Springtime Picnic

Upon waking up to greet the first day of spring, I’ll admit I was moderately disappointed. The soft drizzling aftermath characteristic of earlier fierce storms clouded the sun’s rays that I had expected to find glaring through my window shades. It was cold, but not cruelly so, and the sodden earth spoke of prolonged showers all through the night. This diverged greatly from the two days preceding. Springtime was typified by these last two days: cloudless skies, comfortable temperatures striving to reach 70s, a fluctuating breeze never strong enough to scatter paper or tousle your hair…perfection. Thankfully I was able to exploit such charming weather with an equally charming companion. We spent the afternoon at my favorite small park near the apartment, Lichgate Park. The first time I was brought to this park, I nearly lost myself in its enchantment. It features a magnificent live oak tree, a Tudor-style cottage, and an active garden of various flowers and vegetables.
My companion and I spread a blanket under the oak and enjoyed plethora of perfect picnic provisions. Our lunch consisted of chickpea wraps (chickpeas, tabbouleh, spring greens, carrots, avocado, and a homemade tahini dressing), apples, and thyme and poppy seed crackers. We concluded our meal with some fantasy novels, for which our physical setting was superb. I can wait patiently for spring, especially when Florida winters are punctuated with many of the aforementioned days. Yes, I can wait.


Another Day, Another Scramble

Recipes for Tofu Scramble are a dime a dozen. Everyone has their ideal spice blend, veggie combination, and tofu texture. I’ve doubtlessly experienced and tested more than 20 different recipes, some of which ruled, some of which drooled. When making a scrambled tofu dish, it all boils down to preference. Personally, I like my ‘fu cooked. No, I mean really cooked. A crisp and brown bottom achieved by high heat and low moisture is my kind of scramble. If you fancy a softer, moist scramble, then this recipe probably isn’t for you. However, adding water by the tablespoon is an easy way to “revitalize” your scramble if you think it’s too dry.


Rainy Tuesday

Not enough people munch on sandwiches. Don’t get me wrong; I’m fully aware of the status and attractiveness of sandwiches today: Grade school kids (and their moms) have declared the sandwich as their representative lunch; veggies sandwiches are the fundamental picnic provisions, at least for me; road trips aren’t complete without a handful of pb&j’s (triangle cuts only!). All I’m saying is that we need to be eating sandwiches all day, every day.

A real post is in the works. Gloomy weather only produces gloomy photographs and gloomy food.

Real food, real soon. Promise!

(…maybe a sandwich!)


Vegan Today, Not Tomorrow

Welcome to Vegan Today, a vegan food blog structure around informative, exciting, and enticing vegan recipes, photos, restaurant/product reviews, news and rants&raves. Newly involved in the world of blogging, I'm exploring and advocating a vegan lifestyle for today. This blog stresses the importance of immediate action regarding animal rights, environmental sustainability, and health conciousness. Of course, I will include plenty of yummy recipes and pictures!

Simply, veganism can matter TODAY. There's no reason to wait until tomorrow to get involved!

-Mikaila, Vegan Today