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Vegan Kale & "Bacon" Frittata, Weights & Cookout

Brunch for Dinner
Last night we decided to go with Brunch for Dinner. I thought a vegan frittata sounded like the perfect lazy day dinner. I had some kale to be used and a new package of tempeh bacon, so I went with a Vegan Kale and "Bacon" Frittata.


Vegan Kale and "Bacon" Frittata
Ingredients:
1 package extra firm silken tofu
1-2 tbsp spicy mustard
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Splash of soy or almond milk
To taste: salt, pepper, basil oregano tomato spice blend, turmeric, nutritional yeast flakes (approximately 2 tbsp)
1/4 red bell pepper, diced
1/4 green bell pepper, diced
1/4 white onion, diced
4 slices tempeh bacon, diced
2-3 leaves of kale, chopped
To taste: salt, pepper
Daiya Vegan cheese (optional)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In food processor, puree tofu, mustard, vinegar, milk, and first set of spices until thick and creamy - almost like a mousse.

In non-stick, oven-safe skillet, saute remaining ingredients up to "cheese" until soft.

Once veggie mixture is done, pour in the tofu mixture and smooth out evenly. Top with the vegan cheese. Bake approximately 30 minutes or until begins to brown.
This turned out really well, though not the prettiest thing. Frittatas are hard to photograph (well for me at least). They never look particularly lovely. Anyway, the kale added a nice texture and the tempeh bacon gave it a smoky hint of flavor. Definitely a winning flavor and texture combo.

Gym vs Windy Run
While today was bright and sunny, it was cooler (low 60's) and super windy again. As much as I wanted to take my new shoes out for a test run, I really had no desire to fight the wind today. Instead, I met a friend at the gym for leg day.

It's so much fun having someone to join me in my insanity for an hour. We started with 15 minutes on the elliptical to warm up, then hit the legs. In addition to the supersets using weights, we did some plyo exercises at the end.

Squats - warm up set of 10

SS#1 - 3x10
Squats with low-end pulse
Stiff-legged deadlifts

SS#2 - 3x10
Plie squats with low-end pulse
Calf raises

SS#3 - 3x8
Walking lunges
Alternating side lunges

Box jumps - 16
Plie jacks - 16
Alternating scissor jumps - 16
Lateral hops - 16

We finished with another 5 minutes on the elliptical then stretched for a good 15 minutes. She was still smiling and talking to me after the workout so that's a good sign ;-)

Chores and Cookout
I got home and scarfed down lunch. Jason was doing some yard work. I helped a little bit by trimming up some hedges that were out of control and doing a little bit of weeding. I went in and started working on laundry while he washed my car. I also started to rearrange the spare bedroom. Moving furniture counts as a second workout right?

We really needed to hit up Target but ran out of time. Some friends are having an afternoon cookout. That trumps Target in my book. It's not quite the warm summery day she was hoping for, but at least it's sunny out.

I hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend!

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