I figure if I ever got bored with technology I could become a vegan cook. Perhaps open my own restaurant or something. I do like to try new recipes and then experiment with them further. Today was no exception. I’m a big fan of seitan, a faux meat made of gluten flour. The texture is actually quite surprising and it depends on how you “flavour” it that gives it more of a texture.
Yesterday I made Homemade Seitan. It was surprisingly easily, although the vital gluten flour is a bit expensive at $8/bag. A bag has about 2-3 seitan recipes in it so cheaper than the pre-boxed versions of seitan. And nothing says love like homemade, eh? 😉 Once that was ready I then used one sixth of the seitan in a Garlic Pepper Seitan recipe. I think I need a rice cooker because this would have been great over some long grain white rice (I know, bad for you). But it tasted great and none was left by the end of the evening.
I took (about a sixth of the original batch) more seitan today, sliced it relatively thin and then made grilled seitan, spicey mustard, tomato toasted sandwiches. YUMMY!! It’s amazing how great this tastes. I think next time, I’ll have K make one of her nummy salads and we can have salads and sandwiches for a lunch/dinner. 🙂 The nice thing about seitan is that it does keep for a while