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.