After probably spending too much time researching shoes, I decided to try the Brooks Ravenna 7 as my next running shoes. I did a lot of reading, but went with these after the Brooks Shoe Finder recommended them. They are a little obnoxiously bright, but it was either these or boring grey.
I broke them in with a 3.55 mile treadmill run at the gym and they have a lot more room in the toe box area and seem longer compared to the Glycerin 13s which is good I guess. And a wider stability area in the heel.
The run went well, but I’m still adjusting to them and can tell there will be a little break-in period with the internal padding.
I’ve been a vegan for over six years now and have never tried making my own seitan, I guess I always thought it was really tough. Well, it’s not! I got brave and decided to try this simple and basic homemade seitan recipe.
Wow – vital wheat gluten turns into a strong, gummy dough fast! And I can’t say my first round was a total success in the flavor and texture department, it almost had the texture of raw meat in the center being moist, gummy, and stretchy. But it got my creative juices flowing for how I can modify and improve my technique and bring in more flavor and improved texture. Homemade seitan can be a low cost source of tons of protein since vital wheat gluten has 23 grams of protein per 1/4 cup and pretty much no carbs or fat.
Not to be a food waster, I’ve been using my flavor-lacking leftovers chopped up and in place of tofu or tempeh in oil free stir fries like this spicy curry one with potatoes.
It seemed to absorb the flavors nicely and I can see making large seitan batches at a time to freeze for simple meals.
This chana chickpea wrap I got from Baagan on Monday was not lacking in flavor!
It’s packed with veggies and a creamy cilantro jalapeno spread that’s addicting!
There was also this simple dinner salad one night.
For the dressing I tossed one ripe avocado, raw garlic, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, tamari, and fennel seed into the Vitamix for a freehand salad dressing that came out good, creamy and bright.
Tonight was all about comfort food after an intense gym workout with a simple miso stew with Explore Asian Soybean Spaghetti, frozen organic spinach, and carrots.
Simple, fast since it simmers in a wok in minutes, and loaded with post-workout protein.
How’s your week going?
What’s your favorite running shoe?