Sunday, July 13, 2008

The big easy

Jason is out of town, so I've been looking for new and different ways to eat all the leftovers in the fridge by myself.

It looked like a wasteland in there -- little bits of things, but nothing individually substantial enough for dinner. I was about to give up and go out for sushi instead.

Then I eyed the black-eyed peas, brown rice, seitan and fresh spinach ... and TA-DA! Cajun stir-fry.

Cajun stirfry

First I sauteed some diced onion and minced garlic in some veggie broth, then added chunks of seitan. I threw in the black-eyed peas and brown rice with about half a can of diced tomatoes, as well as a few pinches of a cajun spice mixture, and let that simmer for a couple minutes. Finally I added a fistful of fresh spinach and stir-fried everything until the leaves wilted.

Dinner was on the table in less than 10 minutes. I'm not even kidding. It was really delicious too.

I wish my boyfriend would leave more often!


Anonymous said...

I love the nights when I just get to cook for myself. I feel so much less pressure and really just have fun (or I take a break and have a bowl of cereal!).

Congrats on the innovative Cajun Stir Fry. It looks delish!

Dave Sennerud said...


Thanks for your kind comments on my blog about Athens vegan/vegetarian stuff (VegginOut). I hope you have a good time on your visit to the alma mater. Be aware that some places do shut down for renovations/vacations in August, but there still should be a few good ones open for you to try.


Chris Crook said...

Hey Mags, remember the buffalo burger in bee-yew-tee-full Bevery Ohio?

Still veggie, too cheesy for vegan.

jessy said...

delicious! i love black-eyed peas! and what a great way to use up your leftovers! yay!

i love when my spouse goes out of town - 'cause it means i get to enjoy all the things i love that he abhors (brussel sprouts, beets, lima beans, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, and kale! ahahahaha!)!


Mihl said...

Oh what awesome leftover food! I adore back eyed peas.