x (quatre_vingts) wrote in vegancooking,
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on seitan and cooking equipment

I've never made seitan before, but after trying it and loving it at Chicago's Vegetarian Diner (and buying their cookbook), I want to make their recipe, which is the easiest one I've seen. It calls for 2 cups vital gluten flour, which I have, and 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, which I don't have, though my mom did just get me some unbleached flour. Will that be an okay substitute, since it's a small amount?

Also, I see food dehydrators and pressure cookers mentioned a fair bit in vegan recipes and in this community. Which lower-priced, good-quality ones would you recommend? And how about that Magic Bullet thingie? All we have is a blender for that sort of operation, which isn't a bad blender at all, but it's from 1982 and has to be attached to this big huge power base that's a hassle to lug out of the cluttered cabinet all the time.

EDIT: One more thing, I just bought some flaxseeds, which I'd prefer to use for their nutritional benefits rather than as an egg replacer. Should they only be used at certain temperatures and in certain recipes, like flaxseed oil, or can they be used in anything without the nutritional benefits being affected?
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