I went to a Black Lives Matter protest in Memphis last night. It was peaceful, and so many people from all backgrounds, races, and walks of life showed up. It was beautiful and heart-wrenching at the same time. If you can show up on the streets right now, do it! If you can't — because we ARE in the midst of a global pandemic — please make a donation to Black Lives Matter or your local bail fund, like the BLM Community Bail Fund through Mid-South Peace.
Also, if you're in Memphis, there's another AMAZING way to donate to the bail fund mentioned above. This Friday, on National Donut Day, Darling Donuts Memphis is selling half-dozen donut orders for $15, and ALL PROCEEDS will go to our local bail fund. It's a win-win. Details on their Instagram.
I have to say, at first, I felt a little guilty food-blogging during this crisis. But I also know, from years of direct action for animal rights, self-care in these times is of utmost importance. And a major part of self-care is nourishing yourself with healthy vegan food. So I'll continue with regular food posts this week, but I also want to use this space to promote ways you can help if you are actually reading. If I have a platform, why not use it?
And now onto far less important stuff. I bought some Field Roast Burgers a couple weeks ago to grill for Memorial Day. I had some left, so here's a burger on an amazing LuLu's bun. I love these Field Roast burgers!
I had some leftover Smoky Potato Salad from The No Meat Athlete Cookbook on the side.
Speaking of LuLu's buns, I stopped by their new space in Puck Food Hall a couple Friday mornings ago for a to-go breakfast. I got this Brekky Sandwich with tofu egg, carrot bacon, and cashew cheese, served on one of their amazing buns. This is the best breakfast ever.
I also got a Strawberry Muffin to go, which I enjoyed later in the day with some cold almond milk.
I've been listening to the Engine 2 Podcast and getting some great whole food meal ideas, like Sweet Potatoes with Peanut Butter and Lime for breakfast!! Weird. But good!
And Paul and I have been having lots of potato parties at home! We're baking white or sweet potatoes and topping with all kinds of things. Here's one topped with leftover Engine 2 chili, vegan cheese, and avocado. Yum!