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Hi all,<br>
I'm starting a master's program at the end of July and I am trying now to transition to veganism so that I'm set by the time I start studies (also trying to start to lose some weight, but mostly trying to get into healthy habits so that I can continue once my studies start).<br><br>
I was searching for something to put in a scramble in the mornings, to get some good veggies and protein in so that it helped me focus during the day. I initially thought about tofu but I noticed in the health food store that I went to that they had packaged seitan that was higher in protein and lower in fat. So I bought some. It's pure seitan - i.e., no flavorings or spices or additives.<br><br>
I was a little nervous about trying it, since I wasn't sure how it would be. But this morning I put it in a scramble with veggies and spices and find it's quite nice. I know I've had seitan in other processed vegan products that I used to eat a while back (like vegan burgers and vegan hot dogs) but I've never had seitan "neto". I was surprised that it soaks up flavors like tofu and it has a nice texture that is very hearty. Definitely a filling breakfast!<br><br>
One thing I'm wondering, though. I know that you can make seitan and I'm thinking it might be worth it to me, since I'd prefer as little processed food as possible and it's probably going to be much cheaper to do that. Anyone know how you can make it?<br><br>
Tam
 

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Just type 'seitan recipe' into google - you will get loads! Seitan is easy to make, and it is much cheaper and more versatile when you make your own.<br><br>
The one I use mainly is <a href="http://www.vrg.org/recipes/vjseitan.htm" target="_blank">http://www.vrg.org/recipes/vjseitan.htm</a><br><br>
And this is the seitan recipe I have lined up to cook this week: <a href="http://soundlyvegan.com/2011/04/25/coconut-basil-satay/" target="_blank">http://soundlyvegan.com/2011/04/25/coconut-basil-satay/</a>
 

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this is Rabid Child's post on the how-to make seitan on her blog.....<a href="http://megatarian.blogspot.com/2008/03/seitan-how-to.html" target="_blank">http://megatarian.blogspot.com/2008/...an-how-to.html</a>
 

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Steamed seitan sausages were pretty much an internet meme awhile back. The texture is almost freakishly like meat sausage. My only complaint is they can turn out a bit dry.<br><br>
Here's Julie Hasson demonstrating making them: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wmNlHOfSrA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wmNlHOfSrA</a><br><br>
Here's a recipe from Vegan Dad: <a href="http://vegandad.blogspot.com/2008/03/homemade-sausages.html" target="_blank">http://vegandad.blogspot.com/2008/03...-sausages.html</a> (do NOT make 4 instead of 6 from a batch. They end up GINORMOUS!)<br><br>
The 2 sausage recipes in Isa Chandra Moskowitz' Vegan Brunch are slight modifications from Hasson's original recipe (and credited as such!)<br><br>
This is my favorite seitan thing to make (other than bread machine seitan <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> )
 
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