for making a racist statement. Tuttle had earlier related an amusing story that when he was a young boy his mother told him that the the only vegetarians were in India. Everyone was distressed and upset after that outburst, even though Tuttle expertly shrugged the guy off. We left soon afterward and I forgot some of the pamphlets I'd picked up which was a bummer. It was all very draining, in a different way than a family Thanksgiving is draining. The best part was meeting Karen Davis & Terry Cummings (two women I admire greatly). Can't wait to check out Poplar Springs Sanctuary and am inspired to start my own sanctuary.
Tostadas when we got home. Gonna take a long time to unwind.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wednesday, November 23rd

Oatmeal at Mom's for breakfast. $1.95. They gave me some Raisins this time.

Tostadas for lunch.
Field Roast Hazelnut Cranberry Roast En Croute and Zucchini Pancakes for dinner.
I've begun entering my daily meals in the 'Lose It' App on my Droid, so no dessert tonight.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

WTF Tuesday

Made a big breakfast this morning: Tofu Scramble with Hash Brown and Yves Breakfast Patties.
Mr. SV brought in late lunch/early dinner from Loving Hut. This is the first half of my Club Sandwich $9.50:
Sjaak's PB Cups for dessert.
My Life-Affirming Thanksgiving Plans Revealed: Vegetarian Buffet!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday, November 21st

Lunch was carryout from Granada Cafe. Starting with a super delicious Lentil Soup and a perfectly puffy ball of fresh baked Pita Bread (drink was from the organic market next door)...
The other stuff -- Rice & Peas, Steamed Veggies and an Iceberg Lettuce Side Salad was just so-so. $8.95. Worth it for the Soup & Bread alone. Pretty cool how I now have my desk at work set up so my lunch pics look like interrogation photos.
Field Roast Classic Meatloaf, Stuffing and Steamed Broccoli for dinner. Next in my rotation: Pastry Wrapped Celebration Roast, aka, 'The Good Stuff'.
Soy Delicious Mint Marble Fudge with an Uncle Eddie's PB Chocolate Chip Cookie for dessert. Minty foods have been overwhelmingly minty lately. Not sure what that's about. Perhaps my palate has become too refined.
Coming up: For the first time in my entire life (not exaggerating), I get to do what I want on Thanksgiving. What will it be????

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday, November 20th

Still on the Daiya/Tostada kick and loving every minute. Store bought Corn Tortillas are the bomb, BTW. As is bagged Shredded Lettuce.
Field Roast Classic Meatloaf, Roasted Brussel Sprouts and a Baked Sweet Potato for dinner.
Blueberry Cheesecake from Vegan Treats via Loving Hut for dessert.
Bathroom Cats Update: Gorgeous and thriving. Shy One let me stroke her/him for a good long time today. Got some purrrring going.
The Imp has been rubbing up against me and biting my feet! Never thought that would happen.
The Ethereal One is loosening up as well. Always extremely dainty. I've turned them each over this way and that and they all still look like girls to me.
Their Mother, Marmalade Umlaut, is recuperating from her spaying earlier in the week. They must have doped her up real good as she has decided to just stay hunkered down in her litter box and not move. Pics taken earlier today did not turn out well. I'll keep trying. What a stressful few months she has had: Homelessness, Childbirth, Kidnapping, Forced Hysterectomy, More Confinement (in a very weird place). Gotta cut her some slack if she's not feeling up to snuff these days.