Today we had our first real storm of the season, happy Monday to us!
It’s strange that it goes for months here over the summer without a drop, actually it’s nice not worrying about rain. But in the winter we can get days, even weeks, of non stop rain to make up for the dry months. And the first few rain storms are the worst for driving, something about the oil build up on the roads and people forgetting how to drive in it. Luckily I made it to work and home safely with most of my sanity intact.
But Miko is not happy about the rain, he’d like it to still be summer. This little guy can’t stand getting wet or a chilly wind and refuses to go in the backyard to do his business. When I do manage to get him outside, he carries on like I’m trying to torture him.
And gives me a heart breaking sad face.
How could I be so cruel? Sheesh, thankfully it doesn’t snow here too!
After a smoothie for breakfast and huge salad for lunch, I was craving something a little more hearty with spicy heat on such a gray and chilly. I broke out another package of Sweet Earth Seitan for dinner, a new obsession of mine for high-protein and easy meals.
With 29 grams of protein per serving, it’s an easy, plant-based way to increase your protein intake with an ingredient list that’s not terrifying. I went with the curry flavor which came in four “steaks” that could be cooked as is.
But I chopped them into cubes and sauteed them in a little coconut oil over high heat to crisp the edges.
Then I reduced the heat to a low simmer and briefly stirred in chopped eggplant and tomatoes before removing from the heat.
I tossed in a dash of curry powder, cayenne powder, and pepper to season the veggies too.
And dinner was ready in less than fifteen minutes, perfect after a busy Monday.
The eggplant and tomatoes were still nearly raw with a fresh texture, but warmed up and seasoned with a little curry heat making a good compromise raw meal on a chilly night. The seitan went well in this dish with a hearty and chewy texture and curry seasoning blended into each bite.