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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Eating Out, Staying In

                                                                         snow
                                                                 and more snow

Due to not ever wanting to leave the house and go out into the icy air, I finished my poetry book and put it together. Just glad that's done with.

                                A grabbed breakfast one morning. Apple, CLIF bar, coffee.

my mom threw a post-Valentine's day dinner party! Sauteed kale with chickpeas and roasted potato, brown rice, orange gingered carrots, salad. Everything was delicious, everyone was nice to talk to and see again.

Choosing Raw spirulina millet (except I used barley) and Gena's turmeric dressing to top:


Lunch today got a lot of those "what freakish vegan thing is that freakish vegan eating?" But I don't pay no mind. Served over raw kale.


G and I went to Bliss on Grand again. Here is my lentil beet burger (with special sauce, not melted cheese). Pickles, onion, tomato, and lettuce to top, coleslaw and fries on the side.


He got BBQ seitan wraps with coleslaw and fries.


Aaaaand we shared a brownie topped with coconut ice cream (and raspberry coulis.) It was not my favorite brownie - a little too cakey rather than dense and fudgey and overwhelmed by the kind of icey ice cream BUT enjoyable company. And a good burger.

The End.

29 comments:

  1. Mmm, Gena creates some good recipes, and way to just put two powerhouses together like that! Spirulina and turmeric, how unstoppable you must've been that day!

    I was thinking about you last weekend because I was actually in NYC for a quick V-day getaway with a special person and I ate so much delicious vegan food, including stops at Candle 79 and Cafe Blossom. Yum yum!

    I've also been thinking of you because I'm finally reading Homeward Bound for a book club (never got around to it last summer), and I remember you commenting that you had read it. It is so interesting and I feel very implicated! I'm really enjoying seeing all the critiques of this phenomenon laid out in one place.

    Also, YAY poetry book!

    Okay, this is more like an email than a comment. I'll stop now. : ) Hope you're well!

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    1. Hi Raechel! So glad you had a nice if short time in NY! Next time you are headed to the city, give a shout if you feel like :)
      Homeward Bound was a really interesting read - I still think about it often. Very cool you got around to reading it with a group of people. It definitely is a book that needs some discussion.

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    2. Yes, I absolutely will! Had this not been a quick trip with a person I don't get to see very often, I would have. I'd love to meet you IRL someday!

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  2. You're so right about everyone inspecting the vegan lunch! Like yours, my lunch is always filled with totally normal ingredients, but we forget that most non-vegans don't see many vegetables...

    I'm thinking BoG must be something special if you've now been twice. Those pickle slices are pretty appealing.

    Finally, bad ice cream is my pet peeve!

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    1. Yeah, I used to get comments on regular salads just because there were beets in there and everyone was confused by the pink.
      Champs was my pick this time around but somehow we ended up at Bliss again. Yeah, I loved the little pickles! maybe you should check it out for yrself! Have you been to the one on Bedford?

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  3. I made Gena's turmeric dressing this week, too! I work in an all vegan office, though, so no one has eyed my salads suspiciously :)

    Bliss on Grand looks most excellent! I visited NYC for the first time last summer with my then-boyfriend, but we only had time to try Blossom and Wild Ginger (after brunch at Blossom, I had a nervous breakdown in Central Park...so my first NYC experience was less than ideal). However, it's only a four hour bus ride from Boston, so I think I need to return sans all my neuroses.

    By the way, I enjoyed your zine :)

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    1. That sounds like a very positive office to be in :)
      Glad you enjoyed the zine! Thank you for picking one up! As you may have been able to tell, my neuroses often ruin food experiences too so yes please do try to make it back to the city and have only an enjoyable time. Those are two great spots to pick, however.

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  4. Congratulations on the poetry book! Will there be any sneak peaks on the blog? Burger looks phenomenal. Let me at that bad boy. I have a bit of a thing for coleslaw - seemingly hard to find a good vegan one anywhere over here.

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    1. Probably not! my poetry is horrible, ha! But thanks for the congratulations.
      I love coleslaw too! It had been a really long time since I had eaten it.

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  5. You are wonderful. I am going to clench my fists and breathe deep and try to use you as courage to focus more on my poetry writing after years of not letting it out into the sun. x

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    1. Please do! I'd love to see or hear some. I can send you a copy of the poetry zine if you'd like.

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    2. Oh Maud, that would be amazing. I would love that very much. My own writing is so rusty at present that I'm not even letting my mum read it. But maybe one day :)

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  6. That's so cool that your mother holds dinner parties. Like you're all adults or something.

    The Millet looks like Green Cocoa Puffs. The icy Ice Cream looks creamy & delicious. So what do I know?

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    1. I meant Rice Krispies, not Cocoa Puffs. Duh.

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    2. I think I'd rather sit at the kids table.

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    3. Actually, I think you meant Rice Bubbles and Coco Pops. ;)

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    4. Ugh! I used to hate sitting at the kids table.

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  7. Congrats on finishing your poetry book! I have no doubt about its quality!

    I'm a little scared but interested in the spirulina grain concoction. Fantastic meals at Bliss - all the way around! What was the special sauce?

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    1. Thanks Ingrid. Haha, I was a little scared to eat the spirulina dish too, to be honest. I definitely did not use all the spirulina it called for!
      The special sauce was slightly sweet...probably ketchup and a vegan mayo combo.

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  8. That's so exciting that you finished the your poetry book! Congrats, what an amazing accomplishment.

    Love all of your eats. The millet looks so fun and I love that your mom threw a dinner party! How adorable, I love it. Your plate looks really delicious. The burger looks fantastic, I love all of the fixings that came with it. Great looking fries too.

    Love the snow pics, especially the bike one! I am annoyed by the snow but also fascinated by it :)

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    1. Thank you Sarah!
      I couldn't even fit all the dishes from the dinner party on my plate at once so yes it was all delicious :)
      The snow is probably worse for you - I don't have a car to dig out! Looks like we're mostly done with it though.

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  9. Congrats on the poetry!!
    Your mom is awesome. Mine is practically allergic to vegetables.... And now i will have to check out Bliss, the meals you've had there sound amazing.
    And i stopped noticing looks at my meals a long time ago, but, well mine never included spirulina grains...
    Ttrockwood

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    1. my mom has gotten a lot better at making vegan food, though she also served shrimp curry for the rest of the guests.
      Do try Bliss, I'd like to hear what you think.

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  10. I can see why you would want to stay in — the East Coast weather has been pretty intense this winter. As for the weird-lunch gawkers — green is probably the most suspicious color. I remember an alarmed mother alerting me my son was eating paper when he was actually munching nori.

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    1. Haha! At least they are on the lookout for you :)

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  11. I’ve been staying in as well during my visit in Boston - it’s snowy and last of all, I’m sick! Wow that’s a yummy spirulina millet and the turmeric sauce looks yum! I need to try Gena’s dressing!

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    1. Boo to sick. Feel better! The dressing is fantastic - have been enjoying it on a lot of things lately.

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  12. When I see pics like above, it really hits me, "Oh yeah, it's winter..." So surreal. How lovely you created a poetry book! And it's different to see you consuming a decadent looking dessert. Have a great week!

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    1. Lucky you in Florida now! Bet you are enjoying plently of decadent desserts and ice cream in that weather :)

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