Smokey seems to think she runs the house, don’t all cats? Poor Miko was just trying to have a nap snuggled in his favorite couch blanket.
When Smokey decides it’s her bed now.
Thankfully Miko is a good sport about it and willing to share.
It’s been an interesting week here, for a short work week it felt long with lots going on at work. After a busy day and intense workout session at the gym, I kept it simple for a high protein dinner. I’ve been into cooking everything in a wok lately for fast one-pot meals and threw together an easy spaghetti dish using Explore Asian’s Soybean Spaghetti and Trader Joe’s Organic Spaghetti Sauce.
The soybean spaghetti cooks faster than traditional pasta and can do so in minimal water over high heat in a wok.
I just drained the excess water and stirred in the sauce and chopped broccoli for a filling dinner ready in 15 minutes.
And I think the texture of the soybean spaghetti is growing on hubby a bit, he initially didn’t like that the texture was more chewy and “meaty” compared to traditional pasta. But liked it better in this dish. I like the texture a lot and think it’s a great alternative to pasta and an awesome source of protein at 23 grams per serving!
Hubby also got creative in the kitchen making vegan enchiladas with Lightlife Smart Ground Mexican Crumbles.
We had to improvise making vegan enchilada sauce on the stove top with organic tomato paste, flour, water, chili powder, and other spices when we realized there was no enchilada sauce in the pantry, whoops! But it turned out well and made a great dinner with a simple side salad.
I also might be addicted to our local sushi place now that I know they’ll make great custom vegan sushi for us because we went again Friday night.
This time the rolls were stuffed with tempura asparagus, greens, creamy avocado, and shredded jicama for a delicious combo.
I also had this simple and tasty salad with my mom for lunch this week with edamame and hummus dressing.
We got my mom this Zyliss Easy Pull Chopper for Christmas and she’s been having fun chopping a bunch of salad ingredients together quickly with it. We have one too and hubby loves it for quickly chopping kale and other veggies to blend into grain dishes, beans and rice, etc. It’s so easy to clean compared to using a full blown food processor.
I also made a simple curry coconut tofu stew for dinner.
Which Miko wanted to share and didn’t understand why spicy curry paste would be bad for him.
Of course we went to Grocery Outlet this weekend, it’s becoming a regular habit after Saturday workouts at the gym. Fun finds this week include a cheap bag of frozen organic edamame and this Kevita Probiotic Tonic for less than half of what I saw if for at Whole Foods.
Only 50 calories for the whole bottle, but has a sweet and tangy apple cinnamon flavor that hubby and I made disappear quick. It would be great to make cocktails with too!
And check out how low the price is on these non-GMO blue corn chips!
Which are delicious too.
Spring has sprung here this weekend with temps in the 70s and lots of sunshine. The pups loved their long walk yesterday and had to stop and fully smell everything!
I love that trees are in beautiful bloom now.
Should be a gorgeous long run today, but first the list!
I love stories like this proving it’s never to late to make a positive lifestyle change. And their tank tops are awesome too.
This is an interesting look at how environment influences bad food choices and how to start controlling that.
A fascinating look at why animal proteins cause weight gain.