Saturday, April 30, 2011

Making seitan is way easier than I thought!

Anyone that lives in Manitoba knows that today was a miserable day.  The sun never came out, it rained and rained (and in some cases snowed) all day long.  Not the way that I like to say goodbye to April, especially considering that we haven't spent much time inside all week!  We've gotten used to the nice weather and now..   BAM..  All of that is besides the point though, today we needed exactly this kind of meal.  A seitan "meat and potato" stew, some garlic rolls, and a crisp green salad.  It really hit the spot!  I made the seitan from Veganomicon (thanks for the suggesting Heather!) and got the stew recipe from the Vegetarian Family Cookbook.  Please excuse the photo quality as my battery died right after the first (not in focus shot) and I didn't have time to recharge it (we were hungry!!!).

Seitan Stew

 1 chopped onion
3 cloves of minced garlic
5 diced potatoes
3 sliced carrots
4 cups vegetable broth
1 lb seitan, cubed
1 tsp italian seasonings
1 tsp sage
salt and pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

*In a stock pot, saute onion and onion until soft.
*Add potatoes, carrots, broth, and seasonings (except parsley) and simmer for 25-30 minutes.
*In a frying pan, saute seitan until browned on each side
*Mash stew several times and then stir in seitan. 
*Cook for 5 more minutes and then top with parsley.

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