Meatless Tuesday: Week 16: The Last Post

No, I did NOT give up on Meatless Tuesday.  However, I’m giving up on blogging about it. Guys, the Meatless Tuesday experiment has stuck.  16 weeks I haven’t wavered and my resolution is as strong as before.  It’s just that now that Meatless Tuesday has become an established routine, writing about it seems, well, tedious.  And absolutely unimportant. I have been tempted to drop it and go for meat a couple of times when I was stressed out.  Sure, I wussed out and got nachos or something as bad for me on those days, but I managed to not eat...
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Meatless Tuesday at TEDxUSC: Week 15

Yes. I was at TEDxUSC. My mind was thoroughly blown. That’s another post unto itself so I’m not going into it here much. Breakfast: My Starbucks treat: decaf tall Americano with caramel sauce. Leftover plantano frito con frijoles y crema—fried plantains with beans and sour cream–from my Friday’s foray into Salvadorian cuisine. Ahhh…Sarita’s Pupusaria at the Grand Central Market! . Lunch: Mendocino Farms’ Vegetarian BLT.  Yes, you read that right. It has vegetarian “bacon” and pepper jack cheese. And it was wonderful.  You read that right. This bacon fiend actually enjoyed the vegetarian “bacon”!  Then again, I was eating int...
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Meatless Tuesday: Week 14

Accidental egg consumption! Oh no!!!! Breakfast & Snack: Starbucks decaf hazelnut soy latte.  This is what I’d order when I want a breakfast in a cup.  The tall decaf Americano with caramel sauce is more of a treat. Fage yogurt with peach. . Lunch: Leftover half of bibimbap from Cafe Sura, the only Korean restaurant in Long Beach!  Fresh, it came out in the traditional sizzling bowl.  Rice gets all crispy in the bottom.  You crack a raw egg on it and watch it get cooked.  And that’s the part I forgot about the leftover.  Half way through I looked...
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Meatless Tuesday: Week 13

Oh my friends, I was down and out on Tuesday. I think I might have had a sinus infection or something but I was wiped out.  I slept for 12 hours (well, woke up at 5:30 a.m. to realize that I really didn’t have any energy to move), and slept some more during the day, AND then another 8 hours Tuesday night.  Came Wednesday morning, I was still pretty wiped out.  Oy! So, I didn’t have breakfast on Tuesday… Lunch Homemade “cream” of mushroom soup. Essentially I just throw all of my veggies in a pot: cremini mushrooms, onion, garlic,...
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Meatless Tuesday: Week 12 (Oh the temptations!)

Breakfast: Starbucks treat: the usual. Small pink lady apple. FREE Starbucks pastry day! So I got a chocolate croissant. . Lunch: Toaster oven panini: 2 slices of buttered sour dough, Irish cheddar, Brie, sliced tomatoes and basil, wrapped in foil and baked until cheese melted then broiled for the crunch. Girls Scouts’ Thin Mint cookies . Dinner: Wendy’s plain baked potatoes topped with cremini mushrooms sauteed in butter, a little Limoncello, and chives. Fresh & Easy Swiss truffle. A handful of strawberries. Fage yogurt with peach. . Satisfaction level: Low. I don’t know why!  I mean, I’ve eaten a lot...
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Meatless Tuesday: Week 10

10 weeks. 1 accidental egg. I think I’m doing pretty good! Breakfast: A tall decaf Americano with half-and-half, Sugar in the Raw, and Caramel Sauce…not syrup.  And YES, I like my coffee like my men: tall, decaf Americano, white and sweet topped with caramel sauce. 😉   I was too stressed out to eat anything else that morning.  However, lunch came at me fast. . Lunch: The Vegan Spicy Soyrizo & Black Bean Wrap from Mendocino Farms in my building.  The place gets PACKED very quickly so by 11:45 I was already ordering. . Dinner: Homemade French Onion soup from...
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