Friday, September 26, 2008

Seitan for everyone!

Crispy Seitan Wraps w. Chipotle Mayo, Mesclun and Sprouts

Besides cutting sugar out of my diet for 30 days I'm also trying to eat 3 meals a day. My days usually just consist of snacking and that just isn't healthy for me. I now try to sit down with Reno during her lunch with a lunch of my own which is actually a lot of fun and I feel better for the rest of the day until dinner.

Above is my new favorite lunch. A whole wheat wrap smeared with chipotle mayo, mesclun, sprouts and some crisped up seitan strips. It's light, satisfying and damn tasty. I've been eating them so much that I made a version of the wrap on a ciabatta roll instead and snuck it in my bag for a free Mets game this past Tuesday. While Peter was muching away on his sausage and peppers I was eating delicious vegan food at a baseball game, you don't hear of that happening too often even though I had to bring it in myself.

Sauteed Seitan w. String beans

Ms. Re LOVES seitan!! Thank goodness. If she didn't I would seriously think that my real baby was switch in the hospital. She likes it lightly sauteed with some cut up string beans.


She likes to eat the seitan first. Then the string beans of which she hides some of them for later in the side of her chair.


donesmoking said...

that wrap looks so so good.
just curious, if you make your own seitan, which way do you make it (boil, steam,bake)?

Amey said...

cute baby picture!

my boyfriend recently told me that he's "not that crazy" about seitan. Crud! I could eat it all the time. mmm. Your dishes look delicious!

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Precious Reno!! :0)

On ANTM, I like the vegan contestant, haha ;0)

Destiny's Kitchen said...

So cute!

JENNA said...

evestirs....I now almost exclusively make my seitan into cutlets and bake them in the oven covered with broth. So they are baked and boiled at once...I guess?

amey..If Peter told me he's "not that crazy" about seitan that would be grounds for divorce!

veggiegirl...I'm warming up to the vegan contestant more and more each week. I think I really like her makeover.

destiny...thanks! I think she's cute too.

Tami said...

Wow, that seitan in the wrap looks incredible!

Seitan + chipotle = instant love

allularpunk said...

that's so cool that your baby loves seitan! doesn't everyone? mm. your wrap looks so frigging good.

n/a said...

Such great photos!! Your seitan looks delicious and Reno is adorable.

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