Saturday, September 22, 2007

Best Setian I've Ever Had, EVER!

When I first made this meal I was uber excited. Throw together Celine's broccoli pesto. Check. Defrost Kris's garlic rolls from Damn Tasty... and my own homemade red sauce. Check. Nuke a Spaghetti Squash. Check. Dinner was served. It was delicious, filling, but lacked something....Oh! That's right! Protein!

Lucky for me, my latest purchases from veganessentials.com was waiting for me to bust open the box. I'd forgot that I'd thought to try this.
Yup, seitan! From a CAN! The reviews from fellow vegans couldn't be that wrong, right? RIGHT!

I love to make my own seitan but find, often that I rely heavily on great recipes to kind of mask that wheat gluteny taste that is always present. This stuff from Cedar Lake has little sodium (for something from a can, anyway), few ingredients, gives for or five servings of protein punch per can, and man oh MAN does it taste good! I just lightly breaded it and browned in some grapeseed oil and I'll be darned if that stuff didn't resemble pork chops of my youth...you know, minus the pork. hehe. I've already placed another order for a couple more cans and one of the lighter, thinner brothed version.

13 comments:

Celine said...

seitan from a can? this is insane. I love it! :D

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

beautiful. that sauce really pops!

Johanna3 said...

thanks for the review!

the food did look very good.

aTxVegn said...

Isn't Celine's broccoli pesto great? You put together a great dinner.

VeggieGirl said...

mmm, between Celine's broccoli pesto, the spaghetti squash, your sauce, and the seitan (in a can? how intriguing!), this meal looks PERFECT!! deeeelish :0)

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Wow, that sounds crazy!

Judy said...

Every now and then a packaged or canned food will impress the hell out of me. Glad to see I am not the only one!

Melody Polakow said...

Looks awesome!

I am soo NOT a fan of seitan.. everything but my turkey breast has that taste to it.. who knew that canned seitan was the way to go?

I'm very interested in the broccoli pesto.

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

I'm wary of canned seitan, but this meal looks perfect, especially since I have a ton of spaghetti squash cooked and waiting in the freezer..

Vegan_Noodle said...

Hmmm, maybe I should give canned seitan a try! Your dinner looks so delicious!

VegMomma said...

That looks great! I'm too lazy to make seitan regularly, but my husband loves it, so perhaps I'll have to look into the canned variety... Hmmm. Thanks for the review!

Funky Smith said...

How did you get the patties to look so lovely? I bought the Seitan in a can; I love it! I used bread crumbs and olive oil. I guess I should use canola oil? Please do tell!

Johanna3 said...

i made this seitan chops with a few more ingredients, i will post them as soon as i return from Florida.