Friday, October 31, 2008


No, I didn't hit an artery, above is my Almond
Butter and Blackberry Jam treat from last night.
Pretty frightening huh? Happy Halloween!

Lunch today was carryout from a lovely restaurant
in Reston, Cafesano.

They have lots of beautiful veg-friendly items.

And best of all, everytime I've ordered from
them and said 'NO CHEESE', there has been
NO CHEESE! That really means a lot to me.

This is my Avocado & Tomato Wrap back at
work -- with NO CHEESE.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Punk-Kin Pasta From La Dolce Vegan

Dinner tonight was just so so.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

All Burritos Are Not Created Equal

Above is my Vegetable Burrito from Saturday's
lunch at Camino Real in Berryville.
For several dollars more, below is today's
lunch from Fresh City. To be fair, the ounce
of tofu and guac was an added $1.79.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Pita For Lunch/P.I.T.A For Dinner

Lunch today: Red Pepper Hummus, Tomato
and Red Onion on Pita.

Mushroom & Leek Kugel with Trader Joe's Chicken.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Lo Mein For Lunch/Dogs For Dinner

Today's Offering On Whole Food's Hot Bar.
Dogs, Tots & Sauce. Highly recommend!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fresh City

A new franchise is now open in Herndon: Fresh City.
I ordered online tdoay: The 'Organic Hummus and Veggie
Sandwich' (Organic Hummus, Tomatoes, Cucumbers,
Suntan Peppers (huh?) , Red Onion and Aged Cheddar on
Multi-Grain Bread) as well as a cup of 'Organic Carrot
Broccoli Soup' (a delicious blend of Fresh Organic Carrots and
Broccoli in a vegetable stock seasoned with fresh herbs).
In my order I specified: NO CHEESE! and on my invoice
it said 'NO CHEESE'. Of course, when I got back to my
desk, there was a bunch of cheese all over my sandwich.
I was able to scrape a lot of it off (it was stuck to the hummus)
and it all turned out okay. I'll probably go back again.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Dirty Dishwater Soup

To use up the CSA's Kale, our soup this week
Cookbooks (her picture does the soup justice).
I enjoy making this soup because there are
only a few ingrediants (easy!), its economical
and very satisfying. I think it should be called
Lively Yourself Up, but that's
just me.

Monday, October 20, 2008


It has been several weeks since Maureen's post
about Vegemite. As soon as I read it, I knew
it was time to try it. All I could find in my area
was Marmite. For lunch today, I spread a thin
layer (as recommended) on a slice of toasted
Trader Joe's Tuscan Bread.
It had an interesting smokey/salty flavor. I'm
not feeling the need to eat it every day yet, but
it's always great to try new things. Thank you
Maureen! Aren't you glad to know your blog
had an effect on some lady's life way down in

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Mimosa & Hunters Head Tavern

Saturday's lunch was at my current favorite
restaurant, Mimosa.

Unfortunately, I only remembered to take pics
of our appetizers: Edamame and Sweet Potato
Tempura. Both were excellent as always.

Today started out very chilly and so a cozy
pub was in order for lunch. We went to Hunters
Head Tavern
in Upperville.

They are very vegetarian friendly, not so much
vegan friendly. I had the Boca Burger. Can't get
that at home! (I do love the atmosphere here).

Friday, October 17, 2008

An Autumn Meal

Tonight's dinner: Roasted Butternut Squash and
Swiss Chard tossed with Tofurkey Italian Sausage.
(Tofurkey is for all seasons).

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Can't Get Enough Tempeh

When Whole Foods has Tempeh on the salad
bar, I can't resist. Today I had about a half
a pound of Tempeh along w/some Broccoli
and Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My Burrito Runneth Over With Veggies

Today's lunch was the Veggie Burrito from California Tortilla.

My hand holding said burrito. Heeee!
Oh Boy! I feel like I'm in California!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Seitan And Broccoli

Dinner tonight.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Lucky Star Lounge

Lunch today was at Lucky Star Lounge. The
majority of items on their menu are vegetarian.
There was a street fair in Old Town Front Royal
today, hence the happy faces.

This is my 'Stargarita' which really gave me a
great buzz.

Above is Mr. SV's spicy veggie chili. He said it had
interesting depth of flavor. He never said that
about my chili.

This is my Veggie Sandwich w/Meunster
Cheese on the side. It had Hummus and
Sprouts and was supposed to have Avocado,
but I didn't spot any. I was flying from the
drink and really wasn't sure what I was eating.
Lucky Star Lounge: Go for the drinks and the

Friday, October 10, 2008

Wegmans Asian Hot Bar

Lunch today was carryout from Wegmans. Their
extensive Asian Hot Bar only has two or three veggie
items, but the few they have are tasty!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

More CSA Soup

A dull but zero point dinner.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Tonight Mr. SV made his speciality:

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A Day Of Deliciousness

In honor of Mr. SV's & my 13th anniversary, I
picked up lunch (for me) and dinner for us from
Sunflower. The best Veg Restaurant in Northern

For my lunch I got the Mizuni Sansai Noodles (Soba
Noodles) with sauteed soy gluten, wood ear mushrooms,
Japanese parsley, bracken & vegetables, tossed with
seacress(green nori flake-gomashio).

For our anniversary dinner, I got Curry Supreme --
Chunks of soy protein stewed with broccoli, potatoes,
mushrooms,carrots & green peas in a special Japanese
curry sauce.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Lunch Today

Whole Foods Four Grain & Tofu Wrap with their
Adobo and Black Bean Chili.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Angeethi Indian Cuisine

Angeethi Indian Restaurant in Leesburg.

The $13.99 AYCE Buffet is seven days a week.
Today I started with a Potato Cake Topped with
Chick Peas and Onions.

I also enjoyed the Cauliflower, Black Lentils & Potatoes.
Angeethi has fantastic Indian food. Fortunately,
business is booming there.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Sunshine Veggie Sandwich

This is what you get when you order the Sunshine
Veggie Sandwich (described on the menu as "a healthy
vegan sandwich with Lettuce, Diced Tomato and
Avocado) from Mimosa. There were none of those of
those items on this sandwich. Although there was some
Tomato Salsa on the side. What they served was Carrots,
Onions and Mushrooms, sauteed with some sort of
batter, atop a regular hamburger bun. It came
with Zucchini Matchsticks. All very delicious, but
kinda strange that it was nothing like the menu described.

Cornmeal Crusted Tofu w/Roasted Acorn Squash

This was the best picture I could get of last night's dinner.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Harris Teeter's Hot Food Bar

I got carryout today from Harris Teeter's Hot
Food Bar. General Kaz' Tofu (Chili Sauce &
Onions), Lo Mein Noodles and Steamed Broccoli.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Indian Veggie Burger

You are looking at a Veggie Burger from Hot Breads Indian Bakery. Topped w/Lettuce, Tomato, Onions & Chutney. It was like a samosa in patty form. Perfectly spicy. The fries are from a nearby pizzeria.