Nourishing the mind, body, and soul along the vegan highway.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Evolution of my First Seitan Roast

I love this time of year. I love fresh fruit. Here is a pretty picture of my breakfast. Fresh strawberries, organic fresh blueberries, and fresh pineapple. All of them were so sweet. They just sweetened up my morning!

Here is my first Seitan Roast ready to be put in the crock pot. I got the recipe from Ellen's Kitchen. We think it needs quite a bit more seasoning to eat on its own, but the texture is great. But look below for our dinners so far. Oh, by the way this is a very easy recipe and it cooks in the crockpot.

Ready to begin is cooking in the crockpot. Boy that garlic looks like little biddy eyes looking at you.

Here is my seitan "roast" fresh out of the crock pot. That is garlic on top, not creepy eyes looking at you. :o)

Our "roast" sliced and ready for the dinner table. It looks so pretty. Scary, I told my husband, it looks so real.

I was in the middle of cooking dinner when we got a long distance call from my father-in-law. He is a great man. Anyway I spent so much time talking to him before I passed the phone to DH, that the veggies got a little, lets say "WELL DONE". Thank goodness they were forgiving when I added some tamari, garlic, and some toasted almonds. Also pictured is our sliced seitan "roast" with gravy, baked Yukon Gold potato, cherry tomatoes, and the disaster "hemp biscuits". I got that recipe from, but the taste of these is very bland. They are more like a cracker than a biscuit.

This roast is so versatile. Here we cut it up in little pieces and cooked it with some rice and vegan gravy. My favorite was the sauteed zucchini, fresh spinach, and green onions. Look how yummy green they are. The organic grape tomatoes we get are sweet as sugar. :o)


aTxVegn said...

Seitan in the crockpot is a wonderful idea! That is a fabulous meal with veggies and potatoes and gravy. I love grape tomatoes too. I eat them like candy. I'm going to try the zucchini and spinach - sounds terrific.

I just posted a bread recipe I think you'll love. I kept thinking about you while I ate so much of it!

Dori said...

Your roast looks superior. I have had potato hankerings and it is the seaosn for a multitude and variety of greens (my favorite!). I am looking forward to tomatoes soon, all we still have here is the greenhouse grown ones .... yuck.

Monika K said...

I've been reading your blog for a while and just wanted to say how much I enjoy your posts. Cheers!

Judy said...

That roast does look real!

I have over cooked many things due to phone least you could still salvage the veggies.

Anonymous said...

A seitan roast in the crockpot ! what a wonderful idea ! And I just got a brand new crock pot :))

I haven't visited blogs in a while so I'm very impressed with all the recipes you have given out ! I want to try the breads and the black bean burgers too :))
Thanks !

KleoPatra said...

Sheree, lovin' your seitan roast!! Super cool. i think i smelled it up Mission Gorge Road!!! :o) The fruit is stunning. That is a great combo, both beautiful and healthy!

Can i just say how cool it was to read that you call your father-in-law "a great man." That is so nice to read... Family love is the best.

MeloMeals said...

It looks awesome!

That fruit looks so good. I want some right now!

Kate said...

Looks like the seitan came out really good, very "real" looking.

Anonymous said...

You're roast looks great! I'll have to try to make some. All the sides look amazing too. yum. Time for me to go make some food.

Also...I'll have to see if my fur friend, Pandora likes avocado. I would not be surprised. She eats almost anything.


Kumudha said...

I liked seitan when I had it in a restaurant in Long Beach, CA.

I'm not able to find seitan in supermarkets...

Do you know where seitan is available in detroit area?

Anonymous said...

looks so good!