veggieterrain quinoa & black bean veggie burger + a spooky salad {homemade} | when a daddy long legs spider crawls out of an arachnophobe's red leaf lettuce, & she (screams!,) scoops him up, & releases him into the wild before continuing to make lunch, does that result in vegan gold level status? 3w

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veggieterrain jeff koons' art installation {nyc} | my 1st solo subway ride in 3 months + meeting my guy for lunch = catching a glimpse of this adorable sculpture! 3w

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veggieterrain le pain quotidien {brooklyn} | dear mr. quinoa cake: tonight i will dream of your perfectly seared patty perched atop a lush bed of arugula, nestled in hummus, bathed in a swirl of pesto, topped w/ a dab of tomato sauce, & crowned w/ buttery slices of avocado. thank you for teaching me the true meaning of 'foodgasm.' xxoo, jd @lepainquotidien 1mon
  •   veggieterrain Check their website - there are Le Pain Quotidien locations in other places as well! And they're surprisingly vegan-friendly! (And no, I don't work for them! ) @westonde 1mon
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  •   zerbitt I love @lepainquotidien. So many delicious, well-thought-out vegan options. 1mon
  •   spicedcuriosity Wowza! 1mon
  •   biancaosbourne Amazing! 1mon
  •   a_rowe75 tried this a while back in Georgetown! one of my favorite vegan dishes I have ever tried to date. so delicious. 1mon
  •   veganaise @veggieterrain I had no idea they had this!! Definitely trying. Have you had their lentil avocado salad? Soooo good. And their gazpacho too is unreal. 1mon
  •   veganfatkid I too have dreams of quinoa 8h

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veggieterrain ample hills creamery {brooklyn} | the only nice thing about being hit by a car? you have a convenient excuse for almost everything... walked on the treadmill for the 1st time today? that obviously calls for ice cream! luckily, @amplehills is on my way home AND they offer a vegan option. today it was a decadent coconut chocolate fudge. pure bliss. 1mon

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veggieterrain veggie galaxy {cambridge, massachusetts} | yup. waaayyy too many fried things, but what the hell? this was our first time trying veggie galaxy & i couldn't pass up their "cauli of the sea" entree. it consisted of battered & fried cauliflower florets (spiced w/ old bay) & a remolaude sauce, plus tons of french fries & a side of coleslaw. @veggiegalaxy 1mon

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veggieterrain small victories {brooklyn} | taking a slow & decidedly ungraceful walk home from physical therapy for the 1st time. man, i've missed brooklyn. 1mon

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veggieterrain root {allston, massachusetts} | yeah, okay, so we might have eaten at root two days in a row, but who can honestly blame us? this time around we ordered the quinoa black bean burger w/ garlic aioli & herbed french fries, & the sweet potato + kale quesadilla. it was sooo good! @rootboston 1mon

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veggieterrain life alive {cambridge, massachusetts} | the innocent bowl is seriously my jam! steamed broccoli, shredded carrots, & sweet corn over quinoa & brown rice, topped w/ tamari almonds & a flaxy-nutri-nama sauce + avocado & lots of extra nooch. @lifealivecafe 1mon

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veggieterrain fomu {allston, massachusetts} | oh hey, there's a vegan ice cream shop a couple doors down from our vegan lunch spot? don't mind if we do... cherry amaretto on the left (mine), & matcha white chocolate chip & blueberry something-or-other on the right (his). 1mon

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veggieterrain root {allston, massachusetts} | you know how you know your husband's THE BEST? he rents a car & takes you all the way to boston for a foodie getaway, simply bc you're still unsteady on your feet. first stop? root, where we ordered the black bean & avocado torta (topped w/ a perfectly ripe & juicy beefsteak tomato!) & the sweet potato + kale quesadilla w/ thyme sauce. per usual, it did not disappoint. @rootboston 1mon
  •   melissalhowe Hope you're feeling back to yourself very soon. Enjoy your getaway :) 1mon
  •   mikalyn How are you feeling?! 1mon
  •   buttercup1986 That's amazing! Good job dude. So glad you guys had a weekend away. 1mon
  •   waytogohealthy @zachkatz -definitely a must go to when we visit! 1mon
  •   dblaton Glad to see!! I hope you're having a fantastic time (: 1mon
  •   bhjuliaj Have a great time. So happy to hear you're out and about. That is awesome news!!! Yay!!!! 1mon
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  •   kitteekake So nice!!! 1mon

