Earlier in the day, I made 'Seitan'. It was a mini-adventure.
I followed the directions completely. I had to get some groceries to start the process. Central Indiana shopping - I went to our regular grocery store and got the lemon, more vegetable broth. No Vital Wheat Gluten flour, No Yeast. So I drove all the way to the other side of the twin towns (about 6 miles, so really can't complain) to Target and only found the flour. So back to this side of town to our Organic grocery store and found the yeast there. An hour later - I started on the Seitan. And 2 hours later, I had it made!
When I was at Urbana-Champaign, a favorite meal was the Pad-Thai at the YMCA. She added Seitan to her Tofu Pad Thai. I fell in love with the texture and the taste then. I have not been able to find anything quite like that anywhere. I hope that what I made today will be close.
I have put it away and plan to make an Indian dish with it tomorrow for dinner. As the week starts, dinners will be quick meals!
For dinner, I made a paella. Here is the recipe - Paella
It turned out really really good. I did not have marinated Tofu. So, this morning I marinated the tofu myself - with some Frank's Red Hot sauce, some brown sugar and sauce from a can of Chipotle Chillis in Adobo sauce! V needed a little extra spice in his dish and added some hot sauce to his portion. I like crunch in my food and instead of chips, I added some slivered almonds. I also added some cilantro because I like the taste of cilantro too. V thinks he is getting spoiled by my being Vegan!!
Dessert was a piece of Trader Joe's dark chocolate. Yumm!!