Saturday, May 29

Praise Seitan!

Seitan is my favorite veggie meaty stuff. Both vegetarians and hardcore meat eaters love its savory taste and chewy, meaty texture. You can use it thinly sliced in sandwiches, like the picture above (that sandwich can totally stack up to anything from Moochies. It's THAT good.) or cut into bite-sized pieces and fried or grilled. It's just a super easy, super cheap alternative to meat.

Baked Seitan

2 cups of Vital Wheat Gluten
2 Tbsp. flour
1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast
1 1/2 cup of cold water
1/2 cup of soy sauce
1 Tbsp. ketchup
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tsp. garlic powder
1 Tsp. onion powder

Pre-heat oven to 350. Mix items. Roll dough into a big log, wrap in parchment paper and cook for about an hour.



  1. I once got my boyfriend to try it, he extremely picky and an avid meat eater, and he thought it was meat. I should try cooking with it more often. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Do you have to add oil?

  3. This was such an easy and incredibly satisfying recipe, thank you! The only modification I made was to add a few more spices (it was thanksgiving) and I poured a bit of vegetable broth on top immediately after baking to give it a bit of extra juice!

  4. Do you need oil and do you have to use 1/2 cup soy sauce?

    1. I haven't made this exact recipe, but I imagine that it would be very dry and bland without the oil and soy sauce. That being said, experiment! Try making a half batch without any oil and see how it turns out. You could also try replacing the soy sauce with a really good vegetable broth (make sure it's well seasoned and has lots of flavor), which would make up the liquid needed for the recipe, but with less sodium.