Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My Vegan Mondays

Since Monday wasn’t vegan—how could it be? Leftover Christmas turkey, pizza at The Orange and, um, well, a box of chocolate bonbons on Eurostar, which, coincidentally, was the perfect pairing with Jonathan Franzen’s half-priced, signed copy of Freedom—today is Vegan Mardi!


Coffee and soy milk
Wheat toast with raspberry jam
An apple

Sauteed root vegetables
Another apple

The same fennel & carrot soup I made last week. And the week before that. What can I say? I’m a creature of habit.
Yummy dried apple


  1. Morning : coffee
    Afternoon : aqua con gas & a slice of whole grain bread with Nutella.
    Evening: ( I blew it ) Chicken salad.
    I almost went with just avocados but that roast chicken was sitting there .. waiting ... I failed my Tuesday Vegan test :(

  2. Ah! I am about to start Freedom when I've finished my current read. How do you like it so far?

  3. Candice, you are always an inspiration so don't worry about le poulet!

    Lana, I'm loving Freedom. I never read The Corrections and feel pretty indifferent about all the hubbub around Franzen. But, 140 pages in, I'm a fan. Love his character development and descriptions and how he can relay so much about American people and culture in doing so.

  4. Darling,

    Where's the protein in your vegan meals? (I'm talking from the standpoint of a mostly vegan vegetarian, not that of a meat eater who thinks vegetarians are unhealthy because they don't eat animal protein!;) For great balanced recipes and inspiration, try www.vegcooking.com:)

  5. A Holiday Thought...

    Aren't humans amazing? They kill wildlife - birds, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice and foxes by the million in order to protect their domestic animals and their feed.

    Then they kill domestic animals by the billion and eat them. This in turn kills people by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative - and fatal - health conditions like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and cancer.

    So then humans spend billions of dollars torturing and killing millions more animals to look for cures for these diseases.

    Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals.

    Meanwhile, few people recognize the absurdity of humans, who kill so easily and violently, and once a year send out cards praying for "Peace on Earth."

    ~Revised Preface to Old MacDonald's Factory Farm by C. David Coates~


    Anyone can break this cycle of violence! Everyone has the power to choose compassion! Please visit these websites to align your core values with life affirming choices: http://veganvideo.org & http://tryveg.com

    "Any great change must expect opposition because it shakes the very foundation of privilege."
    Lucretia Coffin Mott, 1793-1880, minister, women's rights leader, abolitionist, peace activist, humanitarian

  6. Duchesse, I know I should be more mindful of protein. And if I hadn't been eating so much fish, fowl and cheese lately, I would be busting out the tofu and legumes. New Year's resolution: to have more balance. Less animal protein, less sugar, and more complex grains, etc.

    Anon, thanks for sharing these important words and reminders. My favorite quote: You can't change the world, you can only change yourself. Here's to vegetarianism!