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post #681 of 695

Seitan Experiment

My kids had been grumbling about wanting to go to Popeye's, so I followed the "faux chicken" seitan from La Dolce Vegan and battered it with the beer batter from another cookbook and fried it. It wound up looking and smelling like the "steakette fingers" we used to have for school lunches. It fulfilled that "junk food/fast food" craving I get sometimes, anyway. I'd like to try it in a stirfry next...I think it would be really good. Maybe some sort of "oven fried" situation, with some crushed corn flakes?

I made mashed potatoes and gravy, corn bread muffins, kale, and anasazi beans to go with it...a huge, heavy meal, but we will eat for 3 days off all that food, and my boys and husband were very satisfied.

I still can't believe I made my own seitan! I have been so intimidated about this process, for some reason, but I finally bought a bag of wheat gluten and FORCED myself to make it.

It was very easy and REALLY inexpensive...my $6 bag of wheat gluten makes the equivalent of $40 worth of White Wave Seitan. I did let the bread machine do the kneading.

So...if anyone has been on the fence about making their own seitan, I recommend giving it a try! Especially if you're married to a former omni who wants fried chicken.

Holly
post #682 of 695
Tonight is comfort food night, after a few rough days. we're having Pommes Boulangere (such a comfort food for me!), sauteed cauliflower, corn with lemon and thyme and a salad. We also have left over lentil soup so may heat a bit of that up too.
post #683 of 695
Last night was Marrakech Vegetable Curry from allrecipes.com. This was the first time I tried it, and it was sooooooo good!

Picture and longer review in my food blog (link in siggie).
post #684 of 695
Tonight we are having vegetarian chili, cornbread, and some rice and veggies. Maybe salad too. That sounds like a whole lotta food! Can you tell I was hungry when I planned this meal?
post #685 of 695
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Originally Posted by nicole lisa View Post
Tonight is comfort food night, after a few rough days. we're having Pommes Boulangere (such a comfort food for me!), sauteed cauliflower, corn with lemon and thyme and a salad. We also have left over lentil soup so may heat a bit of that up too.
I'd love to know what pommes boulangere is. If I remeber my high school french that means potato bakery?? Also I am always looking for cauliflower recipes. How do you do your sauteed cauliflower.

We are having baked potatoes w/ cheese & broccoli and big salads.
post #686 of 695
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Originally Posted by LankyLizards View Post
Tonight we are having vegetarian chili, cornbread, and some rice and veggies. Maybe salad too. That sounds like a whole lotta food! Can you tell I was hungry when I planned this meal?

Sounds yummy! I love cornbread.

We are having a vegan pot pie type dish from Vegetarian Slow Cooker, it's one of my favorite recipes from there, lots of chick peas and a soft biscuit type crust on top.
post #687 of 695
It all depends on whether I get to the store or not..
I'm hoping to make shepard's pie and a green salad with potato croutons.
Either that or the same salad with pasta with white beans, basil, and walnuts.
And if I don't get to the store, spicy tofu with bean thread noodles and frozen potstickers.
Yup, I'm pg and never know what I want until I want it, kwim?
post #688 of 695
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I'd love to know what pommes boulangere is. If I remeber my high school french that means potato bakery?? Also I am always looking for cauliflower recipes. How do you do your sauteed cauliflower.
Close! It's actually potatoes named after the baker's wife . They are so good and very creamy. Here's the recipe:

Pommes Boulangere

4-6 medium boiling potatoes (2 pounds), scrubbed and then thinly sliced crosswise (about 1/8" thick)
1 TBSP olive oil
2 medium onions, peeled and thinly sliced
3 cups veg stock (I use Imagine No-Chicken broth)
6-7 large cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
2 bay leaves
1 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp salt (I actually omit this because there's salt in the stock)
1/4 tsp ground pepper

Layer potatoes in large casserole/gratin dish (one with a lid).

Preheat oven to 400F.

Heat olive oil in large skillet and saute onions until soft. Add stock, garlic, bay leaves, thyme and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and pout over potatoes. mix potatoes and stock together carefully so onions are distributed between the potato layers.

Bake for 1 - 1 1/2 hours, until potatoes are soft and browned. set aside for 20 minutes and discard bay leaves before serving.

For sauteed cauliflower I just heat some oil in a pot and then add the cauliflower and dried rosemary, cover pot with lid and give it a shake every few seconds for a few minutes.


Tonight is tomato and spinach soup with salad and tomorrow night I'm making bean burgers.

A few nights ago I made a fettuccine alfredo using cashews and it was so good! Definitely adding that to the repertoire. I also made the chick pea pasta sauce from Vive le vegan a few weeks ago and it was a big hit.
post #689 of 695
After getting home from 1 soccer practice at 4:20 and having to leave for the next on at 5:30 we will be having pizza with nutrional yeast cheese and a salad!!!
Quick and easy-
I want to also agree with the home-making of seitan- so affordable and versatile if you can handle wheat and gluten...

peace all- happy dinner times-

Keeta- I have a Sylas T. too- his middle is Tristan and I use a Y in Sylas.....sounds so nice Sylas T
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Keeta- I have a Sylas T. too- his middle is Tristan and I use a Y in Sylas.....sounds so nice Sylas T
That's so funny!!! It does sound nice, we call him Silas T. all the time!
post #691 of 695
potato and leek patties with corn relish and a salad.
post #692 of 695
What are potato crutons??
post #693 of 695
Plantains with black beans and rice
post #694 of 695
This was such a fun thread so Im bumping it back up. I always got some great dinner ideas from here.....

Tonight is breakfast for dinner night. Eggs, toast, hashbrowns, and MorningStarFarms "sausage" patties.....its the only way I like breakfast, at night
post #695 of 695
There's actually a new one.

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=675031

Come join us over there!
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