Julie and I just got back home from New York City! WE’RE TIRED! It was such an amazing day for weather we couldn’t have asked for anything better! We woke up at 6 a.m. and got dolled up and ready for the Martha Stewart Show! It was so much fun!
Biz Stone (cofounder of Twitter was there; p.s. you can follow us @weheartvegan) was on and he made seitan bourguignon which smelled and looked fantastic! We can’t wait to try this out. Then, between their funny bantering, they also made a parsley-leaf salad with orange zest and pine nuts! Since I’m not a huge fan of parsley, this did not appeal to me as much. I think I would love to try it with arugula instead of the parsley!
After Biz, Kathy Freston <3 came on! She is so informative and brilliant! Martha and Kathy made Vegan Snack Bars and, like the bourguignon, this made our mouths water like crazy! All the ingredients were amazing!! Can’t wait to try this out (with brown rice syrup). GIVEAWAY! We got to take home a copy of Veganist by Kathy!!! YAY!!
Then the amazing Gene Baur, the new love of my life, came on to talk about Farm Sanctuary! He is a saint in the eyes of farm animals (and humans of course). What Farm Sanctuary did, and is still doing, for all these animals lives is just amazing! We definitely want to plan a trip to visit there! Then he talked about his new book Farm Sanctuary: changing hearts and minds about animals and food… and then he gave a copy to everyone in the audience! I felt like a kid getting free range in a vegan candy store – - ECSTATIC!!
I didn’t want the show to end! It was an amazing experience for us to see a show taped live… I would love to attend another!
After the show we had a few hours to hang in the city and soak in the sun. We did a lot of walking… and when I say a lot, I mean A LOT! We probably walked about 6 miles in the day. It was a perfect walking day too. The sun was shining and there was a nice warm and cool air throughout. We walked to central park (and then all throughout central park), Whole Foods Market (which scared us) and then walked around Times Square. It was so much exercise and fun and now my legs are crying for bed!!
I can’t wait to read these books and cook some new food!! We love being vegan; when you’re vegan you wake up everyday with a sense of clarity and you know that the decisions you are making are the best you could make. What else could you ask for?