Make No Bones About It We're Vegan


Sunday, October 14, 2012

MoFo 13 Sundays With Seitan

Hi. It's me again, Seitan, from "Sundays With Seitan." I didn't mean to frighten you away with this video I mailed you last week. Quite frankly I think you've just been brainwashed by all the bad things you've heard about gluten. Why remember when bran was banned and spinach was contaminated, and even certain mushrooms were condemned. Why sure there are always food scares. Damned if I don't remember the botulism scare of 1862. I could have said goodbye to refrieds forever, but what's a bashed can or a bad bean every now in then when you've got all of eternity to fan those flames. Hey you. Over there. The girl with the teff, come back!


She isn't coming back, Mommy!

That's okay Zuul. That just means that there will be more food for you and Mommy. Bahahahaa. They are all scaredy cats. This is the last time I will try to seduce you all with my culinary charm.
NOT! Bahahaha.
 
Seitan and Roasted Eggplant Wraps with Lemon Cashew Sauce
Serves 4 hungry demons
 
1 eggplant peeled and sliced into rounds
canola spray
1 box Seitan strips
1 clove of garlic peeled and chopped small
sea salt
1 English cucumber peeled and diced
2 vine ripened tomatoes chopped
1 Kosher pickled diced
4 spinach wraps
 
Lemon Cashew Dressing
 
3/4 C raw cashews
3/4 C tahini
juice of one lemon
1 C water
1/2 tsp dill
1/2 tsp salt
1 clove garlic chopped
 
Spray skillet and cook seitan strips with 1 clove garlic according to package directions. Preheat oven to 400 degrees, line a cookie sheet with foil and spray. Place eggplant slices on cookie sheet and spray eggplant again with canola oil. Cook for about 12-15 minutes.
 
Meanwhile place cukes, tomatoes and pickles in bowl and make dressing.
 
Place cashews in bowl of food processor and process until crumbly. Add tahini, lemon and remainder of ingredients. Process until smooth. Salt and dill to taste. A little dressing can be tossed into the cuke mix or drizzled over the wrap.
 
Assemble the wrap:
 
Place wraps vertically on clean surface. Layer with seitan, eggplant, tomato mixture, and drizzle cashew dill dressing. Roll and slice in half.
 
 
 
 
You take the top wrap Zuul.
 
Please join us next time for Sundays with Seitan. Don't make me come up there and get you. Please don't make me leave the confines of my home. It's way too cold up there where you are and you know that we hardly ever have a cold day in hell. 
 
Ta ta. That's a wrap.



22 comments:

  1. Well, I am truly not a seitan worshiper now that I have seen the light of the gluten free life. I reject Seitan and all her wheatiness!

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  2. I am one of your cronies, Seitan! I love the wheat-life! (Cute video, GiGi - almost enough to scare me away...just not quite.)

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  3. Yes, I knew I could count on you VA, my wheat meat cronie. Bahahahaha!

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  4. though i eat a whole lotta wheat, seitan has not won me over yet.. but i love all things cashew creamy and tangy!

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    1. To be honest, I don't even eat that much wheat, and I've never been a huge seitan fan either, but these combos are converting me.
      Yes to all things, cashew and creamy, Richa!

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  5. I love wheat. I am actually afraid of gluten free foods - most times they have quinoa or amaranth! I am the chick allergic to gluten free stuff!

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    1. ha, Kendy! Weird ass allergies, I am allergic to weird stuff too. Like mangoes.

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  6. Hungry demon here to replace the Teff girl who ran away. What's the deal with gluten haters? I mean I get that some people have celiac or real insensitivities, but come on! Gluten is awesome. Bread is awesome, Seitan is awesome!!!

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    1. hahahahahaha, thank you carb queen.

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    1. :) haha, gluten it's the other wheat meat.

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  8. Zuul ain't getting the top wrap. It's MINE, ALL MINE!!!

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    1. Look at Zuul's face, You gonna take him on?
      Haha, well okay underneath it all he's a real puddy cat.

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  9. That picture of Zuul is so awesome! Such cuteness. <3

    Mike and I will join you for seitan anyday of the week. We're lucky in that gluten has never bothered us. I like the sound of that sauce and I'm not even a big fan of lemon!

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    1. Thank you, Molly. Zuul's daddy took that pic when Zuul was yawning.
      C'mon over. Replace the lemon a two T of apple cider vinegar, if you prefer.

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  10. I remember the first time I had wheat meat at a vegan place in Tucson and it was SOOO GOOD!! So you can't scare me! Love the blog, love the post!

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    1. Thanx for stopping by, Kirsten. Boo! Still not scared are you?
      Awww, thank you for your kind words.

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  11. I love seitan! I am most definitely in the ProGluten camp. I mean, obviously some people really can't eat it, but the rest of us... dig in! I am pretty much kookoo for seitan. In fact, I just made a giant batch the other night.

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    1. yes with all your delicous breads, I am glad you are on our side, Amey!

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  12. Seitan isn't something I eat all the time, but I definitely enjoy it! Guess I'm a gluten for punishment too! (That was my favorite line in your video.) That looks like a tasty wrap. Do you think Zuul would share? Hmm, doesn't look like it... :)

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    1. I don't either, but it has been fun to have for Sunday dinner.
      Tee hee :)
      He might share a little...um maybe not.

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