After my run, I showered up and then did a little bit of reading about the wonderful city I live next to:
And then Josh and I headed out to Brunch (my favorite meal) at Charleston's Cafe (which is amazing). Josh got the three grain pancakes again and I got the Granny Apple Breakfast Parfait with coffee and skim milk:
Deliciousness! The rest of the day was pretty relaxed, we mostly just caught up on things around the house. Dinner was a hodge podge of whatever we had on hand. Josh tried out the Gardein Home Style Beefless Tips that the company sent us previously to try out.
Since I wasn't a beef fan (when I ate meat), I left these allll to Josh! Although he enjoyed them, he noted that they were a little too salty. He preferred the Seven Grain Crispy Tenders that we tried previously:
I'm really intrigued by those beefless tips! I want to try them - I don't like meat that much but love steak tips, etc.
I sometimes eat veggie burgers but I prefer the kind that taste more like vegetables than the ones that imitate beef. I never was much for beef in the first place, like you.
Sometimes I eat the fake chicken products even though I eat real chicken. I just like the way they taste.
Interesting :-) I hope you have a great week!!1
I actually liked a boca product that looked and tasted like McDonald's McRib sandwich, but I haven't seen it on the market in ages.
Have a great week - we'll be here when you get back! :D
I tried those beefless tips and thought they were pretty good, but then again I was never a fan of beef before I went vegetarian. Glad you had a good weekend! Mine flew by way too fast as well. :)
Brunch is my favorite meal too. :)
I have those beef tips that I got from Garedin as well. I need to give them a whirl.
I can't wait for the day that I can head out for a 6 mile run. At this moment I can not even consider myself doing that type of run. But I'm working on it!
I don't eat any fake meat products. It's not that I wouldn't but I just haven't tried them.
I have seen these Gardein products all over blogworld and really would like to try them... I am trying to cut back on the amount of meat in my diet since after the surgery I really am not craving it as much! Have a wonderful week girl XOXO :)
Great run! Oh and I haven't been to Charleston in ages.... it is such a beautiful city! Actually one of my college friends moved their recently.... she seems to be enjoying it.
Most I do is veggie burgers... but those more often than not aren't attempting to really be meat. ;-)
(Blinking) I'm confused. Why wouldn't you just eat real beef?
Meatless ground crumbles make for EXCELLENT Mexican themed nights :)
Hope you are able to have a mindful Monday! (Yes, I'm loving alliterations)
That breakfast parfait looks awesome. I wish my favorite breakfast place made something like that. It looks refreshing!
Can't wait to hear what you're up to!
oh i love finding new things to do around home!
i do eat meatless products a few times a month when i am really wanting some protein
I'm not a huge fan of fake meat. I find it never really tastes that great.
Hope you have a good week.....whatever you're up to! ;)
I am dying to try the Gardein products! I'd love to try the fake chicken ones.
I eat tofu, but that's about it. When I was a vegetarian (for 6 years!), I ate fake meat products - a lot of morningstar farms chik'n nuggets and corn dogs because they were fabulous (at least back then, no idea if they still are).
Oooh the suspense - looking forward to seeing what exciting things you're doing this week!
I LOVE Primal "beef" jerky. I like all the flavors, but mesquite lime is my fave. I also LOVE Morningstar Farms Spicy blackbean burgers, sausage patties, buffalo chik'n tenders and grilled chik'n strips. Yummmm!
I eat the "burger" type fake meat. Since I do eat meat, its cheaper to eat the real thing than the imitation. Would like to try some Quorn products thought. I see them a lot on blogs and they look great!!
I do eat meat substitutes especially around lent and I am trying to mix up the dishes. It gives tacos a whole new look for the kids :)
Best of luck on your busy week.
I love fake meat products. I eat a veggie burger almost everyday for lunch.
Your parfait looks so good and I love southern living!! :)
That parfait looks fab! Yummy x x
I'm with you, I wasn't really into beef (or any meat really) for that matter when I was a meat eater.
So I never eat any fake meats. The only meat that I did like was cured stuff like pepperoni and summer sausage.
