Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Seitan Baked Fajitas


I made seitan and this time it turned out good. Last time I tried boiling it and DH wouldn't even eat more then one bit. It was nasty. This time I baked it and the texture was much better.

I used this recipe: http://vegweb.com/recipes/yummiest-seitan-ever making a few modifications. I used less soy sauce and think I will cut it back even more next time.

What is seitan? It is a meat substitute you can make or buy. It uses gluten flour to give it its chew factor. 

First I sliced the seiten into strips.


Then I sliced some green peppers and onions.


Chopped a fresh tomato.


I sauteed the peppers and onions in a skillet.


Once they were cooked down, I added the tomato and seitan.


The tomato helped make the mixture saucy.


Added a handful of fresh cilantro and a teaspoon homemade taco seasoning mix.


I pre-heated the oven to 350 degrees and rolled the fajita mixture into whole wheat tortillas. I baked them for 15 minutes until crispy on the outside. Then served the with guacamole, salsa and another pinch of cilantro.







Baked Fajitas

1 or 2 pieces of seitan
Green pepper
Onion
1 tomato, chopped


Fresh cilantro
Taco Seasoning
Tortillas
Toppings you like: sour cream, guacamole, salsa, etc.
Slice the seiten into strips.
Slice some green peppers and onions into strips.
Saute the peppers and onions in a skillet. Once they are cooked down, add the tomato and seitan.
Add a handful of fresh cilantro and a teaspoon taco seasoning mix.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and roll the fajita mixture into tortillas. Bake them for 15 minutes until crispy on the outside.
Serve with guacamole, salsa and any other toppings you like.


Pizza Re-Make

I am so lucky to be married to a man who knows how to cook. Not only that, he knows food. DH made this pizza for us. He was inspired by this fantastic pizza joint down the street. 

This pizza has:
A pesto base, mozzarella cheese, roasted chicken, spinach, tomato, caramelized onion and a BBQ drizzle to finish it off.



It was utterly delicious and hopefully we'll be having this again soon!