And to top that off, I think I may have re-fractured my foot. It's been bothering me for a few days now, but I finally came to terms with the pain today. I've been trying to ignore it because that's what I do. But if I ever want to run that half-marathon, I have to learn to rest when my body tells me to. I'm back in the fracture shoe (and occasionally the boot) for a bit until it feels better. Anyway, it's been a crappy today.
Thankfully, food makes everything better. I've been saving up "what I ate" pics for awhile now, so I have quite a few. And I didn't actually eat all this stuff today! A few weeks ago, I made a quick Spaghetti with Vodka Sauce and Sausage using Victoria Vegan Vodka Sauce, Upton's Naturals Italian Seitan, and gluten-free spaghetti.
There's this great little pop-up beer garden across from my office at the Tennessee Brewery building. It's called Untapped, and it runs every Thursday-Sunday until June 1st. They have food trucks and local beer, and since I work across the street, I've been popping in for food truck fare at lunch. They usually have vegan options. A couple weeks back, I grabbed these Black Bean & Mushroom Tacos and Cucumber-Chili Kool-Aid.
There was even a totally vegan food truck at Untapped one day! But I'm saving those food pics for a solo post about the truck. I want to try a couple more menu items there first.
Imagine Vegan Cafe celebrated their three-year anniversary two weeks ago! When they first opened, I worried that Memphis couldn't support a vegan restaurant. But they're doing very well! Yay! Anyway, I went by on their anniversary for Sangria and Birthday Cake (made by my pal Stephanie of Swell Baked Goods).
And I ordered the same thing I ordered on opening day three years ago — the French Dip Sub! Back then, I think I ordered a side of mac & cheese, but this time, I went with Collard Greens.
I went to the Beale Street Music Festival a couple weekends ago. It's an annual three-day Memphis music fest by the Mississippi River, and this year's line-up featured Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion), the Dropkick Murphys, Joan Jett, Beats Antique, Pretty Lights, 311, and lots more. Some years, there's no vegan festival food. But this year, I fared pretty well. On the second day, I found Vegan Pinto Bean Tamales!
And on the last day, I found a totally vegan food truck called the Juice Caboose. They came down from New Hampshire for the fest. Here was their menu.
And here's what I ordered — the Guacamole Salad Wrap. Lots of guac, lettuce, pickled veggies. Very good and a nice balance to all the festie beer we were drinking.
Speaking of wraps, I made Robin Robertson's Sriracha Eggless Salad with Avocado from More Quick Fix Vegan recently. It's a tofu and chickpea "egg" salad with mashed avocado and lots of sriracha! It stuffed it into black rice tortillas.
I've been on a quesadilla kick lately. I ordered the "Steak" Quesadilla from Imagine Vegan Cafe last week. It has vegan cheese, Gardein beefless tips, and veggies inside. And I always order sides of vegan sour cream and guac.
And today, at lunch (before I wrecked my car), I ordered the Vegan Quesadilla at Deja Vu Creole and Vegetarian Restaurant. It has vegan cheese, spinach, and mushrooms. So good! I love that I can get vegan quesadillas at two places in Memphis!