I started my morning with my homemade multigrain oatmeal. I make my own blend from bulk grains. I use oats, rye, kamut, barley, and spelt. Two parts oats and one part all the rest. I blended in almond butter and fresh raspberries from my garden, along with a splash of maple syrup. I drank coffee with soy creamer and liquid stevia. My one year old had the same cereal breakfast, but she had much more almond butter blended in to hers.
For lunch I got a special treat because we were in Girdwood for the Fungus Fair. We went to Jack Sprat, one of my favorite restaurants. I had never seen their brunch menu, but I was pleased with the chia muesli and yam fries without the aoli. The little one liked the muesli, but hardly touched the fries (leaving way too many fries to me).
I didn't get pictures, but if you look at the menu, the muesli is the stuff in a cup, and the yam fries are stacked all pretty. The yam fries are always a favorite of mine, but I have to say I also liked the muesli a lot. Homemade almond milk really makes a difference!
I took some in a box and snacked while we did Fungus Fair stuff (mostly putting Violet in her Muddy Buddy rain suit and letting her go wild in the awesome park while it rained).
When we got home, I roasted eggplant and cooked brown basmati rice. I added peas to the rice and mushed the eggplant with finely minced garlic, tahini, lemon juice, paprika, and salt and pepper. I roasted some small sweet peppers and stuffed mushrooms with the eggplant mixture. In my meat/cheese eating days, stuffed mushrooms were a favorite of mine, but eggplant stuffed mushrooms are a million times better! Violet disagrees and only ate the rice and peas, but she was feeling yucky tonight, so don't trust her judegment.
For desert I'm having this cowboy cookie from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar. I made a big batch to send to work with my husband and this one is just for me. For those without THE book, it's a cookie with oats, toasted pecans, coconut, and chocolate chips. It seems a bit fancy for a cowboy to me, but what do I know?