Saturday, July 21, 2007

BLAT

First off, in the "don't let anyone tell you vegans are weak" category, I won a silver medal in a state championship bike race today. We decided to celebrate a bit by having something fun (but easy) for dinner. Enter the (tempeh) bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato sandwich. The lettuce and tomato were fresh from our garden and we went out and bought some nice whole grain bread and a hefty avocado. Add some vegan mayo and Vegan with a Vengeance tempeh bacon and it was an excellent meal. But since I was so famished from racing, I also cooked up some yellow squash and zucchini (with fresh tomatoes, basil, olive oil, salt & pepper) and then put a little yummy pasta salad on the side that Darlene had made for dinner last night. And I made short work of two sandwiches too, plus extra tempeh bacon and avocado. I like riding my bike just for the sheer joy of riding but it's also nice in that it often allows for the consumption of mass quantities of awesome food.

15 comments:

bazu said...

CONGRATS on your great finish in the bike race! How inspiring.

Lady Di said...

Congratulations! And your dinner sounds great!

maybepigscanfly said...

MUCH CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU! Good choice on the sandwich for celebration.

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

Nice job on the race!
Good idea to add avocado on a TLT. I love avocado. I could eat it all the time.

Courtney said...

Congrats on winning your race! That is great--and your food looks like a winner too!

Courtney

VeggieGirl said...

congrats on the race!! anyone who thinks vegans are weak are greatly mistaken. I loooove TLTs, and yours looks fantastic - that pasta salad looks delicious as well

SusanV said...

Congrats on the race! The sandwich sounds like a winner, too!

KleoPatra said...

Way to go!! Vegans are strong and empowered with plenty of power and strength inside AND out. Go you!

springsandwells said...

wooo hooo!
3 cheers for victorious vegans!
congrats Chris, that's awesome.
:)
amey

Dreena said...

Super AWESOME... congrats on your silver medal!

Food looks yummy too, but really how exciting is your medal?! Well done! You deserve the celebration indeed. :)

julie said...

Congrats! Vegans=1 Omnis=0
The BLAT looks awesome.

Chris said...

Thanks for the kind words everyone!

Kate said...

Congratulations! The food looks awesome!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Awesome job on the bike race!! It's great to see vegan athletes kick butt. The TLT looks might tasty!

CPB said...

Congrats on the finish! Veg athletes are some of the strongest I know.

BTW - I am in love with BLATs. By far one of the best pre-workout (eat 2 hrs ahead of time) meals. You have it all!