Day 10 of the Vegan Challenge

September 10, 2009

Yesterday I ate:

– Bowl of oatmeal: 1/3 cup oats, 2/3 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze, 1/2 banana, 1/2 tbsp peanut butter, some cinnamon

– Salad with romaine lettuce, spinach, raisins, hummus, a couple spoonfuls of the quinoa/veggie/bean mixture, tomato, green and red bell pepper, cucumber, asparagus, radishes, and snow peas

– A few celery stalks with hummus, 1 almond butter ball, and a peanut butter/banana sandwich (using 1/2 tbsp peanut butter, 1/2 banana, and homemade bread)

– 2 1/2 apples and another almond butter ball

– Dinner at Delicious Vegetarian Restaurant: a bowl of consomme soup followed by “three vegetables (broccoli, mushrooms, and baby cobs of corn) in curry sauce” over brown rice.

My good friend Cassie originally suggested we got to Silver Heights for a beef dip, but when I explained that I’m vegan she rose to the challenge and did a bit of quick research while I biked to her place. She discovered that Delicious Vegetarian Restaurant is actually a completely vegan restaurant! I was over the moon. The food was really amazing and totally lived up to it’s name. Cassie got the sweet and sour deep fried tofu; I tried a couple of her vegetables but wasn’t a fan- I’ve never liked sweet and sour sauce. But my curry was excellent.

The only drawback was that on the bike ride home, my box of leftovers got smooshed in my basket and started dripping over the side. So now my bicycle basket smells like curry and some of my tasty leftovers fell out of the container. Thank goodness I didn’t put the box inside my purse! I’ve simply resigned myself to the fact that any time I’m near food, there’s bound to be a mess to clean up.

But it’s all worth it for the tastiness of it.

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  1. we love CASSIE.

    What a fun and *supportive* friend.

    now, tell her to call me :) Im up for a beef dip any time!

  2. The restaurant sounds great! Sorry about the spilled curry, but at least curry smells good… ;)

  3. Delicious Vegetarian Restaurant? What a great name for a restaurant! The food better be delicious when you give your restaurant that name..that’s a lot of pressure!

  4. I’m glad that you didn’t put that box in your purse too! What a terrible mess that would have been.

    In my town, there isn’t a single vegetarian restaurant, much less vegan. In fact, we don’t even have a bagel shoppe. Sometimes I can’t believe we moved here voluntarily!!

  5. I don’t know if there is even a vegetarian restaurant in Cape Town, let alone a vegan one! And Cape Town is supposedly a cosmopolitan city!

  6. MizFit- In October when we go for that beef dip, we’ll call you up for sure ;)

    Andrea- very true!

    Gina- I know! The rhetoric of it rocks my socks off.

    Diane & Hanlie- aw that’s too bad. Are you sure? These restaurants could be hiding!

  7. Oh, no! I’m a clutz around all things food related, too. That’s why I can hardly ever wear white shirts. :-)

    SO nice of your friend to find a vegan restaurant! Now THAT is a good, true friend.

  8. I hope you are having fun and learning a lot with your ongoing vegan plan, I am enjoying following your progress, Sagan!

  9. Oh no… hahaha curry is a hard smell to get out! Hopefully you rescued some of the leftovers and were able to enjoy them after :)

  10. Understanding friends are great! I have a similar situation, but in reverse, with a vegan friend who tries really hard to make sure I have a satisfying meal, as well. It makes all the difference!

    Love the PB&B sandwiches, but I use more PB than you. :)

  11. your friend Cassie is awesome!
    love all your eats- and that your bike now smells like curry HAHAHA. My sister had to rent an apt. for a few months and it REEKED of curry. curry walls. blah.

    happy almost weekend

  12. Holly- Oh I wear white shirts. I just go through them very, very fast (or go through a lot of vinegar. That happens too. It’s good stuff for getting out stains!)

    Dr. J- I’m learning TONS.

    Marta & bHealthier- It doesn’t seem to be smelly, so that’s good. Much as I adore curry, I don’t want Harriett my bicycle to smell of it!

    Cammy- Normally I would use more PB too. But these slices of bread are really tiny :D

  13. Yay – I’d choose curry over sweet&sour sauce any day of the week! And another yay for Cassie – supportive friends are cool. My family and friends support me with my eating but some of the people I work with frown upon my veggie eating ways. Duh!
    Also, my homemade breads are also mini-sized so I totally understand the teeny portion of PB and 1/2 banana. :)

  14. Oh man, I’m really glad your box of leftovers wasn’t in your purse, too! That would totally stink… no pun intended. ;)

  15. I LOOOOOVE DELICIOUS. It’s so delicious.

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