changing lives since 2003 (ms_pooka) wrote,
changing lives since 2003


we had barbecued seitan sandwiches last night. i had marinated the slices for a day in a mix of 365 brand steak sauce mixed with tomato paste, lime juice, garlic, apple cider vinegar, and a dash of mustard. it wasn't too bad. oliver even ate some.

i had one more portion of it to knock off and decided to make tacos, since i just happened to have a packet of simply organic's taco seasoning. then i realized i didn't have what appeared to be a pound. i shredded what was left (what a pain in the ass) and sauteed it in a mixture of coconut and canola oils with a little less than half a sliced purple onion, a thousand pounds of diced garlic, and some thinly sliced and flash boiled baby carrots. to make up a little more bulk, in went a can of organic pinto beans. and it's pretty good to boot.

i need to do a cost analysis of the homemade seitan. that meager two cups of vital wheat gluten plus the liquids added to it blew up into this gigantic monster that has stretched into four meals now. the beauty of it is you can experiment with the seasonings that actually go into making the seitan itself and one website tells me it's a nearly complete protein with more protein per serving than tofu (without those pesky phytoestrogens) and provides some b vitamins and iron (which will keep the baby from going retarded).

what a shame darren was diagnosed with a gluten allergy last xmas eve. no seitan stroganoff for him.
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