Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Falafel! Banh Mi! Breakfast!

For the next two weeks, I'm doing a for-real quarantine. No grocery trips, drug store runs, or takeout pick-ups. Other than leaving for my runs, walks, and bike rides outside, I'm staying home so I can know for sure that I'm not carrying any viruses when I go visit my parents a couple weekends from now.

Since the pandemic began, I've tried to stay home as much as possible, but that still meant twice a week-or-so trips to the store and frequent trips for takeout. So this will be a challenge for me! Ironically, I'm doing this as much of Memphis lifts restrictions on business and partially re-opens (Or is that ironic? Alanis Morisette has forever ruined my understanding of irony).

Though contactless food delivery would still be an option, I'm not much of a delivery person. I just can't rationalize spending double the cost for a meal after tips and fees. So before my quarantine began, I made sure to support two of my favorite local restaurants. One was Global Café inside Crosstown Concourse. They make the BEST Falafel & Hummus in Memphis, hands-down. Look how big they are! I also got a side of Tabbouleh.

I also got Midtown Crossing Grill's Bianca Banh Mi (named after me!) one more time. This is stuffed with tofu, pickled veggies, and hummus with a salad on the side.

For the next couple weeks, I'll be cooking at home! But I've stocked up on enough food to last at least a month (probably two!), so I'm good. Here are a few breakfasts I've enjoyed at home. On Saturday, I had Avocado Tofu Toast before my run. I usually stick with white bread bagels before runs, but this was just a 10K, and I wasn't going out to run til later in the afternoon. Seasoned with black salt and Everything But the Bagel seasoning.

And here's my favorite breakfast from the No Meat Athlete CookbookSavory Oats with spinach, carrots, salsa, nooch, toasted pumpkin seeds, and avocado.

Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone! I'm about to fix a margarita and a burrito (on Taco Tuesday! GAHHH! Is that irony??).

1 comment:

Susan said...

Alanis has ruined irony for our generation. ;)

I haven't been going shopping (except once for a flu vacc and once for a pharmacy trip) or to get take out since I've been home from work (four and a half weeks now) as I live with my parents so trying to limit my outside time as much as possible. We get weekly supermarket deliveries, and normally get dinner delivered once a week so I can still support local businesses a little bit. Unfortunately I live outside the delivery area for most of my most beloved vegan businesses, so first thing I will do when things ease a little will be to visit them for some take away.