Days and weeks just seem to slip by now that it's summer. Yes, I blame the lazy summer days for failure to blog...no, I didn't go on vacation- though Fcat & I are long overdue, but doubtful this year since we will have giant closing costs at the end of the year due to our lovely pre-construction condo purchase. We have both been so working hard yet, dreaming of cerulean blue waters, alas, not anytime soon. So we pretend...
At Mexican restaurants, over sangria & margaritas, we decide whether or not to stroll along the beach back to the hotel or take a taxi...hehehe...silly, I know.
A trio of delicious condiments, ranging from mild to slow-heat & fiery and it's actually the dark green one that can make you down a margarita to put out the fire.
Easy vegan dining on Mexican "vacations". Anything can be made without cheese, like yummy corn & epazote tacos with lime...
delectable pepper & onion taco...
Okay, back to the real world...the last couple of weeks have mostly been about figuring out what vegan meals to feed a picky, non-vegan young adult.
Tofu scramble with tempeh bacon & veg sausage patties-
Marinated tempeh, collard greens, mashed yukon potatoes-
Bbq Gardenburger riblets, spinach salad, corn & mashed potatoes-
Collard greens & apples juiced- not a huge hit with SKO-
Stuffed artichokes- delicious, but took forever to stuff, not sure if that will be repeated anytime soon.
Tofu Mcscramble with veg sausage pattie on pumpkin ciabatta-
Berry pancakes, interestingly enough, SKO will not eat regular pancakes, but did eat the veganized version-
Another meal at Gobo's, SKO's new favorite: Mango Protein- better than actual chicken!
My favorite meal at Dojo's- tofu hijiki burger platter with brown rice & the best carrot/soy dressing ever- a meal for one under $5. You can't beat it. They have tons of other good, but cheap eats- really popular with college students- located right next to NYU.
So far so good, my little omni sister likes her vegan meals. The craziest consequence of her eating all these vegan meals is that when she goes back to grandma's once a week, grandma makes sure she gets a plethora of meat at dinner. Her last dinner at grandma's consisted of three different dishes of pork, peking duck, a beef dish and another beef dish with vegetables. My grandmother has never made that much meat for dinner before, but she is on high alert to make sure SKO eats as much flesh as possible.
Speaking of flesh- last weekend, SKO, Fcat & I went to see Bodies, The Exhibition. It was completely & utterly fascinating. Everyone should see it if they can. The entire exhibition is comprised of real human cadavers- preserved through a special process that let's you see the entire human body. It's like nothing you've ever imagined. We saw muscles, tendons, organs still attached to the bodies, all the blood vessels in your chest suspended in clear gel minus the flesh, bones & organs, brains...simply amazing. A bit eerie at first & and if you are squeamish, take a deep breath, but once you get past the creepiness of the idea of bodies sliced & peeled open, it really gives you an appreciation for how magnificient our bodies are. How intricate, complex and beautiful we all are internally. It also reminded me to remind SKO & Fcat how human flesh looked just like any piece of ham or roast beef. I might have said that more than a few times, annoying I know, but I couldn't help it because seeing human flesh just reinforced that fact to me that flesh is flesh, no matter how you marinate or saute it.
Isn't SKO cute with her new sophisticated short hair cut? On a whim, she cut off all her gorgeous locks, which she will be donating to Locks for Love. And of course, in the picture with us, real cadavers in the background from the exhibit.
And Fcat & I in the flesh!
I also took SKO to LIC to see our new home & neighborhood to be!
Here are our new gosling neighbors:
Pre-haircut SKO with the Manhattan skyline...
Our new building to be...wish it was eco-construction & green...
On another note, I have been meaning to say how honored I am that Neva Vegan had listed me as an interesting blog oh so many moons ago when she was tagged to list a few interesting blogs. Her blog is always so thought-provoking & well-written that my little frivolous blog is honored to be noted!
Have a great weekend!