Monday, August 2, 2010

My Vegan Mondays

One of the things I love about My Vegan Mondays is how simple and pure the food is. While I know it’s possible to have gourmet vegan meals (hello, La Gazzetta), it’s sort of nice to just rely on whole foods.

In Michael Pollan’s words:

Eat Food
These days this is easier said than done, especially when seventeen thousand new products show up in the supermarket each year, all vying for your food dollar. But most of these items don’t deserve to be called food—I call them edible foodlike substances. They’re highly processed concoctions designed by food scientists, consisting mostly of ingredients derived from corn and soy that no normal person keeps in the pantry, and they contain chemical additives with which the human body has not been long acquainted. Today much of the challenge of eating well comes down to choosing real food and avoiding these industrial novelties.

Coffee and soy milk
Cantaloupe and raspberries (yum!)


Lentil salad with beets and corn
Green grapes and raspberries (more yum!)
Sesame crackers
A plum and another banana

Salad of greens, regular and sundried tomatoes, avocado, walnuts and carrots
Dark chocolate


  1. We really have to try this. We are already non-meat eaters, red meat anyway and this would not be hard here, as the fresh produce and fruit is good and plentiful.
    I just have to 1- remember 2- be inventive so it isn't nuts and berries :)
    Now I have to go read about your London visit ~

  2. The vegan food in Paris is SO MUCH BETTER than NYC :(
    All those bettraves ready to pop into a salad.
    The best Lentile in the world
    Quinoa ready to eat with 1-2 min heating.
    I'd so rather be vegan in Paris or London than New York...sigh and moan

  3. PS
    PLEASE take pictures of yr vegan meals...
    pretty please?

  4. Yes, I agree, take photos .. visual aides are good lol.
    ParisBreakfasts, imagine the Vegan food here in Buenos Aires :(