eek…i’m doing a very bad job of posting every day as was the original plan-  eliza and i gotta get it together! lately i feel like i’ve been more busy these last few weeks than i am during the school year, and it’s still summer! i’m sooo not ready to get back into the whole academic mindset yet, so thank god there’s till nearly a month more of freedom. i feel like every day, no matter if it’s filled only with mundane errand-running and work, needs to be savored at this point, cause i know that despite how busy i feel now, in a month i’m really going to be missing these long summer days.

anyway, onto the point of this post. one of my very favorite things about summer is the fact that i actually have time to cook dinner each night. last semester, after being at school and work from 8-5 every single day, coming home and making a good dinner was an unbearable thought, especially when i knew i had a good 3 hours of homework waiting for me. but lets not think unpleasant thoughts- it is still summer! i eat a lot of mexican food, especially when it’s hot out, but this is better than my standard, weeknight burritos that i usually make. i just served it with some brown rice, but it’d be extra good if you had some guacamole and chips to go along with it. try it!

oh, and on a side note, does anyone have any suggestions for good, quick, semi homemade dinners that might be handy for the aforementioned school nights in the near future? (yuck.) i’m trying to plan ahead here…and quick, easy meals are not my specialty.

Spicy Mexican Scramble

adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod

1 bag of Morningstar or boca soy crumbles

1 red bell pepper

1 chopped onion

2 cloves of garlic

olive oil

paprika

cumin

chili powder (i just threw in as many spices as i wanted, i didn’t measure)

cayenne (optional, if you’d like it a tad spicier.)

Saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil, then add the frozen soy grounds and sliced bell pepper. Cook until the onion are clear, and the soy grounds are chewy and slightly browned. Scoop into flour tortillas, and top with grated cheese, chopped tomatoes, chopped avocado, salsa, sour cream, and any other toppings you like.

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