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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Stir-fry and Korean Style Seitan

After therapy I was hurting and just down in the dumps. I am tired of this "game". Anyway what does one do when they are depressed? Cook, what else. I was not sure what to make and supplies are low so it was time to clean out the fridge. "STIR-FRY" of course! While the spaghetti noodles were cooking I did a quick stir-fry of celery, green onions, carrots, bean sprouts, peas, and broccoli. My sauce was a creation of hoisen, tamari, garlic, and agave nectar. Turned out to be a very satisfying lunch.

Here is a batch of seitan I made up for meals later this week. I ground up 2, half pound packages, which are now in the freezer to be used later and sliced up another half a pound to be used for tonight's dinner. I used the seitan recipe from Joanne Stepaniak's book, "Dinner for Two".

Korean style seitan. I made a marinade out of tamari, rice vinegar, rice wine vinegar, brown sugar, ground ginger, and green onions. Then I put the sliced seitan in to marinate for about an hour. Once most of the meal was cooked I gave the seitan a quick fry in a nonstick pan along with the leftover sauce. To accompany our Korean style seitan we had wild rice, steamed broccoli, green beans, cauliflower, and some fresh pineapple and kiwi. The family really enjoyed dinner tonight.


Harmonia said...

Saw you on Dreena's blog! Neat place you have here! I'm over at: incase you would like to drop by

Kate said...

Cooking is always therapeutic.

urban vegan said...

That is simply beautiful.

Harmonia said...

I need some Seitan making tips! These look great!

Sheree' said...

Harmonia- Thanks for stopping by. The tips I can give are just try to make it and the other is keep the seitan thin. It seems like the thicker it is the chewier or rubbery it gets.

Kate - I agree with you. Cooking just seems to lift my spirits.

Urban- Thank you for your kind words.

Dori said...

Looks good - I have been hankering seitan again since i used up the last batch, but right now I am making a huge pot of baked beans so it'll be a few more days.