Thursday, May 7, 2020

Buffalo Bowl! Breakfast Sammich! & More!

Quarantine has certainly forced me to be more creative in the kitchen. I'm used to planning a week's worth of meals, typically from cookbooks on my shelf. I love cooking through my books, but buying specific ingredients for certain recipes can be expensive. That's okay for weekly shopping, but when I went shopping for a month's worth of groceries, I had to be more economical. I'm privileged to still be working from home and getting a paycheck, but these uncertain times definitely make me want to be a bit more thrifty.

So I bought a lot of stuff that could be used in many different meals. And now I'm finding ways to use all that stuff. One of my favorite meals lately was this Chipotle Buffalo Tofu & Cauliflower Bowl! I used this recipe from Hooked on Plants to make chipotle buffalo cauliflower (and I added some tofu in as well). I fried up some kale chips in the air fryer, and I cooked a little quinoa on the stovetop. That's all drizzled with cashew white bean ranch (like my normal cashew ranch but with added beans to bulk up the dressing up a bit).

I've also been loving breakfast sandwiches! I splurged on a pack of Just Egg folded eggs and Beyond Meat sausage patties because they're both new products I've been waiting to try. Enjoyed together on a whole wheat english muffin with some avocado. Breakfast perfection.

While I was 50K training last year and early this year, I was running every Saturday and Sunday morning. For six months!! But now I have Sundays off, so I'm back to my old routine of ramen and Netflix in my PJs, my fave Sunday tradition! For this bowl, I used Lotus Foods brown rice ramen with miso broth, tofu, broccoli, corn, and carrots.

Here's a big-ass salad! All the veggies, plus tofu, cashew ranch, homemade sprouted grain croutons, Miyoko's cheddar shreds, and toasted sunflower seeds.

And finally, here's last night's and tonight's awesome dinner — BBQ Soy Curl Sandwich with Air-Fried Fries. I ordered a six-pack of Butler Soy Curls at the start of the pandemic, and that was one of the best decisions I've made all year! The amazing bun here is a Lulu's potato bun (BEST BUNS EVER). 

1 comment:

Hillary said...

I would definitely never guess these were quarantine eats!! I'm really impressed with the creativity and variety! I'm in a bit of a kitchen slump myself.
I still haven't seen the Just folded egg, or the Beyond breakfast patties. That breakfast sandwich looks amazing!!