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grilled seitan kebabs with a creole spiced coconut sauce

Grilled Seitan Kebabs with a Creole Coconut Sauce

  So I have kind of fallen in love with spice mixes recently… See my recipe for Sambar Masala Spice Mix. I love making that big jar of mixed herbs and spices and have it just waiting for me to easily transform a meal. I find it much more time efficient than measuring out the exact spices everytime you make a meal… This way you have a selection ready to go last minute if your in a hurry. As I am in Cape Verde where one of the main languages is Creole it seemed fitting to put together my own Creole recipe. As with the Sambar Masala recipe, after this seitan recipe, my favourite way to enjoy Creole Spice Mix is on oven baked potato wedges or roasted sweet potato. It also makes an awesome rice dish when you replace the spices in this Vegetable Paella with the Creole Spice Mix. For this recipe I used a Seitan I made from scratch, washing a plain flour dough to get to the gluten… It’s a pretty …

Stuffed Seitan Roast

And now for the main event of your Vegan Christmas Dinner. Just because it’s vegan it doesn’t mean it doesn’t taste amazing! This Stuffed Seitan Roast really brings all the other elements of this dinner together. Serve alongside Perfect Roasties, Sage Onion and Apricot Stuffing, Minted Apple Sauce, Red Wine Onion Gravy and mountains of lightly steamed and roasted vegetables. All the classics such as roasted parsnips, mashed sweet potatoes, braised cabbage, burnt broccoli, Brussel sprouts, roasted carrots etc. But don’t forget to save room for the Apple Crumble, or whatever other delicious vegan Christmas desserts you have waiting! Note:Β This roast can be made in the morning and left to cool before things get too hectic. Then just slice off the portions you need for dinner and reheat for 10 minutes until hot all the way through just before serving. This way it free’s up space in the oven and preparing the dinner can be more relaxed and less overwhelming! Have an awesome Christmas everyone, I hope you try out a few of these recipes! …

Homemade Simmered Seitan

Yesterday I posted a recipe for Seitan Tagine, so thought this would be the perfect follow up recipe. People are always asking me what seitan is, in UK it really doesn’t seem to be used as often as I see in other countries like USA or Australia, but it’s an ingredient I love to use, especially for people who are new to veganism, or miss the texture of meat. And it also always leaves me satisfyingly full after a meal. So what is seitan?? Seitan is also known as wheat gluten or wheat meat and is made from gluten protein from wheat. It was made and eaten by Zen Buddhists 1000 years ago, as well as in other parts of the world where wheat was a staple part of diet. You can make seitan the old fashioned way from plain wheat flour by making a dough and rinsing away the wheat starches with water…. the way I have to make it when I’m sailing in parts of the world where you can’t get hold of …