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Spinning, Winning & Wrapping - Curried Tempeh Wraps

Windy Wednesday = Spin
It was sooooo pretty out today. My legs felt 100% after resting up yesterday (duh). I was itching for a run, but I wasn't itching to kill myself. The winds were freaking insane today. I was sitting in a meeting just watching the trees sway, swish, and bend and realized there was no way I was going to get out for a run. Call me a weenie if you will. Instead I hit up spin class. Now you can't call me a weenie for that one!

I have a hate/love relationship with spin. I really don't just love it. But...I kind of do. I guess I'm just terribly sadistic, because what I love about it is pushing myself to the edge. There is just something about thinking you can't spin any faster, but realizing you can. You really do have to dig deep, focus, overcome. Yes, I know, it's a spin bike indoors. But still.

Anyway, I had a really awesome workout. The track used kicked ass. Usually there are some major lulls where my heart rate tends to drop, um, not so today. Today I actually wanted to curse at the end of hills or sprints.

I remembered today that there are other badass workout other than running or weight lifting. Other workouts that give you that endorphin rush and sense of accomplishment. I don't have to run 9 miles or squat my weight for a workout to be exceptional. I've sort of forgotten that recently. When I do elliptical time, I don't think of it as a good workout really. I think of it as "meh." I'm there, I'm moving, but not loving it.

I used to LOVE step. But lately it's either running or lifting. I'm headed for another injury that way and I know it, so I really have to make a very conscious effort to do better with cross-training. As much as I don't want to do indoor workouts, perhaps spin and more kickboxing/boxing are in order.

Win Win
When I got home, I had this fantastic giveaway win package waiting for me. Love getting awesome packages!

I recently won Lindsay's (from Cotter Crunch) Love Grown Foods Granola Giveaway. I can't wait to dig into this granola. I love the wholesomeness of it. I can also share it with my sis since it's gluten-free. I also love that there's no added sugar. Thanks so much Lindsay and Love Grown Foods!

Wrapping It Up
Jason has been really busy at work and working later hours. This means that if I want dinner before 7pm, it really is all on me. I wasn't really excited to do any major cooking today to be honest. I wanted something on the easier side. Of course, I have a problem taking the easy route.

I am out of veggie burgers, I thought about stir-fry, I also started thinking about some type of curried something or other. But sandwiches also sounded good. So what does Heather do? Curried Tempeh Wraps of course.

Curried Tempeh Wraps
Ingredients:
1 package tempeh
1/2 package firm silken tofu (could also use vegan mayo or cashew cream)
1-2 tbsp red curry paste (depending on heat preference)
Agave nectar (to taste, approximately 2 tsp)
Spices to taste: parsley and garam masala 
1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
2 carrots, shredded

Directions:
Brown tempeh in skillet and transfer to mixing bowl.

In food processor, puree tofu with curry paste, agave and spices. 

Add tofu mixture to tempeh, peas, carrots and combine. Re-season if needed.

 

Serve in whole-wheat wrap. I also added in some shredded lettuce. This would also be good on a salad and would work really well for seitan and even chickpeas. I actually loved this. Jason wasn't nearly as keen on it for reasons he couldn't entirely pinpoint. I, however, will be making this again ;-)

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