Monday that is and finally! It felt like one of those days I just should have stayed in bed. For some reason I woke up very tired even after getting enough sleep, maybe kicking out the last of this cold? Then I was running a little late this morning and got a work call while getting ready and chugging a smoothie. And it was non-stop as soon as I arrived at work with a major server crash, people out sick and training. On the bright side, the day flew by. But I was seriously yawning on the drive home and fuming at how much I just spent to fill the little tank on my car. Really!?! When I got home, I had a mess to clean up in the kitchen and a dishwasher to empty before I could get creating for dinner. If I wasn’t so hungry, I would have just done this on the couch.
I was craving comfort food that came together quick, something like steamy, tomato pasta. So I spiralized two zucchinis.
And threw together a thick, chunky marinara sauce in the Vita-Mix.
Then I crumpled and crisped some tempeh in a little olive oil over medium heat.
Then added the marinara sauce and zucchini noodles and simmered for about 5 minutes, then mixed in some nutritional yeast.
And served for a very fast comfort meal.
It hit the spot being warm, savory and filling. The crumpled texture of the tempeh added a nice, nutty flavor that absorbed the garlic and basil flavors in the marinara perfectly. It’s probably my new favorite dish to use tempeh in and that’s saying a lot!
How was your Monday?