Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Spin & Spicy White Chili with Tempeh

Biceps & Spin
Today was wet, gray, flat out dreary. I joked that I was going to have to swim across the street to the gym to hit up spin. Thank goodness for rainboots. Though, Jason didn't seem to think that rainboots paired well with running shorts and my long-sleeved t-shirt that I wore out of the gym. Men.... ;-)

Before class, I was able to get in biceps. I did a giant set of 3 x (6, 8, 8)

Dumbbell curls
Hammer curls
Incline curls

Spin class was a goody today. Definitely put me in a better mood despite the gray skies I was staring out at. I have a feeling that tomorrow my legs will be feeling today. I am hoping to maybe get out for a run tomorrow depending on what happens with the weather. Otherwise, maybe leg day. I am seriously missing running though.

Chili & Nail Polish
I really wasn't sure what I wanted to make or even felt like eating for dinner. It was just so nasty out. Soup sort of sounded good. Jason was wanting the Spicy White Chili.

I really just wanted to sit on my butt and paint my ratty fingernails. I ordered myself early birthday gifts from Sephora the other day. Really it was anti-aging stuff and some new nail polish - appropriately named "Never Enough Shoes." It was made just for me I'm certain.

Anyway, lucky for us, no one really delivers to our house (lucky in that forces us to cook in, which is both cheaper and healthier). Unlucky for us, it means we must get into the kitchen and actually make something.

I ended up starting the Spicy White Chili. I was out of seitan so I used tempeh instead this time. Then I sat and painted my nails while the chili simmered. So it was sort of the best of both worlds: cooking and pampering myself at the same time.
 
I topped with Daiya Vegan Cheese and served with whole-wheat crackers. Love to crumble them into the chili for added texture. This turned out excellent. I think I might like the tempeh better. But it's a toss up. Both are great in my mind.

Daily To-Enjoy List:
  • Spin 
  • Painting my nails
  • Movie