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Oven Fried Chicken Seitan, Garlicky Kale & Loaded Smashed Potatoes

Published July 14, 2011 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

Made this delicious meal for dinner last night. Seitan was my recipe (here) oven fried chicken recipe from Quick & Easy Vegan Comfort Food, Garlicky Kale adapted from Vegan with a Vengeance and Loaded Smashed Potatoes made by me on the fly.

I never make the same mashed potatoes twice, but here were the ingredients in them:

Many small russet potatoes, like 7 or 8? scrubbed, but skins on
2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced and a few thin slices of red onion in thin half moons sautéed in some olive oil
about 1/4 c. of earth balance, vegan butter
unsweetened almond milk
at least 1/2 c. of nutritional yeast, this really added the perfect flavor!
freshly ground sea salt & pepper
a little bit of Daiya cheddar
a tiny bit of Bacos! yah, they’re vegan!

As far as the kale goes, I sautéed about 5 cloves of thinly sliced garlic in some olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, added wet kale and tossed until it turned vibrant green. Then I added more splashes of water and covered it a few minutes to let it steam until  was wilted and the bitterness subsided.


Chickenesque Seitan

Published January 11, 2011 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

This was the seitan I came up with after reading countless recipes. It makes about 2 lbs.

Chickenesque Seitan

1 c. vital wheat gluten
1/2 c. chickpea/garbanzo flour
1 c. water

Cooking Broth:
6 c. water
1 vegan bouillon cube, chicken flavor or veggie
1/2 c. nutritional yeast
1/4 c. Braggs or soy sauce
2 tsp. onion powder
3 tsp. sage
1.5 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. oregano

(when made in my xtra large pot 7.5qt, extra 2c. water & bouillon cube.)


1. Mix wheat gluten and chickpea flour with the paddle attachment in a mixer, or with a fork in a mixing bowl. Slowly add in water, and dough ball will form. I used a stand mixer and just let it knead the dough for me while I finished getting the broth ready. This was probably about 10 minutes. If you’re kneading by hand, 5 minutes should suffice.

2. Time to shape those pieces! you can cut it up into bite-sized pieces, make cutlets, medallions, etc. It’s up to you. The rule of thumb here is that they will generally double in size, so choose wisely : )

3. Bring a medium pot full of all the broth ingredients up to a boil, and drop in seitan pieces. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let the seitan cool a bit before draining. If you’re not using it right away, you can keep it in the broth or drain it and put it in a tightly sealed container for the next day.

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