I've been a vegetarian almost a year now, and when I first started out I ate imitation products quite often. Now I've grown to not really enjoy the taste, and the fake ingredients in majority of them. There are two I do love though. Sunshine Burgers, and the vegan Sesame "chicken" from the hot bar at Whole Foods.
The weekend did fly by! I guess, time definitely flies by when you are having fun :) That parfait looks so good!
I have tried a couple of the Gardeins, they have all been really good specially the "Tuscan Breasts". I am not a beef fan either that's why I haven't given the Beefless Tips a shot.
6 mile run, you go girl. I can only walk 3 miles before passing out. Running, is not made for this body. I save my heavy workout for the weights.
I love all the veggie sausages from whole foods, not fond of the morningstar brands.
hey girl! hows it goinnng!! these gardein prodcuts are everywhere and I got some to have this week too (maybe tonight!?) that parfait looks awesome I want a big ole bite :)
i sometimes eat fake meat prducts, it depends on the taste...one time my mom and I had these fake chicken skewers and we legit couldnt swallow it it was so chewy!! btu I am excited to try the gardein products!
Beefless tip! Interesting...I usually do not look for "fakes" one, rather have the real ones when I crave :-) On the other hand this beefless tip sure look real.
Yum! That parfait looks delicious!
I eat far fewer fake meat products now than I did when I first became a vegetarian. I still like the occasional Tofurky sandwich:)
wow, you're a speedy one! :D
i've tried the gardein tuscan breasts, and they were realllly good. haven't tried the beeftips because i'm not a fan of the real thing to begin with. but i will have the chicken again! i'm not a vegetarian, but i do eat a lot less meat than i used to. i love morningstar burgers the best!
i wanna try those tips! yummy! hope all is well for you!
i'm such a creep i wanna know what you're up to this week! hahaha anyways i guesss i'll have to wait :)
i want you to know that at this moment as i type this i'm eating sloppy janes ;) wooo hoooo!!
brunch is like the BEST meal of the day. well not as good as breakfast BUT when you wake up late on the weekends its perfect because its an excuse for you to eat breakfast:)
aw man, i missed my run this weekend :( at least i got a spin and swim in saturday... hopefully after a good night sleep tonight i can get back in it!
not so much into faux meat these days :) hope you have a good week hun!!
Love the Gardein review! I wasn't a beef fan when I ate meat either - too chewy. Your brunch sounds fabulous! I haven't gone out to brunch in so long!!
No apologies needed!! I can't wait to hear what you've got up your sleeve :)
Have a great evening and an even better Tuesday!
I was never a fan of beef either. Or pork. And, come to think of it, I never really cared for chicken all that much. Guess it's a good thing I don't miss meat. ;)
Lovely Sunday indeed! :)
That parfait looks dy-no-mite. People who dig brunch know what's up! (aka you girl) : )
I'm not a big faux-meat fan, but perhaps that's because I'm not a big meat fan. I like sunshine and amy's california burgs since they aren't trying to be something they're not, if ya catch my drift)
What a super run. You are so speedy, girl!
I don't really like red meat, so don't bother with fake meat products.
speaking of beef-less. I bought steak yesterday, but the thrill is gone. So it'll probably sit in the package until it rots. And then I'll throw it out. Huh?
I LOVE charleston! Those beefless tips are interesting!!
I like boca crumbles, boca burgers, morningstar farm chicken patties and morningnstar farm sausage patties - YUM!!
Looking forward to seeing w hat's up!
I don't think that I would eat a fake meat product, weather I eat meat or not. They are just kind of strange to me, the idea of posing as meat : )
I am all about a veggie burger though - that is not as deceptive ; )
Funny...I just received some sample packs from Quorn! It'll be the first time I try meatless products besides Boca (which I hated).
I dont eat meat and I dont like to eat anything that is supposed to taste like it:)
I hope everything is ok! We will miss you this week!
Mmmm great breakfast parfait! And good job on your run!
I generally don't eat any fake meat products. But I do love the taste of a lot of the Morningstar Farm burgers!
Have a great week!
