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Thursday, October 9, 2008

VeganMoFo Day 9 and Lettuce Wraps

Though today was a tad bit cooler than yesterday, I was still craving salads. Seeing that it is MoFo I wanted to have something a bit more interesting. What is fun about being vegan is veganizing recipes. I picked this recipe from an Eating Well newsletter. You can see the original recipe here. It was very easy to veganize as you can see. DH and I loved the "meet" filling. Oh, and just to let you know. It makes enough to feed an army. We will be eating lettuce wraps for the next few days. Granted that is not too much of a struggle since I had to tell myself, "Stop eating!" I am trying very hard to live by the rule to only eat when I am hungry and not because it tastes so good and trust me these taste really good. We had brown rice and yes a salad with it. I just couldn't help myself. :o)

Five Spice Seitan and Lettuce Wraps

1 cup cooked brown rice

1 teaspoons sesame oil

1 pound ground seitan

1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger

1 red bell pepper, finely diced

1 green onion, sliced

1 8-ounce can water chestnuts, rinsed and chopped

1/2 vegetable broth ( I use no chicken broth)

2tablespoons hoisin sauce

1 teaspoon five-spice powder

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

lettuce leaves for wrapping.

1/2 cup chopped or chives

1 large carrot, shredded

I use stainless steel cookware so I heat my pan, spray with cooking spray, and add the sesame oi. Once it is hot add our seitan and ginger. Cook until it reaches your desired doneness. Stir in the cooked rice, bell pepper, water chestnuts, broth, hoisin sauce, five-spice powder and salt; cook until heated through, about 1 minute. To serve, spoon portions of the turkey mixture into lettuce leaves, top with herbs and carrot and roll into wraps.

Enjoy and Happy MoFo


Jenni (aka Vegyogini) said...

You're right; it's so much fun to veganize! I veganize in my head all the time. :)

Amy said...

Oh YUM! I used to make something similar to this in my omni never occurred to me to use seitan. These sound even better than what I used to make though.

Lisa -- Cravin' Veggies said...

That looks fantastic! I love five-spice flavor. I think I'll be giving this a try!

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Hooray for veganizing delicious dishes!!

aTxVegn said...

I'm so hungry right now and this looks great.

Bethany said...

These look really yummy and simple to prepare. can't beat that combo.

River (Wing-It Vegan) said...

OMG that looks amazing! Awesome veganization skills! :)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I love the lettuce wraps from PF Changs, and now I reeeeaally want to make my own!

And thank you so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog. It really made me so happy!

alaina said...

i miss lettuce wraps! i haven't had any since going veg.