For the last two night for dinner I have had this. It was so good and I didn't feel guilty one bit have to nice size bowls of it. Spaghetti squash with veggie crumble marinara. Yummy! Last night I went to make a batch and since I had left over squash to eaten. I went to the freeze and could not locate the veggie crumble. I was frantic and could not locate any. After first I thought I was going to have to resort to something else when a thought came in to my mind: why don't I use the TVP I have in the cabinet. (Textured vegetable Protein) It work out great and I actually like it better than the crumble I bought from the store so I think I am going to use this more often.
To make the marinara:
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup veggie "sausage style" crumble
1 Tb Italian seasoning
1 glove of garlic
1 cup crushed tomatoes
1 Tb balsamic vinegar
heat oil in pan and saute garlic, Italian seasoning and crumble or about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes and balsamic vinegar and cook an additional minute or so.
Yummy! I have also used this on top of polenta as I am sure you could put it on top of any whole wheat pasta.
Now that I think about it I may used this TVP to make some kind of sloppy Joe. Sounds good!!
As you can see by my post title, Pondering I have had a lot of stuff on my mind and not sure what road or step I want to make. First: Haven't quite decided what my eating "style' is going to be. I am hoping to up the protein grams but haven't quite figured out how I want to do that at this point. But like my dear friend Gale has said that is what is so great about maintenance you have an opportunity to pick it and there is a lot of different ways to do it. So I am keeping that in my mind as I experiment.
Two: Have thought about changing trainers. This one is a very heart wrenching for me and I am having a great deal of difficult with it. I did go over to another gym yesterday and talked with the owner/trainer. The gym is a hardcore gym and much different than the one I currently train at. I have heard and now am experiencing first hand how clients are committed and dedicated to their trainers. But I must ask the hard question and although I believe I know the answer it does not make it any easier. I have a free session scheduled at the other gym on Friday and I will just take it one step at a time. I believe I am at edge of bring my body to an all time high but am I willing to take the next step? I have so many time in the past so why is this any different?