My mom knows a lady who makes homemade tamales (and sometimes, she makes vegan ones!), so my mom picked me up a bunch! My parents then vacuum-sealed them three to a bag and froze them. They sent me home with lots of portioned, frozen vegan tamales at Thanksgiving. I finally had some last week on Taco Tuesday, and they were fantastic! They're bean tamales, and I topped these with vegan shreds, avocado, and hot sauce. I'm so glad I have a freezer full of tamales!
Speaking of taco-like things, I finally got a chance to try the Seared Tofu Tacos at Tacos 4 Life! There's a Tacos 4 Life location in Jonesboro, where my parents live, and we went through their drive-through the night before Thanksgiving for a quick dinner. I got a side salad too (minus the cheese).
The morning of Thanksgiving, I went on a 4.5-mile run, and when I got home, my mom had Vegan Sausage & Biscuits ready! Perfect post-run treat and light enough that I wasn't stuffed before the big holiday meal.
Here's a random bowl! I had some frozen borracho beans from awhile back, and I had some frozen greens that Granny had put up before she died last year. I was holding onto those greens forever! But I realized I needed to eat them before they got freezer-burned, so I had a Grain/Green/Bean Bowl with brown rice, garlic aioli (vegan mayo with fresh garlic), chow chow, and some air-fried green tomatoes.
When I found those greens in my deep freezer, I also stumbled on an old bag of FitQuick Protein Waffle mix. I was obsessed with this vegan protein mix for awhile, and I ate it after most runs. But I'd switched to smoothies and protein oats awhile back and forgot I had some of this left. I made some Chocolate Raspberry Protein Pancakes to enjoy after a run one day last week.