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Friday, May 22, 2015

Salads, Not Salads

Lots of treats in the last post, here's the stuff I actually made myself, aided by a decent grocery haul:

   GF bread, tomatoes, tofu, tempeh, thyme, hummus, cream cheese, greens mix, spinach

almond butter, chocolate covered cherries, choc-covered espresso beans (dangerous!) CLIF and Luna bars, pistachios, bagels

   Salad 1: greens mix, split peas, tomatoes, red cabbage, carrot ribbons, hummus

         Salad 2: spinach, carrot, tomato, red cabbage, baked tofu, nooch, Braggs, ACV

            Salad 3: cucumber, greens mix, bell pepper, tempeh, tomato, carrot, hummus

                                                                Not a salad: bagel.

                                Not a salad 2: GF toast with peanut butter and apricot jam

Salad 4: avocado, spinach, tomato, bell pepper, red cabbage, tempeh, nooch, AVC, hummus

                         Salad 5: red cabbage, mixed greens, split peas, tomatoes, hummus
One more catch up post coming soon. Til then.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Seed Experience and so on

Alternating and on repeat: busy, tired, stressed. But the show must go on. J and I EXPERIENCED THE SEED EXPERIENCE

At the Altman Building. Airy and not crowded! Some of the vendors were weird; I didn't entirely know what to do with myself, but we made the rounds and I got some free samples.

Spotted: Cinnamon Snail truck, pup. Adam Sobel was inside signing copies of the Street Vegan cookbook.

                                                      We opted for YeaDawg! instead

                                                                 dawgs on da grill

                                         I got a side of raw kale salad because I'm vegan
We stopped by the Gone Pie table again, I can't resist it. Jarrod had only ever tasted the GP blondie I brought him from Spreadhouse so it was time to broaden our horizons. We got the salted peanut butter caramel cup to split right away (so it wouldn't melt, ya know.)

And I also picked up the (not so) mini lemon poppyseed cake for later. Good, good stuff. Would have been great with tea and split with a friend but I wolfed it down solo the next day.

Also, this is from a different day, but more J time. We've been seeing movies at a local collective theater a lot recently. Vinnie's Pizzeria is nearby, so, after you feed your mind...

                             my spicy vegan slice with jalapenos, sriracha, and seitan pieces.

                                           he got one of those as well as an avocado slice.
Yet another night, he came over and we ate dinner in. Saving $$, eating greens:

Salad with nooch, olive oil, etc. Pasta with garlic, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, capers, olive oil. You know how it is.
That's all for tonight. More backlog later.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Cat Party!!! !

Hi Here's A Lot of Cats

With the weather getting nicer, we keep the windows open more often. Haxan likes the breeze and looking out on the greenery growing on the back wall in the yard.

I made a chocolate-coconut chia pudding inspired by the one the other day. Definitely cheaper, maybe not as tasty, but a good attempt. There was coconut-almond milk, cocoa powder, coconut nectar, coconut flakes, and chia seeds in here. I stirred it up and let it sit overnight.

I stayed overnight at my friend Erica's house the other night. There are 6 cats in her apartment!!! This one is Baba Yaga, a hairless sphinx magic monkey on top of the cabinets. She's really cuddly and slept with me part of the night.

This is Dinah, who I've known for years. She's a pretty Tortie. I'm amazed how well all the cats get along.
Sunday Jarrod and I went out for lunch. He was not feeling great and after walking around for a while we stopped at Organic Grill for some healthy sustenance.

my 20 ingredient salad with smoked paprika dressing. I couldn't even name everything in here for you, but there was Daiya, tofu scramble, tempeh bacon, olives, shiitake mushroosms, mixed greens, tomatoes, carrots, hot peppers...Good stuff.

J got a green melt sandwich with cauliflower soup. The sandwich was spinach, mushroom, avocado and other stuff... That coleslaw looks legit too. He took this picture, just like a natural food blogger!!
We saw It Follows after the meal. Anyone seen that? It was creepy but really good. A cerebral horror movie that also looks nice is one I can totally get down with.

Trying to keep up the clean eating/get my nutrients to kill this cold this morning: banana-blueberry-spirulina smoothie. Also protein powder and coconut-almond milk in there.
Hope you guys have been well. I got accepted to table at the Atlanta Zine Fest in July so I'm going down to visit some friends and palm zines off on people in the sweatiest month in the sweatiest state. Anyone ever been down there??

Friday, May 8, 2015

Juicy J

Well this has been a crazy week. I've been all over the place emotionally but underlying it all is a lot of frustration and stress from work which has made me sick! Lots of juice, a few unphotographed raw garlic cloves, some tea.
Also this:

This is J's roommates' dog, Reno! She's yappy but fun to play with, especially since Hax is such a lump. They were out of town for a weekend so we walked Reno. It was good to get out. Sometimes she throws this ring onto her nose and wears it; it's very cute.

