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

Seitan Stuffed Peppers With Pumpkin Seed/Cilantro Sauce

While watering the garden I was musing over the onion plants beginning to flower. I was noting the swollen hollow flower stalks and contemplating ways they could be put to use. Since I was planning to make a batch of seitan I thought, Why not use the hollow onion flower stalks to make little seitan … More Seitan Stuffed Peppers With Pumpkin Seed/Cilantro Sauce

Broccoli With Seitan, Shiitake Mushrooms & Spinach In A Tasty Sauce

Last night I was anticipating making a dish using the seitan I made recently and checked the refrigerator for other possible ingredients. I knew I wanted to include mushrooms but didn’t find any fresh ones. I did have some dried shiitake mushrooms so I put a handful in a bowl, poured hot water over them … More Broccoli With Seitan, Shiitake Mushrooms & Spinach In A Tasty Sauce


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

Chili Con Seitan

Now that I have seitan and cooked red kidney beans on hand in the refrigerator it’s a good time to make chili. I love a good bowl of chili, yet it is a dish I seldom get around to making. This is what went into today’s batch: onion – chopped garlic – minced green & … More Chili Con 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