Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Stew of Seitan! (a halloween post)

What have I been cooking up in my cauldron?

"Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg, and howlet's wing,--
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble."

Nope--I kept it vegan today. I've been cooking up a Stew of Seitan. I borrowed the recipe for homemade seitan from Urban Vegan. If you haven't had a chance to check out her page, give it a gander! She's a very talented vegan cook.

They puffed up!

After making the seitan, I saved some for sandwiches, but decided to make a stew with the majority. I consulted Robin Robertson's Cookbook, "Vegan Planet" and chose to do a slight adaptation of Belgian Style Seitan Stew with Dark Beer. (she has a blog, too--that link goes to her recipe) Beer? Yes, please!

...and what good would stew be without the ubiquitous loaf of sourdough?

I don't know who created this, but it was my favorite YouTube of the day.


buffalodick said...

Double me up on the sour dough, I'll pass on the fake meat today...:)

snowelf said...

I love sourdough too. Actually I'm not a big meat eater, so I'd totally go for this. And no microwave required. ;)
(mine just broke)


tommie said...

Look at you in your sourdough many loaves did you try before you perfected it??

I think this my be my next bread. You truly do.

TavoLini said...

Buffalo--all the sourdough and butter you can want :)

Snow--It was pretty good--of course, with the whole "boil the seitan for an hour" part, this isn't a really quick recipe. I didn't have a microwave for keeps you creative!

Tommie--Girl, it STILL isn't perfect. I'm kind of a lackadaisical perfectionist. I keep telling myself its zen (but I get totally annoyed and send the imperfect loaves to work with Tavo)

The Blonde Duck said...

I thought seitan was a funny play on words. I didn't know it was a real food! Duh!

Darius T. Williams said...

that final product looks great!


Urban Vegan said...

That looks great! And this reminds me, in this cold weather, a stew would be marvy. Glad you liked my recipe. It's easy, no?

That bread looks so good. And the photo of it in the oven just connotes the most comforting sense of warmth!

Michelle Ann said...

This looks yummy. I have never eaten seitan...I will definitely have to try it out.

TavoLini said...

Blonde--yeah, I had never heard of it either until fairly recently

Darius--Thanks! It was pretty tasty. The real test will be today, after a night of letting the flavors marry.

UV--That recipe is super easy! I've always put off making seitan, but it was a breeze.

Michelle--I like it. I'm looking forward to making a bbq sandwich with it!

Maggie said...

The stew sounds great! Ive been trying to cook with beer more lately.

TavoLini said...

Maggie--cooking with beer is always a good thing :)

Anonymous said...

That is the creepiest video i ever see!! haha

doggybloggy said...

look at you go.....