At the beginning of the summer my husband made a career move. This has been the biggest blessing for our family and a major change in our lifestyle.
Prior to this change, each day, Tom faced a long commute, an hour or longer in traffic one-way. He was leaving the house before 6am and not getting home until after 7pm. We are sticklers for good quality sleep which means a strict 9pm bedtime. As you can imagine, our weekdays didn't leave us much time together.
We were committed to keeping our weekends sacred and were very protective of them. We did not over commit to outside obligations as anyone who is married knows, you can't have a strong relationship without spending quality time together.
Fast forward to today and I would have to say, we have had the best summer ever.
Tom is now working from a home office with travel as necessary. We get up and hit the gym together first thing in the morning. We take breaks throughout the day to go for short walks with the dog. And we sit down and have lunch together most days.
While this has been a happy adjustment for both of us, the questions of what to make to eat, comes up often. Even though our schedules are flexible we still like to throw lunch together in a flash and get back to work.
Our favorite meals are usually a stir fry of sorts and they come together fast. Pictured above is Tom's favorite, which is just a bag of frozen organic peppers and onions, diced chicken and then spiced up with my homemade fajita seasoning. We like to top it with avocado and some dairy-free sour cream.
Lately, I've kept a spice jar filled with my homemade fajita seasoning and just sprinkle it on (liberally) to taste — it goes good on ground beef, scrambled eggs, even steamed veggies.
The recipe makes a perfect 3 oz. which is great if you want to recycle an old spice jar or get a pretty one like this.
And just for kicks — check out the yucky! ingredients in this popular brand of fajita seasoning: corn starch, maltodextrin, salt, sugar, monosodium glutamate, spice, chili pepper. contains less than 2% of: partially hydrogenated soybean oil, citric acid, natural flavor, silicon
- 8 tsp. Chili Powder
- 4 tsp. Celtic Sea Salt
- 4 tsp. Paprika
- 2 tsp. Granulated Sweetener - for sugar-free I recommend Swerve or Birch Xylitol
- 2 tsp. Onion Powder
- 2 tsp. Ground Cumin
- 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
- Combine all ingredients.
- Store tightly covered in cool dry place.