I have actually been cooking a lot, but haven't taken many pics. How many pics of big batch cooking and burgers/baked tofu and other things can one post on a blog without it becoming ridiculous? I will be posting more tomorrow though, as I have another day off!
As I said, I have been cooking. I made some tofu based herbed 'feta' spread, which was perfect to use in this delicious little package. Marinara, baby arugula and the lemony feta were perfect compliments to this chicken style super thin seitan cutlet. Quickly browned in my cast iron, it was a filling and satifsying lunch. Not pictured was some basil/white bean sauce that I drizzled over the top. I have 3 cups of the basil sauce set aside for a hot pasta meal later in the week.
I also made black soybean and sunflower burgers yesterday. Those are in the freezer for the week. I also baked a bunch of tofu for sandwiches. Now, onto the bread. I made a huge batch of dough today out of white whole wheat flour. I turned half of it into this loaf and a cinnamon bread loaf that is still waiting to be baked. I will take pics of that one tomorrow. At Patty, (my boss at Cafe Indigo) makes some amazing cinnamon bread. We actually use it for our French Toast in our Sunday Brunch. It is to die for. I decided on making a healthier version. I'm not sure how she makes hers, but I know it's with white flour and there is sugar and probably earth balance in there. I used the white whole wheat flour, smart balance light and sucanat. We are going to have it for breakfast tomorrow (and maybe I'll even make french toast out of it).. so you'll get the pics then.
The rest of the dough is in the fridge and freezer for pizza and calzones later in the week.
It is what it is. Nothing fancy. I just wanted to have some around to eat with soup. I made split pea soup out of the seitan cooking broth below. No pic of the soup.seitan cutlets
I'm marinating a bunch of these to goto a BBQ tomorrow.
seitan 'turkey' breast
I have definitely perfected it. So good. This is what we serve at Cafe Indigo.
I'll be back soon. I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend and I just want to say Thank You, to all that have served our country. For those of you who selflessly give your all, and have died and been injured. Regardless of how I feel about the war, and those who created it. Our troops are heros in my opinion.