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veggieterrain 1st meal i've made in 2 months {aka: the best salad ever} | today marks an incredible milestone in my recovery. my surgeon finally cleared me to slowly start putting weight on my injured leg again (while continuing w/ crutches, for now). it's a scary, painful, & completely bewildering process to begin leaning to walk again, but i'll do whatever i have to in order to keep moving forward... one thing's for sure: the 1st thing i did upon being able to place my foot on the ground was get my ass into the kitchen! salad, though simple, was the perfect way to get into the swing of things again. so, okay, maybe i need the counter to hold me up, & i can't move w/o being 99% sure my leg will snap, but "standing" in the kitchen while chopping up lettuce & dicing an avocado & has never felt more glorious. 2mon
  •   veggieterrain Thanks a million! @craftyangie I've definitely missed Instagramming! You're the best for sending me positive vibes! 2mon
  •   veggieterrain Oh man, @khansis! I'm so sorry that you had to go through this, too. I keep saying that I wouldn't even wish it on Dick Cheney! I can't imagine going a whole year... I'm 2 months in & just now able to bear weight, which makes a huge difference, as I'm sure you know. Which part of your leg did you break? Mine's the tibial plateau (+ a torn meniscus ). I have a metal plate & 6 screws; my mom's already calling me Bionic Woman. Lol! I love that your friends have a nickname for you! 2mon
  •   bhjuliaj Yay!!!! This is great news. Way to go!!! Remember you are a warrior. 2mon
  •   veggieterrain You're such a sweetie! Thanks @buttercup1986! I hope you & your man are doing great! 2mon
  •   veggieterrain Oh, you! @bhjuliaj 2mon
  •   spicedcuriosity Good for you! And that salad sounds crazy delicious. 2mon
  •   bhjuliaj "If you're going through hell, keep going". Winston Churchill xo 2mon
  •   ohkaytee Congratulations!! Fantastic news. 1mon

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veggieterrain anti-inflammatory breakfast {chia seed pudding + berries} | in my quest to heal my body naturally post-surgery, i've rediscovered the power of chia seeds. did you know that chia seeds have the highest anti-oxidant concentration of any known food? they're also full of fiber, calcium, protein, & omega fatty acids. in addition, these little wonder seeds help w/ your body's circulation, energy, & digestion. and, as a result, they make the perfect breakfast for someone who's fighting inflammation due to bone growth! (that someone is me, in case you haven't already guessed .) in my post from the ER, i shared that i fractured my tibia. unfortunately, it's actually my tibial plateau (the bone surface on top of your shin, behind your kneecap), which is far worse in terms of pain & healing, i'm told. as a result, i'll continue to be non-weight-bearing for at least another month, which is obviously taking its toll mentally & physically, as i watch the summer days go by without me... but the bottom line is this: i WILL get through this. i WILL heal. I WILL learn to walk again. the daily struggle to do simple things... the sleepless nights... the painful hours of physical therapy... it all has to be for something, right? right! thank you - from the bottom of my heart - to everyone who has reached out to me/left comments/etc. i can't even articulate how much all of your love & support means. truly. my heart is so full knowing that so many people care. ️ now, to the healing power of chia seeds! 3mon
  •   happy_whispers wishing you a complete recovery and strength throughout the process 3mon
  •   bhjuliaj Hey!!! Hope each day brings you more and more strength and peace and healing. Huge hugs!!!! 3mon
  •   bhjuliaj Hey!!! Just checking in to see how you're doing. Hoping each day is getting easier and that you are finding the strength, energy, and peace to conquer this set back. You're going to be stronger than ever!!!!! 2mon
  •   kymventola @veggieterrain Jess! How are you doing? Worried about you! 2mon
  •   veggieterrain Sorry for the very late "thank you," but thanks so much! ️ You guys really lifted my spirits! @raikonyelo @babydeerie @happy_whispers @buttercup1986 2mon
  •   veggieterrain @bhjuliaj What can I even say?! You are an absolute doll for always checking up on me! I can't tell you how much I appreciate your support & concern. Sorry for taking so long to get back to you, but I hope you know what an amazing person you are! Thanks a million! 2mon
  •   bhjuliaj So happy to hear that you are getting stronger everyday. Woo- hoo!!! You are a superstar!!!! 2mon
  •   veggieterrain OMG @sharnaraw! I don't know how I missed your comment, but I did! I'm so sorry to hear that you went through such a similar experience, but am SO glad to hear that you healed & are exceeding all expectations - running?! AMAZING! How far out are you from your injury? I'm 2 months from surgery & was just cleared to begin putting weight on my leg, which is both exciting & frightening, which I'm betting you can relate to! I'm working hard in PT & am hoping to keep moving forward steadily... Thanks so much for sharing your experience & for inspiring me to keep on pushing! 2mon

