It’s crazy, but (wait for it), I haven’t snapped many food pics lately! Meals have been pretty standard; green smoothies, salads, and simple eats. I did make an stew with the leftover seitan that was super awesome and ate for several meals. See recipe – I used an electric pressure cooker. Specifically, and Instant Pot. You can totally do this on the stove top too -just cook longer.
Crissie’s Irish-ish Beefless Stew
- 1 lb cubed seitan (it was my leftovers!)
- 3 peeled and cubed potatoes
- 2 cups peeled and cubed carrots or bagged baby carrots if you’re lazy like me
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 2 cubed onions
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1-2 tbsp coconut oil (you can use any oil you want – or none in a nonstick pot)
- 6 cups veggie stock
- Heat the pot on the sauté setting and melt the coconut oil
- add the seitan and stir until browned
- add everything else in
- close lid, cook on Soup setting for 20 minutes (or low pressure for a regular pressure cooker)
Seriously, that easy!
and of course….Taco Tuesday!
Running almost every day and yoga several days per week. Weather has been crazy. High’s in the 30’s yesterday and near 60 today. I vacillate between gloves, hat, and many layers or just a long sleeve T. Whatever – it’s all good. Even wore my blinky light tonight.
I also started a meditation class at the yoga studio – its a 5 week class, and have been pretty good about meditating at home. Though sometimes it’s tough when all I can here is Leaf Blower Man, noisy family, or am too tense to slip into a zen-like state. Who am I kidding? I don’t think I’ve ever been in a zen-like state! I’m trying though!
So in my last post when I mentioned it was time to get back to the routine, I forget how insane that routine can be!
Work has been good, kids have been good, school has been good – so no complaints, just very little free time. Which is totally fine, but I realize how much time slips by between posts.
I leave you with typical life pics!
Starting with cats – one in particular who hates it when I study (which is pretty much all of the time!)
Other cat pics because this is the internet and it would be sad and boring without cat pictures.
Morning Pictures! I promise, R does wear different clothes every day under her hoodie. Rest assured that you can tell because D changes has different clothes on!