CATEGORY: Seitan
Sweet-and-Sour Seitan and Vegetables

Sweet-and-Sour Seitan and Vegetables

This stew's quality lies in its sweetness, thanks to its canned pineapple and bell peppers.
Homemade Seitan Barbecue Ribs and Sweet Corn with Baby Beets and Basil

Homemade Seitan Barbecue Ribs and Sweet Corn with Baby Beets and Basil

I admit, I approached the recipe for "Homemade Seitan Barbecue Ribs," from recipezaar.com, as a type of "science experiment": combine certain available ingredients and see what happens!

Vegetarian Goulash

I did not grow up with the word “goulash,” but I am indeed drawn into the warmth of its promises. A good stew is a good stew, and it’s been a while since I’ve used seitan, which is a high-protein wheat gluten that has a “meatier” texture than tofu, but none of the fermentation of...
Vegetarian Sweet and Sour Meatballs and Spinach-Quinoa Salad with Cherries and Almonds

Vegetarian Sweet and Sour Meatballs and Spinach-Quinoa Salad with Cherries and Almonds

I first explored vegetarianism when I was a 17-year-old with a new agenda (now I’m a 45+ year-old omnivore). Back then, it seemed like much of the vegetarian diet focus was on “meat substitutes,” like tofu hot dogs, seitan hamburgers, and chili made out of textured vegetable protein. When I saw the recipe for “Vegetarian...
Vietnamese "Beef"-Noodle Soup and Broccoli Pancakes

Vietnamese “Beef”-Noodle Soup and Broccoli Pancakes

The “Vietnamese “Beef”-Noodle Soup,” from Nava Atlas’ Vegetarian Soups for All Seasons (recipe below), intrigued me with its use of seitan, which is wheat gluten, processed as a “meat substitute.” I wanted to know if this long ingredient list would produce a “beefy” flavor -- perhaps the elusive umami taste quality? Well, I did get...