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Tofu & Muffins & Juice & Burgers!


Tofu & Muffins & Juice & Burgers!

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I met my friend Stephanie for lunch last Friday at Phuong Long, and I ordered the BEST THING ON THE MENU — Tofu Salt & Jalapeno. This is basically salt-and-pepper tofu, a traditional Vietnamese dish, but it’s listed as "tofu salt & jalapeno" on the menu, so that’s what we call it. It’s crispy, breaded fried tofu with the yummiest salt and pepper seasoning, fried with lemongrass, onion, and jalapenos.

The lunch portion comes with a Veggie Spring Roll — my fave!

Last Wednesday, before my evening yoga class, I grabbed a Vegan Strawberry Muffin from the cafe at Crosstown Arts, as I was leaving work.

There’s also a Juice Bar in Crosstown Concourse (the building that houses Crosstown Arts, where I work), so I grabbed a Fresh Greens Juice to drink with my muffin. This has cucumber, celery, lemon, kale, spinach, and parsley.

This past Saturday, I had my big 20-mile long run — the longest run in a marathon training plan — so I made sure to carb-load on Friday night with a big bowl of Bowtie Pasta with Chickpea Marinara, Roasted Brussels, and Cashew Cheese. Also some Garlic Bread with Cherry Tomato. Yay carbs!

That was perfect fuel for the next day! Paul and I had a great 20-mile run (his longest distance yet!). After we celebrated, with burgers and beers at Farm Burger in Crosstown Concourse. I had an Impossible Burger with pickles, mushrooms, jalapeno, tomato, red onion, lettuce, and grainy mustard. Fries and a Crosstown Brewing Co. Traffic IPA on the side. Damn, that burger hit the spot!

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