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Entrees Lunch & Dinner

Vegan Stroganoff with Mushrooms and Seitan

About a decade ago, I came across a recipe for vegan stroganoff with tahini. Despite having no vegan sour cream in it, the sauce was great. Time passed, and I haven’t been able to locate it. And honestly, at this point, all I can recall is that it had tahini and cornstarch in it! Inspired, […]

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Seitan Steak Sandwich

This seitan steak sandwich recipe is delicious. It’s the perfect vegan sandwich for crushing hunger, because it’s just that hearty. And it’s really easy to make! A few things… ・You can use store bought or homemade seitan in this recipe. If you’re making your own seitan, it takes over an hour to prepare. Plan ahead. […]

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Vegan Sauerkraut Goulash

Segedinský Guláš is a pork and sauerkraut stew that’s popular in Central Europe, especially in Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Inspired by this dish, this vegan sauerkraut goulash recipe is savory, creamy and sour in all the right ways. Vegan goulash with sauerkraut and seitan seasoned with paprika? Yes please! I love how the […]

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Easy Homemade Seitan

This is one easy homemade seitan recipe with vital wheat gluten, red miso and more. You mix some seitan ingredients in a bowl and then, you simmer it in a pot. You slice it up, and incorporate it into your favorite recipes. I tend to use this vegan meat recipe in place of beef. Some […]

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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner

Cowboy Skillet Pie

This vegan shepherd’s pie recipe combines mashed potatoes, cowboy beans, and seitan. It balances them all into one savory, slightly sweet, and very hearty meal. Perfect for a grown Paul Newman (à la Butch Cassidy), cowboy, or really anyone that is looking for a deeply satisfying, delicious vegan cowboy skillet pie. It takes time to […]

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Slow Cooker Seitan Stew

As cooler months approach, I get more and more excited to breakout my slow cooker for vegan stew. Not only is it easy to use, but after a few hours of simmering, you have a dish saturated in deliciousness. And this slow cooker seitan stew recipe is a phenomenal example of how things can go […]

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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner

Slow Cooker Vegan Chile Verde

When I bought the ingredients for this recipe, the cashier at the grocery store commented, “Now, that’s what I call the right ratio of chiles to tomatillos.” I told him, “If you’re gonna do it, then do it.” He probably didn’t realize that I was going to cook up a recipe for vegan chile verde […]

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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner

Slow Cooker Vegan Ropa Vieja

This recipe is inspired by the Cuban national dish, ropa vieja.  The English translation of ropa vieja is “old clothes”, because the shredded beef and vegetables look like rags.  This slow cooker vegan ropa vieja recipe uses thin sliced seitan, shredded jackfruit, dry white wine, peppers, red onion, crushed tomatoes, green olives, and savory herbs […]

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Slow Cooker Vegan Italian Beef

This easy slow cooker vegan Italian beef recipe combines shredded young jackfruit and thinly sliced seitan with a super savory au jus loaded with red miso, reduced sodium soy sauce, onions, garlic, and Italian herbs and spices. Slow cooked in a crock pot for hours, it makes such a delicious filling for vegan Italian beef […]

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Soups

Seitan and Wheat Berry Chili

This vegan wheat berry chili recipe is easy, tasty and hearty. Wheat berries and seitan amp up the chili’s texture and bring additional protein and fiber. It’s one delicious, satisfying meal! A few notes.. ・Use store bought or make seitan from scratch ・Plan to make the wheat berries for the recipe ahead of time.  They […]

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Gluten Free Soups

Vegan Pozole Rojo

Years back, I had a bowl of vegan pozole rojo at a restaurant in Santa Cruz, California.  And while it was not a bad bowl of soup, it felt like it could be a better bowl of soup.  Since that time, I’ve thought about it on and off. And today, felt like the day to […]

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Seitan Beef Stew

Whether you buy it or make your own, seitan is a great source of vegan protein.  One serving can boast up to 21 grams of protein!  Cost effective, versatile, and possessing a nice chewy texture, seitan is one of my favorite vegan proteins to cook with. Fry it, roast it, braise it, or bake it, […]

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Grilled Seitan Sandwich with Kale Walnut Pesto and Apples

About a year ago, I went through a bread baking phase.  Bread is surprisingly easy to make, even the most complicated variety.  During that time, I made a lot of sourdough.  It was not the best sourdough I’ve ever had, but it was good.  Living close to so many bakeries on the US’s west coast, […]

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Slow Cooker Seitan Goulash

This vegan seitan goulash recipe is loaded with vegetables and a savory broth full of sweet Hungarian paprika, smoked paprika and caraway seeds. It’s easy to make, smells amazing while it cooks, and has a taste to match. If you use red miso, taste it when it’s done cooking. It might need a little soy […]