While doing my vegetarian/vegan stint, people would ask the same question…”Where do you get your protein?” There is a common misconception that protein is only found in meat. But really there are plenty of sources to gain protein from besides meat: veggies, carbs, legumes, soy products, tempeh, and seitan. Yes, seitan (pronounced say-tan but I like to call it see-tin). What is seitan? Wheat Gluten. Seitan is available already made and shaped into fancy ‘wheat meat’ items. However, you can buy it in its most natural form, wheat gluten flour, and make your own wheat meat, seitan. It is a lot cheaper to and you can really adjust it according to your recipe.
Delicious Rating: Seitan turns out ugly when you cook it. For that reason I added the little comic instead of the photo, so as not to scare anyone off of this site! This is a really easy recipe for making seitan. I don’t think I can eat seitan by itself. The texture is too spongy and there is a aftertaste I don’t really care for. But when cooked with different food, like in a pot pie or barbecued (check out my BBQ Seitan Ribs) the taste is much better and provides plenty of protein. How do you like your seitan? Please let me know after the jump!
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