April 3rd, 2008

Vegan Ribz

I made this recipe last night :

Recipe courtesy of:
fat free vegan kitchen

Barbecued Seitan Ribz

1 cup vital wheat gluten
2 teaspoons smoked Spanish paprika
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons tahini or other nut butter
1 teaspoon Liquid Smoke
1 tablespoon soy sauce
about 1 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce

Preheat the oven to 350 and lightly spray an 8x8 baking dish with canola oil. Mix the first 5 ingredients together in a large bowl. Mix the water with the nut butter, Liquid Smoke, and soy sauce and add it to the dry ingredients. Stir to mix well and then knead lightly in the bowl for a couple of minutes.

Put the dough into the baking dish and flatten it so that it evenly fills the pan. Take a sharp knife and cut it into 8 strips; then turn the pan and cut those strips in half to form 16 pieces.

Put it in the oven and bake for 25 minutes. While it's cooking prepare your grill.

Remove it from the oven and carefully re-cut each strip, going over each cut to make sure that the ribz will pull apart easily later. Generously brush the top with barbecue sauce. Take it to the grill and invert the whole baking dish onto the grill (or use a large spatula to lift the seitan out, placing it sauce-side down on the grill). Brush the top of the seitan with more sauce.

Watch it closely to make sure that it doesn't burn. When sufficiently brown on one side, turn over and cook the other side, adding more sauce, if necessary. When done, remove to a platter and cut or pull apart the individual ribs to serve.

ok with that background has anyone ever made these? They were good but i was hoping for more flavor in the seitan. Would you try marinating the seitan in some sort of mixture first over night? would you add some different ingredients? also has anyone tried to freeze seitan? does it work? how is the texture?  i was wondering if i could make some of these up and freeze them...then thaw and baste with bbq sauce then grill. Any help would be appriciated!


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What are your favorite baked goodies?

So we have a staff meeting every Monday at my job. I just started working Mondays there and they always have lunch ordered in for it. Because everyone is always so interested in my vegan diet, I decided to show them it's really not scary, or hard, to be vegan.

I baked a batch of Veganomicon's Fudgy Wudgy Blueberry Brownies (but I subbed seedless black raspberry fruit for the blueberries) and got RAVE reviews. I was told to BRING MORE BAKED GOODS.

So I've decided I want to wow them every week. I know what MY favorites are but what are YOUR favorite baked goods? Pies probably aren't terribly practical for me but cookies, brownies, cookie bars, cakes, muffins, cupcakes...etc!

Even if you just list the ones you love out of a particular cookbook (I've seen the posts for VCTOTW, though, so don't feel you have to repeat them).

I need lots of ideas!
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