Thursday, May 13, 2021

Burgers, Fries, Sammiches, & Tacos!

Last Saturday, Paul texted me a few hours before he was to get off work to ask if I wanted to go out to eat that night. I'm a meal planner, and I typically plan what days I'm eating out. But he's spontaneous, so I've learned to expect that sort of thing from him. I had planned to make some vegan nuggets and fries, but I ran nine miles that morning and a big, indulgent restaurant meal sounded better. We ended up going to Belly Acres, a fast-casual burger joint in Overton Square with four different veggie burger options.

I hadn't been to Belly Acres since shortly after they'd opened years ago, so I was glad to be able to order the Blackeyed Pea Burger again. It comes topped with pickled collards and a roasted sweet potato slice. I asked them to sub the aioli that comes on the burger for their jalapeno jelly. Excellent choice! I love savory/sweet combos.

We split a basket of fries as well. This was only our fifth or six time dining inside a restaurant during the pandemic, and now that we're vaccinated, it felt so much safer. I am so grateful for vaccination!

A couple week back, after a 12-mile run on the trails at Shelby Farms, I stopped by Whole Foods on my drive home and picked up a Tempeh TLT from their deli case. Paul and I had plans a couple hours later, and I knew I wouldn't have time for a proper post-workout meal at home. So I ate this tasty sandwich in the car. It had a super garlicky vegan aioli that was excellent!

And finally, here are some Breakfast Tofu Tacos from a last Monday's breakfast. I made Cheap Lazy Vegan's mug scrambled tofu (cooked in the microwave!) and added it to some tacos with vegan sour cream and vegan cheddar. I wish I had time to eat tacos for breakfast every day, but on most days, I only have time for a smoothie.


Hillary said...

Pickled collards sound incredible and I need them now, also those fries look like the most perfect fries I've ever seen!!
Next Tuesday I'll be fully vaccinated, and I know it's going to feel incredible!!!

Sarah said...

Oooh yum, this all looks great! Those fries though, omg they look perfect. It's been way too long since I've had fries!

Cadry's Kitchen said...

A black-eyed pea burger with collards & a sweet potato slice on top is such a good idea! I may have to try making something like that myself sometime.