It’s easy being vegan ’cause it feels better to eat seitan (say-tan) than steak. Vegans often jokingly pronounce it like satan. Don’t be alarmed. There is nothing evil about this vegan meat.
Seitan, also called wheat meat, is made with wheat gluten. It’s easy to make and with a texture like meat, it works well as a substitute. Use seitan from the recipe below as a substitute for beef. You can slice it or grind it up in a food processor. Grill, bake or eat it chilled. I like it on wraps and sandwiches.
11 oz. vital wheat gluten flour
1 cup water
1/4 cup soy sauce or Bragg Liquid Aminos
1 Tbsp smoked Paprika
1/2 Tbsp Cumin
1/2 Tbsp Garlic Powder
1/2 Tbsp Onion Powder
1/2 Tbsp Black Pepper
Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Then add liquids and work into a uniform dough. Add more water as needed to combine ingredients completely. Simmer in flavored vegetable stock for about 1 hour. (Kind of looks like a brain when cooking. Not so appetizing but it tastes yummy!) Cool in pot with broth before refrigerating. Store the seitan in some of the broth to keep tender.
Will last about 7 days stored in the frig.
The seitan wrap above is made with a sprouted tortilla, red pepper humus, spinach, seitan, grape tomatoes, diced white onion, kalamata olives and sunflower seeds then topped with Annie’s Lite Goddess dressing.
Cow photo is from SASHA Farm. Visiting a farm animal sanctuary is a real treat. Take a day to volunteer and get up close and personal with the animals. Animals are cool. Help them.