Now, onto happier things.
Blogger still won't let me upload pics, so you're stuck with the big ones...
The other day, Crystal blogged about seitan. It's funny, because the recipe she used was the very first recipe I used to make seitan and it was probably one of my favs. I admit that I'm not really a huge fan of seitan, but I do like to eat it now and then and my husband and younger son love it, so I make it weekly. I used pretty much the recipe she posted, but added 1/2 cup of soyflour as well (and more water). The broth I used was lipton onion soup mix because I have a bunch of it on hand. The recipe made 6 cutlets. I added sage, thyme, rosemary, tons of pepper and nutritional yeast to the hot broth when it was done and let the cutlets marinate for several days.
This morning I made a quick BBQ sauce and simmered them for 45 more minutes. Here they are cooling on a plate:
Then I coated them in flour and fried them in my cast iron (sprayed with cooking spray):
I turned one cutlet into a sandwich for my husband's lunch:
.. sorry for the blur.. I don't know what happened there.
My lunch was an arugula salad topped with a cutlet. The dressing is a homemade "ranch". I used silken tofu, vinegar, onion powder, fresh garlic, dried parsely and lots of pepper. It is a thin dressing, but I like it that way. I also added about 1 tsp of olive oil to it.