Monday, June 4, 2018

More Stuff I Ate

More random meals! On Saturday morning, the Crosstown Memphis CDC held a neighborhood clean-up. We met at Crosstown Brewing, but I arrived early so I could grab Avocado Toast and a coffee from French Truck in Crosstown Concourse. Enjoyed on the dock with some fun reading — North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail by vegan ultrarunner Scott Jurek.

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.


Sarah said...

Ahhh congrats on the car!! Such exciting news! Your meals all look incredible. I need more cornbread (and biscuits) in my life. Those donuts looks seriously incredible!

vegan peace said...

Congratulations on the new car! It's nice to feel safe on the road.
The burger bowl and the brunch from Imagine look so great! And the donuts!!

Unknown said...

The new car is so exciting/scary/awesome! Feels like the ultimate grown up responsible move. Haha, might be because i have never owned any car (moved to nyc straight from high school)
Love the bowl meals, i make something similar to your veggie burger bowl a lot since it’s so tasty and quick. Glad you returned to Imagine, and perfect timing to share some doughnuts!
I hope your foot remains happy with the running that’s really awesome you’re back at it :))