Oh, vital wheat gluten, how I love thee....for with you I can turn this, La Dolce Vegan's chicken style seitan
into this, crispy orange seitan with broccoli. (told ya I'd make this again soon) This time I tried my favorite seitan preparation, the chicken version, over the beef. I just like the overall flavor of it and honestly? I don't think that chicken version tastes any more like chicken than the beef version tastes like beef. I get that they're really just variations, but this one is a winner with me every time.
And while I'm waiting for my 'chicken style' seitan to boil away, I can bake this seitan (from the ppk forums), as has been all the rage (and rightfully so) amongst my fellow vegan bloggers
and turn it into this
Great stuff! we nibbled on it a bit while dinner was cooking and are looking forward to using it this week for a variety of new, sure to be easy and tasty meals.
As for the devilish dessert, my sweet tooth has been in overdrive lately and no amount of fruit has been able to squelch it (i blame the icky weather). So, with LDV already sitting out on the counter, a quick scan for a specific ingredient led to this quick concoctionWhatever could be inside this puffy pouch of phyllo???? What ingredient was I hoping to use up?The yummiest, if not the prettiest, of fillings....ripe BANANAS!, organic raw crunchy peanut butter, and Sunspire chocolate chips, all baked to ooh-y gooey perfection. I think she calls it a Peanut Butter Banana Strudel. We just called it the easiest slice of heaven ever to come out of our oven in 12 minutes. yum!