I’m going to make this as soon as I can find the flour. I’ve had Seitan before but never made my own. You can make so many wonderful recipes with it. I am going to make sweet and sour chicken tonight for dinner with some that I brought from the store. I will take pictures and post them.

Forbidden Rice Blog

Don’t be scared. What is this plate of spongy looking stuff?! Why is it on your food blog?! I know. It’s a little freaky looking. It’s seitan: a vegetarian “meat” product, made from the proteins (gluten) of wheat. I told Craig there’s no way I can photograph this stuff to make it look appetizing. I considered photographing fried seitan, or even a recipe containing it. But really I want to post this recipe, bare as it is, because the end product is so versatile. You can use it in various dishes, but the included recipe is just to create a basic batch of seitan; what you do with it is up to you.

When cooking meat at home became a non-option, I went crazy with trying numerous vegetarian “meat” alternatives: tofu, tempeh, beans, grains, seitan. I’ve always enjoyed tofu. I’ve learned to enjoy tempeh. Beans and grains are staples for…

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