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 Cookbook — Savory 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??).