Coffee with soy milk
A lovely glass of French Merlot and smoked almonds at the Mandarin Oriental
A vegan smorgasbord at Joseph Leonard: a butter lettuce, fennel and radish salad; roasted cauliflower with pine nuts; shaved brussels sprouts; broccoli rabe with gigante beans; French lentils; and a funky Languaduc red.
The key here is that it's possible to go out and still eat vegan, and eat well. I had a drinks date, followed by a dinner date and usually that calls for splurging and excess. But my dinner date was with a vegan friend who knows how to navigate (good) restaurants and order well—and totally vegan. It was a good reminder of how easy it can be.
I hope everyone's plans for a healthy 2013 continue without a hitch!