This delicious seitan dish was created by Dilip Barman, head of the Triangle Vegetarian Society in North Carolina, and host of the largest annual vegan Thanksgiving feast in the USA with over 800 attendees. For more information, see www.trianglevegsociety.org and www.dilipdinner.blogspot.com. Photographs by Linda Long from Virgin Vegan: The Meatless Guide to Pleasing Your Palate by Linda Long, reprint permission by Gibbs Smith Publisher, 2013.
When you’re in the mood for tasty Asian-style fare, this seitan stir-fry, embellished with broccoli, peppers, and wide noodles comes together quickly. Serve with spring rolls (from the natural foods store freezer) and a simple coleslaw with a sesame-ginger dressing. Read More→Print This Post
I’ve always wanted a luscious, reliable (and of course, easy) jerk seitan recipe, like the one served by my family’s favorite Hudson Valley restaurant, Luna 61 in Tivoli, New York. But all the recipes I’ve found rely on lengthy lists of spices, Scotch Bonnet peppers, and substantial time for marinating the seitan. After a couple of attempts to follow authentic-style recipes, with so-so results, I decided to throw authenticity to the wind, and go for the flavors that I craved. This recipe may not be the genuine article, but its bold flavors never disappoint.Print This Post
If you want to dress seitan up just a bit, sautéing it until crisp in a golden cornmeal crust does the job nicely.Print This Post
I adore Paris. When I need to assuage my longing for this lovely city, I serve my family assiettes (referring to a generous platter of a number of components), like those typically served in the city’s vegetarian restaurants. The menus of these restaurants are not as extensive or innovative as those in the U.S. or Britain, but they do offer delicious, fresh food prepared with French flair. Seitan is a common offering. This one is an amalgam of seitan dishes I enjoyed at Le Potager du Marais near the Georges Pompidou Center, and Les Cinq Saveurs D’Ananda in the Latin Quarter. For tips on creating Parisian-style assiettes, see the sidebar, following.Print This Post
Here is a kinder, gentler version of gyros, the Greek meat-on-a-pita classic. Seitan makes a superb stand-in, and the shortcut creamy cucumber dressing gives the entire enterprise a refreshing zip. For heartier appetites, a serving would be 2 gyros; one is filling enough for moderate appetites or when other dishes are to be served. Read More→Print This Post
Here’s a high-protein skillet of tofu and seitan, enveloped in either of two savory vegan graveies of your choice: Easy Mushroom Gravy or Sage Gravy. Read More→Print This Post
Seitan is a traditional Asian food made from high-protein wheat gluten. in Chinese cookery, it is often used as a very convincing meat analog. Peppersteak is a perfect menu for this “beefy” food. Read More→Print This Post