Random meal from Saturday night. I've been doing lots of bowls post-Engine 2. This Burger Bowl has sauteed kale, crumbled black bean burger, roasted cauliflower, roasted potatoes, kraut, nooch sauce, and ketchup. Tasted like a burger!
Another bowl! This Apple-Herb Seitan Broccoli Bowl has BE-Hive apple-herb seitan (from Nashville), steamed broccoli and summer squash, quinoa, and a noochy-tahini sauce.
I made a big batch of the You Can't Believe It's Cashew Ranch from the No Meat Athlete Cookbook recently. It's my fave cashew ranch recipe. Been eating lots of salads!
Met my brunch bitches at Imagine Vegan Cafe on Sunday. It's been so long!! I ordered one of my faves/the healthiest thing on the menu — the Southern Staple with black beans, brown rice, collards, garlic aioli, and cornbread.
Imagine's owner Kristie was off work Friday on National Doughnut Day, so she made up for a missed opportunity on Sunday with Vegan Doughnuts!! I ate the Vanilla Sprinkle one, and I shared the other two — Chocolate and Cookies & Cream — with a co-worker who came in on his day off Sunday to fill in for someone who was out sick.
I bought a new car on Saturday!!!!!!! Orange 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. My first-ever brand new car. I've always had used cars, which has been nice because they were paid for. But it's fun to have something that I don't have to worry about breaking down on the highway.
I wanted to show my parents, so I drove the hour to Jonesboro to show it off. They hopped in, and I drove them to dinner at Qdoba, where I got a Black Bean Burrito Bowl. We all shared the chips and salsa.
This morning, I went on a little 3-mile run (so good to be back!!!), and I followed that with a Dark Chocolate Strawberry Protein Smoothie with Manitoba Harvest HempPro chocolate protein, strawberries, banana, almond milk, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and medicinal mushroom powder. Enjoyed in my new Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me glass!
Lunch today was a BLTA with BE-Hive seitan bacon (the best!!! wish this was available in Memphis), tomato, lettuce, avocado, and chipotle Just Mayo. Plus, I had a salad with more cashew ranch on the side.