Monday, March 20, 2017
I completely nerd out for holidays (and for those who're a daily weblog reader, you in all probability already know that!), and St. Patrick's Day is not any exception. I put on inexperienced. I eat inexperienced meals and/or Irish-inspired meals. I begin the day with liquor-spiked espresso. I'm going to bars. I do pub runs. I totally embrace all features of the vacation. Actually, I would say St. Patrick's Day falls in my prime 5 fave holidays.
This yr, my celebration began the evening earlier than! On St. Patrick's Day Eve, Misti and I had plans to do the Breakaway Working St. Patrick's Day Pub Run, which is strictly what it seems like. You run from the operating store to a bar, drink, run to a different bar, drink, run to a different bar, drink, and run again to the operating retailer.
It began at 6 p.m., proper after work, so relatively than eat a heavy dinner, I had a fast Chocolate Chip Mint Protein Smoothie with contemporary mint, almond milk, banana, Nutiva chocolate protein powder, and chocolate chips.
Then I met Misti at Breakaway, the place we turned into our free pub run shirts (prime left). We ran from there to Memphis Made Brewing Co. (prime proper), the place we had some small 10-ounce beers (Plaid Assault Scotch Ale for me). Subsequent cease was Hammer & Ale (backside left), the place I had a Terrapin Mosaic IPA. And our remaining cease was Slider Inn (backside proper), the place I ordered a Memphis Made Firewide Ale.
By the point we made it to Slider, we had been fairly hungry, so we cut up a plate of sliders and fries. Misti ordered a meat slider, and I had a Vegan Triple B (beet, brown rice, & black bean burger with avocado and sprouts). We cut up a Nuts & Berries (PB&J) slider and an order of fries.
The subsequent morning, on St. Patrick's Day, I began with one other minty smoothie! The Shamrockin' Shake from The Superfun Instances Vegan Vacation Cookbook has a base of avocado and coconut milk (from a can), so it is super-thick and creamy. I feel it is truly speculated to be a dessert, however it's wholesome sufficient for breakfast. It is loaded with contemporary mint and sweetened with agave.
Just a few days prior, I would made some Vegan Irish Cream from Joni's Vegan Good Items cookbook. I make it yearly for spiking my morning espresso. There's solely a small quantity of Jameson in the entire recipe, so don't be concerned — it isn't potent sufficient to trigger a buzz earlier than work!
My lunch was additionally from The Superfun Instances — Herbed Couscous Salad with Inexperienced Apple & Pine Nuts. The selfmade dressing was a gorgeous shade of inexperienced and was stuffed with a number of contemporary herbs — basil, parsley, and thyme — and vivid lemon. The recipe known as for child kale, however except it is massaged to loss of life, I am not likely into child kale. So I subbed out child spinach as a substitute. This tasted like spring!
Dinner was a extra Irish-inspired meal, additionally from The Superfun Instances. I made the Pepperoni Potato Stew with Kale. Now, I do know pepperoni is not Irish, however what's extra Irish than potatoes? And the kale is there for slightly inexperienced. That pepperoni was created utilizing the seitan steamer technique — the place you make seitan dough, season it with spices and herbs (on this case, I used fennel for a pepperoni style), wrap in logs with foil, and steam for 40 minutes. Then it was sliced and added to the stew.
You may't have stew with out bread, however The Superfun Instances does not have a St. Pat's bread recipe. So I made my previous customary — the Irish Soda Bread from Rejoice Vegan. I've made this hassle-free fast bread for St. Pat's many occasions, and it by no means disappoints. It is dense and hearty with only a trace of sweetness. Good with vegan butter.
After dinner, my buddy Andy came to visit and we did some automotive bombs (I do know this is not PC, however I do not know what else to name them, sorry) utilizing this superb chocolate coconut Irish potrter by Oskar Blues and the vegan Irish cream I made. I really like automotive bombs SO MUCH. One thing about that candy cream and the thick, chilly beer! Mmmmm.
We went from my place to Ghost River Brewing, the place we met up with our buddy Wes.
And Simon and Jennifer. Ghost River was providing $1 off their Riverbank Crimson Irish Ale for individuals who wore inexperienced. As you may see above, Andy and Wes FAILED at sporting inexperienced. Ugh.
Later, we ended up at Dru's Place — our favourite homosexual karaoke bar! Cheers!
My buddy Shara joined us there too!
Enjoyable evening! Hope y'all had a stunning St. Pat's too!
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
So I need to excercise , I all the time have, however these days no. No vitality to excercise so no vitality to reside. I can deal with being massive however not massive and giggly and issues ought to cease bouncing whenever you do... Oh properly...
Saturday, March 4, 2017
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Sunday, February 26, 2017
Random meal round-up time! Here's what I've been eating this week that didn't warrant a blog post all its own.
The Lemon Poppyseed FitQuick Protein Waffles are quickly becoming my new fave FitQuick flavor. I had this one Tuesday morning after a run — with maple syrup, tahini, and chopped nectarine. 22 grams of protein!
I feel like every "Stuff I Ate" post ever contains at least one ramen pic, so here ya go. Rice Noodle Ramen with Baked Tofu, Corn, and Carrots. Since I couldn't run last Saturday (due to my stupid cold), I slept in and ate ramen in my PJs while watching Empire.
My office has catered staff meetings on the last Wednesday of each month, and the options are always vegan-friendly (yay! love this job!). This week, we had Veggie Sushi and Spring Rolls. I loved the thinly sliced avocado in those rice paper rolls. So good. I also scooped out some wasabi peas on the side.
I'm back on my "eating at Imagine Vegan Cafe once a week" plan. Last Friday, I ordered the BBQ Wrap as takeout (because I was still too sick to sit around people). It's a new menu item, and it was super-yummy! Here's an outside shot, served with salad and vegan ranch.
And an inside shot — chopped seitan BBQ, coleslaw, tomato, and mixed greens.
I was back at Imagine last night with my friend Nathan. He was in town from Jonesboro for his birthday, and I suggested we grab dinner. He is not vegan (not even close), but when I asked where he wanted to eat, he said, "I think I'd like to try this Imagine place you're always talking about!" Yay!! He got the vegan buffalo chicken sandwich and loved it.
I was craving something a little healthier, so I went with the Veggie Plate and chose some Southern faves — Blackeyed Peas, Collard Greens, Potato Salad, and Cornbread. I got some garlic aioli on the side for drizzling over the peas and greens. Hit the spot!
I wasn't planning to get dessert, but my friend Pam was working and she informed me that Stephanie had just dropped off a fresh batch of desserts. Stephanie bakes all of the cakes, pies, cinnamon rolls, and other treats for Imagine. I spied her Banana PB Caramel Pie and knew I'd probably need to grab a slice for a snack today. It got a little melty in my car while Nathan and our friends Kevin and Wes dropped by a nearby bar for margaritas (yesterday was National Margarita Day!), but it survived. Not the prettiest slice anymore but made for an awesome afternoon snack today at tea time! Graham cracker crust, banana layer, peanut butter cream layer, caramel layer. Amazing!
Finally, Tuesday was Vegan Drinks, and we had it at Deja Vu Creole Soul Food & Vegetarian Restaurant, a super vegan-friendly Creole joint, in honor of Fat Tuesday, which actually happens NEXT Tuesday. But we figured the restaurant would be slammed on the actual holiday. I got a not-so-Creole order of Curry Tofu (they make the best fried tofu and serve it in a variety of sauces, like BBQ, teriyaki, and curry).
But I chose a spicy and appropriately themed bowl of Smothered Okra as my side dish! And of course, I washed it all down with NOLA-based Abita beer (Big Easy IPA).