Did You Know?

Did you know??
Although using avocados and bananas are all the buzz now to get soft and shiny hair, all it will get you is a messy kitchen and bathroom. These products are great to help your hair for one day, but the proteins in them are way too big for your hair to absorb. And unless you are going to use them each day (yikes!), then you should head to a beauty supply store and check out some Vegan products that use "hydrolyzed" proteins - proteins from avocados and bananas that actually are small enough to help your hair.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Chicken Style Seitan

Ahh, The Seitan Verses















When we first went vegan, we were skeptical of seitan. I, for one, was much happier buying Gardein faux meats and pretending seitan didn't exist, until I realised that most of the faux meats I was buying were essentially seitan! And whether you pronounce it "satan" or "sey-taan" or even "see-tin", this recipe is pretty much to die for if you are looking for a quick chicken substitute. My tastebuds were on the market for a good chicken-y potpie a few weeks ago, and this definitely filled the void.

Broth:

2 1/2 cups water
1/4 c nutritional yeast
2 tbsps soy sauce
2 tsp poultry seasoning
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion salt
1/2 tsp tumeric
3 tbsps canola oil
1 tsp lemon juice

Whisk in all ingredients in order into a large saucepan. Heat on medium for about 10 minutes and then turn heat to low once it starts to boil.

While your broth is cooking, make the seitan cutlets:

1/2 c vital wheat gluten (available at your local health food store)
1/4 c chickpea flour
1/2 c water
3 tbsps cooked broth (above)

Combine the wheat gluten and chickpea flour in a large bowl. Add in the water and broth, and knead dough with your hand until set. Then separate into four or five cutlets, and add to the broth.

Cover the pot and simmer for about 35-40 minutes on low heat, until cutlets are firm.

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