Ok, clothes first:

Wore this for errands, rehearsal, and dinner out. Those are my much-pursued pyramid studs earrings, my very autumnal Built by Wendy top, Built by Wendy/Wrangler jeans and favorite Blowfish boots.

In other news, my effort to cook for myself more is so far going very nicely! I’m rediscovering some old favorite cookbooks, and they’ve been awfully useful: these pancakes and the blueberry muffins are from Vegan with a Vengeance. Pancake fiend that I am, I decided to branch out a bit and try the banana flapjacks from Vegan Brunch, too. Verdict? Awesome. Perfect for the true vegan pancake connoisseur: fluffy, thick, not too sweet. Nice to look at, too:

Ok, just a little more food porn, because the lemon poppy seed muffins from vegan Brunch are honestly and truly the best muffins I’ve ever had:

And believe it or not, breakfast is not the only meal I eat. The other week, I made a big batch of peanut sauce from Eat, Drink, and Be Vegan, ate half, froze half, and now that I have a super busy week ahead of me, that frozen batch will be a lifesaver. All I’ll need is a little tofu and broccoli and I’ll be good to go!

Easy as it is to eat vegan in Greenpoint (and lame as this sounds), I’d almost forgotten how many options you have when you know your way around the kitchen. Still, there are a few neighborhood offerings I’ll never turn down: the strawberry margarita at Papacito’s, the tuna melt at Boneshakers, and the danishes from Champs.

Also: three weeks, no new clothes. Go me!