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veggieterrain reflecting on happier times {brooklyn} | nothing beats marrying your high school sweetheart/BFF. nothing... photo credit @kymventola 4mon
  •   bhjuliaj Just checking in. How are you feeling?!? Big hugs!!! 3mon
  •   veggieterrain Can I just say, for the record: I ️ you! @bhjuliaj Thanks for checking in! I'm looking into physical therapy options, which at least makes me feel productive. I hope you're doing great - strawberry picking must have been lovely! 3mon
  •   bhjuliaj I am always thinking of you & your little pup. Just sending you both love & light. Strawberry picking was fun. A bit hot but it was worth it. Good luck with PT. stay strong!!! xo 3mon
  •   kymventola I love ya girl!!!! I just gasped when I read your story.....UNBELIEVABLE! I'm here for you! 3mon
  •   texturetexture Precious 2mon
  •   veggieterrain Thanks so much! @texturetexture 2mon
  •   theguiltyvegan Love this! 1mon
  •   veggieterrain Awww... Thanks a million! @theguiltyvegan 1mon

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veggieterrain vegan hospital food {emergency room, brooklyn} | well, guys, i have some insane news to share... on tuesday, i was carrying our new puppy while walking through a crosswalk (i had the 'walk' signal), & out of nowhere, a woman blew through the light at 30-35mph & hit me w/ her car. it's impossible to describe how terrible it was - the car collided w/ my body, violet flew out of my arms, & i was struck so hard that i landed on the street, bouncing my head off the front of the car, & landing facing the complete opposite direction w/ my leg tangled under me. total strangers rushed to my aid - offering water, instructing me not to move, calling 911, & holding my puppy while i was hysterically lying in the street, completely terrified, utterly alone, & going into shock. i could hardly speak when the fireman & police arrived, & I couldn't move my lower body. somehow i managed to convince two police officers (thank you SO much, NYPD!) to take the puppy back to our apartment where she'd be safe. i was put in a neck brace, splinted, strapped to a gurney, & rushed by ambulance to the ER, where i spent the past 4 days. i had emergency surgery for a fractured tibia & torn meniscus (there are now 6 screws & a metal plate in my leg), & i won't be able to walk for at least 3 months (plus the untold # of months of physical therapy after that). i'm in an incredible amount of pain, but am grateful to be alive, & am INCREDIBLY grateful to the NYPD, NYFD, emergency responders, nurses, doctors, surgeons, & every-day new yorkers who saved my life. @billdeblasio 4mon
  •   veggieterrain You're so sweet to think of me @terramilo! I feel terrible about not getting back to you sooner, but wanted you to know that your lovely comment means so much! 2mon
  •   veggieterrain @zerbitt OMG! I'm so sorry to hear that you were hit on your bike! I seriously can't imagine that - you're so brave to continue riding... I'm not sure I'd have the balls to do it anymore! Thank God you were relatively uninjured (although the mental part can be just as tough). As for me, things are slowly getting better, but I still have a long way to go. I'm so grateful for all of the support & ️ from everyone on Instagram - it definitely helps lift me up! 2mon
  •   bhjuliaj I came across this quote & thought of you- 2mon
  •   bhjuliaj Oops here it is - whatever you are physically male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy -- all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but YOU are the light inside. - Cassandra Clare 2mon
  •   veggieterrain Oh! This is so lovely! I'm completely flattered & inspired that you read it & thought of me. ️ Believe it or not, since the accident I've been absentmindedly saving quotes that speak to me in some way, so I think it's really cool that you sent me this. You're the best! @bhjuliaj Thanks so much! 2mon
  •   bhjuliaj Such a huge lover of words and quotes. I have notebooks full of them. I think they really do help. Where in Brooklyn are you? Williamsburg or Greenpoint? 2mon
  •   kyraaaal Keeping you in my prayers! Get well soon 1mon
  •   fulloflife_vc I just saw your story! I'm so sorry to hear about your experience, this new chapter in your life. Wishing for the best for you, and it sounds like you're on your way to recovery already. 1mon

