August Food Diary

August 5, 2014

Breakfast is pumpkin pancakes topped with homemade pumpkin butter and caramel. I forgot how much I love pumpkin!

August 7, 2014

I am on my way to Australia! This is my dinner at the Dallas/Ft Worth airport. I had two servings of this dinner. This is cooked brown rice and vegetables at the airport. I found some packets of sauce and seasonings to give the food more flavors as it didn’t look like any sauces they had were healthy or plant-based.

I also grabbed a banana at a convenience store to use up the rest of the money on my Biolife debit card.

Healthy, plant-based food can be found anywhere. Even at airports.

August 9, 2014

red lentil chili

My first dinner in Australia with Rob is this Red Lentil Chili. Find the recipe in Single Serve Nutrition.

August 11, 2014

refried fiesta-- cowpeas, red bell pepper and tomatoes

Lunch is colorful refried fiesta, another recipe I am testing for Single Serve Nutrition.

August 12, 2014


Rob and I are having a glossy banana and pineapple smoothie for breakfast this morning.


These delicious bell peppers stuffed with black beans are another recipe for Single Serve Nutrition. Are these pictures making you hungry?

August 14, 2014

banana smoothie

Another banana and pineapple smoothie for breakfast. Fresh, local bananas are the bomb!

lentils with vegetables and spices

My lunch is cooked and spiced lentils and vegetables.

red lentil chili

Rob and I love this Red Lentil Chili. This is the second time we have had it this week! It’s the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. Plus, it’s extremely nutritious.

August 16, 2014

banana smoothie

100% banana this morning. 100% delicious.

cooked lentil and herb spring rolls

Spring rolls filled with cooked lentils, veggies, herbs and spices. I’m not perfect at rolling spring rolls yet, but I’m getting better.

August 18, 2014

rye cereal with pineapple, dates and banana milk

Rye cereal for the first time! Super filling and nutritious. Rolled rye is similar to rolled oats, but heartier in taste and more filling. We served our rye cereal with chopped dates, banana milk, pineapple and cinnamon. This will keep me going for a long time.

creamy mushroom soup

Part of our lunch today was this mushroom (and zucchini) soup topped with sliced nori sheets and red bell pepper. This is another recipe that can be found in Single Serve Nutrition.

The first time Rob and I made this soup was when we were in Czech Republic last year.

vegan sushi

Date night! The picture quality is due to the mood lighting in the restaurant, O-Sushi. This is my first time at a sushi restaurant. We had lots of different kinds of sushi so I just took a snap of a cucumber sushi we ordered.

Does anybody else enjoy eating the pickled ginger by itself? I thought it was pretty tasty on its own.

August 20, 2014

banana smoothie

Another banana smoothie for breakfast. Some may ask, “Don’t you ever get tired of eating bananas all the time?” No, not really. It’s good to have variety, but bananas are sweet, delicious and nutritious.

I’ll always enjoy eating a fresh, ripe, sweet banana in any form.

spring rolls filled with vegetables and lentils

My afternoon meal today were these spring rolls stuffed with veggies and lentils, some banana ice cream and some beetroot salad.

August 22, 2014

hawaiian lentilsRob made a lentil dish called Hawaiian Lentils last night, so I heated the leftovers to eat for lunch.

dal bukhara

Supper is Dal Bukhara.

We found these black lentils, also called urad, whilst shopping the other day. We decided to sprout them and make a dish. We had no idea what they would taste like, so we searched for recipes online. We adapted one of the recipes to fit our plant-based diet and the result was mouthwatering.

The urad have a very distinct texture. Chewy and slightly gummy but addicting. It’s a little bit like mincemeat.

August 24, 2014

rye cereal with pineapple, dates, cinnamon and banana milk

We are having another breakfast of rye cereal this morning. Rolled, rye, chopped dates and pineapple doused in sweet banana milk and cinnamon.

I had beetroot salad again for lunch with these urad/carrot spring rolls and garlic sautéed spinach.

August 26, 2014

bok choy with mushrooms and carrot

kidney bean rissoles with peas

Both images are for dinner. The top image is bok choy cooked with carrots, mushrooms and spices and the bottom image is steamed green peas with kidney bean rissoles. I am so full of nutritious food.

August 28, 2014


I pressure-cooked some sweet potato for breakfast this morning and sprinkled it in cinnamon. It’s not a banana smoothie, but it’s just as sweet and just as delectable.


We found another type of bean at our local Indian store, moth beans, so we decided to try them out too. They were okay, but we the urad was a better discovery.

August 31, 2014

sweet potato

More sweet potato and cinnamon! I can’t decide which is better, sweet potato or pumpkin. They are both incredibly tasty. I don’t think I can choose.

red lentil chili

Red Lentil Chili… again! You know this has to be good.



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Sara Binde

Sara is a health and nutrition coach. She advocates for a whole foods plant-based lifestyle and teaches the world how to achieve weight loss.