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Two on Thai Tuesday

Two on Tuesday
This morning Jason and I managed to get up around 5:45 am to get our run in. It was a very pleasant run actually. It was about 61 degrees, low humidity, light breeze, and clear skies as the sun started to come up. We did about 3.5 miles at a fairly good clip, but not pushing it too hard - it was early and all. It was definitely a nicer way to start the day rather than slamming head long into it grumbling all the while.

It turned out to be an absolutely gorgeous today. I wish I could have gone for a second run just to be outside. Instead, I did 30 minutes of Kick, Punch and Crunch at lunch (to wake myself up more than anything). I won't lie, it was VERY difficult forcing myself to go back to the office. My lounge chair was just taunting me.

Thai Tuesday
We bought some sugar snap peas the other day that needed to be used. I had thought about a stir-fry using the rest of the Basic Seitan that I made. But Jason had stir fry for lunch. Oh, and we had some open coconut milk to use. So, I made Thai Seitan and Veggies with Rice.

Thai Seitan and Veggies with Rice
Basic seitan (or you can use your favorite brand or recipe)
1 can lite coconut milk
2-3 tbsp red curry paste (depending on heat level)
1 tsp agave nectar
2-3 carrots, chopped
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1 cup sugar snap peas
Basil (Thai basil if you have)
Red chili flakes (optional depending on desired heat level)
1 cup cooked brown rice (barley or rice noodles would work well too)

In large non-stick skillet, saute carrots, onion, and bell peppers until soft. Add in coconut milk, curry paste, agave nectar, and basil. Let reduce then stir in seitan and sugar snap peas and let cook until heated through.

I bought a new brand of curry paste (Patak's) and am much happier with it. Definitely has more heat to it, and that's what I like. What's great about this recipe is that you can easily change out the veggies and even protein source. Another great flavor option would be to add in natural peanut butter.


  1. AnonymousMay 18, 2010

    Oooh, so jealous of your yummy homemade seitan!! Looks like you're putting it to good use!

  2. yum, I really shouldn't have read that blog post since I'm starving! only 5:20 PT in San Jose, and I'm starving (feels like 8:20!) ;-)

  3. I love the kick punch and crunch. I may do that one tomorrow! Sugar snap peas are one of my favorites, but I don't eat them often because my husband is hit or miss with them. Dinner looks delicious!

  4. AnonymousMay 18, 2010

    SO jealous of your run this AM! Mostly cuz my PM run was rained out. BOO! I did Imax 3 in your honor since you did that one recently, it was top of mind and all ;) Holy calves are on fire!

  5. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg You really must try making some!

    Jolene @ To Be Determined Oh that's always the bad thing about traveling to different time zones. Hope you had a snack at least!

    Sarena @ The Non-Dairy Queen I love the abs from KPC too! We both love sugar snap peas and just forget to buy them. You know how you have staples and tend to stick to those.

    Jessica @ EatDrinkBreatheSweat Oh no on the run. That sucks. Imax 3 is a goody though!!

  6. This dish is definitely up my alley. I wish I had the motivation to run that early, but for some reason I find that I have the most running energy mid-afternoon.

  7. i love this:
    I wish I could have gone for a second run just to be outside.
    and actually feel the same way most days about san dieg, good thing im going back :)

  8. AnonymousMay 18, 2010

    is paste better than spice? I don't do dairy but like curry spice that comes in a jar

  9. I must try seitan! Yours looks so good.

  10. I am glad your weather is improving. We are back in another 3 plus days of rain. Thursday we should get some sun and I will be hitting the pavement if we do.

    Nice looking stir fry! ;-)

    talk to you soon,

  11. I love the idea of seitan in a thai curry dish. This is a must try!

  12. That Thai dish sounds fantastic!! Thai food is one of my most favourite types of cuisine.

  13. I always think about how tough it must be to go home in the middle of the day and then leave again. I'm sure there are many things nice about it, but I would have a hard time going back to work.

  14. you should change it so your posts show up in readerrrr. i just clicked out to read this post and it took 10 years to load on my phone. so i hopped onto my laptop to whine ;)


  15. Krystina @ Organically Me I hear you on the morning workouts. I'm typically not a morning workout person at all! Some things are easier than others of course.

    Averie @ Loves Veggies and Yoga I wish the weather was always like that here. I know you're making the right move!!

    Katherine @ What About Summer The paste is a combination of various spices. You can get it in a variety of heat levels too and colors: yellow, green, and red.

    Megan @ The Oatmeal Diaries If I can make it, anyone can and it's so much cheaper than buying it!

    Sarah @ The Ordinary Vegetarian I think you'll really like this one. It's super easy too!

    Alicia @ Vegan Epicurean Gotta enjoy the weather when we can right?! We've got rain moving in tonight and through Friday. But nice over the weekend so I can handle that!

    Jolene @ Everyday Foodie Thanks so much for stopping by. I look forward to checking out your blog! I need to learn to make some real Thai!

    Tina @ Tina Bit of Faith Fitness and Fun Oh it's definitely not easy that's for sure. Some days are even harder than others - like when it's gorgeous!

    Janetha @ Meals & Moves I don't know how to fix the problem. No one else has mentioned that my posts don't show up :-( Maybe I need to pointedly ask?

  16. Wow good job on getting up so early for a run. That's dedication!

    Thai dishes are the bomb!

  17. AnonymousMay 19, 2010

    i love that you and jason run together! happy hump day!

  18. Ahhh sounds so beautiful being up and outside at that hour watching the sun rise! Mornings like that it is definitely worth it :)

    This dish sounds wonderful and I heard such great things about the Patak's brand!


  19. AnonymousMay 19, 2010

    I love starting my day with exercise. It's such a great way to make up. Your Thai looks AMAZING! I wish my husband liked more ethnic foods. If I make something Thai, it's usually for nights when he's out of town or for lunches.

  20. Chelsea @ The Healthy Munchkin It doesn't happen that often though I can assure you LOL!!

    Kalli @ Fit and Forty Something Running with Jason is one of the few reasons that I do actually enjoy running to be honest. I probably slow him down a ton too!

    Kris @ iheartwellness It was definitely a pleasant start to the morning. I was glad to have found Patak's actually. The other brand was soooo bland.

    Katie @ Up Fit Creek Thanks girl! This dish isn't overly "ethnic" tasting really. He may just like it???

  21. That definitely looks like an absolutely amazing dish!!


  22. AnonymousMay 19, 2010

    ahh can't wait until the days where I don't have to listen to my parents not letting me get up early to workout :[ jealous of your lifestyle haha.

    mmm thai tuesday sounds like a great tradition you have!

  23. Erica @ Fashion Meets Food Thanks so much! It was easy too so that makes it even better LOL

    The Rabbit Runner Oh girl, don't wish away your youth though! Enjoy it fully ;-)

  24. AnonymousMay 20, 2010

    man, i've never tried seitan before. i think it's time i tried it. i love tempeh and tofu. seitan seems to be the next step in vegetarian eating for me to try!

  25. this is so weird, i tried like 10 times to get into your site last nite to comment, and even restarted my machine, no go. now, i am here. weird :)

    anyway have a super day and sorry i am so late, i was trying yesterday :)

  26. Jessica @ Living in the Kitchen, Gym and Mall Definitely give it a shot. It has a completely different texture than tofu or tempeh.

    No worries! Averie @ Loves Veggies and Yoga


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