After a recent stint of writer's block, I feel I have to finally force some words out. "It's a blog, not War and Peace," I'm reminding myself. I don't have to be as good as that bloke who wrote that big book but more importantly, I just need to get some practice in to be as good as my blogmate taueret. So I say to myself, "I just need to START something". [Note: I am not a person who normally talks to herself, I just like the way it looks when I write "I say to myself"...]
I do sometimes have a problem with getting things done. Like, tidying my house. I look around at all the mess and think "too hard", and promptly sit down and read a book instead. I know that the theory is to just break big things down into smaller chunks but I tend to get paralysed by the enormity of things like baskets of clothes and papers in piles everywhere. And empty boxes, what's with those? I seem to keep them in case I need them for something later...well, if I ever move again, at least I will have that juicer box to help me out. But I digress.
Our idea here was to blog about the foods we are making and therefore prove that it's not very difficult to be vegan after all. Of course, we'll blog about other stuff too.
So, in my first official entry to this journal, I want to talk about the stir fry I made last night.
It was delicious! I have not had much to do in the past with stir fries. I never really was confident so most things I made in my wok were dreadful. However, I have gotten renewed enthusiasm for trying new things and re-trying things so in the last few weeks my wok creations have been really quite amazing, considering all the past failures!
I cut up some veg - baby bok choy (I really love this stuff - its moisture just busts out when I chew it up), capsicum (my favourite food for the last 6 months or so, after HATING it my whole life - who would have thought?), a spring onion, broccolini, celery. Started the stir fry off with some crushed garlic and then added the veggies to the wok. After about 5 minutes I added magic SEITAN (which I had marinated for about 10 minutes in some light soy sauce). And some ketjap manis too, for good measure.
So, it ended up being a giant bowl of veggie and gluten goodness. I ate it all, pretty sure the calorie count was minimal, hooray!