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I'm so excited! I made seitan for the first time tonight. The bf and I are big seitan fans, but at $6+ a pound, I decided to follow the very easy looking directions at <a href="http://www.veganlunchcast.com" target="_blank">www.veganlunchcast.com</a> and take a stab at making my own. And so, for about $2 in ingredients, I made a little over 2lbs of seitan!! (Weighed after eating a bit for testing purposes) I think the only change I would make in that recipe is slightly less lemon zest, and maybe garlic powder or pressed garlic instead of diced so it's better distributed. The recipe says that it will keep for about 5 days in the fridge, and while I have 2 seitany meals planned this week, we're not going to eat 2 lbs of seitan this week. When freezing homemade seitan, should I put it in broth? Or just freeze it dry, as it were?<br><br><br><br>
I hope my bf likes the homemade seitan as much as the store bought, because like this we could eat it more often and it'd be good and cheap!
 

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Hey that's neat. I think I'll give this a try too.<br><br><br><br>
Not sure about storing it. Most websites say to store it in the fridge in the stock you used to boil it, and one website hinted that you could freeze it too. Interested to read what other say on the subject.
 

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I just wanted to say congrats for having success with it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:">
 

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You can definitely freeze it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I always freeze mine. I freeze it dry, but I'm sure that it could be frozen in broth,as well (this would very likely help it keep longer, as it gets dry if you keep it frozen too long). If you're storing it in the fridge for any significant amount of time, be sure to keep it in broth or a marinade, or else it will really dry out.<br><br><br><br>
Enjoy!
 
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