April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day to all of you!

I celebrated by meeting up with my Bestest for a sushi lunch. My first sushi run since going vegan. I thought I'd be really tempted by all the amazing rolls on the menu, but I sort of pre-planned what I was going to order in my head and I think it helped. A veggie roll & an avocado roll, paired with the edamame & miso soup they brought out was plenty! Even better ... I ordered the rolls with brown rice instead of the regular white, sushi rice ... I have to say it was great! The brown rice gave the rolls a nice texture and a bit of a nutty taste ... really, really good! But most importantly ... my lunch companion was great and our lunch conversation was great ... there really is nothing like dishing to one of your favorite people in the world. Thank you for listening MLF. I love you!


Vegetable Roll with brown rice & soy wrap.

Avocado Roll with brown rice.

When I got home from lunch I received some fun news ... one of my girlfriends from high school had her first baby today ... Earth Day is his bEarthday. How cool is that?! Congratulations K-Ron! I love you!

I'm looking forward to more Earth Days as the years pass and hoping that we, as caretakers of this Earth, become more aware of our responsibilities. I look forward to celebrating this day with my kids one day ... and hopefully passing on to them that this planet is our only home and we only have one ... we need to be good to our earth, to our animals and to each other. I'm still learning and taking small steps ... but as Lao-Tzu said ... a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Breakfast: LARA bar (Gingersnap)
Lunch: Edamame, Vegetable Roll, Avocado Roll
Snack: Pomelo
Dinner: Granola Bar, wheat crackers
Dessert: Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies (2)

Please ignore the fact that I ate a granola bar & wheat crackers for dinner ... then washed it down with cookies for dessert. I will get back on track. Sigh ...

Me and my beloved Kitchen.


  1. I hope you had a wonderful Earth Day! Congrats to your friend and her new born :)

  2. Thank you for posting such great food ideas. I am struggling with the whole vegan thing and now have a renewed commitment. Found you on The Kind Diet. Looking forward to stealing your meal ideas.

  3. wait wait wait. you found vegi rolls in LA?! i know that sounds stupid but i cant tell you how hard i looked for a place that served vegi rolls there after we moved out of colorado. (there was a place there that had a huge selection of vegi rolls) yummo! where did you go to find those?

  4. this was at Zono Sushi in Glendale. i actually didn't even look at their menu, i just asked for a veggie roll ... i just assumed they could make it. lol! they also have veggie rolls at A'Float Sushi in Pasadena. :)