I'm not a huge fan of the fake meat products. Would rather do less meat than fake meat, but once in a while it's not bad. Hope you have a great week!
Yay for breakfast parfaits!!!!! I like some fake meat products, but I prefer veggie options that aren't trying to be meat- Amy's burgers and Original Gardenburgers are my favourite :)
cant wait for this big explanation...seriously been wondering what tricks are up yoru sleeve??!!
MIA....your not allowed to do that! Will miss you girl!
We eat fake meat sometimes, but not alot of it!
Enjoy and have fun!
Yogurt parfaits are always SO refreshing--definitely a fav spring/summer treat of mine! Have a good week being MIA ;-)
I bought Yves veggie breakfast sausages a few months ago, and they were terrible. I'm not opposed to all of their products, I quite enjoy the veggie dogs and burgers...these sausages just didn't quite do it for me.
yay for exciting MIA news - i wish i had something cool to be MIA about :)
LOVE LOVE LOVE my gardein! after you mentioned that really, for the price and quality you are getting, it really isn't that much, i have changed my stance on the $$$ issue :)
i think i may have to make a trip to charleston soon - i hear nothing but wonderful things about it!
Awesome run! I don't eat replacement meat products in general, I like veggie burgers that taste like veggies!
That parfait is so big!! It looks yummy!
ahhh you went back to charleston's cafe!!! i was seriously debating it again!! ok next time you go, just call me bc my apartments are 30 seconds away. haha.
I just saw an old comment of yours on my blog that I seemed to miss...Sorry!
I did grow up in NE...in NH to be exact! Are you from the area???
I loooove Charleston! Such a beautiful city!!
Have a great day!
Yummy, I love brunch too! The granny smith parfait looks delicious, but I don't think I have the willpower because I love pancakes; I never eat them at home (I'll make them for Ray and I'll eat oats), so I usually order them when we have brunch out.
Not a fan of 'pretend meats.' I like veggie burgers and things that don't try to taste like meat. Those always end up tasting weird IMHO.
How fun ... I love brunch too! :)
Hope you have a great week and the reason you'll be gone is for something great! ; )
those look exactly like real beef tips! gardein seems to have some great products out, im bummed ive never seen them around!
I used to LOOOVE fake meat, but that's before I learned what it was made of, haha. Now I prefer to stick to tofu, but there are still some fun meat substitutes out there (hello vegan corndogs! haha).
Great job on the run! I just love lazy Sundays. That's so cute how you guys go out for brunch so often:) Such a cool tradition. And the parfait looks delish!
I eat meatless products every so often...maybe once a week?
Nice job on the run! I just love lazy Sundays :)
That's too cute how you guys go out to brunch so often. Such a nice tradition :D And that parfait looks delicious!
I only eat meatless products every so often. Maybe once a week.
I eat boca products a lot. They are really good!
I have been eating Boca burgers as of late...not the best thing because of they are not organic, but on occasion I like them!
Don't worry about being MIA; it happens to everyone :) take care of your self!!
Those beef(less) tips look pretty yummy! I think they'd be a good alternative to red meat. I really like the Amy's veggie burgers and prefer them to real burgers. And lately I've been into the Quorn chicken patties... I'm not a vegetarian but try to steer clear of most meat.
hi chica!! great run!! delicious parfait...I can never re-create them to look as good as the restaurants do! I don't ever eat fake meat products because they are way too processed...I do make my own veggie or bean burgers though! YUM! I hope your having a great time doing whatever's keeping you busy ;)
That apple breakfast parfait looks so yummy! I've never tried meatless substitutes, but I'm not a huge meat person to begin with and don't eat it too often anyway!
I loved that Southern Living edition...makes me want to head up to Charleston! So lucky you live nearby! That parfait looks perfect!
I'm not a big fan of faux meat. I do however enjoy the Morningstar Veggie Sausage patties when I eat eggs for breakfast.
those sound yummy!! But I agree, fake meat is only good when it isn't really salty or spicy or funky. Now that I wrote that out that sounds really obvious and stupid......but oh well! I would like to get back on the meatless meatball train!
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