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I really want to try it, but the only kind I could find at Whole Foods had soy in it, which I can't have. Was I looking in the wrong section or is this typical? I'm fairly new to Whole Foods, and I was looking in the refrigerated case by the faux deli slices and tofu. I probably should have asked for help, but I was already spending more money than I liked. Any suggestions of where else to look next time? I just want plain seitan without any weird flavors or additives.<br><br>
Also, any recipes for preparing it? I've never used it before and I have no idea how to go about it.<br><br>
Thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Hail Seitan!<br><br>
I get mine at Whole Foods. I marinate it for an hour in homemade teriyaki with garlic and sesame seeds then toss it into stir-fry and eat it on steamed brown rice.
 

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There is a really basic recipe on the box of Arrowhead Mills vital wheat gluten. I started out with this since I am not a fan of the soy sauce flavored ones in the supermarkets.<br><br>
1 box vital wheat gluten<br>
2 cups water<br><br>
Add vital wheat gluten to water in mixing bowl...stir, then knead until thoroughly mixed and elastic (about 5 min.) Form dough into a 2 1/2 inch roll and let rest 5 minutes while preparing broth or stock of choice.<br>
Heat broth on medium flame. Cut the seitan into equal pieces about 1/2 inch thick. Place seitan in the broth, bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cover pot and cook for one hour. Remove and serve immediately or leave seitan in the broth and cool. Place in containers and refrigerate.<br><br>
I usually add nutritional yeast to the seitan when I first mix it, along with salt/pepper. I do not like a lot of spices. I change the flavor by the broth I simmer it in.<br>
This is probably as basic as you're going to get. You should try it and then if you like it, you can make it again and try adding some other flavorings, if you like. Be creative! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I believe most supermarkets carry it in their natural/health food section. At least the ones near me do.<br>
And thanks for asking about seitan...I have been craving it for weeks and was too lazy to make it. Finding the recipe for you gave me the motivation to make some...it was easy and now I have yummy food for the week! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I'm glad it benefited both of us! I've been hearing so much about the wonders of seitan...I figure it's about time for me to get on it. I want to try marinating them for nice bulky sandwiches <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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