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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Vegan MoFo 2014, Day 10: SOLO

No friend dining tonight, though I'm about to head out to a see a friend's band play in a few.
Got to work early enough this morning to stop at the farmer's market first. Picked up some produce:

                                 Glaringly white eggplant, a single tomato, and a zucchini
I also bought a carrot-oatmeal cookie to have for breakfast with my coffee:


Lunch was tomato juice, crackers, and cashew cheese, which you've already seen. Also an apple later in the day.
Dinner was half the eggplant sauteed in coconut and sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes, carrots and broccoli over rice. Soy sauce and rice vinegar to cook in.



The gorgeous dining companion. Yes I take my shoes off immediately upon arriving home, wherever I am. Haha.

Dining solo is also cool cuz it gives you time to catch up on yr reading. Currently:

This is the first Flannery O'Connor I've read and I'm enjoying it. Anyone else like her? Or reading anything good otherwise?
The beer cap was not very vegan though.

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  1. I'm googling this book now! Just finished Americanah, which was wonderful, after finishing Burial Rites, which was incredible, and now halfway through The Light Between Oceans, which is good so far. YAY BOOKS

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    1. I recently finished Americanah too which I loved! I'm also all about the YA right now and I read both Losing It and Trouble on my latest trip. Yay for reading!

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    2. Cool! I've have to check out Americanah too. Yay indeed.

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  2. I love your produce pic, it's so cute. Love the veggie lineup :) The cookie looks really delicious too. I'm craving baked treats lately, I need to fix that! Your stir fry looks lovely, I bet that eggplant was nice and hearty for this cool weather. Haxan is so cute!

    Hope you had fun at the show!

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    1. Haha thanks. The fire escape had the best light. The cookies have not been as delicious as they used to be!! And they upped the price! maybe I'll make them myself.

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  3. I've always meant to read Flannery O'Conner. I'm just starting 'The Bridge of San Luis Rey'. Maybe I'll follow it with O'Conner's short stories.
    I like the cover, is that a box set?

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    1. Cool! I've never read any Thorton Wilder, but I've heard good things. Hope you enjoy it.
      The book is just a super thick collection. I might not read it all the way through - just some stories here and there. I like the cover too! I bought it for a dollar because someone wrote in it - they also drew all over the sides! I think it's so funny.

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  4. Flannery O'Connor is on my to-read to list, funnily enough. I await the review when you're finished! Your single tomato is one of the things I like about the farmer's market. I needed a single shallot, and I got to take just one of the blighters home. Thrifty and tasty.

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    1. Good! I'll let you know how I feel about it...
      Right? Waste not, want not.

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  5. That is so sweet that you let your Vegetables rest on a bench before consuming.

    When do we get to read about the family reunion?

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    1. It's the fire escape!! I let them breathe as much non refrigerator air as possible.
      Family reunion post is up.

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    2. Oh! The fire escape. My bad. Although, i guess that is sort of like a bench to you that hangs off the side of your building.

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  6. That is one crazy white eggplant! Did it taste any different? The carrot cookie breakfast is brilliant. I haven't been to the baked goods people in a while but i thought someone had a good selection of vegan muffins... Sorry thats so vague...
    Eating and then socializing still counts as being social! I read a lot, but mostly murder mystery crapola from daniel silva or karen slaughterback... I read late at night and just don't want to think too hard!
    Ttrockwood

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  7. That eggplant looks so delicious.

    I have never read Flannery O'Connor, but I have a friend who says her books changed her life! I just read How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran for my book club. It was pretty horrible. She's has this mostly second-wave approach to feminism that is sometimes pretty sex-negative, and there are also moments in the book that are incredible racist and classist. She also writes assuming that every woman is feminine and straight. It made me super angry. But it was really fun to discuss at book club!

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