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Stuff I Ate

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As we head into the holiday weekend (YAY!), I’m really trying to find balance between healthy foods and indulgent meals. There’s no way I’m avoiding holiday sweets and vacation eats, but not every meal has to be indulgent. So I’m finding balance with big salads and bowls.

I’ve been eating a lot of

Big Ass Salads

lately, mostly with an easy tahini-acv dressing. Last week, I had this salad with a slice of

Sprouted Grain Toast with Deviled Tofu Spread

(leftover from my Vegan Corner guest segment on the Chris Vernon Show).

Here’s a super-delicious bowl I made this week —

Peanut Coconut Tofu Bowls

! This has air-fried tofu, sauteed broccoli, bell pepper, mushrooms, and onions, quinoa, and a bottled peanut coconut sauce.

Okay, here are a few not-as-healthy meals! I took Monday morning off work since I’d been in Nashville all weekend. I really enjoy having a day to get my chores done and get myself prepped for the week. So I slept in and enjoyed a bowl of

Koyo Baked Ramen with Tofu & Veggies.


And here’s a sad one: As I’ve mentioned before, Fuel Cafe — where my friend Don bakes the best vegan pizza in town — is closing on Dec. 22. I’m so bummed about it! I met Susan and Pam there on Tuesday night for one last meal. I got the

Brussels & Shiitake Pizza

with cashew cream, brussels, smoked shiitakes (they taste like bacon), fresh dill, and fresh tarragon.

Tonight, we had a shower at work for a couple of co-workers who are having a baby. Our cafe at Crosstown Arts provided some snacks —

Vegan Pimento Cheese

and homemade

Salt & Vinegar Chips

. Plus, we had vegan cupcakes from Muddy’s Bake Shop (not pictured – the vanilla cupcake with chocolate frosting that I ate).

After all those snacks, I was craving something green! I met my friends Andy and Mike at our cafe after the shower to exchange holiday gifts. They ordered chicken fried tofu and an Impossible burger, but I opted for the daily special salad —

Quinoa Tofu Crunch Salad

. This had nut-crusted tofu, black beans, red onion, quinoa, and a vinaigrette. Here’s the IG story pic I posted for the cafe’s Instagram earlier in the day (hey, y’all should

follow Crosstown Arts the cafe

on IG! I post pics and stories there!).

Happy Holidays, y’all!! I’ll back in soon with holiday food pics.

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