December 29th, 2009

Gluten Free Seitan

being a celiac, I can't have seitan. However, with my mad google skills [aka searching 'gluten free seitan'] I found a recipe celiacs can have :]

http://www.asparagusthin.com/2008/11/gluten-free-gluten.html

Gluten Free Seitan AKA The Non-Wheat Meat
½ bean flour
½ rice flour
¼ tapioca starch
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 tsp salt
Paprika
Cumin
Pepper
Dehydrated onions

1/3 cup water or stock
¼ cup. Ketchup or tomato paste
2 tbsp dairy free margarine
2 tbsp Braggs

If you freeze your flours, make sure they all come to room temperature before you begin. Stir together the flours, starch, and yeast with spices. Make the usual well and add the margarine, ketchup or tomato paste, water or stock and Braggs. Stir to combine. You should begin to obtain a pie dough like state. If it feels too dry then add a bit more water.

Preheat your oven to 350.

Knead for 2 to 3 minutes then let it rest for 5. Shape as desired - roll, flat, etc. and cover with oiled or nonstick tin foil. Bake for 15 to 30 minutes. If a crisp exterior is desired, remove the dough from the oven early and finish baking uncovered.
Let cool and savor the pleasure of seitan - sort of - once again!
myprettyback2012

Mayo Clinic Diet

I'm wanting to do the Mayo Clinic Diet for 7 days (the real Mayo Diet, not the fad one). What should I eat as my main source of protein? (I'm not vegan, but I don't eat eggs or fish.) The Mayo Diet calls for proteins and fats such as in fish (which I don't eat). Normally my proteins come from nuts, oils, certain veggies, and veggie-meat... but the proteins in vegetables won't count, because the vegetable only counts as the vegetable in the Mayo Diet.

Help?