I apologize for the length of time since my last post. I don't know where the time has gone! I hope that everyone is enjoying the New Year, and that perhaps you are considering veganism, vegetarianism, or pescetarianism as a late New Year's Resolution. Yes, I know we are approaching the middle of January, but I also know (hope) that there are many other people in the world that are similar to me in the fact that their personal schedule occasionally operates several units of time behind the rest of the world's. There are deadlines I take seriously, but there are always other deadlines that end up being more like "Ready, set, go." While everyone else has already given up on their New Year's Resolutions, I am still trying to pick one.
Actually, I'm not. I don't pick resolutions. If there's something I feel like I could improve on, I try not to wait until January 1st of the following year to start. Or do I? Since procrastination seems to have a hold on my life at the moment, perhaps I should try and make a late New Year's resolution that banishes procrastination from my life? Fat chance. I try every day to do that. What's different about New Years that will strengthen my side of the battle?
At any rate, I suppose you could say that becoming a vegan was last year's late New Year's Resolution for me, because it happened sometime in January. It also may have happened sometime during February. I know for sure that I was a vegan by March 2, my first day with the penguins, because I remember some people, I don't want to mention any names, saying not so nice things about vegans. Finally I had to break in the conversation and declare that I myself was a vegan... And then I proceeded to stare awkwardly back at my new friends. That particular moment is the only concrete moment that I can ascribe a date to my vegan-ness. I'm still debating when to celebrate my Veganniversary, a decision I am sure to continue putting off. Perhaps I will celebrate all of February as My Vegan History Month. Who knows?
Anyways! Last night I made some Fajitas. My brother-in-law recently told me I should post simple recipes. Well, this one's for you, brother! It's wicked easy. And no yucky, tough, unchewable pieces of beef (cow). Enjoy!
1 large red onion, cut in half and sliced into half moons
8 cloves of garlic, sliced in half
2 poblano chiles (mmmmmmm...) sliced julienne
1 package of seitan or 3-4 homemade seitan "breasts" (homemade's so much better!) sliced into strips
red chile flakes
1 package of tortillas
vegan sour cream (Tofutti is the brand I'm familiar with, Whole Foods sells it next to the regular sour cream)
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add onions, chiles, and seitan. Saute until veggies are tender and seitan is browned. Add red pepper flakes and lime juice. Saute a few minutes more.
Warm tortillas in microwave or stove. Wrap tortillas around filling with adequate amounts of guacamole, sour cream and salsa and enjoy!
Why is it healthy for you?
- Seitan is a great source protein
- Roughly two servings of vegetables
- Avocados have omega 6 fatty acids and olive oil is good for you
- Reduced saturated fat