Lunch one day - the mediterranean salad from Bite. With some anarcha-feminist reading. The dude tried to clear away my plate before I could swipe the pita into my bag! But I stopped him. Bite has the best pita - it's soft and chewy and they warm it on a grill but it's filling, so I'd rather eat the salad first and the pita later.

                                     Killer XX juice from Liquiteria. Very spicy, very good.

                  spinach/tempeh/red cabbage/cucumber salad with pepper, Braggs, and AVC

           awkward angle of a nice breakfast: LPQ blueberry muffin and coffee with soy milk

a delicious snack: chia pudding with raw cacao, almond milk, maple syrup, and raspberries! I oughta make this.

maoz falafel salad: mixed greens, falafel, onion salsa, carrot salad, beet salad, red cabbage, cilantro sauce, and tahini. No slouch.

                                                          All-Green juice from Liquiteria

J and I stopped by ABC No Rio for Freddy Alva's 1990 hardcore matinee retrospective. It was rad! Terry Romero was there :D I took a shot of this feminist/veg-positive Born Against flyer, bought a zine and a patch. J ran into some friends, we almost got food with them but walked home across the Williamsburg Bridge instead.

As if he weren't the raddest for a million other reasons, J dropped off some vegan rugelach for me at work. I shared.

more juice! This stuff was on sale for pretty cheap at a local grocery store so I picked up this beet juice and one other flavor. It's pretty good, nothing special.

Haxan may be a lump who doesn't play catch or tug of war, but she's my lump who doesn't play catch or tug of war. Also she is way fuzzier and softer and squishier than Reno. She also has a good ability to catch the sun spots.
Enjoy the weekend, peeps.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Spreadhouse Vegan Pop Up

Sunday was a glorious day of sleeping in late (which I never! do) and heading out to the Lower East Side for the second time in two days. I feel like I've been spending a lot of time down there lately.

                                                                          ABC City
Spreadhouse is a coffee shop that sells Cake Thieves doughnuts all the time! I tried to find it back in March, when I was desperately in need of a doughnut but the windows weren't open and I guess I missed it.

Sunday it was bumping. Hard to miss. Love the Spy Vs Spy coffee board, as well as MAMI PAPI GOOD CATS graffiti.

Barbara from Gone Pie's table. I am only now realizing the shirt says "Mastiff" and not "Misfits," ha! Lots of goodies.

I bought a new cookie dough brownie because omg duh, and a blondie for J. This brownie was intense! And pretty too - it kinda melted in the sun but that pretty little star! Those half-dipped cookies!

I bought an iced coffee with almond milk (as if my brain wasn't buzzing enough) and ate a coconut almond flour cookie that Barbara kindly gave me. My friend Mikhail stopped by and we hung out on the curb outside for a while. He got a Star City fesenjoon (walnut + pomegranate stew) with rice and an ice cream bar from Three Little Birds but I forgot to get a shot. He seemed to enjoy them both.
I also stopped by the Fanciful Fox table. This is not very punk of me to admit, but maybe you know it already: I love vegan beauty products. I still make some of my own but am a total sucker for cool packaging and fancy shit.

I picked up both the White Magic and Black Magic facial scrubs as well as About Face, a moisturizing cream (will probably give that to my mom for Mother's Day.)
Mikhail and I spent a few hours walking around and sitting in Tompkins Square Park (got at an apple at the farmers' market) before I had to get home to write and he left for a meeting.

                                              cookie dough brownie money shot. Oh yes.
I like this venue! And I liked the vendors! If I hadn't spent so much money at Fanciful Fox or wanted to walk around in the sun, I'd have stopped at Cheezehound's table. I hope there's another pop-up here in the future. It was nice and open, and in an accessible location. Also glad it was a cafe and not a bar (lookin at you, Pine Box.)
That's all for now. TTYL dudes.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Beyond Boston

Stuffs I ate before and after the Boston trip:

Pint of delicious blackberries

random box of Whole Foods veggies + tofu for lunch, plus an Andy Folk zine in tha warm sunshine. Not that you'd be able to tell from my black pants. Actually, maybe you could tell, since I'm actually showing ankle (wooo.)

                      Like I said, my fuckin' stomach lately, I dunno. GoodBelly probiotics!


gf avocado toast with black salt and cayenne, coffee with almond coconut milk, which is my new favorite for the week.

This was a less random and much better curated WF lunch. Tofu, kale/scallion/carrot/ginger salad, shanghai dumplings, roasted sweet potato.

Tasty Turmeric drink. By the way, this is not all from the same day, I just never change my pants apparently.

              GF toast with peanut butter and apricot jam. Coffee with almond-coconut milk.
The end, bye