Whoa, this weekend flew by too fast. Not sure I’m ready to go back to work tomorrow, I could use some more rest time like Miko.
It’s been a rough week with lots going on at work, so there has been a lot of simple eats including tofu stir fries, huge meal salads, Thai takeout, and lunch at Pho Vegan Asian Cuisine.
I’ve been trying to have more fun with breakfasts on the weekends lately to break from our week day smoothie ruts. I experimented with pepper jack grits using Nature’s Path Organic Quick Cook Grits and melting in a few slices of Go Veggie Vegan Pepper Pack.
The pepper jack slices have a fun little spicy kick to them and melted very well into the grits to give them a cheesy and creamy texture with a peppery kick. Yum and I will do this again soon, maybe even add tempeh bacon and sauteed collard greens.
I’m trying to kick into summer mode for my weekend runs by getting out early before breakfast and before the heat kicks in. I might have a light snack bar before, but I like having an emptier stomach and the earlier, cooler weather. I enjoyed visiting more grazing sheep this morning for an easy 6 miler.
I ended up skipping a large breakfast this morning to meet my mom and sisters for brunch at Hook & Ladder in midtown Sacramento. I started with a tasty and kicky ginger drink and had to order the Impossible Burger after confirming it was vegan.
I have been trying to track it down for awhile and it did not disappoint with grainy mustard, house made vegan “cheese” sauce, mushrooms, and a hefty layer of avocado.
I’m not usually a huge burger person, but this was a treat and a fantastic one with a crispy bun, the texture is different from the Beyond Burger, but still amazingly “meat” like and I liked that the patty had crispy edges, but was not dry in the middle.
And speaking of vegan burgers, there will be a vegan burger challenge going on for the entire month of June in Sacramento! And there’s a growing number of restaurants on the list, so we’ll be eating out a lot next month – can’t wait!
Okay, to the list.