Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Stuff I Ate

Here's some random stuff I ate. On Sunday, I met my friend Pam for our usual brunch at Imagine Vegan Cafe. I'd been craving their waffles for weeks. But at our last brunch, the power in the restaurant was out, and while they were still open and able to cook some things on the stovetop (they use gas), they couldn't use the plug-in waffle iron. And then last weekend, we skipped our Imagine brunch because some friends were in town and they needed to have breakfast earlier than Imagine opened, so they could hit the road back home.

So FINALLY, this week, my Imagine Vegan Cafe waffle craving was fulfilled. This one is topped with vegan butter, maple syrup, and crumbled veggie sausage. SO GOOD!!!

You can always count on me having a meal from Imagine in these "Stuff I Ate" posts. And you can also be sure that I'll have a meal from Pink Diva Cupcakery. A couple weeks back, I got the BBQ Tofu Sandwich and the Spaghetti Squash with Tempeh to go. Plated on the plate I keep in my desk at work. Love Cassi's deep-fried BBQ tofu!

Another fine sandwich was this Portabella Po'Boy that I had at the Bayou Bar & Grill on Monday night. The Bayou is a very meaty Cajun joint, but their portabella po'boys are AMAZING. I order mine with no cheese, no mayo, and no butter on the bun, and it's still just the most flavorful sandwich. I'm typically underwhelmed with mushroom sandwiches, but this one is an exception. The Cajun fries are great too.

The newspaper I write for, The Memphis Flyer, sponsored a craft & beer fest last weekend called Crafts & Drafts. And it was just a block from my house. So my friend Andy and I wandered over there, sipped a few local beers, and ordered sushi from the Sushi Jimmi food truck. I went with the Avocado Roll.

And the Vegetable Spring Rolls. These really hit the spot. I did not share. I ate all three.

I've been eating quick 'n' easy meals at home lately. Whole Wheat Bagels with Kite Hill Almond Cream Cheese for breakfast.

Had a Grilled Cheese last week with Daiya vegan cheddar. And I subbed out Just Mayo on the outside of the bread instead of butter. My friend Sheridan suggested that, and it was a great idea. It made my grilled cheese so soft and rich.

Here's an Amy's Bean & Rice Burrito, straight from the microwave and topped with salsa and Yellowbird Serrano Sauce.

I was on vacation last week, so I spent most of my days in my PJs binge-watching Lost. And many of my meals last week consisted of TV-watching snacks, like Let Thy Food's Spinach Artichoke Dip with Pretzel Crisps, Salsa, and Pumpkin Hummus.


Sal on Toast said...

I already ate lunch but you just made me hungry again! MMMM waffles!

Erika said...

That Kite Hill cream cheese is seriously the best ever! I'm glad you can get it over in TN!

Brittney Duncan said...

Well hello there! I am so excited to have discovered your website. I also live in Memphis, and since I work at The Booksellers at Laurelwood I have actually seen Cookin' Crunk before. I had no idea you were a local! I am taking my first steps towards establishing a vegan diet, and while the journey appears a bit arduous I am glad to have found a source for all the local vegan goodness. Looks like it is time to hit up Imagine Cafe for sure! Thanks for all your sharing!