Posted Friday, January 21, 2011 at 10:24 AM
I've never tried seitan in my life, even though I've heard of it and have been an on and off vegan for a few years now. I'm currently residing in Israel right now where they have a wonderful whole foods market and, on the whole, have products that contain a lot less sodium and sugar than most American products. I was browsing the soy section and came upon some packaged seitan which is, according to the package, BBQ flavored. BBQ in Israel is not like BBQ in the States - i.e., the sugar factor is much lower . The ingredients seem minimally processed and there is no added oil or other fats. So I bought it.
I'm not quite sure what to do with it. The package says it's ready to eat, but I have this thing about eating soy products "naked" like that. Even with tofu, I can't just put some uncooked tofu into a salad - I have to cook it first . I'm thinking that I'll take a slice or two of the seitan, heat it up in the microwave, let it cool, and then chop it into cubes to add to my salad this evening. Since it's already flavored, it should hopefully had some nice flavor to the salad and also give a boost of protein.
We'll see how it goes...