I also made around 4 lbs of seitan, based on the recipe from Real Foods Daily. I omitted the oil and used bean cooking liquid instead. I have 1.5 lbs of it marinating in some jerk marinade. I will either bake it or grill it later on for dinner, depending on how lazy I am. Grilling is much messier, but would probably taste better. I promise to take a pic of that. I will be serving it with green beans, brown rice, sweet potatoes and a pineapple-habanero relish. I used 1 tbsp of sesame oil in the Jerk marinade.
I've been trying to bake lower calorie bread/buns for myself. It's a challenge to do so with whole grains, but I think I've found a winner. I have morphed several recipes and come up with this one. I've also used sprouted wheat instead of the oats with great success.
I make a sponge out of 2 cups of white whole wheat flour, 2 cups water and 1 tbsp yeast.. I let it sit overnight, then use 2 cups of freshly ground whole wheat flour, 1/4 cup vital wheat gluten and 1/2 cup oats or sprout wheat, 1 tsp kosher salt and hand knead for 10 minutes, let rest, covered until doubled, fold down (I read somewhere that punching a dough is actually not as effective as folding it over on top of each other), let rise again for 1 hour, then I pat it out into a large sheet pan, like I was making a thick foccacia, and cut into 18 squares.. then cover the squares and let rise again and bake at 350 for 25 minutes. It sounds long and drawn out, but it really is simple. I like making them and they only contain around 100 calories per "bun".
I also marinated some tempeh in Braggs, liquid smoke, garlic, pepper and ginger and baked it until it absorbed the marinade (I also used a cup or two of water, so it wouldn't be too salty. I cut an 8 oz portion of tempeh in half, then cut them in half, lengthwise. The tempeh pieces fit perfectly on my little buns, and 2 oz of tempeh seems like a lot when you cut it this way.
Here's my breakfast sandwich, consisting of the tempeh, homemade sprouts, homemade vegan mayo, ketchup, mustard, onions and tomato. 300 calories.
I am going to commit to blogging here at least 3 times a week. I miss it.
I have made some changes to my personal business website and I would love some feedback if you all wouldn't mind looking.