Gluten Strips

For breakfast this morning we tried a recently purchased commercial product marketed as a “Vegan Substitute For Pork Bacon.” It was a far cry from a similar product we actually like quite well, but it was okay. I figured I could create something at least as good. By lunch time I had come up with … More Gluten Strips

Gluten Steaks

It is always somewhat of an experiment anytime I make a seitan or gluten dish. I’m always striving to improve on the flavor and texture, not that it wasn’t delicious the last time or the time before. My experience with seitan goes way back to childhood when I was sometimes tasked with washing the dough … More Gluten Steaks


I recently used up all the seitan that was in the freezer so it was time to make some more. I used to make it the old fashioned way from scratch making a dough from flour, soaking the dough, then kneading and washing the starch out of it before boiling it in a flavorful broth. … More Seitan

Homemade Seitan

My sympathies go out to all who suffer from Celiac (Coeliac) disease. I think it is wonderful that awareness of the condition has increased and that gluten free products are now widely available to make life easier for those with sensitivities to wheat and wheat products. On the other hand I think gluten has, in some cases, … More Homemade Seitan

Homemade Seitan

When I woke up early this morning I decided to make seitan. I hadn’t made that in a long time and wanted to explore different ways of using it in dishes. Seitan, also known as wheat meat or gluten, is an alternative to meat that is similar in texture and, prepared properly, can be quite … More Homemade Seitan