Sorry for the long break in posting. Celine’s mom and stepdad were here for the weekend, and we took a little mini-vacation with them. We headed east of Eugene to a spot on the McKenzie River. Her parents were there to fish with a friend of theirs from their dog hunting circle, and so we rented a cabin nearby so we could all hang out together. Her parents’ hosts were gracious enough to invite us over for a few meals, a few super-delicious non vegan meals.

Anyway, I don’t really have an excuse for the truly poor eating that is detailed below, other than eating vegan became more of a challenge with her parents here and I just didn’t want to put in the effort. It was all delicious, although I probably take back that chicken in the last meal (but I would have just traded it for pork).

I’ll try to post some pictures of our weekend later this week, but for now, I’m just hoping to get back on track!


  • Breakfast: Granola bar
  • Lunch: Soup and salad. The soup had chicken and possibly cream in it, the salad had cheese and bacon
  • Dinner: We went to Ram. I had a hamburger with chips and onion rings
  • Drinks: Coffee, water, beer


  • Breakfast: Granola bar
  • Lunch: I went to Lifesource Natural Foods and ate at their lunch buffet. I had a salad (vegan this time!) and a vegan white bean soup.
  • Dinner: Barbeque ribs at The Wagon Yard with slaw and baked beans
  • Drinks: Coffee, water, beer


  • Breakfast: Granola bar
  • Brunch/Lunch: Veggie omelet with hashbrowns and an english mufffin with butter
  • Dinner: Brisket, roasted potatoes covered butter and garlic, garlic bread, and Caprese salad (prepared by our host)
  • Snacks: Chips, hummus, some duck liver pate and salsa (prepared by our host)
  • Drinks: Coffee, water, whiskey and cokes


  • Breakfast: Blueberry pancakes, bacon, and eggs with Gruyere cheese and chives (prepared by our host)
  • Lunch: Gracie’s Sea Hag Bar and Grill. I had “sauteed seafood,” which turned out to be a variety of seafood sitting in a vat of melted butter. Also, a stuffed mushroom with crab meat and cheese.
  • Dinner: None. The buttered fish did me in.
  • Snacks: Popcorn
  • Drinks: Coffee, water, beer


  • Breakfast: Granola bar
  • Lunch: Salad at a restaurant in the outlet mall. It had Bleu cheese in it. Chips.
  • Dinner: Grill feast at our house! We grilled asparagus, zucchini, squash, onions and peppers. Also, Halibut wrapped in bacon and sausages. I had one tiny bite of the sausages, and I also ate some of the halibut (but not the bacon).
  • Drinks: Water, coffee, beer


  • Breakfast: A breakfast sandwich from a coffee shop that had egg, cheese and veggie sausage
  • Lunch: Vegan burrito from Taco Del Mar
  • Dinner: Went to Pambiche with my co-workers who are in town for the week. I had Arroz con Pollo, which is a chicken dish over rice with spices and whatnot. It was good, but this was my least favorite cheat, just because it was only chicken. Chicken is not worth cheating.
  • Snacks: Handful of nuts
  • Drinks: Coffee, water, some girly drink at Pambiche