Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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
Ingredients:
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)

Directions:
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.