Now from a previous cooking day, I have a LOT of Seitan Chick'n leftover (different recipe from my previous Seitan attempt). It turned out really rubbery and I was ready to throw out the batch. But a fellow blogger saved the day! A Veg*n For Dinner had some tips on working with Seitan here that suggests some tips for saving batches of Seitan that don't turn out as planned.
So here is what I'm planning on making:
- 4 small/medium size pizzas
- 4 entrees of Seitan Chick'n Parmezan over wheat spaghetti
- 4 entrees of Seitan BBQ Chick'n with rice & mixed veggies
- 6 entrees of Seitan Roast Beef with mashed potatoes & mixed veggies
- 4 Seitan Roast Beef subs (Philly Cheesesteak Style)
- 10 Rice & Chick'n burritos
- And time permitting, TVP Burgers & Chick'n Pot Pie
Some items I already have in the pantry and for the rest Wookiepants has allotted $25-30. Surely you notice that the above doesn't contain a lot of veggies, but hopefully this can be improved in the future. I also wanted to create meals that would show my fellow dinner companions that Vegans really do eat tasty stuff--not just boiled potatoes and salad!
Luckily living near a Bulk Barn, this allows me to buy just the right amount of spices/flour needed and not get stuck with a whole jar of something. Spices that I'll buy are: Sage, Cayenne, Italian Seasoning, Vegan Beef Bullion, Soy Flour, Anise Seed, Red & Green Peppercorns, Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, Rice Flour, Tapioca Flour, Vegan Chick'n Soup Powder. Hopefully, and most likely, this will come to about $5-8.
That leaves me with about $30 for: 2 cubes Firm Silken Tofu, Tahini, 4 cans White Kidney Beans, Jalapenos, Black Olives, 3 Green/Red Peppers, 2 Sweet Onions, Lemons, Frozen Mixed Veggies, Potatoes, Fries, Mushrooms and Tortillas. Hopefully this will all fit in my budget, if not the Mushrooms will be first to go.
Tomorrow evening I'll post some photos and how everything went down. Also, I'm making a Seitan Roast for the first time, so will post how that turns out.