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veggieterrain cinnaholic {berkeley, ca} | one of our most delicious honeymoon stops - designing cinnamon buns (& sampling almost every frosting flavor available!) at the AMAZING cinnaholic. @cinnaholic 4mon

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veggieterrain spiral diner {dallas, tx} | this cashew-quinoa burger (+ avocado!) was heaven on a bun. and the scoop of vegan potato salad didn't hurt either... @spiraldiner 4mon

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veggieterrain puppy love {second chances} | please allow me to introduce you to violet, our darling new french bulldog puppy! 4mon
  •   heidistclair Baby! 4mon
  •   veggieterrain She's not; it's a second chance for us w/ a new puppy. We're so happy! @caitlow615 4mon
  •   veggieterrain ️She's puppy-perfection! @sweetlikemaple @alex_innamoramento_art 4mon
  •   veggieterrain She's such a doll! And so tiny... @heidistclair 4mon
  •   veggieterrain Thank you! She's a dream! @spicedcuriosity @bellalovesbeau 4mon
  •   veggieterrain Thanks! Violet's the best! @rachaelgeee 4mon
  •   mixdblaquesheep Omg im looking into getting a frenchie or a baby pit for my bf im in bk too, where did you get yours! 4mon
  •   veggieterrain Oh man, you have no idea how tough it was... I tried rescuing a pup to begin with, but every time I tried it fell through. It was seriously heart-breaking. (You might have better luck though - check out petfinder.com, adoptapet.com, or even Animal Care & Control of NYC!) When I finally made the decision to go through a breeder, I kept running into people who were just looking to make a quick buck, & who didn't care about the health, well-being, & temperament of their puppies. I finally ended up adopting from a reputable breeder in Dallas, TX, who shared health & lineage info w/ me, & who answered every single question I had. I highly recommend doing as much research as possible before making a decision - I met so many people who wound up w/ sick dogs or inadvertently supporting puppy mills (via pet shops or so-called "breeders.") Red flags w/ Frenchie breeders, in particular, are if they breed "exotic" colors, won't share pedigree info, have litters available all the time, and/or are willing to ship their puppies (it's really dangerous for short-faced breeds to fly as cargo bc of breathing issues). Anyway, sorry to give such a long answer, but I felt like I was lost at sea when I first started looking for a pup... Hope this helps a bit - good luck! @mixdblaquesheep 4mon

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veggieterrain easy vittles {brooklyn} | settling in to watch the correspondent's dinner w/ sunchips + a homemade wrap. it's a wild saturday night! 5mon

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veggieterrain summer survival secret {brooklyn smorgasburg} | kelvin all-natural slurpies on a perfectly sunny day. iced tea-lemonade bases for both; one w/ green apple, & one w/ raspberry. so yum! 5mon

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